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The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

September 20, 2014

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Identical twins purchase identical neighboring homes in Galveston

GALVESTON — Dana and Jana Smidt aren’t the type of twins who purposely dress alike, or insist on doing everything the same way. But sometimes, that uncanny psychic bond between identical twins is powerful.

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Friday 09/19/2014
Galveston's Lt. Michael Gray faces another investigation
Posted: September 19, 2014

GALVESTON — An island police lieutenant is under internal investigation for his use of social media to rally public supporters against the department chief’s petition to demote the 13-year veteran of the force.

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Sisterhood, much more celebrated at League City women’s conference
Posted: September 19, 2014

LEAGUE CITY — More than 225 women learned more about health, finances, collaboration and cooking, and even heard a little about “The Facts of Life,” from actress and author Lisa Whelchel on Friday. They were a part of the League City Chamber of Commerce’s It’s Your Time Women’s Conference.

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COM board to consider tax rate cut
Posted: September 19, 2014

TEXAS CITY — College of the Mainland trustees will consider lowering the tax rate by as much as 4.25 percent during their regular meeting Monday.

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Firm may explore multibillion dollar LNG plant for Pelican Island
Posted: September 19, 2014

GALVESTON — The Port of Galveston’s governing board on Monday will consider entering a lease-option agreement with a company wanting to study the feasibility of building a multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas export plant on Pelican Island. 

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Thursday 09/18/2014
Galveston council approves $108 million budget
Posted: September 18, 2014

GALVESTON — The city council on Thursday approved a $108.68 million operating budget for fiscal year 2014-15.

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Fishing devices improve survival for released snapper
Posted: September 18, 2014

Anyone who has seen a trail of hundreds of bloated, dying red snapper floating behind a party boat once its regulatory limit is reached will appreciate the success and simplicity of new devices that ensure a higher survival rate for discarded fish.

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Police looking for stolen boat and trailer
Posted: September 18, 2014

TEXAS CITY — Police are asking for public assistance to help locate a skiff and trailer reported stolen from a boat storage facility on East FM 517 in Texas City.

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Diaz named Galveston County’s parks director
Posted: September 18, 2014

After six months as interim director, Julie Diaz this week was given the post as the county’s Parks and Senior Services director.

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