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Commuters between Galveston and Pelican Island are raising concerns over a proposal by a toll company to help finance a project for a new Pelican Island Bridge.

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Food insecurity is limited access or uncertain access to adequate food, and it can lead to hunger. Food insecurity exists in League City, and several organizations are working on solutions.

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The High Island ISD school board will continue to pay former Superintendent D’Ann Vonderau’s $106,000 annual salary through the end of January 2018 under terms of a severance agreement hammered out between her attorney and the district.

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Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough met with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Wednesday, a week after he joined mayors from across the state in calling for the governor's support on local government issues.

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Several Galveston-area business owners, officials and port representatives are hopeful that a newly-formed committee might help them turn the city into a port of call destination, a status that could lead to thousands of cruise passengers descending on the city for shopping and shore excursions.

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The total amount of money that the police department would have to operate in 2018 is $18,890,854 if the City Council passes the proposed budget in September.

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The University of Texas Medical Branch is opting out of a state-funded program that provides developmental care for young children, but officials say they hope to continue and improve on the program using its own resources.

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The Galveston Park Board of Trustees on Thursday approved a long-term beach cleaning program, capping an effort that has been, at times, surrounded by legal and environmental controversy.

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The League City Police Department is investigating the death of a man who was found shot multiple times outside his home early Sunday morning.

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Chairman Ted O’Rourke and several other trustees ended a conversation about cruise lines and their concern about fog delays at the port by instructing port staff to set up a meeting for further discussion.

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The Texas Senate gave preliminary approval Monday to an education bill that would bring some relief to school districts hit hardest by the loss of funding through a state program scheduled to end this year.

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A Dickinson man is suing a Texas City car repair shop, asserting that he paid for car repairs only to find out his car was not being worked on.

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Voters in November 2013 approved $7.71 million for road improvements on Mary Ann Drive, Shadow Bend Avenue, Townes Road, Winding Road, Woodlawn Drive and Blackhawk Boulevard.

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Interim Port Director Peter Simons recommended Humberto Leal, most recently of Moffatt & Nichol Engineers, to take over as the port’s director of engineering, maintenance and environmental affairs.

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A 27-year-old man was killed Friday in a wreck in Santa Fe that shut down the area around FM 646 S and 28th Street for several hours, police said.

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A gunman entered a Galveston County daycare center, killed one woman and wounded another 29 years ago. The killer, Clyde "Buddy" Spence will soon be released from prison. Scott Reeder, the former Galveston County Daily News reporter who covered Spence's trial, returned to Texas last month to learn the impact of those two minutes of violence nearly 30 years later.

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The Charter Review Advisory Committee takes a crack at nepotism but steps back and leaves that section of the charter alone.

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Scott Reeder has been a journalist for 30 years. His first full-time job after college was at The Galveston County Daily News. During his time at The Daily News, he had many adventures including an award-winning series on homelessness. He went on to work for newspapers in Iowa, Illinois and …

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Friendswood’s long practice of not charging residents for ambulance rides and emergency medical care is not sustainable and amounts to a lucrative public subsidy for private insurance companies, city officials say.

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Frank Carmona, who was born and raised in Galveston and served as a district court judge and county commissioner in addition to his years as an attorney and was known to friends and colleagues for being soft-spoken and friendly, died Thursday morning at his home in Galveston. He was 83.

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Jarion Jamal Warner, 19, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, unauthorized use of a vehicle, unlicensed possession of a firearm by a felon and evading arrest with a vehicle in connection to the incident. He is being held in Galveston County jail on $240,000 in bond, jail records show.

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Galveston County was one of more than two dozen agencies to receive funding for anti-terrorism programs through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Two Galveston County organizations have won grants from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as part of the Great Texas Birding Classic.

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As a state deadline approaches, county commissioners and their hired representatives are in a push to secure local funding for a new Pelican Island Bridge.

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One of the bills Gov. Greg Abbott has said is priority during the special session calls for the elimination of local rules "regulating what property owners do with trees on private lands." The bill threatens tree preservation laws in dozens of Texas cities, including Galveston, Dickinson and League City.

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A Thursday meeting that some people thought would allow the Galveston Municipal Police Association to address city council instead resulted in the group being shut down by the city’s legal department on the discussion of staffing and crime issues.

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Galveston City Manager Brian Maxwell on Thursday presented the winners and losers of the 2018 budget cycle, describing a proposed budget he said was fairly ordinary but effective.

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A Dickinson man has been charged with one count of stalking and two counts of criminal trespass after police investigated accusations that he harassed a female acquaintance, police said.