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After a difficult 2017 fiscal year in which the Port of Galveston made about $2 million less than expected in revenues, officials with the public docks say they have been extremely conservative in projecting 2018 numbers.

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Daily News offices in Galveston and Texas City will close at 3 p.m. today for the annual staff Christmas party. Both offices will resume normal business hours Friday.

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Galveston City Council on Thursday will determine whether the city takes over for the park board, its subsidiary, on maintenance and operations of most seawall beaches.

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The city council is scheduled to vote Thursday on a series of revisions to the 2015 Land Development Regulations. The land use document, which totally overhauled the city’s zoning rules, took four years to complete.

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Galveston Independent School District officials late Tuesday said they had completed an investigation into a fight at L.A. Morgan Elementary School and that disciplinary action had been taken.

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People repairing their homes from Hurricane Harvey damage have a chance to get some free advice for their this week.

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Crews have begun replacing telephone poles and wires along part of Friendswood Drive with underground cable, city officials report.

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A holiday tradition once again lit up the entrance way to Galveston on Tuesday night, as the Tree of Lights on top of the Galveston County Daily News was illuminated ahead of the 2017 holidays.

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The Dickinson Independent School District’s board of trustees on Monday approved more than $700,000 in contracts for repairs to two schools damaged during Hurricane Harvey.

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Drivers leaving Galveston could spend a lot of time creeping across the causeway because of a construction-related snarl that state officials say won’t end until the middle of March.

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Reducing the number of lanes on Broadway would significantly increase the usage of Harborside Drive by 2040, according to a study by transportation consulting company Goodman Corp.

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Three former workers are suing energy company Shell and several of its subsidiaries in Galveston courts over an oil rig that caught fire last month in the Gulf of Mexico.

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The Port of Galveston’s governing board voted 6-0 Monday to make Port Canaveral’s Rodger Rees the next leader of the island’s public docks, agreeing to a yearly salary of $240,000.

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The only elevator in a building that houses State Rep. Wayne Faircloth’s local office will be out of order until March, property manager Doug Byerly said.

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The League City council today will consider a new contract for solid waste and recycling services with Alvin-based AmeriWaste of Texas.

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Investigators Monday were looking into how a 24-year-old crew member went missing from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship underway at sea over the weekend.

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Buoyed by welcome, albeit unexpected, news about stable sales tax revenues, the bayside city of Kemah is moving forward with capital improvement projects the city council had put on hold after Hurricane Harvey.

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Catholic faithful participate in the annual Our Lady of Guadalupe Procession along Broadway Boulevard to celebrate the appearance of the Virgin Mary to St. Juan Diego in the early 14th Century.

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new proposal modifying regulations adopted — and later delayed — last year will likely be back before the court before the end of January after stalling after Hurricane Harvey, officials said.

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The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau already knows where many of the island’s visitors are coming from, but soon the tourism group will know exactly where the visitors are going.

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Local educators Friday were calling a Texas Education Agency release of school report cards for the 2016-17 school year an unnecessary rehash of already published data that achieved nothing but confusion.

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Rev. Freda Marie Brown has resigned as the director of St. Vincent's House, a social service agency that serves local income people in Galveston.

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A water break estimated to cost Galveston a loss of up to 3 million gallons a year was a large portion of the amount that the city expects to lose annually, City Manager Brian Maxwell said.