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April 20, 2014


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The loo for you? Portland potties considered for seawall

GALVESTON — As the city develops plans for amenities on Seawall Boulevard, officials have set their sights on toilets they say will meet the approval of residents and tourism officials, and withstand harsh beach-front conditions.

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Sunday 04/20/2014
Historic church rededicated after restoration
Posted: April 20, 2014

GALVESTON — As Cardinal Daniel DiNardo leads Easter worship at noon today and rededicating the historic St. Mary Cathedral Basilica after a lengthy restoration, some of the faithful will represent lines going back a century or more as family parishioners. It adds up to many special memories.

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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.

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Saturday 04/19/2014
Santa Fe police probe likely murder-suicide
Updated: April 19, 2014 - 2:40 pm

SANTA FE -- Police said that a couple found dead in their house Friday both died of gunshot wounds from an apparent murder-suicide. 

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Seawolf Park reopens to public
Posted: April 19, 2014

GALVESTON — His fishing lines were in the water, a warm sun was in a clear sky and other anglers and their families were all around. Kerry Young Sr. was back in his favorite place. 

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I-45 ramp project to ease congestion
Posted: April 19, 2014

LEAGUE CITY — Some relief may be coming to drivers tired of being stuck in traffic on FM 646 near Interstate 45. Work will begin Monday on a long-planned interstate ramp reversal.

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Police seek suspect in TC shooting
Posted: April 19, 2014

TEXAS CITY — A dispute about money led a gunman to open fire outside a Texas City motel Friday morning, shooting a man in the shoulder and firing several bullets at the man’s vehicle, police said.

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Police seek leads in bronze statue heist
Posted: April 19, 2014

TEXAS CITY — A bronze statue depicting a child swinging a baseball bat has been stolen from a Texas City park, police said.

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Isle man charged in alley robbery
Posted: April 19, 2014

GALVESTON — Police on Friday arrested a Galveston man accused of brandishing a pistol and robbing a smoker who refused to give him a cigarette.

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