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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.

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Even though it is still May, it is time to begin thinking about Hurricane Season and what we need to do to be prepared for nature’s most destructive storm. Consequently, this week has been designated as Hurricane Preparedness week by the National Weather Service.

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More middle-class students are looking at local community colleges like College of the Mainland and Galveston College to get a quality education at a more affordable price.

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A wonderful thing happened Saturday in Texas City Independent School District. Our taxpayers in both Texas City and La Marque came together for the better good of the community and our students by approving the 2018 district bond referendum.

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Nine Texas projects are on a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers list to receive part of $360 million in funding for Hurricane Harvey recovery projects, but details about when those projects will start and what they will entail aren't exactly clear.

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Texas City Independent School District voters Saturday approved a $136.1 million bond referendum with almost 70 percent of the vote, overcoming public outcry about spending money on La Marque schools and backlash against a campus anti-violence rally.

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Dee Ann Haney lost her seat on the Texas City commission Saturday, two days after a Galveston County grand jury indicted her on two counts of manslaughter, as Bruce Clawson and Phil Roberts were the top two finishers for commissioners-at-large positions.

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Hurricane Harvey isn’t the county’s first rodeo when it comes to disaster response. Galveston County has successfully managed and implemented U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development and Federal Emergency Management Agency recovery programs for almost 10 years — dating back to Hurrica…

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With Galveston County Commissioners seemingly settled on a plan for a bridge for Pelican Island, dreams of a rail line onto Pelican Island will take a back seat, for now.

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A 46-year-old man was arrested on Friday and charged with murder, police said. He is accused of shooting and killing a woman inside a Texas City home they shared last Saturday.

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Texas City fell to Splendora in Game 2 of the Region III-5A area round of the playoffs, 7-2, at North Shore High School. The loss ended their playoff after they lost the second consecutive game in the best of the three series.

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While we love living in our beautiful city, we have serious issues and need a true leader in the mayor’s office to guide us through these times. Kimberley Yancy understands that our next mayor will need to provide the leadership necessary for all parts to work together to be successful.