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Pilot board approves tariff hike on Galveston County shippers, cruise lines

Pilot board approves tariff hike on Galveston County shippers, cruise lines

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A panel appointed to regulate pilots who navigate vessels from the Gulf to ports in Galveston County approved a steep rate hike Wednesday on a tariff charged to shippers and cruise lines.

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Police: Kidnapping suspect threatened victim with knife

Police: Kidnapping suspect threatened victim with knife

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A woman kidnapped from outside an ATM on the Galveston College campus was forced to have sex with her abductor before being released, a probab…

Olympic great joins Comcast's internet bid for low-income households

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One of the United States’ all-time Olympic greats grew up in East St. Louis, one of the all-time most economically disadvantaged communities i…

United Way organizations kick off fundraising campaigns for nonprofit services

United Way organizations kick off fundraising campaigns for nonprofit services

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The United Way of Galveston and United Way Galveston County Mainland kicked off their fundraising campaigns Wednesday with the goal to collect…

Two rescued from flipped boat near Kemah

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The Coast Guard rescued two people after their boat flipped over in Galveston Bay on Wednesday morning.

Health district to conduct door-to-door visits in Galveston

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The Galveston County Health District will begin going door-to-door in Galveston later this month, as part of an assessment of the city's publi…

Meeting for Santa Fe bond election

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A community meeting will be held today in Santa Fe to discuss the $35 million bond election recently proposed by the Santa Fe Independent Scho…

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2 rescued

Galveston Arts Center names new curator

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The Galveston Arts Center named Dennis Nance as its new curator on Monday.

League City's council losing its Tea Party-affiliated members

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Departing League City Councilwomen Geri Bentley and Heidi Hansing have more than gender in common: Both are involved with the Clear Lake Tea P…

Man charged in connection to reported robbery, sexual assualt

Man charged in connection to reported robbery, sexual assualt

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The Galveston Police Department is investigating a reported kidnapping and sexual assault that occurred at Galveston College on Saturday evening.

League City man gets 2 years for child porn possession

League City man gets 2 years for child porn possession

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A League City man was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for possessing child pornography. 

Galveston County officials expand indigent health care program

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Galveston County officials have widened the pool of poor people who can qualify for its indigent health care program.

For-profit developers seek money for scattered-site public housing

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Four for-profit developers are seeking federal grant money in the first phase of funding to build scattered-site public housing in Galveston.

Study: Texas sees spike in deaths of pregnant women and new moms

Study: Texas sees spike in deaths of pregnant women and new moms

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The rate of women in Texas who died from complications with pregnancy or within a year of having a baby doubled between 2000 and 2014, accordi…

Tropical Depression No. 9 could bring higher tides, swells

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A tropical depression the Gulf of Mexico isn't expected to come to Texas, but that doesn't mean the state won't feel some effects from it.

UTMB study: Zika virus lives on in mosquito eggs

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New research from the University of Texas Medical Branch has determined that the Zika virus passes from adult female mosquitoes can pass the v…

FDA says that all donated blood must be tested for Zika

FDA says that all donated blood must be tested for Zika

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A new recommendation from the Food and Drug Administration requires that all blood donated in the United States be tested for the Zika virus.

State passes new oystering rules after several tough seasons

State passes new oystering rules after several tough seasons

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Oyster companies are celebrating new Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission rules that will allow fewer days to harvest and limit the size of cat…

What's happening here? Brick pic causes concern

What's happening here? Brick pic causes concern

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The area pictured in the photo — at 22nd and Strand — is not entirely brick and the city did not place asphalt over the brick sections, he said.