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November 26, 2014

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Bringing some smiles ahead of Thanksgiving

In the photo above, Myasia Johnson, center, has a Thanksgiving lunch with turkey, dressing and all the trimmings Tuesday with her sister, Paris Duke, left, and grandmother Juanita Parker in her hospital room at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. 

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Wednesday 11/26/2014
Texas City police report describes pit bulls 'extremely aggressive' behavior
Posted: November 26, 2014

TEXAS CITY — The pit bulls that killed a 10-year-old beagle in its own backyard were “extremely aggressive” and uncontrollable even by their owner, according to a police report obtained by The Daily News.

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New owner pending for Galveston's notorious Sandpiper Cove
Posted: November 26, 2014

GALVESTON — Sandpiper Cove, the island’s most notorious apartment complex, is under contract to sell to an Ohio company that promises a high level of management oversight and responsiveness to the local community.

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Galveston County adds measures to ensure respect in burials for the poor
Posted: November 26, 2014

In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the commissioners court approved a measure that would add a number of requirements to the contract for indigent burial services, or burials, cremations and funerals the county provides for the poor. 

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Tuesday 11/25/2014
Commissioners hire Houston attorney to fight district court judges
Posted: November 25, 2014

The Galveston County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to hire outside counsel in a legal battle over the firing of the longtime director of justice administration. 

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UTMB part of group awarded $20 million research grant
Posted: November 25, 2014

GALVESTON — The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is part of a collaboration led by the Oak Crest Institute of Science that received a $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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Commissioners honor Dickinson Gators, offshore helicopter company
Posted: November 25, 2014

The Galveston County Commissioners Court approved a resolution recognizing the Dickinson High School Football team. The commissioners court also approved a resolution to recognize Westwind Helicopter, Inc. submitted by County Judge Mark Henry.

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Galveston County commissioner renew several grants
Posted: November 25, 2014

Several county-level grants were renewed during Tuesday’s Galveston county Commissioners Court meeting to support services to seniors, victims of violence and at-risk children.

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Rail repairs to close Old Port Industrial in Galveston
Posted: November 25, 2014

GALVESTON — Repair of three railroad tracks near the west entrance to the Port of Galveston will require closure of Old Port Industrial Road between 37th and 40th streets. 

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