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Although northern and western parts of Galveston County have received up to 1 ½ inches of rain over the past 14 days, precipitation has been scarce during that period closer to the coast. The NWS office in League City/Dickinson has measured only 0.03 inch of rain since March 14 and, in Galveston, the official reporting station at Scholes Field has seen but a trace.

  • By UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH
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A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Health Education Center is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. April 7. The $90.4 million, 160,000 square-foot facility is expected to open in 2019. The building will feature a variety of simulation classroom space enabling future generations of health care professi…

  • By EDNA COURVILLE
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In response to the letter by Walter Manuel (“Nakisha Paul is not who TCISD needs,” The Daily News, March 23): Thanks to the voice from Abilene, “Team Paul” is more motivated than ever. Yes, we are all over our right to vote for the individual of our choice, who we know will represent the stu…

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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The Shell Houston Open (SHO) begins play this Thursday at The Golf Club of Houston. This is the last year that Shell will serve as title sponsor for the event, marking the end to a long and successful run which now produces as strong a field as any PGA Tour regular season event; five of the …

  • By DR. VICTOR S. SIERPINA
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You can now eat eggs guilt free. For years, we have been warning people about the risks of cholesterol from eggs. A recent meta-analysis from the Journal of the American College of Nutrition has upended this advice.

  • By DRS. DAVID NIESEL AND NORBERT HERZOG
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Most of the time, we live in peaceful coexistence with the numerous bacteria that live on our skin. But sometimes we live through the indignity of acne, particularly when we were adolescents. Despite being such a common condition, we really do not have a good understanding what triggers acne…

  • By KEITH G. HENRY
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In a polarizing political climate, hyperbole seems to be pervasive. Unfortunately, this infectious phenomena has now reached the picturesque Gulf Coast shores of Galveston County. Moreover, in my recent guest column ("Texas City ISD needs Nakisha Paul," The Daily News, March 18), relative to…

  • By CRAIG LINDBERG
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I was one of the 30 or so Clear Creek ISD taxpayers who served on the Facility Advisory Committee that reviewed and recommended the proposed bond election. When I walked into the first meeting, I didn’t know what to expect, and to say that I was skeptical of the district taking on new debt t…

  • By WARREN CLARK
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I read with interest Marissa Barnett's report on Congressman Randy Weber introducing legislation to expand the length of the recreational red snapper fishing season in the Gulf of Mexico ("Weber proposes longer federal red snapper season," The Daily News, March 21). The congressman's proposa…

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6378 and its Auxiliary have rescheduled a barbecue cook-off, initially set for Friday and Saturday, to June 2-3 at 5204 state Highway 3 in Dickinson. 

  • By SUSAN CRISS
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The Galveston County Commissioners Court voted 4-0 on March 14 to “retroactively” approve a lawsuit filed by their legal department against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. County Judge Mark Henry had previously ordered the suit be filed seeking reversal of an A.G. opinion granting an Open…

  • By COLLEGE OF THE MAINLAND
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Sounds of the centuries soar in College of the Mainland’s Prelude to Europe Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 8200 25th Ave. N., in Texas City.

  • By GALVESTON COLLEGE
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Galveston College students, faculty and guests will have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Sharon Croisant of the University of Texas Medical Branch about local, state and national emergency health preparedness as part of the Galveston College 2016-17 lecture series that has featured the topi…

  • By SHARANDA HARRISON-ANDERSON
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Do you have a child that attends school in the state of Texas? If so, there’s no doubt you have heard about the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, better known as the STAAR test. In the spring of 2012, the Texas Education Agency replaced the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and S…

  • By PATTI HANSSARD
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March is Youth Art Month, a nationally recognized program that emphasizes the value of art education for all children, encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes the importance of art appreciation for all people. Sponsored in Texas by the Texas Art Education Association…

  • By BILL SARGENT, MARK MANSIUS & JOHN GAY
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In the last months in office, the Obama administration bypassed the legislative process, and issued an executive order on bathroom access. It stated, “Federal agencies occupying space under the jurisdiction, custody, or control of GSA must allow individuals to use restroom facilities and rel…

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Embracing the mind, body and spirit, tai chi originated over 2,000 years ago in ancient China, and has been considered one of the most effective exercises for health of mind and body.

