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It is no secret that the coldest weather of the season should reach the Texas coast by this weekend. While moderating temperatures and some relatively light rain should precede this front, parts of Galveston may see its first freeze this winter by Sunday or Monday. Gusty north winds behind t…

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The La Marque football Cougars had a rough start to their season, but rallied to keep a long playoff qualifying streak alive, and the year officially wound down with all-district honors in their newly formed 11-4A-II conference.

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A Santa Fe woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with a third-degree felony after she attempted to pose as a federal agent to get information from a loan company's customer, police said.

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The Texas General Land Office and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday officially announced the extension of a public comment period about a proposed storm surge barrier on the Texas Coast.

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The Texas City man charged Friday with capital murder in connection with the deaths of three children in an apartment building had twice been convicted of assault causing bodily injury to a family member, according to court records.

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In their latest tough non-district test at home Friday night, the La Marque Cougars showed some cracks in their discipline and shot selection patience in the second half en route to a 60-53 defeat at the hands of the Bellaire Episcopal Knights.

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Galveston's new state representative has proposed taking away local government's ability to hire lobbyists to argue on their behalf in Austin. The legislation has been long supported by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that has nevertheless failed pass through the legislature in recent years.

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An active southern jet stream, relatively cool air at the surface, and an approaching upper-level low is bringing wet weather to Southeast Texas and even some freezing rain in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Prospects of continued rains, some heavy tonight and early tomorrow, have led to a Flash…

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A look back at 2018, and all it brought, through the eyes of The Daily News’ photographers.

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A word to drunken drivers in Galveston County this New Year’s Eve — law enforcement is out there and a relatively new program has made prosecuting DWI-related crimes more effective, officials said.

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In a perfect world, no one should go hungry. But it’s a harsh reality that many do. Every day in Galveston County, over 50,000 residents face this painful truth. They and their children don’t have enough food to satisfy their hunger.

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New data released by the Associated Press and the National Center for Health Statistics show how much neighborhoods can impact the length of a life, and where in the Galveston County people’s environments can be helping them live longer.

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Are you looking for ways to eat healthier and be more active in 2019? Like most of us, one of your goals going into a New Year probably centers on health. Even with great intentions, motivation to stay on track can fade with each new week.

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It seems likely that Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be milder than normal with temperatures running in the 60s during those two days. There is some question about the possibility of rain, especially on Christmas Day or that evening, though the best chances for rain will be off to our n…

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Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Thursday called for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to go back to the drawing board on some parts of its plans for a coastal barrier.

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Amid complaints from Galveston County homeowners about the Army Corps proposal to build a storm surge barrier along the Texas coast, some state and federal officials are calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to extend the period when people are allowed to comment on the plan.

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As the Texas 86th Legislative Session draws near, local school proponents are hoping to renew a conversation about whether the state might provide more funding for prekindergarten programs.

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County Judge Mark Henry on Monday called for the county's purchasing agent and auditor to resign for failing to protect the county from the loss of more than $500,000 to a computer scammer earlier this year.

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A Missouri City man accused of killing a Galveston County security guard in 2017 was arrested in Rosenberg on Friday, after having apparently been allowed out of prison on another charge without being re-arrested for the Galveston crime.

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No one told me how hard it would be to be away from my children the first Christmas they went to their dad’s house after my divorce. I kept saying, “I’ll be fine! Dec. 25 is just a day! I’ll celebrate Christmas with my children when they come home. It’s no big deal.”

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The opening of a county-owned community center in La Marque that was badly damaged by Hurricane Harvey won't happen until mid-2019 at the earliest, Galveston County officials said Friday.

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In the basketball edition of the Clash of the Causeway rivalry, the La Marque Cougars broke open a close game in the second quarter en route to scoring a 60-48 win over the Ball High Tors on Friday.

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Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Friday said that he favored plans to build a coastal barrier along beaches, rather than highway, on Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula.

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A federal judge this week declined to dismiss a civil right lawsuit filed against Galveston County earlier this year, saying that it wasn't clear if the county had made effective changes to its bail-setting practices.

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A Gale Watch has been issued for Galveston Bay and offshore waters from this afternoon into Friday afternoon as yet another storm system and cold front approaches the area over the coming 24 hours. Brisk winds of 20-35 mph can be expected with gusts up to 45 mph along the coast and offshore.

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A Texas lawmaker has proposed a solution to cover the cost of the under-funded Texas Windstorm Insurance Agency: build casinos in coastal counties and use the tax proceeds to cover the cost of insurance.

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A bizarre conflict between two men involving a burnt-down homeless camp, two dead dogs and a duffel bag carrying a loaded shotgun has landed both of them in jail on multiple felony charges, police said.

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This Christmas, as always, we look upon the Christ Child’s birth as the greatest gift ever given. Two-thousand years later in this dark and dangerous world, our faith in His love for us is the gift that remains in our hearts.

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Read in the paper where city officials are contemplating raising parking fees for both hourly and seasonal passes ("City to consider doubling seawall parking rate," The Daily News, Dec. 2). The hourly rate increase probably could be justified; however, the proposed increase in the seasonal p…

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A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Southeast Texas, including all of Galveston County from noon Friday until noon on Saturday. Total rainfall amounts of 2 ½ inches to 3 ½ inches are currently projected for Galveston County with higher totals north and west of Houston. However, there is eno…

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City officials, police, firefighters, students and teachers participated in La Marque's annual Christmas parade on Wednesday night. Mayor Bobby Hocking and the La Marque band took the lead as cars and trailers lit by Christmas bulbs illuminated the streets of La Marque. The parade began at B…

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As more than 3,000 people gathered at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. on Wednesday for the funeral of President George H.W. Bush, people across Galveston County also paused for a few moments to recognize 41st President.

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Seldom a week goes by that someone doesn’t ask me the status of the more than $500,000 cyber-theft that occurred between March and May 2018. And while looking for someone to blame makes for good reading, the more important issue in front of Galveston County government is to understand the pr…