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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.

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Just because someone is accused of drunken driving because of a failed Breathalyzer test doesn’t mean it’s a slam-dunk case, say several Galveston County legal experts who call into question the effectiveness of the devices.

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Wildlife volunteers this weekend found the first local sea turtle nests of the 2018 nesting season last Friday at Surfside Beach in Brazoria County, Texas A&M University at Galveston announced on Monday.

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April was exceedingly pleasant in Galveston County with relatively cool temperatures, plenty of sunshine and fairly low humidity levels. What also distinguished April weather it had a cooler monthly average temperature than March; a circumstance so unusual that we have to go back to 1938 to …

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May is the month of sunshine and flowers, birds singing in the wind, and the celebration of the mother figures in our lives, who so unselfishly provide love and support. While we take the time to celebrate and reflect on the support that we sometimes take for granted, we must remember there …

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Today is the start of early voting for the May 22 primary runoff elections. Polling locations will be open from May 14 to May 18, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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After 20 years of paying for the maintenance and operation of a flood control gate on Clear Creek, the Harris County Flood Control District wants Galveston County to pick up some of the costs.

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Kim Stripling quit her job so she could homeschool her 5-year-old son full time after Clear Creek Independent School District recommended sending him to an out-of-district campus that made her uncomfortable, she said.

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The family of a Texas City woman and young child killed in a Houston car crash in February sued the woman accused of causing the crash, and the bars accused of serving her alcohol while she was underage.

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As Texas City Independent School District builds a temporary campus next to Etheredge Stadium, some La Marque residents worry about the fate of four established trees including three live oaks, on the site.

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A missing 3-year-old boy was found safe Wednesday morning, about three hours after an Amber Alert asked people to look out for him.

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A Texas City Independent School District teacher has been fired after inadvertently sending a profane text message complaining about a 13-year-old special-needs student to the boy’s mother.

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A woman is suing the University of Texas Medical Branch in federal court, seeking $50 million for what she asserts was a campaign of sexual and racial discrimination.