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The Galveston County Daily News : News

August 29, 2014

News

Friday 08/29/2014
Former Crystal Beach fire chief charged with felony theft
Updated: August 29, 2014 - 4:16 pm

An indictment alleges fire department’s credit card was used for more than $25,000 at a Louisiana racetrack and casino.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, Bolivar on Friday, August 29, 2014 1:47 pm. Updated: 4:16 pm. Comments (0)

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Thursday 08/28/2014
Student, 5, walks away from Galveston school campus
Posted: August 28, 2014

GALVESTON — An island elementary school is reviewing security procedures after a 5-year-old student left the cafeteria and walked home alone during lunch Thursday.

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston on Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:40 pm. Comments (2)

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League City/Kemah newspaper launches today
Posted: August 28, 2014

Residents of the League City and Kemah communities are the recipients of the newest newspaper in Texas.

Posted in Free, Local news, Kemah, League city, Clear lake shores on Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:42 pm. Comments (0)

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Wednesday 08/27/2014
‘He blinked his eyes, so I slit his throat’
Posted: August 27, 2014

TEXAS CITY — An accused killer tells police he stabbed man more than 15 times with ice pick.

Posted in Free, Local news, Texas city on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:50 pm. Comments (3)

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Deputy investigated over guns found in Galveston County jail facility
Posted: August 27, 2014

Deputies found two pistols on top of an 18-foot-tall painting shed at the Galveston County jail last Tuesday. The guns were not in working condition.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:30 pm. Comments (8)

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Texas City police searching for pharmacy burglary suspects
Posted: August 27, 2014

TEXAS CITY — Police are searching for two men suspected of burglarizing a Texas City pharmacy early Wednesday.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, Texas city on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:16 pm. Comments (3)

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Why The Daily News is fighting La Marque ISD
Posted: August 27, 2014

The Daily News, in a letter to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, contends that the La Marque Independent School District is skirting that state’s open records law.

Posted in Free, Editorials, La marque on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:45 am. Comments (11)

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Tuesday 08/26/2014
First day of school also the first day on job for more than 700 teachers
Posted: August 26, 2014

Monday’s beginning of the school year wasn’t just a new experience for students — more than 700 men and women also marked their first day in the classroom as teachers.

Posted in Free, Local news, Dickinson, Galveston, High island, Hitchcock, La marque, League city, Santa fe, Texas city, Education on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:04 am. Comments (0)

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Sunday 08/24/2014
Surf Dog Competition benefits Galveston Island Humane Society
Posted: August 24, 2014

More than 25 dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds, along with their owners entered the second annual Ohana Surf & Skate’s 2014 Surf Dog Competition on Sunday at the beach near 28th Street in Galveston benefiting the Galveston Island Humane Society.

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston on Sunday, August 24, 2014 11:05 pm. Comments (0)

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Weather Watch: Looking for relief from the heat
Posted: August 24, 2014

Many people that I know have had enough steamy, August weather for a while and would like a break. This time of year, however, relief usually comes from a spell of increased cloudiness and scattered thundershowers, since late August cold fronts are exceedingly rare.

Posted in Free, Weather watch on Sunday, August 24, 2014 4:35 pm. Comments (0)

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A new, easier way to submit good news for Applause
Posted: August 24, 2014

We at The Daily News are always looking for better avenues for you to submit your good news so that the masses can see your achievements in print. And who doesn’t like seeing themselves in the paper — for a good reason, that is?

Posted in Free, Guest columns, Bulletin board, Opinion on Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:15 am. Comments (1)

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Saturday 08/23/2014
Tip from Houston police leads to body, murder charge
Posted: August 23, 2014

TEXAS CITY — A man was charged with murder hours after the Texas City Police Department received a tip about a dead man in an abandoned home.

Posted in Free, Texas city, Local news, Police on Saturday, August 23, 2014 9:43 am. Comments (0)

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Friday 08/22/2014
What's the sound of two wings slapping? Bath time
Posted: August 22, 2014

A pelican taking a bath is a noisy affair. Pier 19 in Galveston is a good place to watch the splashing spectacle of the brown pelicans cleaning their feathers.

