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The Galveston County Daily News : News

November 23, 2014

News

Sunday 11/23/2014
Friendswood’s rally in final seconds falls short, 28-26
Posted: November 23, 2014

For the second straight week, the Friendswood Mustangs attempted a late game comeback, trailing 28-13 in the fourth. 

Posted in Free, Local sports on Sunday, November 23, 2014 12:45 am. Comments (0)

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Saturday 11/22/2014
Falls dominates Amarillo; title game today
Posted: November 22, 2014

GARLAND — The Clear Falls Knights got their most shocking win yet in what has already been a Cinderella run to the state volleyball tournament, as they swept the No. 1 Amarillo Sandies 25-23, 25-19, 25-19 on Friday at the Curtis Culwell Center.

Posted in Free, League city, Local sports on Saturday, November 22, 2014 2:00 am. Comments (0)

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Dickinson pulls away late in 35-21 win over Pearland
Posted: November 22, 2014

Cameron Martin completed 13-of-18 passes for 237 yards, ran the ball 15 times for 47 yards and piled up a total of four touchdowns to help lead the Dickinson Gators to a 35-21 win over the Pearland Oilers at Clyde Abshier Stadium on Friday night.

Posted in Free, Local sports on Saturday, November 22, 2014 1:45 am. Comments (0)

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Clear Springs loses two QBs, game to North Shore
Posted: November 22, 2014

GALENA PARK — The Clear Springs Chargers just didn’t have enough juice to beat North Shore.

Posted in Free, Local sports, League city on Saturday, November 22, 2014 1:15 am. Comments (0)

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La Marque defense leads Coogs to 19-7 win
Posted: November 22, 2014

ALVIN — The Cougars smothered Sweeny’s up-tempo offense, holding them to just 180 yards in a 19-7 win over the Bulldogs in a Class 4A, Region III area round game.

Posted in Free, Local sports, La marque on Saturday, November 22, 2014 1:00 am. Comments (4)

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Boys basketball roundup for November 21, 2014
Posted: November 22, 2014

Friday night games featuring Dickinson vs. Santa Fe, Premier Learning Academy vs. Hitchcock and a summary of second-round action at the McDonald's Invitational Tournament.

Posted in Free, Local sports on Saturday, November 22, 2014 12:15 am. Comments (0)

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Hoax prompted Amber Alert, police say
Posted: November 22, 2014

GALVESTON — An Amber Alert that had police searching all morning for a 6-month-old boy was prompted by a hoax, police said.

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston on Saturday, November 22, 2014 12:15 am. Comments (16)

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Friday 11/21/2014
League City: No more deals on ammo; officers to pay taxes owed
Posted: November 21, 2014

Police officers no longer are able to piggyback on the department’s purchase of ammunition after the city found that as many as 83 officers did so and didn’t pay the appropriate taxes, the city announced Thursday. In many cases, the officers purchased the ammunition for personal and not work-related reasons, the city said. 

Posted in Free, Local news, League city on Friday, November 21, 2014 1:45 am. Comments (14)

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‘Lost’ burglary suspects lead League City police on 120 mph chase; crash in Houston
Posted: November 21, 2014

Three suspected burglars led police on a high-speed chase Thursday afternoon that ended with a crash under a Houston overpass, police said.

Posted in Free, Local news, League city on Friday, November 21, 2014 1:00 am. Comments (6)

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Boys high school basketball for November 21, 20114
Posted: November 21, 2014

The Clear Falls Knights rebounded from a loss at the McDonald’s Texas Invitational tournament on Thursday, topping Richardson Pearce 65-57.

Posted in Free, Local sports on Friday, November 21, 2014 12:15 am. Comments (0)

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Thursday 11/20/2014
Jury finds father in 'Boy in the Box' case not guilty
Posted: November 20, 2014

GALVESTON — The man accused of keeping his son in a 6-foot-by-8-foot plywood room as a means of punishment has been found not guilty by a Galveston County jury

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston on Thursday, November 20, 2014 11:30 pm. Comments (4)

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Man convicted in murder of Galveston baker sentenced to 80 years
Posted: November 20, 2014

GALVESTON — A jury Thursday ordered an 80-year sentence for the man convicted of first degree murder in the death of Galveston baker Juan Navarro.

