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  • Police officer arrested in drug investigation

    A Galveston Police Department Officer was arrested Friday as part of a drug investigation.

  • Ernestine Gaines

    Ernestine Gaines

    GALVESTON—Ernestine Gaines age 62 of Galveston received her eternal wings on Friday, January 6, 2017 at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas. Funeral Services are 11:00 am Saturday, January 14, 2017 at First Union Baptist Church, Pastor David L. Everson, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home of Galveston. The family will receive visitors at the church beginning at 10:00 am Saturday.

  • Car goes over Galveston seawall

    Car goes over Galveston seawall

    The car was upside down when medics arrived. The driver, a male, was unharmed and was not transferred to the hospital.

  • Trial to begin for officer indicted in search during videographer's arrest

    Trial is set to begin at 9 a.m. today in a case against a Galveston police sergeant who is accused of illegally searching a civil rights activist’s car.

  • Bruce Bjerkeli

    Bruce Bjerkeli

    To honor Bruce’s legacy, there will be a celebration of his life on January 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the American Legion Post 89, 3028 29th St N, Texas City, TX 77590.

  • X marks the spot: Galveston treasure hunters recover 100 foreign coins

    X marks the spot: Galveston treasure hunters recover 100 foreign coins

    Two men found a treasure trove of foreign coins on the beach on Sunday. dug The hunters later connected the money to a man whose foreign coin collection was stolen earlier this month. 

  • K&G Ride Along offers 'Uber for kids'

    K&G Ride Along offers 'Uber for kids'

    What do you do when your support system breaks down? Check out this story about Bacliff-area parents that created a unique shuttle service for working parents called K&G Ride Along.

  • Tom Chaney, Sr.,

    Tom Chaney, Sr.,

    A visitation will be from 9-10:55 AM, followed by a celebration of life at 11:00 AM, on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Fields-Johnson Family Mortuary with Rev. Paul Wingate officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.Sign his guest book at www.filedsjohnson.com

  • Randy Weber wants CNN journalist fired over Trump conference

    Randy Weber wants CNN journalist fired over Trump conference

    Galveston's representative in Washington, D.C. is not a fan of CNN"s Jim Acosta.

  • Carnival announces plans to move Vista to Galveston, replacing Breeze

    Carnival announces plans to move Vista to Galveston, replacing Breeze

    Carnival Cruise Line officials Thursday announced plans to move the line’s newest and largest ship, Carnival Vista, to Galveston next year to replace Carnival Breeze, which could lead to thousands more passengers sailing from the island.

Letters to the editor

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Ball High’s radio program an excellent teaching tool

Big bond issue inevitable for Clear Creek school district

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There’s no escaping the fact that $499 million is an exceptionally large number, even in terms of government spending.

Ball High's radio program an excellent teaching tool

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Ball High School's Media Arts and Digital Technology Program launched its new 24-hour online radio station, K-TOR on Jan. 13. Michael Smith's …

Courville needs to get a grip on herself

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Edna Courville's arrogance and incoherent ramblings provide further evidence of the leadership void that led to the demise of La Marque ISD ("…

Renaming school was done in secret

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In response to Matt deGrood's article ("Trustees OK plan to rename school," The Daily News, Jan. 13): I would like the Texas City Independent …

Galveston's holiday tourism was strong

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It’s hard to believe the holidays are already behind us. This once-sleepy time in Galveston continues to show signs of life thanks in part to …

Last call for Everyday Hero nominations

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Every year, we take time to recognize people in our community who go out of their way to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors.

There's a new 'disease' in town

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I was sitting in my new hospital room, hoping my doctors would be able to find me, when my primary, Dr. Lena Bruce, showed up and after some c…

How to deal with your health care fears

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I don’t know of anyone who does not have some fear or another about medical problems. I will let you in on a secret. So do I and most physicia…

Do we like the image we see?

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Today, many Americans will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday as a moment to celebrate the life of a man who helped change how America…

The arduous task of replacing the (un)affordable health care act

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Vice President-elect Mike Pence recently said “Our first order of business is to repeal and replace Obamacare.” But doing so will be a perilou…

When it comes to the Middle East, you know nothing Don Trump

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Like the mythical lands depicted in Game of Thrones, the Middle East is a dangerous place where peace remains elusive. Americans who care abou…

Maybe volunteers could help with GISD repairs

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Regarding the recent report (“GISD seeks input about reconfiguring schools and building repairs,” The Daily News, Jan. 9) about the poor condi…

Send Rep. Weber a clear health-care message

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Despite tremendous improvements in the 20th century, the United States is far from being the healthiest nation.

Ditto to reader's take on Lt. Gov. Patrick

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In response to the letter ("Patrick should seek professional help," The Daily News, Jan. 10): What Kathleen Sukiennik says.

Department's watering policy is all wet

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I am curious about the city of Texas City's policy about the fire department's watering practice. They water their grass every night. They wat…

Get your facts straight citizen voting

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Someone keeps writing in and stating that non-citizens are allowed to vote in California and New York. Please check your facts. I did. The fac…

Subsidized flood insurance is business as usual

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Among the few certainties about the presidency of Donald Trump, which officially begins Friday, is that it will generate a lot of flash and bang.

City's Muslim outreach an important reminder

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Recently, Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough, City Manager Brian Maxwell, Police Chief Rick Boyle and Assistant Chief Byron Frankland visited the m…

Social media not so friendly to some

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Wednesday I had lunch with the last man on the planet not on social media.