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  • By TOM BASSING Correspondent
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Last year’s Texas Outlaw Challenge closed the book on the event’s nine-year, first chapter, as the event’s producer put it; this week’s began the second.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Fishing conditions are trying to bounce back from the disruptions caused by Tropical Storm Cindy. Bay waters started receding rapidly and now the wait is on for the water to clear-up.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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Since this week brought the official start to summer, it’s definitely time to start thinking about adaptations for hot weather. 

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Our latest hiccup on the fishing scene, Tropical Storm Cindy, is headed east and now everyone is waiting for the winds to subside and conditions to return to normal.

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  • By DAVID TEPERA
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On average, about 6 million people a year will break a bone. In case you didn’t know, it typically takes six to 10 weeks for broken bones to heal. A hard callus will form around the fracture creating a stronger bone than before.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Today is one of my favorite days of the year. It is the beginning of the summer solstice and the longest day of the year. Unfortunately, we will not be able to take advantage of it on the water, as most of us will be biting our nails waiting to see what happens with Tropical Storm Cindy.

  • By BRANDON C. WILLIAMS Correspondent
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Kevin Wilcox's hard work and patience paid off on Monday afternoon when he was named the new boy’s basketball head coach at La Marque, where he graduated from in 1995.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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Patrick Gallaher is a retired, Auburn University-educated engineer with a single-digit golf handicap. He bleeds non-Texas-like orange and actually believes that SEC football of today can hold a candle to the Southwest Conference power of the 1960s.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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All eyes will be on the offshore waters for the next few days as a tropical disturbance is expected to enter Gulf water today. For just about any tropical event in the Gulf, the Galveston area will see some effects.

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR.
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Galveston’s Tony Corrales won the boys 16-and-under singles white division at The Woodlands Country Club Challenger 2-Day tennis tournament.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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There most likely will be a greater number of anglers running offshore on weekends this summer due to the extension of red snapper season. While a large number of the captains will be experienced in navigating the offshore Gulf waters, there will be many less experienced boaters out there as well.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Southerly winds have set in along the coast and while only at moderate levels, they are impacting fishing. One problem is that a southwesterly shift has been taking place and as we all are aware, that tends not to bode well for catching fish.

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Two current and three former members of the Galveston College Whitecaps baseball program were among the hundreds of prospects selected in this week’s three-day, 40-round Major League Baseball Draft.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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“We are what we repeatedly do,” according to Aristotle, and the summer Swim and Sprint series on the Texas A&M at Galveston campus offers participants the opportunity to repeat the same race three times over the course of the summer in order to get better at running, swimming and transit…

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Last week, I was slightly bummed out when I received a message from one of my favorite Galveston County coaches to work with letting me know she would be taking a new job well outside our coverage area, but when I saw where she was headed, I completely understood.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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In 1987, I was introduced to a new philosophy of thinking by Grandmaster Al Garza. This philosophy has been used by many people to help transfer their lives. Typically, our biggest challenges in life are within ourselves, so I want to share this with you.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Wind velocities increased Tuesday and held things down on the fishing scene, especially in the surf. Riptide warnings were issued through Tuesday night, as hazardous conditions were in place for the development of strong riptides throughout the day.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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The first U.S. Open Golf Championship was played in October 1895, on a nine-hole course in Newport, R.I. The winner was an Englishman named Horace Rawlins, and he received a $50 golf medal along with $150 cash. This year the winner will receive a check for more than $2.1 million. It all offi…

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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A moderate southeast wind Sunday morning slowed access to the open waters, in particular the offshore waters, by smaller boats. Those anglers with larger, seaworthy boats were able to endure a chop and make it to their favorite spots out from the jetties.

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A listing of the 2017 Galveston County Daily News' all-county baseball teams

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR.
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Friendswood’s Natan Bondin won the boys 16-and-under singles title at the June Junior & Adult United States Tennis Association Open tennis tournament hosted all day Saturday by Bay Area Racquet Club in Clear Lake City.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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We have all heard of the perfect storm, well last week we saw perfect conditions. I am referring to fishing conditions when several factors come together to create a “can’t lose” situation, when it is almost guaranteed that fish will be caught.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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There seems to be a prevailing mentality among anglers that in order to compete in the major fishing tournaments, at least outside of the kids’ divisions, a boat is needed. Well, that was not the case for Albert Salinas, Jr. of Texas City.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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A different triathlon will get underway Saturday morning when the first-ever WassSUP Triathlon heads to Galveston Bay. Like most triathlons, the WassSUP event starts with a swim but after running a 5K, participants grab their paddles for a mile of either kayaking or stand up paddling.