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Team continues search for missing 16-year-old's body

After finding the body of an 11-year-old drowned on Sunday, search teams continue looking for the 16-year-old washed out to sea at the same time. 

Conservation group trying to get a net on microplastics

The Gulf Coast Turtle Island Restoration Network hopes a new tool will educate the public about microplastics in Galveston sands. 

$130 million left for state's BP clean-up plans

The group in charge of allocating funds from the 2016 BP settlement has committed more than $100 million, and still has more than $130 million left. 

Local Sports

'Cowboy’ plays by his own rules in Astros’ ALCS Game 4 loss

Veteran umpire “Cowboy” Joe West lived up to his monicker in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday, ignoring Major League Baseball’s stated rule on spectator interference and making his own call to majorly impact the game, in which the Boston Red Sox defeated the Houston Astros, 8-6, at Minute Maid Park.

Clear Springs DL finds outlet for physicality, pathway to education

Clear Springs Chargers senior defensive lineman Jason Gold — a three-year varsity player and returning first-team all-district pick — has developed into one of the best and most disruptive defensive forces in the area.

State-winning O'Connell coach remembered

Robert "Bob" Lewis Sr. coached O'Connell High School basketball from 1985-87, leading the Bucs to a dramatic state championship in 1986.


Vote Denise Ruiz for Friendswood school board

The Friendswood Independent School District board of trustees election is important because it impacts our children — and it impacts Friend…

We need to do more to curb beach erosion

Following several deluges of recent months, I couldn’t help but notice as I walked along the seawall how much of our tax dollars that we sp…

Chambers of commerce are small businesses in action

In 1845, the oldest newspaper in Texas, The Galveston News, became the first member of the first chamber of commerce in the state of Texas,…

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