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  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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Sweet divinity candy, cornmeal mush and a crisp bacon tart may not seem to have much in common, but they were all part of a young girl’s journey across Texas back in its Wild West days. As described in “News of the World,” the Galveston Reads communitywide book for 2018, food could be just a…

  • By DRS. DAVID NIESEL AND NORBERT HERZOG
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Just when it seemed that people in Africa were safe again after the devastating Ebola outbreak, we have a new worry. An outbreak of a related virus known as Marburg Virus has begun in a city called Turkana along the Kenya-Uganda border in East Africa.

  • By DR. SALLY ROBINSON
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In a recent study by Eliot Nelson, an injury prevention expert from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), he discusses the risks of various “toy” guns. Airsoft guns sounds like they are “soft” and not harmful. These nonpowder guns look like real guns and are sold in sporting goods and ot…

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Movies were cued up and comfort foods were simmering in slow cookers in houses around the county Tuesday as thousands of residents took a snow day.

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Winter Weather Closures in Galveston County for Wednesday, Jan. 16

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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As you know, I’ve helped countless people with diets and fitness programs. It’s also endless of how many people come to me because they are no longer getting results.

  • By LEONARD WOOLSEY
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Each year, our local chambers of commerce in Galveston County take time to recognize those who they wish to thank for a job well done in helping foster a stronger business community.

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Because of unusually wet, cold weather, home delivery may be delayed to some readers until road conditions improve.

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In talk that was part-sermon, part appeal-for-organization, Virgil Wood, a Martin Luther King associate, said that young people need to engage with older generations, who lived through the Civil Rights Era, in order to pass on their stories and relate to their experiences.

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People of all ages lined FM 1765 and Bell Drive on Monday for the La Marque Alumni Association’s 5th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade.

  • By CATHY GILLENTINE
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People who live in Texas City have known for years that we have remarkable facilities for our size. Unique, in fact.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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In the latter part of the last century, there was a popular television program called “Welcome Back, Kotter,” which starred Gabe Kaplan and John Travolta. Their characters, Mr. Kotter and Vinny Barbarino, to my knowledge and memory never mentioned golf.

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Temperatures in much of Galveston County will be below freezing today as a cold front pushes off the coast and freezing rain will pour down, the National Weather Service said.

  • By ROBERT L.K. LYNCH
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Should the city of Galveston sell the city rights of way to Porretto Beach for a few thousand dollars? One could look at this as an opportunity to receive some cash and have a property placed on the tax rolls with the expectation that a structure will be built that will provide revenues in b…

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The Galveston City Council is considering voting to validate a controversial development agreement for the Beachtown neighborhood, which is the subject of a lawsuit against the Galveston Redevelopment Authority, Mayor Jim Yarbrough said.

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Hitchcock city officials today will take up the next chapter in a divisive plan to turn FM 2004 into an industrial corridor when they consider a new request to rezone a section of land.

  • By MICHAEL BAUER Correspondent
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The Houston Cougar men’s basketball team added two victories in American Athletic Conference play this week by knocking down the Tulsa Golden Hurricane 104-71 on Thursday

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The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade kicked off King Fest in Galveston on Saturday. The new Galveston Police Chief Vernon Hale served as this year’s honorary Grand Marshal. The parade began at 29th and Church Street and ended at Menard Park with a small celebration. On Sunday, the Af…

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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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Members only: Texas prohibits most forms of gambling, but that isn’t stopping a growing number of private poker clubs from trying their hands at doing business in the state, including one soon to open in downtown Galveston.

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St. Vincent’s House will once again host its annual MLK Day Unity Prayer Circle for the Galveston community from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at 2817 Alfreda Houston Place (Postoffice Street) in Galveston.

  • By HAROLD RALEY
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Most of us think the ideal life is a settled existence of ease and peace of mind. But is it really? Our fondest dreams may be fantasies of idle hours in a tropical paradise, but the great souls among us remind us constantly that this minimalist ideal is not really the human destiny. This pro…

  • By MARY BETH BASSETT
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According to the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), it pays to have engaged employees. Organizations with an engaged workforce and supportive leadership see increased sales, profitability, customer satisfaction and productivity.

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In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., there will be a free program open to the public entitled “Dream Reset: Saving Every Child on Planet Earth” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church, 6333 state Highway 6, in Hitchcock.

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Kudos to John R. Cobarruvias for his succinct and accurate assessment of the enormous tax windfalls given to corporations and and scions of the ruling class of America ("It all began with Texas," The Daily News, Jan. 10).

  • By MICHAEL BAUER Correspondent
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The Cristo Rey Jesuit Lady Lions didn’t allow a single basket in the first quarter as they dominated every aspect of the game in their 69-10 victory over the O’Connell Lady Buccaneers on Friday night in Galveston.

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A Dickinson man was arrested on felony drug charges Thursday, after police found ecstasy pills in the shape of cartoon characters and other drugs in a car he was riding in.

