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District officials say no major changes are expected as the Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees prepares to meet Tuesday to finalize a budget for the school year.

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U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke stopped in Galveston again on Friday, as part of his Congressional recess-long road trip across Texas. O'Rourke, a Democrat from El Paso, is campaigning against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz for his Senate set.

  • By DALONDO MOULTRIE The (New Braunfels) Herald-Zeitung
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Billye Henry, who, with her husband, Bob Henry, developed a resort on the Comal River into Schlitterbahn Waterparks, died Thursday. She was 87.

  • By NISHA ROADY
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Cut the baby in half. Remember when King Solomon mediated between two prostitutes (1 Kings Chapter 4)? He would have cut the baby in half, had the true mother not loved the baby enough to give it up in order to spare its life. The other woman would have seen the baby killed just so she could…

  • By KEVIN O'BRIEN
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I have to respond to the "Weber: Let insurance companies fix health care system” (The Daily News, Aug. 14) article: Randy Weber’s answer to fixing the Affordable Care Act is to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act and let insurance companies find solutions for America’s health care system.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Wind velocities began dropping Friday and should continue throughout this weekend. This is good news for weekend anglers and as a result, there likely will be a large number of boats on the water.

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St. George’s Episcopal Church will have its Paint with Wine and Cheese event from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at 510 13th Ave. N. in Texas City. Artist Lee Runion will lead the event. No experience is needed. The cost is $25 per person. Space is limited to the first 20 registrants. To RSVP,…

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For the past 30 years or so, the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce has been serving up Cajun-style shrimp with all the fixings along with cold beer and other drinks for its annual shrimp boil and dance.

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Several local animal shelters will be participating Saturday in NBC Universal’s third annual Clear the Shelters national pet adoption event, which is a community-driven effort to match animals with loving and permanent homes.

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The Moody Gardens Rainforest Pyramid has welcomed four new additions to its animal family in recent weeks with the birth of a prehensile-tailed porcupine and a female blue duiker antelope calf named Soksi.

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Jesus Ortega-Torres on Wednesday was arrested and later charged with burglary of a building. Several businesses between August 12 and 16 were burglarized at night time near the 4400 block of State Highway 3.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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Prospective triathletes can take the plunge Saturday at the last of three Swim and Sprint races on the Texas A&M-Galveston campus.

  • By RICK COUSINS
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Throughout August you’re invited to take a self-guided tour, with or without shoes, through the re-creation of third-world family residences called Compassion City. The display, created by a local family, is housed in the parking lot on the south side of Friendswood Methodist Church, 110 N F…

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Pull out those dancing shoes, and get ready to dance the night away, zydeco style, when Guyland and The Zydeco Blazers perform from 9 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday at Mr. Calvin’s Club, 6020 Martin Luther King Ave., in Hitchcock.

  • By DUSTIN CHASE
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From the director of “The Expendables 3” comes a film that’s as predictable and by the books as you can get in the action genre. If there are surprises along the way, it’s at the monstrous running time and complete change of direction in subject matter. “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” has a tonal p…

  • By RICK COUSINS Correspondent
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A few decades after the Civil War, a lone Methodist circuit-riding preacher stood on the banks of Chigger Creek to address the faithful farmers who rode or drove their buggies out on a Sunday morning. The group who heard him later went on to found what would become League City United Methodi…

  • By BILL TINSLEY
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Perhaps somewhere out there some extraterrestrials are listening to Jimmy Carter’s greetings and Chuck Berry singing, “Johnny B. Good” on the recordings launched into space aboard Voyager in 1977. Voyager has left the solar system and is in interstellar space.

  • By PETER DAVIS
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Last week our junior lifeguard and lifeguard teams competed in the United States Lifesaving Association National Lifeguard Championships in Daytona Beach. This competition is the culmination of multiple events all over the country.

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The director for the National Literacy Institute talked to prekindergarten teachers and staff for Galveston Independent School District about new strategies for improving their teaching methods during a training Thursday.

  • By VICKI KENWORTHY
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In reference to the column by Paul Newberry ("Cutler has a job, Kaepernick doesn't," The Daily News, Aug. 9): I believe the whole hubbub that Colin Kaepernick has brought to the table changes just about everybody’s take on football. It used to be a family game, but now, of course — politics …

  • By MERRI EDWARDS
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Cathy Gillentine's column ("Don't fall for the scam that I was a victim of," The Daily News, Aug. 15) reminded me of the same thing that happened to my husband a few years ago. The crooks, however, have changed their tactics a little.

  • By AYAN SARKAR
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My family lived in Galveston for two years, before moving to League City in 2007. When we first arrived in League City, I could see large trees and dense emerald green forests. As I look outside my car 10 years later, all I see are a plethora of restaurants and superstores. I understand that…

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This week is your chance to ensure a generous matching grant of $500,000 from the Mabee Foundation finds its way to the Salvation Army of Galveston County, where it will help thousands of people in need throughout our community.

