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The Galveston County Daily News: La Marque

July 24, 2016

La Marque

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Some relief in sight, but will it be enough?

Chances for meaningful rainfall will be increasing for Galveston County over the next 2-5 days. This is good news as Galveston has received less than ½ inch of precipitation so far this month (2 ½ inches less than would be anticipated by July 23). League City has fared a little better with 1.55 inches of rain since July 1. That still is almost 2 inches below normal for this point in the month.

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Friday 07/22/2016
Fed. judge dismisses appeal of woman in Biker Santa killing
Posted: July 22, 2016

An area attorney says he plans to continue the fight to win new hearings for two people convicted in the 2002 killing of the man known as ”Biker Santa.”

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Wednesday 07/20/2016
Sexual assault victims are not alone
Posted: July 20, 2016

Have you ever wondered how you can help a sexual assault survivor? If you would like to make a difference in the life of a survivor, please join us July 30 at our seventh annual Casino for Cause in the Davison Ballroom at the Tremont House, 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row, in Galveston. For more information, call 409-443-0523, or visit www.rccgc.org.

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Tax assessor-collector's office wants to offer boat registration, titling
Posted: July 20, 2016

A Texas Parks and Wildlife Department program allows local tax offices to keep 10 percent of the registration and titling fees collected in return for taking on the extra duties.

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Monday 07/18/2016
Dog racing plan is just a stalling tactic
Posted: July 18, 2016

An agreement struck recently between dog track operators and The Texas Greyhound Association, which represents dog breeders and kennel operators, and approved by the Texas Racing Commission was meant to accomplish one thing.

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Rains unlikely to make much impact as the heat continues
Posted: July 18, 2016

Showers and isolated thunderstorms popped up again today as a combination of fairly deep Gulf moisture and heating created a somewhat unstable atmosphere. Unfortunately, the rains have been sporadic and amounts overall have been fairly light over most of the area. Even a 0.32 inch downpour this morning at Scholes Field and a 0.08 inch shower there yesterday, left the Island with a 2 inch rainfall deficit for the month compared to what would be expected. Meanwhile, as of Sunday evening, the National Weather Service at League City still had a meagre 0.02 inches of rain for the first 17 days of the month.

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Thursday 07/14/2016
Texas City ISD is already doing a good job
Posted: July 14, 2016

The Texas City Independent School District board of trustees, Superintendent Dr. Cynthia Lusignolo and her staff, as well as all the hardworking district employees, are to be highly commended for the hours they are spending cleaning up the poor and dilapidated conditions of the former La Marque ISD schools.

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Wednesday 07/13/2016
La Marque insists trash collector fix issues or be canned
Posted: July 13, 2016

La Marque officials are giving the city's contracted trash collector 30 days to clean up its act or risk getting canned.

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Tuesday 07/12/2016
Court rulings can't solve the real oyster problem
Posted: July 12, 2016

A rare bit of good news arrived last week for Galveston Bay oyster harvesters with a ruling by the Third Texas Court of Appeals that an exclusive lease between a navigation district and one company for about 23,000 acres of oyster beds was illegal.

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Monday 07/11/2016
Galveston County judge busing law enforcement to Dallas funeral
Updated: July 11, 2016 - 11:20 pm

County Judge Mark Henry is providing transportation for local law enforcement officers to attend today's memorial service for Dallas police officers killed last week.

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