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As a journalism and writing teacher for years, I admonished my students for using cliches. With apologies to them, this cliche, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" applies perfectly to the upcoming Clear Creek Independent School District trustee election.

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Saturday night and Sunday, we had to put the heat on in our house, as chilly north winds buffeted Galveston County. Then, this morning I had to walk the dogs in a cool, damp, foggy mist more characteristic of February than April. Still, this late throw-back to winter really wasn’t that unusu…

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Despite last week’s rain and cool front, March 2018 ended warmer and drier than average in Galveston County. In Galveston, the average temperature for the month was 6.1 degrees above normal, making it the fifth warmest March ever in 145 years of observations.

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There is a good chance that the long late winter, early spring dry spell may end this week as a slow-moving cold front and an upper-level storm system moves east across the region.

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Another spring cold front brought sunny skies and cool to mild conditions to the County this week, with somewhat warmer conditions due over the coming few days. While this has been great for the tourist industry and for outdoor activities in general, it is getting to the point where signific…

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The first few days of Spring Break have played out pretty much as anticipated, with light rain last weekend followed by a decent cool front that brought sunny skies, but somewhat chilly conditions for the first half of this week.

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Spring Break will commence in earnest this weekend, through next week and the following weekend. Visitors to Galveston County, as well as the hospitality business, have a keen interest in what kinds of weather will prevail during that usually busy period.

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After a chilly January, which brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to the County as well as 10 days with freezing temperatures in League City and 5 days in Galveston, February has been a welcome change of pace. With temperatures for the month now running 7.6° above normal in Galveston and 7…

  • By JOHN R. COBARRUVIAS
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After the Valentine's Day Massacre, the NRA has lost its rights to dictate gun policy in America. They have refused to discuss alternatives that would keep Americans safe while protecting the right to own guns. There are options.

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Dense fog and mostly cloudy skies, along with cool to chilly temperatures have characterized our February weather so far.

  • By WILLIAM KING
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As a taxpayer in Galveston County, I have a simple question. Why is Galveston County’s tax rate 26 percent higher than the surrounding counties?

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The latest cold spell has resulted in an epidemic of frozen pipes around Galveston County. The mercury dipped to 25 degrees in Galveston and 20 degrees in League City, certainly giving the area a hard freeze and the coldest temperatures in Galveston since a 25-degree low on Feb. 2, 2011.

  • By JOHN R. COBARRUVIAS
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It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand why the Republicans and Trump created a $1.5 trillion hole in the deficit with their tax cuts to their rich buddies. The idea came from Texas.

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Cloudy, cool weather settled in over Galveston County today in the wake of yesterday’s cold front. This cool down, however, will be quite modest compared with a stronger cold front due to reach the coast Thursday afternoon or evening. This second front will definitely bring a real touch of w…

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The New Year brought light sleet, snow and freezing rain to parts of Galveston County as the coldest spell in three years chilled the area. Low temperatures in Galveston of 30° on Tuesday and Wednesday registered the coldest temperature at that location since January 7, 2017 and marked the f…

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A look back at 2017, and all it brought, through the eyes of The Daily News’ photographers. 

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Our recent cold front brought windy, wet, cold weather to the county, giving residents a real touch of winter for Christmas and much of this week. The good news is that milder conditions will be creeping into the area later today and tomorrow.

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Cloudy skies, gusty winds, light rain and fog greeted County residents on the day after Christmas with a frontal boundary and coastal trough stalled offshore. The surface boundary, combined with a broad upper-level trough produced rain overnight with showers continuing over the Gulf and alon…

  • By MALCOLM GIBSON
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My father used to tell me that during World War II the thing he missed most was Christmas in his hometown of Rising Star, Texas, population 800. In desert towns of North Africa, and bombed out Italian villages, he would listen to Bing Crosby on Armed Forces Radio singing everyone’s favorite …

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Despite the dense fog this morning and a chance of showers and thunderstorms this evening, the outlook for the rest of this week is quite good. We should have two or  three days of sunny, mild weather for the end of the week, as a weak cold front moves through Texas on Tuesday night leading …

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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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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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With mild weather and plenty of sunshine, it should come as no surprise that the first 15 days of November have given us much warmer and drier conditions than normal. Temperatures in League City are averaging a whopping 7.8 degrees above normal through the first half of this month and they a…

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Sunday’s and Monday’s high temperatures of 83° in Galveston respectively tied for the all-time daily record highs for those dates. Meanwhile, League City-Dickenson sweltered in 88° heat as November temperatures run 13.5° warmer than would be expected at that location for the first week of November.

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This weekend’s cold front brought the chilliest weather of the season so far. In fact, the 37 degree low in League City on Saturday was the coldest temperature at that location since Jan. 29 (thanks in part to abnormally warm weather in February and March), while the 49 degree low in Galvest…

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A reinforcing push of cool, dry air brought 35-mph gusts to Galveston yesterday morning and ensured that the cool weather that roared into the County over the weekend will continue. Sunny skies and low humidity levels are likely to persist for most of this week, with only a modest warm-up li…

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Near ideal autumn weather continued yesterday as cool temperatures finally brought a real touch of fall. Temperatures dipped well into the 50’s overnight across inland areas of the County and a 61° low yesterday morning in Galveston was the coolest temperature there since a 60° degree readin…

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Currently, October, 2017 is on track to become the warmest October since observations began in 1871, possibly surpassing October, 2006 and last October as the first or second warmest ever.

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Even now, weeks after Hurricane Harvey stalled over southeast Texas dropping historical amounts of rain and causing unprecedented flooding, the full extent of the damage has not been fully realized. Galveston County officials estimate 20,000 homes were flooded, many very severely. As many as…

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Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster is one of four area hospitals that will pay $8.6 million as part of a settlement in a lawsuit over claims they received illegal kickbacks from ambulance companies for lucrative Medicaid and Medicare-funded transports, according to the U.S. Distri…

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A complex weather pattern involving weak disturbances tracking west across the Gulf, an influx of deep moisture, high pressure to our east and persistent low pressure to our south will contribute to a good chance of rain through early Wednesday.

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A weak cold front should slide through Galveston County late Thursday into Friday. There will be a slight chance of rain along and ahead of the front, but it appears as though most of the rain over the next 2-3 days will remain west of Southeast Texas.

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It is said that history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does mimic itself. The same can be said for tropical cyclones. While each storm is unique, there are enough commonalities that we can learn from them.

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As Hurricane Harvey dumped unprecedented amounts of rain on the Clear Lake area, Dr. Nadim Islam was determined to reach the emergency room at Houston Methodist St. John Hospital, 18300 St. John Drive, in Nassau Bay.

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Cooler and drier conditions have been a welcome balm for those recovering from the ravages of Hurricane Harvey. Even better, despite three active hurricanes in the Tropical Atlantic Basin, none are expected to threaten the local area in any significant manner. A high pressure ridge building …

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An evolving weather pattern with an upper-level high pressure ridge to our west and a deepening low pressure trough moving into the Great Lakes and Midwest and eastern third of the country this week will play a very important role in our weather both locally and over the U.S.