• 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 BRIAN MOUSER Correspondent
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Senior midfielder Madi Bilbrey netted two goals and had one assist, as the Santa Fe Lady Indians made easy work of an outmatched, but hard-fighting Sharpstown Apollos side by the final score of, 5-1, battling windy conditions Friday night at Joe Raitano Field.

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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 MARY GILLISPIE
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We invite all to come together to fill a need — because hunger never ends. Backpack Buddy-Santa Fe will host a card party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 13217 FM 1764, in Santa Fe. For a $10 donation, you get to have fun, eat lunch and help buy food for…

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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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The Santa Fe Indians broke out of a bit of a hitting slump in a big way, recording 13 base hits and crossing home plate 10 times in a 10-2 win over the Galena Park Yellowjackets on Friday afternoon.

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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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With runs at a premium in what was a fine pitching display by both sides, the Santa Fe Indians capitalized on a golden opportunity in the marathon game’s 13th inning to come away with a 2-1 win over the Ball High Tors.

  • 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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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.