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The Galveston County Daily News : News

August 21, 2014

News

Wednesday 08/20/2014
Clear Springs takes lumps, rallies to beat Bellaire in 4
Posted: August 20, 2014

LEAGUE CITY — She may have gotten hit in the mouth, but Clear Springs’ Kylie Jedlicka wasn’t about to go down for the count.

Posted in Free, Local sports, League city on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:30 am. Comments (0)

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Tuesday 08/19/2014
Friendswood man’s Armadillo Eggs make H-E-B finals
Posted: August 19, 2014

FRIENDSWOOD — Dwayne LeJune’s idea to stuff jalapenos with chicken and other flavors of the Southwest and call them Armadillo Eggs could find its way to the shelves of an H-E-B near you.

Posted in Free, Business, Friendswood on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:28 pm. Comments (0)

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It’s Just a Hill...Get Over It!
Posted: August 19, 2014

The 3rd annual DAILY NEWS PRESS 5K, 10K and kids 1K is just around the corner…are you ready?

Posted in Free, Press run on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:00 pm. Comments (0)

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Tuesday 08/12/2014
Friends support family after fatal accident
Posted: August 12, 2014

LEAGUE CITY — Sebastian Yanez said he is “speechless” when it comes to expressing his feelings after his father, mother, little brother and an uncle were killed in a car crash late Sunday night.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, League city, Dickinson on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 11:47 pm. Comments (16)

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Monday 08/11/2014
Teen killed in crash attended, mom worked for Dickinson ISD
Posted: August 11, 2014

LEAGUE CITY — A high-speed chase that started in Dickinson ended in a two-car crash late Sunday evening, killing all six people in the vehicles, including a teenager.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, Dickinson, League city on Monday, August 11, 2014 6:30 pm. Comments (30)

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Night drivers should watch for seawall work
Posted: August 11, 2014

GALVESTON — The city of Galveston will be re-striping Seawall Boulevard between Sixth and 39th streets from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. through the weekend.

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston on Monday, August 11, 2014 2:26 pm. Comments (2)

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Saturday 08/09/2014
Bolivar boil water order lifted
Posted: August 09, 2014

PORT BOLIVAR — The Bolivar Peninsula Special Utility District has lifted an order for residents to boil water.

 

Posted in Free, Local news, Bolivar on Saturday, August 9, 2014 1:08 pm. Comments (0)

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Friday 08/08/2014
UTMB reports bomb threat at hospital
Posted: August 08, 2014

GALVESTON — UTMB police say that they are investigating a bomb threat at that was called into the hospital this morning.

Posted in Free, Police on Friday, August 8, 2014 1:03 pm. Comments (0)

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Bolivar residents warned to boil water
Posted: August 08, 2014

PORT BOLIVAR — The Bolivar Peninsula Special Utility District is advising customers to boil water before consuming it.

Posted in Free, Local news, Bolivar on Friday, August 8, 2014 11:32 am. Comments (2)

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Texas City boy, 8, recovering from gunshot 'out of the woods'
Posted: August 08, 2014

TEXAS CITY — An 8-year-old boy who was shot by a 7-year-old relative on Thursday "is out of the woods," and is expected to live, police said.

Posted in Free, Texas city, Local news, Police on Friday, August 8, 2014 8:57 am. Comments (4)

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Thursday 08/07/2014
8-year-old boy shot in Texas City apartment
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 1:05 am

TEXAS CITY — An 8-year-old boy was shot in the face at a Texas City apartment complex Thursday.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, Texas city on Thursday, August 7, 2014 5:48 pm. Updated: 1:05 am. Comments (2)

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Wednesday 08/06/2014
Police: Burglary suspect fires shots at League City homeowner
Updated: August 06, 2014 - 8:35 pm

LEAGUE CITY — A man who arrived home Tuesday night and found someone in his garage was shot at as he tailed the would-be burglar, police said.

Posted in Free, League city, Local news, Police on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 10:09 am. Updated: 8:35 pm. Comments (5)

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Tuesday 08/05/2014
Flesh eating bacteria is not a new threat
Posted: August 05, 2014

GALVESTON — Over the weekend, reports emerged that an Austin woman was recovering from a fight with Vibrio vulnificus, a form of flesh-eating bacteria.

Posted in Free, Between the lines on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 1:00 pm. Comments (4)

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Bacliff man shot outside house
Updated: August 06, 2014 - 10:55 am

BACLIFF — Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting that happened early Tuesday morning that sent a man to the hospital.

