• By CHACOUR KOOP
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  • By CHRISTOPHER SMITH GONZALEZ
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The Texas Education Agency will review its decision to shut down the La Marque school district. La Marque Superintendent Terri Watkins said she would meet with education Commissioner Michael Williams at 1 p.m. on Wednesday to review the school district’s record.

  • By SHANNON DAUGHTRY
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A family of five was transported to an area hospital for smoke inhalation, and one with minor burns, after a fire destroyed their home.

  • By T.J. AULDS
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As the strike by oil refinery workers enters its second week, more United Steelworkers members walked off the job Sunday at BP locations in Indiana and Ohio.

  • By JOHN WAYNE FERGUSON
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GALVESTON — Months after a seemingly endless supply of seaweed washed onto Galveston’s shorelines, a team of Texas A&M University researchers is trying to figure out whether there’s something in local waters that makes the algae grow as fast and as greatly as it does.

  • By CHACOUR KOOP and ERIN HEFFERNAN
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The couple and seven children rescued from a sinking sailboat in Galveston Bay in October, and later revealed to be on the lam from the FBI, were found in the Bahamas on Wednesday or early Thursday, authorities reported. 

  • By T.J. AULDS
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Far from the bead tossing and revelry of Mardi Gras, about two dozen special education students from Galveston’s Ball High School and Dickinson High School got to enjoy a small slice of what will be on display during the festivities in Galveston this weekend.

  • By SHANNON DAUGHTRY
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More than a month after a Texas City police officer shot and killed Carlton Wayne Smith Jr. during an incident in a nightclub parking lot, Galveston County Sheriff’s Office investigators have turned their investigation over to the district attorney’s office, officials said. 

  • By SHANNON DAUGHTRY
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The Galveston County Medical Examiner’s office will bring in two forensic specialists to assist in identifying the body of a man found Saturday afternoon in the water south of the Texas City Dike. 

  • By CHACOUR KOOP
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GALVESTON — After launching pepper spray canisters into an unruly group at Mardi Gras last year — drawing protests and criticism — Galveston police may use city street sweepers in their ranks to herd crowds out of the downtown party.

  • By SHANNON DAUGHTRY
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GALVESTON — Dressed in a Princess Elsa gown, complete with a rhinestone tiara, Ashley Taylor smiled, clapped her hands and jumped up and down at the first sound of a Taylor Swift song.

  • By ERIN HEFFERNAN
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County officials are pushing state lawmakers for authority to tax hotel occupants, a move that could make Galveston’s tourism tax rate the highest on the Gulf Coast.

  • By CHACOUR KOOP
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The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday defended its use of gunfire to prevent a resigned Austin Police Department officer from evading deputies on a beach in Port Bolivar this week. The man later killed himself, deputies reported.

  • By T.J. AULDS
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U.S. Coast Guard crews and the Texas General Land Office’s Oil Spill Response Team are working to clean up a small diesel fuel spill on Dickinson Bayou.

  • By T.J. AULDS
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People wanting to know the new name of League City’s chamber of commerce will have to wait. Chamber officials said they wouldn’t reveal the new brand until Saturday during the group’s annual awards banquet.

  • By SHANNON DAUGHTRY and T.J. AULDS
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A police department captain who physically restrained a man in the city’s jail in November did not use excessive force, an investigation by the public integrity office of the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office found. 

  • By CHACOUR KOOP
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A Texas state lawmaker wants to cut taxes for people buying boats and yachts that cost a quarter-million dollars or more. 

  • By CHRISTOPHER SMITH GONZALEZ
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The La Marque school board unanimously approved a settlement agreement Tuesday with former school district Police Chief Russel Washington, but school district officials said they could not release the details yet.

  • By T.J. AULDS
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Today is the first day for potential candidates to file to run for city council and school board elections in May. There are 15 municipal or school elections scheduled for May 9.

  • By T.J. AULDS
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It was a cold and rainy day in the offices of the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce last winter that a deal was struck to bring a new H-E-B to the city.