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The effort to get a pardon for Jack Johnson is nothing new for some Galvestonians, who have spent years trying to draw national attention to the heavyweight champion boxer, and island native, who was convicted under a racist law in 1912.

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Several months after a University of Texas Medical Branch expert said the opioid crisis wasn’t as dire in Galveston County as elsewhere in the country, new data has changed her mind, she said.

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A Travis County judge ruled Tuesday in favor of the Galveston-Texas City Pilots Association in a longstanding lawsuit filed by five federal pilots seeking state licenses to guide vessels into local courts.

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The trial for a La Marque man accused in the 2015 killing of his pregnant girlfriend began Wednesday with state prosecutors asking jurors to focus on the defendant’s own words, while defense attorneys urged the panel to follow the evidence.

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Requiring higher lot elevations and bigger storm-drain piping could help League City avoid a repeat of the damage caused by flooding during Hurricane Harvey, city staff members argued Tuesday.

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The park board’s top executive is concerned about “mission creep” in the city’s review of assets, which has put some park projects at a standstill, she said Tuesday.

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With so many destinations vying for Houston traveler dollars, the park board is shifting some of its marketing emphasis to court visitors from other Texas cities and neighboring states.

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A second person has been charged in connection to a February assault in a Texas City park that involved two groups of teenage girls fighting each other with clubs and knives.

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Two people were injured Tuesday when the SUV they were driving in left the roadway on Highway 6 and crashed into a roadside tree.

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Last week's fire at the Valero fire in Texas City released four kinds of unauthorized contaminants into the air, according to a report submitted to state environmental regulars.

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Councilman Frank Maceo and challenger David Collins are facing off in the race for District 3 on Galveston City Council, a diverse district covering downtown, the East End, Pelican Island and many of the island’s largest entities, such as the port and University of Texas Medical Branch.

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Galveston County commissioners on Monday said they wanted the state agency that has so-far handled post-Harvey housing reconstruction to be less involved as the county moves on to planning it's long-term recovery from the storm.

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Unwinding after a long day at work and drinking moderate amounts of alcohol such as red wine might not be as healthy as researchers previously thought, according to a study released earlier this month.

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More than seven months after Hurricane Harvey badly flooded houses and businesses in Galveston County, the city of Santa Fe plans to invest in drainage improvements and implement better ways to communicate with residents.

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The Port of Galveston’s governing board Tuesday will consider final approval of $1.14 million in grants from the Galveston Industrial Development Corp. that will go toward improvements at a cruise terminal and a facilities assessment.

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Eight months after Hurricane Harvey, there’s been little public discussion in the county’s worst-flood cities about whether to change flood plain construction rules in the wake of the historic floods.

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Hammer time? If all goes as planned, crews in June will begin long-awaited work on a six-story parking garage and an apartment complex in a development that will save what remains of the historic Medical Arts Building and ease parking woes in the island’s downtown.

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Cities across the county are grappling with how to deal with losing huge amounts of water — sometimes more than 40 percent of all supplied — because of aging and deficient infrastructure.

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Students at Galveston County school districts began taking their State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness tests a week ago, but area education officials won’t find out for some time whether those standardized tests will count in yearly performance ratings.

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One drastic solution is transforming the scenic bends in the bayous of Galveston County into straight, concrete ditches. But before creating concrete-lined rivers, officials would consider dredging the bayous.

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President Donald Trump says he's considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines.

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Hundreds of Texas City High School students, some holding signs bearing the names of young people gunned down at a Florida school, attended an anti-violence assembly Friday focused on addressing campus safety.

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Westland Ranch, a proposed residential development inside the McAlister tract, would add 1,000 new homes to League City. It’s just the beginning of the coming southwest boom, city officials said. It’s the first of what could be many new housing developments in that part of town.

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League City officials Friday were warning motorists to avoid Interstate 45 on Sunday morning because of traffic jams expected from road construction.

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Five people were treated for injuries or health issues following an explosion and fire at Valero Energy Corp's Texas City refinery on Thursday, the company said in its first, brief public statements since the blast.

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After city council nixed an application for expanding a convenience store to add a service station on Broadway last month, the project will be back before council again Thursday after an eleventh-hour push by one councilwoman.

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A Santa Fe man was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison for stealing multiple items from a pool store in League City and later leading officers on a foot chase that caused an elementary school to be locked down.

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Galveston Independent School District officials are moving forward with plans to assess demographic trends and facility needs in preparation for a second bond election after the upcoming May vote.

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After months of raising livestock, dozens of Galveston County teens auctioned off their animals at the 80th annual Galveston County Fair & Rodeo on Wednesday.

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Nearly a year after Texas City raised its water rates to shift more costs onto the biggest consumers, the utilities department is projecting a nearly $4 million increase in revenues from the move — about a 50 percent jump compared with last year.

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A line of well-wishers paraded through the Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid on Thursday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the King penguins in the South Atlantic Penguin Exhibit. People wearing party hats and waving streamers sang “Happy Birthday” as they watched the penguins celebrate with…