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It is difficult to believe the U.S. Senate race in Texas is close. Sen. Ted Cruz has been senator for six years and has done a fine job. What has he done that make you want to vote for the Democrat, Rep. Beto O’Rourke? And, just what is Beto for? He is for what his Democratic leader in the H…

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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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I think it's time to think blue. How can we expect Ted Cruz to stick up for Texas when he cannot stick up for himself? He was once brutally insulted by Donald Trump, who called him "Lyin' Ted" and added further indignity to his family. Lyin' Ted's reaction to this abuse — become close pals w…

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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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The Santa Fe defense largely minimized the Brazoswood offense, including two forced fumbles in the first half, to win 31-24 Friday night at Hopper Field.

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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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Parents of the teenager accused of killing 10 people and wounding 13 more at Santa Fe High School say they weren’t negligent and did as much as they could for their son, their attorney, Ron Rodgers said.

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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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I recently rode down the length of the Texas City Dike for the first time in many years and was pleasantly surprised by the improvements — particularly the efforts to keep the area clean by making trash cans available every several feet. Yet, in spite of this, people can’t be bothered to dis…

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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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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 day after the Santa Fe Independent School District told parents about threatening text message sent between two students at Santa Fe High School, the Galveston County District Attorney's Office explained why the threats didn't merit criminal charges.

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The combination of Santa Fe quarterback Nathan Kruger and receiver Austin Lamb produced 184 yards and two touchdowns and set up the Indians with a 19-7 lead with 8:05 left in the fourth quarter, but failed execution on special teams by Santa Fe and clutch plays by Tomball led the Cougars to a come-from-behind win, 20-19, Friday night at Joe Raitano Field.

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I was interested in George Christie's inaccurate description of Beto O'Rourke advocating Leninist socialism ("Beto O'Rourke is advocating for Leninist socialism," The Daily News, Sept. 2). In the first place, Lenin was advocating change from a monarchy to rule by the people. There is no para…

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In their final non-district match of the regular season, the Clear Creek Wildcats managed to win their third consecutive five-setter, this time edging out the Santa Fe Lady Indians by the scores of 25-14, 23-25, 25-23, 24-26 and 15-9 in an fervent home tilt before a rowdy Butler Gym crowd Tuesday.

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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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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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Seven months before he retired from the Santa Fe Police Department, former Santa Fe Police Chief Jeff Powell was already on thin ice with his direct supervisor, City Manager Joe Dickson, according to documents released by the city on Tuesday.

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I commend The Daily News for not joining the so-called "ranks of newspapers standing for press freedom." I don’t understand Harvey Rice being bent out of shape because The Daily News didn't join the Houston Chronicle on the phony press freedom issue ("News should explain not joining editoria…

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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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Santa Fe Independent School District’s Board of Trustees Monday reviewed seven different options for renovating the high school after the May 18 shooting, but acknowledged any more extensive renovation would require additional funding.

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Victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting have until Sept. 10 to apply to receive a portion of the donations collected by Santa Fe Education Foundation after the May 18 shooting.

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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…