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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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The funeral procession for former Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas pauses in front of City Hall on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, after the service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Thomas, 80, died April 19 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She became nationally known for her leadership during hu…

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  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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On the Gulf Coast, we’re surrounded by salt. Salt air, salt water and salt grass are all around us, and two League City residents are now putting that salt in the kitchen.

  • By UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH
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Drs. Scott Weaver and George Saade, both experts on the Zika virus, will be guests on Great Day Houston on Monday. Weaver will speak about research being conducted to combat the Zika virus and Saade will talk about the danger that the virus poses for women who are pregnant or considering get…

  • By ALICIA ROSS Correspondent
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Making the old-fashioned coconut macaroons last week got me to thinking about another cookie. Growing up, it was always a treat to take the scraps of my mom’s pie pastry, sprinkle them with sugar and cinnamon, and bake them on a piece of foil. Drizzled with honey, they were a special, practi…

  • By DR. VICTOR S. SIERPINA
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I observed with some curiosity and even astonishment the recent march for science. It would not seem that science would need a march to buttress up some wavering ramparts of rationality and logical method. Indeed, science is, by its nature, a continuous process of discovery, of unfolding, of…

  • By DR. SALLY ROBINSON
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April is Fetal Alcohol Awareness month. The American Academy of Pediatrics has a discussion about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in healthychildren.org. They describe FASD as an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol d…

  • By DRS. DAVID NIESEL AND NORBERT HERZOG
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Spinal injuries are devastating for patients and their families as they cope with their new realities. New technology suggests that patients can overcome some of the limitations following an injury. An international team of scientists has designed implants that allow paralyzed monkeys to wal…

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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I once heard from a football defensive coach, “Get to the ball fast as possible and be mad when you get there.”

  • By CONNIE PATTERSON
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I’m a BOI ... I “bought on the island” three years ago. My husband and I found Galveston to be the perfect place to retire with the Gulf setting, the historical charm and the relaxed vibe of the folks here. Meeting real BOI’s has always charmed me because they’re so passionate about their ho…

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When government talks about seizing private property through eminent domain, Americans rightfully get their backs up. The notion runs counter to ideals in a nation founded by the belief that a right to property is fundamental and that government exists to protect private property.

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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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League City council today will consider approving a $418,656 contract with Houston-based AAA Asphalt Paving to repair about a mile of streets in the historic district.

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Owner Nelly Quijano lost a fight earlier this month to move a 120-foot sign the state agency had condemned in an eminent domain action to another nearby spot with the city’s permission.

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Returning from a visit to the University of Texas Medical Branch’s Victory Lakes campus and H-E-B, I came over the causeway to see all of the newly-planted oleanders in bloom. What a beautiful greeting! Then, as if to "top it off," there was our cemetery with a profusion of bright yellow cor…

  • By KATE MARX
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Saturday, Galveston will showcase the first-ever Pet-A-Palooza — a family event for pet lovers and a special day for one's four-legged family members. This new outreach event will take place on the grounds of and street adjacent to First Lutheran Church, 25th and Winnie streets in historic d…

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Kito Holliday, technical manager at Management Science Associates, will explain how he made the leap from university research to solving computational-analysis problems in the business world during the next presentation of the University of Houston-Clear Lake Physics Lecture Series. He prese…

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Ride the rails in California or hop a riverboat in Europe with two upcoming trips with the College of the Mainland 50 Plus Program. Adults of any age can join breathtaking excursions along the California coast or Danube River.

  • By LESLIE KRIEWALDT
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Leadership at Odyssey Academy almost takes as many forms as there are students. Earlier this month, we invited parents to attend student-led conferences where our students discussed their academic goals, their progress and achievements, and even areas in which more progress might be desired.…

  • By BILL SARGENT, MARK MANSIUS & JOHN GAY
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Last year, Congress passed a Continuing Resolution to avoid shutting the government down and to avoid dealing with a funding measure in the midst of a presidential election. Congress returns to work today and has only four days before government funding runs out. It seems to be a recurring t…

  • By ROBERTO TORRES
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“Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick tempered displays folly.” — Proverbs 14:29

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Mulch in rebuilt medians of state Highway 3 in League City is awaiting crews to plant sabal, crepe myrtle, iris and foxtail fern as an ongoing beautification project nears completion.

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Three young Galveston County residents — with so much ahead of them — took their own lives after being bullied by peers and people they knew. This series — Bullied to the Brink — is about problems and possible solutions to what experts call a crisis.

