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Congratulations are in order for Hitchcock High School and its boys basketball team for winning a first-ever state championship title Friday at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

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It’s absolutely understandable the parents of Santa Fe High School shooting victims were outraged at the news last week that accused killer Dimitrios Pagourtzis will spend probably another year in a North Texas hospital awaiting psychologists to deem him mentally competent to stand trial.

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With the legislative session underway in Austin, voters can expect lawmakers to bring forward a number of regularly debated topics. Property tax reform, school funding and solutions to the crisis on the Texas-Mexico border are high-profile, important issues that resonate well with voters.

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Odds are, if you’re reading this newspaper, you already are a fan of Galveston County. The mix of breathtaking nature, diverse cultures, unique people, powerful industry and downright good-hearted community is second to none. I’d challenge you to find a comparable small stretch of land (only…

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Nothing has been proven, and won’t be probably for weeks, but there’s enough reason already to worry that two relatively young men who died an hour or so apart in Galveston on Christmas Day had encountered cocaine laced with fentanyl.