  • By HAROLD RALEY
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Spanish thinker, Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955), wrote in “The Revolt of the Masses” (1930) that modern science grows incrementally through the piecemeal contributions by specialized teams of researchers rather than by leaps of genius characteristic of Galileo or Newton. The concept is called t…

  • By WALT CANDELARI
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In a Police One training video that I viewed recently, an instructor (Ron LePedis) discussed the creation of a “crisis box” to enhance communication and responses between the private sector, law enforcement and emergency responders. When I do a security assessment of a business and/or a priv…

  • By FRANCES POWELL
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Rosenberg Library is pleased to announce its selection for the spring 2017 Museum Club series: “Caught in the Revolution,” by New York Times best-selling author Helen Rappaport. “Caught in the Revolution” tells the story of the Russian Revolution through the eyewitness accounts of foreign na…

  • By PAUL RAY HEINRICH
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In the summer of 1969, I received a very nice letter from the U.S. Army sending me greetings and informing me I would be inducted for service on August 14, 1969.

  • By RICHARD SASSON
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I have had the pleasure of working alongside both David O’Farrell and Sally Branson as fellow commissioner on the Friendswood Planning and Zoning committee. They are each incredibly capable and devoted to Friendswood; I intend to vote for both David and Sally for Friendswood City Council in …

  • By DANIEL SCOTT
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While I was at the doctor's office Wednesday, someone came into my backyard and stole both wheels off my bicycle chained to the fence by my garage. I have parts ordered (had). They were chrome wheels, whitewall tires, with leakproof tubes. Whoever stole them were pretty brazen, but today bik…

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Saturday was one of those unusual days, as far as wind is concerned. Before noon a strong southwest wind gusting to over 30 knots kept anglers from heading out. As the day progressed, the wind switched to the north with moderate to strong velocities and by afternoon a light southeast wind set in.

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The Stephanie Davis Women’s Missionary Society of Shiloh A.M.E. Church will have a prayer breakfast honoring Lillie Mae Franklin from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the St. Augustine Episcopal Church hall, 1410 41st St., in Galveston. The Rev. Helen Davis will be the speaker. A $25 donation per p…

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In 1896, a hardy group of immigrants found the (Swedish) Zion Lutheran Church here in Galveston. Sometime later, Clifford Halvorsen picked up some early life lessons there.

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Last week, we congratulated state Rep. Wayne Faircloth for introducing a bill that would reduce payments property-rich school districts must make to the state under the Robin Hood funding system.

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Texas Department of Transportation began a resurfacing project Friday, a week ahead of schedule, along FM 2351, also known as West Edgewood Drive in Friendswood.

  • By RICK COUSINS Correspondent
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Texas City’s First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has a new senior minister, the Rev. Danielle Cox. She’ll be installed at 3 p.m. Sunday at 2400 21st St. N. with a reception to follow the service, though she’s no stranger here, since she’s been serving at First since last July.

  • By GREGORY SAMFORD
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Coke Stevenson was the 35th governor of Texas. He served from Aug. 4, 1941 to Jan. 21, 1947; at the time he was the longest serving governor in state history. Stevenson was born in Mason County on March 20, 1888. He started his own freight hauling business as a teenager between Junction and …

  • By WILLIAM DAGG
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In the article regarding the arrest of an immigrant by a Dickinson police officer, attorney Raed Gonzalez stated that local law enforcement was overstepping its authority arresting a man for a driver's license violation ("Immigration debate hits home after man deported for traffic violation,…

  • By DAVID DUMAS
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On March 22 in The Daily News, there were two items dealing with the new bus stops on the seawall ("The bus stop design was not the problem in fatal crash," by Michael A. Smith) and a letter ("New seawall curbs are a hazard," by Joseph A. Conti).

  • By JOSEPH EVERETT
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The city of Texas City recently requested funding to bring in tourists to the city to make this a better attraction for visitors. Before this request was made, did they think to show proof that they can actually take care of what we have before anything new gets put in?

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When the Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees Wednesday considers appointing someone to fill an open trustee position for District 6-F, it will do so with a larger than usual pool of applicants.

  • By DUSTIN CHASE
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At the rate Hollywood is turning out space films, there isn’t much left to discover in the genre it seems. Director Daniel Espinosa (“Child 44”) certainly makes a run at it though, re-teaming with his “Safe House” star Ryan Reynolds.

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The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce is inviting all students in the region to register for Galveston County Lemonade Day at various locations and times across the county.

  • By BYRON YORK
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A key point in the theory that Donald Trump and the Russians conspired in the 2016 election is the allegation that during the Republican convention, the Trump campaign changed the GOP platform to weaken its stance on Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.

