John Wayne Ferguson

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The Texas Education Agency released its grades for Texas school districts and individual schools on Thursday.

The temperature in Galveston didn't drop below 85 degrees between Aug. 8 and Aug. 12. The five days were the five warmest days recorded on the…

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Can you tell me what street you live on? Call me at 409-683-5226 or email john.ferguson@galvnews.com

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John Wayne Ferguson commented on Galveston County still growing, but not as quickly

Thanks for pointing that out. More context has been added. The 2018 population was 337,890.

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Hi Ray, by the time I woke up this morning, Hughes Road was clear. I confirmed that with two sources. DISD said some students might be late, but school was on schedule. Thanks for the other information.

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HI Mike, as it says in the story, the city "prefers" that cars don't merge into the bike lane. Rather, drivers should approach the intersection, make sure the bike path is clear and make the 90-degree turn directly across the bike path. There's no signage that says that, and it's n…

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John Wayne Ferguson commented on County wants federal funds for higher-income homes

Hi Susan, the CDBG definition of moderate and low income is different from the criteria HUD uses in other programs. For the block grant program, 80 percent is defined as moderate. In other HUD program, 80 percent is defined as low.

The median family income for the area is also now $74,…

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John Wayne Ferguson commented on Police: Slain student was in violent relationship

Hi Ron, the case is being tried in Bexar County, not Galveston County, which is where the crime is alleged to have happened. The victim was a League City native.

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John Wayne Ferguson commented on Galveston County projects make Restore Act list

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, …

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

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

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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.