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League City’s dog park will reopen today after crews completed drainage improvements, city staff said.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Cold weather is again upon us and on Friday, fishing was at a standstill. Winds gusting to near gale force strength made for miserable conditions outdoors.

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As city elected officials move forward on La Marque's blight reduction plan, one focus will likely be geared toward rental properties and ordinances cracking down on slum landlords.

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A series of technological failures at John Sealy Hospital also contributed to smoke disseminating through the building after a January 2017 fire, the State Fire Marshal’s Office found.

  • By MICHAEL A. SMITH
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The timing of Friendswood attorney Greg Enos’ accusations against Judge Lonnie Cox — less than two months before early voting begins in a bitter GOP primary race pitting Cox against incumbent County Judge Mark Henry — was unfortunate.

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Galveston's Animal Control Division rescued an bird of prey that broke its leg and was found in the middle of a city street. Despite a quick rescue, however, the bird did not survive.

  • By DUSTIN CHASE
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The time for questioning the motives of Liam Neeson’s choice in action movie scripts is over and now we must question his sanity. In his fourth collaboration with director Jaume Collet-Serra (“Non-Stop,” “Run All Night”), Neeson once again takes part in a formulaic action movie that’s predic…

  • By BILL TINSLEY
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When my daughter was little, I rocked her to sleep every night and sang the same song: “Jesus, There Is Something About That Name.” One line in the song says, “Kings and kingdoms shall all pass away, but there is something about that name.” My daughter is now grown and the mother of three. S…

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Members of the Port of Galveston’s governing board on Thursday asked staff to work on ways to quantify the fiscal effect on the port’s pension plan of employees to save vacation and sick time to increase their retirement benefits.

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True Cross Catholic School, 400 FM 517 E. in Dickinson, is getting a grant from The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries, but the foundation has not disclosed the amount.

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A defense attorney Thursday blamed a comedy of errors on the part of district attorneys for his client having to go to trial three times before being found not guilty on methamphetamine charges.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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On Sunday morning, more than a thousand Galveston County runners will toe the line at the Chevron Houston Marathon or the Aramco Houston Half Marathon. Thousands more of their friends and family will be cheering them on, either along the course, from a comfortable spot in front of the TV or …

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The general election will be held for Positions 1, 2 and 3, which are six-year terms set to expire in May 2024. A special election, also held May 5, will be held to fill the Position 7 seat, which expires May 2022.

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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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A majority bloc of the Galveston Planning Commission grossly exceeded its mandate Tuesday by ignoring a city staff recommendation and voting against a request that the city abandon 25 public easements on the beach between Sixth and 10th streets.

  • By RICK COUSINS Correspondent
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Rev. Robert Woodward III, would like to invite those in need to a free assistance and referral event sponsored by Galveston’s Compton Memorial Church of God in Christ as part of its Chosen Ones Ministry from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at 2628 Ball Ave.

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On Wednesday, Houston Astros fans got a few moments of excitement when MLB Network reporter Jon Morosi broke news that the Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates reached an agreement that would send Pirates ace Gerrit Cole to Houston.

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Six Galveston County law enforcement agencies will receive grant funding from the state, as part of a program to state-wide effort to upgrade body armor following a fatal attack in Dallas in 2016.

  • By SAMUEL COLLINS III
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Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrated his 39th and last birthday working at Ebenezer Baptist Church. He had breakfast at home with his family that morning and went to the church around 9 a.m.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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We seem to be singing the same song, second and third verses, a lot lately and it is the weather song. This is not at all unusual for January; however, this year it seems that the first half of the month has had more than its share of prolonged cold and windy conditions.

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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.

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Brandy Rhines, who was found dead in her La Marque home Friday from apparent gunshot wounds, left behind three children and a family trying to come to grips with events that led to her death, relatives said.

  • By MATT HOLLIS The Baytown Sun
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The house once occupied by a Baytown family killed Monday in an apparent murder-suicide at the San Luis Resort in Galveston sat quiet Tuesday, with no indication of anything out of the ordinary.

  • By UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH
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Like to sing? Want to do some stand up? Dance or have a talent you want to showcase? Then it’s time to audition for the St. Vincent’s Student Clinic Benefit Concert. The clinic is a partnership between the University of Texas Medical Branch and St. Vincent’s House that offers free primary ca…

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Long, long ago, in an Austin that doesn’t really exist anymore, two hippies lived in a ramshackle house. Other than proximity to the University of Texas campus, the house didn’t have much to recommend it, but it did have a big kitchen where the couple could cook together.

  • By DR. VICTOR S. SIERPINA
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We live in an interesting and highly transformational age. As a medical student, doing a paper or research project required hours in the library poring over the heavy tomes of Index Medicus to find appropriate references. Then a trip to the reference desk to get bound copies of the journals …

  • By DR. SALLY ROBINSON
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A new report from Healthy Babies Bright Futures was featured in The New York Times. This report came from a group of scientists, nonprofit groups and private donors who wish to reduce children’s exposure to chemicals that may harm developing brains.

