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The Cougars’ defense allowed the most points in a single half this season and the Memphis Tigers erased a 24-7 deficit in the second half to cap a 42-38 win over Houston on Thursday night at TDECU Stadium.

  • By RICK COUSINS Correspondent
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Martin Luther, whose challenge struck at the roots of the Roman Church of his day, began his campaign as an artistic utilitarian. He didn’t end his quest as one, but instead adopted popular art and music as potent weapons alongside the printed words of his campaign for reform.

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“Same Kind of Different As Me” opened in movie theaters today. I first stumbled across the story in 2010 when my son-in-law suggested it to me. The book had been out since 2005, a true story that bridges the social and racial divisions of our day.

  • By RICK COUSINS Correspondent
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Galveston’s 36th annual Island Oktoberfest will run from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 27 and again from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 28 on the grounds of and streets adjacent to First Lutheran Church, 24th and Winnie. Admission is free with attendees welcome to dress German. The festival will feature c…

  • By PETER DAVIS
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Drones are a hot topic right now in a lot of areas, but the international lifesaving community is becoming more and more interested in them as we look to see the newest developments. It is, however, hard to separate fact from fiction in a world where a YouTube video can go viral and become “…

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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One of the best ways to get kids interested in walking and running is to make it fun, and an upcoming series of hikes at Galveston Island State Park gives the fun factor a seasonal spin by turning an outing on one of their nature trails into a "Zombie Apocalypse Hike."

  • By DUSTIN CHASE
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The movie “Only the Brave” turns out to be a lot more than the firefighter movie. Director Joseph Kosinski (“Oblivion,” “Tron Legacy”), sidesteps many cliches and stereotypes the trailer advertises as he introduces us to real people and circumstance. Ken Nolan’s script, based on an article i…

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The Grand 1894 Opera House will present the 20th annual ARToberFest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the city of Galveston’s Historic Downtown Cultural District on Postoffice Street between 21st and 23rd streets.

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This November’s Election Day will presumably be much more sedate than 2016’s was. With no national elections on the ballot, far fewer people are expected to show up to cast votes than did the day Donald Trump was elected president.

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A Houston attorney filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a contracting company on behalf of almost 50 people seeking compensation for vehicles they say were damaged during a road milling project on Interstate 45.

  • By UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH
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Have you ever wondered how to prepare for the mother of all emergencies — the day the zombies attack? Well, wonder no more. The next Sci Café presentation “Emergency Response: Getting Prepared for the Zombie Apocalypse!” will feature Mike Mastrangelo, UTMB director of institutional preparedn…

  • By JIMMIE STATHAKOS
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We recently went to Happy Buddha for supper, and parked in front facing 61st Street. When we came out, we found our car full of bird droppings from the hood to the trunk. We could barely see through the windshield. We left and went to the Chevron station on 61st Street and washed it.

  • By RICHARD DEPLACENCIA
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Having worked for the Smecca family for over 40 years, I have come to know Johnny Smecca and his generous spirit well. Over the years I have been treated like family, and he has shown to truly be concerned about his employees' well-being.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Wednesday, there were some nice stringers of fish landed by the few fishermen able to make it out on the water. Today should be a good one if conditions hold; however, that likely will be it for a few days, as a strong cold front is headed our direction.

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Near ideal autumn weather continued yesterday as cool temperatures finally brought a real touch of fall. Temperatures dipped well into the 50’s overnight across inland areas of the County and a 61° low yesterday morning in Galveston was the coolest temperature there since a 60° degree readin…

  • By GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
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Enjoy music, food and entertainment from numerous cultural groups and organizations throughout Texas while learning more about the early days of immigration through the Port of Galveston at Galveston Historical Foundation’s Galveston Heritage Day from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at Hendley Green…

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More than 18,000 households in Galveston County have been approved for Federal Emergency Management Agency aid since Hurricane Harvey swamped the region nearly two months ago, a spokesman said Tuesday.

  • By DRS. DAVID NIESEL and NORBERT HERZOG
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Every child that develops a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) dies within a year of diagnosis. About 300 children 10 and younger develop this type of tumor each year. Scientists at Northwestern Medicine have identified a molecule that stops the growth of this aggressive brain tumor.

  • By WILLIAM M. JOHNSON
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If you missed the 2017 Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale last Saturday, you will have another opportunity. Master gardeners will conduct a sequel to the fall plant sale from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Discovery Garden in Carbide Park, 4102 Main St., in La Marque.

  • By DR. SALLY ROBINSON
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Recently, in the journal “Pediatrics,” Dr. K.A. Fowler reported on the number of children in the United States who are wounded or killed by guns. Almost 1,300 U.S. children die and 5,790 are treated for gunshot wounds each year according to an analysis of information to several national data…

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  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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It may be mid-October right now, but November and December, full of potlucks, special gatherings and nights when there’s no time to cook, are right around the corner. The best insurance against a last-minute scramble for those occasions is to start putting a few prepared items in the freezer…

  • By BETTY LEE STRECKFUSS
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The answer to the question “do adults need vaccinations?” is a resounding yes! In light of the flooding in many areas of the Gulf Coast and the health issues that has brought with it, and with approaching winter, the importance of immunization is only increasing for adults.

