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On April 11, 1842, an itinerant printer and adventurer named Samuel Bangs pulled a single sheet of paper off a hand-cranked press he’d installed in rented space in downtown Galveston, launching The Daily News. The articles, photographs and illustrations collected here chronicle and commemora…

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As thousands of Galveston County students return to school, The Daily News is republishing its award-winning series “Bullied to the Brink,” which explores the link between bullying and suicide among young people.

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This is an occasional series on issues facing the evolving workforce in Galveston County.

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More than half of American teenagers are reporting their level of stress is rivaling adults. Every Sunday in April, The Daily News will examine a different aspect of current issues facing teens and their parents.

special report
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At about 1:20 p.m. on March 23, 2005 an overflow of highly flammable material shot from a sub-unit at BP’s Texas City refinery’s isomerization unit and was ignited by a truck’s idling diesel engine. That set off a cascade of explosions that leveled nearby office trailers killing 15 people an…

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This five-part series explores the issue of police department staffing in Galveston, which contains important civic questions about whether the city is doing right by its residents, its police employees, its other employees and its own future when it comes to public safety spending.