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The Galveston County Daily News : Spill

September 21, 2014

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Volunteers to hit the beaches today to search for more tar balls

GALVESTON —Cleanup efforts continued on the island Sunday as crews sought out any traces of oil that have washed ashore from a large oil spill in Galveston Bay from more than a week ago.

Monday 03/31/2014
Volunteers to hit the beaches today to search for more tar balls
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm

GALVESTON —Cleanup efforts continued on the island Sunday as crews sought out any traces of oil that have washed ashore from a large oil spill in Galveston Bay from more than a week ago.

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston, Spill on Monday, March 31, 2014 12:15 am. Updated: 3:14 pm. | Tags: Galveston Bay Oil Spill Comments (1)

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Sunday 03/30/2014
Back to the beach after the spill
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm

GALVESTON — Island beaches had a welcome addition on Saturday — visitors.

Posted in Local news, Galveston, Spill on Sunday, March 30, 2014 1:00 am. Updated: 3:14 pm. | Tags: Galveston Bay Oil Spill Comments (0)

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Bay spill may merit broad federal damage assessment, restoration plan
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm

GALVESTON — Sometime after the March 22 oil spill is declared contained, a team representing several federal and state agencies will decide whether the event warrants a full Natural Resource Damage Assessment.

Posted in Local news, Spill on Sunday, March 30, 2014 12:30 am. Updated: 3:14 pm. | Tags: Galveston Bay Oil Spill Comments (0)

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Spill could have lasting effects on bay’s food chain
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm

GALVESTON — While the lasting images of the Galveston Bay oil spill may be of oiled birds and beaches, some experts worry that the last damage will be in places that are more unseen.

Posted in Local news, Spill on Sunday, March 30, 2014 12:20 am. Updated: 3:14 pm. | Tags: Galveston Bay Oil Spill Comments (0)

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Oil Pollution Act is a powerful tool
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm

Since the spill occurred, our office has gotten multiple calls. Most who call want to know if they have a claim, and if so, how to engage in the process.

Posted in Guest columns, Spill on Sunday, March 30, 2014 12:00 am. Updated: 3:14 pm. | Tags: Galveston Bay Oil Spill Comments (5)

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Saturday 03/29/2014
Volunteers scour the beaches, searching for oil
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm

GALVESTON — Small red flags dotted the beach in front of the seawall in Galveston on Friday as volunteers marked oil patches and tar balls.  

Posted in Local news, Galveston, Spill on Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:30 am. Updated: 3:14 pm. | Tags: Galveston Bay Oil Spill Comments (9)

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Activity returns to reopened Texas City dike
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm

TEXAS CITY — With heavy fog obscuring the end of the Texas City Dike, it seemed like just another day as fisherman cast into the bay and boaters loaded in and out of the water. 

Posted in Local news, Texas city, Spill on Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:25 am. Updated: 3:14 pm. Comments (0)

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Cleanup efforts shift to East End
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm

GALVESTON — Oil spill cleanup crews began shifting much of their attention to sensitive areas on the east end of Galveston. 

Posted in Local news, Galveston, Spill on Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:20 am. Updated: 3:14 pm. | Tags: Galveston Bay Oil Spill Comments (3)

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Two dead turtles found
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm

GALVESTON — Oil spill responders found two dead turtles Friday. 

Posted in Local news, Galveston, Spill on Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:15 am. Updated: 3:14 pm. | Tags: Galveston Bay Oil Spill Comments (2)

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A tragedy, and a chance to make a point
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm

The oil spill in Galveston Bay was a tragedy, but Galveston Mayor Lewis Rosen recognized it was also an opportunity to sell an important idea.

Posted in Editorials, Spill on Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:00 am. Updated: 3:14 pm. Comments (4)

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When the going gets tough, some go a little further
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm

When a ship and barge collided March 22, spilling oil into the bay, Galveston County residents knew ferry service would be suspended, isolating the Bolivar Peninsula.

