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An early-morning storm knocked out power to hundreds of area homes and businesses on Thursday, and caused two schools to cancel classes entirely.

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Although storm systems have moved across Texas on a regular basis, rain is still needed in most of Galveston County as we move through the third week of April. The system that passed through the area on Friday and Saturday brought only 0.01 inch of rain to Galveston and only 0.13 inch to Lea…

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Each year, for as long as anyone can remember, The Galveston County Daily News has devoted some time and effort to reporting about our communities and organizations in ways slightly different than usual. Rather than chasing the news or hot topics of the day, we take a step back and look at t…

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If the 86th Texas Legislature ends with new school finance rules in place, it will answer the prayers and requests of leaders and educators across Galveston County.

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More and more colleges in Galveston County and elsewhere are preparing students for future careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math in response to growing demand in the job market.

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In Texas, we depend on water. From Lake Livingston down to Galveston Bay, a complex network of waters connects our region. We live among over 2,500 miles of bayous, 120,000 acres of wetlands, three major rivers and countless streams.

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A developing storm system and area of low pressure over the central Plains will result in gusty winds and Small Craft Advisories for Galveston Bay and offshore Gulf waters. The winds are a result of an intense storm moving out of the Rockies into the Plains. This storm will bring prodigious …

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April is National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, a time to recognize the prevalence of abuse and neglect in Galveston County. Court Appointed Special Advocates of Galveston County is issuing a call to action for residents of Galveston County to stand against child abuse and take…

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Spring weather is returning after winter paid a brief and gusty visit to Galveston County. The good news is that, if intermediate to long-term forecasts hold, we may be in for a long spell of mild, spring weather. Maximum temperatures should climb well into the 70’s in the Galveston-Houston …

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The specific cause of the increase in violence is hard to trace, according to several local law enforcement agencies. But some investigators are seeing a definite increase.

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Miles Christian Mitchell, 18, of Texas City, died late Sunday after being transported to the HCA Mainland Medical Center, Lt. Chad Waggoner said, spokesman for the La Marque Police Department.

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Two Galveston County men have pleaded guilty in federal court for their role in trying to smuggle two people into the United States.

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The Texas House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a supplemental budget bill that could send more than $10 million to Santa Fe Independent School District.

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A number of people have commented on the rather dramatic line of thunderstorms that rolled across Galveston County on Monday night. They were particularly curious about the fact that most forecasts put the chances of thunderstorm development at only 20-30% and a few media outlets called for …

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An $8.4 million project to expand a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve building in Galveston could be canceled to free up money to build a proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to military officials.

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Many obstacles prevent families from eating home-cooked, healthy foods, which are inextricably tied to accessibility, income disparity, education and class. Galveston’s Own Farmers Market contributes toward a different idea of the local foods movement, one cognizant of long-established socia…

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Spring will officially arrive on Wednesday, accompanied by a full moon and probably clear enough skies to make for a fine spring evening. Sunny skies through the end of week may also cheer up those weary of the persistent clouds, fog and rain that have prevailed over the past couple of month…

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In response to Ray Holbrook's letter ("Opposition to Ike Dike is uninformed, selfish," The Daily News, March 9): Please educate yourself on the damage that would be caused to Bolivar Peninsula with the Ike Dike. We're not selfish in wanting to protect our homes and some people’s livelihood.

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Officials on Friday identified the man who died as while in custody of the Galveston County Jail as a La Marque man who had been arrested in January.

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This letter is in response to Ray Holbrook’s letter ("Opposition to Ike Dike is uninformed, selfish," The Daily News, March 9): I'm appalled that Holbrook is so selfish as to want other taxpayers to pay over $30 billion dollars for a dike to be built to protect his own property when he shoul…