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Low pressure over the Oklahoma Panhandle and high pressure to the east is creating a strong pressure gradient and strong southerly winds over the Galveston area. Winds early this morning gusted to 39-mph in Galveston with gale force gusts common over offshore waters. This has led to a Coasta…

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District officials are considering what to do with the old Clear View High School building after Webster decides against using the facility as a visitors center.

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Showers and thunderstorms continue to develop along and off the Texas coast this morning. The storms are associated with a stationary frontal boundary along the coast and a 1010 MB low moving slowly northeastward along middle and upper-Texas coast.

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After a night of pouring rain and howling wind, Galveston County residents awoke Friday morning to asses the damage of what forecasters warn was only a first round of storms expected to pass through the area.

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Showers and thunderstorms will develop again tonight and into Saturday morning. Heavy rainfall will be possible and could result in flash flooding. There could be as much as another 5 inches of rain over the next day, according to the weather service.

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The National Weather Service in League City has issued two alerts and advisories for parts of Galveston County as storms continue to move across the greater Houston area.

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The expansion, which will add a six-story, 150,000-square-foot medical office building on land adjacent to its current campus in Nassau Bay, is the first part of a multi-year plan, said Carla Medlenka, spokeswoman for the hospital.

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Although rain chances will increase later today across parts of Southeast Texas with heavy rain possible, significant rainfall amounts are likely to remain north of Galveston County. The rain will be in conjunction with an upper-level disturbance moving into North Texas associated with a low…

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The weather this past weekend was about as good as it gets in Southeast Texas. Sunny skies, low humidity levels, fairly light winds and cool to mild temperatures led to a picture perfect Holiday, weather-wise. Even the cold front, which had overnight lows dipping to a chilly 54° in Galveston…

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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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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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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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A number of people have commented on the rather dramatic line of thunderstorms that rolled across Galveston County on Monday night. They were particularly curious about the fact that most forecasts put the chances of thunderstorm development at only 20-30% and a few media outlets called for …

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The fracking boom is driving environmental disasters like the Intercontinental Terminal Company (ITC) Deer Park petrochemical fire. The ITC fire isn’t the first such disaster, and so long as Texas government prioritizes oil and gas industry profits ahead of public health, it won’t be the last.

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Spring will officially arrive on Wednesday, accompanied by a full moon and probably clear enough skies to make for a fine spring evening. Sunny skies through the end of week may also cheer up those weary of the persistent clouds, fog and rain that have prevailed over the past couple of month…

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There has been a lot of discussion about the “beer-to-go” issue in the state legislature, yet only 10 independent brewers, out of the 315 in Texas, are currently unable to sell beer to go with the proper license.

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A strong cold front sent overnight temperatures plunging to as low as 30 degrees over inland parts of the county. Fortunately, as predicted, Galveston Island and areas close to the bay, avoided freezing temperatures with morning lows of 35 degrees at Scholes International Airport in Galvesto…

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With many weekend events planned, including the second week end of Mardi Gras, there is plenty of interest in what the weather will bring for the next five to seven days.

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The last couple of days have seen another round of cloudy, windy, wet weather as our El Niño influenced weather pattern persists. The good news is that we shall see some sun this afternoon as drier air and high pressure filters in behind our latest Pacific cold front.

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Heavy traffic delayed a playoff game between Ball High and Port Neches-Groves on Monday night. The Port Neches-Groves team was caught in serious traffic and the game was rescheduled for Tuesday at Goose Creek Memorial at 6 p.m.