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Robert’s mother asked a routine question posed to sixth-grade boys on school nights: Had he done his homework?

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By policy and practice, The Daily News very rarely publishes information from unnamed sources or agrees to shield the identity of sources through the use of pseudonyms.

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Bailie Lundy, 15, took her pit bull Cane outside on the afternoon of Feb. 12. She had gone to church with her family in the morning, and then cleaned out the rabbit cage in the garage. It was a normal Sunday.

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Brandy Vela, 18, healed the animals in her household — bandaging injured cat paws and splinting a broken foot for a backyard chicken.

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Tracy Sanford wondered where her daughter’s school bus was on Dec. 7, 2015. Bus 125, carrying the teenager, was late and the family was having a first birthday party for her older daughter’s baby.

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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.

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When alarm clocks go off Monday morning, you can rest assured a lot of children and teenagers will wake up afraid to go to school. They dread being verbally or physically tormented by a classmate or classmates. Or they worry about being excluded and shunned.

  • By HAROLD RALEY
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My cousin’s cleaning out his garage; he’s already found his old Harley, missing for 22 years. No sign yet of his ‘67 Buick.

  • By FRANCES POWELL
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Happy birthdays to Melanie Patton, Julie Foutch, Katherine Overbeck Maxwell, Nicki Lawson, Shelly Nussenblatt Kessler, Rebecca King Freuhan, Peggy McNeel Rapp, Darrell Apffel, Nick Gaido, Tommy and Bernie Youngblood, Sarah Piel, Gene Bindhammer, Bruce Clawson and Linda Dabney. Happy annivers…

  • By WALT CANDELARI
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One of the easiest ways for a burglar to gain entry into a residence is simply by kicking the door in. It doesn’t have to be a power karate kick or using a “sledge-o-matic.” Several repeated kicks, properly placed, and the door lock is defeated. When you look at what gives way, surprisingly …

  • By JACKIE COLE
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Galveston could lose two parks on May 6. Park land is considered precious enough that the Galveston Charter requires a vote of the people to sell any park land. The May 6 ballot asks to sell two city parks using the proceeds in other parks. Gus Allen and Jones are small neighborhood parks an…

  • By MARY BETH BASSETT
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While volunteering at a Rotary Club youth camp in East Texas earlier this year, I overheard some students talk excitedly about a new development in their town — a Dairy Queen was moving in. Hearing that made me stop and think about how fortunate I am to live in a town with so much to experience.

  • By BRUCE WILLIAMS
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DEAR BRUCE: My husband has a 401(k) and 403(b) with Fidelity Investments. When he started drawing at 70 1/2 he requested 15 percent to be withheld toward his taxes. Fidelity did this until 2016, when they said they would no longer honor his written request. He would have to call every year a…

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Saturday, good conditions continued for fishermen although there was a shift to a southwest wind early. The not so popular wind did not last, as a shift to the south and southeast followed by late morning.

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The new McWhirter Elementary School, rebuilt with money from a bond passed in 2013, looks like a school designed by Apple, a technology company known for open, modern offices meant to foster creativity and collaboration among employees.

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The family of an 8-year-old League City girl who died after a car crash filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Thursday in Galveston County courts against a woman charged in the fatal collision and against the car manufacturer.

  • By MARGARET BARNO
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"Galveston 1900, Indignities, Book Six: The Altercation," by N.E. Brown, N.E. Brown Publisher, Copyright 2017, paperback, 320 pages, $12.95

  • By ARNETTA HENDERSON
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My name is Arnetta Henderson. I am an alumna, former employee and supporter of College of the Mainland. I am seeking election to the COM Board of Trustees, Position 7 — At Large, in order to promote ethics, equality and educational excellence at the college. During the past several years, a …

  • 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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The Texas 14th Court of Appeals remanded Tuesday a case back to the 56th District Court and suggested how League City should refund property owners in Magnolia Creek subdivision.

  • By BILL SPILLAR
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I’m writing to support David Rac as he seeks the office of trustee on the Texas City Independent School Board of Trustees. I have known David for over 30 years and know him to be a person of integrity, patience, compassion and intelligence.

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Editor’s Note: Trond Saeverud, conductor and musical director of the Galveston Symphony Orchestra, talked about the Sunday concert, the final performance of the season.

