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After starting competing in his sport on a whim, Santa Fe’s Keith Armbrester is now within arm’s reach of being a world champion.

  • By PATTI HANSSARD
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Since 1969, the Texas State Teacher of the Year Program has honored excellence in classroom education and provided a forum to showcase many outstanding educators whose efforts and example have inspired students, colleagues and the communities they serve.

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Galveston County received welcome sunshine and mild temperatures today, following yesterday’s heavy rains that created street flooding, isolated tornadoes and power outages in some spots. The needed rain over the past two days brought amounts ranging from 3.66 inches in Santa Fe, 3.07 inches…

  • By NATHAN JUNG
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Triumph and tragedy are typical. Calmness and chaos are common. The men and women of emergency medical services encounter people at what is often the most helpless and vulnerable moment of their lives. While it’s often challenging and emotional work, being there for you when things go wrong …

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A driver accused of being intoxicated made headlines in late April when he plowed through traffic traveling along Seawall Boulevard before hitting a mother and daughter who were walking by and striking three parked cars.

  • By BRAD PRICE
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I see that Texas' oldest newspaper with the oldest news has made new inroads in the realm of the absurd. This newspaper, as most liberal newspapers, has never worried about protecting someone's identity unless that revelation might cost you some advertising.

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A sure sign of the changing season is the appearance of annual hurricane preparedness meetings. This year’s round kicked off in League City last Saturday and continues with a meeting in Santa Fe this evening (see link). Other meetings will be in Galveston on Saturday, Friendswood on June 1 a…

  • By BOB FIELDS
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As a lifelong, die-hard, Republican conservative it pains me to say this: Our political system in America seems to be going to hell in a hand basket, and is perfectly exemplified by a carnival barker as president who maniacally keeps hawking the freak-show tent.

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Santa Fe City Council could fire and possibly sue the accounting company that was supposed to audit the city’s finances.

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The Texas House of Representatives passed an anti-cyberbullying bill on Friday, bringing new rules that would crack down on online harassment of Texas teenagers one step closer to passage.

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Santa Fe senior Tucker Mica came into the game with a 0.60 ERA, but got touched up by the Barbers Hill Eagles, allowing seven runs on 13 hits, with costly errors included, as the Indians were shut out, 8-0, dropping Game 1 of their Class 5A, Region III area round playoff series Thursday night at Santa Fe High School.

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With precipitation levels running below normal for four of the first five months, 2017 can hardly be characterized as wet. However, there is a distinct difference in overall moisture levels so far this year between the mainland parts of the County, Galveston Island and areas near the coast.

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The past several years have been full of significant achievements at the Galveston County Animal Resource Center. National Pet Week, May 7-13, is a great opportunity to highlight some of the ways your support allows us to make a positive impact on the lives of thousands of loving pets.

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State and local officials are advising drivers to consider alternative routes when possible and allow extra time to get to destinations to accommodate the Texas Department of Transportation’s plans to close parts of Interstate 45 this weekend.

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Robin Hood may be a hero in a favorite children’s tale, but to parents, teachers and communities with the unusual combination of both high property values and high percentages of economically disadvantaged students, Robin Hood is a villain from which local school officials are seeking relief.

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Federal lawmakers should grant a small concession to Texas’ struggling shrimp industry, rather than delivering to it another blow for very little good reason.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Recreational red snapper anglers took another hit on Tuesday when NOAA Fisheries announced that the 2017 Gulf of Mexico federal red snapper recreational seasons open for the private angling and federally permitted for-hire components on June 1, 2017, at 12:01 a.m., local time.

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Pregnant women are among the most vulnerable to the Zika virus. But a recent survey completed by University of Texas Medical Branch researchers says that many women might not be aware of all the ways they can be infected with the virus.

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Another upper-level system due to impact the area late Tuesday into Wednesday may bring more precipitation to Galveston County than the storms that roared through Texas Saturday night, producing a deadly tornado in Canton, Texas along with strong winds and heavy rains across a large portion …

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A daredevil mentality, combined with the athletes’ year-round hard work and dedication has seen the unique event of pole vaulting rise up to be one of Santa Fe’s most successful sports as Clayton Horn, Caitlyn Garza, Jack Mann and Lexy Greenlaw have all qualified for this week’s Region III-5A track and field championships.

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A surface low near Fort Worth, a weak cold front and an upper-level trough tracking across the center of the country has contributed to quite breezy conditions locally, along with cloudy to partly cloudy skies and a slight chance for rain. Galveston has already reported 23-mph winds and 31-m…

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Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush sent a letter to Donald Trump on Monday, urging the president to include $15 billion for a coastal barrier system for Houston and Galveston in his plans for national infrastructure projects.

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Five Galveston County softball teams will begin their playoff journeys this week, starting with a one-game series today.

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State lawmakers Wednesday will hold a public hearing on a proposal to cut taxes for people buying boats or yachts costing $250,000 or more.

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The 79th Galveston County Fair & Rodeo officially opens today, but action was already in full swing at the fairgrounds in Hitchcock on Thursday. Livestock show participants and cook-off hopefuls began checking in, and organizers opened a late-night sneak peek of the carnival.

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It’s spring in Texas. That means some beautiful crystalline blue days; weather as near perfect as weather ever is.