Posted in Free, Bacliff, Local news, Police on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 10:41 am. Updated: 10:55 am. Comments (0)

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League City's Helen Hall Library evacuated; Dickinson man charged
Updated: August 05, 2014 - 10:13 am

LEAGUE CITY — The Helen Hall Library was evacuated late Monday afternoon after someone called in with a “threat,” police said.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, League city on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 12:20 am. Updated: 10:13 am. Comments (0)

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Sunday 08/03/2014
League City chef comes up short on Food Network show
Updated: August 04, 2014 - 11:56 am

LEAGUE CITY -- She did a better job promoting her Lone Star Kitchen concept, but chuck-wagon cook Lenny McNab beat out Sarah Penrod to make the finals of Food Network Star. 

Posted in Free, League city, Local news, Food on Sunday, August 3, 2014 9:45 pm. Updated: 11:56 am. Comments (1)

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Thursday 07/31/2014
Bolivar water safe to consume without boiling, tests show
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 11:23 am

PORT BOLIVAR — Bolivar Peninsula residents can once again consume tap water without having to boil it first, utility district officials said today

Posted in Free, Local news, Bolivar on Thursday, July 31, 2014 2:57 pm. Updated: 11:23 am. Comments (0)

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Wednesday 07/30/2014
Police release name of man found dead near railroad tracks
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 12:17 pm

GALVESTON — Police on Wednesday released the name of a man whose decomposed body was found near railroad tracks on the island this month.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, Galveston on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:03 pm. Updated: 12:17 pm. Comments (0)

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Peninsula residents warned to boil water
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 4:02 pm

PORT BOLIVAR — Some residents of the Bolivar Peninsula are being warned boil their drinking and cooking water because of a major break in a transmission line between Winnie and High Island.

Posted in Free, Local news, Bolivar on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:32 am. Updated: 4:02 pm. Comments (2)

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League City's Penrod makes final 4 on ‘Food Network Star’
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 10:56 am

LEAGUE CITY — After she hammed it up with talk show host Rachael Ray while talking about her take on taco soup, Sarah Penrod was feeling pretty good about her chances of advancing to the next round of “Food Network Star.”

Posted in Free, Food, League city on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:45 am. Updated: 10:56 am. Comments (0)

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Saturday 07/26/2014
Man dies in Seawall Boulevard accident
Updated: July 26, 2014 - 7:25 pm

GALVESTON — A 72-year-old man was killed Saturday in a two-car accident in the 9500 block of Seawall Boulevard.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police on Saturday, July 26, 2014 3:41 pm. Updated: 7:25 pm. Comments (26)

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Thursday 07/24/2014
Police investigating what led to fatal accident near Dickinson
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 11:17 am

TEXAS CITY — Police are investigating an accident that killed a League City man late Thursday night.

Posted in Free, Dickinson, Texas city, Local news, Police on Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:24 pm. Updated: 11:17 am. Comments (24)

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Chinese firms secure leases for Shoal Point
Updated: August 05, 2014 - 10:53 pm

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.

Posted in Free, Business, Texas city, Local news on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:00 am. Updated: 10:53 pm. Comments (11)

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Wednesday 07/16/2014
Galveston police investigating body found on city's north side
Updated: July 17, 2014 - 9:56 am

GALVESTON — A badly decomposed body found near railroad tracks on the north side of the island Wednesday has police searching for clues about who the person was and what caused the person’s death.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 4:56 pm. Updated: 9:56 am. Comments (0)

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Tuesday 07/08/2014
League City council approves controversial immigration resolution
Updated: July 09, 2014 - 12:20 am

LEAGUE CITY — The City Council overwhelming approved a resolution that would prohibit city departments from cooperating with federal directives or requests to process or house undocumented immigrants.

Posted in Free, League city, Local news on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 11:30 pm. Updated: 12:20 am. Comments (114)

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Sunday 07/06/2014
Illegal immigrants on council’s agenda
Updated: July 06, 2014 - 7:53 pm

LEAGUE CITY — The City Council is set to consider a resolution that would refuse any federal directives to process or house undocumented immigrants in League City.

Posted in Free, Local news, League city on Sunday, July 6, 2014 7:34 pm. Updated: 7:53 pm. Comments (55)

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Friday 07/04/2014
Overturned BBQ pit causes truck fire on Gulf Freeway
Updated: July 04, 2014 - 5:41 pm

LEAGUE CITY -- Traffic on Interstate 45 in both directions was slowed Friday afternoon because of heavy smoke from a truck that caught fire after a barbecue pit turned over.

