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The Galveston County Daily News is looking for Galveston County Texans superfans who are excited for this year's playoff berth.

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On Tuesday, the Galveston Planning Commission is scheduled to consider an application asking to rename 11 block of 30th Street after District 1 Councilman Tarris Woods.

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Galveston's Ball High School’s  “Lip Dub” video features 2,000 students and staff singing and dancing their way through the school’s campus. The 14-minute video was produced and choreographed by students, who are hoping the video will get 500,000 views before June 6, which is graduation day.

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As is becoming a big-sporting-event tradition, a local attraction tried to capitalize on the upcoming Super Bowl by having their animals "predict" the outcome of the game.

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On Wednesday, I reported that the Galveston Police Department issued far more curfew citations to black and Hispanic teenagers than they did to white teens between 2013 and 2014.

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After thousands of people, including dignitaries from more than 40 countries, marched through the streets of Paris on Sunday, President Barack Obama came under criticism for not participating in the event.

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If you are like me, you were probably glued to the television Wednesday night at the situation going on in Ferguson, Mo. On that night, protests over the police shooting that caused the death of 19-year-old Michael Brown turned violent, and police used tear gas and other methods to disperse …

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GALVESTON — Over the weekend, reports emerged that an Austin woman was recovering from a fight with Vibrio vulnificus, a form of flesh-eating bacteria.

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GALVESTON — News that a Houston teenager had been bitten by a shark on a West End beach quickly spread yesterday, as the picture of teeth marks on 14-year-old Mikaela Medina’s back drew clicks from around the Internet.

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Here we are again, right before a big beach event weekend and the news comes out that bacteria levels are elevated on some Galveston beaches.

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UPDATE: District 3 Councilwoman Elizabeth Beeton confirms that she'll file paperwork tomorrow to join the mayor's race.

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In May, The Daily News reported on a confidential memo sent to city attorney Dorothy Palumbo written by Dallas Attorney Terry D. Morgan about the ways the city may challenge the construction of scattered site housing on the island in the future.

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A local resident, “Joan” called with a problem: She does not have an Internet connection or a smart phone and could only buy a yearly seawall parking pass through the PayByPhone phone system.

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One local lawmaker played a key role in Tuesday’s dramatics the Texas Senate. State Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, was among the most visible Republicans who trying to derail Sen. Wendy Davis 13-hour filibuster of Senate Bill 5, which would have dramatically affected the laws governing abortion clinics in Texas.

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During Tuesday's special city council meeting, Mayor Lewis Rosen read a statement regarding a Daily News report on the city's potential challenges to public housing on the island.

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Here is something interesting: A bill popped up in the last days of the legislative session that would substantially change the way dune construction permits are granted on Galveston Island.

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Even if every Texan agrees that the Texas barbecue is the best barbecue, there is little hope that every Texan will agree on where to find the state’s best barbecue.

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Galveston County bars, restaurants and hotels sold more than $7 million in alcoholic beverages in March, according to mixed beverage tax receipts from the state comptroller’s office.

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The public record just doesn’t support Comcast's claims in regard to billing individual housing authority residents for cable services.

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Former Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison appeared on Comedy Central last night to promote her new book and chat with Jon Stewart about the current state of Congress and about Texas’ current leadership.

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Several folks sent clippings of Bill Minutaglio’s column in The New York Times about the recent explosion at the fertilizer in West and the Texas City Disaster.

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Marathon runner Laurie Petty of Friendswood said if there is a Boston Marathon next year, she plans to run it.

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GALVESTON — I received a couple phone calls last week after writing about this year’s scaled-back NeighborWoods program, a effort by the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy to replant trees, and bring back shady avenues, to city neighborhoods.

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An new tool allows Texans to see what topics drew the most attention from state lawmakers, who are in session now in Austin. 

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GALVESTON — The city has released an updated schedule of what will be reviewed at each of the next five workshop meetings.

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If mandatory federal budget cuts do take place this week, Texas will take big hits in military and education funding, according to a report released by the White House on Sunday.