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Galveston County commissioners are exploring a lawsuit against the makers of addictive opioid prescription drugs as communities across the nation grapple with the consequences of an opioid crisis.

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Under increasing financial pressure, more than 240 school districts across the state have applied to waive the state-mandated requirement to maintain a student-to-teacher ratio of 22 to 1 in all classes from kindergarten through fourth grade, according to data released by the Texas Education…

  • By MARY BETH BASSETT
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Every now and then, I get questions from readers about park board issues. This week, I’ve decided to answer a couple that have come up rather frequently.

  • By HAROLD RALEY
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From time to time, countries, like amebas, feel an urge to subdivide. The latest is Spanish Catalonia. Before that it was Scotland and, in Belgium, the French-speaking south and the Dutch-speaking north threaten to split that nation down the middle. A few years ago Quebec seemed poised to le…

  • By TOM BASSING
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A decade after atomically bombing Japan into submission in August 1945, bringing at long last an end to the most destructive war in mankind’s enduring tradition of destructive war, the United States sought to rehabilitate the humble atom’s suddenly ferocious image.

  • By JEANNIE JANOTA
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In response to the letter by Kenneth Johnson (“Thank goodness the military doesn’t ‘take a knee,’” The Daily News, Nov. 16): Johnson clearly is among the many who simply do not understand that the “taking a knee” issue has absolutely nothing to do with the military, whatsoever.

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The other day, a friend and I were talking about life. Jokingly, I suggested I wouldn’t be surprised if at my funeral someone might say, “Well that was fun to watch while it lasted.”

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The Witchery’s Kimberley and Clyde Wood have thrown the Witches’ Ball for eight years now. They wanted a fun way to give back to the community so they donate all the profit to local charity, the Galveston Island Humane Society, because they love animals and Artist Boat because they care abou…

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A consulting firm is asking Hitchcock for $15,000 over five months to review the city’s organizational structure and financial operations, along with city planning and assessment, according to draft documents released to The Daily News on Friday.

  • By SCOTT WOMACK Trinity Standard
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The opening round of the 2017 Class 3A-I, Region III playoffs began Friday as the District 12-3A champion Hitchcock Bulldogs traveled to Waller ISD Stadium to challenge the District 11-3A fourth-seeded Trinity Tigers, with the Bulldogs prevailing, 34-22.

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A group of university and government scientists will attempt to estimate the number of red snapper that live in the Gulf of Mexico, in a study that could potentially effect the future of U.S. commercial and recreational fishing laws.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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A cold front is forecast to dominate the fishing scene this weekend, with gusty winds from the south before the front and the same from the north as it passes through. It looks as if it will be sometime after the front moves through those conditions will favor fishing.

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If you're looking for a trip down memory lane that the entire family can enjoy, look no further than the Bay Area Harbour Playhouse's presentation of the timeless classic "The Wizard of Oz," which will make its debut — for one show only — at 3 p.m. Saturday at 3803 state Highway 3 in Dickinson.

  • By BILL TINSLEY
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Every day we are bombarded with new allegations of sexual abuse and harassment by celebrities, corporate executives and politicians. The list is long. Perhaps it started with Bill Cosby, then Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes and others. The list is growing by the day.

  • By PETER DAVIS
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This week has been a great example of why Galveston in the fall is such a great combination. The water still hovers just over 70 degrees and the days have been beautiful. We still run patrol vehicles and are scheduled to do that until Dec. 1, at which time we’ll focus on rebuilding lifeguard…

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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Thanksgiving is traditionally a big day for runners and in the Galveston County area it’s no exception. Both islanders and mainland residents have opportunities to share some fresh air with family and friends before the turkey is cooked.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Another cold front is on its way and the early part of this weekend we could see a prefrontal bite taking place. One species of fish that reacts to such events is flounder. Flounder are bottom dwellers for the most part and when strong cold fronts blow through they could be left in pockets o…

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With mild weather and plenty of sunshine, it should come as no surprise that the first 15 days of November have given us much warmer and drier conditions than normal. Temperatures in League City are averaging a whopping 7.8 degrees above normal through the first half of this month and they a…

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A committee of Texas City and La Marque residents, district parents and some district staff will begin reviewing Texas City Independent School District campuses over the next several weeks.