Posted in Free, Outdoors on Friday, August 22, 2014 10:32 am. Comments (5)

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Thursday 08/21/2014
In wake of Ferguson, MO protests Galveston County police, community leaders work on trust
Posted: August 21, 2014

The shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager in Ferguson, Mo., this month has led to weeks of clashes between protesters and police in that city, and a national discussion about the relationship between law enforcement officials and the residents they serve.

Posted in Free, Police, Local news, La marque, Texas city on Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:54 pm. Comments (7)

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League City, Kemah to get new newspaper
Posted: August 21, 2014

Residents in League City and Kemah will find something new and exciting in their mailbox on Aug. 29 — the League City/Kemah Connection newspaper.

Posted in Free, Business, Columns on Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:00 am. Comments (8)

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Wednesday 08/20/2014
Clear Springs takes lumps, rallies to beat Bellaire in 4
Posted: August 20, 2014

LEAGUE CITY — She may have gotten hit in the mouth, but Clear Springs’ Kylie Jedlicka wasn’t about to go down for the count.

Posted in Free, Local sports, League city on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:30 am. Comments (0)

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Tuesday 08/19/2014
Friendswood man’s Armadillo Eggs make H-E-B finals
Posted: August 19, 2014

FRIENDSWOOD — Dwayne LeJune’s idea to stuff jalapenos with chicken and other flavors of the Southwest and call them Armadillo Eggs could find its way to the shelves of an H-E-B near you.

Posted in Free, Business, Friendswood on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:28 pm. Comments (0)

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It’s Just a Hill...Get Over It!
Posted: August 19, 2014

The 3rd annual DAILY NEWS PRESS 5K, 10K and kids 1K is just around the corner…are you ready?

Posted in Free, Press run on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00 pm. Comments (0)

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Tuesday 08/12/2014
Friends support family after fatal accident
Posted: August 12, 2014

LEAGUE CITY — Sebastian Yanez said he is “speechless” when it comes to expressing his feelings after his father, mother, little brother and an uncle were killed in a car crash late Sunday night.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, League city, Dickinson on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 11:47 pm. Comments (16)

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Monday 08/11/2014
Teen killed in crash attended, mom worked for Dickinson ISD
Posted: August 11, 2014

LEAGUE CITY — A high-speed chase that started in Dickinson ended in a two-car crash late Sunday evening, killing all six people in the vehicles, including a teenager.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, Dickinson, League city on Monday, August 11, 2014 6:30 pm. Comments (30)

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Night drivers should watch for seawall work
Posted: August 11, 2014

GALVESTON — The city of Galveston will be re-striping Seawall Boulevard between Sixth and 39th streets from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. through the weekend.

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston on Monday, August 11, 2014 2:26 pm. Comments (2)

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Saturday 08/09/2014
Bolivar boil water order lifted
Posted: August 09, 2014

PORT BOLIVAR — The Bolivar Peninsula Special Utility District has lifted an order for residents to boil water.

 

Posted in Free, Local news, Bolivar on Saturday, August 9, 2014 1:08 pm. Comments (0)

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Friday 08/08/2014
UTMB reports bomb threat at hospital
Posted: August 08, 2014

GALVESTON — UTMB police say that they are investigating a bomb threat at that was called into the hospital this morning.

Posted in Free, Police on Friday, August 8, 2014 1:03 pm. Comments (0)

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Bolivar residents warned to boil water
Posted: August 08, 2014

PORT BOLIVAR — The Bolivar Peninsula Special Utility District is advising customers to boil water before consuming it.

Posted in Free, Local news, Bolivar on Friday, August 8, 2014 11:32 am. Comments (2)

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Texas City boy, 8, recovering from gunshot 'out of the woods'
Posted: August 08, 2014

TEXAS CITY — An 8-year-old boy who was shot by a 7-year-old relative on Thursday "is out of the woods," and is expected to live, police said.

Posted in Free, Texas city, Local news, Police on Friday, August 8, 2014 8:57 am. Comments (4)

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Thursday 08/07/2014
8-year-old boy shot in Texas City apartment
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 1:05 am

TEXAS CITY — An 8-year-old boy was shot in the face at a Texas City apartment complex Thursday.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, Texas city on Thursday, August 7, 2014 5:48 pm. Updated: 1:05 am. Comments (2)

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Wednesday 08/06/2014
Police: Burglary suspect fires shots at League City homeowner
Updated: August 06, 2014 - 8:35 pm

LEAGUE CITY — A man who arrived home Tuesday night and found someone in his garage was shot at as he tailed the would-be burglar, police said.