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston on Thursday, November 20, 2014 3:25 pm. Comments (2)

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Daily News continues holiday tradition in support of Hospice Care Team
Posted: November 20, 2014

Volunteers with Hospice Care Team were on the roof of The Daily News’ Galveston office to work on the 40 strands of lights used to create the Tree of Lights on top of The Daily News.

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston, Texas city on Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:20 am. Comments (0)

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Texas First Bank CEO joins board of Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Posted: November 20, 2014

TEXAS CITY — Texas First Bank President and CEO Christopher C. Doyle was elected to serve a three-year term as a Group 1 Class A director on the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. 

Posted in Free, Business, Texas city on Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:00 am. Comments (1)

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Wednesday 11/19/2014
Murder conviction reached in the death of Galveston baker
Posted: November 19, 2014

GALVESTON — It took the jury only an hour and 10 minutes to reach the verdict Tuesday convicting a man accused of killing a Galveston baker in a carjacking last year. 

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 11:49 pm. Comments (0)

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Boy in the Box trial goes to jury
Posted: November 19, 2014

GALVESTON — A jury has begun deliberations in the trial of David Wieseckel, the man accused of locking his young son inside a small room as a form of punishment.

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston, Police on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 11:00 pm. Comments (0)

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Former justice of the peace clerk sentenced for theft of county funds
Posted: November 19, 2014

GALVESTON — A former Justice of the Peace clerk who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $20,000 from the county government was sentenced Wednesday to probation and restitution of more than $23,500. 

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, Friendswood on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:57 pm. Comments (4)

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Severe thunderstorms possible on Saturday
Posted: November 19, 2014

An upper-level short wave trough is expected to develop over California and swing eastward into Texas on Friday and Saturday, bringing the threat of severe storms to much of Southeast Texas, including Galveston County.

Posted in Free, Weather watch on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 5:02 pm. Comments (0)

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Tuesday 11/18/2014
Woman defends herself after suing family of dog killed by her pit bulls
Posted: November 18, 2014

TEXAS CITY — A lawsuit filed by Emerald White against Steve and Tiffany Baker last week is an example of a victim being revictimized, said Angel Hagmaier, the Bakers' attorney. White's attorney says that isn't so.

Posted in Free, Local news, Texas city on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:34 am. Comments (62)

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Make plans to shop local
Posted: November 18, 2014

Hey, Texas City and neighbors, did you know that today is Small Business Tuesday?

Posted in Free, Leonard woolsey on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:30 am. Comments (0)

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Memorial service tonight for Galveston teens killed in wreck
Posted: November 18, 2014

A public visitation and memorial service are set today to honor the two Ball High students who died when the truck they were riding in collided with a garbage truck on Friday.

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:01 am. Comments (0)

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Monday 11/17/2014
Local wildlife projects receive millions from BP spill money
Posted: November 17, 2014

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced that eight Texas projects had received a combined $13.2 million from the foundation’s Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund, which is money from the BP Gulf oil spill settlement.

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston, Texas city on Monday, November 17, 2014 11:55 pm. Comments (0)

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Sunday 11/16/2014
Creek offense stalls after explosive start in 34-29 playoff loss
Posted: November 16, 2014

The Clear Creek Wildcats were rolling early, but a resilient Fort Bend Travis Tigers team clawed their way all the way back and then some for a 34-29 win in a bi-district playoff game Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium. 

Posted in Free, Local sports on Sunday, November 16, 2014 12:30 am. Comments (1)

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Saturday 11/15/2014
Coogs send Longhorns packing
Posted: November 15, 2014

Hamshire-Fannett faced a daunting task on Friday night, having to slow down La Marque’s backfield trio of Daequan Jones, LaDarrian Ellis-Jones and Alan Cooper. In the end, the challenge proved to be too great for the Longhorns as they were ran out of the playoffs by the Cougars.

