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A program that offers payments to Hurricane Harvey victims who stay in hotels while looking for longer-term housing options has been extended.

  • By JAMES E. DANIELS
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As we undertake the recovery of the natural disasters that befell our nation and its territories, it is stunning to witness what our elected officials are trying to do in our national and state capitols.

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Four weeks after Hurricane Harvey badly flooded areas of the county, more than 17 day care centers remain temporarily closed, leaving parents looking for alternatives or waiting for their children’s schools to reopen.

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A former Texas City police officer, who was charged earlier this month for stealing money from a heart attack victim, has been arrested again, this time for allegedly intentionally ramming his girlfriend's car with his own vehicle.

  • By JOSEPH EVERETT
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Now that the state has passed the law of use of cellular devices that are not hands free, now the ultimate question, will this be enforced? As we all do, traveling around town, it is almost impossible to see any vehicle not operated by a driver with a cellphone in their hands. Either they ar…

  • By SANDRA WOODFORD
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Joe Elliott's letter ("The AP thinks we're stupid," The Daily News, Sept. 20) echoed my own sentiments about The Daily News' overuse of AP-authored articles to report so many news articles, especially those regarding President Trump, political takes on national and international news, and "f…

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Juan Louis Peralez, 50, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of arson after a trial had already begun, Assistant District Attorney Tiffany Alfred said.

  • By THELMA BOWIE
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During Nick Gary’s 2016 funeral services held Jan. 30, 2016, his brother, Russ, described how much his younger brother meant to him. Nick graduated at the top of his La Marque High School Class of 2000, and played basketball, baseball and football throughout his entire childhood.

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As more days pass from when Hurricane Harvey made landfall, residents around Galveston County are finding themselves in different stages of their personal recovery. Some are already working on repairing homes and interrupted lives.

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The Salvation Army of Galveston County is operating solo relief efforts after pulling out of a partnership with local entities and the American Red Cross, officials said.

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Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath, in a letter released Sept. 12, said he was working on a plan to financially help districts facing a decline in student population or property values because of Hurricane Harvey.

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Most business leaders and experts agree that Hurricane Harvey will cause an economic downturn in the short term, partly offset by recovery and rebuilding.

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An estimated 20,000 homes in Galveston County were flooded during Hurricane Harvey, scattering families and children to hotels, shelters and temporary housing in the county and elsewhere.

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Hurricane Harvey prevented some Del Papa Distributing Co. employees from making it to the warehouse, but the Texas City beer distributor still had work to do and orders to fill.

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After a hard-fought five-set road win over District 23-5A title contender Alvin Shadow Creek the evening before, the Santa Fe Lady Indians kept the proverbial pedal on the metal early Saturday afternoon with a 25-14, 25-17, 25-12 win at home over the Texas City Lady Stings.

  • By HERBERT FRANKOVICH
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I have read The Daily News for over 50 years. I like to read the editorial page and see what people are thinking about. The guest column by Alvin Sallee ("The last ship out of Cherburg," The Daily News, Sept. 12) was very interesting. I like hearing about history.

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The Dickinson Gators finally saw their first game action of the year on Friday night after Hurricane Harvey delayed the season by several weeks. The Gators dominated the Texas City Stings on their way to a 47-7 victory.

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A group of philanthropic organizations has reformed the Galveston County Recovery Fund to raise and distribute money for Hurricane Harvey relief.

  • By RICHARD CAPESTANI
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I have been riding the Metro bus No. 249 for over 10 years and was on the bus mentioned in the “Galveston-to-Houston bus line quietly begins service” article (The Daily News, Sept. 12). This is another example of outdated planning and poor service by transportation authorities.

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A Houston attorney is offering to represent anyone with damaged vehicles in a lawsuit against a contracting group after a road milling project on the north and south sides of Interstate 45 damaged many cars with flying debris left on the road.

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A former Texas City police officer turned himself into the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday on theft charges stemming from accusations that he took $2,400 in Christmas present money from a man as he sat stricken by a heart attack.

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It is said that history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does mimic itself. The same can be said for tropical cyclones. While each storm is unique, there are enough commonalities that we can learn from them.

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Advocates for the construction of a coastal barrier system say they don't believe Hurricane Harvey's flooding rains will dampen support for measures that are meant to protect from other types of hurricane damage.

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The omission has angered many people in Galveston who rent their homes out to short term guests, especially as approved hotels in the county have reported spots for the program filling up fast.

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Hurricane Harvey has caused a run on short-term rental properties and delays in many sales transactions, but area Realtors are optimistic the market will stabilize in longer term.

  • By BRIAN MOUSER Correspondent
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The Texas City Stingarees struggled early on offense, but their toughness on defense made things interesting late as they dropped their opening game of the season to the Clear Lake Falcons by the final score of 28-21 Friday night at Stingaree Stadium.

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Although area gas stations are receiving fuel shipments and several city officials have said they’re less concerned about Hurricane Harvey-related shortages, the price of filling up has risen an average of 27 cents a gallon across the nation in the past week, industry observers say.

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A Galveston man is threatening a lawsuit against a contracting group after work on the north side of Interstate 45 left many cars damaged by flying debris left on the road.

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Cooler and drier conditions have been a welcome balm for those recovering from the ravages of Hurricane Harvey. Even better, despite three active hurricanes in the Tropical Atlantic Basin, none are expected to threaten the local area in any significant manner. A high pressure ridge building …

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While many Galveston County contractors are already overwhelmed by the number of jobs created by flooding from Hurricane Harvey, they say there’s not yet a shortage of building materials. But that soon could change, they warn.

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The Galveston County Health District is offering free tetanus shots for people who haven’t received the vaccine in the past 10 years.

  • By RAYMOND SUMMERS
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Upon reading Michael A. Smith's editorial about postal service being AWOL, I became very agitated with his lack of sensitivity of the situation we were all enduring ("Postal Service going AWOL was inexcusable," The Daily News, Sept. 1).

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An evolving weather pattern with an upper-level high pressure ridge to our west and a deepening low pressure trough moving into the Great Lakes and Midwest and eastern third of the country this week will play a very important role in our weather both locally and over the U.S.

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Parents across Galveston County returning to work after Hurricane Harvey are coming up with last-minute plans for their children because several area school districts pushed back the start of classes.