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Nearly 30 people have applied for the open director position at the Port of Galveston, including high-ranking maritime officials, City Marshal Michael Gray and longtime port employee John G. Peterlin III.

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The story in Tuesday’s edition of The Daily News about local police officials meeting with church leaders to share how to be prepared against an attack similar to the one outside San Antonio earlier this month was disturbing and sobering.

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The Dickinson City Council on Wednesday made a group of appointments that the city hopes will help get money donated to the city for disaster relief into the hands of residents more quickly.

  • By PAUL BOOR
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I completely agree with the commentary by Kenneth Shelton (“Market should decide about hot tubs and restaurants,” The Daily News, Nov. 11) about the importance of free markets in a democracy, and local government steering frivolous issues such as hot tubs.

  • By DUSTIN CHASE Correspondent
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“Justice League” might be another clunky, dark comic book adaptation from the DC Universe, but its seriousness is part of its appeal versus “Thor: Ragnarok,” which feels more like junk food. If Cate Blanchett’s Hela was too much of a softy, Ciaran Hinds Steppenwolf (he looks even more ridicu…

  • By KENNETH JOHNSON
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In response to the letter by Rose Broussard Murphy ("Taking a knee is a constitutional right," The Daily News, Nov. 11): You are correct, Mrs. Murphy, it is not against the law to “take a knee during the national anthem, neither is burning a flag against the law."

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House lawmakers Tuesday passed legislation funding the federal flood insurance program for the next five years with reforms that would make it easier to raise premium rates and to drop policies and allowing private insurers to enter the market.

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Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore spent nine months in Galveston in the early 1980s, a time period that corresponds with the time that Moore is accused of sexually assaulting teenage girls in his home state.

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Galveston County and the greater Houston region face an increasing risk of Hurricane Harvey-scale rainfall because of climate change, a new study from a leading meteorologist and hurricane expert said.

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A new restaurant usually means seeing familiar foods presented with a new spin, and the newly opened Pappas Delta Blues Smokehouse delivers on that concept. Billed as “A new BBQ experience,” the smokehouse aims to elevate barbecue by using prime meats and updated Southern side dishes.

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If you’re a smoker or tobacco user, setting a date to quit can be an important step in protecting your health and the health of loved ones. The Galveston County Health District encourages tobacco users to take advantage of the Great American Smokeout on Thursday as a starting point to quit t…

  • By WILLIAM M. JOHNSON
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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others are collaborating to offer water testing opportunities for Galveston County private well owners affected by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey.

  • By DRS. DAVID NIESEL AND NORBERT HERZOG
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Strokes can be devastating events that can lead to permanent mental and physical impairments. The goal of treatment is to minimize the brain damage that results from loss of blood flow to a region of the brain. It is more than a little surprising that something in the venom of the deadly fun…

  • By DR. VICTOR S. SIERPINA
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Going to bed and waking up at about the same time regularly is a simple approach to maintaining a good sleep cycle. This is one of the reasons I fundamentally oppose the daylight saving time changes in falling back and springing ahead biannually. This bizarre time shift essentially knocks ev…

  • By UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH
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Faculty members from the University of Texas Medical Branch’s School of Health Professions occupational therapy program recently were recognized for outstanding achievement at the Texas Physical Therapy Association conference in Corpus Christi. Associate professor Lynne Hughes received the J…

  • By DR. SALLY ROBINSON
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What are chores and why is it important for children to have to do chores? Chores are simple tasks that help build planning skills and teach basic life skills. These basic life skills will help your child for the rest of his life with such tasks as cleaning, cooking, doing laundry and househ…

  • By DALE TAYLOR
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The fictional Johanna Leonberger of Paulette Jiles’ book “News of the World” represents hundreds of Americans who were taken captive or simply became part of First Nations people in the early days of this country.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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Sylvester Stallone became a famous, wealthy man for being known as one of the world’s greatest boxers as an actor. The character Rocky Balboa always fought his way back to the top after a multitude of negative life circumstances.

