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High stakes for taxers in Valero appraisal lawsuit

High stakes for taxers in Valero appraisal lawsuit

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In its perennial fight with the Galveston Central Appraisal District, Valero Energy Corp. this week filed suit seeking a reduction in the appraised value of its Texas City refinery, and, thus, the property taxes it will owe various governmental entities.

Wastewater: ‘It’s a short-term issue,’ bay advocate says

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The good news about Tuesday afternoon’s release of 750,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater into Galveston’s Offatts Bayou system is th…

Artist Boat buys more West End land

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GALVESTON — An island nonprofit plans to purchase another 99 acres of coastal habitat, expanding land holdings it bought for preservation.

Galveston’s Washington Park vote postponed

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County commissioners put off a vote that would have awarded a contract for the construction of the Lee & Joe Jamail Park on 61st Street in…

La Marque O-lineman Ashton Holmes a standout in classroom

La Marque O-lineman Ashton Holmes a standout in classroom

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LA MARQUE - At about 6 feet, 4 inches and 350 pounds, La Marque offensive lineman Ashton Holmes is often a head above almost everyone on the field.

High school football previews for Sept. 3, 2015

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Previews of Thursday night's high school football action including games featuring Clear Falls and Santa Fe.

County well-represented among favorites at area tournaments

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Friendswood’s Maura Mitchell is seeded No. 1 in the girls’ 14-and-under singles red division at the Racquet Pro Clear Lake Champ Major Zone te…

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  • Ball High D slows La Marque as Tors win first ‘Clash’ in six years.

    Ball High D slows La Marque as Tors win first ‘Clash’ in six years.

    GALVESTON — Luis Garrido and his teammates had had enough of being on the short end of the Clash of the Causeway. On Friday, he and the Ball High Tornadoes channeled their frustration and disappointment in the direction of the La Marque Cougars.

  • Hitchcock City Secretary Theiler dies at 66

    Hitchcock City Secretary Theiler dies at 66

    HITCHCOCK — Rose Marie Theiler, Hitchcock’s longtime city secretary, died Monday. She was 66.

  • Ramona “Mona” Wilson

    Ramona “Mona” Wilson

    Ramona “Mona” Wilson, 60, resident of Bellville, Texas passed away August 28, 2015 in Houston, Texas. She was born to Kenneth Alexander and Elsie Alexander on September 17, 1954 in Amarillo, Texas.

  • Streets all over Galveston swamped during summer storm

    Streets all over Galveston swamped during summer storm

    Galveston Island on Tuesday experienced some of the worst street flooding since Hurricane Ike as a summer storm swept in from the Gulf of Mexico, dropping rain at a rate of perhaps more than 2 inches an hour. 

  • Amy Quiroga

    Amy Quiroga

    Funeral services are 10:00 am Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Friday beginning at 5:00pm where a memorial will be held at 7:00pm.

  • Audit disputes claims of $56 million in uncollected court fines

    A preliminary audit indicates that data used to blame an embattled top court administrator for $56 million in uncollected fines and fees was inaccurate and incomplete.

  • Dienst agrees to sell to Faust

    Dienst agrees to sell to Faust

    Dienst Distributing, a family owned company founded in 1967 and responsible for delivering Coors and Miller beer products to restaurants and stores across the county, has signed a letter of intent to sell its business to Houston-based Faust Distributing.

  • Palumbo out as attorney for city

    Two weeks after voting to let City Attorney Dorothy Palumbo create her own plan for leaving her job, the city council changed course and voted to accept her resignation effective immediately.

  • Wilfred Louis Milburn, Sr.

    Wilfred Louis Milburn, Sr.

    Our beloved, Wilfred Louis Milburn, Sr. received his heavenly wings on Tuesday, August 26, 2015.

  • Vandals damage Santa Fe athletic facilities

    SANTA FE — Vandals used construction equipment to damage parts of Santa Fe High School’s athletic facilities this weekend.

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