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Dense fog advisories were again necessary as sea fog continued to visit coastal areas in Southeast Texas. This is not unusual for this time of year. Locations along the Upper-Texas coast typically receive 33 to 40 days of heavy fog a year (defined as reducing visibilities to ¼ mile or less),…

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Gale warnings have been issued for offshore waters from late tonight into early Tuesday as a strong cold front roars through the area tonight. A Small Craft Advisory has also been issued for the Bay and inland waters as wind gusts to 45-knots can be expected offshore, with up to 40-knots on …

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It is no secret that the coldest weather of the season should reach the Texas coast by this weekend. While moderating temperatures and some relatively light rain should precede this front, parts of Galveston may see its first freeze this winter by Sunday or Monday. Gusty north winds behind t…

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An active southern jet stream, relatively cool air at the surface, and an approaching upper-level low is bringing wet weather to Southeast Texas and even some freezing rain in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Prospects of continued rains, some heavy tonight and early tomorrow, have led to a Flash…

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A look back at 2018, and all it brought, through the eyes of The Daily News’ photographers.

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It seems likely that Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be milder than normal with temperatures running in the 60s during those two days. There is some question about the possibility of rain, especially on Christmas Day or that evening, though the best chances for rain will be off to our n…

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A Gale Watch has been issued for Galveston Bay and offshore waters from this afternoon into Friday afternoon as yet another storm system and cold front approaches the area over the coming 24 hours. Brisk winds of 20-35 mph can be expected with gusts up to 45 mph along the coast and offshore.

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A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Southeast Texas, including all of Galveston County from noon Friday until noon on Saturday. Total rainfall amounts of 2 ½ inches to 3 ½ inches are currently projected for Galveston County with higher totals north and west of Houston. However, there is eno…

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City officials are thinking of stepping in to turn the front of a historic school district building into a $3 million visitors center or museum, saving the facility from being entirely demolished in the district’s construction of a new school.

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The weather this weekend will hardly resemble that of London in early December with temperatures in the low to mid-70’s likely for Saturday along with sunny skies. Certainly, the weather over the coming week will be nothing like the extremes on this day (a 26° low on November 29, 1911 and an…

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Sunny to partly cloudy skies and milder temperatures are in store for most of this weekend, with temperatures climbing into the upper-60’s and low 70’s tomorrow and Sunday. This will be a welcome relief from the 37° low in Galveston on Wednesday morning (the coldest temperature on the Island…

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The coldest weather of the season dropped temperatures into the 40’s across the County today and pelted parts of the mainland and island with light sleet mixed with rain. Fortunately, temperatures are too warm (relatively speaking) for any accumulations or icing to occur, though winds gustin…

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The University of Texas Medical Branch will hold a job fair Thursday for people who lost their jobs with the closure of the Bay Area Regional Medical Center in May.

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In late 2016, two children yelled “build the wall” at a Mexican-American driving an old pickup truck loaded with tree debris. After a few minutes, he realized why they did that.

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Tomorrow is Halloween and we expect that a number of “trick or treaters” will be out and about. There is some concern that a threat of severe thunderstorms and heavy rain could put a damper on celebrations, although there is some hope that decent weather will hold at least through the evenin…

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The University of Texas Medical Branch on Thursday has officially taken over operations at the former Bay Area Regional Medical Center in Webster, officials said.

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A new change under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid could soon alter whether Medicare will continue to cover a life-saving procedure called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).

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A complex pattern with yet another surface low and trough forming off the Texas coast and an influx of moisture from the southwest, attributable in part to Major Hurricane Willa, should result in more rain and clouds from early Tuesday into Thursday. Rainfall amounts of 1-3 inches will be po…

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Although cloudy skies, brisk north and northeast winds, cool temperatures and some mist and fog continue over our area, rainfall with this latest cold front has proven to be somewhat less than original forecasts suggested. Luckily, Galveston County has remained sandwiched between heavy rains…

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Weather this weekend will be fairly good overall with sunny to partly cloudy skies and only a low chance of rain on Sunday. There will be a slight fly in the ointment as brisk southerly winds will bring increasing humidity levels back to our area along with warmer temperature. Still, the out…

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Over the past couple of weeks, I have been keeping up with the political chatter on social media and via network news sources, and to my surprise, it has been the total disregard for your opinion if you disagree with them.