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14 hrs ago | The Family Badge

Santa Fe man sentenced to 18 years for theft as a contractor

Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady announced today that Jason Todd Miller was sentenced on July 28, 2014 to 18 years in prison for Second Degree Felony Theft.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Santa Fe, TX

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Houston Chronicle

Police: Driver charged with intoxication manslaughter in Seawall death

An alleged drunken driver has been charged in a fatal Galveston Seawall crash Saturday afternoon that killed a 72-year-old Humble man and injured his wife.

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Related Topix: Galveston, TX

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Family Badge

Important Message to Police News Readers

Does our content cover a broad enough spectrum that there are usually articles that interest you.

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GCSO makes multiple arrests in undercover drug sting

The Galveston County Sheriff's Department charged 24 individuals on narcotics-related charges Friday after a year-long undercover operation.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Dickinson, TX, Prison, Alvin, TX

The Family Badge

Galveston County Health Officials Offer Hot Weather Precautions

Drink plenty of fluids, preferably water and avoid drinks with alcohol, caffeine or a lot of sugar.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave

Fri Jul 25, 2014

KSWO

2 men charged with leaving children in locked car

Two men have been arrested after police say they left two children inside a locked car for about 30 minutes outside a Texas gas station.

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Related Topix: Hitchcock, TX

Wed Jul 23, 2014

China Daily

Chinese firms eye huge methanol plant for Texas

Chinese firms are looking into building a $4.5 billion methanol production and deep-port export facility in Shoal Point, Texas City, Texas.

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Related Topix: Texas, Texas City, TX, Point, TX, Galveston, TX

Click2Houston

Real estate heir accused of urinating on candy rack turns himself in

Millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst turned himself in to authorities Wednesday afternoon after being accused of relieving himself on a candy rack inside a Houston pharmacy.

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

Free Republic

Texas: League City migrant resolution opposed

League City's recent resolution rejecting refuge for Central American migrant children violates two landmark civil rights acts, a complaint to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development alleged this week.

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Related Topix: League City, TX, Texas, Brazoria County, TX

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Business Journal

Texas City site in the running for multibillion-dollar methanol plant

Chinese companies are exploring plans to build a large methanol production and export facility at Shoal Point in Texas City.

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Related Topix: Texas City, TX

Click2Houston

Brazoria County bans housing immigrant children

The Brazoria County Commissioners unanimously passed a controversial resolution Tuesday that would ban the county from housing immigrant children coming from Central America.

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Related Topix: Brazoria County, TX, Rick Perry, US Governors, League City, TX

Click2Houston

Brazoria County passes resolution to ban housing immigrant children

CRISIS. A PROTEST TOOK MACE AT THE BRAZORIA COUNTY COURTHOUSE. IT COMES ONE DAY AFTER GOVERNOR RICK PERRY ANNOUNCED HE'LL SEND UP TO 1 NOW, NOG TROOPS TO GEP -- 100 NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS TO HELP SECURE THE BORDER.

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Related Topix: Brazoria County, TX, Rick Perry, US Governors, League City, TX

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Click2Houston

Funnel cloud spotted in Texas City; Tornado Warning expires

A funnel cloud was spotted Monday afternoon in the Texas City area, prompting a brief Tornado Warning for Galveston County.

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Related Topix: Texas City, TX, Weather

KHOU-TV Houston

Photos: Funnel clouds in Greater Houston area

A tornado warning is in effect until 1:15 p.m. for Galveston County, but Texas City has seen a few funnel clouds this afternoon.

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Related Topix: Weather, Texas City, TX

Sun Jul 20, 2014

KXXV-TV Waco

Texas man drowns while swimming with grandchildren

The Galveston County Daily News reports police say the swimmer is 66-year-old Aleksandar Momcilovic of Pearland.

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Related Topix: Pearland, TX

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Need for bigger timber leads to scarcer pilings

Not long ago, builders could get 12-inch-by-12-inch timber pilings in a matter of days.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Chron

Students take on heavy task: weighing epic Galveston seaweed

Some of Galveston's beaches may be piled high with seaweed, but that hasn't kept some hardy souls from clomping through the gunk to reach the wide open Gulf.

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Related Topix: Galveston, TX, Texas A&M University at Galveston

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Family Badge

Galveston Mayor's Personal Aide Sentenced

The case originated with a citizen's complaint brought to the Galveston County Criminal District Attorney's Office by Mary Castano's former employer.

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

Seguin Daily News

Residents encouraged to submit name for new park; decision to be voted on by public

The Seguin City Council Tuesday night approved a three step approach in selecting the name for the voter approved community park slated for construction at the corner of Vaughan Street and San Antonio Avenue.

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Related Topix: Seguin, TX, League City, TX

The Beaumont Enterprise

Former Galveston mayor's ex-aide gets probation

Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas talks about the problems in her island city during a Texas legislative hearing in League City.

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Related Topix: Galveston, TX, League City, TX, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Ike

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