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December 21, 2014

News

Saturday 12/20/2014
League City police cancel Amber Alert after infant found safe
Posted: December 20, 2014

LEAGUE CITY — An Amber Alert was issued Saturday morning for an 18-month-old girl who was last seen about a week ago.

Posted in Free, Police, League city on Saturday, December 20, 2014 8:36 am. Comments (0)

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Alcohol at the museum — but only at special events
Posted: December 20, 2014

While the Butler Longhorn Museum has a license to sell beer and wine, it is not operating as a bar, as some critics have claimed.

Posted in Free, Local news on Saturday, December 20, 2014 12:55 am. Comments (6)

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Texas City plumber hoping truck story goes away
Posted: December 20, 2014

The story of a Texas City plumber’s truck that ended up in Syria has grabbed headlines, raced across social media and made the final episode of “The Colbert Report.”

Posted in Free, Local news on Saturday, December 20, 2014 12:50 am. Comments (2)

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Friday 12/19/2014
Blue Santas out in force
Posted: December 19, 2014

Through donations from businesses and individuals the Blue Santa program provides three wrapped gifts for each child in need.

Posted in Free, Local news on Friday, December 19, 2014 12:15 am. Comments (0)

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Thursday 12/18/2014
Toys for Tots says other groups might be picking up toys
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 12:17 pm

The Toys for Tots organization is concerned that other organizations that don’t meet their nonprofit standards might be trying to pick up toys in its name, officials said.

Posted in Free, Local news on Thursday, December 18, 2014 11:58 pm. Updated: 12:17 pm. Comments (7)

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Wednesday 12/17/2014
Truck driver critical after collision with Santa Fe school bus
Posted: December 17, 2014

SANTA FE — A 58-year-old Santa Fe man was in critical condition Wednesday after his SUV struck a school bus from the rear as it was picking up kids on the way to school, authorities said. 

Posted in Free, Local news, Santa fe on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 11:15 pm. Comments (0)

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As desalinization plant is built in Brazoria County, Galveston County considers its options
Posted: December 17, 2014

The drought in Texas has left water providers and their customers — cities, industries and farmers — looking for new sources. 

Posted in Free, Local news on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:10 am. Comments (5)

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Texas City plumber's truck ends up in Syrian war
Posted: December 17, 2014

TEXAS CITY — A local plumber is being flooded with phone calls — and some threats — after a picture of one of his old company vehicles being used by Islamist militants in Syria was posted on Twitter.

Posted in Free, Local news, Texas city on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:06 am. Comments (40)

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Tuesday 12/16/2014
Gross winner in bitter League City council runoff
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 9:15 pm

LEAGUE CITY — Attorney Keith Gross ended what had been a bitter city council race with a dominate victory in the City Council Position 6 runoff with Jason Long. 

Posted in Free, Local news, League city on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 6:17 pm. Updated: 9:15 pm. Comments (3)

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Sunday 12/14/2014
Police investigate possible hit and run
Posted: December 14, 2014

DICKINSON — A bicyclist was found unconscious with minor facial injuries in what police believe was an accident with a vehicle Saturday night on FM 517 in Dickinson.

Posted in Free, Local news, Dickinson on Sunday, December 14, 2014 11:15 pm. Comments (0)

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Holidays kick into high gear across Galveston County
Posted: December 14, 2014

With events in Galveston, Friendswood, Kemah and League City on Saturday — along with Santa Fe and Dickinson’s parades last week — the holiday season is in full swing.

Posted in Free, Local news, Friendswood, Galveston, Kemah, League city on Sunday, December 14, 2014 12:50 am. Comments (0)

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Boys basketball roundup for December 14, 2014
Posted: December 14, 2014

Boys basketball games featuring Premier Learning Academy and Ball High.

Posted in Free, Local sports on Sunday, December 14, 2014 12:30 am. Comments (0)

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Saturday 12/13/2014
Santa Fe Christmas Parade
Posted: December 13, 2014

The Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce and Santa's Kingdom presented the Santa Fe Christmas Parade on Friday.