  • By JOSE L. OCHOA
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It's difficult for me to fathom the meaning of Laura Elder's editorial concerning the Galveston County Commissioners seeking to file a lawsuit against the manufacturers of opioids ("Suing can be habit forming with serious side effects," The Daily News, Nov. 12).

  • By SANDRA CLEGG
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In response to the article ("'We're becoming an RV park,'" The Daily News, Nov. 5): My home also was flooded during Hurricane Harvey. My son and I stayed in it and waded water for two days. We've ripped up soaked carpet, tore out Sheetrock and now are rebuilding.

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Sea Star Base Galveston recently hosted the 9th Biennial William I. Koch International Sea Scout Cup Regional Regatta Trial, “Aggie Cup,” on Saturday, Sept. 23, on Offatt’s Bayou, 7409 Broadway.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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The surf along the beach front was about as pretty as it gets Tuesday afternoon. A few anglers were fishing; however, the only report that came in indicated that there were some good catches from the rock groins across from Academy.

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In the wake of last week’s shooting in at a small church outside of San Antonio, church leaders from around Galveston, police officials and dozens of residents gathered at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Galveston on Monday.

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The lecture series, “The Brain,” continues with its second presentation “Anxiety, Stress, Trauma and the Brain — Science and Strategies” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing at Galveston College, 4015 Ave. Q in Galveston.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Several readers have called in recently asking if fishing was not unusually slow for this time of year. Most recently, Dwayne Adams asked that question and said that while he and his fishing buddies have read reports of nice stringers of fish being taken, their experience is that catches are…

  • By TOM BASSING Correspondent
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Kemah’s police chief and mayor have a gripe with the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting statistical program, though neither blames the federal agency for its data collection.

  • By CONNOR BEHRENS Correspondent
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League City’s proposed Parks, Trails and Open Space Master Plan is adaptable and will guide the city in developing parks, but some information has been misunderstood and misinterpreted, city officials said. 

  • By AHMED AHMED
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My prayers to Almighty and my sympathy, from all my heart and soul, are with the victims, their families and everyone who was hurt by violent acts of Muslims and non-Muslims in Nevada, New York, Texas and everywhere on earth.

  • By MARYANNE ROGERS
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In response to the editorial by Michael A. Smith ("An odd thing happened on the way to $61 billion," The Daily News, Nov. 5): Did you know that Bolivar Peninsula has been without a useable mandatory hurricane evacuation route since Hurricane Ike nine years ago?

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The route’s consistently low ridership Monday through Friday has prompted the city to propose a cut to the route entirely during the week, meaning no fixed-route buses would run from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on weekdays.

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League City residents and officials Saturday honored the military service of millions of Americans during a special Veterans Day ceremony attended by  more than a dozen current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Eight Galveston County high school football teams enter the state UIL playoffs this week with eyes on the prize of bringing home a state championship.

  • By GALVESTON COUNTY HEALTH DISTRICT
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If you’re a smoker or tobacco user, setting a date to quit can be an important step in protecting your health and the health of loved ones. The Galveston County Health District encourages tobacco users to take advantage of the Great American Smokeout on Thursday as a starting point to quit t…

  • By WILLIAM M. JOHNSON
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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others are collaborating to offer water testing opportunities for Galveston County private well owners affected by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey.

