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A meeting between officials from multiple agencies to discuss what the next step should be in an investigation regarding the body of a 6-year-old Texas City boy has been delayed.

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Friday was the ballot application deadline for candidates intending to run for open positions in local races for the May 6 elections in Galveston County.

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Greater Barbour’s Chapel Baptist Church filled its pews again Monday, just a couple of days after Bailie R. Lundy’s funeral was held in the same church.

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The Texas City Lady Stings overcame an early Ball High goal, and then held off a Lady Tors team known for late comebacks for a District 23-5A win Saturday.

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In response to the brief in the Texas politics at a glance section ("Patrick promotes 'bathroom bill' nationally," The Daily News, Feb. 16): I have a question for Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton: Is there going to be a guard at every restroom where we h…

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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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Vocational Guidance Services is preparing for its seventh annual Talent Has No Boundaries job fair for people with mental and physical disabilities. This job fair will showcase the skills and talents of workers with disabilities who represent a diverse and vibrant talent pool for hire.

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The First Amendment to the Constitution allows for "people to peaceably assemble." When people destroy public and private property, they are wrong. When people attack police and citizens, they are wrong. When people hide behind masks and riot, they are cowards and criminals.

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The United States is the only country in the world that has local school districts.

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Excelling academically, 79 students were recognized at the fall induction ceremony of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at College of the Mainland. Members of Phi Theta Kappa, an international community college honor society, must meet its academic standards including completing 12 credit ho…

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Obamacare is the Republican tag for The Affordable Health Care Act. I recently saw a TV show where they asked people about the two names. Practically all were against Obamacare and for The Affordable Health Care Act; successful Republican brainwashing?

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Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush told state legislators Thursday that he planned to meet with President Donald Trump's administration to advocate for federal funding to build a protective hurricane barrier along the Texas coast.

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Sanctuary city Democrats elected by illegal migrants and green-card residents claim it’s legal since their local election laws permit it. It is fraud because it violates federal law and distorts national elections. Multiple voting by "snow birds" living north in summer and south in winter.

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Profits from the Mainland Medical Center Auxiliary’s Gift Shop, various book and jewelry sales throughout the year, candy cart and popcorn donations, as well as the auxiliary’s fall bake sale, go toward medical scholarships at College of the Mainland and for donations to Galveston County non…

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The 2017 Mardi Gras season kicked off with the annual Mainland Mardi Gras Parade in Texas City on Saturday. The event, presented by the Rotary Club of Texas City, featured numerous decorated floats complete with beads and candy. Mardi Gras in Galveston will begin on February 17.

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The state’s windstorm insurer of last resort has yet to pay many millions of dollars to school districts, cities and a community college for Hurricane Ike damage because of an appraisal clause in their contracts, an attorney representing the districts and cities said.

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The Rev. James Daniels is obviously not a part of the numerous evangelicals and Christian ministers who support Donald Trump; this, largely due to falsehoods and hateful rants now a part of mainstream media, and socialists who'd rather have Van Jones, Jeremiah Wright and Team Obama directing…

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Heart disease is America’s leading cause of death and the statistics are startling. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease contributes to about 610,000 deaths every year in the United States. That’s approximately one in every four deaths.

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While in the midst of a very troubling time for many in America, I participated in the annual parade celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. As the parade proceeded down its route, my mind reflected on a very relevant Bible scripture, which, according to me, exemplifies the times …

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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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The Galveston County Sheriff's Office on Friday warned area residents of a phone scam that involves callers posing as representatives of the department.

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The Three Musketeers called for the indictment of Hillary Clinton over the server-email issue ("Clinton's 'Emailgate' is back in the news," The Daily News, Jan. 23). They want an indictment on the charge of espionage. The part of the espionage law that the Three Musketeers are referencing is…

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As part of The Mary Kay Foundation’s annual shelter grants program, local women’s shelter Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County has received a $20,000 unrestricted grant to further the organization’s efforts to combat domestic violence and provide rehabilitation services throughout …

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On the night of Jan. 10, Judge Lonnie Cox of the 56th District Court was the featured guest speaker for a local political group at a restaurant in Texas City. There was a good turnout to hear him speak.