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All public money is our money. I couldn't believe my eyes as I read of Mayor Jim Yarbrough's "little pre-emptive strike" ("Islanders might soon vote on seawall parking, pensions," The Daily News, June 21).

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Galveston County school districts have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars transporting students displaced by Hurricane Harvey, but have largely not received reimbursement for those additional costs, officials have said.

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The city's selling about $180,000 worth of rights-of-ways near the former Falstaff Brewery complex to a developer renovating and restoring the building for cruise ship and venue parking.

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A Galveston woman was sentenced to a year in prison for biting her son and his girlfriend and assaulting them with a shovel.

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A police officer from Hitchcock and another from Galveston, who in May were accused of bullying a Galveston woman and her grandson, will attend sensitivity training and will be disciplined, officials said Friday.

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Now that I come to the end of my term as chairwoman of the Park Board of Trustees, I wanted to let the Galveston community know about this organization and all it has accomplished.

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A Galveston County jury Friday sentenced a man to nine years in prison for stabbing another man twice during an argument over slashed tires.

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The comics are terrible. They are poorly drawn and most not even funny. Your subscribers are not second-rate, so why give us second-rate comics?

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Here is a suggestion to assist with the problem of unlawful immigration: The United States provides benefits to many countries in the form of direct assistance payments and trade. Perhaps we could reduce those payments by the number of any country's citizens who end up in "detention" camps.

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Cloudy weather could not deter Texans from enjoying a day at the beach Thursday. Tourists and locals came to the beach to play in the waves and on the sand. Forecasts predict the sun will be out today after an overcast week.

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The man who fell from the Galveston causeway last week, allegedly while trying to take a picture of himself, was arrested in Louisiana on Thursday, and charged with first-degree murder.

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Following a pair of bicycle accidents, which left one man dead and another seriously injured, some island residents have begun a movement to help bike riders light up the road.

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The Galveston City Council on Thursday approved a slew of changes to the city's land development rules that have been under development for more than a year, including a ban on new duplexes in historic districts.

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On June 23, 1996, Judge Elbert Tuttle died at the age of 98. He was a member of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. It was during his time on the court that a group of judges known as the “Fifth Circuit Four” became distinguished for several decisions that advanced the civil rights for Afric…

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Mark Porretto was helping out with the beach service umbrellas early in the morning one day last weekend at 47th Street. You may recall that the water was extremely rough, and on this day the current was running from west to east with big surf. Mark and I grew up together on the beach.

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An island woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with intoxicated manslaughter over the death of a Houston man in a crash on Broadway in Galveston in January.

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An 85-year-old man was charged with manslaughter this week in connection with the March death of a Galveston woman killed in a wrong-way wreck, according to court records.

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Galveston voters over the next two years may be asked to decide as many as four key questions, including the fates of seawall parking fees and an economic development sales tax managed by the Industrial Development Corp.

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Galveston Independent School District is pleased to announce the generous funding of five grants from The Moody Foundation. The five grants consist of the following: Tor Kids/Tor Prep After School Program, Safe and Civil Schools CHAMPS, Ready, Set, Read Above!, Causeway Galveston and Galvest…

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Tonight, as per the law — "If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, the law requires that you report it. (Texas Family Code Section 261.101 (a))” — I tried to report child abuse occurring in McAllen and Tornillo. After a half hour of being rejected online, I saw the followin…

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Whoever decided to change the comics should place an original comic page next to the new page for comparison purposes.

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I am appalled by the actions our government has taken to separate families of immigrants, both those caught crossing illegally and those seeking asylum. Our immigration system needs to be fixed, but using scared children as pawns in the debate is gross and un-American.

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DALLAS (AP) — The mother of a 4-year-old boy whose naked body was found on a South Texas beach last year admitted to authorities that she beat him and denied him medical care after he suffered a head injury from running into a wall, then drove to Galveston in the middle of the night and dump…

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Two Houston women have been arrested and charged with crimes in connection to the investigation of the body of a 4-year-old boy found on a Galveston beach last fall, police announced on Wednesday morning.

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Galveston County residents, groups and faith leaders are calling for an end to a federal immigration policy under sharp scrutiny for separating children and parents found entering the country illegally.

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Water conservation seems to always be a hard sell among some consumers of the essential stuff, and it’s an extremely hard sell at times like these when large parts of the county still are recovering from an epic flood and it’s raining pretty hard.

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The presidential pardon of boxing legend and Galveston native Jack Johnson was celebrated Tuesday at the Old Cultural Center in Galveston. 

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The wives of two men run over and killed while standing on the shoulder of the Galveston causeway have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the former Texas City commissioner charged in the incident.

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In response to the article ("Through storms, economic woes, a developer hung on," The Daily News, June 3): I have lived on 8 Mile Road since 2005, and was shocked to learn I live in a depressed, blighted, crime-ridden area.

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In response to the article ("Still no results in Galveston police bullying investigation," The Daily News, June 13): Bless the police and all that they do. I shudder to think of life without them.

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On June 19, 1865, the people of Texas were informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the executive of the United States, all slaves are free. Less than seven months later on January 1, 1866, more than 800 people came together at the old Galveston courthouse for the reading of Gen…

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A weak trough along the Texas coast, interacting with a mid and upper-level low over the west-central Gulf, should bring cloudy, breezy weather with periods of showers and scattered thunderstorms through tomorrow. More heavy rain, accompanied by gusty winds, elevated tides and rough seas wil…

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In the coming months, city leaders will be debating whether Galveston restaurants, shops, large apartment complexes and other businesses will have the same trash hauler — a decision that would likely change collection rates for island businesses.

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The county’s expected to get as much as 4 inches of rain before Thursday — enough to bring June rainfall totals out of drought territory, but leaving the area still unusually dry for the year, according to the National Weather Service.