  • By PETER DAVIS
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Calvin Stevens Jr., a new parking attendant, rode his Segue up on the seawall. As he went through his normal routine of helping people park, answering questions about the island and serving generally as a tourist ambassador, he noticed something out of the ordinary. Looking down at the 53rd …

  • By BILL SARGENT, MARK MANSIUS & JOHN GAY
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Continuing from Thursday, the fourth goal suggested by some recreational fisherman is to consider levying royalties on all red snapper being caught in the U.S. waters of the Gulf. Because they’re a natural resource of the United States such fees could apply to both the commercial and recreat…

  • By JESSICA TAYLOR
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In response to the story ("State argues permit for Clean Harbors is valid," The Daily News, March 1): I would like to thank you for covering this issue. I appreciate the coverage, but I find that there is no way the commission/state can say on behalf of Clean Harbor’s proposal to discharge u…

  • By JAMES FORT
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I enjoyed reading Valerie Wells’ article “Mild Season" (The Daily News, Feb. 22). The article helps bring to light the significant rise in temperature seen in Galveston and across the globe. The warmer temperatures are definitely connected to the La Niña conditions. The data clearly shows th…

  • By BILL JOHNSON
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I had to laugh when I saw the subject of the recent Three Musketeers column (“The Gulf Coast, red snapper fishing, Pt. 1,” The Daily News, March 20). The Three Musketeers are now writing about fish! And in a five-part series. How much can you say about red snapper? Shouldn’t these columns be…

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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Specialty gyms aren’t anything new. There are specialized places for yoga, Pilates, Cross-Fit and boxing, and the newest tightly-focused gym is all about stretching. The Stretch Zone, a national chain of stretching gyms, has opened its first Texas facility in Houston.

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The Rotary Club of Galveston held its annual city-wide spelling bee at the Rosenberg Library in Galveston on Thursday. The prize for the top speller went to Chloe Jolin of Trinity Episcopal School, who earned the title by correctly spelling the word “dictionary.” Second place went to Shalom …

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County and city officials are tracking a proposal in the Trump administration budget wish list to cut a program that provided millions of dollars in disaster recovery money after Hurricane Ike and pays for certain community programs and development projects.

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Opponents of a proposed $487 million bond issue criticized Clear Creek Independent School District’s debt and questioned claims about how fast the student population is growing. Proponents in a separate presentation talked about the district’s smart spending and community need.

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Soccer may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s a sport I truly enjoy covering. Unfortunately, much of the high school soccer season overlaps with crunch time games at the end of the basketball regular season and the basketball playoffs. In 2014 and 2015, we had basketball teams make it al…

  • By DAVID COLLINS
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Apparently, I am a slow learner. More than once during spring break I found myself turning onto Seawall Boulevard without thinking and coming to a virtual stop almost immediately. There are other ways to get to Kroger, but I always choose the “simple” way, i.e. straight down the beach. That …

  • By DOROTHY CHILDRESS
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As a former Hitchcock mayor favoring zoning, I later supported Commissioner Sharon Enge's diligence in bringing zoning to Hitchcock in 2002, in the best interest of orderly growth within the city. Rezoning brings about change and change often brings resistance, understandably so. There is a …

  • By WALTER MANUEL
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In response to the guest column by Keith Henry ("Texas City ISD needs Nakisha Paul," The Daily News, March 18): This was obviously the author's best attempt at confusing voters with Nakisha Paul's proven failures rather than providing actual facts.

  • By ELWOOD WILHELM
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We see again how a story can be biased ("Immigration debate hits home after man deported for traffic violation," The Daily News, March 19). A man is stopped for a traffic violation and he does not have a valid driver's license. He is taken to jail and a federal immigration enforcement agency…

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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If the unusually low water levels in the Galveston Bay Complex are puzzling you, many others are amazed as well and asking what is causing it. The quick answer is the moon’s position combined with the spring equinox that occurred last Monday. Those factors are distorting the forecasted tide …

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Bright yellow and lettered with decals proclaiming them property of Clear Creek Independent School District, buses are like moving billboards, Ezell Brown, director of transportation, said.

  • By DUSTIN CHASE
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At the rate Hollywood is turning out space films, there isn’t much left to discover in the genre it seems. Director Daniel Espinosa (“Child 44”) certainly makes a run at it though, re-teaming with his “Safe House” star Ryan Reynolds.

