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Do you know a hero?

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Do you know an everyday hero? Someone who does little things without expecting anything in return?

Wright was a friend of open government

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We wish Ken Wright the best fortune in retirement.

Students to President Obama: Please join us for Juneteenth

Students to President Obama: Please join us for Juneteenth

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On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers landed in Galveston with the news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were free.

Counties should be given more power to police illegal gambling

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Texas lawmakers should grant Galveston County’s request for expanded power to police illegal gambling operations. The legislature should go at…

Details ought to be discussed before new rules on cats set

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It’s good that Councilman Craig Brown has opened a debate about doing something to reduce the number of cats at large in Galveston.

League City workshop a positive experience

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More than 100 residents, community groups and elected officials in League City came together Saturday to help lay out the groundwork of what t…

Communication between police, students a win-win

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It’s hard to see any downside in a plan pitched by newly hired La Marque Police Chief Vicki King to get at-risk students talking to police officers.

Sturgis vote good for island

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In voting to approve a specific-use permit allowing a barge outfitted with an old nuclear reactor to be gutted at the Port of Galveston, the c…

Habitat for Horses seeking volunteers

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Do you know horses? Just love horses? Have some time to pitch in? Then Habitat for Horses wants you.

Texas Press Association descends on Galveston

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Galveston County will be crawling with journalists and newspapers executives from across the state this week as the Texas Press Association ar…

New ship’s arrival big news for county

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On Feb. 14, Carnival Cruise Lines will welcome its third island ship, making history in Texas waters.

Lessons learned from the story of the missing dog

Lessons learned from the story of the missing dog

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There are a lot of lessons in the story of Blue, the dog that somehow went missing from Galveston in May and turned up this month 2,200 miles …

Quanell X should not be doing a detective’s job

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The point of activist Quanell X’s recent advice to the Texas City Police Department seems to be that if you make Quanell X an adjunct part of …

League City ought to discuss council districts

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People concerned about managing League City’s rapid climb toward a population of more than 100,000 have a lot to think about — transportation,…

Congratulations to chamber

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Congratulations to the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce, which Friday held its 169th annual meeting and celebrated with a gala event in …

Support needed to keep Mummers coming back

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If you enjoy performances by the Quaker City String Band — known here as the Mummers — each year at Mardi Gras, you may want to get your check…

Help find a home for an unwanted dog

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If you’re still feeling charitable after having donated toward bringing the Mummers to Mardi Gras, consider helping Dog Dynasty find a home fo…

Island short-term rental ordinance a good first step

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Galveston city council was right in approving an ordinance that attempts to regulate short-term rental properties, defined as residential hous…

What’s in a name? Ask League City

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We are pleased to see the name League City returning to its rightful place somewhere in the title of its respective local chamber of commerce.

Evans deserves NFL Rookie of the Year

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Congratulations to Galveston Ball High graduate and now Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans on being named a finalist for NFL Rookie…

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