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  • By JOHN WAYNE FERGUSON and SAMANTHA KETTERER The Daily News
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Hurricane Harvey took many things from Galveston County. Homes and property. Irreplaceable objects and a sense of safety from nature's threats.

It also took lives.

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Aside from a now concrete floor and a few other signs of ongoing construction, the school is operating as normal after being flooded with about 2 inches of water during Hurricane Harvey.

  • By ANGE MERTENS
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From any volunteer table at the League City Disaster Relief Distribution center, you could see the best that life has to offer from many who life offers so little.

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The Texas General Land Office announced Saturday it had reached an agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to give disaster housing assistance in Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

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Councilman Craig Brown, District 2, will introduce an ordinance that would possibly address blight in neighborhoods and tighten enforcement of health and safety code across the island.

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Four weeks after Hurricane Harvey badly flooded areas of the county, more than 17 day care centers remain temporarily closed, leaving parents looking for alternatives or waiting for their children’s schools to reopen.

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A Dickinson apartment complex with immediate fire and safety issues led the fire Marshal to order the power cut to one building, but because the complex only had one meter, all of it is off the grid.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has extended a proclamation waiving some fees collected from Hurricane Harvey victims and relief workers who are staying in Texas hotels.

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A former Texas City police officer, who was charged earlier this month for stealing money from a heart attack victim, has been arrested again, this time for allegedly intentionally ramming his girlfriend's car with his own vehicle.

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Hitchcock city officials Wednesday announced Hurricane Harvey debris collection will begin today.

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The Texas City Independent School District Foundation for the Future has selected the eight inductees for the 2017 Hall of Honor and Legacy Hall, the prestigious programs recognizing outstanding Texas City and La Marque graduates.

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Dickinson Independent School District officials spent Wednesday playing damage control, refuting an email sent out by county nonprofit agency, saying its Hurricane Harvey-related statistics were inaccurate.

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Juan Louis Peralez, 50, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of arson after a trial had already begun, Assistant District Attorney Tiffany Alfred said.

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As more days pass from when Hurricane Harvey made landfall, residents around Galveston County are finding themselves in different stages of their personal recovery. Some are already working on repairing homes and interrupted lives.

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The Salvation Army of Galveston County is operating solo relief efforts after pulling out of a partnership with local entities and the American Red Cross, officials said.

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Hitchcock city officials are moving ahead with a previously controversial plan to rezone a large swath of land along FM 2004, but hope handling it on a case-by-case basis will lessen the opposition.

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Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath, in a letter released Sept. 12, said he was working on a plan to financially help districts facing a decline in student population or property values because of Hurricane Harvey.

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Ball High School students and staff fled the building Monday, after a fire in a third-floor bathrooms set off alarms in the building.

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About 1,600 La Marque students are starting their second week in makeshift classrooms as three schools in the district undergo repairs from flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.