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A state agency and an environmental group will receive $4 million from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to restore eroded land on the west side of Galveston Bay, the foundation announced Monday.

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When the Texas legislature begins its next session in January, many of the top issues on the state's agenda will have direct connections to people and events from Galveston County.

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Galveston County charity organizations one year ago were bracing for larger-than-normal crowds at community Thanksgiving meals because many residents were still displaced by Hurricane Harvey, said Holly McDonald, with The Salvation Army of Galveston County.

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Galveston County Judge Mark Henry said he will ask commissioners to consider approving a bid that would seek estimates for the cost of clearing the creek of plant debris on both the Galveston County side and the Harris County side.

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Eight Friendswood High School students competed at the Special Olympics Swim Team State Competition in College Station on Oct. 19 and 20. They won six gold medals, five silver medals, one bronze medal and six ribbons. Additionally, the FHS unified team (comprised of two Special Olympic athle…

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Researchers at Rice University incorrectly described data used to model a proposed coastal barrier system in a widely distributed news article published earlier this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said.

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A Fort Worth man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday after being found guilty of strangling his girlfriend and leaving her on the side of a League City roadway in 2016.

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Sunny to partly cloudy skies and milder temperatures are in store for most of this weekend, with temperatures climbing into the upper-60’s and low 70’s tomorrow and Sunday. This will be a welcome relief from the 37° low in Galveston on Wednesday morning (the coldest temperature on the Island…

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Politicians have figured out ways to tax just about everything, except ... politics. Taxing politics is a perfect taxing scenario. The contributions don't belong to the politicians, and seem to have an unending flow.

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The Harris County Flood Control District is negotiating with property owners to acquire the 50 acres of land to include it in a study as a possible stormwater detention site for Clear Creek, said Matt Zeve, deputy executive director with the district.

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The coldest weather of the season dropped temperatures into the 40’s across the County today and pelted parts of the mainland and island with light sleet mixed with rain. Fortunately, temperatures are too warm (relatively speaking) for any accumulations or icing to occur, though winds gustin…

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After years of unsuccessfully arguing for changes to the way Texas funds public education, some local school leaders say they’re optimistic about the next legislative session after the governor’s office recently released a list of possible solutions.

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Five years after it was founded, a special court that helps Galveston County veterans stay out of jail has more than doubled its workload, and its leaders hope it will continue to grow more.

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The Kingwood Park Lady Panthers showed their edge in experience and offensive firepower, as they claimed the Region III-5A volleyball championship Saturday afternoon at Delmar Fieldhouse in a 25-21, 24-26, 25-21, 25-17 win over the Friendswood Lady Mustangs.

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Friendswood started strong, struggled some and then finished stronger to fend off a rallying Leander Rouse team, as the Lady Mustangs logged a 25-18, 25-16, 15-25, 19-25, 15-7 win over the Lady Raiders in Friday night’s Region III-5A semifinal match at Delmar Fieldhouse.

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With control of the U.S. House of Representatives set to change next year, U.S. Rep. Randy Weber, a Friendswood Republican, announced that he wanted to remain on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

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Saving lives is hard. We couldn’t do it without you. Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, recognized through Saturday, isn’t just a chance to thank our incredibly dedicated staff, but also you, our community, volunteers, sponsors, donors and those who have and will adopt a pet from our shelter …

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County commissioners want the Texas General Land Office to take a closer look at Galveston County before moving forward with a plan on how to split up money for Hurricane Harvey housing recovery.

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The University of Texas Medical Branch will hold a job fair Thursday for people who lost their jobs with the closure of the Bay Area Regional Medical Center in May.

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More than 80,000 people voted early in Galveston County in 2018, more than doubling the number of votes that were cast in the same period during the 2014 mid-term elections.

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One of the Houston area’s most storied softball careers received its due recognition, as Friendswood head softball coach and two-time Olympic champion Christa Williams was one of eight 2018 inductees into the National Softball Hall of Fame last Saturday in Oklahoma City.

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A man and woman arrested Thursday and charged with tampering with a human corpse are accused of beating a two-year-old child to death, placing her body in a trash bag and attempting to sink it in a Texas City bayou, police said.

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In a well-rounded effort, the Friendswood Mustangs playoff hopes will live on for another week as they trampled the Rosenberg Terry Rangers by the final score of 42-14 on Friday night at Henry Winston Stadium.

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The Friendswood Lady Mustangs shook off some early-match jitters to dispatch of the Alvin Shadow Creek Lady Sharks in short order with a 25-18, 25-8, 25-15 win in their Region III-5A area round playoff match Thursday at Pearland High School.

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Tomorrow is Halloween and we expect that a number of “trick or treaters” will be out and about. There is some concern that a threat of severe thunderstorms and heavy rain could put a damper on celebrations, although there is some hope that decent weather will hold at least through the evenin…

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A pair of NASA F-18s will begin flying over Galveston Island and the Gulf of Mexico next week, as the space agency begins a two-week project to gauge public reactions to so-called quiet sonic booms.

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Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has called on national leaders to remove restrictions on how Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery funds can be spent — in ways that would potentially allow more money to be spent in Galveston County.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday officially announced its preferred alternative for protecting the Texas coast from damaging storm surges: a 76-mile-long system of barriers and gates built along Galveston Island, Bolivar Peninsula and inside Galveston Bay.

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Just two months after a Central Texas man filed suit against a Pennsylvania man over a missing gun, a judge has awarded more than $61,000 to the plaintiff as part of a default judgment.

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A complex pattern with yet another surface low and trough forming off the Texas coast and an influx of moisture from the southwest, attributable in part to Major Hurricane Willa, should result in more rain and clouds from early Tuesday into Thursday. Rainfall amounts of 1-3 inches will be po…

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Despite questions about the prospects of a proposed $91 million bridge to Pelican Island, Galveston County commissioners will on Monday consider asking the Houston-Galveston Area Council for $18 million to fund the project.