  • By RAY HENSARLING
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Unlike your article recently, I have rarely known the ferry to be undependable ("Officials: Ferries on schedule, but captains in charge," The Daily News, Jan. 4). I ride frequently and would say they are on time 99 percent of the time. And, when they're a little late it's pretty obvious why;…

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Galveston's Animal Control Division rescued an bird of prey that broke its leg and was found in the middle of a city street. Despite a quick rescue, however, the bird did not survive.

  • By DUSTIN CHASE
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The time for questioning the motives of Liam Neeson’s choice in action movie scripts is over and now we must question his sanity. In his fourth collaboration with director Jaume Collet-Serra (“Non-Stop,” “Run All Night”), Neeson once again takes part in a formulaic action movie that’s predic…

  • By BILL TINSLEY
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When my daughter was little, I rocked her to sleep every night and sang the same song: “Jesus, There Is Something About That Name.” One line in the song says, “Kings and kingdoms shall all pass away, but there is something about that name.” My daughter is now grown and the mother of three. S…

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Members of the Port of Galveston’s governing board on Thursday asked staff to work on ways to quantify the fiscal effect on the port’s pension plan of employees to save vacation and sick time to increase their retirement benefits.

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True Cross Catholic School, 400 FM 517 E. in Dickinson, is getting a grant from The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries, but the foundation has not disclosed the amount.

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A defense attorney Thursday blamed a comedy of errors on the part of district attorneys for his client having to go to trial three times before being found not guilty on methamphetamine charges.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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On Sunday morning, more than a thousand Galveston County runners will toe the line at the Chevron Houston Marathon or the Aramco Houston Half Marathon. Thousands more of their friends and family will be cheering them on, either along the course, from a comfortable spot in front of the TV or …

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The general election will be held for Positions 1, 2 and 3, which are six-year terms set to expire in May 2024. A special election, also held May 5, will be held to fill the Position 7 seat, which expires May 2022.

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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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A majority bloc of the Galveston Planning Commission grossly exceeded its mandate Tuesday by ignoring a city staff recommendation and voting against a request that the city abandon 25 public easements on the beach between Sixth and 10th streets.

  • By RICK COUSINS Correspondent
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Rev. Robert Woodward III, would like to invite those in need to a free assistance and referral event sponsored by Galveston’s Compton Memorial Church of God in Christ as part of its Chosen Ones Ministry from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at 2628 Ball Ave.

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On Wednesday, Houston Astros fans got a few moments of excitement when MLB Network reporter Jon Morosi broke news that the Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates reached an agreement that would send Pirates ace Gerrit Cole to Houston.

  • 1

Six Galveston County law enforcement agencies will receive grant funding from the state, as part of a program to state-wide effort to upgrade body armor following a fatal attack in Dallas in 2016.

  • By SAMUEL COLLINS III
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Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrated his 39th and last birthday working at Ebenezer Baptist Church. He had breakfast at home with his family that morning and went to the church around 9 a.m.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
  • 0

We seem to be singing the same song, second and third verses, a lot lately and it is the weather song. This is not at all unusual for January; however, this year it seems that the first half of the month has had more than its share of prolonged cold and windy conditions.

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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.

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Brandy Rhines, who was found dead in her La Marque home Friday from apparent gunshot wounds, left behind three children and a family trying to come to grips with events that led to her death, relatives said.

  • By MATT HOLLIS The Baytown Sun
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The house once occupied by a Baytown family killed Monday in an apparent murder-suicide at the San Luis Resort in Galveston sat quiet Tuesday, with no indication of anything out of the ordinary.

  • By UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH
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Like to sing? Want to do some stand up? Dance or have a talent you want to showcase? Then it’s time to audition for the St. Vincent’s Student Clinic Benefit Concert. The clinic is a partnership between the University of Texas Medical Branch and St. Vincent’s House that offers free primary ca…

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Long, long ago, in an Austin that doesn’t really exist anymore, two hippies lived in a ramshackle house. Other than proximity to the University of Texas campus, the house didn’t have much to recommend it, but it did have a big kitchen where the couple could cook together.

  • By DR. VICTOR S. SIERPINA
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We live in an interesting and highly transformational age. As a medical student, doing a paper or research project required hours in the library poring over the heavy tomes of Index Medicus to find appropriate references. Then a trip to the reference desk to get bound copies of the journals …

  • By DR. SALLY ROBINSON
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A new report from Healthy Babies Bright Futures was featured in The New York Times. This report came from a group of scientists, nonprofit groups and private donors who wish to reduce children’s exposure to chemicals that may harm developing brains.

  • By RAY HENSARLING
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Unlike your article recently, I have rarely known the ferry to be undependable ("Officials: Ferries on schedule, but captains in charge," The Daily News, Jan. 4). I ride frequently and would say they are on time 99 percent of the time. And, when they're a little late it's pretty obvious why;…