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A years-long court battle between the Dickinson Independent School District and the state’s windstorm insurer over Hurricane Ike claims might be headed to the Texas Supreme Court, the school district’s attorneys say.

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Seven months after being accused in federal of running an unconstitutional bail system, Galveston County leaders say they have implemented reforms. On Friday, the ACLU said those changes don't go far enough.

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In response to the letter by Louis Cascarelli ("I'll vote my Christian conscious on Election Day," The Daily News, Oct. 10): It seems a proclaimed Christian would be quoting and voting the teachings of Jesus Christ. Maybe he should read Bill Tinsley’s column ("Was Jesus right?" The Daily New…

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Weather this weekend will be fairly good overall with sunny to partly cloudy skies and only a low chance of rain on Sunday. There will be a slight fly in the ointment as brisk southerly winds will bring increasing humidity levels back to our area along with warmer temperature. Still, the out…

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Thursday used emergency powers to suspend part of the Texas Insurance Code and block a proposed increase to windstorm insurance rates on policies sold through the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

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Coastal Flood Watches and Advisories are in effect for Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula through tomorrow night. Brisk east to southeast winds as a result of from high pressure to the east and low pressure to the north and west, are already resulting in tides running 1-2 feet above normal.

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County commissioners on Monday will consider submitting four applications to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to pay for repair work by the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey last year.

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Fourteen months after Harvey made landfall, the Texas General Land Office, which manages the state’s disaster housing recovery programs, has not yet begun accepting applications for major housing recovery programs.

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The high pressure that brought welcome relief in terms of sunshine and mostly dry conditions is slowly lifting off to the east as a low pressure trough deepens to our west and moves east. This will set the stage for a gradual increase in clouds and rain chances, though it looks as though the…

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The state's top insurance overseer will decide in two weeks whether to approve or reject a proposed 10 percent rate hike to residential and commercial wind storm rates.

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A Houston-based attorney Friday filed suit against two Galveston County bars, asserting they served alcohol to a patron who already had too much to drink. The filing came eight days after the attorney had ask for a similar lawsuit to be dismissed.

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Welcome sunshine has returned to our area after one of the wettest spells ever. This past month gave our area the second wettest September and the third wettest month ever. In addition, it may surprise nobody to learn that September, 2018 had more days with measurable rainfall (22) than any …

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A county pedestrian bridge badly damaged by Hurricane Harvey was closed this week after engineers deemed it to be unsafe for more than one person to cross at a time.

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Despite an absence of any hurricanes or tropical storms along the upper-Texas coast, September, 2018 will not easily be forgotten. It is already the 3rd wettest month ever (topped only by Harvey influenced August, 2017 and an exceedingly wet September, 1885 in which some of the rainfall was …

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Is lying the new political norm? Of course not. Politicians and their political operatives, along with their core supporters, have been involved with the practice of politically lying and deceiving voters by making false claims that they know not to be true, etc., since I can remember.

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Galveston County plans to join other local governments in seeking a portion a $14.7 billion settlement Volkswagen, the German carmaker, made with the U.S. government.

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The Dickinson Gators’ quick-strike offense overwhelmed Katy Taylor early, while a bend-but-don’t-break defense stymied the Mustangs en route to a 35-7 win Friday at Sam Vitanza Stadium.

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A 19-year-old man was arrested Wednesday and accused of causing thousands of dollars of damage to rental trailer he lived in with his girlfriend earlier this year, police said.

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In the months after the May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School, districts across Galveston County have poured millions of dollars into campus security upgrades, but some education experts argue improvement in mental health programs is more important.

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Heavy rains overnight and this morning have led to widespread street flooding in Galveston. Unfortunately, radar trends show a band of rain training across the island and northwest Gulf of Mexico.

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Thunderstorms rumbled across Galveston County early this morning, bringing more rain to the already water-logged area. So far this month, Scholes Field in Galveston has picked up 13.78 inches of rain already, while the National Weather Service Office in League City had recorded 12.80 inches …

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A torrential early morning rain storm swamped Texas City on Tuesday morning, forcing schools to close, damaging the local community college and flooding some homes in the city.

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The county plans to shuffle some staff positions as part of a plan to finally step up enforcement against game rooms that operate illegally in unincorporated areas of Galveston County.

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Monday brought brief bouts of heavy rain and minimal flooding to Galveston County, but local officials are keeping an eye on the Gulf and the possibility of wet weather through the rest of the week.

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A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through tomorrow as heavy downpours rolled into Galveston as expected. A stalled frontal boundary along the coast, a coastal trough and abundant moisture are the main drivers behind this stormy outlook. Although we may see a break in the rain this evening, th…

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The Dickinson Gators raced out to a huge lead and never looked back, as they made things look easy against the Pasadena Memorial Mavericks, 48-0, on Friday at Sam Vitanza Stadium.

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For the eighth year in a row, Galveston County commissioners voted to lower the county's property tax rate, while still approving a budget that forecasts more money being collected from property taxes than the year before.