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In response to Ray Holbrook’s guest column ("Vote Cruz to stop the socialist takeover of America" The Daily News, Sept. 22), I have two bipartisan quotes for him. The first is from a Republican, Ronald Reagan: “There you go again!” The second from a Democrat, Beto O’Rourke, from the Sept. 21…

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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 Port of Galveston’s newest addition, a 133,500-ton, 1,055-foot-long cruise ship — the largest ever accommodated here — towered over Harborside Drive on Sunday.

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The misdemeanor charges filed against two Galveston bartenders earlier last week should serve as a serious message to local bars and restaurants about their responsibilities to public safety, Galveston County District Attorney Jack Roady said on Thursday.

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Summer is over, but at its beginning I spent a magical summer day visiting Artist Boat’s Coastal Heritage Preserve on West Galveston Island. The “Preserve” runs across 669 acres and hosts freshwater and saltwater marshes, coastal prairie and a few tiny woodlots.

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With only 13 men suited up, the O’Connell Buccaneers were grounded and pounded into submission by the Bay Area Christian Broncos, who won the game by the final score of 33-0 after the referees called the game shortly after halftime when injuries forced the Buccaneers to just 11 men and were forced to quit the game early, last night at Bay Area Christian School.

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On Sept. 16, “60 Minutes” aired a program that every Galvestonian should have seen. It covered a simple, but effective, way of dealing with the feral cat problem in Hawaii with no threat to their birds, human habitation, or their unique wild animals. It was at base, something I suggested in …

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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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While they’re located in Galveston County’s two largest cities, the low population numbers at O’Connell in Galveston and Bay Area Christian School in League City give each school’s sports programs a bit of a small-town vibe.

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As "The Big Bang Theory" CBS juggernaut rolls into a record 12th season on Monday, most of the gang exploring mysteries of the universe have gone vegan, opting for plant-based eating. Leading actress Kaley Cuoco (Penny) also campaigns against Canadian slaughter of baby seals. Mayim Bialik (A…

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A week after Galveston officials scuttled plans for a new $90 million to Pelican Island, members of one of the groups involved in negotiations for funding the bridge say they're being unfairly scapegoated for blocking the project.

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Diaper Need Awareness Week, which is Monday through Sept. 30, is an initiative of the National Diaper Bank Network created to mobilize efforts to help make a difference in the lives of the nearly 5.2 million babies in the United States ages 3 and younger, who live in poor or low-income families.

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A long-simmering disagreement between the city and a disaster recovery contractor reached a Galveston County courtroom last week. The result of the trial could cost the city nearly $20 million if a jury rules against it.

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Two island bartenders were charged with over-serving a Galveston woman accused of running down two bicyclists with her car earlier this summer, killing one of them, police said.

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A jury late Friday found a Dickinson man not guilty in the 2016 killing of a Galveston man whose mother posted signs and spent months urging police to investigate his death.

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If you’ve had a parent who’s lived a life of adventure, danger, happiness, loss and reward then you’ve been truly blessed. More than likely, you’ve gotten a course in “basic knowledge.”

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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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Another round of tire slashings on the island left more than a dozen vehicles damaged on Saturday morning, according to the Galveston Police Department.

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In a letter by Don Treshman ("Beto O'Rourke is deceptive, support Ted Cruz," The Daily News, Sept. 12) he goes back to the current playbook of Trump Republicans. He attacked Beto O'Rouke for his name that his family gave him as a child.

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The 3-foot rule is important, but for much more than enforcement ("Citing enforcement, council defers bike safety vote," The Daily News, Sept. 14). It's about awareness and showing that Galveston is a bicycle-friendly city. The ordinance, along with signage, will make drivers aware and, hope…

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GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas man remains jailed after police allege he threatened to kill his girlfriend, fatally stabbed the family cat and left unguarded in his home an assault-type rifle that was fired by his 4-year-old son.

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In the 2017 Texas legislative session, the Senate passed Bill No. 1882. Few people know of the bill, but one small school in Galveston is very happy that it exists. This October will be the beginning of the third year of Moody Early Childhood Center, a year-round school that caters to Galves…

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Don Treshman states that Beto O'Rourke changed his first name to conceal his Irish-American heritage from Latino voters ("Beto O'Rourke is deceptive, support Ted Cruz," The Daily News, Sept. 12).

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A Galveston man was arrested and charged with multiple felonies earlier this week after he allegedly killed a family pet, and threatened to kill his longtime girlfriend, police said.

During the same incident, the man's 4-year-old son accidentally shot an AK-47 that had apparently been left laying on a bed while fully loaded, police said.

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HOUSTON (AP) — A tropical disturbance brought heavy rain Friday to already saturated areas along the Texas Gulf Coast, resulting in street flooding and prompting some schools to cancel classes.

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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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With one plan to build a new bridge to Pelican Island apparently dead, local officials said they were still committed to getting a new bridge built before the current bridge becomes obsolete.

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There aren't many memorials to Hurricane Ike on Galveston Island. On Thursday, the 10th anniversary of the day the storm made landfall, there are no public memorials or events planned to recognize the date.

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After success in Africa and lower Italy, the Allied leaders — Winston Churchill of Great Britain, Joseph Stalin of Russia and Franklin D. Roosevelt of the United States — in 1943 needed to plan the final stages of World War II.

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The proposal to build a new bridge between Galveston Island and Pelican Island has been cast in doubt, as city officials plan to announce Thursday they cannot commit to signing a $50 million agreement to fund part of the construction of the bridge.

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HOUSTON (AP) — As U.S. Catholic leaders head to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis about a growing church abuse crisis, the cardinal leading the delegation has been accused by two people of not doing enough to stop a priest who was arrested this week on sexual abuse charges.

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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 …