John Wayne Ferguson

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A man was arrested and charged with intoxication assault on Thursday evening, after police say he struck a woman with his truck on state Highway 3, sending her to the hospital with critical injuries.

Moody National Bank filed a lawsuit against the Galveston County Republican Party Executive Committee this week, asking a district court judge to decide who is in control of the party's finances.

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John Ferguson

Hey PD, that's something we've reported on before. While some Deepwater tar was found on Galveston beaches, but it definitely didn't cover the area the way it did in Louisiana.

The local argument about damages comes down to economic losses. BP might have challenged some of the claims, …

John Ferguson

Hi Diane, thanks for pointing that out. We'll see if we can get a clearer picture in the future.

John Ferguson

I think you might have misread, George. Middleton raised $59,000, not counting the loan he made to himself. Faircloth raised $10,000.

John Ferguson

Randy, please correct me if I'm mistaken, but the levee system in place now is the same one that existed pre-Ike, correct? My point is that no new prevention measures have been made since 2008.

John Ferguson

Hi Curtiss, the event *not* on a christening, that already happened. It is a commissioning ceremony, marking the ship's entry into service.

I've rewritten the sentence for clarity.

John Ferguson

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Connie, have you or someone you know been ticketed while your street is flooded? I love to write about it. Send me an email at john.ferguson@galvnews.com.

John Ferguson

I've seen those posts on Facebook, but police say no one has been arrested. Don't want to speculate too much, but sometimes in other situations, people have been handcuffed while being questioned and then released later. We're cautious to interpret event based on what neighbors and social media say.

John Ferguson

A county judge is mostly an executive branch position, but in Texas they do have some judicial powers. We've written about that issue before, like here: http://www.galvnews.com/news/article_453f2abe-4944-11e5-b298-fb9474acf113.html

"With origins stretching back to the Republic of …

John Ferguson

The county's beach water testing program is funded with the EPA grants the GLO receives.

John Ferguson

Hi Louis,

I've definitely heard this opinion. I think where we come down is that the news has spread across town — at the churches and among some large social media groups. As the paper of record, I think we have a duty to acknowledge it and confirm what we can. For instance, there was…