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  1. Holiday events around the Houston areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Houston Chronicle

    View of the three illuminated pyramids during the Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas during the Christmas Season photographed at dusk from atop the Moody Gardens Hotel. The Festival of Lights includes a mile-long trail of more than a million lights.


  2. Amber Alert for 6-month-old Galveston boyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Chron

    Authorities are searching Friday morning for a 6-month-old boy who was reportedly taken by his babysitter's cousin in Galveston. The boy, identified only as Jerome, is described as being black and has black hair and brown eyes.


  3. Jury acquits man accused of locking son in wooden enclosureRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Chron

    A former Galveston resident accused of injuring his then-9-year-old son and locking him in a wooden enclosure was acquitted Thursday of felony child abuse charges, attorneys said. A Galveston County jury found 44-year-old David Wieseckel not guilty of all charges - three for intentionally causing bodily injury to his child and one for unlawfully restraining him - defense attorney Nicholas Poehl said Thursday.


  4. Scientists look to reverse sea turtle's sudden declineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Chron

    The sudden decline of Texas' official sea turtle was unexpected and could be an indication that pollution could be making the Gulf of Mexico a difficult place for species like the Kemp's ridley to survive, experts said Wednesday. "The Kemp's ridley turtle might be a great canary in the coal mine for the Gulf of Mexico," said Thane Wibbels , speaking at the Second International Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Symposium.


  5. Wake-Up Weather: Severe storms possible on SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Houston Chronicle

    Temperatures are in the upper 30s and lower 40s this morning across the Houston area, but with a southeasterly flow temperatures will now warm from the mid-60s today to the mid-70s by the weekend. The bigger issue is the likelihood of rain later this week as moisture levels rise from the Gulf of Mexico air.


  6. Sailing offers weekend or year-round funRead the original story

    Friday Nov 14 | Houston Chronicle

    Sailboats depart Galveston kicking off the the Harvest Moon Regatta, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Galveston. Approximately 178 boats will sail from Galveston to Port Aransas.


  7. Houston area getting into holiday spirit with events, activitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 14 | Houston Chronicle

    SpongeBob SquarePants is the star of Ice Land, a holiday-themed ice-sculpture park opening Saturday at Moody Gardens in Galveston. To tour Ice Land, which is chilled to 9 degrees, visitors will don one of the 1,000 parkas Moody Gardens has purchased for the exhibit carved from 900 tons of ice.


  8. Galveston HS students killed in morning accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 14 | Houston Chronicle

    Two students from Galveston Ball High School were killed Friday morning in an accident with a garbage truck, police said. Christopher Ragle, 16, who was driving a Ford F-150 pickup, and his passenger, Gabriella Giles, were pronounced dead at the scene on the island.


  9. Galveston listed as one of the top ten worst places to buy a homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 13 | Houston Chronicle

    The Weather Channel has ranked the 50 worst counties in America to buy a house and our own Galveston County made it to the top 10. Regions were ranked according to historical and risk-related data for weather, climate and natural disasters as well as heating and cooling costs. Statistics were gathered from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Climate Data Center among others.


  10. Bikers kept their coolRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 10 | Houston Chronicle

    Thousands gather on The Strand during GalvestonA A A s annual Lone Star Rally that is expected to draw about 500,000 motorcycle enthusiasts over the weekendFriday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Galveston. The rally includes concerts, a scavenger hunt and motorcycle rides.


  11. Ex-Galveston judge hit with reprimandRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 10 | Chron

    A former Galveston County judge forced from office last year received a public reprimand Monday from the State Commission on Judicial Conduct . The commission said former County-Court-at-Law Judge Christopher Dupuy violated the Texas Constitution and seven ethical canons during his three years in office.


  12. Wake-Up Weather: Storms possible today and tomorrow morning before splendid fall weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 5 | Houston Chronicle

    As of 6 a.m. the cold front had reached northern parts of Houston but had not pushed all the way through the city . This stalling front should serve as a focus for rain showers in Houston through much of today and the first half of Thursday as it's drawing upon moisture from both the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Ocean.


  13. Faircloth on radio: Criss no different than ObamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 1 | Houston Chronicle

    Wayne Faircloth is tying his Democratic opponent to Barack Obama as one of Texas' tightest campaigns heads into its final weekend. Faircloth, the Republican House candidate in Galveston, released a new radio advertisement on Friday that points out that Criss and Obama share many of the same policy positions.


  14. League City facility closed while patient tested for EbolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | Chron

    A League City medical facility was closed Friday, and its staff and patients were quarantined after a patient who recently traveled to Africa exhibited symptoms "that could be consistent with Ebola," police said. In a statement, however, the League City Police Department said federal public health officials indicated that "based upon the countries the patient visited, the agency believes there is very little to zero risk of exposure to Ebola."


  15. Dallas officials: 120 still on Ebola monitoringRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Houston Chronicle

    Christine Wade, a registered nurse at the University of Texas Medical Branch, greets Carnival Magic passengers disembarking in Galveston, Texas on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Nurses met passengers with Ebola virus fact sheets and to answer any questions.


  16. Coast Guard picks up blood sample from cruise shipRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2014 | Houston Chronicle

    The cruise ship Carnival Magic passes near Cozumel , Mexico, in this Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 file photo. The Coast Guard said it has retrieved a blood sample from a Dallas health care worker who is aboard a cruise ship and being monitored for signs of Ebola.


  17. Blood sample taken from cruise ship passenger prior to Galveston returnRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2014 | Chron

    A helicopter was sent to a cruise liner in the Gulf of Mexico Saturday afternoon to pick up a blood sample from a Dallas health care worker aboard the ship, who is being monitored for signs of Ebola, officials said. Texas health officials felt it necessary to collect a blood sample from the Dallas lab worker aboard The Carnival Magic before the ship's scheduled arrival into Galveston Saturday afternoon, cruise line officials said in a prepared statement on Saturday.


  18. Shrimp Na Stuff to open downtown Galveston locationRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | Houston Chronicle

    A fried shrimp po-boy is a featured dish at Shrimp N' Stuff restaurant at 3901 Ave O in Galveston. Shrimp N' Stuff Restaurant , a Gulf Coast institution since 1976, will open a second location in Galveston next month in a historic downtown location.


  19. Weekly Weather: Today's the day summer ends, and why has it been so dang rainy this year?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | Houston Chronicle

    Good morning and welcome to my weekly weather report on the immediate past, present and future of weather in the Bayou City. I've been asked more than a couple of times this year why it has has been so rainy.


  20. Ebola evades European defenses; pet dog must dieRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | Houston Chronicle

    An ambulance transporting a Spanish nurse who believed to have contracted the ebola virus from a 69-year-old Spanish priest leaves Alcorcon Hospital in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. The nurse who treated a missionary for the disease at a Madrid hospital tested positive for the virus, Spain's health minister said Monday.


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