Posted in Free, Local news, League city, Police on Friday, July 4, 2014 4:12 pm. Updated: 5:41 pm. Comments (6)

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Saturday 06/28/2014
Lumber industry stumped over meeting demand for timber pilings
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 11:14 am

A severe shortage of timber pilings, crucial for construction on the coast, is complicating life for homebuilders who are lamenting about longer and longer waits for supply, as demand for new houses and vacation properties surges.

Posted in Free, Local news on Saturday, June 28, 2014 8:44 pm. Updated: 11:14 am. Comments (0)

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Friday 06/27/2014
2-year-old found in League City garage dies
Updated: June 27, 2014 - 9:38 pm

LEAGUE CITY — A 2-year-old boy who earlier this week was found unconscious in a garage where he lived with his father died Friday.

Posted in Free, Local news, League city, Police on Friday, June 27, 2014 12:54 pm. Updated: 9:38 pm. Comments (7)

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Thursday 06/26/2014
Mobile home damaged, large trailer flattened by storm
Updated: June 26, 2014 - 9:34 pm

HITCHCOCK — A man and his dog were uninjured after strong winds flattened a storage structure next to his mobile home in Freddiesville on Thursday.

Posted in Free, Local news, Hitchcock on Thursday, June 26, 2014 3:55 pm. Updated: 9:34 pm. Comments (0)

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Galveston County under tornado warning
Updated: June 26, 2014 - 2:57 pm

The National Weather Service has issued Tornado Warning until 2:45 p.m.

Posted in Free on Thursday, June 26, 2014 2:25 pm. Updated: 2:57 pm. Comments (0)

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Wednesday 06/25/2014
Father charged after son, 2, found unconscious in garage
Updated: June 27, 2014 - 1:01 pm

LEAGUE CITY — A 2-year-old boy was in critical condition at a Houston hospital Wednesday, and his father faces child injury charges after the boy was found unconscious in a garage where they lived.

Posted in Free, League city, Local news, Police on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:30 am. Updated: 1:01 pm. Comments (13)

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Saturday 06/21/2014
La Marque council race appears to be tied; Woods, Hughes win in Galveston
Updated: June 21, 2014 - 10:43 pm

GALVESTON — It appears that even after two elections, the race for the La Marque’s District B council seat has not been decided.

Posted in Free, Local news, Elections, La marque, Galveston on Saturday, June 21, 2014 8:46 pm. Updated: 10:43 pm. Comments (26)

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Tuesday 06/17/2014
League City lifts severe water restrictions
Updated: June 17, 2014 - 10:57 am

LEAGUE CITY — What had been expected to be an all-day effort that limited how much water the city gets, wrapped up early Tuesday.

Posted in Free, League city, Local news on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:51 am. Updated: 10:57 am. Comments (0)

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Saturday 06/14/2014
Video: Cleaning the seaweed
Updated: June 14, 2014 - 6:10 pm

GALVESTON — The effect of this year’s seaweed season on the island has been a hot topic this week on the island.

Posted in Free, Newswise on Saturday, June 14, 2014 6:08 pm. Updated: 6:10 pm. Comments (3)

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Man drowns off TC dike
Updated: June 14, 2014 - 10:44 pm

TEXAS CITY — A 46-year-old man wade fishing near the Texas City Dike drowned Saturday afternoon when he was swept away by a current, an official said.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, Texas city on Saturday, June 14, 2014 5:38 pm. Updated: 10:44 pm. Comments (0)

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Thursday 06/12/2014
Missing LC woman found
Updated: June 13, 2014 - 1:29 pm

LEAGUE CITY — A Silver Alert was cancelled Thursday when a missing elderly woman was found in Texas City.

 

Posted in Free, Local news on Thursday, June 12, 2014 4:07 pm. Updated: 1:29 pm. Comments (0)

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Wednesday 06/11/2014
The Cupcake Cowgirls lasso island location
Updated: June 12, 2014 - 1:56 pm

The island is soon to be home to one of the most popular cupcake franchises in the Houston area.

Posted in Free, Blogs, Laura elders on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 4:59 pm. Updated: 1:56 pm. Comments (3)

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Tuesday 06/10/2014
Shark bites a rare thing in Galveston
Updated: June 10, 2014 - 3:50 pm

GALVESTON — News that a Houston teenager had been bitten by a shark on a West End beach quickly spread yesterday, as the picture of teeth marks on 14-year-old Mikaela Medina’s back drew clicks from around the Internet.