  • By LAURA ADDISON, BEAU RAWLINS & SANDRA TETLEY
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The Galveston County Daily News has invited the three of us to a Galveston ISD trustee candidate’s forum. We have refused the invitation and feel that the voters of GISD Districts 5-E and 6-F should know some of the reasons why.

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The public forum for candidates to the Galveston Independent School District board of trustees will happen Monday, although not exactly as envisioned.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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In a few weeks, hundreds of athletes, my training partner Tina and I will be competing in an international world physique competition. Even though we’ve been training for countless months, the last six weeks requires total dedication and focus.

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For decades, in their wishful thinking, many voting Americans have put forth the view they wanted an alternative choice between the country’s two major parties and candidates — not just a pick one from column A or one from column B choice.

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League City's agreement with the state will give the traffic, engineering and police departments access to the video cameras on freeway rights of way and any other cameras on state rights of ways. The state's intelligent transportation system also collects Bluetooth data in state rights of way.

  • By DAVID O'NEAL JR.
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I’m writing in response to the guest column by Norman Pappous (“O’Neal’s column revealed several serious issues,” The Daily News, Sept. 30) and the guest column by Cindi Lyons (“Matthew Hay should not misrepresent facts,” The Daily News, Oct. 4): Galveston Independent School District is doin…

  • By ANGELA WILSON The Daily News
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The Galveston County Community Coalition of the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol on Friday was awarded a $125,000 grant from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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The cold front that passed through Sunday generated a lot of interest in flounder fishing. Several readers asked if this would trigger the annual run and what if any other effects might it have on fishing.

  • By BETTY MASSEY
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In many communities, school board elections are not contested races. There is one candidate willing to serve, and he or she is voted into office. This year in Galveston is different; there are three candidates vying for the position in District 6-F and two running in District 5-E.

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Editor’s note: Robert Duke and Art Markman, psychologists at the University of Texas and hosts of an NPR radio show, will be the next speakers in the Robert and Russell Moody Lecture Series, which explores consciousness and the life cycle of the brain. Professor Markman talked about the lecture.

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A foreign investor is financing the development of a 48-bed assisted living facility in League City through a federal program that gives eligible immigrants a path to green cards by financing U.S. ventures that create jobs.

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Initial assessments in Galveston County have not found widespread road damage from Hurricane Harvey, but problems caused by the extreme flooding could appear later, engineers and city officials familiar with major floods said.

  • By CONNOR BEHRENS Correspondent
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In the early hours of Aug. 26, as water seeped into buildings at Devereux Texas Treatment Network’s League City campus, more than 125 staff members scrambled to evacuate more than 200 clients to Waco.

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Houston Texans fans have had their fair share of reasonable gripes with the franchise and plenty of let-downs, as well, (some of them very recently), but Sunday’s game at NRG Stadium reminded fans that things could always be worse — you could be rooting for the Cleveland Browns.

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Drainage issues are at the top of residents’ minds after Hurricane Harvey, a concern county commissioners hope will inspire support for an $80 million bond package for road, drainage and facility improvements, which will be on the November ballot.

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Environmental advocates say they are disturbed by suggestions by elected officials that environmental rules could be ignored or changed in the name of building a storm surge barrier along the Texas coast.

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  • By CONNOR BEHRENS Correspondent
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Restaurants not badly damaged by Hurricane Harvey are reporting brisk business as area residents who lost their kitchens in flooded houses seek hot meals, convenience and a break from it all.

  • By FRANCES POWELL
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Jeannie Janota is at the helm of the upcoming, first-ever, Sea Star Base Galveston Gala. "Disco on the Dock" reigns as Sea Star Base Galveston prepares for its first fundraiser gala Friday that will include drinks, dinner dancing and an auction.

  • By JANIS LOWE
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The Galveston County Commissioners Court has packaged a countywide bond for your vote on Nov 7. The total amount of the county bond is $80 million with $56 million designated for transportation, $18 million for county facilities updating and repair and $6 million for drainage projects. You c…

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In the anything but halcyon early days of the Texas Republic, Galveston wasn’t a particularly inviting place — many residents lived in tents, those better off occupied shacks, and the island’s brackish water was barely potable — but it was the gateway into and out of the new nation.

  • By MARY BETH BASSETT
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A strong, healthy tourism industry is vital to Galveston and to the state as a whole. It takes advocacy and leadership on the state level to help make sure the industry continues to grow.

  • By GEORGE & JUDY ESPONGE
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We have known Johnny Smecca for many, many years and have watched him grow from an outstanding son of two of the most wonderful Italians ever to grace this island, to a devoted husband, an outstanding father, and without a doubt a very successful businessman.

  • By PAUL ANDRE BROWN
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In response to the letter by Kenneth L. Johnson ("I will no longer watch football," The Daily News, Oct. 12): First Mr. Johnson, the kneeling to the national anthem is by no means a disrespect to this country or the military.

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The Houston Cougars dropped their first conference game of the season, falling to the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in a 45-17 loss on the road Saturday afternoon.

