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An upper-level disturbance tracking east across Texas and northern Mexico will keep showers and occasional thunderstorms around for most of the day. Although the bulk of the precipitation is expected to move out some time this evening, there is a chance that parades scheduled tonight in Galv…

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Vocational Guidance Services is preparing for its seventh annual Talent Has No Boundaries job fair for people with mental and physical disabilities. This job fair will showcase the skills and talents of workers with disabilities who represent a diverse and vibrant talent pool for hire.

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A&A Machine and Fabrication’s ninth annual Founders Gold Award presentation was held in December. The award is a special award for several reasons because it is given to only three employees a year who go above and beyond, employees who carry the letter, and are always available — which …

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Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush told state legislators Thursday that he planned to meet with President Donald Trump's administration to advocate for federal funding to build a protective hurricane barrier along the Texas coast.

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The state’s windstorm insurer of last resort has yet to pay many millions of dollars to school districts, cities and a community college for Hurricane Ike damage because of an appraisal clause in their contracts, an attorney representing the districts and cities said.

  • By NAJET A. AYACHI
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Would you buy a car from a dealership with a history of overcharging? Would you be happy with your neighbor who denies his dog’s guilt even when presented with incriminating video?

  • By DR. PHILIP KEISER
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Heart disease is America’s leading cause of death and the statistics are startling. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease contributes to about 610,000 deaths every year in the United States. That’s approximately one in every four deaths.

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On the final day of the month, it appears likely that this month will be the warmest January in Galveston since 1950. The 62.6° average for Galveston (unlikely to change much with today’s mild weather) will also rank as the 4th warmest ever for the Island. League City, with a 60.3° average (…

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La Marque’s boys proved their coach’s belief in front of the home crowd on Friday night, as the Cougars’ oppressive defense smothered East Bernard in a 69-45 rout that kept the state’s fifth-ranked squad in Class 3A undefeated in 24-3A while improving to 14-14 overall.

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The Galveston County Sheriff's Office on Friday warned area residents of a phone scam that involves callers posing as representatives of the department.

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On Jan. 20, the most openly racist, misogynistic, authoritarian and dangerous presidential candidate in recent history assumed office. As Donald Trump muddled through the rituals associated with inauguration, tens of thousands of protesters assembled in the nation’s capital and declared, “No…

  • By LEONARD PAYNE
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On March 2, 2016, I reported a major water leak to the city of La Marque. The water leak is in a water meter valve box that is 4-by-6 feet and 7 feet deep. This leak was overflowing un-metered water into the ditch that eventually makes its way to Highland Bayou, over a mile away.

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As part of The Mary Kay Foundation’s annual shelter grants program, local women’s shelter Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County has received a $20,000 unrestricted grant to further the organization’s efforts to combat domestic violence and provide rehabilitation services throughout …

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A Gale Warning for gusts up to 50-mph has been issued for Galveston Bay and off-shore waters on Sunday. In addition, a Wind Advisory is effect for Galveston County with winds of 20-30 mph expected and gusts to 35-mph (or higher right along the coast).

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Wednesday was the first day for candidates to apply for a spot on ballots for the May 6 election. A number of cities and school districts in Galveston County plan to hold elections this year.

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Asserting the paperwork was incomplete, the Galveston County Board of Pilot Commissioners took no action Friday on applications from seven federally licensed pilots for the right to guide vessels into local ports, a decision that may have delayed a lawsuit over how that work is controlled.

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Eight years ago, I said that, judging from the friends of Obama, he is not a true American. His minister and Ayers are among them. His minister said G.D. America, and Ayers had tried to blow up the Pentagon.

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I am not sure who Gary Miller quoted in his letter to the editor ("Red, blue and purple tell the story," The Daily News, Jan. 10), but no reputable news source reports that non-citizens were a factor in the November popular vote. I am concerned that The Daily News endorses fake news when it …

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A potentially contentious hearing is set for today before the Board of Pilot Commissioners on seven applications from federally licensed pilots for the right to guide vessels into local ports.