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November 27, 2014

News

Thursday 11/27/2014
Friendswood man found safe
Posted: November 27, 2014

FRIENDSWOOD — A man who went missing the night before Thanksgiving was found not long after a Silver Alert was issued.

Posted in Free, Friendswood, Police on Thursday, November 27, 2014 1:08 am. Comments (0)

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Wednesday 11/26/2014
54,000 copies of The Daily News' delivered in time for Thanksgiving
Posted: November 26, 2014

The Thanksgiving edition of The Daily News is a holiday shopper's delight. It is full of bargains just in time for the Black Thursday and Black Friday sales.

Posted in Free, Tj aulds on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 10:54 pm. Comments (0)

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$347,210 in equipment to boost COM mechanical program
Posted: November 26, 2014

Five mills, three lathes, rigging equipment and more add up to $347,210 in new equipment for College of the Mainland students training to become mechanical maintenance technicians. The equipment mirrors what COM Mechanical Maintenance Program graduates will find in industry.

Posted in Free, Education on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 9:10 pm. Comments (0)

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After stroke, man gains GED from College of the Mainland and finds new career
Posted: November 26, 2014

For years, Martin Rubio hurtled between demands of his country kitchen and steakhouse. Then his hectic course suddenly halted. A stroke stilled his left arm and weakened his left leg.

Posted in Free, Education on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 9:05 pm. Comments (0)

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College of the Mainland recertified as Achieving the Dream Leader College
Posted: November 26, 2014

Almost half of all students seeking higher education choose a community college, but less than half of those finish. College of the Mainland has been recertified as an Achieving the Dream Leader College, part of a national initiative to change those statistics.

Posted in Free, Education on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 9:00 pm. Comments (0)

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Bringing some smiles ahead of Thanksgiving
Posted: November 26, 2014

In the photo above, Myasia Johnson, center, has a Thanksgiving lunch with turkey, dressing and all the trimmings Tuesday with her sister, Paris Duke, left, and grandmother Juanita Parker in her hospital room at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. 

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston, Hitchcock, Texas city on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 1:23 am. Comments (4)

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Sterling runs away with it in Ball High season opener in front of packed Tors crowd
Posted: November 26, 2014

The Ball High Tors fell flat after a strong start in their season opener, and Class 4A No. 9-ranked Houston Sterling ran away with the game 85-65 on Tuesday.

Posted in Free, Local sports on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 1:00 am. Comments (0)

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Friendswood falls to rival Dawson
Posted: November 26, 2014

Still stinging from their playoff football loss, the Friendswood Mustangs were handed a loss on the basketball court against rival Dawson — whose large crowd of fans let Friendswood hear about it on both wins.

Posted in Free, Local sports on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:45 am. Comments (0)

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Tuesday 11/25/2014
UTMB part of group awarded $20 million research grant
Posted: November 25, 2014

GALVESTON — The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is part of a collaboration led by the Oak Crest Institute of Science that received a $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Posted in Free, Local news, Health, Galveston on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 11:05 pm. Comments (0)

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EKGs’ accuracy analyzed in first College of the Mainland honors project
Posted: November 25, 2014

TEXAS CITY — For cardiology technician Josie Howell, reading the wavy lines of heart monitors inspired an honors project.

Posted in Free, Education, Texas city on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:05 pm. Comments (0)

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Have Comcast, Bank of America scored one for consumers?
Posted: November 25, 2014

National companies bombard reporters daily with pitches about new products or how they’re making life easier for consumers. I delete a lot of them.

Posted in Free, Laura elders on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 5:20 pm. Comments (1)

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Thanksgiving week weather should be near ideal; Dickens weekend not so much
Posted: November 25, 2014

Cool, dry air and a developing high pressure ridge to our west, should ensure fairly good weather for this week and the Thanksgiving Holidays.

Posted in Free, Weather watch on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:14 am. Comments (0)

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51-year-old Galveston man missing
Posted: November 25, 2014

A 51-year-old Galveston man has been missing since Nov. 10, police officials said. 

Posted in Free, Police on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:00 am. Comments (0)

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Monday 11/24/2014
Your best holiday photos can win you $100
Posted: November 24, 2014

We'd like you to share your holiday photos in The Daily News' first holiday photo contest.

Posted in Free, Tj aulds on Monday, November 24, 2014 12:22 am. Comments (0)

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Sunday 11/23/2014
Local groups prepare to serve holiday meals across the county
Posted: November 23, 2014

Several groups will serve Thanksgiving meals to people across Galveston County this week.

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston, Hitchcock, Texas city on Sunday, November 23, 2014 11:19 pm. Comments (0)

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Santa Fe band member to perform on NBC's 'Today Show'
Posted: November 23, 2014

SANTA FE — A Santa Fe high school student will perform with a small ensemble representing the Macy’s Great American Marching Band on the "Today Show" at 7 a.m. today.

Posted in Free, Santa fe, Local news on Sunday, November 23, 2014 11:00 pm. Comments (1)

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League City man accused of choking his wife
Posted: November 23, 2014

LEAGUE CITY — A League City man is accused of choking his wife during a dispute at their house about 9:20 p.m. Friday.  

Posted in Free, League city, Police on Sunday, November 23, 2014 10:24 pm. Comments (4)

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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 (7)

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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 (17)

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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 (16)

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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 (2)

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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 (64)

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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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