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR.
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Patrick McEnroe will be the keynote speaker and clinician at the Texas Tennis Coaches Association’s annual convention on Dec. 1-3, once again being hosted by Horseshoe Bay Resort in Marble Falls.

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The Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 2-1 in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on Saturday. Houston leads 2-0 as the Series moves to New York on Monday.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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It is always difficult to determine just how good or bad fishing is based on very few anglers fishing. Well, this weekend the fishermen were back and the reports indicated some excellent action all around the Galveston area.

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Regional environmental groups were celebrating the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s decision this week to order two companies to pay for the excavation and removal of a highly toxic site along Galveston Bay.

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Pioneering journalist Anita Martini, an island native known as the Jackie Robinson of women sports broadcasters, was immortalized Friday when Ball High School’s student radio studio was named in her honor.

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Galveston’s police pension board Friday voted to trigger compliance with a state law that a board leader said has been long-neglected and would effectively cause the city to pay in an extra $1 million to the embattled fund.

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The Clear Springs Chargers find themselves at 3-1 overall and so far, unbeaten in District 24-6A play at 2-0. The Dickinson Gators, on the other hand, are still searching for their first district victory, coming in at 2-2 overall but 0-2 in district competition. 

  • By MIKE COLLIER
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Hurricane Harvey has wiped away value from many Texans’ homes. To continue to tax them as if the storm never happened is akin to taxing property that doesn’t exist. Since the Texas Constitution states that property subject to taxation shall be appraised at market value, taxing the lost value…

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Drainage issues are at the top of residents’ minds after Hurricane Harvey, a concern county commissioners hope will inspire support for an $80 million bond package for road, drainage and facility improvements, which will be on the November ballot.

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Environmental advocates say they are disturbed by suggestions by elected officials that environmental rules could be ignored or changed in the name of building a storm surge barrier along the Texas coast.

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  • By CONNOR BEHRENS Correspondent
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Restaurants not badly damaged by Hurricane Harvey are reporting brisk business as area residents who lost their kitchens in flooded houses seek hot meals, convenience and a break from it all.

  • By FRANCES POWELL
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Jeannie Janota is at the helm of the upcoming, first-ever, Sea Star Base Galveston Gala. "Disco on the Dock" reigns as Sea Star Base Galveston prepares for its first fundraiser gala Friday that will include drinks, dinner dancing and an auction.

  • By JANIS LOWE
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The Galveston County Commissioners Court has packaged a countywide bond for your vote on Nov 7. The total amount of the county bond is $80 million with $56 million designated for transportation, $18 million for county facilities updating and repair and $6 million for drainage projects. You c…

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In the anything but halcyon early days of the Texas Republic, Galveston wasn’t a particularly inviting place — many residents lived in tents, those better off occupied shacks, and the island’s brackish water was barely potable — but it was the gateway into and out of the new nation.

  • By MARY BETH BASSETT
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A strong, healthy tourism industry is vital to Galveston and to the state as a whole. It takes advocacy and leadership on the state level to help make sure the industry continues to grow.

  • By GEORGE & JUDY ESPONGE
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We have known Johnny Smecca for many, many years and have watched him grow from an outstanding son of two of the most wonderful Italians ever to grace this island, to a devoted husband, an outstanding father, and without a doubt a very successful businessman.

  • By PAUL ANDRE BROWN
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In response to the letter by Kenneth L. Johnson ("I will no longer watch football," The Daily News, Oct. 12): First Mr. Johnson, the kneeling to the national anthem is by no means a disrespect to this country or the military.

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The Houston Cougars dropped their first conference game of the season, falling to the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in a 45-17 loss on the road Saturday afternoon.

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR.
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Patrick McEnroe will be the keynote speaker and clinician at the Texas Tennis Coaches Association’s annual convention on Dec. 1-3, once again being hosted by Horseshoe Bay Resort in Marble Falls.

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The Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 2-1 in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on Saturday. Houston leads 2-0 as the Series moves to New York on Monday.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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It is always difficult to determine just how good or bad fishing is based on very few anglers fishing. Well, this weekend the fishermen were back and the reports indicated some excellent action all around the Galveston area.

  • 0

Regional environmental groups were celebrating the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s decision this week to order two companies to pay for the excavation and removal of a highly toxic site along Galveston Bay.

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Pioneering journalist Anita Martini, an island native known as the Jackie Robinson of women sports broadcasters, was immortalized Friday when Ball High School’s student radio studio was named in her honor.

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Galveston’s police pension board Friday voted to trigger compliance with a state law that a board leader said has been long-neglected and would effectively cause the city to pay in an extra $1 million to the embattled fund.

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The Clear Springs Chargers find themselves at 3-1 overall and so far, unbeaten in District 24-6A play at 2-0. The Dickinson Gators, on the other hand, are still searching for their first district victory, coming in at 2-2 overall but 0-2 in district competition. 

  • By MIKE COLLIER
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Hurricane Harvey has wiped away value from many Texans’ homes. To continue to tax them as if the storm never happened is akin to taxing property that doesn’t exist. Since the Texas Constitution states that property subject to taxation shall be appraised at market value, taxing the lost value…