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Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Progressives can’t stop his confirmation. Progressives fear a conservative court will overturn some of their favorite rulings. The only past rulings to be overturned are those that are unconstitutional and illegal.

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Because of disruption Hurricane Harvey caused, only two Galveston County school districts received overall ratings Wednesday under a controversial new state accountability system that assigns grades on a scale of A through F.

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When a hurricane isn’t looming, late August has always been one of my favorite times of the year. Sunlight becomes a little softer and shady areas are easier to find as I take my dogs on their daily walks. August is also the start of the four rainiest months in Galveston with rainfall averag…

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Galveston County deputies and constables will soon be equipped with ballistic helmets and tourniquet kits thanks to a donation made to the county by The Moody Foundation.

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A Texas City woman was charged with murder late Saturday in connection with the death of Lucia "Lucy" Bertrand, 33, whose body was found Thursday in a house on Vance Avenue and investigators are searching for a second person, police said.

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The weather outlook for the weekend is mixed for Galveston County with a fairly good chance of rain between now and Saturday night, but with drier conditions moving in by Sunday or Monday. A low pressure trough nosing into Oklahoma and North Texas combined with a weak frontal boundary across…

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A proposal Tuesday by Gov. Greg Abbott to reform Texas' bail system received plaudits from Galveston County leaders, though it's not clear how much the reforms would change the issues that civil rights groups has sued to change in Galveston County.

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It is a very sad time when truth is being trampled and compromised. Early on, as youngsters, we learned that truth is sacred and lying about anything was wrong and dishonest. It is stunning to realize that lying appears to be the norm.

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Respect is earned — not given. This is to address the obvious issues with the news media's credibility in reporting the news. For too long, the media has caused chaos with their inflammatory half truths, outright lies and using their public platform to try and slant hot-button issues a certa…

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Since last year, a group of Bolivar Peninsula residents have organized an ad hoc group of Jeeps, trucks, golf carts and other vehicles that, when called, will help car owners get out of the ruts they’re stuck in.

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Following the resignation of its chairman last week, the Galveston County Republican Party Executive Committee voted to change its internal rules in ways that just months ago started a lengthy power struggle inside the party.

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Two weeks after announcing the first confirmed case of West Nile virus in Galveston County this year, local health officials reversed course, and said local cases are back at zero.

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A defendant in a longstanding lawsuit over construction work on Interstate 45 in Galveston County has filed a motion for summary judgment, asserting the Texas Department of Transportation ultimately is responsible for the project.

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The Texas City Police Department is warning residents about an IRS telephone scam. Residents have reported receiving automated messages from a number claiming to be IRS collections, police said.

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A federal order to change the way it cleans beaches on Bolivar Peninsula caused Galveston County to turn to a new source to help pick up trash: the county jail.

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Although heavy use of air-conditioning during the hottest days of summer puts greater demand on the electrical power supply, it isn’t to blame for a spate of outages in and around Galveston County in the past few weeks, power supply companies said.

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As The Daily News begins to work on its annual high school football preview magazine (set to be published Sunday, Aug. 26), the excitement for a new season of Galveston County football is building; it’s starting to feel real.

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Galveston County Health District is inviting moms to shine as Stars of the Milky Way when Women, Infants and Children celebrates World Breastfeeding Week, Wednesday through Aug. 7.

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Martini with a twist: Any movement at the Martini Theatre building in the island’s downtown causes a stir. So, don’t be surprised to soon see crews working on the old 990-seat movie theater’s roof or painting the exterior of the building at 21st and Church streets.

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Children from across Galveston and Harris counties, and beyond, have been practicing hard all week as a part of the Houston Children’s Chorus’ annual summer pops concert, which will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday at The Grand 1894 Opera House at 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston.

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Galveston County Republican Party chairman Carl Gustafson resigned on Wednesday, ending an at-times tumultuous tenure as the head of the dominant political party in county politics.

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Texas City public schools will implement about $1.4 million in new security measures, including more deputies and communication software, during the 2018-19 term.

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Jake Hollingsworth from the Gulf Coast Water Authority brought attention to Smart Irrigation Month in his guest column (“Tune up your sprinkler system to water wisely,” The Daily News, July 20). A typical sprinkler from a standard 5/8-inch garden hose uses about 1,020 gallons an hour. But wh…

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The Port of Galveston is a government entity, and therefore, does not pay taxes. By definition, government accounting is completely free from Texas sales tax and Texas property tax. Norman Pappous needs to take a refresher course in government accounting to understand this basic concept.

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A weak cold front drifted south across the area yesterday, bringing clouds and some relief from the heat. Temperatures dipped into the upper-70’s this morning across most of the County, even Galveston Island. A hoped for long-shot for rain, however, did not materialize, leaving the area to f…

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Late last week, a statue of Galvez, for whom Galveston Island is named after, was transported from New Orleans to Kemah. The bronze statue is being restored by R. Alden Marshall & Associates, an art preservation company with a studio in Kemah.

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College of the Mainland trustees Monday unanimously approved a contract for more than $900,000 with Houston-based PBK Architects to start design and blueprint work on a building proposed in a $162.5 million bond issue.

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I have come to know that nonviolence and peace must be taught. As the first public school teacher in Texas certified to teach Dr. Martin Luther King's principles, I'd like to thank the community participants who recently attended our "Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence and Peace Workshop" a…

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Q: We moved into a new home this month and one of our new neighbors has several tropical-looking plants in their front yard that have been putting on an eye-catching flower display. The flowers appear in clusters and range in color from yellow to red. What is the name of this plant? Is it to…

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The FBI is warning the public about a phone scam that fraudulently displays the FBI’s or U.S. Marshals’ real telephone numbers on caller ID.