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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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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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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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Does our government understand the issues we are dealing with? I fear not! Issues like immigration are a hot topic of discussion in my part of the country, but how does it play in Memphis, or much less Kansas City? A good question on my mind is how is immigration playing in Washington? From …

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The Clear Creek Independent School District’s security council Monday recommended increased law enforcement presence, student and staff badges and a trench coat ban, among other items, to improve school security after the May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School.

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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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A gala reception for HERStory quilts will begin at 7 p.m. July 12 at the Webster Presbyterian Church, 201 W. Nasa Parkway. Later, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13-14, there will be workshops where average and experienced quilters can learn how to create intricate designs such as those featured …

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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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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 Fourth of July in Galveston County is synonymous with fireworks, barbecues, beaches, boats and parades. The fact that it’s a celebration of the USA makes it all the more enjoyable. However, it’s also a holiday when carelessness, inattention and, frequently, alcohol cause more accidents t…

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Bill Tinsley, surely a nice guy, can string sentences together well enough. Want a bland affirmation of faith, something to help maintain religious complacency? "Choosing Faith" (The Daily News, June 29) will suffice.

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Clear Creek Independent School District officials have hired an Austin-based consulting group to help review its special education services, but a group of parents argues it should have had a say in the decision.

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Several inches of rain during the past two weeks over much of southeast Texas have eased drought conditions, but Galveston County is still rated as “abnormally dry” by the National Weather Service, which hasn’t slowed fireworks sales as residents prepare to celebrate Fourth of July.

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Bated buzz: An inquiring reader emailed to ask: “Do you have any additional information regarding the new Costco around Bay Area Boulevard? There are many of us in the Galveston area waiting with bated breath for information on an opening date.”

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Temperatures, more characteristic of July and August, combined with long, sunny days, are rapidly undoing any benefits received from the needed rains last week. With soil temperatures rising and high evaporation rates, Galveston County is already creeping back towards drought conditions.

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The father of a 4-year-old Texas City boy who died after he apparently accidentally shot himself with a gun in January is filing a wrongful death suit against the grandparent who owned the gun.

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Sir, while I am glad to see a swift response from Austin on the tragedy in Santa Fe, I have a question or two as to some of the suggestions that were tossed about.

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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 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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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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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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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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Multiple superlatives and other top honors were handed out to Galveston County high school soccer players following the season. Here’s a look at who got what in all-district honors.

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May, 2018 is certain to end up being the warmest May ever in Galveston with observations going back to 1872. As of today, the monthly May average is 80.2°, which eclipses the previous warmest May ever (May, 2012). Hot conditions also prevailed in League City, with a 79.4° average that is 4.3…

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More parents have filed complaints with the Texas Education Agency over issues with special education at Clear Creek Independent School District than any other county district in the past five years, according to agency data.

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An increasing number of Galveston County parents want to pull their children out of public schools because they fear another mass shooting, parents and homeschooling groups said.

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The shooting May 18 at Santa Fe High School, during which 10 people were killed and even more wounded, poses problems for people pushing extreme single-solution arguments about how to prevent such mass killings.

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Grown men generally do not have tears in their eyes at the car wash.

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Read the annual Hurricane Guide for tips and information about preparing for the season.

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For many residents, memories of the destruction during Hurricane Ike in 2008 remain. But sociologists estimate people only remember the worst effects of a hurricane for about seven years, according to the National Weather Service. Here’s a list of the deadliest and costliest hurricanes in U.…