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Committee: Keep nepotism ban in charter

The Charter Review Advisory Committee takes a crack at nepotism but steps back and leaves that section of the charter alone.

Pilots, cruise line issue to emerge into the open

A brewing dispute between cruise lines, the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County and the Wharves Board of Trustees will soon enter the public sphere.

Local Sports

Boys athlete of the year — Fans' choice: Santa Fe rallies to lift Blankenship to popular vote win

Of the five finalists in the voting, only one attended a school smaller than Santa Fe, but, nevertheless, the small town rallied to overwhelmingly anoint Indians’ two-sport standout Josh Blankenship as the 2016-17 Galveston County boys athlete of the year.

Boys athlete of the year — Editor’s vote: Waller an INT machine, hoops floor leader, track standout in 2016-17

Several factors combined gave Clear Springs' Christian Waller a slight edge for the sports editor’s vote for the 2016-17 Galveston County boys athlete of the year among a field of five highly distinguished finalists.

League City father-son team wins tourney

League City’s Christopher and Mathew Crookston teamed up to win the father-son doubles event at the Missouri City Community Tennis A…


Abbott wants to take an ax to local democracy

Gov. Greg Abbott during the special legislative session might as well call for the disbandment of city councils and local governing …

Abbott should rethink becoming Gov. Chainsaw

I love trees and I am not alone. Sixty Texas cities have recognized the importance of the urban forest and have passed ordinances th…

A World War I death in France linked to Hitchcock

Nov. 5, 1918, dawned cold and damp in the wooded hills of northeast France. It was the 42nd day of the bitter Meuse-Argonne fight.

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