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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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Columbia’s defense made two huge stops in the fourth quarter that allowed the Roughnecks to escape with a 10-7 win on Friday night that improved their record to 3-1 on the season while leaving the Cougars at 0-4 and still in search of their first win under new coach Shone Evans.

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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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John R. Cobarruvias’ comments about detectors will not curing gun violence are correct; however, busting Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s chops over the offer to give 10 of them to Santa Fe schools is not warranted (Metal detectors don't add up to less gun violence," The Daily News, Sept. 19).

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How do you catch a dream? Think about it. Fantastical things happen in our dreams. We fly through the air unaided by jetpacks; we swim underwater without tanks; feasts appear without the effort of cooking; houses designed by the likes of Escher expand as needed; and loved ones who are lost t…

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Two weeks ago, the first football games of the season brought out old rivalries and excited Galveston County for the fall ahead. Texas and high school football have been synonymous for decades. Although the sport itself creates excitement and fosters competition in the county, football would…

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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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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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Without question there will be plenty of familiarity when the Hitchcock Bulldogs and La Marque Cougars meet, but will that breed contempt, create a fun-natured atmosphere or something in between in Friday’s rivalry game?

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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 …

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A torrential early morning rain storm swamped Texas City on Tuesday morning, forcing schools to close, damaging the local community college and flooding some homes in the city.

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The county plans to shuffle some staff positions as part of a plan to finally step up enforcement against game rooms that operate illegally in unincorporated areas of Galveston County.

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It’s been a tough start to the season for the La Marque Cougars, but the team’s leaders on offense and defense are keeping their eyes forward and feel like they are moving in a positive direction.

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Monday brought brief bouts of heavy rain and minimal flooding to Galveston County, but local officials are keeping an eye on the Gulf and the possibility of wet weather through the rest of the week.

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A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through tomorrow as heavy downpours rolled into Galveston as expected. A stalled frontal boundary along the coast, a coastal trough and abundant moisture are the main drivers behind this stormy outlook. Although we may see a break in the rain this evening, th…

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A Louisiana couple is suing an energy company, asserting one of its trucks rear-ended the husband’s car while he was on the ferry between Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston. And he’s suing the company he worked for, too.

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For the eighth year in a row, Galveston County commissioners voted to lower the county's property tax rate, while still approving a budget that forecasts more money being collected from property taxes than the year before.

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Heavy rains overnight brought from 3- 5 inches of rain to much of Galveston County by 7 a.m. and continued heavy rainfall this morning has added another 4-5 inches, causing widespread street flooding around the City of Galveston. The downpours are a result of a trough along the coast interac…

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A tropical disturbance hovering near the Bahamas has a higher chance of developing into a storm or depression, but meteorologists weren’t certain Sunday what path the storm will take through the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Weather Service.

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Meteorologists are monitoring a tropical disturbance near the Bahamas that could move into the Gulf of Mexico, and possibly onto the Texas coast, during the week, according to the National Weather Service.

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Finishing drives in the second half proved to be the difference Friday night, as the Ball High Tors topped the La Marque Cougars, 34-14, at Kermit Courville Stadium to claim this year’s Clash of the Causeway rivalry game.

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You could hear a pin drop as Little Brother Justin struggled to find the words. He had just been asked to tell his Big Brother how it felt to have him in his life.

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An upper-level disturbance moving through the region could mean a wet Labor Day weekend for residents and visitors in Galveston County, according to the National Weather Service.

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Three out of every five Texas beaches were unsafe to swim at because of high bacteria at least once in 2017, according to a new report released Thursday by Texas environmental activists.

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Our weather this summer has been influenced by a massive upper-level high pressure system that has dominated the southern half of the country. Initially anchored over the Southwestern U.S., it periodically shifted east into Texas and beyond. This has led to our prolonged spells of hot, mostl…

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The leaders of this season’s La Marque Cougars team say they’re hyped up and ready to not only end the team’s two-game losing streak in their rivalry game with Ball High this Friday, but to also show that it’s a bright new day for the program this season.

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A coastal barrier system being designed for the Galveston area by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could cost between $14 billion and $19 billion, corps officials said this week.

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In the days after the May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School, some people questioned why the accused shooter was allowed to be in violation of a school district dress code that forbade wearing trench coats on campus.

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While some areas in the northwestern and northern parts of Galveston County received spotty, but fairly decent rains over the past three days, Galveston Island and the southern part of the County remain stuck in a month- long drought. The National Weather Service Office at League City/Dickin…

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A Galveston County man is suing the health district, asserting he was diagnosed with hepatitis C after visiting a dental clinic officials closed in February because of concerns with infection and sanitation controls.