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In response to the article (“New La Marque school and gym named for supporters,” The Daily News, April 12): The article came short of scratching the surface of the commitment and dedication of those three legends.

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A jury late Tuesday found Broderick Dewayne Batiste, 40, also known as Big-O, guilty of one count of capital murder the same day that attorneys made closing arguments in the trial that lasted longer than a week, court records show.

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Texas City holds their annual citywide Eggstravaganza at Carlos Garza Sportsplex.

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The City of Texas City commemorated the 72nd anniversary of the 1947 Texas City Disaster with a solemn ceremony Tuesday at Memorial Park in Texas City.

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Although storm systems have moved across Texas on a regular basis, rain is still needed in most of Galveston County as we move through the third week of April. The system that passed through the area on Friday and Saturday brought only 0.01 inch of rain to Galveston and only 0.13 inch to Lea…

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Many attended the all-black Woodland Elementary and Lincoln High schools before the former La Marque Independent School District was integrated in the early '70s. In its heyday, Lincoln Auditorium served as the venue for many of the school functions and community events.

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Each year, for as long as anyone can remember, The Galveston County Daily News has devoted some time and effort to reporting about our communities and organizations in ways slightly different than usual. Rather than chasing the news or hot topics of the day, we take a step back and look at t…

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If the 86th Texas Legislature ends with new school finance rules in place, it will answer the prayers and requests of leaders and educators across Galveston County.

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More and more colleges in Galveston County and elsewhere are preparing students for future careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math in response to growing demand in the job market.

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Teresa Kumelski's letter regarding the Violence Against Women Act was less than truthful ("Weber voted against the best interests of women," The Daily News, April 9).

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In Texas, we depend on water. From Lake Livingston down to Galveston Bay, a complex network of waters connects our region. We live among over 2,500 miles of bayous, 120,000 acres of wetlands, three major rivers and countless streams.

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A developing storm system and area of low pressure over the central Plains will result in gusty winds and Small Craft Advisories for Galveston Bay and offshore Gulf waters. The winds are a result of an intense storm moving out of the Rockies into the Plains. This storm will bring prodigious …

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April is National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, a time to recognize the prevalence of abuse and neglect in Galveston County. Court Appointed Special Advocates of Galveston County is issuing a call to action for residents of Galveston County to stand against child abuse and take…

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Six February/March polls, ignored by the mainstream media, caught my attention. Combined results of three U.S. polls show Americans prefer free market capitalism over socialism by a margin of 6 to 2, and 40 percent of Democrats prefer socialism. China adopted capitalism to grow its economy, …

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Police arrested Christopher McHenry after he entered the Texas City Police Department early Wednesday morning to report that someone had been following him.

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Spring weather is returning after winter paid a brief and gusty visit to Galveston County. The good news is that, if intermediate to long-term forecasts hold, we may be in for a long spell of mild, spring weather. Maximum temperatures should climb well into the 70’s in the Galveston-Houston …

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The specific cause of the increase in violence is hard to trace, according to several local law enforcement agencies. But some investigators are seeing a definite increase.

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After two years of investigation by the special council that cleared the president and everyone in his administration of conspiring with the Russians, The Daily News still wants to keep this debacle alive by calling for the release of hundreds of documents (“Releasing the Mueller report in t…

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Amanda Valdez’s two goals and a strong overall finish saw the Texas City Lady Stings defeat the Alvin Shadow Creek Lady Sharks, 2-1, in their Region III-5A area round playoff match Tuesday at Henry Winston Stadium.

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Miles Christian Mitchell, 18, of Texas City, died late Sunday after being transported to the HCA Mainland Medical Center, Lt. Chad Waggoner said, spokesman for the La Marque Police Department.

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Two Galveston County men have pleaded guilty in federal court for their role in trying to smuggle two people into the United States.