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The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce is inviting all students in the region to register for Galveston County Lemonade Day at various locations and times across the county.

  • By BYRON YORK
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A key point in the theory that Donald Trump and the Russians conspired in the 2016 election is the allegation that during the Republican convention, the Trump campaign changed the GOP platform to weaken its stance on Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.

  • By PETER DAVIS
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Calvin Stevens Jr., a new parking attendant, rode his Segue up on the seawall. As he went through his normal routine of helping people park, answering questions about the island and serving generally as a tourist ambassador, he noticed something out of the ordinary. Looking down at the 53rd …

  • By BILL SARGENT, MARK MANSIUS & JOHN GAY
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Continuing from Thursday, the fourth goal suggested by some recreational fisherman is to consider levying royalties on all red snapper being caught in the U.S. waters of the Gulf. Because they’re a natural resource of the United States such fees could apply to both the commercial and recreat…

  • By JESSICA TAYLOR
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In response to the story ("State argues permit for Clean Harbors is valid," The Daily News, March 1): I would like to thank you for covering this issue. I appreciate the coverage, but I find that there is no way the commission/state can say on behalf of Clean Harbor’s proposal to discharge u…

  • By JAMES FORT
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I enjoyed reading Valerie Wells’ article “Mild Season" (The Daily News, Feb. 22). The article helps bring to light the significant rise in temperature seen in Galveston and across the globe. The warmer temperatures are definitely connected to the La Niña conditions. The data clearly shows th…

  • By BILL JOHNSON
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I had to laugh when I saw the subject of the recent Three Musketeers column (“The Gulf Coast, red snapper fishing, Pt. 1,” The Daily News, March 20). The Three Musketeers are now writing about fish! And in a five-part series. How much can you say about red snapper? Shouldn’t these columns be…

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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Specialty gyms aren’t anything new. There are specialized places for yoga, Pilates, Cross-Fit and boxing, and the newest tightly-focused gym is all about stretching. The Stretch Zone, a national chain of stretching gyms, has opened its first Texas facility in Houston.

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The Rotary Club of Galveston held its annual city-wide spelling bee at the Rosenberg Library in Galveston on Thursday. The prize for the top speller went to Chloe Jolin of Trinity Episcopal School, who earned the title by correctly spelling the word “dictionary.” Second place went to Shalom …

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County and city officials are tracking a proposal in the Trump administration budget wish list to cut a program that provided millions of dollars in disaster recovery money after Hurricane Ike and pays for certain community programs and development projects.

  • 1

Opponents of a proposed $487 million bond issue criticized Clear Creek Independent School District’s debt and questioned claims about how fast the student population is growing. Proponents in a separate presentation talked about the district’s smart spending and community need.

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Soccer may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s a sport I truly enjoy covering. Unfortunately, much of the high school soccer season overlaps with crunch time games at the end of the basketball regular season and the basketball playoffs. In 2014 and 2015, we had basketball teams make it al…

  • By DAVID COLLINS
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Apparently, I am a slow learner. More than once during spring break I found myself turning onto Seawall Boulevard without thinking and coming to a virtual stop almost immediately. There are other ways to get to Kroger, but I always choose the “simple” way, i.e. straight down the beach. That …

  • By DOROTHY CHILDRESS
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As a former Hitchcock mayor favoring zoning, I later supported Commissioner Sharon Enge's diligence in bringing zoning to Hitchcock in 2002, in the best interest of orderly growth within the city. Rezoning brings about change and change often brings resistance, understandably so. There is a …

  • By WALTER MANUEL
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In response to the guest column by Keith Henry ("Texas City ISD needs Nakisha Paul," The Daily News, March 18): This was obviously the author's best attempt at confusing voters with Nakisha Paul's proven failures rather than providing actual facts.

  • By ELWOOD WILHELM
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We see again how a story can be biased ("Immigration debate hits home after man deported for traffic violation," The Daily News, March 19). A man is stopped for a traffic violation and he does not have a valid driver's license. He is taken to jail and a federal immigration enforcement agency…

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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If the unusually low water levels in the Galveston Bay Complex are puzzling you, many others are amazed as well and asking what is causing it. The quick answer is the moon’s position combined with the spring equinox that occurred last Monday. Those factors are distorting the forecasted tide …

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Bright yellow and lettered with decals proclaiming them property of Clear Creek Independent School District, buses are like moving billboards, Ezell Brown, director of transportation, said.