  • By MARK LARDAS
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“Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich,” by Norman Ohler, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017, 304 pages, hardcover, $28

  • By DOROTHY CHILDRESS
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Hitchcock has realized significant infrastructure and residential developments under leadership of our current mayor and city commissioners and I commend them for that. Hitchcock is now entering a new phase of positive change and progress with a number of ongoing projects in working or plann…

  • By ERIC CHAPA
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Over the past several months, it has become well known that the San Jacinto Waste Pits pose a serious threat to downstream communities such as ours. It seems more and more residents of these communities wish to see this site capped. As a resident of Galveston, I agree. However, I wish there …

  • By SARA PETERS
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I believe Sally Branson is the right candidate for Friendswood City Council Position 2. Having worked with Sally for various local community projects, I can personally attest to her strong work ethic and absolute integrity. She champions the concept that protecting our community means protec…

  • By CURTISS BROWN
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I hope everyone one has the facts about the May 6 bond election in Galveston. I know not everyone gets a water bill and not everyone gets the newspaper, and not everyone can attend a public meeting to hear about the details of the proposition.

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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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Like a lot of people in Galveston, Daily News editors Thursday were pondering the loss of Lyda Ann Thomas, the civic leader and former mayor who died Wednesday of cancer.

  • By MARY BETH BASSETT
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While volunteering at a Rotary Club youth camp in East Texas earlier this year, I overheard some students talk excitedly about a new development in their town — a Dairy Queen was moving in. Hearing that made me stop and think about how fortunate I am to live in a town with so much to experience.

  • By BRUCE WILLIAMS
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DEAR BRUCE: My husband has a 401(k) and 403(b) with Fidelity Investments. When he started drawing at 70 1/2 he requested 15 percent to be withheld toward his taxes. Fidelity did this until 2016, when they said they would no longer honor his written request. He would have to call every year a…

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Saturday, good conditions continued for fishermen although there was a shift to a southwest wind early. The not so popular wind did not last, as a shift to the south and southeast followed by late morning.

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The new McWhirter Elementary School, rebuilt with money from a bond passed in 2013, looks like a school designed by Apple, a technology company known for open, modern offices meant to foster creativity and collaboration among employees.

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The family of an 8-year-old League City girl who died after a car crash filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Thursday in Galveston County courts against a woman charged in the fatal collision and against the car manufacturer.

  • By MARGARET BARNO
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"Galveston 1900, Indignities, Book Six: The Altercation," by N.E. Brown, N.E. Brown Publisher, Copyright 2017, paperback, 320 pages, $12.95

  • By ARNETTA HENDERSON
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My name is Arnetta Henderson. I am an alumna, former employee and supporter of College of the Mainland. I am seeking election to the COM Board of Trustees, Position 7 — At Large, in order to promote ethics, equality and educational excellence at the college. During the past several years, a …

  • 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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The Texas 14th Court of Appeals remanded Tuesday a case back to the 56th District Court and suggested how League City should refund property owners in Magnolia Creek subdivision.

  • By BILL SPILLAR
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I’m writing to support David Rac as he seeks the office of trustee on the Texas City Independent School Board of Trustees. I have known David for over 30 years and know him to be a person of integrity, patience, compassion and intelligence.

  • From Staff Reports
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Editor’s Note: Trond Saeverud, conductor and musical director of the Galveston Symphony Orchestra, talked about the Sunday concert, the final performance of the season.

  • By MARK LARDAS
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“Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich,” by Norman Ohler, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017, 304 pages, hardcover, $28

  • By DOROTHY CHILDRESS
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Hitchcock has realized significant infrastructure and residential developments under leadership of our current mayor and city commissioners and I commend them for that. Hitchcock is now entering a new phase of positive change and progress with a number of ongoing projects in working or plann…

  • By ERIC CHAPA
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Over the past several months, it has become well known that the San Jacinto Waste Pits pose a serious threat to downstream communities such as ours. It seems more and more residents of these communities wish to see this site capped. As a resident of Galveston, I agree. However, I wish there …

  • By SARA PETERS
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I believe Sally Branson is the right candidate for Friendswood City Council Position 2. Having worked with Sally for various local community projects, I can personally attest to her strong work ethic and absolute integrity. She champions the concept that protecting our community means protec…

  • By CURTISS BROWN
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I hope everyone one has the facts about the May 6 bond election in Galveston. I know not everyone gets a water bill and not everyone gets the newspaper, and not everyone can attend a public meeting to hear about the details of the proposition.

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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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Like a lot of people in Galveston, Daily News editors Thursday were pondering the loss of Lyda Ann Thomas, the civic leader and former mayor who died Wednesday of cancer.