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The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

August 23, 2014

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Houston police tip Texas City to dead man in abandoned house

TEXAS CITY — Police are at a house on the city's east side after a body was found inside, the police chief said. The tip about the dead man came from Houston police, Chief Robert Burby said.

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Saturday 08/23/2014
Five injured in late-night Broadway crash in Galveston
Posted: August 23, 2014

GALVESTON – Five people were taken to the hospital late Friday evening following an motor vehicle accident.

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Friday 08/22/2014
Burnet welcomes back students
Posted: August 22, 2014

GALVESTON — Five years, 11 months and 10 days ago, the Burnet Elementary School closed its doors, along with the rest of the schools in the Galveston Independent School District, as Hurricane Ike bore down on the island.

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Santa Fe police begin move into new digs
Posted: August 22, 2014

SANTA FE — Police have begun moving into the city’s new justice center.

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Ghost bike serves as a memorial to fallen cyclist
Posted: August 22, 2014

GALVESTON — A stripped, white bicycle installed on the island last week will serve as a memorial to a beloved member of the cycling community and as a warning to motorists and cyclists sharing the road.

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Island actor appears in ‘Sin City 2’
Posted: August 22, 2014

GALVESTON — Character actor Tommy Townsend didn’t pop the cork on a bottle of Champagne or dona tuxedo, but the debut of “Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For,” which is playing in Galveston and in general release across the country, was still special because he’s in the movie.

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More than 200 medical students to take part in white coat ceremony Sunday
Posted: August 22, 2014

GALVESTON — On Sunday, 230 new medical school students at the University of Texas Medical Branch will take part in a symbolic ceremony marking a significant step toward becoming a physician during the annual White Coat Ceremony at 2 p.m. in Expo C at the Moody Gardens Convention Center, 1 Hope Blvd.

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Man arrested after reported theft
Posted: August 22, 2014

KEMAH — A brief police pursuit in Kemah on Friday ended with the arrest of a man accused of going to great lengths to prepare a surf and turf meal.

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Traffic stop leads to arrest
Posted: August 22, 2014

DICKINSON — A traffic stop Thursday afternoon on Interstate 45 resulted in the discovery of more than 5 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of more than $539,000, sheriff’s deputies said.

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