• By BRANDON C. WILLIAMS Correspondent
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Eighty-eight picks came and went in the 2017 NFL Draft before D’Onta Foreman's dream became more true than he could ever imagine. Foreman, the Texas City native and University of Texas All-America running back, was selected by the Houston Texans in the third round (89th overall) on Friday night, assuring that his family and friends won't have to go far to see him begin his professional career.

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In a move meant to pre-empt other litigation, the attorney for the Galveston-Texas City Pilots Association filed a motion Wednesday in Galveston County District Court asking a judge to declare the group’s procedures constitutional.

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A surface low near Fort Worth, a weak cold front and an upper-level trough tracking across the center of the country has contributed to quite breezy conditions locally, along with cloudy to partly cloudy skies and a slight chance for rain. Galveston has already reported 23-mph winds and 31-m…

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Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush sent a letter to Donald Trump on Monday, urging the president to include $15 billion for a coastal barrier system for Houston and Galveston in his plans for national infrastructure projects.

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Five Galveston County softball teams will begin their playoff journeys this week, starting with a one-game series today.

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Behind catcher Sam Martinez’s monster game (4-for-4, grand slam home run, two triples, eight runs batted in, three runs scored), the Lady Stings mashed out 15 hits and jumped all over the Lady Tors to punch their ticket to the postseason with a 15-2 win in five innings in Game 1 of a tiebreaker doubleheader Monday at Alvin High School.

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The 79th Galveston County Fair & Rodeo officially opens today, but action was already in full swing at the fairgrounds in Hitchcock on Thursday. Livestock show participants and cook-off hopefuls began checking in, and organizers opened a late-night sneak peek of the carnival.

  • By RONEY MCCRARY
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My opponent, Melissa Skipworth, can rest assured that there will be no controversy over Dr. Warren Nichol’s leadership (“Vote to end stagnation at COM,” The Daily News, April 19). Our college has been blessed to have the “Nick Saban” of community college presidents join our college family.

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It’s spring in Texas. That means some beautiful crystalline blue days; weather as near perfect as weather ever is.

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A storm complex moved across Galveston County causing havoc in the Santa Fe area where 7 to 9” caused flooding. Ironically, rainfall amounts were quite varied even across small areas as the storms tended to move slowly across the same locales. As a result, precipitation totals at official re…

  • By MELISSA SKIPWORTH
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I recently spoke at a candidate forum about the need for greater transparency from College of the Mainland’s board of trustees. My opponent, Roney McCrary, also spoke at this event and referred to COM’s need to pass a bond, saying: “Aging facilities are something that we do need to address. …

  • By JACK CROSS
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Rob Kaplan, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, said in a recent Bloomberg op-ed that the U.S. economy is getting stronger. But, he added that challenges remain that require steps beyond monetary policy.

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Texas City firefighters, police, dignitaries and some survivors gathered Wednesday for the solemn annual ceremony remembering those killed in the 1947 ship explosion that has come to be known as the Texas City Disaster.

  • By JOHN SANCHEZ
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The success of the annual Oceans of Opportunities Job Fair in Galveston always depends on those who attend the job fair and who are looking for a job or a better job.

  • By GARY MILLER
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Federal, state and local taxpayers, pay $620 billion a year for 40 million independent school district students. A national average of $15,500 per student, not counting fundraisers and corporate grants. Before federal involvement our “world best” schools were “lowest cost."

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Rain has been hard to come by so far this month in most of Galveston County, with only 0.01” of rain at Galveston so far and 0.02” at the NWS Office in League City/Dickinson. This lack of moisture is particularly evident near the coast, where a persistent “cap” (layer of warm, stable air alo…

  • By HARVEY CAPPEL
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I enjoy “alternative truths,” in my humorous stories; you may detect a few if you read this. I’ve been serious too long and it’s starting to affect my hair growth, my sense of love and my intelligence.

  • By JEROME W. CROWDER & PEGGY L. DETERMEYER
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A recent poll found that one-third of individuals in the U.S. did not know that the Affordable Care Act and Obamacare were the same thing. Such disconnects between policy and popular culture indicate the real potential for future misunderstanding of any other health care related laws and pol…

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Galveston County's representatives in Washington, D.C. said Friday that they supported a U.S. missile attack in Syria order by President Donald Trump on Thursday night.