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Although cloudy skies, brisk north and northeast winds, cool temperatures and some mist and fog continue over our area, rainfall with this latest cold front has proven to be somewhat less than original forecasts suggested. Luckily, Galveston County has remained sandwiched between heavy rains…

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Prosecutors opened a punishment hearing for a Baytown man who pleaded guilty to stabbing his 16-year-old girlfriend to death by promising jurors it would be among the most chilling cases ever heard in Galveston County.

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A trial is set to begin today for a Baytown man who already has pleaded guilty to stabbing his 16-year-old girlfriend to death and hiding her body in a wooded area in Texas City in November 2016.

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Seven months after being accused in federal of running an unconstitutional bail system, Galveston County leaders say they have implemented reforms. On Friday, the ACLU said those changes don't go far enough.

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Weather this weekend will be fairly good overall with sunny to partly cloudy skies and only a low chance of rain on Sunday. There will be a slight fly in the ointment as brisk southerly winds will bring increasing humidity levels back to our area along with warmer temperature. Still, the out…

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Thursday used emergency powers to suspend part of the Texas Insurance Code and block a proposed increase to windstorm insurance rates on policies sold through the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association.

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The September 2018 Census Bureau report says America’s middle-income is quickly increasing with median income up $11,000 per family. In less than two years, up from under $50,000 to over $61,000 a year. Increased earnings has added to retirement investments after the tax cuts passed by Repub…

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An under-recognized, under-utilized community “treasure” is asking for our support in the coming weeks. With early voting starting Oct. 22, the College of the Mainland is asking voters to decide on a significant bond measure that will fund major improvements (mostly new construction for prog…

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Coastal Flood Watches and Advisories are in effect for Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula through tomorrow night. Brisk east to southeast winds as a result of from high pressure to the east and low pressure to the north and west, are already resulting in tides running 1-2 feet above normal.

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County commissioners on Monday will consider submitting four applications to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to pay for repair work by the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey last year.

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Fourteen months after Harvey made landfall, the Texas General Land Office, which manages the state’s disaster housing recovery programs, has not yet begun accepting applications for major housing recovery programs.

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I am making an appeal for every eligible person to register and vote in this most important election. Early voting begins Oct. 22 and ends Nov. 2. Election Day is Nov. 6.

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It took just six plays for the Alvin Shadow Creek Sharks to take a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, before ultimately going on to win by a 59-0 margin over the Texas City Stingarees on Friday at Stingaree Stadium.

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Recently, I was inspired by a letter from Vera Bell Gary (“We need your help to make our event successful,” The Daily News, Sept. 25) and a sports article by Brandon C. Williams (“Bulldogs send Coogs to first-ever 0-5 start in rout,” The Daily News, Sept. 29).

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The high pressure that brought welcome relief in terms of sunshine and mostly dry conditions is slowly lifting off to the east as a low pressure trough deepens to our west and moves east. This will set the stage for a gradual increase in clouds and rain chances, though it looks as though the…

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The state's top insurance overseer will decide in two weeks whether to approve or reject a proposed 10 percent rate hike to residential and commercial wind storm rates.

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Welcome sunshine has returned to our area after one of the wettest spells ever. This past month gave our area the second wettest September and the third wettest month ever. In addition, it may surprise nobody to learn that September, 2018 had more days with measurable rainfall (22) than any …

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After early struggles containing the Texas City Stingarees’ running game and an early turnover, the Friendswood Mustangs outscored the Stings to secure a 34-14 win Friday at Henry Winston Stadium.

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Despite an absence of any hurricanes or tropical storms along the upper-Texas coast, September, 2018 will not easily be forgotten. It is already the 3rd wettest month ever (topped only by Harvey influenced August, 2017 and an exceedingly wet September, 1885 in which some of the rainfall was …

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A promise made to his younger brother resulted in scholarships valued at $17,000 for 17 area students. This incredible achievement occurred within the first two years of The Nick Gary Foundation’s existence. Our family, friends, and supporters deserve all the recognition in making these scho…

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For Texas City’s hard-charging offensive attack to function, the Stings have to win the battle on the front line, and leading the group of hog mollies on the offensive line are seniors Ronald Williams and John Rinehart.

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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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The Galveston County Sheriff's Office stationed more deputies at Texas City High School on Friday morning, after the school received a report of a threat written on a bathroom wall, a school district spokeswoman said.

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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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In 1960, Nikita Khrushchev of the USSR pounded his shoe on the table at the United Nations and said, “We will take over America without firing a shot.” We all laughed. This was during the Cold War era, and we knew he was just trying to look strong for his people.

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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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After a wet and sloppy morning gave way to blue skies and sunshine, it was the Texas City Stingarees who stormed in to spoil homecoming for the Clear Lake Falcons with a 24-9 win at Challenger Columbia Stadium on Friday night.

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In response to the letter by Don Treshman ("Beto O'Rourke is deceptive, support Ted Cruz," The Daily News, Sept. 12): Not only is the writer offensive to Congressman O’Rourke and the work he does for his constituents, but he is also offensive to his fellow Texans for making such ridiculous c…

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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.