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Hundreds of people celebrated the beginning of the holiday season with Moody Gardens’ annual Festival of Lights. Santa Claus made his entrance with a skydive while dance teams took to the stage. Children and parents alike skated on the ice rink and lights lit up to mark the beginning of Christmas.

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The city lifted its restrictions on water use Saturday, four days after putting them in place in order to conserve water supplies while a utility line was repaired.

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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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GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Environmentalists plan to build a $3.5 million man-made oyster reef in Galveston Bay as part of an effort to preserve Texas' oyster population, which is on the brink of extinction.

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Let me get this straight. Trump couldn’t honor the World War I dead in France because of rain? Bad French roads? He couldn’t march with the other world leaders recognizing their WWI dead because of rain?

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The November chill that passed over the county on Wednesday morning matched the lowest ever temperature the island had ever seen at this time of year.

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A Galveston woman was arrested on Friday and charged with a felony more than weeks after her dog allegedly attacked a woman on Galveston street, police said.

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This issue has nothing to do with the renters or the mission of the renters at the property across from our beloved Garten Verein. It has everything to do with the preservation of our historically at-risk Galveston neighborhoods ("New zoning map left some properties 'nonconforming,'" The Dai…

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World AIDS Day takes place Dec. 1 each year ever since its foundation in 1988. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

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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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This year’s Galveston Island Tree Conservancy’s Arbor Day celebration will be from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Conservatory at The Bryan Museum.

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BALTIMORE (AP) — At the Vatican's insistence, U.S. Catholic bishops abruptly postponed plans Monday to vote on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis roiling the church.

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HOUSTON (AP) — Rice University researchers are concerned about the Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas General Land Office's preferred $31 billion proposal to protect the Houston-Galveston region from devastating storm surge.

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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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Running the west beach in the early morning, the most interesting people I encounter are fishermen. They frequent the pocket parks where they can drive to the shoreline to unload their gear. My fascination derives less from their sport than their demeanor.

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Since the national laboratory was officially opened in 2008, the Galveston facility has found itself at the center of some of the direst viral threats to threaten people around the world, including the Ebola outbreak in 2014 and the Zika outbreak in 2016.

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Anime enthusiasts dressed as their favorite characters flocked to the island this weekend for the annual Oni-Con anime and Japanese pop culture convention at the Galveston Island Convention Center.  The three-day convention brings artists, creators and vendors together with fans and features…

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What is The Daily News' policy on publishing hunting photos? It has struck me as very odd that, in the very same newspaper, there will be articles encouraging the adoption of pets and support of the animal shelter, and also trophy shots of people proudly posing next to dead animals they’ve k…

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No child lives without risk to traumatic experiences. Whether it’s chronic poverty in the community or a devastating storm, providing children with immediate and long-term emotional support enables their recovery while fostering resilience.

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Behind Jo'Vel McDaniel's 153 yards rushing and three touchdowns, the Stings stunned the favored Ball High Tornadoes at Stingaree Stadium, 32-21, in a season-ending District 10-5A-I matchup between the neighboring rivals.

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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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The three people who died in three separate motorcycle crashes in the county over the last weekend were identified by the Galveston County Medical Examiner on Saturday.

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The Galveston Police Department’s Marine Division on Wednesday reenacted the Oct. 14 island drowning of two boys to be better prepared for similar situations.

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This is an exciting time to be associated with the Galveston Park Board of Trustees. The organization recently won a prestigious award from the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association for a beach renourishment project completed in 1995. Park Board staff is preparing for a holiday s…

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On behalf of the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy, we invite you to come out from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 18 for our annual Arbor Day Luncheon in the Conservatory at The Bryan Museum. Barbara Sanderson will be the Deep Roots honoree, and William Johnson, a horticulturist at the Galvest…

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Recently, some strikingly-handsome trees have appeared around the island to much acclaim, known as golden rain tree or Chinese lantern tree (Koelreuteria paniculata). These trees are indeed impressive in the landscape with beautiful summer and fall color. There’s good news — and bad news — a…

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When I reached 80, they told me that senility would settle in and I’d lose short-term memory, but still wistfully, but accurately, remember the “good old days.” I guess that they were right, because now that I’m 86, there are times that I don’t remember why I got up to leave the room — but I…

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GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The sandhill cranes that winter on Galveston Island rise with the sun and participate in a slow march, stretching their legs and meandering in marsh grasses before dispersing for the day to feed around the island.