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While the bulk of the weekend is likely to be breezy and warm, the chances for another spell of rain will be creeping up from late Sunday into Monday. A cool front is expected to drift southward across the state over the weekend, stalling somewhere between the northern part of Southeast Texa…

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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…

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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…

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An El Lago man was arrested Tuesday after one of his tenants complained he’d tried to video record her in the bathroom, according to a complaint affidavit.

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For nine years, I have rented out my house in West Beach to groups looking for accommodations that allow them to stay together under one roof. When I first purchased my property 20 years ago, it sat idle when I wasn't using it. Years later, as more families wanted to rent whole homes, it onl…

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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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Hot rods and vintage cars filled the grounds of the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook as hundreds of visitors Sunday examined cars and wooden boats in the 22nd Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance show.

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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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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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The Clear Creek Independent School District is recognized across Texas, and is a major driver of the growth in Northern Galveston County. Clear Creek ISD is led by a dynamic 2012 Superintendent of the Year and a talented board of trustees honored for progressive thinking, transparency, respo…

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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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A storm complex moved across Galveston County causing havoc in the Santa Fe area where 7 to 9” caused flooding. Ironically, rainfall amounts were quite varied even across small areas as the storms tended to move slowly across the same locales. As a result, precipitation totals at official re…

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Rain has been hard to come by so far this month in most of Galveston County, with only 0.01” of rain at Galveston so far and 0.02” at the NWS Office in League City/Dickinson. This lack of moisture is particularly evident near the coast, where a persistent “cap” (layer of warm, stable air alo…

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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…

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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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Recently, President Trump initiated several controversial executive immigration orders that are deeply concerning to immigrants and native-born Americans alike. We all value our security, however, I’m concerned that more than terrorists and criminals will be swept up in a broader deportation net.

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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…

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On the final day of the month, it appears likely that this month will be the warmest January in Galveston since 1950. The 62.6° average for Galveston (unlikely to change much with today’s mild weather) will also rank as the 4th warmest ever for the Island. League City, with a 60.3° average (…

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In regard to the article ("Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Galveston churches on Super Bowl Sunday," The Daily News, Jan. 25): It may interest readers to know that this "church" is a fraud. The late Fred Phelps and his followers, mostly family members, have been making a public nuisa…

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A Gale Warning for gusts up to 50-mph has been issued for Galveston Bay and off-shore waters on Sunday. In addition, a Wind Advisory is effect for Galveston County with winds of 20-30 mph expected and gusts to 35-mph (or higher right along the coast).

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Rainfall of slightly over an inch in Galveston on December 31st, placed December, 2016 in the record books as the wettest December since official observations began in 1871. Temperatures this past month also were well above normal, with the monthly average running 6.0° above normal in League…

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There’s nothing good about goodbyes. So the European Union learned several months ago in Brussels when Great Britain said its adieus. Goodbye to unity, hello to nationalism.

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A pattern change will keep the coldest air bottled up well to our north as we move into Christmas weekend. In fact, sunny skies and somewhat milder conditions today are a good indication that we may be able to exchange our parkas for short-sleeved shirts this weekend as we rebound from the c…

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Today, marks a century since the passing of Nicholas Joseph Clayton, the premier architect of historic Galveston. The island wouldn't be the place it is without his legacy of talent which continues to influence building design today.

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The welcome sight of bright sunshine greeted area residents today, following record rains that brought up to 14.77 inches to parts of the County. Elsewhere, Scholes Field officially measured 9.83 inches during the rain event and League City a more modest, though hardly inconsequential, 6.59 …

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Rains of 4-5 inches are not out of the question for many localities in Galveston County and various advisories are likely to be issued as the weekend nears.

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This week brings one of the longest and busiest holidays of all with Thanksgiving and the long Thanksgiving week looming. With many people planning to travel during this holiday, I thought it would be good to see what kind of weather we may have during this time.

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Unless you are a gardener or ready for real fall weather to set in, this week should be near ideal. Mostly sunny skies, with cool to mild nights and mild to warm afternoons will continue through Thursday or Friday. In fact, temperatures may even reach 80° over inland areas of the County by T…

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Presidential electoral votesU.S Rep. District 14State Rep. District 23R: Trump/PenceD: Clinton/KaineR: WeberD: ColeR: FairclothD: Criss27921861.95%38.04%57.82%42.17% Click for Full Results

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President of the United StatesDonald J. Trump/Mike Pence, R53,343,18848.2%Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine, D52,233,65747.2%U.S. Representative, District 14Randy Weber, R159,06161.95%Michael Cole, D97,69638.04%Texas Railroad CommissionerWayne Christian, R4,221,98352.97%Grady Yarbrough, D3,078,02438…

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As anyone who lives on Galveston Island or anywhere on the mainland is aware, this is not your typical weekend. An estimated 400,000 people will attend the Lone Star Rally in Galveston, adding to traffic congestion from Houston to the coast.

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The decision to throw out the complaint against Mayor Pat Hallisey in League City is further evidence of the disingenuous, suspicious and unfounded motives of those who initiated the compliant ("Board: Mayor has no ethics violation," The Daily News, Nov. 1).

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The 88 degree high in Galveston today not only set a warm temperature record for the date — eclipsing an 87 degree high in 2007 — but also is the hottest temperature ever seen on the Island this late in the season since observations began in 1871.