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Joe Stanton, a 23-year veteran of the department, was sworn in Wednesday night as the next police chief of the Texas City Police Department, replacing former Chief Robert Burby, who announced his retirement in June.

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Every Galveston County taxpayer should demand a clear and definitive answer about how the county paid out more than $500,000 to cyber thieves and who is responsible for the gross error.

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The heat spell and drier weather that I mentioned in my blog last week is well on its way to settling across Southeast Texas. A persistent high pressure ridge aloft is likely to hang around, and even increase its impact on our weather, over the weekend. This pattern will be accompanied by su…

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Q: I recently bought an older home and need help in identifying a large shrub that is producing abundant and large clusters of pea-shaped flowers that are bright red. There are small thorns on the stems. Can you identify this shrub?

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The Galveston County Health District on Tuesday confirmed its first human case of West Nile virus in the county since 2016. In that year, six people were diagnosed with the disease.

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The Texas General Land Office is asking for input about how it should spend about $137 million in federal block grants for flood mitigation.

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The Texas City Stampede youth track and field team will be well represented when individuals compete for state championships at the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s 2018 Summer Games of Texas in College Station.

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Federal lawmakers face a July 31 deadline to either reauthorize or reform the National Flood Insurance Program, which is vitally important to people living and doing business along the coast.

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Start your summer off with a chance to win one of two custom designed and built child playhouses during Court Appointed Special Advocates of Galveston County’s CASA’s for CASA Playhouse Raffle event. These beautifully crafted custom playhouses will be on display outdoors at Baybrook Mall thr…

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Not surprisingly, Texas leaders were supportive of President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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In response to the letter by L. Davied Bond ("Maybe we should put the Christ back in Christian," The Daily News, July 3): Bond said "Jesus was a liberal." So, I try to imagine Jesus as a liberal. Protesting, destroying property, carrying a sign saying "bleep" Trump or saying it on TV.

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The last day for disaster, senior, disabled person, disabled veteran and spouses of disabled veterans to make their final quarter installment for 2017 property taxes is July 31.

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A former employee is suing the Marathon Petroleum refinery in Texas City, asserting he was fired shortly after his bosses asked him to cover up several health and safety violations.

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On a lighter note, when I was a child we listened to our programs on the radio. We used our imaginations while listening to "The Shadow," "The Lone Ranger" or "Dick Tracy" and we could see them in our minds.

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Whiskers, fluffy tails and pink noses. Plenty of which residents will encounter at shelters in the county right now. One shelter in particular, the Galveston County Animal Resource Center, recently wrapped up a weekend of reduced adoption fees.

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The first of three inspector general reports were released. It illustrates how and why the Washington sewer exists. The sewer is the senior executive service, politically appointed heads of federal bureaucracies appointed by Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama — people who think “runnin…

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One of the area’s oldest — and, at the same time, still growing — sports leagues is celebrating the close of another season this weekend, as the Clear Creek Swim League holds its 54th Annual Champ Series Weekend meet at the Matthew T. Doyle Natatorium in Texas City.

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For years, College of the Mainland’s enrollment numbers were on an upward trend, but enrollment has dropped this year, and college officials are putting the blame squarely on Hurricane Harvey, which in August flooded thousands of homes in the county, disrupting students’ lives.

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The announcement on Thursday that the federal government awarded $5 billion for flood control projects proposed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers isn't exactly prompting cheers of joy in Galveston County.

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The video is enough to give even a noncyclist pause. On Friday, The Daily News examined the subject of cyclists on the roads of Galveston County. The newspaper posted a link to a disturbing video captured by a cyclist while on FM 3005, which shows very clearly part of the problem.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursed $76.7 million to the Texas General Land Office for the management and execution of a program meant to make quick, basic repairs to houses flooded by Hurricane Harvey.

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Stymied by a lack of help from witnesses, the Texas City Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the man who opened fire on another man outside a city gas station last week.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend about $5 billion on disaster recovery projects, with about $300 million slated for a long-sought project on Clear Creek, the governor's office announced Thursday.

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Opening up its 16th season, the Island East-End Theatre Co. will present the musical comedy “9 to 5 — The Musical” today at 2317 Mechanic St. in Galveston.

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For a contextual change, members of The Eagles’ Nest and The West End Community Organization will share some good news with readers. Our community is growing by leaps and bounds, both physically and morally.

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We believe the constant ordering of the Stars and Stripes to half-staff is eroding the value of the symbol, as well as creating a growing insensitively to the recognition it is intended to convey.

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The Texas City Independent School District hired a La Marque High School alumna as the district's new director of development and community relations, and executive director of the district's Foundation for the Future.

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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

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The League City man accused of harassing a co-worker through a vulgar harassment campaign, including aggressive flatulence, accusing him of being a sex offender and pinching, is requesting arbitration.

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In response to the editorial ("Here is the argument for shaming lazy, selfish lowlifes," The Daily News, July 1): Action must be taken to combat littering in Galveston and residents and local government must get creative in their efforts to keep our shores beautiful.