Posted in Free, League city, Local news, Police on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 10:09 am. Updated: 8:35 pm. Comments (5)

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Tuesday 08/05/2014
Flesh eating bacteria is not a new threat
Posted: August 05, 2014

GALVESTON — Over the weekend, reports emerged that an Austin woman was recovering from a fight with Vibrio vulnificus, a form of flesh-eating bacteria.

Posted in Free, Between the lines on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 1:00 pm. Comments (4)

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Bacliff man shot outside house
Updated: August 06, 2014 - 10:55 am

BACLIFF — Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting that happened early Tuesday morning that sent a man to the hospital.

Posted in Free, Bacliff, Local news, Police on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 10:41 am. Updated: 10:55 am. Comments (0)

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League City's Helen Hall Library evacuated; Dickinson man charged
Updated: August 05, 2014 - 10:13 am

LEAGUE CITY — The Helen Hall Library was evacuated late Monday afternoon after someone called in with a “threat,” police said.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, League city on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 12:20 am. Updated: 10:13 am. Comments (0)

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Sunday 08/03/2014
League City chef comes up short on Food Network show
Updated: August 04, 2014 - 11:56 am

LEAGUE CITY -- She did a better job promoting her Lone Star Kitchen concept, but chuck-wagon cook Lenny McNab beat out Sarah Penrod to make the finals of Food Network Star. 

Posted in Free, League city, Local news, Food on Sunday, August 3, 2014 9:45 pm. Updated: 11:56 am. Comments (1)

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Thursday 07/31/2014
Bolivar water safe to consume without boiling, tests show
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 11:23 am

PORT BOLIVAR — Bolivar Peninsula residents can once again consume tap water without having to boil it first, utility district officials said today

Posted in Free, Local news, Bolivar on Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:57 pm. Updated: 11:23 am. Comments (0)

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Wednesday 07/30/2014
Police release name of man found dead near railroad tracks
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 12:17 pm

GALVESTON — Police on Wednesday released the name of a man whose decomposed body was found near railroad tracks on the island this month.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, Galveston on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:03 pm. Updated: 12:17 pm. Comments (0)

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Peninsula residents warned to boil water
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 4:02 pm

PORT BOLIVAR — Some residents of the Bolivar Peninsula are being warned boil their drinking and cooking water because of a major break in a transmission line between Winnie and High Island.

Posted in Free, Local news, Bolivar on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:32 am. Updated: 4:02 pm. Comments (2)

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League City's Penrod makes final 4 on ‘Food Network Star’
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 10:56 am

LEAGUE CITY — After she hammed it up with talk show host Rachael Ray while talking about her take on taco soup, Sarah Penrod was feeling pretty good about her chances of advancing to the next round of “Food Network Star.”

Posted in Free, Food, League city on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:45 am. Updated: 10:56 am. Comments (0)

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Saturday 07/26/2014
Man dies in Seawall Boulevard accident
Updated: July 26, 2014 - 7:25 pm

GALVESTON — A 72-year-old man was killed Saturday in a two-car accident in the 9500 block of Seawall Boulevard.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police on Saturday, July 26, 2014 3:41 pm. Updated: 7:25 pm. Comments (26)

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Thursday 07/24/2014
Police investigating what led to fatal accident near Dickinson
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 11:17 am

TEXAS CITY — Police are investigating an accident that killed a League City man late Thursday night.

Posted in Free, Dickinson, Texas city, Local news, Police on Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:24 pm. Updated: 11:17 am. Comments (24)

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Chinese firms secure leases for Shoal Point
Updated: August 05, 2014 - 10:53 pm

TEXAS CITY — The Chinese firms considering the county for a possible multibillion-dollar methanol plant reached secured leases on the property near the Texas City Dike where the plant would be built.

Posted in Free, Business, Texas city, Local news on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:00 am. Updated: 10:53 pm. Comments (11)

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Wednesday 07/16/2014
Galveston police investigating body found on city's north side
Updated: July 17, 2014 - 9:56 am

GALVESTON — A badly decomposed body found near railroad tracks on the north side of the island Wednesday has police searching for clues about who the person was and what caused the person’s death.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 4:56 pm. Updated: 9:56 am. Comments (0)

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Tuesday 07/08/2014
League City council approves controversial immigration resolution
Updated: July 09, 2014 - 12:20 am

LEAGUE CITY — The City Council overwhelming approved a resolution that would prohibit city departments from cooperating with federal directives or requests to process or house undocumented immigrants.

