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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…

  • By CELINA BULLOCK
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Another big Fourth of July celebration put on in Texas City and "again" the "only" restrooms for the thousands of people were the same two run-down porta-cans that are always filled, smelly, disgusting and no toilet paper.

  • By HENRY L. HOMRIGHAUS JR.
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Very disturbing letter by Robbie Guarnelo about the closing of the No. 7 bus route ("Please bring back bus route No. 7, The Daily News, July 8).

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A major redistricting trial that began in San Antonio on Monday could bring changes to congressional districts around the state, including the one that represents Galveston County.

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A legal battle between a Bacliff man and his municipal utility district over excess water charges could soon come to an end, according to the man’s lawyer.

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Former Texas City High School and University of Texas football standout and current Houston Texan D'Onta Foreman was honored with parade and celebration at Stingaree Stadium in Texas City on Saturday, July 7, 2017.  Foreman was selected by the Texans in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

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July has begun on a very different note than June. Through the first six days of June, Galveston had already received 4.14 inches of rain. By contrast, no rain has been reported at either Scholes Field in Galveston or the National Weather Service Office in League City.

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The owner of a staffing company providing temporary labor to marine businesses in Texas and elsewhere was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison for not paying employment taxes.

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Officials with the state’s windstorm insurer of last resort say they are optimistic that funding is sufficient to cover most catastrophes this hurricane season, pointing to strong financial management and the absence of major storms to strike the Texas coast in the past few years.

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More showers rolled across the already soggy coastal areas of Galveston County this morning. Even before these latest rains, Galveston had measured 9.22 inches of rain, giving the Island city its wettest June since 2004 when 10.98 inches of rain were recorded. While inland areas of the Count…

  • By GERALD PACKARD & DAVE SHADE
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We're writing this letter in honor and memory of Audie Leon Murphy, who was a member of the Army and awarded the Medal of Honor.

  • By HARVEY CAPPEL
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How about a little change of pace with a feel good story — a Trump-free moment?

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Tropical Storm Cindy, the first tropical storm since 2015 to near the Texas coast, made landfall early Thursday morning, but left a less-than-lasting impression on the Galveston County area.

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The worst of Tropical Storm Cindy’s effects were forecast to happen in the early morning hours. Officials in Jamaica Beach and Galveston warned that some roads might become impassible until tides recede.

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Coast Guard crews provided pumps for a sinking shrimp trawler and helped bring it into Freeport after it called for help early Wednesday.

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This morning, Tropical Storm Cindy is a disorganized storm that is still producing 60-mph hour sustained winds over sections of the Gulf of Mexico. The center is located around 200 miles southeast of Galveston with the storm currently tracking to the northwest at 8-mph. The latest thinking i…

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Tropical Storm Cindy, the first named tropical storm to appear in the Gulf of Mexico this year, formed on Tuesday, and Galveston County is among the places on the Texas Coast that could feel its effects in coming days.

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The disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Cindy. A Tropical Storm Warning extends west from Louisiana to High Island and a Tropical Storm Watch from High Island to San Luis Pass and the west end of Galveston County. At 1 p.m., CDT, Cindy was centered near 25.4…