• By ANA M. RODRIGUEZ
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Many men and women who have been infected with HPV never develop any health problems, but, for some, the infection can lead to various types of cancers and genital warts.

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Local educators Friday were calling a Texas Education Agency release of school report cards for the 2016-17 school year an unnecessary rehash of already published data that achieved nothing but confusion.

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Last Saturday, Taylor Word took home the first-place medal at the AAU Cross Country National Championships in Charlotte, N.C., finishing with a time of 4 minutes and 20 seconds in the girls 6-and-under division in the 1,000-meter race.

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Although somewhat unlikely, we find ourselves in a winter pattern this morning similar to those that have produced sleet or snow in Galveston County over the years. One major difference is that temperatures are running 5-10 degrees warmer than is typical for such snow or sleet events over So…

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A Mississippi-based fitness company is suing a Galveston couple, asserting they used trade secrets garnered when the husband was an employee to start a new island fitness club.

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Galveston County officials’ efforts to plan a new bridge to Pelican Island received a boost recently when the Texas Department of Transportation pushed a critical deadline back by six months, but the move has left several commissioners and one area businessman debating the best way to procee…

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One man is dead and another is charged with intoxicated manslaughter after both their vehicles rolled over in a car accident early Saturday morning on Interstate 45 in League City.

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There has been an increase in the number of reported cases of flu in Galveston County this year, at a rate that has county health officials urging people to get their seasonal shots.

  • By SHANNON BURKE
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Little Sister Danica’s only wish was for a new pair of flip-flops. She has been wearing the same pair since late August, when floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey washed away every other pair of shoes that she, her two sisters and mother owned.

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League City council ratified 7-0 Tuesday a Harvey-related contract that the city manager signed in September on the heels of the historic disaster. The contract specified price per load, but the loads the city expected to dump at the landfill were estimates.

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Mack Sullivan has been living the hotel life for three months now, and his suite room at the Candlewood Suites in League City off I-45 has that lived-in feel.

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The annual Dickens on the Strand is set for this coming weekend and the weather outlook couldn’t be better unless you are a stickler for authentic London style Christmas weather. High pressure building and a weak cold front building into North Texas should reinforce and maintain the dry, coo…

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A large part of southwestern League City is undeveloped and is the most likely place to put new residential neighborhoods with grocery stores and gas stations. Residents will need roads for all those new houses and stores. And they’ll need water and sewer lines as well.

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An attorney representing Durwood Greene Construction has filed a response to a lawsuit seeking compensation for vehicles that were damaged during a road milling project on Interstate 45.

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The youthful Clear Creek Wildcats got a tough early-season teaching moment as they saw a 20-point lead wiped out and took a 49-46 loss against the Fort Bend Hightower Lady Hurricanes at Butler Gym on Monday night.

  • By KIM DIMMETT
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In the holiday rush, please don’t forget #GivingTuesday, a global giving movement built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world.

  • By JAMES R. TEMPLER
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The other day I ran into a friend of mine and noticed he was wearing a brand-new backpack. It’s not every day you see old guys like us wearing backpacks. In fact, I haven’t worn one since I was in the army, back in the ‘60s.

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Under the new proposed tax plan making its way through Congress, the group could give out fewer of those forms next year because, some worry, there will be less incentive to make donations.

  • By STEVEN THOMSON Correspondent
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North Shore used its speed and size up front to out-muscle Clear Springs, 52-21 in Friday's Class 6A-I, Region III quarterfinal playoff contest at Pasadena Memorial Stadium.

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The deadline for people to apply for individual Hurricane Harvey assistance from the federal government is approaching.

  • By RODNEY DUNKLEE
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With oil man George W. Bush, we saw the highest oil price ever his last summer in office. With community organizer Barack Obama, we passed out more food stamps than ever.

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Bay Colony Municipal Utility District, which is west of Interstate 45, will annex the undeveloped 37 acres east of the interstate on the south shore of Clear Lake.

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Under increasing financial pressure, more than 240 school districts across the state have applied to waive the state-mandated requirement to maintain a student-to-teacher ratio of 22 to 1 in all classes from kindergarten through fourth grade, according to data released by the Texas Education…

  • By STEVEN THOMSON Correspondent
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Clear Springs dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball in a decisive 54-29 win over Pearland in Friday's Class 6A, Region III, Division II bi-district game at CCISD Challenger Columbia Stadium.

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An announcement that the White House would only seek $44 billion in its next round of disaster aid for hurricane ravaged parts of the country disappointed some state leaders on Friday.