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The waves off Galveston Island were crashing Wednesday, and Texas surfers were loving every minute of it.

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The worst of Tropical Storm Cindy’s effects were forecast to happen in the early morning hours. Officials in Jamaica Beach and Galveston warned that some roads might become impassible until tides recede.

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Coast Guard crews provided pumps for a sinking shrimp trawler and helped bring it into Freeport after it called for help early Wednesday.

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This morning, Tropical Storm Cindy is a disorganized storm that is still producing 60-mph hour sustained winds over sections of the Gulf of Mexico. The center is located around 200 miles southeast of Galveston with the storm currently tracking to the northwest at 8-mph. The latest thinking i…

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Tropical Storm Cindy, the first named tropical storm to appear in the Gulf of Mexico this year, formed on Tuesday, and Galveston County is among the places on the Texas Coast that could feel its effects in coming days.

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The disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Cindy. A Tropical Storm Warning extends west from Louisiana to High Island and a Tropical Storm Watch from High Island to San Luis Pass and the west end of Galveston County. At 1 p.m., CDT, Cindy was centered near 25.4…

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The 10 a.m. CDT update from the National Hurricane Service has extended Tropical Storm Warnings west to High Island and a Tropical Storm Watch has been extended across Galveston Island to San Luis Pass. This reflects uncertainty on how far to the west the system will track before making its …

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The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm warning for part of the Louisiana coast, with a storm watch in effect from west of Intracoastal City, Louisiana to High Island.

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Although not technically a tropical storm yet, the National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the southeast Louisiana coast and a Tropical Storm Watch from southwest Louisiana to High Island, Texas. At 4 pm, the center of Potential Tropical Storm #3 was located 380 mil…

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A 2-year-old child has been taken to an area hospital by air ambulance after being found floating in a swimming pool, authorities said. 

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High pressure over Texas and the Southwest, high pressure to the east and a frontal boundary and low pressure over the Plains are likely to bring us a sunny, breezy and warm weekend. While the surf may be a little rough, it should be a good weekend overall for outdoor activities if you do no…

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Fewer flights may take off from Galveston's Scholes International Airport if a plan to privatize parts of the Federal Aviation Administration passes into law.

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I’ve always felt that true summer begins when the overnight lows fail to drop below 80 degrees on the Island and struggle to get much below that mark on the mainland. At that point, the weather outside begins to feel downright muggy as I can attest after walking my dogs. With high humidity l…

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Two men were arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping early Saturday morning, after they allegedly attempted to force a woman into a van at a north county parking lot.

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will hold a public meeting on Monday to gather public input on a possible extension of the federal recreational red snapper season.

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Summer can be a tough time for many varieties of vegetation in Galveston County. Long hours of near peak sunshine and a combination of high evaporation rates and extremely warm soil temperatures can put maximum stress on local plants — to the dismay of area gardeners.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called for legislators to return to Austin next month to deal with business they did not complete during this year's regular session.

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Galveston County has been growing at a rapid pace for a number of years. As a result, Island Connect, a division of Gulf Coast Center, established the League City Park and Ride service to meet the demands of residents commuting to Galveston on a daily basis.

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I was astounded to read The Three Musketeers latest defense of President Trump ("Trump-Russia a media distraction campaign," The Daily News, May 5) in which they assert “collusion during campaigning with anyone isn’t a crime under U.S. law.”

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A Nederland man was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for assaulting several Galveston County Sheriff’s Deputies who had stopped him because he had been driving on the wrong side of the highway.

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The Tropical Meteorology Project released its updated pre-season outlook today, revising its April forecast calling for a below-average season (in terms of the number of named storms) to one projecting an about average season. This is more in line with the outlook issued by the National Hurr…

  • By MARTIN B. COMINSKY & MARK A. HENRY
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“I love Meals on Wheels. The food is good and is always hot. My driver is very nice and he makes my day when he asks me how I am feeling this morning.” — Ms. Patsy B., age 81

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The Galveston County Sheriff's Office is investigating the stabbing of a man at a county gas station late Saturday night.

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Galveston County education leaders were reeling at the death of a popular education finance reform bill sponsored by Houston state Rep. Dan Huberty that would have added about $1.6 billion of state funding to the public school system and made several changes to the finance formulas.

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Read the annual Hurricane Guide for tips and information about preparing for the season.

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While the bulk of the weekend is likely to be breezy and warm, the chances for another spell of rain will be creeping up from late Sunday into Monday. A cool front is expected to drift southward across the state over the weekend, stalling somewhere between the northern part of Southeast Texa…

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This year couple see a higher-than-average number of tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Thursday.

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Galveston County received welcome sunshine and mild temperatures today, following yesterday’s heavy rains that created street flooding, isolated tornadoes and power outages in some spots. The needed rain over the past two days brought amounts ranging from 3.66 inches in Santa Fe, 3.07 inches…

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Triumph and tragedy are typical. Calmness and chaos are common. The men and women of emergency medical services encounter people at what is often the most helpless and vulnerable moment of their lives. While it’s often challenging and emotional work, being there for you when things go wrong …

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A driver accused of being intoxicated made headlines in late April when he plowed through traffic traveling along Seawall Boulevard before hitting a mother and daughter who were walking by and striking three parked cars.

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A sure sign of the changing season is the appearance of annual hurricane preparedness meetings. This year’s round kicked off in League City last Saturday and continues with a meeting in Santa Fe this evening (see link). Other meetings will be in Galveston on Saturday, Friendswood on June 1 a…