Posted in Editorials, Spill on Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:00 am. Updated: 3:14 pm. Comments (0)

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Friday 03/28/2014
Crews continue cleanup efforts
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm

Galveston Bay oil spill responders were able to stay out on the water and on the beaches Thursday as weather conditions were not as severe as the U.S. Coast Guard had feared.

Posted in Galveston, Local news, Spill on Friday, March 28, 2014 1:00 am. Updated: 3:14 pm. | Tags: Galveston Bay Oil Spill Comments (0)

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Ship had equipment problems, investigators say
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm

TEXAS CITY — The bulk cargo ship that collided with a barge loaded with heavy fuel oil Saturday had problems with its navigational equipment, U.S. Coast Guard inspectors found. 

Posted in Local news, Police, Texas city, Spill on Friday, March 28, 2014 12:45 am. Updated: 3:14 pm. | Tags: Galveston Bay Oil Spill Comments (4)

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Texas City Dike partially reopens
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm

TEXAS CITY — City officials on Thursday reopened a portion of the Texas City Dike that’s been closed since Saturday because of the heavy fuel oil spill in Galveston Bay.

Posted in Local news, Texas city, Spill on Friday, March 28, 2014 12:35 am. Updated: 3:14 pm. | Tags: Galveston Bay Oil Spill Comments (0)

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Bay reopens to marine traffic
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm

TEXAS CITY — Galveston Bay is open to all marine traffic, according to a statement from the leaders of efforts to clean up an oil spill that shutdown one of the nation’s biggest ports for several days.

Posted in Briefs, Local news, Texas city, Spill on Friday, March 28, 2014 12:30 am. Updated: 3:14 pm. | Tags: Galveston Bay Oil Spill Comments (0)

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Thursday 03/27/2014
As weather shifts, resources move south
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm

GALVESTON — Oil response teams were mustering Wednesday in Port O’Connor in preparation for oil that could come ashore by midnight.

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston, Spill on Thursday, March 27, 2014 1:00 am. Updated: 3:14 pm. | Tags: Galveston Bay Oil Spill Comments (0)

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Oil spill creates demand for workers
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm

TEXAS CITY — It’s not much of a silver lining, but some people are finding paying jobs responding to the oil spill in Galveston Bay. 

Posted in Free, Local news, Texas city, Spill on Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:45 am. Updated: 3:14 pm. | Tags: Galveston Bay Oil Spill Comments (1)

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Poll: Health of coast key to Texas economy
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm

HOUSTON — While oil spill cleanup efforts continued in Galveston Bay, a poll released Tuesday shows a majority of Texans tie protection of the coast to a healthy economy statewide.

Posted in Free, Local news, Spill on Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:42 am. Updated: 3:14 pm. | Tags: Galveston Bay Oil Spill Comments (1)

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Dike could reopen soon
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm

TEXAS CITY — Closed since a barge carrying heavy fuel oil and a cargo ship collided, the Texas City Dike may soon reopen. At least partially.

Posted in Free, Local news, Texas city, Spill on Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:40 am. Updated: 3:14 pm. | Tags: Galveston Bay Oil Spill Comments (0)

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Volunteers set to mobilize for oil spill cleanup
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm

GALVESTON — Volunteers will be walking a 26-mile stretch of Galveston beach looking for tar balls, oil on the sand and oiled wildlife for the next four days. 

Posted in Free, Local news, Bolivar, Galveston, Texas city, Spill on Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:35 am. Updated: 3:14 pm. | Tags: Galveston Bay Oil Spill Comments (1)

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Officials caution against predicting the worst for Galveston Bay after spill
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm

HOUSTON — Experts who gathered in Houston for the State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit this week warned against a rush to judgment and pessimism after the Galveston Bay oil spill.

Posted in Free, Local news, Spill on Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:30 am. Updated: 3:14 pm. | Tags: Galveston Bay Oil Spill Comments (0)

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Oil spill reaches Matagorda Bay beaches
Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm

Oil from the Galveston Bay spill found its way to the beaches of Matagorda Bay on Thursday.

Posted in Briefs, Local news, Spill on Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:25 am. Updated: 3:14 pm. | Tags: Galveston Bay Oil Spill Comments (0)

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