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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday praised local leaders for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts and said he hopes to pass a third disaster relief bill before the money gets entangled in Washington policy battles.

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A Hitchcock man was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated assault on Wednesday, two months after police say he threatened three people with a knife during a drunken fight in a trailer park.

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A Galveston County softball coach was arrested and charged with indecency with a child, after being accused of taking pictures of and inappropriately touching a 14-year-old girl.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday urged Republican voters to replace State Rep. Wayne Faircloth in March's primary election and released a video endorsing Faircloth's challenger, Chambers County oilman Mayes Middleton.

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A Galveston County lawyer, known for making ethics complaints that have ousted judges in Galveston County, on Tuesday filed a criminal complaint against 56th District Court Judge, Galveston County Judge candidate, Lonnie Cox.

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Gen. Michael Flynn was indicted for a false statement to the FBI. The head of the FBI confirmed in a congressional hearing that Hillary Clinton lied to the FBI numerous times? Congress subpoenas all records of HRC. Destruction of any is a felony. To date, she hasn’t been charged with repeate…

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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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A Galveston County woman is suing a popular Texas City drinking establishment, asserting her leg was broken and she suffered other injuries when a security guard picked her up and threw her out of the building.

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Are you looking for ways to eat healthier and be more active in 2018? Like most of us, one of your goals going into a new year probably centers on health. Even with great intentions, motivation to stay on track can fade with each new week. The It’s Time Texas Community Challenge is a great w…

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I’m not picking on Dickinson, but simply using it to tell why some places flood and others don’t. During Hurricane Harvey, Dickinson flooded causing damage to nearly every building. Texas City on the other hand, had minimal flooding. Why so?

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In the now four-plus months after Harvey, storm victims have been offered a variety of types of housing programs — from ones that offer to repair a home to minimum livability standards to ones that provide a trailer or recreational vehicle.

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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 rule change by the Federal Emergency Management Agency this week means that churches that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey last year can request federal grants that they had previously been barred from receiving.

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A Texas City man was arrested Tuesday and charged with felony theft, after he allegedly use his position at a cell phone store to sell phones cheap to friends and family members.

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Galveston County, like most of the eastern and southern United States, was gripped by cold on Tuesday. In a part of the country where winter weather is usually on the mild side, the freezing weather had some in the area scrambling for warmth and shelter.

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A Texas City police officer was arrested and charged for driving while intoxicated early Tuesday, after he was involved in a traffic collision in the city.

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A 20-year-old man who was indicted in October on a felony assault charge in Galveston County asked for a recent court date to be moved, so that he could pay in a New Years Day college football game.

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Two fishing spots in Galveston County would be closed through Wednesday morning due to cold weather, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced Monday.

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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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Several Galveston County communities are considering joining a dispute against telecommunications giant Comcast over franchise fee underpayments that could total millions of dollars.

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Drunken drivers this New Year’s Eve will have to contend with an increased law enforcement presence across Galveston County and a new program designed to help prosecute DWI-related crimes, officials said.

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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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Greater numbers of patients are filling area hospitals and doctors’ offices complaining of flu-like symptoms, leaving health experts worrying about a potentially bad flu season in Galveston County, one of the hardest hit areas in the nation.

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Armanti Foreman, Mitchell Becker and Tristan Nickelson will look to end their season on the right note for the Texas Longhorns (6-6 overall, 5-4 in the Big 12) when they take on former conference foe the Missouri Tigers (7-5 overall, 4-4 in the SEC) in this year’s Texas Bowl.

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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…

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The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to approve an $81 billion disaster aid package to help Texas and other places in the U.S. hit by natural disasters this year.

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As 2017 draws to a close, Galveston County Community Coalition of the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol would like to thank all of you for a great year. Our mission is to mobilize community resources in an effort to reduce the harmful impact of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in our co…

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The U.S. House of Representatives has proposed the largest disaster aid bill in the country's history, an $81 billion package meant to pay for recovery in Texas and other states.

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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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”If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you’ll end up doing nothing for nobody.” — Malcolm Bane

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In a response to the Rev. James E. Daniels ("These dark days will pass," The Daily News, Dec. 14): In my amplified Bible, let's start with Luke 6:37-42. It addresses judging others. It says we are not to do this. John 8:1-8 says he who is without sin cast the first stone. Romans 14:1-13 says…

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You should see my face! Full of grace. Doug Jones won by the people and for the people. I am so proud the human race is the paintbrush of humanity’s dream. Sure, America has a long road to hoe, but please don’t judge people by the law, when love hung on a cross.

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Senators from three states affected by hurricanes this year revealed a new bill on Thursday which they say will protect people who apply for Small Business Administration loans, but ultimately decline them.

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Playing at Anna Marie Milligan Gymnasium, the Stings moved to 2-0 in District 23-5A, while the Indians fell to 0-3 in district play.

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On behalf of the Texas City-La Marque Community Advisory Council, I would like to thank our community, who, in partnership with businesses, educators, and industry, helped make 2017 another successful year.