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Capt. Mike Williams has kept detailed log books on Galveston's weather for more than 50 years. He mentioned that the coldest recorded temperature for the island was Jan. 18, 1930 when the mercury dropped to 8 degrees. So far during Williams' lifetime, the coldest recorded temperature was 14 degrees on Dec. 23, 1989.

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The Chevron Houston Marathon wrapped up Sunday with thousands of happy runners and two new American records. Half-marathoner Sara Hall finished the 13.1-mile distance in 67 minutes and 15 seconds to log the fastest time for an American at that distance.

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Here we go again — another passing cold front, this time with a chance of wintry mix west and north of Houston. Coastal areas should see temperatures above the freezing mark. Mix this with strong north/northeast winds, and it's going to be cold.

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The La Marque Cougars may not have been at their best on their home floor Tuesday night, but they showed the perseverance needed to overcome an early deficit and go on to win comfortably with a 69-51 victory over Bay City.

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Capt. Mike Williams chimed in this morning with a mention of a location that is often overlooked — the humps of Fleenor Flats. About halfway down the south jetty, as you round the eastern end of Galveston Island heading to the end of the south jetty, you will cross over Fleenor Flats.