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A woman struck by a truck while walking on state Highway 3 on Thursday evening died on Friday, officials confirmed Monday.

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Car thefts increased 15 percent in Galveston County in 2017 as an international criminal gang made its way into the area from Houston, according to law officers battling auto crimes.

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Page Rander, president of the Clear Creek Independent School District board of trustees, is facing a challenger this May who argues the district hasn’t been fiscally responsible enough.

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Moody National Bank filed a lawsuit against the Galveston County Republican Party Executive Committee this week, asking a district court judge to decide who is in control of the party's finances.

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will close a portion Galveston Bay to commercial and recreational oystering starting Monday, the department said in a Thursday press release.

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Dense fog and mostly cloudy skies, along with cool to chilly temperatures have characterized our February weather so far.

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A budget released by the White House on Monday proposes cuts to a number of federal coastal programs, including one that has helped put tons of sand on Galveston's beaches in recent years.

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According to the Texas School Survey, marijuana use among secondary students is increasing, with 38.2 percent of 12th-graders reporting that they have used marijuana at least once. Despite recent legalization movements in other states, marijuana remains a threat to public health and safety. …

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The U.S. Congress early Friday approved a massive budget agreement that includes almost $90 billion in disaster relief that will send more money to Texas to aid Hurricane Harvey recovery.

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A TV news report on Monday revealing the existence of a 2017 campaign finance complaint against Galveston County Judge Mark Henry on Tuesday led to a series of dirty tricks accusations.

  • By CHARLIE EVERTS
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In response to the guest column by David Michael Smith ("Mentally unstable Trump must be stopped," The Daily News, Jan. 27): Thanks for people like him. The liberal Democrats still haven't figured out why they lost the election.

  • By CLIFF MOUNTAIN
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I read with interest the letter to the editor by J.T. Edwards where he praises Randy Weber and slams Bill Sargent ("Congressman Weber is the real deal," The Daily News, Jan. 28). The problem is he cannot separate fact from fiction.

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The National Weather Service on Tuesday said a tsunami alert sent to some phones in the Gulf Coast area was just a test, that was accidentally sent out.

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The Texas Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on Tuesday to gather input of the design of a highway project that will be completed on Interstate 45 between the Galveston Causeway and FM 1764.

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A bipartisan group of Texas representatives on Friday sent a letter to the top leaders in the U.S. Senate to ask for action on stalled legislation that would send billions of dollars to states ravaged by hurricanes and other natural disasters last year.

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A project to repair part of Interstate 45 near Tiki Island might be finished earlier than expected, despite bad weather bringing construction crews to a halt in early January, state transportation officials said.

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Galveston County residents in Bacliff and Bayview were asked to conserve water Wednesday after a water main break in that area of the county required emergency repairs.

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Thousands of area residents working at NASA and other federal jobs face being furloughed Monday after a shutdown triggered Friday when lawmakers failed to approve a spending bill. But how bad it gets depends on how long the impasse lasts in the U.S. Senate, District 14 U.S. Rep. Randy Weber said.

  • By WARREN CLARK
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Congressman Randy Weber’s brochure claims he “Secured an extended red snapper season for our local recreational fishermen.” Whoa — smoke and mirrors! Where’s his honesty?

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The latest cold spell has resulted in an epidemic of frozen pipes around Galveston County. The mercury dipped to 25 degrees in Galveston and 20 degrees in League City, certainly giving the area a hard freeze and the coldest temperatures in Galveston since a 25-degree low on Feb. 2, 2011.

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On Jan. 5, I received a copy of a politically motivated criminal complaint directed to Galveston County District Attorney Jack Roady from Greg Enos. Enos’ accusations are frivolous and show his lack of understanding about criminal law. I ought to know. I’m board certified in criminal law, wa…

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A mix of freezing rain, sleet and even some snow affected Galveston County as temperatures dipped into the 20s on Tuesday. The sun came out on Wednesday, but ice continued to impact the county. All Galveston County school districts were closed and there were multiple accidents due to ice pat…

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday praised local leaders for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts and said he hopes to pass a third disaster relief bill before the money gets entangled in Washington policy battles.

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A Hitchcock man was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated assault on Wednesday, two months after police say he threatened three people with a knife during a drunken fight in a trailer park.

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A Galveston County softball coach was arrested and charged with indecency with a child, after being accused of taking pictures of and inappropriately touching a 14-year-old girl.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday urged Republican voters to replace State Rep. Wayne Faircloth in March's primary election and released a video endorsing Faircloth's challenger, Chambers County oilman Mayes Middleton.

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A Galveston County lawyer, known for making ethics complaints that have ousted judges in Galveston County, on Tuesday filed a criminal complaint against 56th District Court Judge, Galveston County Judge candidate, Lonnie Cox.