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July 22, 2014

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Groups challenge League City's immigrant resolution

LEAGUE CITY — A pair of social justice and civil rights groups are challenging League City’s resolution barring the housing of undocumented immigrants within its city limits.

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Chinese chemical company signs lease for Texas City’s Shoal Point
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 4:19 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.

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Museum turns to Web to raise funds for upkeep of World War II vessels
Posted: July 22, 2014

GALVESTON — The museum dedicated to preserving pieces of naval warfare history is turning to the crowd to help continue its mission.

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Derrick resigns as Hitchcock superintendent
Posted: July 22, 2014

HITCHCOCK — The Hitchcock school district board of trustees accepted the resignation of Superintendent Barbara Derrick on Monday and named Carla Vickroy, the assistant superintendent, as acting superintendent.

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Texas to deploy up to 1,000 troops to Mexican border
Posted: July 22, 2014

The state will send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border during the next month, state leaders announced Monday.

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Funnel cloud spotted in Texas City
Posted: July 22, 2014

TEXAS CITY — A funnel cloud appeared briefly in the sky near the Marathon refinery in the southeast part of the city before moving offshore Monday afternoon, officials said.

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Mosquito Control: Rainfall should not increase bloodsucker count
Posted: July 22, 2014

Last week’s rainfall should not have much of an impact on the county’s mosquito population, a small benefit of the drought affecting much of the state, officials said.

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NASA contractor laying off more than 500 employees
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 8:06 am

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — United Space Alliance, a longtime NASA contractor, is laying off more than 500 employees, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.

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League City man held on drug, gun charges
Posted: July 22, 2014

LEAGUE CITY — A man faces various charges after police serving an arrest warrant at his League City apartment allegedly found drugs, a handgun and printers used to produce counterfeit cash.

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