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February 7, 2016


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Photos: 18th annual Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Parade

Dogs, cats, pigs, ferrets, snakes, along with a pony and a chicken and their owners paraded Sunday February 7, 2016, through downtown Galveston for the 18th annual Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Parade.

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Sunday 02/07/2016
Jimmy Hayley, Texas City-La Marque chamber president, dies
Updated: February 07, 2016 - 2:48 pm

Jimmy Hayley, a county institution who for almost 30 years was the president and CEO of the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce, died Saturday, of an apparently heart attack.

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Sunday picture of the week
Posted: February 07, 2016

Our Sunday photo of the week comes from Dylan Cody. Dylan, a 16-year-old aspiring photographer, took this creative shot of the sunset in Hitchcock. Do you have a sunset or sunrise photo you would like to share with Galveston County Daily News readers? If so, please send it to kimberly.worner@galvnews.com. Include your name and where the photo was taken. Then pick up the Sunday paper to see if your photo is our SUNday picture of the week.

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New libraries for La Marque schools
Posted: February 07, 2016

La Marque Independent School District administrators say the district’s schools are in a full-court press to encourage students to read from their newly-stocked classroom libraries as state testing dates quickly approach.

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Rescue group: League City needs new animal shelter
Posted: February 07, 2016

As League City officials ascertain costs to build and operate a new municipal animal shelter, Monica Millican, founder of nonprofit rescue group Friends of League City Animal Shelter, hopes they factor in how an improved facility would not only boost a basic city service but also benefit the local economy.

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At Mardi Gras, for some it's sit out or sneak in
Posted: February 07, 2016

The Mardi Gras celebration continues with the second weekend of parades, including Knights of Momus' Grand Night Parade.

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Saturday 02/06/2016
Man dead in apparent stabbing
Posted: February 06, 2016

A man died in Galveston on Friday evening, and a woman has been charged with crimes related to his death.

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Fire damages Galveston restaurant
Posted: February 06, 2016

A fire damaged the Wells Grill restaurant on Saturday night.

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TxDOT making beauty improvements in Galveston
Posted: February 06, 2016

The Texas Department of Transportation plans to plant oleanders and palm trees along the island's main entryway.

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Santa Fe accident leaves pregnant woman seriously injured; baby dies
Posted: February 06, 2016

A single-vehicle accident seriously injured a woman who was seven months pregnant and caused the loss of her child Thursday.

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