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The Galveston County Daily News : News

September 18, 2014

News

Tuesday 09/16/2014
Man hit by car on 61st Street
Posted: September 16, 2014

GALVESTON — A man was taken to the hospital late Monday evening after being struck by a car on 61st Street.

Posted in Local news, Police, Galveston, Free on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:20 pm. Comments (0)

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Boeing, SpaceX win bids to taxi astronauts to space station
Updated: September 16, 2014 - 11:29 pm

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — Boeing and SpaceX will share the responsibilities to take astronauts to the International Space Station, NASA officials announced Tuesday.

Posted in Free, Local news, Space on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 3:05 pm. Updated: 11:29 pm. Comments (2)

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Broncos in a mismatch: BAC romps in rematch of state semifinal
Posted: September 16, 2014

BRYAN – The Bay Area Christian Broncos exorcised the demons of their 2013 state semifinal loss to Brazos Christian, routing the Eagles, 48-7, at Allen Academy on Monday.

Posted in Free, Local sports, League city on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:30 am. Comments (0)

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Monday 09/15/2014
Some history on the First Amendment
Posted: September 15, 2014

Dr. Susie Mitchell of the UTMB Pharmacy Department spoke, not about pharmaceuticals, but about the First Amendment, to members of the Texas City Civic Club recently.

Posted in Free, Columns on Monday, September 15, 2014 12:45 am. Comments (4)

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Saturday 09/13/2014
Runners hit the causeway to put newspapers in schools
Posted: September 13, 2014

GALVESTON — The rain mostly stayed away Saturday as a record number of runners, many of them dressed as book characters, crossed the Galveston Causeway for The Daily News’ third annual Press Run.

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston on Saturday, September 13, 2014 11:30 pm. Comments (0)

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Adaptive water sports held in Galveston
Posted: September 13, 2014

The 24th annual Adaptive Water Sports Festival at Moody Gardens  on Saturday gave individuals with special needs a chance to sail, kayak and ski. 

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston on Saturday, September 13, 2014 11:18 pm. Comments (0)

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Boat catches fire near Tiki Island
Posted: September 13, 2014

TIKI ISLAND — A small speedboat caught fire in Jones Lake near Tiki Island on Saturday, sending a large plume of smoke into the sky.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, Tiki island on Saturday, September 13, 2014 11:02 pm. Comments (0)

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Gators get revenge on rival Stings
Posted: September 13, 2014

DICKINSON – The Gators big senior class vented two years of frustration with a 57-6 win over rivals Texas City at Sam Vitanza Stadium on Friday.

Posted in Free, Local sports, Dickinson, Texas city on Saturday, September 13, 2014 1:00 am. Comments (2)

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Katy Seven Lakes swamps Clear Falls
Posted: September 13, 2014

LEAGUE CITY – The tough nondistrict schedule continued for the Clear Falls Knights on Friday, as they lost to the Katy Seven Lakes Spartans of District 19-6A at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Posted in Free, Local sports, League city on Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:50 am. Comments (0)

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Cougars better MacArthur, injuries for victory
Posted: September 13, 2014

LA MARQUE – Battling injuries with an already-this roster La Marque was able to fend off a bigger and deeper MacArthur team, 30-19, on Friday at Etheredge Stadium behind dual-threat quarterback Jalen Williams.

Posted in Free, Local sports, La marque on Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:40 am. Comments (0)

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Clear Springs digs early hole in loss at La Porte
Posted: September 13, 2014

Bulldogs amass 425 rushing yards, 20-0 first-half lead to down Chargers

Posted in Free, Local sports, League city on Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:30 am. Comments (0)

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Deer Park dominates clock in win over Creek
Posted: September 13, 2014

Deer win time of possession 36 minutes to 12 over Chargers

Posted in Free, Local sports, League city on Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:20 am. Comments (0)

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Football roundup for Friday, Sept. 13, 2014
Posted: September 13, 2014

A roundup of Friday night games between St. Thomas and Santa Fe, O'Connell and Northside Home School, Hitchcock and Northland Christian and High Island and Orange Community Christian.

