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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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Why is America playing games with innocent children of immigrants? America’s innocent beloved children are being killed at home, school, church and in the streets by Americans while we bully other countries with lies, saying God is on our side to mistreat and abuse those in desperate places.…

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The city plans to replace 6,500 water meters with a smart meter system in a $3.3 million project that will aid water conservation and improve customer service, city officials said.

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The Texas City Independent School District's Foundation for the Future is seeking nominations for the 2018 Texas City Hall of Honor and 2018 La Marque Legacy Hall. Nominations close July 31.

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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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Bring back our comics. I realize the change happened as a business decision, but it was short-sighted in that it hurts your primary readership, those retired or at least 50 and older.

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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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The La Marque police officer who shot and killed a man who police said threatened a resident with a sword and later attacked an officer and police dog will not face criminal charges, officials announced Monday.

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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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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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The city council will seek more than $17 million in state and federal transportation grant money to improve roads and add sidewalks in areas such as Texas Avenue and FM 519, officials said.

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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.