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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 — The effect of this year’s seaweed season on the island has been a hot topic this week on the island.

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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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GALVESTON — If you drove down Seawall Boulevard on Wednesday, you probably couldn’t help but notice that parking spaces were already being claimed by trucks, trailers and recreational vehicles. (I think I saw one very large smoker sitting there in fog when I drove past around 6 p.m.)

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With Senate Bill 1926 passing on Thursday, the bill has moved onto the House, where it is being "held at the desk." It hasn't been assigned to a committee. 

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In a post on their official blog today, the Houston Zoo reported that someone had removed some of the sea turtle awareness signs that the zoo had recently put up on the beach in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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The Winter Storm Watch in effect for all of southeast Texas, including Galveston County, has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning. Some uncertainty remains on exactly what we will see tomorrow due to a somewhat drier outlook overall.  Still, the chances for freezing rain, sleet and snow remain.

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GALVESTON — After going nearly a month without a meeting, the Galveston City Council will meet for the second time in eight days this week. The council will meet on Thursday for its second regular meeting of October.

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The Texas Department of Transportation is threatening to release the names of more than 28,000 vehicle owners who collectively owe more that $27 million in unpaid tolls to the state.

 

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Our reporting on the the pending flood insurance rate changes continues to generate a lot of interest with readers. We're getting a lot of questions about the new rates and all the factors that figure into calculating new premiums.

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This weekend's Daily News Press Run was a rousing success. The event benefited the Daily News' Newspapers in Education efforts. See the attached PDFs for the results.

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If you're looking for information about your flood zone designation for your property, there's an online tool to help you.

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Editor's Note: The annual Galveston County Daily News Press Run is Sept. 14. To help participants prepare for the run, the Daily News asked Kimberly Bachmeier, co-owner of Fit TRI Run in Galveston, to offer insight and tips.

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What goes up must come down, right? Lucky for us running the Galveston Causeway, the answer is yes!

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Editor's Note: The annual Galveston County Daily News Press Run is Sept. 14. To help participants prepare for the run, the Daily News asked Kimberly Bachmeier, co-owner of Fit TRI Run in Galveston, to offer insight and tips.

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GALVESTON — Bacteria levels in the water around Galveston County have returned to normal, just days after a number of media reports breathlessly announced that the island would have bacteria advisories “just in time for Labor Day.”

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Editor's Note: The annual Galveston County Daily News Press Run is Sept. 14. To help participants prepare for the run, the Daily News asked Kimberly Bachmeier, co-owner of Fit TRI Run in Galveston, to offer insight and tips.

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Ever have that moment when you walk by the mirror and you do a double take? It’s happening to me every time I see my reflection today. I can hardly recognize the face staring back at me.

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Well it’s finally time for the rubber to hit the road — or in my case, for the scissors to meet the hair.

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Isn’t it hard to think about autumn and winter when it’s still 100 degrees outside?  Nonetheless, fashion keeps evolving, so despite our warm weather, get ready to start seeing the new trends for Fall 2013.

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75 models are participating in the Glamour for Grammar fashion show, according to show coordinators. The 75 represent a mix of pros, amateurs and some community leaders who decided to help out.

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College of the Mainland cosmetology student Randy Shannon to shares some hair styling tips with The Daily News.

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Fashion runs its course in circles. We’ve seen many styles come and go, and when they come around again, designers make a few little updates to trends of the past.

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All of the money raised for the Glamour for Grammar show will go to The Daily News’ Newspapers in Education program.

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I think I had a great workout today, but I'll never know for sure. I inadvertently touched the screen and shut down my workout app.

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This week's fashion tip comes from cosmetology student Deidre Clarke: Leather, studs and biker jackets in true punk style are just a peek of the next fashion phase.

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Fashion show and makeover plans are moving right along. Meanwhile, battle lines are being drawn over ... well, me.

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Going into this whole running foray, I knew that consistency was going to be the most important thing. Last week, everything fell apart.

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I'm using the Galloway Plan to get ready for the Press Run 5K. I'm in week five and it seems to be going pretty well, but  I have found a way to make it easier. 

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So what do I know about fashion or, even better, a fashion shows? Not a thing, but I’m going to have to learn a thing or two pretty quick.

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I have discovered that preparing for a run takes a little more presence of mind than making sure my shoes are tied. It requires a bit of planning, too.

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When I decided to undertake training for this 5K thing, I knew I needed help. Most of the folks I knew who ran suggested I get on The Galloway Plan.

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I’ve gotten through my life with one simple notion — running is something that should be avoided.