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July 23, 2014


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Jail population rising

After two years of trending down, the average population at the Galveston County Jail has been steadily increasing since 2012, according to statistics from the county.

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Groups challenge League City's immigrant resolution
Posted: July 23, 2014

LEAGUE CITY — A pair of social justice and civil rights groups are challenging League City’s resolution barring the housing of undocumented immigrants within its city limits.

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Chinese firms secure leases for Shoal Point
Posted: July 23, 2014

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.

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Tuesday 07/22/2014
Park Board to consider hiring Schwartz as lobbyist
Posted: July 22, 2014

GALVESTON — The Park Board of Trustees will consider hiring a big-name lobbyist to advocate for coastal issues during the next legislative session.

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City Council candidates begin declaring for Nov. 4 election
Posted: July 22, 2014

LEAGUE CITY — There is a potential for some new faces on the City Council later this year.

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Man charged with possession of child pornography
Posted: July 22, 2014

FRIENDSWOOD — A month-long investigation led to the arrest of a man charged with the possession of child pornography, Friendswood police said in a news release.

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Museum turns to Web to raise funds for upkeep of World War II vessels
Posted: July 22, 2014

GALVESTON — The museum dedicated to preserving pieces of naval warfare history is turning to the crowd to help continue its mission.

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Derrick resigns as Hitchcock superintendent
Posted: July 22, 2014

HITCHCOCK — The Hitchcock school district board of trustees accepted the resignation of Superintendent Barbara Derrick on Monday and named Carla Vickroy, the assistant superintendent, as acting superintendent.

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Texas to deploy up to 1,000 troops to Mexican border
Posted: July 22, 2014

The state will send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border during the next month, state leaders announced Monday.

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