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A weak trough along the Texas coast, interacting with a mid and upper-level low over the west-central Gulf, should bring cloudy, breezy weather with periods of showers and scattered thunderstorms through tomorrow. More heavy rain, accompanied by gusty winds, elevated tides and rough seas wil…

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The county’s expected to get as much as 4 inches of rain before Thursday — enough to bring June rainfall totals out of drought territory, but leaving the area still unusually dry for the year, according to the National Weather Service.

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It starts with spikes in our heat index, rolling into early storm predictions, and suddenly it’s June 1 and it’s official — we’re in hurricane season. For the next several months, residents of the Gulf Coast, particularly communities that live on our warm waters’ edge, brace themselves for s…

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Galveston County plans to pay the city of Hitchcock to hire municipal court judges in order to increase the number of people to act as magistrates at the county jail.

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Wrapping up a two-day basketball tournament on Sunday afternoon, the Gulf Coast Magic boys took down the Basketball University-Silver in overtime, 57-54, at Hitchcock High School’s gymnasium in this year’s AAU Juneteenth Shoot-Out.

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A recent study claims electronic cigarette use held steady last year in high school students and declined in middle school kids, but some are skeptical due to the study not taking into account easy-to-access vape brands like Juul.

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Tickets for the annual Senior Share "Celebrate America" event, which is set for 10 a.m. June 28, will be available at 1 p.m. June 24 at Grand Prize BBQ, 2223 Palmer Highway, in Texas City.

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Galveston and Texas City bring communities together with Juneteenth parades and celebrations. Juneteenth is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas. This was two years after Abraham Lincoln issued and enforced the Emancipatio…

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A tariff on Canadian softwood lumber, such as pine, spruce and fir, is pushing construction costs in Galveston County to all-time highs and harming local lumber yards who struggle to price wood for projects amid a changing market.

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The National Flood Insurance Program, which thousands of residents across the county rely on, is set to expire July 31, and insurers and elected officials are urging Congress to not only reauthorize it, but to improve it and make it more reflective of the market. And those changes very well …

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The Galveston County Health District's Women, Infants and Children clinics will have new operational hours starting Monday at its Dickinson and Galveston locations.

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Forecasters have been calling for possible heavy rain for the past several days. For those of you who are wondering where the rains are, the short-answer is that they are delayed somewhat, but should move into our area from Sunday through Tuesday or Wednesday, if not longer.

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Texas City officials will oversee the construction of a $1.5 million water pump station designed to give greater water access to a new school and future customers.

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Just had to add my two cents worth about the comics: The new ones are hardly worth reading. And Curtis was in the middle of a dilemma about thinking his parents might be getting a divorce and we don't know what happened when you cut him off without a second thought about who might actually b…

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Police Chief Robert Burby will retire at the end of June, ending a 14-year career as the leader the Texas City Police Department, the city announced on Thursday.

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Two people remained hospitalized on Thursday, a day after they were injured in a crash on Interstate 45 that closed down traffic for hours on Wednesday afternoon.

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Two northbound Interstate 45 traffic lanes near FM 646 will be closed 9 p.m. today through 3 p.m. Saturday, weather permitting, the Texas Department of Transportation said.  

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With the National Weather Service predicting 2 inches to 5 inches of rainfall along the coast this weekend, street flooding throughout the county is likely, officials said.

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The good news is that an unfavorable environment (high wind shear over the southern Gulf of Mexico and dry air) may inhibit development of the tropical wave now moving northwestward across the Yucatan Peninsula. Most models still suggest that the system will remain disorganized and open (lac…

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Texas City High School National Art Honor Society officials will host an art exhibition and auction Friday to raise money for victims of the May 18 Santa Fe High School shooting.

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Ordinarily I am not one to complain about anything, but I am going to have to join the chorus of the rest of the people who want to bring back the comics we used to see. The ones we have now do not make any sense to me and I miss my daily dose of easy to read and understand the comics you us…

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In joining a group of Texas hospitals in trying to reduce the number of mothers that die during or soon after child birth, officials at the University of Texas Medical Branch say they see themselves as leaders on addressing the issue — and that they can help other hospitals do better.

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Clear Creek’s Sam Mathews led the East All-Stars with four touchdowns in their 37-36 victory over the West All-Stars in the 16th annual Bayou Bowl, held at Stallworth Stadium on Saturday.

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Galveston County officials confirmed this week that the county had sent $525,000 to a person pretending to be Lucas Construction, in a crime that was apparently perpetrated mostly through fake email accounts.

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More than a year after the University of Texas Medical Branch announced it was opting out of a state funded program that provides developmental care for young children, Galveston County parents say the transition to a Beaumont-based contractor has been difficult.

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Texas City commissioners on Wednesday unanimously approved rezoning a site that would allow a developer to transform the vacant J.C. Penney building on the Mall of the Mainland property into an indoor mini-warehouse storage facility.

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Actually this morning’s blog could be more accurately titled “grasping at straws”. There is no doubt that much of the County, especially near the coast is in dire need of some decent rain, due to the current spell of dry, hot weather.

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Galveston County school districts affected by Hurricane Harvey will be eligible for special consideration when it comes to their accountability scores, according to the Texas Education Agency.

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I’m inspired by the courageous students practicing their Constitutional rights of freedom of expression in speaking up for their schools remaining safe from random gun-related school murders last month.

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Several Galveston County school districts are forming committees to review campus security in response to a May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School that killed 10 people and wounded more than a dozen others.

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One amendment to the U.S. Constitution as impossible to ratify as repealing the Second Amendment would be one to elect U.S. presidents by popular vote.