Posted in Free, Local sports on Saturday, November 15, 2014 2:45 am. Comments (1)

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Dickinson builds early lead, finishes with 49-7 victory
Posted: November 15, 2014

Turnovers forced by the defense and some big plays on offense helped the Dickinson Gators build a big lead early, which they did not relent in Friday’s 49-7 bi-district win over Alief Taylor at Crump Stadium.

Posted in Free, High school on Saturday, November 15, 2014 2:30 am. Comments (0)

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Friendswood wins in overtime over Hightower
Posted: November 15, 2014

The Friendswood Mustangs were clutch all night in their battle with the Hightower Hurricanes, coming from behind twice. 

Posted in Free, Local sports on Saturday, November 15, 2014 2:15 am. Comments (0)

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Young Stings end season in 33-7 bi-district loss to Angleton
Posted: November 15, 2014

No coach likes to see his team end the season with a loss. 

Posted in Free, Local sports on Saturday, November 15, 2014 2:00 am. Comments (0)

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Springs outlasts Alief Elsik, 28-21
Posted: November 15, 2014

William McBride’s 45-yard run midway through the fourth quarter and a stingy  defense late in the game were enough to secure a playoff win for Clear Springs on Friday, as the Chargers defeated the Alief Elsik Rams, 28-21, at Ken Hall Stadium.

Posted in Free, Local sports on Saturday, November 15, 2014 1:45 am. Comments (0)

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Falls advances to Region 3 final as Creek’s season ends
Posted: November 15, 2014

HOUSTON — Clear Falls earned its third straight trip to the Region III finals with a 25-15, 25-19, 25-20 win over Seven Lakes on Friday at the Campbell Center.

Posted in Free, Local sports on Saturday, November 15, 2014 1:30 am. Comments (0)

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Bay Area Christian rolls to win
Posted: November 15, 2014

The Bay Area Christian Broncos blew out their opponent, Schertz John Paul II, 62-7, on Friday. 

Posted in Free, Local sports on Saturday, November 15, 2014 1:15 am. Comments (0)

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Hitchcock suffers opening-round defeat
Posted: November 15, 2014

The Hitchcock Bulldogs fell short to Ingram Moore in their neutral playoff game, which concluded with a score of 40-51.

Posted in Free, Local sports on Saturday, November 15, 2014 1:15 am. Comments (1)

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High Island drops one-sided affair
Posted: November 15, 2014

Editor’s note: Statistics were not immediately available for the game.

Posted in Free, Local sports on Saturday, November 15, 2014 1:15 am. Comments (0)

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Friendswood girls basketball team takes two
Posted: November 15, 2014

Friendswood wins twice Friday in the Cedar Park tourney.

Posted in Free, Local sports on Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:58 am. Comments (0)

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Santa Fe volleyball team bows out in region semifinals
Posted: November 15, 2014

HOUSTON — The Santa Fe Lady Indians’ strong run through the Class 5A state playoffs ended at the regional tournament semifinals on Friday, as upstart Bryan Rudder topped Santa Fe in four games, 19-25, 25-17, 23-25, 17-25, at Spring Branch ISD’s Coleman Coliseum.

Posted in Free, Local sports on Saturday, November 15, 2014 1:01 am. Comments (0)

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Woman sues owners of dog killed by her pit bulls
Posted: November 15, 2014

TEXAS CITY — A woman whose four pitbulls attacked and killed a family’s 10-year-old beagle in October is now suing the deceased dog’s owner for up to $1 million in damages.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, Texas city on Saturday, November 15, 2014 1:00 am. Comments (113)

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Ball High stunned by death of two students
Posted: November 15, 2014

GALVESTON — Two teenagers were killed Friday morning when a truck they were riding in collided with a garbage truck.

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston on Saturday, November 15, 2014 12:15 am. Comments (9)

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Thursday 11/13/2014
Space heater blamed in fires that destroy San Leon mobile homes
Posted: November 13, 2014

SAN LEON — A space heater used to fight off the chill from the season’s first cold snap is blamed for a Thursday morning fire that destroyed two mobile homes and a small detached apartment.

Posted in Free, Local news, Bacliff, Police on Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:37 pm. Comments (0)

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Roundup: Angleton 74, Santa Fe 50
Posted: November 13, 2014

WEST COLUMBIA — The Santa Fe Lady Indians were defeated by Angleton 74-50 to have a 1-1 start to the West Columbia Tournament on Thursday.

