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The Galveston County Daily News : News

July 24, 2014

News

Wednesday 07/23/2014
Chinese firms secure leases for Shoal Point
Posted: July 23, 2014

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. Comments (7)

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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: June 09, 2014 - 5:24 pm

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: 5:24 pm. 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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Sunday 05/18/2014
Moody Mansion artifacts of slave are headed to the Smithsonian
Updated: May 21, 2014 - 1:36 pm

GALVESTON — Sharon Batiste Gillins knew she had discovered something of national significance the moment she opened the folder in the archives at Moody Mansion in Galveston.

Posted in Free, Lifestyle, Galveston on Sunday, May 18, 2014 12:45 am. Updated: 1:36 pm. Comments (5)

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Friday 05/16/2014
Driver going wrong way on I-45 shot by off-duty officer
Updated: May 16, 2014 - 10:51 pm

GALVESTON — An off-duty Galveston police captain opened fire on a man who was driving the wrong way on Interstate 45 Thursday night, officials said.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, Galveston, Texas city on Friday, May 16, 2014 1:34 am. Updated: 10:51 pm. Comments (28)

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Wednesday 05/14/2014
League City council says amen to prayers at meetings
Updated: May 30, 2014 - 10:41 am

In a 7-1 vote Tuesday City Council approved changing its policy and will allow prayers to be an official part of its meetings. 

Posted in Free, League city, Local news on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 1:15 am. Updated: 10:41 am. Comments (43)

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Saturday 05/10/2014
Hug a soldier for Mothers Day
Updated: May 11, 2014 - 10:09 am

TEXAS CITY -- It was supposed to be a quick stop for gas and a breakfast sandwich at the new Buc-ee's Saturday morning. 

Posted in Free, Tj aulds on Saturday, May 10, 2014 11:27 pm. Updated: 10:09 am. Comments (0)

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Friday 05/09/2014
Man robs seawall bank, gets away on foot
Updated: May 09, 2014 - 5:23 pm

A man robbed a Galveston bank Friday afternoon and fled on foot, police said.

Posted in Free, Galveston, Local news, Police on Friday, May 9, 2014 5:20 pm. Updated: 5:23 pm. Comments (0)

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Missing Dickinson man found in League City
Updated: May 09, 2014 - 12:32 pm

DICKINSON — A 71-year-old man who was reported missing this morning has been found in League City.

Posted in Free, Dickinson, Local news, Police on Friday, May 9, 2014 10:00 am. Updated: 12:32 pm. Comments (0)

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Ball's Mike Evans drafted by Tampa Bay
Updated: May 29, 2014 - 8:16 pm

NEW YORK — Mike Evans’ life changed forever in the span of six selections and 59 minutes.

Posted in Free, Local sports, Galveston on Friday, May 9, 2014 12:30 am. Updated: 8:16 pm. Comments (2)

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Wednesday 05/07/2014
Buc-ee's opens in Texas City
Updated: May 07, 2014 - 10:27 pm

TEXAS CITY — The long-awaited opening of Buc-ee's 60,000-square-foot store in Texas City drew hundreds for cheap gas, coffee and clean bathrooms early Wednesday morning.

Posted in Free, Local news, Business, Texas city on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 9:45 pm. Updated: 10:27 pm. Comments (1)

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Sunday 05/04/2014
Belle of Keels and Wheels still motoring at 103
Updated: May 08, 2014 - 12:29 pm

SEABROOK — At the Keels and Wheels car and boat show at the Lakewood Yacht Club, 103-year-old Margaret Dunning stood next to her 1930 Packard and answered questions as people passed by and posed for photos.

Posted in Free, Kemah, Lifestyle, Entertainment on Sunday, May 4, 2014 12:15 am. Updated: 12:29 pm. Comments (1)

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Saturday 05/03/2014
Marathon restart leads to extra flaring
Updated: May 03, 2014 - 8:40 pm

TEXAS CITY — Marathon’s Galveston Bay refinery had to restart a unit Saturday, leading to extra flaring late afternoon and into the evening.

