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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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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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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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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.

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It starts with spikes in our heat index, rolling into early storm predictions, and suddenly it’s June 1 and it’s official — we’re in hurricane season. For the next several months, residents of the Gulf Coast, particularly communities that live on our warm waters’ edge, brace themselves for s…

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Galveston County plans to pay the city of Hitchcock to hire municipal court judges in order to increase the number of people to act as magistrates at the county jail.

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A recent study claims electronic cigarette use held steady last year in high school students and declined in middle school kids, but some are skeptical due to the study not taking into account easy-to-access vape brands like Juul.

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A tariff on Canadian softwood lumber, such as pine, spruce and fir, is pushing construction costs in Galveston County to all-time highs and harming local lumber yards who struggle to price wood for projects amid a changing market.

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The National Flood Insurance Program, which thousands of residents across the county rely on, is set to expire July 31, and insurers and elected officials are urging Congress to not only reauthorize it, but to improve it and make it more reflective of the market. And those changes very well …

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The Galveston County Health District's Women, Infants and Children clinics will have new operational hours starting Monday at its Dickinson and Galveston locations.

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Forecasters have been calling for possible heavy rain for the past several days. For those of you who are wondering where the rains are, the short-answer is that they are delayed somewhat, but should move into our area from Sunday through Tuesday or Wednesday, if not longer.

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Kemah escaped the worst ravages of Hurricane Harvey in August and remains on a steady course to finish several capital projects this year, including city hall renovations and reconstruction of a major north-south corridor.

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Two northbound Interstate 45 traffic lanes near FM 646 will be closed 9 p.m. today through 3 p.m. Saturday, weather permitting, the Texas Department of Transportation said.  

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Two people remained hospitalized on Thursday, a day after they were injured in a crash on Interstate 45 that closed down traffic for hours on Wednesday afternoon.

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With the National Weather Service predicting 2 inches to 5 inches of rainfall along the coast this weekend, street flooding throughout the county is likely, officials said.

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The good news is that an unfavorable environment (high wind shear over the southern Gulf of Mexico and dry air) may inhibit development of the tropical wave now moving northwestward across the Yucatan Peninsula. Most models still suggest that the system will remain disorganized and open (lac…

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In joining a group of Texas hospitals in trying to reduce the number of mothers that die during or soon after child birth, officials at the University of Texas Medical Branch say they see themselves as leaders on addressing the issue — and that they can help other hospitals do better.

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Galveston County officials confirmed this week that the county had sent $525,000 to a person pretending to be Lucas Construction, in a crime that was apparently perpetrated mostly through fake email accounts.

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More than a year after the University of Texas Medical Branch announced it was opting out of a state funded program that provides developmental care for young children, Galveston County parents say the transition to a Beaumont-based contractor has been difficult.

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Actually this morning’s blog could be more accurately titled “grasping at straws”. There is no doubt that much of the County, especially near the coast is in dire need of some decent rain, due to the current spell of dry, hot weather.

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Galveston County school districts affected by Hurricane Harvey will be eligible for special consideration when it comes to their accountability scores, according to the Texas Education Agency.

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Several Galveston County school districts are forming committees to review campus security in response to a May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School that killed 10 people and wounded more than a dozen others.

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More than $500,000 meant for a construction company for roadwork done in Galveston County was sent to the wrong person, after county officials fell for an apparent scam, officials said on Tuesday.

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More than a year after a 200-person funeral procession stalled when bereaved children learned someone already was buried in their mother’s plot, the matter is headed to court.

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Galveston County jurors donate more of their government-provided pay to animal-related charities than to other causes, according to a information released by Galveston County on Monday.

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Nine months after Hurricane Harvey, Galveston County cities have received their first indication of how much federal aid they will receive for home buyouts and infrastructure repair projects necessitated by the storm.

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Coffee coup: Can caffeine stimulate a revitalization in La Marque’s downtown? City officials think so. Those officials last week announced Art of Coffee would be the first tenant at 401 Laurel St., a building in the La Marque Renaissance District. Coffee shop owners Jimmy Sims and Bill Minak…