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Teachers, medical association support powdered alcohol bill

A pair of bills proposing the regulation of powdered alcohol in Texas have the support of the state's teacher and medical association.

Lawmakers considering buyback plan for oyster licenses

Texas lawmakers are considering a plan to buy back oyster licenses from willing owners in an effort to tackle over-harvesting of the popular seafood.

Court denies homeowners' motion in West Galveston rezoning case

A district judge on Friday denied a request to hear testimony of three Galveston city officials involved in a west island zoning dispute.

Local Sports

Hitchcock’s Xavian Hampton earns school’s fifth-ever state powerlifting title, first since 2002

Competing at the Texas High School Powerlifting Association’s state championship at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene on Saturday, Hitchcock's Xavian Hampton earned a gold medal in the Division III 242-pound weight class.

Falls' Collier, Springs' doubles teams take tourney titles in Kemah

LEAGUE CITY

Ready for the SHO

The Shell Houston Open (SHO) begins play this Thursday at The Golf Club of Houston. This is the last year that Shell will serve as t…

Entertainment

Jews and the Blues intertwine Saturday for a good cause

International Jewish Blues touring artist, Saul Kaye, will make his island debut this weekend as a part of a special performance at …

Crawfish and Zydeco Festival kicks off today

‘Tis the season of mudbugs and zydeco music!

'Life' not original, but offers thrills

At the rate Hollywood is turning out space films, there isn’t much left to discover in the genre it seems. Director Daniel Espinosa (“Child 44”) certainly makes a run at it though, re-teaming with his “Safe House” star Ryan Reynolds.

Opinion

Sand Chronicles: Sand is a valuable commodity

Sand is a material that we take for granted, even though it is important in so many aspects of our lives.

GLO's master plan important just for what it says

The Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan unveiled last week by the state’s General Land Office is an important document, no matter h…

New voices in city's homeland security system

What’s new in local homeland security? Who’s new is Tom Munoz, emergency manager for Texas City, who, with assistant Ryan Rivera, is…

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