Posted in Free, Local sports, Galveston, High island, Hitchcock, Santa fe on Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:15 am. Comments (3)

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Volleyball roundup for Sept. 13, 2014
Posted: September 13, 2014

Volleyball action Tuesday night from Clear Creek, Clear Falls, Clear Springs, Dickinson, Santa Fe, Texas City and Ball High.

Posted in Free, Local sports, Galveston, Santa fe, Dickinson, League city, Texas city on Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:10 am. Comments (0)

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Friday 09/12/2014
More than 100 animals seized at Santa Fe home
Updated: September 13, 2014 - 12:17 am

SANTA FE — More than 100 animals, including macaws, tortoises and about 73 Irish wolfhounds, were seized Friday on six acres in Santa Fe.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, Santa fe on Friday, September 12, 2014 2:38 pm. Updated: 12:17 am. Comments (6)

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Dog, owner reunited after chance encounter
Posted: September 12, 2014

LEAGUE CITY — Sue Anthony has lived five minutes from the Anderson family for years, but, until two weeks ago, they had never met.

Posted in Free, Local news, League city on Friday, September 12, 2014 1:00 am. Comments (3)

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WRONG WOOD: Kingwood too much against Friendswood
Posted: September 12, 2014

HUMBLE – The Friendswood Mustangs stumbled out of the gate, and, with injuries piling up, they could not quite climb back into the game in a 31-19 road loss Thursday against the Kingwood Mustangs.

Posted in Free, Local sports, Friendswood on Friday, September 12, 2014 12:30 am. Comments (0)

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Galveston County 9/11 vigil
Posted: September 12, 2014

The Cry Out America! prayer brought together worshipers from churches across the area to pray in observance of the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Posted in Free, Local news on Friday, September 12, 2014 12:02 am. Comments (0)

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Thursday 09/11/2014
La Marque programmer involved in video game dispute apparent target of ‘swatting’ call
Updated: September 11, 2014 - 11:19 pm

LA MARQUE — Police surrounded a house Thursday in response to a what turned out to be a hoax call apparently targeting a software programmer embroiled in a copyright dispute involving the popular video game “Minecraft.”

Posted in Free, Local news, La marque, Police on Thursday, September 11, 2014 2:04 pm. Updated: 11:19 pm. Comments (2)

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Man seriously injured in Texas City cylinder explosion
Posted: September 11, 2014

TEXAS CITY — A man is in critical condition after an oxygen cylinder he was moving exploded Thursday morning.

Posted in Free, Texas city, Bacliff, Dickinson on Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:01 pm. Comments (1)

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A biblical story is re-enacted at our borders
Posted: September 11, 2014

The Rev. Elizabeth Grasham writes that we should be helping undocumented immigrants who cross our border seeking help and a better life.

Posted in Free, Guest columns on Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:40 am. Comments (7)

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A day to remember the innocent of 9/11
Posted: September 11, 2014

Today, Americans will remember the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. We’ll remember the people who died and the people who acted heroically in the face of tragedy.

Posted in Free, Editorials on Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:00 am. Comments (0)

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Wednesday 09/10/2014
Galveston Housing Authority breaks ground on mixed-income housing projects
Posted: September 10, 2014

GALVESTON — On Wednesday, the Galveston Housing Authority and developer McCormack Baron Salazar ceremonially broke ground on two mixed-income housing developments that will be constructed in Galveston.

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:32 pm. Comments (26)

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For many in Galveston County 9/11 memories never fade
Posted: September 10, 2014

D.J. Alvarez was on his way into work at the Galveston Police Department when he heard the news about a plane slamming into one of the World Trade Center towers.

Posted in Free, Local news on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:13 pm. Comments (2)

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Man in cowboy hat steals 15 purses, evades police pursuit
Posted: September 10, 2014

GALVESTON — A man wearing a cowboy hat stole more than 15 purses Wednesday from an island department store and evaded police in a car pursuit that ended in Dickinson, authorities said.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, Galveston on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:11 pm. Comments (6)

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How to be a friend of Galveston Bay
Posted: September 10, 2014

Mary Jean Hayden was one of the most dedicated volunteers I’ve ever known. She started Camp Wild, a free weeklong day camp for kids, at Galveston Island State Park and for many years directed the educational programs there.