  • By JERI KINNEAR
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I was somewhat dismayed by the Aug. 10 council workshop discussion of the East End Lagoon and the use of hotel occupancy tax (trickle down) funds from the convention center. Hotel occupancy tax funds in this year’s city budget (2018) are close to $3 million.

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Many years ago, when Chile was on the verge of civil war, a Belgian Jesuit priest named Father Roger Vekemans impressed me with his unsentimental compassion and political positioning.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Be patient anglers, as better fishing days are ahead. The long siege of southwest wind should start diminishing this weekend. Next week, southeast winds are in the forecast and that, along with the good tidal movement associated with Monday’s new moon phase, should generate some excellent fi…

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One year after two Galveston County school districts failed to meet state standards, every county district got passing marks in the most recent Texas Education Agency’s 2017 accountability results.

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The good news for Galveston in the Texas Education Agency’s 2017 accountability ratings was that Central Middle School had “met standard” after having missed that baseline measure of success for four years.

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  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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“If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen,” was great advice from President Harry Truman. It wasn’t so hard for him to carry out, either, at least in a literal sense. America’s 33rd president had plenty of help in the White House kitchen, so spending any time at all in the kitchen…

  • By JoAn Watson Martin
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“Baldilocks and the Three Dares,” by Jimothy Newton, 2017, for ages 8 and older, 150 pages, $20.95

  • By LYNDA BALSLEV
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When summer yields more vegetables than you can shake a stick at, it’s time to quick pickle. Quick pickling is one of the easiest ways to preserve a bounty of vegetables and a simple method to keep your veggies on hand for munching. The method differs from canning, in that the veggies simply…

  • By DR. SALLY ROBINSON
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Probiotics (meaning “for life”) are microorganisms that may help with digestion and offer protection from harmful bacteria just as the existing “good” bacteria in your body already does. Some formulas are fortified with probiotics which are live bacteria. They are “good” or “friendly” bacter…

  • By DR. VICTOR S. SIERPINA
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As physicians, we frequently look into the mouth. This is a routine physical exam procedure for me as a family doc, most commonly occasioned by an upper respiratory infection, sore throat or during a general physical. Our examination of the mouth typically looks at the back of the throat, of…

  • By TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
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“Called to Rise,” by Dallas Police Chief (Ret.) David O. Brown (with Michelle Burford), 2017, Ballantine Books, 261 pages, $28

  • By UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH
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The University of Texas Medical Branch has received special recognition for its COPD care program from an independent commission that accredits and certifies health care organizations. The advanced certification from the joint commission means that the medical branch provides excellent care …

  • By DRS. DAVID NIESEL AND NORBERT HERZOG
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You know it’s wrong, yet you nearly always see it at get-togethers — double dipping. As microbiologists, we vividly imagine the exchange of microbes via the chip and dip bowl, but it is gross no matter what your job is.

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In the midst of a national voyeurism epidemic, the Texas Privacy Act (SB 3 and HB 46) is a common-sense solution to a problem that shouldn’t even exist. But its opponents argue that it unfairly discriminates against transgender individuals.

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Nutrition supplements and exercise equipment is a multibillion-dollar industry. People are always looking for the next popular diet to lose weight, and the next gimmick for ripped abs and more muscle.

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La Marque residents will likely keep the same tax rate, though homeowners could see slightly higher tax bills from higher property valuations around the county.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Tuesday was a continuation of poor fishing caused by the extreme heat and moderate-to-strong southwest wind. With no reports to present, let’s take a look at what is on some of our readers’ minds.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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Faster than both a speeding bullet and former “fastest man on earth” Usain Bolt, the results of the PGA Championship popped into my gmail box. By now, almost everything that can be said of what late last Sunday became a very interesting final major of 2017 has been said. But not quite; so read on.

  • By PETRI URVIL
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Galveston should get rid of half addresses. My address is Avenue X 1/2 and am trying to clear an identity theft case. A slash (/) is not recognized by many official agencies. Thus, they have my address as Avenue X 12, or Avenue X, Apt 12 and this is an entirely different street than Avenue X 1/2.

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Summer has definitely tightened its grip on Southeast Texas, though increased wind speeds, a few more clouds and a somewhat elevated chance for scattered thundershowers may make the heat a little more bearable over the next 2-3 days. Nevertheless, the outlook for the next week and beyond sug…

  • By NEIL G. BARON
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The big question for the Trump presidency so far has been how the administration will react to its first major international crisis. Well it looks like we are getting ready to find out and the initial reviews are not good.

  • By ANN COULTER
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Last week, President Trump joined Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) to announce legislation that would make seminal changes to our immigration laws for the first time in more than half a century, profoundly affecting the entire country.

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About two dozen isle residents assembled in Galveston on Sunday night to rebuke white supremacists in the aftermath of deadly violence that broke out during a white nationalist rally in Virginia over the weekend.

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A man who shot two teenagers Friday — critically wounding one — during an apparent road-rage altercation was still at large Sunday as Galveston police sought leads in the investigation.

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Galveston county commissioners reached consensus on a $80 million figure to consider for a bond election. The court will vote Tuesday on whether to call an election.

