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Galveston honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade on Saturday. The parade is the first of several events being held in the county honoring the civil rights leader.

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Teams of “plungers” braved a frigid wind and a water temperature in the upper 50s at the eighth annual Galveston Polar Plunge. Almost 300 people, many in costume, dashed into the chilly Gulf waters at the event, which raises money for Special Olympics Texas.

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Chili enthusiasts convened on The Strand for the 10th Annual Yaga’s Chili Quest & Beer Fest on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. The event featured live music, a fun run, margarita contest and, of course, chili cooking teams vying for the titles in several categories.

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The O’Connell Buccaneers went toe to toe with the state-ranked Huntsville Alpha Omega Lions, but a cold start to the second half proved to be too much to overcome in a 58-48 defeat Saturday afternoon at home.

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An always electric atmosphere for the Ball High-Texas City rivalry was only further intensified with first place in the District 22-5A standings on the line, as the Stings broke open a close game late to record a 58-43 home win over the Tors on Friday night.

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Reports after Ike Dike meetings sounded like people don’t want it. But the issues are with barrier placement, not the Army Corps of Engineers’ strategy. The strategy is sound — create a coastal spine to protect against storm surge and increased water levels in the bay.

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Marty Fluke wrote a letter to the editor (“Anti-Trump columnist should have exhibited civility,” The Daily News, Dec. 22) where he said, “I’m disappointed The Daily News would print such a commentary. Shame on you!”

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Construction crews have prepared the area and started the demolition of the old municipal incinerator on Lennox Avenue in Galveston. Crews must take the smokestacks down brick by brick, because an explosive demolition would be too dangerous, officials have said.

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Tens of thousands of U.S. government workers have been effectively “enslaved” as a result of President Trump’s inability to back away from his border wall “promise.”

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I don't know how many folks caught it, but when the president was at the border last week, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick went down and offered to build the wall with $2.5 billion he had on hand as an advance to getting the wall done. The president was gracious and said he would consider the offer.

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With the main point of entry for terrorists less guarded while furloughed Transportation Security Administration agents are quitting to fund their survival during winter, could Trump, as he continues to pursue his cause without regard for the legal citizens he's harming, opt to hire the immi…

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The Tors allowed just 10 field goals on the night and used an 11-0 first quarter run that paved the way for a 63-34 rout on Tuesday night, keeping Ball High undefeated in District 22-5A going into Friday night’s showdown at Texas City.

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It is no secret that the coldest weather of the season should reach the Texas coast by this weekend. While moderating temperatures and some relatively light rain should precede this front, parts of Galveston may see its first freeze this winter by Sunday or Monday. Gusty north winds behind t…

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In response to the story ("City could seek even higher seawall fees later," The Daily News, Jan. 12): This is no longer the late Babe Schwartz's Park Board, or the vision he had for it the many years ago when it was first created by the Texas Legislature.

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The first weekend of the new year, and Galveston exceeded its reputation as a sub-tropical destination. Temperatures in the 60s, low humidity, light breezes, and sunshine both days — weather for Winter Texans to write home about.

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I’ve always known that I was adopted. My parents celebrated my second birthday Dec. 26, the Feast of St. Stephen. I knew that my heritage contained German, Irish, Scottish, Native American and a few other things mixed in. My parents were close to that, and my father made sure I learned Nativ…

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Galveston County’s Dallas Cowboy fans gathered at Beerfoot Brewery for a watch party for the NFC Divisional Round game against the Los Angeles Rams. Dozens of people crowded into the back room to watch the teams battle on a projector.

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Although January brought snow to many parts of the United States, Galveston enjoyed temperate weather and sunny skies on Saturday. Locals and tourists alike took advantage and flocked to the seawall for a day outside.

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Ball High’s Nigel Green hit a pull-up jumper with two seconds remaining to break a tie and lift the Tors to a 68-66 lead. The Ganders were unable to get a shot off on two inbounds plays to allow the Tors to escape with a win and improve to 5-0 in District 22-5A.

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The Young Gardeners Program has come so far. Back in May of 2017, I started talking to everybody and their grandmother about this crazy dream I had, that there would be an edible garden and healthy eating program in every school on Galveston Island, and that the health of our community would…

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Dear Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn: President Trump stated he was "proud to shut down the government over the wall" and it could last for "months or even years." Thousands of federal workers have missed their paychecks because of Trump's shutdown. 

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The Galveston Island Beach Patrol recovered a dead body from the San Luis Pass on Friday, officials said.

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For years I’ve walked the neighborhood with my dogs on their favorite routes. Doing so, I’ve come to know houses and neighbors, friendly (and some unfriendly) dogs and also notable trees. I particularly enjoy our iconic live oaks (Quercus virginiana). In recent months, I’ve spotted a favorit…

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I’ve listened to more comments on the Ike Dike than I care to imagine, but Harris “Shrub” Kempner’s did me in (“Columnist’s rationale on ring levee was specious,” The Daily News, Jan. 8). For some time, I’ve been wondering what our chamber of commerce, George P. Bush, and the U.S. Army Corps…

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Debating each other's arguments is interesting, but doesn't get us any closer to real solutions. I'm an engineer, not a lawyer. The "what" is that regardless of an Ike Dike, and even with a barrier across San Luis Pass, every study says Galveston is vulnerable to bay-side surge flooding. Tha…

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“Lucky Lady,” is World War II slang and humor for a long, sweaty, stinking, steel tube, effective killing machine: a submarine. USS Cavalla (SS244) commissioned on Feb. 29, 1944, earned the nickname first by the date, a leap year, and then through combat service record in the South Pacific.