Posted in Free, Leisure, Galveston on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 1:30 am. Comments (0)

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The Daily News Press Run helps schools teach reading
Posted: September 10, 2014

Recently a young girl, no more than 8 or 9, clutched a copy of The Daily News close to her chest. She was standing in line with a group of other classmates. All held a newspaper in their hands. 

Posted in Free, Editorials on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:45 am. Comments (0)

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Tuesday 09/09/2014
Police: Armed Galveston street gang had members young as 11
Posted: September 09, 2014

GALVESTON — Island police officials said they have dismantled a violent juvenile gang, which had members as young as 11, a taste for armed robbery and close ties to the notorious West Coast crime syndicate the Crips. 

Posted in Free, Police, Local news, Galveston on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 11:40 pm. Comments (32)

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Former nuclear reactor barge to be dismantled in Galveston
Posted: September 09, 2014

GALVESTON — Galveston will receive a radioactive package this December when the Sturgis, a former Liberty ship turned into a nuclear reactor barge, is towed 1,700 nautical miles from Virginia to Malin Shipyard at Pier 41. 

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 11:30 pm. Comments (0)

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Woman, 68, charged in cyclist’s death
Posted: September 09, 2014

GALVESTON — A woman has been charged in connection with a collision that killed a man riding his bicycle on the island’s west end earlier this year.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, Galveston on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 12:13 am. Comments (74)

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Texas Coast feeling the bite of mosquito hatch
Posted: September 09, 2014

From city officials in Santa Fe to Bayou Vista, Friendswood to League City and all places in between, the message is pretty much the same. When it comes to mosquito complaints, call the county, not us.

Posted in Free, Local news, Bacliff, Bayou vista, Bolivar, Clear lake shores, Dickinson, Friendswood, Galveston, High island, Hitchcock, Jamaica beach, Kemah, La marque, League city, Santa fe, Texas city, Tiki island on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 12:15 am. Comments (0)

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Monday 09/08/2014
Remembering the 1900 Storm
Posted: September 08, 2014

Six years after Hurricane Ike, there’s a palpable sense of fatigue.

Posted in Free, Editorials, 1900 storm, Galveston on Monday, September 8, 2014 12:30 am. Comments (6)

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O’Brien, Texans win, end 14-game losing skid
Posted: September 08, 2014

Defense, running game lead the way for Texans

Posted in Free, Local sports, Columns on Monday, September 8, 2014 12:15 am. Comments (0)

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Sunday 09/07/2014
$8M project to ease traffic in League City
Posted: September 07, 2014

LEAGUE CITY — League City’s traffic feels more like Houston’s each day, especially at what is known as the 5 Corners intersection.

Posted in Free, Local news, League city on Sunday, September 7, 2014 7:31 pm. Comments (5)

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Criss, Faircloth to participate in forum at Galveston College
Posted: September 07, 2014

When state Rep. Craig Eiland, D-Galveston, decided not to seek re-election for the District 23 office, it left the spot wide open for the November election.

Posted in Free, Local news, Politics on Sunday, September 7, 2014 7:29 pm. Comments (0)

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Smoking the competition
Posted: September 07, 2014

Barbeque contest heats up in Texas City as teams competed in the Old Smokey Cook Off on Saturday to raise funds for El Mina Shrine Children’s Hospital Corps.

Posted in Free, Local news, Texas city on Sunday, September 7, 2014 12:23 am. Comments (0)

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Broncos buck Grace Prep at Rice
Posted: September 07, 2014

QB Tyler Neubauer passes for 3 TDs, runs for 2 scores

Posted in Free, Local sports, League city on Sunday, September 7, 2014 12:20 am. Comments (0)

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Put aside partisan differences for results
Posted: September 07, 2014

The best compliment that I received as judge came from an inmate. He was asked what kind of judge I was.

Posted in Free, Guest columns on Sunday, September 7, 2014 12:00 am. Comments (3)

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Two politicians, two different solutions
Posted: September 07, 2014

I’ve been friends with a couple down the street for years. But until the other night, our conversations stayed away from politics because he votes Republican and she often splits her ticket.

