• By JENNIFER NEWTON
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Driving under the influence of drugs is just as dangerous as drunk driving. This includes illicit drugs like marijuana and the misuse of prescription drugs. Certain medications, as well as marijuana, slow your reaction time, decrease coordination and impair judgment, making it dangerous to o…

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A draft budget bill passed by the Texas Senate on Tuesday would not have a tremendous effect on the University of Texas Medical Branch's educational operations, but could have big implications on its ability to treat the poor and the incarcerated

  • By PAUL RAY HEINRICH
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In the summer of 1969, I received a very nice letter from the U.S. Army sending me greetings and informing me I would be inducted for service on August 14, 1969.

  • By WALTER MANUEL
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In response to the guest column by Keith Henry ("Texas City ISD needs Nakisha Paul," The Daily News, March 18): This was obviously the author's best attempt at confusing voters with Nakisha Paul's proven failures rather than providing actual facts.

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Few will argue with the observation that the weather over the past few days has been near ideal. Fairly light winds, abundant sunshine, mild nights and warm afternoons have stirred spring fever in most people I’ve encountered. This is reflected by increased interest in outdoor activities fro…

  • By BECKY STULTZ
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In response to the guest column by Dan Eckam and Elaine Wiant ("Help ensure that every vote counts," The Daily News, March 17): One person, one vote sounds good, and if we were a democracy that is the way it should be. But we are not a democracy, we are a republic.

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Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, recently filed a bill that would see several changes to a new Texas Education Agency school accountability system opposed by many districts in Galveston County.

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Detrick Harper, a certified life coach who grew up in La Marque, attempted suicide twice as a bullied teenager, he told Texas City High School teachers and staff Friday.

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  • By PAULA PACIOREK & BOB STOKES
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Close to the Gulf of Mexico and drained by a series of bayous that flow into Galveston Bay, the Houston region is intimately familiar with water. Perhaps a little too intimately — we are gaining a reputation as “America’s flood capital” thanks to the torrential rain events that routinely shu…

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An appraiser for the state’s windstorm insurer of last resort recently recommended an award of about $3.8 million to the former La Marque Independent School District for damage sustained during a 2013 hailstorm, documents show.

  • By MELISSA TUCKER
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If a co-worker were having a mental health crisis, would you know what to do? Do you think you’d even recognize the signs? Most people know someone that has a mental illness, but as a community, our understanding of its prevalence, consequences and treatment is lacking.

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A federal program that pays for bacteria monitoring on Gulf of Mexico beaches is among the things targeted for major cuts in President Donald Trump's proposed budget for the Environmental Protection Agency.

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A high pressure ridge to the northeast and a steep pressure gradient is bringing brisk winds gusting to 30-mph along the Texas coast, along with higher than normal tides and dangerous rip currents. Already, a Small Craft Advisory is effect for off-shore waters through tomorrow morning.

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More than 200 Galveston County residents took to the state capitol Wednesday in an effort to get state legislators to pay attention, at least briefly, to the county’s issues during the 85th Legislative Session.

  • By CANDY HATTINGH
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Child abuse cases can be complex and they require many different professionals to be involved. Historically, a child might have been interviewed multiple times, furthering the trauma. Agencies did not always share information and the child and the cases suffered.

  • By SCOTT PACKARD
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It happens every year. As the weather warms, the words “flesh-eating bacteria” cycle into headlines and social media feeds. After all, those words are much more likely to grab attention than Vibrio vulnificus, the actual name of the bacteria.

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A La Marque man who was arrested earlier this month on aggravated sexual assault of a child charges is accused of touching a 4-year-old girl inappropriately when they were alone together, according to a probable cause affidavit released Friday.

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Friday was the ballot application deadline for candidates intending to run for open positions in local races for the May 6 elections in Galveston County.

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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…

  • By SHIRLEY TERRELL
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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 …