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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 the REV. JAMES E. DANIELS
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As the La Marque and Texas City communities begin to write a new chapter in our storied existence, the Eagle’s Nest and West End community organizations are keeping a watchful eye as we put the knowledge of how we got here into perspective. Our communities acknowledge a sense of gratitude to…

  • 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.

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  • By FRANK FURLEIGH
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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8248 will sponsor the annual Memorial Day Graves Decorations by placing flags on more than 3,000 veterans' graves in five cemeteries, including Galveston County Memorial Cemetery, Mainland Cemetery, Perthius Cemetery, Rising Star Cemetery and the Texas City …

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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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A Texas City man serving 20 years in prison for sexual assault of a child has been charged with another count of aggravated sexual assault of a child after a new allegation, law enforcement officials said.

  • By MARGARET JIMENEZ
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The controversial comments of Texas City Independent School District's finalist for superintendent left me feeling blindsided and profoundly disappointed.

  • By EDNA COURVILLE
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Gaylon Ray, I agree with many issues that you attempted to raise in your letter (“Being ethical is a lost art in today’s world,” The Daily News, May 11). However, as a former member of the La Marque Independent School District board of trustees, and as the person who proudly served as the vi…

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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.

  • By HARVEY CAPPEL
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Income taxes are the dues we pay to be a U.S. citizen. Many things we require are best provided by our government. Examples are national defense, roads, Social Security and Medicare. These are benefits we enjoy and must pay for.

  • By GEORGE CRATER
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Most people around this time of year are aware of the upcoming hurricane season. One thing that really jumps out at me is the absolute lack of accuracy of the so-called director of the National Hurricane Center.

  • By ROBERT WAGGONER
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In your opinion section of the news, there is a section for "editorial cartoons." All other sections, "editorials," "letters to the editor," etc., different people are making comments to articles written. How come you don't update and show the daily cartoon and comments?

  • By GAYLON RAY
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This is in response to the furor raised over the to-be-named Texas City Independent School District superintendent. The issue over his statements about a prior sitting president have once again been blown out of proportion.

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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.

  • By GARY MILLER
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There have been six special elections since January. Democrats spent nearly $100 million trying to win, but lost all six.

  • By AMBER ADAMS
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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.

  • By DEDRICK JOHNSON
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The silence is hurting my ears. The violence of power hungry, over aggressive, thugs in police uniforms is hurting my heart. Another innocent black teenage boy is killed by a police officer’s gun. There are no marches or protests now. The grieving family has asked that they be allowed to bur…

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It seems odd to have a single week dedicated to celebrating the small businesses in our communities. If we look at the statistics, we should be doing this each and every day.

  • By JACLYN LOW
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I welcomed the absorption of the La Marque school district into Texas City Independent School District. My appreciation was challenged when I read of intemperate remarks by the lone finalist for superintendent, Rodney Cavness ("Questions arise over superintendent finalist's Obama comments," …

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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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When Port Neches- Groves Superintendent Rodney Cavness last year was asked about then-President Barack Obama’s directive requiring schools to let students use bathrooms according to their gender identity, he could have objected in any number of reasonable ways.

  • By JOSEPH EVERETT
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One of the most common problems facing children today is the hatred among ourselves. None of us despite race or gender seem to coincide with each other to make our world a better place for our lives. The news media plays a huge role in the fueling of these issues by only pointing out the neg…

  • By JOHN SANCHEZ
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I want say thank you to the 107 employers and almost 700 job seekers who attended the 12th annual Oceans of Opportunities Job Fair on April 19 at the Galveston Island Convention Center.

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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.