Posted in Free, League city, Local news on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:30 pm. Updated: 12:20 am. Comments (114)

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Sunday 07/06/2014
Illegal immigrants on council’s agenda
Updated: July 06, 2014 - 7:53 pm

LEAGUE CITY — The City Council is set to consider a resolution that would refuse any federal directives to process or house undocumented immigrants in League City.

Posted in Free, Local news, League city on Sunday, July 6, 2014 7:34 pm. Updated: 7:53 pm. Comments (55)

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Friday 07/04/2014
Overturned BBQ pit causes truck fire on Gulf Freeway
Updated: July 04, 2014 - 5:41 pm

LEAGUE CITY -- Traffic on Interstate 45 in both directions was slowed Friday afternoon because of heavy smoke from a truck that caught fire after a barbecue pit turned over.

Posted in Free, Local news, League city, Police on Friday, July 4, 2014 4:12 pm. Updated: 5:41 pm. Comments (6)

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Saturday 06/28/2014
Lumber industry stumped over meeting demand for timber pilings
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 11:14 am

A severe shortage of timber pilings, crucial for construction on the coast, is complicating life for homebuilders who are lamenting about longer and longer waits for supply, as demand for new houses and vacation properties surges.

Posted in Free, Local news on Saturday, June 28, 2014 8:44 pm. Updated: 11:14 am. Comments (0)

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Friday 06/27/2014
2-year-old found in League City garage dies
Updated: June 27, 2014 - 9:38 pm

LEAGUE CITY — A 2-year-old boy who earlier this week was found unconscious in a garage where he lived with his father died Friday.

Posted in Free, Local news, League city, Police on Friday, June 27, 2014 12:54 pm. Updated: 9:38 pm. Comments (10)

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Thursday 06/26/2014
Mobile home damaged, large trailer flattened by storm
Updated: June 26, 2014 - 9:34 pm

HITCHCOCK — A man and his dog were uninjured after strong winds flattened a storage structure next to his mobile home in Freddiesville on Thursday.

Posted in Free, Local news, Hitchcock on Thursday, June 26, 2014 3:55 pm. Updated: 9:34 pm. Comments (0)

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Galveston County under tornado warning
Updated: June 26, 2014 - 2:57 pm

The National Weather Service has issued Tornado Warning until 2:45 p.m.

Posted in Free on Thursday, June 26, 2014 2:25 pm. Updated: 2:57 pm. Comments (0)

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Wednesday 06/25/2014
Father charged after son, 2, found unconscious in garage
Updated: June 27, 2014 - 1:01 pm

LEAGUE CITY — A 2-year-old boy was in critical condition at a Houston hospital Wednesday, and his father faces child injury charges after the boy was found unconscious in a garage where they lived.

Posted in Free, League city, Local news, Police on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:30 am. Updated: 1:01 pm. Comments (13)

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Saturday 06/21/2014
La Marque council race appears to be tied; Woods, Hughes win in Galveston
Updated: June 21, 2014 - 10:43 pm

GALVESTON — It appears that even after two elections, the race for the La Marque’s District B council seat has not been decided.

Posted in Free, Local news, Elections, La marque, Galveston on Saturday, June 21, 2014 8:46 pm. Updated: 10:43 pm. Comments (26)

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Tuesday 06/17/2014
League City lifts severe water restrictions
Updated: June 17, 2014 - 10:57 am

LEAGUE CITY — What had been expected to be an all-day effort that limited how much water the city gets, wrapped up early Tuesday.

Posted in Free, League city, Local news on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:51 am. Updated: 10:57 am. Comments (0)

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Saturday 06/14/2014
Video: Cleaning the seaweed
Updated: June 14, 2014 - 6:10 pm

GALVESTON — The effect of this year’s seaweed season on the island has been a hot topic this week on the island.

Posted in Free, Newswise on Saturday, June 14, 2014 6:08 pm. Updated: 6:10 pm. Comments (3)

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