  • By DRS. DAVID NIESEL AND NORBERT HERZOG
  • 0

Strokes can be devastating events that can lead to permanent mental and physical impairments. The goal of treatment is to minimize the brain damage that results from loss of blood flow to a region of the brain. It is more than a little surprising that something in the venom of the deadly fun…

  • By DR. VICTOR S. SIERPINA
  • 0

Going to bed and waking up at about the same time regularly is a simple approach to maintaining a good sleep cycle. This is one of the reasons I fundamentally oppose the daylight saving time changes in falling back and springing ahead biannually. This bizarre time shift essentially knocks ev…

  • By UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH
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Faculty members from the University of Texas Medical Branch’s School of Health Professions occupational therapy program recently were recognized for outstanding achievement at the Texas Physical Therapy Association conference in Corpus Christi. Associate professor Lynne Hughes received the J…

  • By DR. SALLY ROBINSON
  • 0

What are chores and why is it important for children to have to do chores? Chores are simple tasks that help build planning skills and teach basic life skills. These basic life skills will help your child for the rest of his life with such tasks as cleaning, cooking, doing laundry and househ…

  • By DALE TAYLOR
  • 0

The fictional Johanna Leonberger of Paulette Jiles’ book “News of the World” represents hundreds of Americans who were taken captive or simply became part of First Nations people in the early days of this country.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
  • 0

Sylvester Stallone became a famous, wealthy man for being known as one of the world’s greatest boxers as an actor. The character Rocky Balboa always fought his way back to the top after a multitude of negative life circumstances.

  • By JOSE L. OCHOA
  • 4

It's difficult for me to fathom the meaning of Laura Elder's editorial concerning the Galveston County Commissioners seeking to file a lawsuit against the manufacturers of opioids ("Suing can be habit forming with serious side effects," The Daily News, Nov. 12).

  • By SANDRA CLEGG
  • 3

In response to the article ("'We're becoming an RV park,'" The Daily News, Nov. 5): My home also was flooded during Hurricane Harvey. My son and I stayed in it and waded water for two days. We've ripped up soaked carpet, tore out Sheetrock and now are rebuilding.

  • From Staff Reports
  • 0

Sea Star Base Galveston recently hosted the 9th Biennial William I. Koch International Sea Scout Cup Regional Regatta Trial, “Aggie Cup,” on Saturday, Sept. 23, on Offatt’s Bayou, 7409 Broadway.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
  • 0

The surf along the beach front was about as pretty as it gets Tuesday afternoon. A few anglers were fishing; however, the only report that came in indicated that there were some good catches from the rock groins across from Academy.

  • 8

In the wake of last week’s shooting in at a small church outside of San Antonio, church leaders from around Galveston, police officials and dozens of residents gathered at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Galveston on Monday.

  • From Staff Reports
  • 0

The lecture series, “The Brain,” continues with its second presentation “Anxiety, Stress, Trauma and the Brain — Science and Strategies” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing at Galveston College, 4015 Ave. Q in Galveston.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
  • 0

Several readers have called in recently asking if fishing was not unusually slow for this time of year. Most recently, Dwayne Adams asked that question and said that while he and his fishing buddies have read reports of nice stringers of fish being taken, their experience is that catches are…

  • By TOM BASSING Correspondent
  • 0

Kemah’s police chief and mayor have a gripe with the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting statistical program, though neither blames the federal agency for its data collection.

  • By CONNOR BEHRENS Correspondent
  • 1

League City’s proposed Parks, Trails and Open Space Master Plan is adaptable and will guide the city in developing parks, but some information has been misunderstood and misinterpreted, city officials said. 

  • By AHMED AHMED
  • 40

My prayers to Almighty and my sympathy, from all my heart and soul, are with the victims, their families and everyone who was hurt by violent acts of Muslims and non-Muslims in Nevada, New York, Texas and everywhere on earth.

  • By MARYANNE ROGERS
  • 1

In response to the editorial by Michael A. Smith ("An odd thing happened on the way to $61 billion," The Daily News, Nov. 5): Did you know that Bolivar Peninsula has been without a useable mandatory hurricane evacuation route since Hurricane Ike nine years ago?

  • 3

The route’s consistently low ridership Monday through Friday has prompted the city to propose a cut to the route entirely during the week, meaning no fixed-route buses would run from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on weekdays.

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  • 1

League City residents and officials Saturday honored the military service of millions of Americans during a special Veterans Day ceremony attended by  more than a dozen current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

  • 0

Eight Galveston County high school football teams enter the state UIL playoffs this week with eyes on the prize of bringing home a state championship.

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