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  • Daily News mourns death of Managing Editor Scott Williams

    Daily News mourns death of Managing Editor Scott Williams

    Daily News Managing Editor Scott E. Williams died Wednesday at his home in Dickinson, apparently of a heart attack. He was 46.

  • Man in critical condition after leak at Marathon complex

    A man is in critical condition after a chemical leak at one of the main units in the Marathon Petroleum refining complex in Texas City.

  • 135,500 gallons of wastewater released into Galveston Bay

    135,500 gallons of wastewater released into Galveston Bay

    More than 135,000 gallons of sludge was released into Galveston Bay on Sunday night, because of an apparent malfunction at the city's main wastewater treatment plant.

  • Man arrested in connection La Marque killing

    Man arrested in connection La Marque killing

    La Marque police made an arrest Thursday in connection with the death of a 56-year-old man who was found in his home with extensive trauma and a gunshot wound.

  • 6-year-old girl dies of suspected abuse; father arrested

    A 6-year-old girl who League City police said was severely beaten before being found with her mother during a traffic stop died Friday at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.

  • Galveston police investigating body found near beach

    Galveston police investigating body found near beach

    Galveston police were investigating how a male body came to be on the beach Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

  • Ross Joseph Novelli, Sr

    Ross Joseph Novelli, Sr

    The family will receive visitors at J Levy & Termini Funeral Home located at 2128 Broadway on Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 5 – 7 pm, with a Rosary recitation to follow. Ross was a lifelong member of St. Patrick’s Church, 1010 35th Street, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Orrin Halepeska and Deacon Robert Standridge on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 10:30 am with interment at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 2506 65th Street.In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Holy Family Parish in support of the St. Patrick’s Building Fund or to the Galveston County A & M Club Scholarship fund at PO Box 972, Galveston, TX 77553.

  • Police pay, benefits undermining recruitment and retention

    Police pay, benefits undermining recruitment and retention

    Internal polling by the Galveston Municipal Police Association determined that a non-competitive benefits package, highlighted by low wages and a troubled pension, are the leading reasons why officers are seeking employment elsewhere.

  • Memorial service announced for Scott Williams

    Memorial service announced for Scott Williams

    A memorial service for Daily News Managing Editor Scott E. Williams will be held Monday afternoon, his family said Friday.

  • Herbert Allen Rilat

    Herbert Allen Rilat

    Herbert Allen Rilat, 85, of Texas City, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016 in Texas City, Texas.Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock, Texas. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 22, 2016 at the funeral home.

Help us recognize local veterans

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The Galveston Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 880 has a program honoring veterans past and present with ceiling tiles naming all the awards …

Thanks to all of the lifeguards

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I was visiting Galveston with my family last week. Although I have been swimming all of my life, I underestimated how quickly you can get into…

Jozwiak was right on target

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Kudos to Michael C. Jozwiak for his right-on-target guest column ("Time for a 'What's Really Important' committee," The Daily News, Aug. 19).

Shane McDermott is what the Nav District needs

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After 30 years, it’s time to elect someone new to the Galveston Navigation District Board. Shane McDermott, one of the next generation of Galv…

Fourth Galveston Living Wage Conference set for Sept. 26

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Labor Day is on the first Monday of September and on the last Monday we will be holding our fourth annual Galveston Living Wage Conference fro…

Thanks to all who made fundraiser a huge success

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The Galveston Fire Department Honor Guard has been in existence since 1991, but due to the small number of trained members and the cost of fun…

Dickinson's VFD the topic at next social gathering

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What do you know about the Dickinson Volunteer Fire Department and the important role that they have played in the community? Did you know tha…

Lessening effects of concussions starts with teaching how to play the game

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As the emphasis on safety, Cantu said, has moved from the professional to the college to the high school level, perhaps it should morph even f…

Beach parks draw new visitors with special events

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After being rescheduled from May because of rainy weather, the Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects held its 30th annual sa…

Letters to the editor

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Shane McDermott is what the Nav District needs

A new orchestra season set to begin

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An exciting Galveston Symphony season begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., in Galveston. I encourage y…

Learn to love being an IBC'er

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In response to guest columnist Michael C. Jozwiak's litany of complaints: True, true and true ("Time for a 'What's Really Important' committee…

Santa Fe may set standard for investment of public money

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If the deal goes through as planned, Santa Fe’s city leaders will have set a standard for effective use of economic development money.

Remembering the days of good mental health care

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I am mourning the passing of Dr. Lee Emory. I imagine there are probably thousands of others feeling the loss.

Hospitals are worth considering when planning to move

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As you drive America’s highways you will see billboards, road signs and warning notices of all different colors, shapes and sizes. Among them …

Local talent should have been used in branding campaign

Local talent should have been used in branding campaign

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I can only now speculate like most everyone else why an “economic development partnership” would even consider letting a design contract to an…

Vote 'yes' on Sept. 10

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A new school year began Aug. 22, and our children headed back into the classrooms to be challenged, encouraged and engaged in higher-level thi…

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

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If you or your children are not up-to-date on your vaccination schedule, make an appointment with your primary care physician today.

Elected officials are employees — get the job done

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When you hire employees you expect them to accomplish the job you have hired them to do. Likewise, when you become someone’s employee you sign…

Texas voter ID law found illegal again

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Once again, Gov. Abbott, Attorney General Paxton and Lt. Gov. Patrick seem determined to prove the truth of the old adage about the definition…