Posted in Free, Local news on Saturday, December 13, 2014 12:45 am. Comments (0)

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Friday 12/12/2014
Boys basketball roundup for Dec. 12, 2014
Posted: December 12, 2014

Boys basketball roundup featuring Ball High and Clear Falls

Posted in Free, Local sports, Galveston, League city on Friday, December 12, 2014 12:30 am. Comments (0)

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Thursday 12/11/2014
Rollover snarls traffic on Gulf Freeway near Texas City
Updated: December 11, 2014 - 10:56 am

TEXAS CITY — Two lanes of interstate 45 southbound in Texas City were closed after a rollover accident Thursday morning. 

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, Texas city on Thursday, December 11, 2014 10:11 am. Updated: 10:56 am. Comments (2)

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Sunday 12/07/2014
Gators season ends after furious rally falls short
Posted: December 07, 2014

With their undefeated season on the brink of ending, the Gators seemed to come through with clutch plays in every pivotal moment during a fourth quarter rally, but time simply ran out as Dickinson fell 31-28 in the Class 6A-I, Region III final Saturday at TDECU Stadium.

Posted in Free, Local sports on Sunday, December 7, 2014 12:10 am. Comments (2)

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Broncos burned by big plays in TAPPS Division III state final
Posted: December 07, 2014

Trinity Christian Cedar Hill unleashed big plays on both sides of the ball in Saturday’s TAPPS Division III title game, claiming a decisive 54-18 victory over Bay Area Christian at Tigers Stadium.

Posted in Free, Local sports on Sunday, December 7, 2014 12:05 am. Comments (0)

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Saturday 12/06/2014
Shipwrecked couple ID’d as alleged con artists on the run
Posted: December 06, 2014

The story of a family that disappeared after being rescued from a sinking sailboat near San Leon in Galveston Bay gets stranger at every turn. The county sheriff said the parents are accused con artists wanted by the FBI.

Posted in Free, Local news, Bacliff, Police on Saturday, December 6, 2014 1:56 pm. Comments (5)

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Texas City woman strangled; police seek public’s help
Posted: December 06, 2014

TEXAS CITY — A 33-year-old woman killed on Thanksgiving died from strangulation, authorities said Friday. 

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, Texas city on Saturday, December 6, 2014 12:35 am. Comments (1)

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Friday 12/05/2014
Lady Tors hold off Knights in nailbiter
Posted: December 05, 2014

The first day of the 57th Annual Peggy Whitley Classic was capped by the best game of the day, as the Ball High Lady Tors fended off a late charge from the Clear Falls Knights in a 53-50 win Thursday at Carlisle Field House.

Posted in Free, High school on Friday, December 5, 2014 12:15 am. Comments (0)

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Tuesday 12/02/2014
Police: Texas City woman found dead Thanksgiving was murdered
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 7:25 pm

TEXAS CITY — What was at first thought to be a Thanksgiving night EMS call is now a murder investigation, Texas City police said Tuesday.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, Texas city on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 6:06 pm. Updated: 7:25 pm. Comments (3)

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Martha Walls, newspaper owner, dies at 87
Posted: December 02, 2014

HOUSTON — Newspaper owner Martha Ann Williams Walls, 87, died of natural causes at her home in Houston early Tuesday morning.

Posted in Free, Local news on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 10:09 am. Comments (0)

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Monday 12/01/2014
Tree of Lights to support Hospice
Posted: December 01, 2014

The  Tree of Lights, with about 1000 lights, is a fundraiser for the Hospice Care Team, a nonprofit organization that provides hope, help and comfort to people with life-limiting illnesses.

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston on Monday, December 1, 2014 10:27 pm. Comments (0)

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League City teens could face felony charges after new houses trashed
Posted: December 01, 2014

LEAGUE CITY — Two teenagers could face state jail felony charges after a video was posted on a social media website showing juveniles vandalizing houses, police said.

