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Dana Wild is worried about the possible parole of a man who abducted and presumably killed her sister Shelley Sikes more than 30 years ago.  

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One year after two Galveston County school districts failed to meet state standards, every county district got passing marks in the most recent Texas Education Agency’s 2017 accountability results.

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Summer has definitely tightened its grip on Southeast Texas, though increased wind speeds, a few more clouds and a somewhat elevated chance for scattered thundershowers may make the heat a little more bearable over the next 2-3 days. Nevertheless, the outlook for the next week and beyond sug…

  • By MELISSA TUCKER
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The health care industry is undergoing massive change, with a focus on reduced cost, improved health outcomes and enhanced customer experience. Although we all agree on the goals, it does not mean this change is easy. The members of the community that rely on Gulf Coast Center for services k…

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The unseasonably mild weather Galveston County residents have been enjoying lately came to a sweltering end Friday when the National Weather Service issued its third heat advisory of the summer.

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Two people were arrested and face felony drug charges after they were caught up in an investigation about synthetic cannabis coming from a trailer park.

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A bill that would require Texas doctors to get explicit permission from patients before placing a do-not-resuscitate order moved closer to passage in the Texas Legislature on Thursday. 

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An Austin man was arrested early Wednesday morning after leading police on a chase from Galveston to Texas City.

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The Texas City Lady Stings began new head coach Mel Salazar’s tenure with the team with a tough loss at home against the Alvin Lady Jackets in Tuesday’s season opener. But, in a young season with an even younger team, Salazar saw some flashes of brilliance in the defeat

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Prosecutors in Oklahoma will seek the death penalty for William Lewis Reece, the man charged in the 1997 killings of Jessica Cain and Laura Smither.

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The Galveston-Texas City Pilots Association Monday placed a 41-foot draft restriction on the Texas City ship channel after discovering worse shoaling than expected, leading to significant lost revenues for the city’s port, officials said.

  • By MARY MCCLURE
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It simply cannot be overstated. Galveston County is extraordinarily lucky to have a Community Health Center as modern, well-equipped and beautiful as Coastal Health & Wellness. Our two clinics, in Texas City and Galveston, rival and often surpass many private practices. In fact, our new …

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The attorney representing a Baytown man accused of stabbing his 16-year-old girlfriend to death and hiding her body in a wooded area in Texas City has requested an insanity and competency examination.

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The state’s windstorm insurer of last resort will increase premium rates by 5 percent in 2018 despite firm opposition from several state legislators and Galveston County residents.

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Tropical Storm Emily spun up overnight from a 1,011 millibar low along a lingering frontal boundary in the Gulf of Mexico. The main threat from Emily will be heavy rains over Florida as the system tracks east across the state toward the Atlantic. While not entirely unexpected, Emily is a goo…

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A bill filed Friday by State Rep. Wayne Faircloth proposes the creation of state commission that would study Texas' school finance issues, and explore the possibility of creating, or continuing, financial break for Galveston County school districts. 

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The county sheriff’s office has been approved to partner with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a program that will allow certain sheriff’s deputies to investigate people’s immigration status.

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Ronnie Lawrence Rhem, 27, pleaded guilty to a charge of tampering with physical evidence with intent to impair and had a charge of possession of a control substance dismissed as part of the plea agreement, Assistant District Attorney Tiffany Alfred said.

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The Texas Senate gave preliminary approval Monday to an education bill that would bring some relief to school districts hit hardest by the loss of funding through a state program scheduled to end this year.

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A Dickinson man is suing a Texas City car repair shop, asserting that he paid for car repairs only to find out his car was not being worked on.

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Weather during the last half of July is often fairly benign in Galveston County. Weather systems over the country tend to be quite sluggish this time of year, with persistent high pressure and minimal impact from frontal systems that tend to stall to our north. So, barring the occasional tro…

  • By HARVEY CAPPEL
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I was raised on a small farm. We had three or four cows, a dozen or so chickens, a pig, a few geese and 140 rabbits. Yes rabbits are as easy to grow as weeds.

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Jarion Jamal Warner, 19, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, unauthorized use of a vehicle, unlicensed possession of a firearm by a felon and evading arrest with a vehicle in connection to the incident. He is being held in Galveston County jail on $240,000 in bond, jail records show.

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Galveston County was one of more than two dozen agencies to receive funding for anti-terrorism programs through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Where was the AP fact check during Obama's term? Where was the investigation of Obama's attempt to influence the 2015 Israeli election?

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On April 11, 1842, an itinerant printer and adventurer named Samuel Bangs pulled a single sheet of paper off a hand-cranked press he’d installed in rented space in downtown Galveston, launching The Daily News. The articles, photographs and illustrations collected here chronicle and commemora…