Posted in Free, Newswise, Galveston on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 12:39 pm. Updated: 3:50 pm. Comments (0)

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New laser technology previously reserved for pro athletes might provide pain relief
Updated: June 10, 2014 - 12:18 pm

Pain affects at least 1 in 3 Americans, and there are about 116 million Americans affected by serious chronic pain annually.

Posted in Free, Health on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 12:05 am. Updated: 12:18 pm. Comments (0)

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Sunday 06/08/2014
Abandoned house fire in La Marque sends smoke skyward
Updated: June 09, 2014 - 10:15 am

LA MARQUE — An abandoned home and about two acres of land caught fire near the Texas City Wye in La Marque lateSunday night, creating heavy smoke and flames visible to motorists on Interstate 45.

Posted in Free, Local news on Sunday, June 8, 2014 11:02 pm. Updated: 10:15 am. Comments (0)

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Thursday 06/05/2014
Spill snarls morning commute in League City
Updated: June 05, 2014 - 1:18 pm

LEAGUE CITY — A hazardous material spill that slowed traffic in the southbound lanes of Interstate 45 in League City for several hours was cleared shortly before 10:30 a.m. Thursday, according to Houston TranStar cameras.

Posted in Free, League city, Local news on Thursday, June 5, 2014 8:18 am. Updated: 1:18 pm. Comments (0)

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Saturday 05/31/2014
League City chef looks to be next ‘Food Network Star’
Updated: June 12, 2014 - 1:56 pm

Sarah Penrod, 30, is among 12 contestants featured in the 10th installment of Food Network’s “Food Network Star.” The show’s season premier is tonight.

Posted in Free, Local news, League city on Saturday, May 31, 2014 11:43 pm. Updated: 1:56 pm. Comments (3)

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Large crowds force Galveston beach park to suspend parking
Updated: May 31, 2014 - 11:08 pm

GALVESTON — On Saturday, parking at East Beach was suspended about midday. Park officials rerouted parking to Stewart Beach, about 2 miles west of the park, and shuttled visitors to the park.

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston on Saturday, May 31, 2014 11:00 pm. Updated: 11:08 pm. Comments (2)

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Food Banks celebrates with Founders Day
Posted: May 31, 2014

The Galveston County Food Bank held its annual Founders Day celebration on Saturday. The event mark's the vision of the Food Bank's founders Pastor Bill Ritter, Rev. Posy Jackson and the Food Bank's first executive director Mark Davis.

Posted in Free, Tj aulds, Texas city on Saturday, May 31, 2014 3:14 pm. Comments (0)

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Friday 05/30/2014
LM police group calls for investigation after alleged racist remarks
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 10:15 am

LA MARQUE — The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas and the La Marque Police Association are calling for the resignation of a La Marque councilwoman, accusing her of making racist comments.

Posted in Free, Local news, La marque on Friday, May 30, 2014 4:04 pm. Updated: 10:15 am. Comments (13)

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Thursday 05/29/2014
Alert canceled after missing Friendswood teen found safe
Updated: May 29, 2014 - 4:18 pm

FRIENDSWOOD — Police suspect Jassmine Fulcher may have been abducted by her biological father, Jackie Fulcher, on May 23, police officials said.

Posted in Free, Friendswood, Local news on Thursday, May 29, 2014 1:36 pm. Updated: 4:18 pm. Comments (0)

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Friday 05/23/2014
What will the new Balinese Room look like?
Updated: May 23, 2014 - 4:46 pm

GALVESTON — On Thursday, the Galveston City Council approved a zoning change for the property that once held the Balinese Room. 

Posted in Free, Newswise on Friday, May 23, 2014 4:39 pm. Updated: 4:46 pm. Comments (5)

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Thursday 05/22/2014
Water service to Kemah disrupted
Updated: May 22, 2014 - 4:17 pm

KEMAH — A water main break is causing problems for residents of Kemah.

Posted in Free, Kemah, Local news on Thursday, May 22, 2014 4:12 pm. Updated: 4:17 pm. Comments (4)

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Wednesday 05/21/2014
What Godzilla can teach us about emergency preparedness
Updated: June 07, 2014 - 8:06 pm

GALVESTON — Did you see Godzilla last weekend? You probably did.  I went and saw it Sunday afternoon.

Posted in Free, Newswise on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 5:35 pm. Updated: 8:06 pm. Comments (4)

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