Posted in Free, Local news, League city, Police on Monday, December 1, 2014 9:30 pm. Comments (2)

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Support Senior Share
Posted: December 01, 2014

The Senior Share Program started when Kevin Yackly, owner of Grand Prize Barbecue in Texas City, noticed that some senior citizens were hanging around the restaurant during the holidays. They had no family in the area and were blue. He invited them home.

 

Posted in Free, Editorials, Texas city on Monday, December 1, 2014 12:00 am. Comments (0)

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Sunday 11/30/2014
Pit bull owner set to drop lawsuit against owners of beagle killed by her dogs
Posted: November 30, 2014

TEXAS CITY — The owner of pit bulls that killed a neighbor's beagle has agreed to drop her $1 million lawsuit against the dead dog's owners, The Daily News confirmed.

Posted in Free, Local news, Texas city on Sunday, November 30, 2014 11:13 pm. Comments (33)

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Santa wears Blue for many this Christmas
Posted: November 30, 2014

At holiday parades across the county this month, Santa Claus will be in his traditional red suit. For many children in the county, though, Santa comes wearing blue — in some cases, tan and green — and arrives in a squad car.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, Dickinson, Galveston, League city, Texas city on Sunday, November 30, 2014 10:25 pm. Comments (0)

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Dickinson comes back twice, hangs on for 21-19 win over Cy-Fair to advance to regional final
Posted: November 30, 2014

In their toughest test yet, the Dickinson Gators turned the tides of momentum twice and relied on their defense the rest of the way in a 21-19 win over Cy-Fair in the Class 6A-I, Region III semifinals Saturday at Rice Stadium.

Posted in Free, Local sports on Sunday, November 30, 2014 1:00 am. Comments (8)

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Bay Area Christian avenges loss, advances to TAPPS state final
Posted: November 30, 2014

The Bay Area Christian Broncos blew away The Woodlands Christian in the third quarter to avenge their only loss of the season and advance to the TAPPS state final with a 39-14 win Saturday at Falcon Stadium.

Posted in Free, Local sports on Sunday, November 30, 2014 12:45 am. Comments (0)

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Festival of Lights returns in Dickinson
Posted: November 30, 2014

Dickinson's Festival of Lights opened to the public for the first night on Saturday. Check out scenes from the event.

Posted in Free, Local news, Dickinson on Sunday, November 30, 2014 12:00 am. Comments (0)

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Saturday 11/29/2014
West Orange-Stark dominates the trenches, tops La Marque 34-0
Posted: November 29, 2014

Accustomed to wearing down their opponents, the La Marque Cougars were the ones who were on the wrong end of a battle of attrition Friday at Stallworth Stadium.

Posted in Free, Local sports on Saturday, November 29, 2014 12:30 am. Comments (15)

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Man shot in Dickinson sues, claiming officer used excessive force
Posted: November 29, 2014

A man shot by a Deputy U.S. Marshal in a Dickinson home in March 2012 has filed suit claiming he was unarmed and his back was turned when he was shot. 

Posted in Free, Local news, Dickinson on Saturday, November 29, 2014 12:30 am. Comments (4)

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Friday 11/28/2014
Owner of ‘dangerous’ pit bulls takes her case to Facebook
Posted: November 28, 2014

The owner of pit bulls that killed a neighbor’s aged beagle late last month has taken her case to Facebook, prompting a firm rebuttal from an attorney representing the slain dog’s owners. 

Posted in Free, Local news, Texas city on Friday, November 28, 2014 1:00 am. Comments (36)

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Local businesses encourage “shopping small” this Saturday
Posted: November 28, 2014

Stocking stuffers, toys, knickknacks and Santa hats. There’s a lot to buy this holiday season and local businesses hope shoppers Saturday will buy it all “small.” 

Posted in Free, Local news, Business on Friday, November 28, 2014 12:45 am. Comments (0)

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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 (1)

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More than a third of Galveston County residents live in a food desert
Posted: November 26, 2014

For about 35 percent of county residents, there’s nothing quick or easy about getting to a grocery store, according to 2010 statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Posted in Free, Local news, Bolivar, Galveston, La marque, League city, Texas city on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 9:55 pm. Comments (19)

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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, Texas city, Education 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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