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12 hrs ago | The Family Badge

Let the Records Reflect a Better Plan for Constable Staffing

Financial data is also difficult to ascertain due to various revenue streams and the comingling of service fees into single accounts.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Citation

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Family Badge

Countywide Warrant Sweeps Nets 12

The Galveston County Sheriff's Warrant Division completed a felony warrant sweep over the past several days.

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Related Topix: Texas City, TX

The Family Badge

Bill Young Will Be On Ballot For Galveston County Judge

Young lost a bid for Sheriff in the 2012 elections in a crowded race in which he ran as a Republican.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Click2Houston

Soggy start to holiday weekend brings fewer crowds to Galveston Island

DAY WEEKEND. AMANDA PEREZ REPORTS ON HOW A SOMEWHAT SOGGY START HAD AN IMPACT ON TODAY'S CROWD.

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Related Topix: Galveston, TX

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Click2Houston

Boat catches fire near Kemah Bridge

MOVING BACK IN FOR SATURDAY MORNING. WE WILL DISCUSS THAT NEXT. BACK TO YOU. THANK YOU, BRITTA.

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Related Topix: Fire, Kemah, TX, Comedy, Entertainment, Television

Click2Houston

Former Crystal Beach fire chief faces two felony indictments

Investigators say the former chief took thousands of dollars that were supposed to be used for the protection of this community and instead funneled the cash into a Louisiana casino.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Ike, Bolivar Peninsula, TX

The Family Badge

Mail Order Drug Scheme Busted in Galveston County

Sheriff's deputies started a month long investigation when it was discovered that inmate Jason Michael Smith was receiving drugs in the US mail service sent to him in the county jail.

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Related Topix: Prison, League City, TX

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Texas Tribune

The Brief: Aug. 28, 2014

Gov. Rick Perry's legal team, led by Houston attorney Tony Buzbee, c, speaks to the press on August 18, 2014.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Travis County, TX, Texas A&M University

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Family Badge

Galveston County DA Announces No-Refusal Labor Day Weekend DWI Enforcement

Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady announced today that his office will be working with law enforcement agencies across Galveston County in sponsoring a No-Refusal Labor Day Weekend, covering Friday, August 29th through Monday, September 1st.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Personal Injury Law News

EquuSearch Founder Tim Miller Files $110 Million Wrongful Death Lawsuit

DICKINSON, Texas, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Timothy Miller, the founder of Texas EquuSearch, filed a $110 million wrongful death lawsuit against Clyde E. Hedrick in the death of his 16-year-old daughter, Laura Lynn Miller in Galveston County.

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Related Topix: Dickinson, TX

Tue Aug 26, 2014

KLTV Tyler

7 from 7: Suspect in bank robbery is rather surprising, considering his job

Good afternoon; we hope your day is going well. 1. Police have just released information about the suspect apprehended in the Capital One Bank robbery in Tyler.

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Related Topix: Tyler, TX, Health

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Family Badge

Illegal Alien Busted on Drug Charge in Dickinson

On Thursday August 21, 2014, a Galveston County Sheriff's Office Deputy stopped a gray Dodge Caravan for a traffic violation on Interstate 45 in Dickinson, Texas.

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Related Topix: Dickinson, TX, US News, Illegal Immigration

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Family Badge

Crime victims' phone numbers posted by mistake in Dallas

Police officials received a complaint about the matter on Monday, when people started noticing the phone numbers on department reports for serious crimes.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

Consultant to evaluate Galveston County animal shelterConsultant to...

A retired constable who oversees animal shelters in Montgomery County has been asked to give his assessment of operations at the Galveston County Animal Resource Center.

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Related Topix: Montgomery County, TX

The Family Badge

Veteran Galveston Victim Assistance Coordinator Announces Retirement [PHOTO]

Rachel Leal, Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's Office, has announced her retirement from a long and distinguished career serving the victims of crime in Galveston County.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Galveston, TX

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Family Badge

Galveston County Deputy Arrests Habitual Criminal in Bacliff

Galveston County Sheriff's Office reports a narcotics arrest resulting in the recovery of 12.8 grams of cocaine, after minor traffic violation.

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Related Topix: Bacliff, TX

Click2Houston

Hitchcock police chief fired over job performance

The Galveston County Daily News reports Commissioner Lee Sander, who made the motion to fire Kennelly, says he lost confidence in the chief's performance.

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Related Topix: Hitchcock, TX

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Family Badge

Texas City Police Vote Support For County Constables

Over the years, we have developed a working relationship with the various Constable's offices within our jurisdiction to better serve our citizens and to provide each other with additional law enforcement support during major or critical incidents.

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Related Topix: Texas City, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Family Badge

Fund established for Hitchcock jogger killed by drunk driver

Investigators say Yarn was abiding by the law jogging facing traffic when he was hit by a car driven by Cordova Leann Sowells, 49, of La Marque who then swerved across traffic and collided with a truck.

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Related Topix: Hitchcock, TX, La Marque, TX

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Family Badge

Galveston Battle of the Badges Coming September 6

The Galveston Battle of the Badges is a joint effort between the Galveston Police Department, the Galveston Fire Department, and the Galveston County Sherriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Galveston, TX, Texas City, TX, University of Texas Medical Branch

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