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Nearly a year after Texas City raised its water rates to shift more costs onto the biggest consumers, the utilities department is projecting a nearly $4 million increase in revenues from the move — about a 50 percent jump compared with last year.

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While some in U.S. House Freedom Caucus say they expect concessions from U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy if he seeks to replace Paul Ryan as the next Speaker of the House, U.S. Rep. Randy Weber might be more inclined to support him.

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April is the windiest month of the year in Galveston County with an average daily wind speed of 12.2 mph at Scholes Field. So far this month has held true to form with the average daily wind speed measuring 14.0 mph.

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A lawsuit filed against the city of Texas City last week claims that the city diverted from its own written policies — and from common practice among other area cities — when it conducted random drug tests on a former city administrative assistive.

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As we watched the commemoration of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and heard the divisive rhetoric from both sides, it became apparent that we need a concerted effort to bring back the sense of unity and dignity in this country.

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The wife of a University of Texas Medical Branch police officer told investigators her husband had tried to destroy her keepsakes and jewelry during a physical altercation, according to a probable cause affidavit.

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As small business owners, and more importantly, parents of current Texas City Independent School District students, we urge voters to preserve the future of our expanded school district and support the proposed TCISD 2018 bond.

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The fire detonated the ammonium nitrate. Shortly after, the High Flyer, another ship, exploded. The blasts were felt in Galveston. Houses were shaken off their foundations. About 600 people died and more than 5,000 were injured.

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More than six months after the State of Texas instituted a new law prohibiting drivers from texting while driving, the police department's from Galveston County's two largest cities say they have issued few citations against drivers for the infraction.

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Daily News staffers and a correspondent won 15 awards, including some of the state’s highest, Saturday during the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors’ annual convention, held this year in Corpus Christi.

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More than seven months after Hurricane Harvey, many Galveston County residents still lack basic housing repairs despite applying for state and federal programs meant to help them.

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A dental clinic closed in February because of concerns with infection and sanitation controls will reopen Monday, the Galveston County Health District said Thursday.

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A 17-year-old woman who broke into her boyfriend's bedroom and stole his video game system and clothes as part of a revenge plot now faces felony burglary charges, police said.

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In Texas, every nine minutes a child becomes a victim of abuse and neglect. And every day in Texas, 52 children enter the foster care system. In Texas alone there are 48,795 children in the foster care system on any given day. Sixty percent of the abused and neglected children in Texas are 6…

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County leaders are preparing to argue that federal housing funds anticipated to be awarded to the county for Hurricane Harvey recovery should be allowed to go to a greater range of income levels than currently allowed under federal law.

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The American Civil Liberties Union has sued Galveston County, its judges and magistrates over a bail system the civil rights group asserts unjustly harms indigent people accused of crimes.

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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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Galveston County commissioners today will consider taking the next step in beginning a program that could help raise county homes flooded by Hurricane Harvey and other storms in recent years.

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Two weeks after the announcement that thousands of Galveston County residents might have been exposed to infectious diseases at a dental clinic, the clinic's new interim director said the facility has made "good progress" toward reopening.

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Texas City facilities on more than a half-dozen occasions violated permits by releasing higher-than-allowable levels of pollution into area waterways, according to data collected through state and federal agencies.

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Feuding members of the Galveston County Republican Party agreed to cease legal hostilities between each other on Friday — provided that the groups not re-instigate their fight between now and the Texas Republican Convention in June.

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The Santa Fe Lady Indians maintained their spot at the top of the District 23-5A standings with a 4-1 win over the Texas City Lady Stings on Friday night in Texas City.

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A University of Texas Medical Branch police officer was charged Thursday night with assault causing bodily harm after an assault was reported in the 9300 block of Barracuda Drive, police said. 

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The Galveston County Health District will open a second testing clinic to serve people who were potentially exposed to hepatitis and HIV at county dental clinics over the past three years.

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A Texas City man was shocked with a Taser and then arrested on Tuesday, after he tried to flee a police on a bicycle, police said

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Karissa Victoria’s two goals were the difference for the Texas City Lady Stings in their 3-1 victory over the Nederland Lady Bulldogs in the Region III-5A area playoffs at Ray Maddry Stadium.

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A federal judge has ruled against a former director at the University of Medical Branch who filed a discrimination claim asserting he was subject to unusually severe punishment for his handling of a sexual harassment allegation.

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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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Amanda Valdez and Jaycee Thiem each finished with a hat trick to help the Texas City Lady Stings to a dominating 7-0 bi-district win over the Houston Furr Lady Brahmas on Friday night at home.

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The governing board of Coastal Health & Wellness said Thursday their first focus was reopening two clinics closed over sanitation concerns last month, before they decided who would be held responsible for the apparent lapses in medical protocol.

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Clear Springs wins the Region 3 Bi-District playoff game against Pearland Dawson Thursday night. The game was close, but the Chargers came out on top 1-0. The Chargers finished their regular season 12-0-2 in District 24-6A. They will be playing the winner of the game between Atascosita and Dobie.

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The Houston Waltrip Rams delivered blows early, putting the Texas City Stings in a 3-0 hole that they could never recover from, as the Stings were eliminated from the soccer playoffs Thursday by the final score of 3-2 at The Rig.

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Citing "systemic failures" with the way a Texas City dental clinic managed its infection control procedures, Galveston County's top health official said Wednesday that the facility will not reopen until the people that manage it can show competency in keeping people safe.

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A 20-year-old Texas City man was arrested Tuesday after a homeowner gave police surveillance video alleged to show the man having sex with a 15-year-old girl in the homeowner’s backyard.

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Texas' public health agency said Tuesday that it is not involved in the investigation of a county dental clinic whose sanitization practices have prompted thousands of people in the county to be warned about possible exposure to hepatitis and HIV.