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Draw a line generally along the coast, starting in Galveston and moving up through Texas City, San Leon and Kemah, and you’ll find a growing community of opioid users in each of those places, Easterday said.

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There are about 496,777 World War II veterans alive today, according to data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. About 348 die each day, according to estimates.

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While the majority of Galveston County health experts said they were concerned about the opioid crisis, representatives of one local pharmacy said the issue is overblown and only causing problems.

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The official 2019 season for the Tropical Atlantic Basin begins tomorrow. As if on schedule, we do have an area of broad low pressure moving northwestward across the Yucatan Peninsula that has some potential for development as it moves into the Bay of Campeche.

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Water levels remain above normal this morning over the Bay and along the coast as brisk southerly to southeasterly winds persist. Wind gusts last night were still up to 30-mph in Galveston fostering dangerous rip tides on area beaches. However, the good news is that lighter wind speeds shoul…

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Residents and family members alike will gather Saturday in League City to lay to rest Navy Seaman 2nd Class Richard J. Thomson with full military honors.

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Read the annual Hurricane Guide for tips and information about preparing for the season.

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If you’re going to stay for a hurricane, you’ll need to be prepared for weeks of sweltering humidity without electricity, so having a reliable generator can help you stay cool, calm and connected.

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Staying connected on the road means having to charge phone and laptop computer batteries, and one simple device can keep you in the loop.

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Sometime about Sept. 14, 2008, a lot of people who’d stayed for Hurricane Ike made a depressing discovery: All the emergency water they’d run into their bathtubs had leaked out.

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, even people in Jeeps with snorkel kits attached were driving around on four weak links — the tires.

 

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Low pressure over the Oklahoma Panhandle and high pressure to the east is creating a strong pressure gradient and strong southerly winds over the Galveston area. Winds early this morning gusted to 39-mph in Galveston with gale force gusts common over offshore waters. This has led to a Coasta…