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The Galveston County Daily News: News

December 4, 2016

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Man gets seven years for sexually assaulting teen girl

A Galveston County jury sentenced a man Friday to seven years in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

  • icon Posted: December 04

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Saturday 12/03/2016
Visitors make the best of a rainy situation at Dickens on the Strand
Updated: December 03, 2016 - 11:45 pm

In a scene more historically accurate of 19th century Victorian England than expected, vendors and visitors sat huddled under downtown awnings, listening to music, looking at merchandise and enjoying one another’s company.

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Historic rain alters plans, forces cancellations for two of county's main events
Updated: December 03, 2016 - 11:44 pm

A powerful winter storm drowned out two of Galveston County’s main events Saturday and left severe flooding and road closures in its wake.

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Galveston ISD faces number of complaints regarding special education services
Posted: December 03, 2016

All of this takes place against the backdrop of school districts across Texas facing criticism for their handling of special education services stemming from a supposed cap instituted by the Texas Education Agency that limits the percentage of student population that can receive special education services at 8.5 percent.

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Thousands of unauthorized workers seek the American Dream in Galveston County
Posted: December 03, 2016

Shortly after his 17th birthday, Francisco López set off for the United States, leaving behind in his village in north-central Honduras his mother, stepfather, a brother and three sisters on what became a yearlong trek leading him first to Texas City and eventually to Galveston.

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Injunction puts employers' overtime plans on hold
Posted: December 03, 2016

The new regulation would have required employers to pay time-and-a-half overtime to most salaried workers earning up to $47,476 when they work more than 40 hours during a week, doubling the threshold. The previous cutoff for overtime pay was $23,660.

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Flooding and cancellations
Posted: December 03, 2016

Rain continued to pound Galveston County throughout Saturday.

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League City holiday parade cancelled
Posted: December 03, 2016

League City Holiday in the Park organizers cancelled the Grand Night Parade set for 6 p.m. Saturday because of inclement weather.

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Dickens on the Strand still on, second weekend planned
Posted: December 03, 2016

Some Dickens on the Strand events are still open today. Parades are cancelled. 

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Friday 12/02/2016
Muslim restaurateur uneasy after finding bacon on his shop
Updated: December 02, 2016 - 11:34 pm

Asad Khan, owner of ZaZa Bar & Bites, showed up to work Sunday morning to find the front of his Postoffice Street restaurant covered in bacon, he said.

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