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Galveston County deputies and constables will soon be equipped with ballistic helmets and tourniquet kits thanks to a donation made to the county by The Moody Foundation.

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In response to the story ("Assisted living facility was 'unprepared' for floods, report says," The Daily News, Aug. 7): I live about three blocks from La Vita Bella Assisted Living Facility and experienced the same surprise flooding that they did. My husband was in the facility in 2011, and …

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The weather outlook for the weekend is mixed for Galveston County with a fairly good chance of rain between now and Saturday night, but with drier conditions moving in by Sunday or Monday. A low pressure trough nosing into Oklahoma and North Texas combined with a weak frontal boundary across…

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A proposal Tuesday by Gov. Greg Abbott to reform Texas' bail system received plaudits from Galveston County leaders, though it's not clear how much the reforms would change the issues that civil rights groups has sued to change in Galveston County.

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A new report, released Monday by the Texas AARP, said that the women at La Vita Bella, and at other Texas assisted living facilities, were failed by the people meant to take care of them.

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Since last year, a group of Bolivar Peninsula residents have organized an ad hoc group of Jeeps, trucks, golf carts and other vehicles that, when called, will help car owners get out of the ruts they’re stuck in.

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Following the resignation of its chairman last week, the Galveston County Republican Party Executive Committee voted to change its internal rules in ways that just months ago started a lengthy power struggle inside the party.

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Two weeks after announcing the first confirmed case of West Nile virus in Galveston County this year, local health officials reversed course, and said local cases are back at zero.

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A federal order to change the way it cleans beaches on Bolivar Peninsula caused Galveston County to turn to a new source to help pick up trash: the county jail.

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Although heavy use of air-conditioning during the hottest days of summer puts greater demand on the electrical power supply, it isn’t to blame for a spate of outages in and around Galveston County in the past few weeks, power supply companies said.

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As The Daily News begins to work on its annual high school football preview magazine (set to be published Sunday, Aug. 26), the excitement for a new season of Galveston County football is building; it’s starting to feel real.

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Galveston County Health District is inviting moms to shine as Stars of the Milky Way when Women, Infants and Children celebrates World Breastfeeding Week, Wednesday through Aug. 7.

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I would hope that everyone would take a moment to realize all the wonderful things M.I. Lewis does for our community. First and foremost, there should be no one in Dickinson, San Leon or Bacliff going hungry. Qualified families can pick up food four days a week, plus, the once a month food f…

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A story in Christianity Today Magazine last week offered this worrisome headline: “Study: U.S. churches exclude children with autism, ADD/ADHD” The research, published in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, suggests American congregations have not been receptive to this growing seg…

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Galveston County Republican Party chairman Carl Gustafson resigned on Wednesday, ending an at-times tumultuous tenure as the head of the dominant political party in county politics.

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A weak cold front drifted south across the area yesterday, bringing clouds and some relief from the heat. Temperatures dipped into the upper-70’s this morning across most of the County, even Galveston Island. A hoped for long-shot for rain, however, did not materialize, leaving the area to f…

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Late last week, a statue of Galvez, for whom Galveston Island is named after, was transported from New Orleans to Kemah. The bronze statue is being restored by R. Alden Marshall & Associates, an art preservation company with a studio in Kemah.

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College of the Mainland trustees Monday unanimously approved a contract for more than $900,000 with Houston-based PBK Architects to start design and blueprint work on a building proposed in a $162.5 million bond issue.

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Q: We moved into a new home this month and one of our new neighbors has several tropical-looking plants in their front yard that have been putting on an eye-catching flower display. The flowers appear in clusters and range in color from yellow to red. What is the name of this plant? Is it to…

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A rogue potential juror researching a case online led to a trial temporarily disappearing from the Galveston County court records website, a Galveston-based defense attorney said.

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The FBI is warning the public about a phone scam that fraudulently displays the FBI’s or U.S. Marshals’ real telephone numbers on caller ID.

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A 38-year-old man died Sunday morning after he suffered an apparent heart attack while in the custody of the Dickinson Police Department, police said.

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Galveston County will be under another heat advisory on Monday afternoon, as temperatures are expected to again reach close to 100 degrees or higher, according to the National Weather Service in League City.

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Temperatures in Galveston County on Friday reached the mid-90s, beginning what could be a lengthy heatwave in the region, according to the National Weather Service.

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The deaths of at least 17 people Thursday night when a duck boat capsized in Missouri haven’t scared people away from the popular island tourist attraction, Galveston Duck Tours operators said Friday.

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A group of county justice officials met Thursday for the first time since an outside organization recommended major changes to the county’s judicial system more than a year ago, including the formation of a coordinating council.