Posted in Free, Guest columns on Sunday, September 7, 2014 12:00 am. Comments (2)

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Saturday 09/06/2014
Noel Hinners, former NASA scientist, dies at 78
Posted: September 06, 2014

LITTLETON, Colo. — Noel Hinners, a former chief scientist for NASA who helped plan the scientific exploration of the moon for the Apollo program and later oversaw projects such as the Mars Surveyor Program, has died.

Posted in Free, Space on Saturday, September 6, 2014 11:48 pm. Comments (0)

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Stings bend, don’t break to beat Coogs
Posted: September 06, 2014

TEXAS CITY – One. Two. Three strikes by the Stingarees left the La Marque Cougars out of momentum in Friday’s “Battle by the Bay.”

Posted in Free, Local sports, La marque, Texas city on Saturday, September 6, 2014 1:00 am. Comments (5)

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Nuevo Leon hands Tors second loss
Posted: September 06, 2014

GALVESTON – The Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon High School Tigres of Monterrey, Mexico, handed the Ball High Tors their second loss in a row with a 10-7 win at Kermit Courville Stadium on Friday.

Posted in Free, Local sports, Galveston on Saturday, September 6, 2014 12:45 am. Comments (0)

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Friendswood rallies for last-second win
Posted: September 06, 2014

Touchdown pass from Tyler Page to Tyrick Ramirez in the final seconds secures 38-35 win for Mustangs

Posted in Free, Local sports, Friendswood on Saturday, September 6, 2014 12:40 am. Comments (0)

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Team from Mexico tackles Ball High on Friday
Posted: September 06, 2014

GALVESTON — When the players from Mexico woke up Friday morning, the Galveston beach was only a few yards from their hotel rooms. It took the squad almost 13 hours to get this close to crashing waves, but there’d be no time to hit the sand.

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston on Saturday, September 6, 2014 12:34 am. Comments (3)

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Clear Creek speeds to victory against Alief Taylor
Posted: September 06, 2014

Wildcat quarterback Chase Hildreth leads breakneck offense with 261 passing yards and 3 touchdowns

Posted in Free, Local sports, League city on Saturday, September 6, 2014 12:30 am. Comments (0)

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Alcala runs for 277 yards in Santa Fe victory
Posted: September 06, 2014

Mark Kanipes gets his first win as the Indians’ head coach

Posted in Free, Local sports, Santa fe on Saturday, September 6, 2014 12:20 am. Comments (7)

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High school football roundup for Sept. 6, 2014
Posted: September 06, 2014

A roundup of Friday night football games including Clear Creek vs. Pasadena Dobie and Hitchcock vs. Danbury.

Posted in Free, Local sports, Hitchcock, League city on Saturday, September 6, 2014 12:15 am. Comments (2)

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Volleyball roundup for Sept. 6, 2014
Posted: September 06, 2014

A look at Friday night's high school volleyball action from Clear Creek, Clear Springs, Dickinson, Friendswood, Ball High, Santa Fe and Texas City.

Posted in Free, Local sports, Dickinson, Friendswood, Galveston, League city, Santa fe, Texas city on Saturday, September 6, 2014 12:05 am. Comments (0)

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Friday 09/05/2014
Funnel clouds spotted in Texas City, Dickinson; brief tornado warning issued
Updated: September 05, 2014 - 1:15 pm

TEXAS CITY — Galveston County was under a brief tornado watch after funnel clouds were spotted near Texas City, La Marque and Dickinson on Friday.

Posted in Free, Local news on Friday, September 5, 2014 12:11 pm. Updated: 1:15 pm. Comments (0)

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Knights have Hart: Falls kicker ties game with 19 seconds left, wins it in OT
Posted: September 05, 2014

SUGAR LAND – A missed extra point attempt in overtime helped give the Clear Falls Knights a heart-stopping 42-41 victory over the Kempner Cougars at Mercer Stadium on Thursday.

Posted in Free, Local sports, League city on Friday, September 5, 2014 1:00 am. Comments (0)

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