Posted in Free, Local news, Texas city on Saturday, May 3, 2014 8:36 pm. Updated: 8:40 pm. Comments (1)

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Thursday 05/01/2014
You could win $3,000 from The Daily News
Updated: May 01, 2014 - 2:58 pm

Someone is going to win $3,000 from The Galveston County Daily News for a “dream vacation” this summer. 

Posted in Free, Local news on Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:30 am. Updated: 2:58 pm. Comments (7)

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Wednesday 04/30/2014
Fumes shutter LC rec center
Posted: April 30, 2014

LEAGUE CITY — The city has closed the recreation center at Hometown Heroes Park and canceled all indoor activities at the facility after complaints about fumes.

Posted in Free, Local news, League city on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 6:17 pm. Comments (0)

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Judge dismisses all but one plaintiff from housing lawsuit
Updated: April 30, 2014 - 11:19 pm

GALVESTON — A federal judge has dismissed all but one of the plaintiffs involved in a lawsuit that attempts to stop the construction of public housing in Galveston.

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 4:46 pm. Updated: 11:19 pm. | Tags: Boyinbox Comments (10)

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Sunday 04/27/2014
Meet the candidates: Those running for office discuss the issues
Updated: April 27, 2014 - 12:10 pm

The Daily News invited candidates from contested races in the upcoming elections to participate in questionnaires, which were compiled largely from points that readers requested us to ask on their behalf.

Posted in Free, Politics on Sunday, April 27, 2014 11:47 am. Updated: 12:10 pm. Comments (3)

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Saturday 04/26/2014
Wreck injures three, shuts down causeway traffic
Updated: April 26, 2014 - 11:05 pm

GALVESTON — Three people were in critical condition Saturday after a sports utility vehicle rammed into a parked travel trailer on Broadway just south of the Causeway.

Posted in Galveston, Local news, Police, Free on Saturday, April 26, 2014 5:13 pm. Updated: 11:05 pm. Comments (5)

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Thursday 04/24/2014
Dickinson High School locked down after gun scare
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 4:00 pm

DICKINSON — The high school was put on lockdown for about 30 minutes Thursday afternoon after a parent reported seeing two students with a gun.

Posted in Free, Dickinson, Local news, Police on Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:50 pm. Updated: 4:00 pm. Comments (0)

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Toddler killed, father arrested after I-45 wreck
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 9:38 pm

TEXAS CITY — A 3-year-old Texas City boy was killed and his siblings injured after a single-car accident Thursday afternoon. The father driving the SUV was arrested on narcotics charges.

Posted in Free, Galveston, Texas city, Local news, Police on Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:27 pm. Updated: 9:38 pm. Comments (2)

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Wednesday 04/23/2014
La Marque student charged after loaded gun found at school
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 8:16 pm

LA MARQUE  — A student was arrested and charged with a felony crime Wednesday morning after a loaded handgun was found in his backpack, school officials said.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, La marque on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1:47 pm. Updated: 8:16 pm. Comments (34)

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Police identify man found dead outside gas station
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 8:17 pm

GALVESTON — Police are investigating a homicide after a man’s body was found near a gas station at 69th Street and Seawall Boulevard.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, Galveston on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:40 am. Updated: 8:17 pm. Comments (1)

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Sunday 04/20/2014
Bomb hoax traps shoppers
Updated: April 20, 2014 - 12:01 am

KEMAH — A Sugar Land man was charged with creating a bomb scare Saturday that forced authorities to bring out bomb disposal teams and to lock down a Walmart store for four hours.

Posted in Free, Local news, Police, Kemah on Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:00 am. Updated: 12:01 am. Comments (21)

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Saturday 04/19/2014
Bomb scare has Kemah Walmart on lockdown
Updated: April 19, 2014 - 3:19 pm

KEMAH -- Police  are taking into custody a man connected to a possible bomb threat at the Wal-Mart at FM 518 and State Highway 146.

Posted in Free on Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:45 am. Updated: 3:19 pm. Comments (0)

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Monday 04/14/2014
Ship owners petition to limit liability in oil spill cases
Posted: April 14, 2014

TEXAS CITY — The owners of a ship involved in a collision that spilled heavy fuel oil into Galveston Bay seeks to stop claims against the firm.

Posted in Free, Local news, Galveston on Monday, April 14, 2014 12:10 am. | Tags: Galveston Bay Oil Spill Comments (10)

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