Posted in Free, Local sports, Sports, Santa fe on Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:15 pm. Comments (0)

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Roundup: Clear Falls 63, Richmond George Ranch 48
Posted: November 13, 2014

BAYTOWN — The Clear Falls Knights notched a 63-48 win over George Ranch at the Baytown Lee Tournament on Thursday.

Posted in Free, Local sports, Sports, League city on Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:15 pm. Comments (0)

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Roundup: Austin Anderson 58, Friendswood 38
Posted: November 13, 2014

CEDAR PARK — The Friendswood Lady Mustangs were overwhelmed in their second game of the Cedar Park Invitational tournament, falling to Anderson 58-38.

Posted in Free, Local sports, Sports, Friendswood on Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:15 pm. Comments (0)

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Roundup: Santa Fe 65, Hitchcock 41
Posted: November 13, 2014

WEST COLUMBIA — The Santa Fe Lady Indians went 1-1 on the first day of the West Columbia Tournament on Thursday. In its win, Santa Fe topped Hitchcock 65-41.

Posted in Free, Local sports, Sports, Santa fe, Hitchcock on Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:15 pm. Comments (0)

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Roundup: Leander Rouse 37, Friendswood 36
Posted: November 13, 2014

CEDAR PARK — The Friendswood Lady Mustangs were edged by Rouse 37-36 in their first game of the Cedar Park Invitational tournament on Thursday.

Posted in Free, Local sports, Sports, Friendswood on Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:15 pm. Comments (0)

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Roundup: Ball High 43, Pasadena Dobie 38
Posted: November 13, 2014

BAYTOWN — The Ball High Lady Tors kicked off the Baytown Lee Tournament with a solid 43-38 win over Dobie on Thursday.

Posted in Free, Local sports, Sports, Galveston on Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:15 pm. Comments (0)

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Texas A&M Galveston students upset over quality of cafeteria food
Posted: November 13, 2014

GALVESTON — Cafeteria food has some Sea Aggies and their stomachs upset and taking to Facebook for relief.

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston on Thursday, November 13, 2014 10:48 pm. Comments (8)

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Galveston County Daily News editor announces retirement
Posted: November 13, 2014

GALVESTON — Editor Heber Taylor will retire from The Daily News just before the new year, the newspaper announced Thursday.

Posted in Free, Local news on Thursday, November 13, 2014 10:33 pm. Comments (13)

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Dickinson police stop car loaded with 44 pounds of synthetic marijuana
Posted: November 13, 2014

DICKINSON — A traffic stop in led police to 44 pounds of synthetic marijuana, police said. 

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, Dickinson, La marque on Thursday, November 13, 2014 10:05 pm. Comments (0)

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Wednesday 11/12/2014
Nov. 11: Girls basketball roundup
Posted: November 12, 2014

Dickinson 36, South Houston 17

Posted in Local sports, Sports, Dickinson, Galveston, La marque, League city, Texas city, Free on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:45 am. Comments (0)

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Varsity Gators learn lessons off of the field at Halloween event
Posted: November 12, 2014

The Dickinson Gators are making their mark on the field in 2014.

Not only did they go 10-0 in the regular season, but they put everyone in Galveston County and the state of Texas on notice that they are a team to be reckoned with in the process.

It’s the lessons off the field; however, that are making a bigger impact to not only the players, but the community as well.

Posted in Free, Local sports, Sports, Dickinson, League city on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:15 am. Comments (0)

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Tuesday 11/11/2014
Former Galveston County judge Dupuy reprimanded
Posted: November 11, 2014

GALVESTON  — A former Galveston County judge has been publicly reprimanded by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

Posted in Free, Local news on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 11:04 pm. Comments (2)

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IRS phone scam targets Galveston County residents
Posted: November 11, 2014

One of the most prevalent phone-scam formulas that has popped up again in recent weeks as Galveston residents have complained about calls from fake IRS agents demanding payment. 

Posted in Free, Local news, Police on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 11:07 pm. Comments (0)

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