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Lynn Donovan finds herself living in the midst of a sudden construction boom, as developers work to construct 18 housing units that will be part of the city's scattered site public housing program in her neighborhood

  • By HAROLD RALEY
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Similarities between war and sports are obvious and have been noted for many centuries. Business mogul Ted Turner described sports as “like a war without the killing.” As for war itself, Chinese genius Sun Tzu’s masterpiece “Art of War” is perhaps the most insightful analysis ever written ab…

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A friend was telling me about how in high school he missed an important test. He had gone out of town on a Thursday night with a friend to a concert, and on the way back their car broke down. Unable to get home, they stayed the night with a friend’s family member, eventually making their way…

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It’s good that government officials on both sides of the San Luis Pass are stepping up efforts to keep people from killing themselves by entering the treacherous waters that flow there, connecting West Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

  • By TOM BASSING
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With The Daily News operating out of Houston because of a wartime order for civilians to evacuate Galveston, and with telegraph service disrupted, it took the paper the better part of two weeks to report the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

  • By WALT CANDELARI
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The lead article on one of the social media pages featured a grandmother who was being evicted from her home of some 35 years. She was small in stature, so the house was custom built to her height. She had been struggling, but faithfully making her mortgage payments. So what happened?

  • By MARY BETH BASSETT
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At the start of each fiscal year, the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau sets ambitious goals for its sales team. This year, the team achieved and exceeded expectations two months before the deadline.

  • By ANGE MERTENS
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Cigars and tropical shirts, saucy dresses and flowers in the hair seemed to be the favored attire for hundreds of guests attending the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo NASA/Clear Creek/Friendswood Metro Go Texan annual casino night, themed “Hot Havana Nights.”

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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Faster than both a speeding bullet and former “fastest man on earth” Usain Bolt, the results of the PGA Championship popped into my gmail box. By now, almost everything that can be said of what late last Sunday became a very interesting final major of 2017 has been said. But not quite; so read on.

  • By PETRI URVIL
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Galveston should get rid of half addresses. My address is Avenue X 1/2 and am trying to clear an identity theft case. A slash (/) is not recognized by many official agencies. Thus, they have my address as Avenue X 12, or Avenue X, Apt 12 and this is an entirely different street than Avenue X 1/2.

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Summer has definitely tightened its grip on Southeast Texas, though increased wind speeds, a few more clouds and a somewhat elevated chance for scattered thundershowers may make the heat a little more bearable over the next 2-3 days. Nevertheless, the outlook for the next week and beyond sug…

  • By NEIL G. BARON
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The big question for the Trump presidency so far has been how the administration will react to its first major international crisis. Well it looks like we are getting ready to find out and the initial reviews are not good.

  • By ANN COULTER
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Last week, President Trump joined Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) to announce legislation that would make seminal changes to our immigration laws for the first time in more than half a century, profoundly affecting the entire country.

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About two dozen isle residents assembled in Galveston on Sunday night to rebuke white supremacists in the aftermath of deadly violence that broke out during a white nationalist rally in Virginia over the weekend.

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A man who shot two teenagers Friday — critically wounding one — during an apparent road-rage altercation was still at large Sunday as Galveston police sought leads in the investigation.

  • 1

Galveston county commissioners reached consensus on a $80 million figure to consider for a bond election. The court will vote Tuesday on whether to call an election.

  • 2

Lynn Donovan finds herself living in the midst of a sudden construction boom, as developers work to construct 18 housing units that will be part of the city's scattered site public housing program in her neighborhood

  • By HAROLD RALEY
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Similarities between war and sports are obvious and have been noted for many centuries. Business mogul Ted Turner described sports as “like a war without the killing.” As for war itself, Chinese genius Sun Tzu’s masterpiece “Art of War” is perhaps the most insightful analysis ever written ab…

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A friend was telling me about how in high school he missed an important test. He had gone out of town on a Thursday night with a friend to a concert, and on the way back their car broke down. Unable to get home, they stayed the night with a friend’s family member, eventually making their way…

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It’s good that government officials on both sides of the San Luis Pass are stepping up efforts to keep people from killing themselves by entering the treacherous waters that flow there, connecting West Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

  • By TOM BASSING
  • 0

With The Daily News operating out of Houston because of a wartime order for civilians to evacuate Galveston, and with telegraph service disrupted, it took the paper the better part of two weeks to report the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

  • By WALT CANDELARI
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The lead article on one of the social media pages featured a grandmother who was being evicted from her home of some 35 years. She was small in stature, so the house was custom built to her height. She had been struggling, but faithfully making her mortgage payments. So what happened?

  • By MARY BETH BASSETT
  • 0

At the start of each fiscal year, the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau sets ambitious goals for its sales team. This year, the team achieved and exceeded expectations two months before the deadline.

  • By ANGE MERTENS
  • 0

Cigars and tropical shirts, saucy dresses and flowers in the hair seemed to be the favored attire for hundreds of guests attending the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo NASA/Clear Creek/Friendswood Metro Go Texan annual casino night, themed “Hot Havana Nights.”