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Organizations prepare to feed hundreds for Thanksgiving

Galveston County charity organizations one year ago were bracing for larger-than-normal crowds at community Thanksgiving meals because many…

No pilot rate hikes apparent as last deal nears end

A year after intense controversy erupted between harbor pilots and shippers who must pay them to guide vessels in and out local ports, the …

City terminates agreement with ballfield contractor


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Warm water, strong tides should lead to great fishing week

Sunday, there was not the number of anglers on the water as you would expect during the flounder run. Perhaps word was getting around about…

Lady Luck must be a Texans fan

Obviously, the Texans will take wins any way they can get them, but one should keep in mind how they’re winning these games — especially if Houston is fortunate enough to make the postseason, where Lady Luck will only get you so far.

High Fives: Friendswood team earns medals at state Special Olympics

Eight Friendswood High School students competed at the Special Olympics Swim Team State Competition in College Station on Oct. 19 and 20. T…


City takes ironic path to efficiencies

Whatever other merits it might contain, the provision in a proposed interlocal agreement limiting the Park Board of Trustees’ capital spend…

Growing pains aren't exclusively for kids

Our daughter ended up in the hospital last week. Eight hundred miles and another time zone only added to the anxiety. Parenting from a dist…

Common sense prevailed in state's textbook discussion

Not all the debates over education on the state level involve funding or standardized testing. One that ended this week was over what subje…

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Showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the upper 40s.


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Showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the upper 40s.

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Wind:N at 17 mph
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UV Index:1 Low
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