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Sayantan Ghose, accused of killing a League City man and wounding his wife in a shooting at their home June 28, is back in Galveston County.

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On April 11, 1842, an itinerant printer and adventurer named Samuel Bangs pulled a single sheet of paper off a hand-cranked press he’d installed in rented space in downtown Galveston, launching The Daily News. The articles, photographs and illustrations collected here chronicle and commemora…

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A major redistricting trial that began in San Antonio on Monday could bring changes to congressional districts around the state, including the one that represents Galveston County.

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July has begun on a very different note than June. Through the first six days of June, Galveston had already received 4.14 inches of rain. By contrast, no rain has been reported at either Scholes Field in Galveston or the National Weather Service Office in League City.

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The owner of a staffing company providing temporary labor to marine businesses in Texas and elsewhere was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison for not paying employment taxes.

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Officials with the state’s windstorm insurer of last resort say they are optimistic that funding is sufficient to cover most catastrophes this hurricane season, pointing to strong financial management and the absence of major storms to strike the Texas coast in the past few years.

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A man who died Friday in La Marque in an apparent homicide was attacked with a knife and a bat by two suspects and shot multiple times, according to new details released Thursday.

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I attended the city of La Marque council meeting on June 26. I had an issue about a drainage ditch in front of property that I own (I hope it is resolved soon).

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More showers rolled across the already soggy coastal areas of Galveston County this morning. Even before these latest rains, Galveston had measured 9.22 inches of rain, giving the Island city its wettest June since 2004 when 10.98 inches of rain were recorded. While inland areas of the Count…

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In response to the story ("Pelican Island Bridge options emerge, still unsure on funding," The Daily News, June 22): Our county commissioners are talking about another bond election.

  • By JOYCE M. BELL
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After watching the video of the apparent murder of Philando Castile by a police officer, I was shocked to learn that the officer was cleared of all charges.

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Two people died in La Marque on Friday, one a victim in a homicide and a second a suspect in the case.

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Tropical Storm Cindy, the first tropical storm since 2015 to near the Texas coast, made landfall early Thursday morning, but left a less-than-lasting impression on the Galveston County area.

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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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Officials and family members have identified the 13-year-old boy killed in the weekend car accident in Galveston as Kenneth Edmond, of La Marque.

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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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Kevin Wilcox's hard work and patience paid off on Monday afternoon when he was named the new boy’s basketball head coach at La Marque, where he graduated from in 1995.

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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 strong Election-Day showing carried a local farm owner to a win over a snow cone businessman in a La Marque City Council runoff election Saturday, while a tax resource manager won election to the College of the Mainland board of trustees.

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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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The citizens of La Marque and Texas City will be holding a Hands Together-Stop the Violence Rally at 9:30 a.m. June 17 from the corner of Interstate 45 S. on FM 1765 to state Highway 3. We will stand together with our hands together as we take back our community to stop the violence.