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The Houston Astros wrapped up an 11 game homestand and the first half of the season with a 6-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday afternoon. The Astros head into the All Star break with a 64-35 record.

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41,654 fans were in attendance as the Houston Astros extended their win streak to six games with a 2-1 victory over the White Sox on Sunday. The Astros are in the midst of an 11 game homestand, their longest of the season.

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Families and friends came together at Centennial Park in Friendswood to celebrate Independence Day. Fun was in abundance at Friendswood's 123rd Fourth of July celebration. Food stands and activities for children kicked off the fun in the evening. After honoring the United States with song an…

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League City rang in Independence Day with the city’s annual Fireworks Extravaganza at Chester Davis Sportsplex on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. The event featured games, food, live music and other entertainment. The fireworks show started early as strong thunderstorms entered the area.

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The Houston Dynamo stormed back from a 2-0 deficit in stoppage time with goals in the 93rd and 96th minutes to walk away for a 2-2 draw with the Los Angeles Football Club Tuesday night at BBVA Compass Stadium.

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The Houston Astros wrapped up a nine game home stand with a 7-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon. 39,191 fans were in attendance as the Astros came from behind and won in walk-off fashion.

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Temperatures, more characteristic of July and August, combined with long, sunny days, are rapidly undoing any benefits received from the needed rains last week. With soil temperatures rising and high evaporation rates, Galveston County is already creeping back towards drought conditions.

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The Houston Astros pounded the Kansas City Royals with an 8 run second inning in route to an 11-3 victory in front of 41,823 fans on Sunday.

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The Houston Astros had their franchise record tying 12 game winning streak snapped by the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night, losing 2-1 in front of 37,414 fans.

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A weak trough along the Texas coast, interacting with a mid and upper-level low over the west-central Gulf, should bring cloudy, breezy weather with periods of showers and scattered thunderstorms through tomorrow. More heavy rain, accompanied by gusty winds, elevated tides and rough seas wil…

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Galveston and Texas City bring communities together with Juneteenth parades and celebrations. Juneteenth is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas. This was two years after Abraham Lincoln issued and enforced the Emancipatio…

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Forecasters have been calling for possible heavy rain for the past several days. For those of you who are wondering where the rains are, the short-answer is that they are delayed somewhat, but should move into our area from Sunday through Tuesday or Wednesday, if not longer.

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On Thursday evening, Galveston Progressive Connection with representatives from the League of United Latin American Citizens led a march to oppose the separation of children from their families at the U.S. Mexico border on the seawall. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has invoked a zero-tolera…

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The good news is that an unfavorable environment (high wind shear over the southern Gulf of Mexico and dry air) may inhibit development of the tropical wave now moving northwestward across the Yucatan Peninsula. Most models still suggest that the system will remain disorganized and open (lac…

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Actually this morning’s blog could be more accurately titled “grasping at straws”. There is no doubt that much of the County, especially near the coast is in dire need of some decent rain, due to the current spell of dry, hot weather.

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The Houston Astros snapped a three game losing streak with a 7-5 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night in front of 30,361 fans.

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Friendswood graduated 516 Mustang seniors at Don Coleman Community Coliseum in Houston on Saturday afternoon. Commencement was filled with songs by the choir, speeches, a slam poem, the presentation of a class gift and special music. Superintendent Thad Roher complimented on the graduates fo…

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St. George's Episcopal Church invited the public to come paint signs of hope for Galveston County on Friday. St. George's has been painting signs with the word "hope" for people affected by Hurricane Harvey for many months. In response to the violence in Santa Fe two Friday's ago, many organ…

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Hitchcock High School graduated over 70 seniors at Abundant Life Christian Church on Friday night. Friends and families filled the room as red robes crossed the stage for their high school diplomas. The faculty put together a short slide show for the seniors to watch at commencement to celeb…

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May, 2018 is certain to end up being the warmest May ever in Galveston with observations going back to 1872. As of today, the monthly May average is 80.2°, which eclipses the previous warmest May ever (May, 2012). Hot conditions also prevailed in League City, with a 79.4° average that is 4.3…

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Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8248 teamed up with community volunteers to honor deceased veterans by placing American flags on their grave markers Saturday, May 28, 2018. The annual event was part of area Memorial Day weekend observances. In total, over 3,000 flags were pl…

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Family and friends of O'Connell College Preparatory School graduates filled The Grand 1894 Opera House for their Commencement ceremony Thursday, May 24, 2018. More than 80 scholarships from colleges, universities and organizations totaling more than $900,000 were presented to the graduates d…

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Over 700 Dickinson students walked across the stage to receive their high school diplomas on Tuesday night. Students were adorned with regalia, honors stoles and a green ribbon in honor of Santa Fe during commencement at George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Early in the school year,…

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Aldersgate United Methodist Church on Sunday held its regular 11 a.m. service. In attendance were members and visitors. Also attending the service was the family of Jared Black, a Santa Fe High School student who, with nine other people, was fatally shot Friday at the school.

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Santa Fe students and employees were bussed back to Santa Fe High School from Santa Fe Junior High, which is still an active crime scene on Saturday, May 19, 2018. On Friday morning, a gunman killed 10 people and injured many more in a deadly mass shooting. Although still grappling with loss…

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Clear Springs shared their Region III-6A quarterfinal victory with Santa Fe students on Friday night. Santa Fe High School went into lockdown after a tragic mass shooting early Friday morning. Ten students and adults have been pronounced dead with many other injured and receiving treatment. 

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April was exceedingly pleasant in Galveston County with relatively cool temperatures, plenty of sunshine and fairly low humidity levels. What also distinguished April weather it had a cooler monthly average temperature than March; a circumstance so unusual that we have to go back to 1938 to …

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College of the Mainland graduates received their associate degrees, certificates, and awards Saturday during Commencement ceremonies at the Abundant Life Center in La Marque. More than 900 students were scheduled to receive 948 awards during the two scheduled ceremonies. 

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Students of all ages graduated from Galveston College with various associate's degrees and certificates on Friday, May 11, 2018. The Galveston Island Convention Center was filled with friends and family supporting the graduates as they walked across the stage. 

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The Houston Dash came away with a 1-1 draw after playing the Portland Thorns at BBVA Compass Stadium on Wednesday. The Thorns dominated possession, but Kyah Simon saved the day with a goal in the second half. The 1-3-3 Dash will be facing the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday in Chicago.

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Even though it is still May, it is time to begin thinking about Hurricane Season and what we need to do to be prepared for nature’s most destructive storm. Consequently, this week has been designated as Hurricane Preparedness week by the National Weather Service.

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Clear Springs and George Ranch went to extra innings Saturday night to determine the winner of a Region III-6A bi-district playoff series. Behind a tenth inning home run by Tyler Hendrickson the Chargers defeated the Longhorns 4-3 and advance to face Deer Park in the next round.

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Houston starter Justin Verlander pitched eight shutout innings before reliever Ken Giles blew the game in the ninth allowing the Yankees to beat the Astros 4-0 in front of 34,386 fans on Tuesday night.

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May is certainly a transitional month, weather wise, in Galveston County. Overnight temperatures in the 70’s and highs in the 80’s become common during the month as cool fronts lose their punch and intrusions of cool, dry air are often weak and relatively infrequent as the month unfolds.

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The Astros defeated the Athletics 8-4 in front of 39,131 fans in the rubber-game of the series on Sunday afternoon.