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For many residents, memories of the destruction during Hurricane Ike in 2008 remain. But sociologists estimate people only remember the worst effects of a hurricane for about seven years, according to the National Weather Service. Here’s a list of the deadliest and costliest hurricanes in U.…

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If you’re going to stay for a hurricane, you’ll need to be prepared for weeks of sweltering humidity without electricity, so having a reliable generator can help you stay cool, calm and connected.

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Staying connected on the road means having to charge phone and laptop computer batteries, and one simple device can keep you in the loop.

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Sometime about Sept. 14, 2008, a lot of people who’d stayed for Hurricane Ike made a depressing discovery: All the emergency water they’d run into their bathtubs had leaked out.

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, even people in Jeeps with snorkel kits attached were driving around on four weak links — the tires.

 

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Seven miles offshore of Jamaica Beach, the state is building an artificial reef that will develop into a teeming fish habitat — the first of its kind in public waters near Galveston Island.

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Thirty Santa Fe residents — among the students, parents, teachers, administrators and emergency responders — came to the state capital on Thursday to speak with Abbott at the third day of his school safety roundtable, an expert panel he announced hours after the shooting happened.

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Nearly a week after a gunman killed 10 and wounded more than a dozen others at a high school in a neighboring district, Texas City school trustees on Thursday took steps toward increasing security.

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Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the accused shooter in the mass killing at Santa Fe High School, was in violation of a school district dress code — one meant to prevent students from concealing weapons — when he wore a trench coat on campus May 18.

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Residents assembled under cloudy skies Wednesday night at Greater Barbour’s Chapel Baptist Church to pray for a community just down the road in Santa Fe, just days after a gunman killed 10 and wounded a dozen more in spree of violence at Santa Fe High School.

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Following Friday's fatal shooting at Santa Fe High School, several local experts were invited to speak at Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's roundtable discussion on gun violence and possible legislative solutions.

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The Gulf Coast chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering its Disaster Distress Helpline to people suffering with emotional distress such as overwhelming anxiety, trouble sleeping and other depression-like symptoms after mass shooting Friday in Santa Fe.

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We don’t suggest that putting metal detectors in all schools would prevent all mass killings. We certainly don’t suggest it’s the only security measure area school districts should consider in the aftermath of a shooting at Santa Fe High School that left 10 dead and many others wounded.

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It seems in this day and age we must stop worrying about the critics of metal detectors in our schools, and the “message it sends our students,” and get them in place. We need maximum security for our children.

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Today is Election Day in runoffs from the party primaries held March 5. In parts of Galveston County, Republican voters are choosing a county commissioner and party precinct chairs.

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With Friday’s deadly school shooting, Santa Fe, Texas, is at the center of the media universe. And by extension, so is Galveston County and the state of Texas. This is our moment to help others — both in the past and future — on how to best deal with such a tragic and human crisis.

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School administrators, lawmakers, school safety experts and law enforcement, including Galveston County District Attorney Jack Roady, will attend roundtable discussions this week in Austin to discuss gun safety and school and community preparedness.

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Specious arguments, it seems, are a natural byproduct of terrible events such as the shooting Friday at Santa Fe High School in which eight children and two adults were shot dead and more than a dozen others were wounded.

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Following Friday’s school shooting at Santa Fe High School, most of us in Galveston County are feeling mad, hurt, confused and noticeably numb. Professionals will say this is normal. But what is not normal is the reason for the why.

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Mr. Shooter, I am not going to mention your name in relation to the deadly and repulsive event you wrought at Santa Fe High School. You do not deserve this acknowledgment in neither my eyes nor ink.

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It should have been just another beautiful spring day on the Texas coast. It should have been a day for high school students and their teachers to think about the coming summer break. All the dread should have been about final exams, the outcome of those state-mandated tests that had seemed …

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Some crying, others silent, hundreds of community members stood closely together in an open field near the Texas First Bank and clutched candles and red roses in remembrance of the Santa Fe shooting victims.

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In the aftermath of a mass shooting that left 10 dead and another 10 injured, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday said that legislators should act to prevent further mass shootings from happening in Texas.

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Just hours after at least 10 people were shot and killed at Santa Fe High School, organizations and community members across Galveston County are setting up fundraising efforts, blood drives and vigils.

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Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, who police have named as the suspect in a deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School, had photos of guns and shirts emblazoned with the words “Born to Kill” on his Facebook and Instagram accounts. 

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Just hours after at least nine people were shot and killed at Santa Fe High School, President Donald Trump said that mass shootings have been "going on too long in our country."

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Sea Star Base Galveston will have its Meet a Mariner Day event at noon May 19 in the Commodore Room of the base at 7509 Broadway in Galveston.

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A Deer Park man Wednesday was sentenced to 10 years deferred probation for his involvement in an attempted shooting in Galveston and a drug trafficking incident in Texas City in 2016.