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U.S. Rep. Randy Weber holds a sizable fundraising lead over the four other people that have said they plan to challenge him for his Congressional seat in the 2018.

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Initial assessments in Galveston County have not found widespread road damage from Hurricane Harvey, but problems caused by the extreme flooding could appear later, engineers and city officials familiar with major floods said.

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A deadline for people who were harmed by Hurricane Harvey to apply for low-interest disaster recovery loans is approaching.

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Crews this week began renovations of a complex that will house people fleeing domestic violence, three years after the proposed project became a source of contention among residents of a nearby neighborhood who cited safety issues and fears about property values.

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Currently, October, 2017 is on track to become the warmest October since observations began in 1871, possibly surpassing October, 2006 and last October as the first or second warmest ever.

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Several of the state’s insurance associations are upset after comments by the newly appointed “recovery czar” about how agents have been handling Hurricane Harvey claims.

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Texas law gives several protections to apartment renters whose homes were flooded in Hurricane Harvey, but many landlords for the first time are using special provisions to make residents leave on short notice, legal experts said.

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Even now, weeks after Hurricane Harvey stalled over southeast Texas dropping historical amounts of rain and causing unprecedented flooding, the full extent of the damage has not been fully realized. Galveston County officials estimate 20,000 homes were flooded, many very severely. As many as…

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Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster is one of four area hospitals that will pay $8.6 million as part of a settlement in a lawsuit over claims they received illegal kickbacks from ambulance companies for lucrative Medicaid and Medicare-funded transports, according to the U.S. Distri…

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A complex weather pattern involving weak disturbances tracking west across the Gulf, an influx of deep moisture, high pressure to our east and persistent low pressure to our south will contribute to a good chance of rain through early Wednesday.

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Several Galveston County school districts have changed the start and end times of the school day in response to a recent study that concluded teenagers need more sleep to improve academic performance, their health and their moods.

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A weak cold front should slide through Galveston County late Thursday into Friday. There will be a slight chance of rain along and ahead of the front, but it appears as though most of the rain over the next 2-3 days will remain west of Southeast Texas.

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A program that offers payments to Hurricane Harvey victims who stay in hotels while looking for longer-term housing options has been extended.

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Four weeks after Hurricane Harvey badly flooded areas of the county, more than 17 day care centers remain temporarily closed, leaving parents looking for alternatives or waiting for their children’s schools to reopen.

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As more days pass from when Hurricane Harvey made landfall, residents around Galveston County are finding themselves in different stages of their personal recovery. Some are already working on repairing homes and interrupted lives.

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The Salvation Army of Galveston County is operating solo relief efforts after pulling out of a partnership with local entities and the American Red Cross, officials said.

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Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath, in a letter released Sept. 12, said he was working on a plan to financially help districts facing a decline in student population or property values because of Hurricane Harvey.

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Most business leaders and experts agree that Hurricane Harvey will cause an economic downturn in the short term, partly offset by recovery and rebuilding.

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An estimated 20,000 homes in Galveston County were flooded during Hurricane Harvey, scattering families and children to hotels, shelters and temporary housing in the county and elsewhere.

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A group of philanthropic organizations has reformed the Galveston County Recovery Fund to raise and distribute money for Hurricane Harvey relief.

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It is said that history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does mimic itself. The same can be said for tropical cyclones. While each storm is unique, there are enough commonalities that we can learn from them.

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Advocates for the construction of a coastal barrier system say they don't believe Hurricane Harvey's flooding rains will dampen support for measures that are meant to protect from other types of hurricane damage.

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The omission has angered many people in Galveston who rent their homes out to short term guests, especially as approved hotels in the county have reported spots for the program filling up fast.

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Hurricane Harvey has caused a run on short-term rental properties and delays in many sales transactions, but area Realtors are optimistic the market will stabilize in longer term.

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Although area gas stations are receiving fuel shipments and several city officials have said they’re less concerned about Hurricane Harvey-related shortages, the price of filling up has risen an average of 27 cents a gallon across the nation in the past week, industry observers say.

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Cooler and drier conditions have been a welcome balm for those recovering from the ravages of Hurricane Harvey. Even better, despite three active hurricanes in the Tropical Atlantic Basin, none are expected to threaten the local area in any significant manner. A high pressure ridge building …

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While many Galveston County contractors are already overwhelmed by the number of jobs created by flooding from Hurricane Harvey, they say there’s not yet a shortage of building materials. But that soon could change, they warn.

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The Galveston County Health District is offering free tetanus shots for people who haven’t received the vaccine in the past 10 years.

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An evolving weather pattern with an upper-level high pressure ridge to our west and a deepening low pressure trough moving into the Great Lakes and Midwest and eastern third of the country this week will play a very important role in our weather both locally and over the U.S.