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The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

February 1, 2015

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Marathon workers in Texas City on strike after failed oil talks

TEXAS CITY — More than 1,100 Galveston County oil refinery workers are walking off the job after talks between oil refiners and the United Steelworkers failed to resolve differences in a new labor deal.

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Sunday 02/01/2015
Galveston comes to crossroads on trolley decision
Posted: February 01, 2015

From a certain point of view, the decision to bring the Galveston trolley system back to the island in the 1980s was ahead of its time.

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County officials seek hotel tax revenue
Posted: February 01, 2015

County officials are pushing state lawmakers for authority to tax hotel occupants, a move that could make Galveston’s tourism tax rate the highest on the Gulf Coast.

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Mainland Mardi Gras
Posted: February 01, 2015

Texas City held its inaugural Mainland Mardi Gras parade Saturday.

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Saturday 01/31/2015
Body found in water near Texas City Dike
Posted: January 31, 2015

TEXAS CITY – Police recovered a body that was found in the water south of the Texas City Dike Saturday afternoon.

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Hitchcock PD swearing in recognizes officers
Posted: January 31, 2015

Sgt. Chris Hines looked down and smiled as his wife pinned his badge to the uniform he has worn so proudly for the last 25 years.

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Strike looms as Marathon GBR contract talks lag
Posted: January 31, 2015

The clock is ticking to what could be the city’s first major work stoppage in more than 30 years. Local union officials claim a Marathon Petroleum Corp. proposal to “gut” most of its local contract has made talks “contentious” as a 12:01 a.m. Sunday deadline looms.

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Coyote carcass subject of GPD investigation
Posted: January 31, 2015

Police are investigating an abandoned cooler that some residents believed was filled with the skinned carcass of a dog.

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26 malnourished horses seized from Galveston woman
Posted: January 31, 2015

More than two dozen horses and a couple of mules were treated cruelly by the owner of an island riding business will be permanently removed from her possession, a Galveston judge ruled Friday.

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