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The Texas City Independent School District’s Foundation for the Future has opened the nomination process for the 2017 Texas City Hall of Honor and 2017 La Marque Legacy Hall.

  • 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…

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The 10 a.m. CDT update from the National Hurricane Service has extended Tropical Storm Warnings west to High Island and a Tropical Storm Watch has been extended across Galveston Island to San Luis Pass. This reflects uncertainty on how far to the west the system will track before making its …

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The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm warning for part of the Louisiana coast, with a storm watch in effect from west of Intracoastal City, Louisiana to High Island.

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Amanda Hoover, who is listed as the dentist for the Lakes Dental Center, recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas in Galveston.

  • By CHARLES T. DOYLE
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The Daily News outlined the refund of $15 million in property taxes to Valero Energy Corp., which is using loopholes in Texas’ tax code to successfully protest its property tax valuations for recent tax years, unfairly receiving millions of dollars in refunds and shifting payment of taxes th…

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Although not technically a tropical storm yet, the National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the southeast Louisiana coast and a Tropical Storm Watch from southwest Louisiana to High Island, Texas. At 4 pm, the center of Potential Tropical Storm #3 was located 380 mil…

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A strong Election-Day showing carried a local farm owner to a win over a snow cone businessman in a La Marque City Council runoff election Saturday, while a tax resource manager won election to the College of the Mainland board of trustees.

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A 2-year-old child has been taken to an area hospital by air ambulance after being found floating in a swimming pool, authorities said. 

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High pressure over Texas and the Southwest, high pressure to the east and a frontal boundary and low pressure over the Plains are likely to bring us a sunny, breezy and warm weekend. While the surf may be a little rough, it should be a good weekend overall for outdoor activities if you do no…

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Fewer flights may take off from Galveston's Scholes International Airport if a plan to privatize parts of the Federal Aviation Administration passes into law.

  • By REV. JAMES E. DANIELS
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Every year as our community pauses to reflect on the events surrounding the acknowledgment of news arriving in Galveston that the slaves had been set free, I give honor to those four freedmen who took their freed status, worked on a cattle drive, took their wages and came to this area and ga…

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I’ve always felt that true summer begins when the overnight lows fail to drop below 80 degrees on the Island and struggle to get much below that mark on the mainland. At that point, the weather outside begins to feel downright muggy as I can attest after walking my dogs. With high humidity l…

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Two men were arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping early Saturday morning, after they allegedly attempted to force a woman into a van at a north county parking lot.

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will hold a public meeting on Monday to gather public input on a possible extension of the federal recreational red snapper season.

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Carol Denise Richardson, 49, was ordered by U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison back to prison for 14 months because she violated terms of a supervised release, said Angela Dodge, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s office.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday called a special session of the Legislature for July 18, which gives locals interested in maintaining quality in public education a little less than two months to lobby on behalf of that worthy cause.

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Summer can be a tough time for many varieties of vegetation in Galveston County. Long hours of near peak sunshine and a combination of high evaporation rates and extremely warm soil temperatures can put maximum stress on local plants — to the dismay of area gardeners.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called for legislators to return to Austin next month to deal with business they did not complete during this year's regular session.

  • By JAMES HOLLIS
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Galveston County has been growing at a rapid pace for a number of years. As a result, Island Connect, a division of Gulf Coast Center, established the League City Park and Ride service to meet the demands of residents commuting to Galveston on a daily basis.

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I was astounded to read The Three Musketeers latest defense of President Trump ("Trump-Russia a media distraction campaign," The Daily News, May 5) in which they assert “collusion during campaigning with anyone isn’t a crime under U.S. law.”

  • By DANIEL TORRES
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So, after speaking with the person in charge of the FunFest being held in Texas City over the weekend, I would like to recognize the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo organization for their unwavering support of local veterans, in offering entrance fee discounts.

  • By MELISSA SKIPWORTH
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In April, I discussed the stagnation plaguing College of the Mainland and appealed to the voters to elect leadership that will work to fully support the college’s mission and empower the institution to strive toward its full potential. This has been the message of my campaign from day one an…

  • By ELAINE CARRIO LEWTON
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I would like to send a big thank you to Avery Miller. She was the activity director at the Wayne Johnson Community Center at Carbide Park. This is from all the seniors at the center that miss you so much.

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A Nederland man was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for assaulting several Galveston County Sheriff’s Deputies who had stopped him because he had been driving on the wrong side of the highway.

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The Tropical Meteorology Project released its updated pre-season outlook today, revising its April forecast calling for a below-average season (in terms of the number of named storms) to one projecting an about average season. This is more in line with the outlook issued by the National Hurr…

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Texas City police Wednesday were investigating the possibility of a crime after several residents found racist fliers in their front yards.