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Galveston County is ending agreements that allowed the Galveston Park Board of Trustees to manage three parks on the island, raising questions about who will operate and the maintain the parks.

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It is now time to switch from watching the eclipse to the locally least favorite late summer pastime —watching the Gulf of Mexico for tropical activity.

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The body in Bayou Vista on Friday was Jessica McDonald, the woman who had gone missing days before, the Galveston County Sheriffs Office confirmed on Monday.

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Galveston County community college students will return to school next week to new handgun policies that allow people with proper licenses to carry concealed handguns on campus.

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More and more Galveston County school districts are filing paperwork to become Districts of Innovation as officials praise the flexibility the status conveys, but some educators worry the program will lower hiring standards for teachers.

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The Texas Legislature's special session ended last week, and local legislators say they think Galveston County benefited from the extra 29 days spent in Austin so far this year.

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With a win in a tense, five-set match within grasp, junior defensive specialist Hannah Crawford sealed a victory for her Clear Springs Chargers in style with back-to-back service aces to close out a 21-25, 25-16, 25-14, 21-25, 15-11 win over the Manvel Lady Mavericks in non-district action Tuesday.

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Two Galveston County Sheriffs Office deputies were being lauded on Friday for their quick action in stopping a woman from jumping from the FM 646 overpass in League City on Thursday evening.

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I’ve had a number of questions about the time of Monday’s eclipse locally. We should begin seeing partial effects of the eclipse by 11:48 am, with the eclipse reaching its zenith (about 2/3 of the sun obscured by the moon) around 1:19 pm and the sun returning to its normal, full brilliance around 2:47 pm in Galveston.

  • By MERRI EDWARDS
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Cathy Gillentine's column ("Don't fall for the scam that I was a victim of," The Daily News, Aug. 15) reminded me of the same thing that happened to my husband a few years ago. The crooks, however, have changed their tactics a little.

  • By AYAN SARKAR
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My family lived in Galveston for two years, before moving to League City in 2007. When we first arrived in League City, I could see large trees and dense emerald green forests. As I look outside my car 10 years later, all I see are a plethora of restaurants and superstores. I understand that…

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League City has changed a zoning ordinance regulating group homes to avoid being sued by the U.S. Department of Justice for discriminating against elderly and disabled residents.

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One year after two Galveston County school districts failed to meet state standards, every county district got passing marks in the most recent Texas Education Agency’s 2017 accountability results.

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Summer has definitely tightened its grip on Southeast Texas, though increased wind speeds, a few more clouds and a somewhat elevated chance for scattered thundershowers may make the heat a little more bearable over the next 2-3 days. Nevertheless, the outlook for the next week and beyond sug…

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Wayne Harris’ family in his hometown of Tyler wants answers to what happened during the June 28 shooting in the 700 block of Mayhill Ridge Lane in League City.

  • By MELISSA TUCKER
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The health care industry is undergoing massive change, with a focus on reduced cost, improved health outcomes and enhanced customer experience. Although we all agree on the goals, it does not mean this change is easy. The members of the community that rely on Gulf Coast Center for services k…

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The unseasonably mild weather Galveston County residents have been enjoying lately came to a sweltering end Friday when the National Weather Service issued its third heat advisory of the summer.

  • By RONNIE MITCHAEL
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I read where the state's windstorm insurer of the last resort on Tuesday (Aug. 1) will consider raising next year's rates ("Windstorm insurer to consider rate hike," The Daily News, July 31).

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A bill that would require Texas doctors to get explicit permission from patients before placing a do-not-resuscitate order moved closer to passage in the Texas Legislature on Thursday. 

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Senate Bill 1004 goes into effect Sept. 1 and will allow telecommunication companies to place cell nodes on utility poles and traffic signs without paying cities any rent.

  • By RODNEY DUNKLEE
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State Sen. Larry Taylor and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s starting proposal for this session’s private school voucher plan is to have the state provide $10,000 per student. They authorized the state to pay only $5,140 for other public school students. Average per student spending in our state is ar…

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An Arlington-based attorney is trying to recoup attorney’s fees from Clear Creek Independent School District after an administrative hearing officer found in his client’s favor, ruling the district did not completely comply with obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Prosecutors in Oklahoma will seek the death penalty for William Lewis Reece, the man charged in the 1997 killings of Jessica Cain and Laura Smither.

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It simply cannot be overstated. Galveston County is extraordinarily lucky to have a Community Health Center as modern, well-equipped and beautiful as Coastal Health & Wellness. Our two clinics, in Texas City and Galveston, rival and often surpass many private practices. In fact, our new …

  • By JEROME BOURGEOIS
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The GOP-controlled Congress and administration tell us that the Affordable Care Act is imploding due to exorbitant premiums and deductibles; and the withdrawal of insurers from 30 percent of U.S. counties. In 2016, 2 percent of the insured under the ACA were in counties having only one healt…

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The state’s windstorm insurer of last resort will increase premium rates by 5 percent in 2018 despite firm opposition from several state legislators and Galveston County residents.