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  • Suspect in La Marque woman's slaying dead after police chase

    Suspect in La Marque woman's slaying dead after police chase

    The suspect in a La Marque woman’s slaying apparently killed himself during a high-speed police chase in Houston hours after her death Monday, authorities said.

  • Police have a suspect in woman's shooting death

    Police have a suspect in woman's shooting death

    La Marque police were investigating a deadly shooting Monday morning that left one woman dead. 

  • Police seek killers after home-invasion robbery

    A 47-year-old Texas City man is dead and police are searching for the robbers who pushed their way into his home Monday night, authorities said.

  • Albert Diego Irvin Sr.

    Albert Diego Irvin Sr.

    A Public Visitation will be held Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 9:00 AM followed by a Service to Celebrate His Life at 11:00 AM. Both Services will be held at Carnes Funeral Home 3100 Gulf Freeway Texas City, TX. There will be a Private Burial.

  • Judge dismisses 20,000 cases against BP in benzene release lawsuit

    Judge dismisses 20,000 cases against BP in benzene release lawsuit

    A Galveston County judge has dismissed about 20,000 cases in a massive lawsuit filed against BP after a failure at the company’s Texas City refinery caused 500,000 pounds of chemicals to spew into the air.

  • Hooters confirms plans to return to island

    Hooters, a chain known for chicken wings and sexy waitresses in orange short-shorts, this week confirmed it would return to the island eight years after Hurricane Ike smashed to pieces its popular Seawall restaurant that operated on a pier over the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Power struggle: Tensions between mayor, city manager laid out in emails

    City Manager Mark Rohr in an email to council members last week accused Mayor Pat Hallisey of breaching the city’s charter by publicly discussing an economic development prospect that was supposed to be confidential.

  • Dennis Timothy Zajack

    Dennis Timothy Zajack

    A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 10:00am at the Texas City Missionary Baptist Church in Texas City (2402 32nd Avenue N., Texas City), with friend and Pastor Carl Strickland officiating; interment to follow at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock.

  • Phyllis Ann O’Donohoe Nebout

    Phyllis Ann O’Donohoe Nebout

    Phyllis's family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Monday, September 19th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, Galveston, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 6:30

  • Representative: Labor union alarmed by Marathon incidents

    Officials of the union representing more than 900 workers at Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City say they are alarmed about recent accidents resulting in serious injuries and a fatality, the union’s vice president said.

Maybe League City's brand is conflict

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It’s hard to get a clear understanding of what exactly is driving the political turmoil in League City.

Join a walk toward ending a dreadful disease

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Many voices are telling us about things we ought to fear. Some voices we should be listening to are those telling us to fear Alzheimer’s disease.

Dog proves attitude is everything

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I am convinced God put dogs and man together for a reason.

Lectures will explore mysteries of the brain

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If you are reading this sentence, then you are conscious. In fact, we are conscious unless we are in a deep sleep, coma, anesthetized or suffe…

Winding down wharf stories column

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Two years ago at the Mod Coffee Shop, I pitched the idea of a newspaper series on the wharves to then-editor Heber Taylor. Over the years expl…

Slide in standards leads to problems like Trump

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I have mixed feelings about the column written by Dayna Owen, the director of communications for Friendswood ISD (“A 21st century struggle,” T…

A tale of two foundations

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness … .”

Adopt-A-Beach is among the best volunteer programs

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Litter and debris along beaches, bay shores and bayous is among the most visible coastal problems, and it’s worse than just unsightly.

Editorial was wrong about gun regulation

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Let’s start with the fact that none of the party platforms are worth the paper they are written on. Seldom if ever is the platform of a given …

'No homework' in elementary worked well for me

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I must agree with Nicole Obert's letter ("Editorial didn't produce any facts supporting homework," The Daily News, Sept. 21). When I was in el…

Applications being accepted for preservation conference

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The Daily News in June ran a story about my efforts to help raise money to increase Diversity Scholars attendance from 35 to 50, at the Nation…

How to avoid the 'inevitables'

How to avoid the 'inevitables'

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The anniversary of Hurricane Ike came and went without much fanfare.

Today in history for Sept. 23

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Today in History

Letters to the editor

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Applications being accepted for preservation conference

Who does Baron think he's fooling?

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It is beyond amusing to see leftists, including slip-and-fall lawyer Neil Baron, proclaim the sanctity of court decisions in the era of Obama …

Let's hope Benghazi doesn't keep Clinton out of White House

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Churchill's Benghazi, involving 250,000 casualties, did not stop his rise to commander-in-chief. Hopefully, Clinton’s Benghazi, involving 11 c…

Baylor supporters ought to be angered by university’s inaction, not the MOB

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Rice’s Marching Owl Band, better known as the MOB, has a tradition of putting satire ahead of style with its halftime performances. The group’…

Respect Old Glory, but respect Flag Code, too

Respect Old Glory, but respect Flag Code, too

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A side story that will run throughout the 2016-17 NFL season will certainly be 49ers back-up quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand d…

Last scam artist looks like the next scam artist

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In October 2008, immediately after Hurricane Ike, a wave of contractors flooded Galveston Island to help repair Ike-induced flood damage.

Pelican Island Bridge's present as important as its future

Pelican Island Bridge's present as important as its future

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Keeping the Pelican Island Bridge operational is a balancing act, literally and figuratively. Not only does its single-leaf bascule design (li…