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Authorities found a woman’s body Friday night in a Bayou Vista canal but don’t know yet whether it is Jessica McDonald, a woman missing since Tuesday, Sheriff Henry Trochesset said.

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District officials say no major changes are expected as the Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees prepares to meet Tuesday to finalize a budget for the school year.

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Two Galveston County Sheriffs Office deputies were being lauded on Friday for their quick action in stopping a woman from jumping from the FM 646 overpass in League City on Thursday evening.

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Jerrome Riches Lee Dominick, 27, pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault of a child and sexual performance of a child as part of a plea agreement, court records show.

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Two Texas Historical Commission markers that were lost during Hurricane Ike in 2008 were replaced Friday.

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U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke stopped in Galveston again on Friday, as part of his Congressional recess-long road trip across Texas. O'Rourke, a Democrat from El Paso, is campaigning against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz for his Senate set.

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Billye Henry, who, with her husband, Bob Henry, developed a resort on the Comal River into Schlitterbahn Waterparks, died Thursday. She was 87.

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Trustees Monday approved a budget for the school year that started Aug. 16 that will feature $49.95 million in revenues to the same amount in expenses, records show.

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Several local animal shelters will be participating Saturday in NBC Universal’s third annual Clear the Shelters national pet adoption event, which is a community-driven effort to match animals with loving and permanent homes.

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The Moody Gardens Rainforest Pyramid has welcomed four new additions to its animal family in recent weeks with the birth of a prehensile-tailed porcupine and a female blue duiker antelope calf named Soksi.

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Jesus Ortega-Torres on Wednesday was arrested and later charged with burglary of a building. Several businesses between August 12 and 16 were burglarized at night time near the 4400 block of State Highway 3.

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The director for the National Literacy Institute talked to prekindergarten teachers and staff for Galveston Independent School District about new strategies for improving their teaching methods during a training Thursday.

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League City has changed a zoning ordinance regulating group homes to avoid being sued by the U.S. Department of Justice for discriminating against elderly and disabled residents.

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One year after two Galveston County school districts failed to meet state standards, every county district got passing marks in the most recent Texas Education Agency’s 2017 accountability results.

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La Marque residents will likely keep the same tax rate, though homeowners could see slightly higher tax bills from higher property valuations around the county.

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Federal officials this year ordered the Galveston turtle barn not to capture sea turtle hatchlings for rearing and later release, marking a departure from practice underway for almost 40 years.