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Q: I recently bought an older home and need help in identifying a large shrub that is producing abundant and large clusters of pea-shaped flowers that are bright red. There are small thorns on the stems. Can you identify this shrub?

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The Galveston County Health District on Tuesday confirmed its first human case of West Nile virus in the county since 2016. In that year, six people were diagnosed with the disease.

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The Texas General Land Office is asking for input about how it should spend about $137 million in federal block grants for flood mitigation.

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Federal lawmakers face a July 31 deadline to either reauthorize or reform the National Flood Insurance Program, which is vitally important to people living and doing business along the coast.

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Start your summer off with a chance to win one of two custom designed and built child playhouses during Court Appointed Special Advocates of Galveston County’s CASA’s for CASA Playhouse Raffle event. These beautifully crafted custom playhouses will be on display outdoors at Baybrook Mall thr…

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Not surprisingly, Texas leaders were supportive of President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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The last day for disaster, senior, disabled person, disabled veteran and spouses of disabled veterans to make their final quarter installment for 2017 property taxes is July 31.

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Whiskers, fluffy tails and pink noses. Plenty of which residents will encounter at shelters in the county right now. One shelter in particular, the Galveston County Animal Resource Center, recently wrapped up a weekend of reduced adoption fees.

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The announcement on Thursday that the federal government awarded $5 billion for flood control projects proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers isn't exactly prompting cheers of joy in Galveston County.

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The video is enough to give even a noncyclist pause. On Friday, The Daily News examined the subject of cyclists on the roads of Galveston County. The newspaper posted a link to a disturbing video captured by a cyclist while on FM 3005, which shows very clearly part of the problem.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursed $76.7 million to the Texas General Land Office for the management and execution of a program meant to make quick, basic repairs to houses flooded by Hurricane Harvey.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend about $5 billion on disaster recovery projects, with about $300 million slated for a long-sought project on Clear Creek, the governor's office announced Thursday.

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We believe the constant ordering of the Stars and Stripes to half-staff is eroding the value of the symbol, as well as creating a growing insensitively to the recognition it is intended to convey.

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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

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The League City man accused of harassing a co-worker through a vulgar harassment campaign, including aggressive flatulence, accusing him of being a sex offender and pinching, is requesting arbitration.

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The Fourth of July in Galveston County is synonymous with fireworks, barbecues, beaches, boats and parades. The fact that it’s a celebration of the USA makes it all the more enjoyable. However, it’s also a holiday when carelessness, inattention and, frequently, alcohol cause more accidents t…

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Rainy weather is expected to come to Galveston County Tuesday evening and into Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, potentially putting some local fireworks shows at risk for cancellation

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Several inches of rain during the past two weeks over much of southeast Texas have eased drought conditions, but Galveston County is still rated as “abnormally dry” by the National Weather Service, which hasn’t slowed fireworks sales as residents prepare to celebrate Fourth of July.

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More than a billion gallons of water arrive at taps in Galveston County after traveling hundreds of miles, starting along the Brazos River and snaking through canals before reaching Texas City.

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Bated buzz: An inquiring reader emailed to ask: “Do you have any additional information regarding the new Costco around Bay Area Boulevard? There are many of us in the Galveston area waiting with bated breath for information on an opening date.”

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Temperatures, more characteristic of July and August, combined with long, sunny days, are rapidly undoing any benefits received from the needed rains last week. With soil temperatures rising and high evaporation rates, Galveston County is already creeping back towards drought conditions.

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Ten months after Hurricane Harvey flooded 20,000 homes in Galveston County, about $59.3 million in Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery funds are headed to cities in the county.

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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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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.