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  1. Galveston gets water restrictions after freeze bursts pipesRead the original story

    Friday | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Galveston is expected to remain under a water conservation mandate through the weekend after freezing weather caused pipes to burst and leak. The Galveston County Daily News reports that a rare 18-hour period of below-freezing weather from Tuesday night into Wednesday caused pipes to freeze at homes, businesses and in city main water lines.


  2. Land bridge suggested for Galveston to link Pelican IslandRead the original story

    Monday Jan 15 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Some business leaders in Galveston have suggested building a land bridge to Pelican Island to replace a more than 60-year-old drawbridge and better control silt. Todd Sullivan, with Sullivan Interests and a member of the Port of Galveston's governing board, suggests creating a strip of land - similar to a jetty - across the waterway as a foundation for a road and railway.


  3. The Latest: Police: Family of 4 died in Texas hotel shootingRead the original story

    Monday Jan 8 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    The Latest on the shooting deaths of four family members at an upscale beachfront hotel in Galveston, Texas : Investigators are looking at the shootings early Monday at the San Luis Resort in Galveston as possibly being a triple killing followed by a suicide in which the mother was the shooter. Galveston police Capt.


  4. Ex-Texas officer-turned-bookkeeper gets 20 years for theftRead the original story

    Dec 20, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Prosecutors say a former Texas police officer who became a bookkeeper for a seafood restaurant company must serve 20 years in prison for embezzling from the business. Investigators say Nichols - between 2009 and 2014 - stole more than $440,000 from Benno's Enterprises in Galveston and used the money for personal expenses, including paying her credit cards.


  5. Texas officer fatally shoots man after woman threatenedRead the original story

    Dec 5, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Authorities near Galveston say a police officer has shot and killed a man who threatened a woman with a sword and later attacked the officer. La Marque police said in a statement that officers responded Sunday night to a home burglary report and the resident said an intruder threatened her with the sword.


  6. Galveston water line leaked 3M gallons daily for yearsRead the original story

    Dec 1, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Galveston city workers have discovered a leak in a nearby water line that had been pouring an average of 3 million gallons of water into the city's storm sewer system each day for years. The Galveston County Daily News reports that city workers found the leak Nov. 18 while trying to set up new back-flow prevention devices that could potentially delay the effects of sea level rise.


  7. Texas Newspaper Foundation names 2018 Hall of Fame picksRead the original story

    Nov 27, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Longtime Associated Press correspondent Mike Cochran and longtime Galveston County Daily News publisher Dolph Tillotson are among four Texas journalists chosen as 2018 inductees to the Texas Newspaper Foundation Hall of Fame. Also chosen for induction were former Seguin Gazette owner and publisher John C. Taylor Jr. and longtime Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel editor and publisher Victor B. Fain.


  8. Texas coastal cities undertake post-Harvey dune restorationRead the original story

    Nov 15, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    The relaxation of state regulations after Hurricane Harvey has allowed Texas coastal communities to undertake nearly a dozen dune reconstruction projects. The Galveston County Daily News reports that Galveston can authorize emergency beachfront repairs until at least Jan. 3, including for dunes damaged by the storm.


  9. Galveston expecting quarter-million bikers for annual rallyRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    An expected more than 250,000 motorcycles and a half-million people are beginning to converge on Galveston for the start of one of the island's biggest annual events. Resident Sheila Walker tells The Galveston County Daily News the miles and miles of bikes brings "chill bumps up and down your spine."


  10. Retired Houston officer gets life in prison for sex assaultRead the original story

    Oct 28, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A 56-year-old retired Houston police officer must serve life in a Texas prison after being convicted of sexual assault of a child. Abel Diaz Rodriguez of Texas City was sentenced Friday by a judge in Galveston to three consecutive life prison terms.


  11. Man dies from infection received while doing Harvey repairsRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Health officials say the death this month of a 31-year-old Galveston man is the result of Hurricane Harvey because he was doing repair work to clean up from the storm when he contracted a flesh-eating bacterial infection. Josue Zurita went to the hospital Oct. 10 with a serious infection to his arm and died six days later.


  12. Man charged in teen's death after crash while fleeing policeRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Officials say a 19-year-old has been charged with murder in the death of a 13-year-old killed when the stolen truck he was riding in crashed in Galveston while fleeing police. Police say Kenneth Edmond III of La Marque was trapped in the vehicle after the June 18 wreck and later died.


  13. 2 dead in crane accident at Pelican Island in GalvestonRead the original story

    Sep 21, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Authorities say two workers were killed and another hurt when a crane fell on a marine dock in Southeast Texas. Jaree Fortin, a spokeswoman for the city of Galveston, says investigators are trying to determine the reason the crane toppled over at Pelican Island on Wednesday morning.


  14. Man's path from Eagle Scout to alleged killer baffles familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    19, 2017. Gleason is charged with two counts of first degree murder and other charges, for three shootings in the Baton R... .


  15. Relocated Lone Star Flight Museum in Houston opens SaturdayRead the original story

    Sep 13, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A vintage military aircraft museum in Galveston that was swamped by Hurricane Ike in 2008 and survived Harvey after recently moving to Houston is set to open. The museum was to open Sept.


  16. Equipment blamed for release of Galveston wastewater sludgeRead the original story

    Sep 13, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Galveston officials say Tuesday's accidental release from the $75 million main wastewater treatment facility should have no impact on the city's drinking water supply. A city statement says the incident involves partially aerated sludge.


  17. Lone Star Flight Museum opening delayed due to HarveyRead the original story

    Aug 30, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    A vintage military aircraft museum in Galveston that was swamped in 2008 by Hurricane Ike and recently moved to Houston to avoid more storms has delayed opening due to Hurricane Harvey. The Lone Star Flight Museum on Wednesday announced dedication ceremonies this weekend at the $38 million complex at Ellington Airport are postponed.


  18. Parole hearing for convict in 1986 Galveston-area abductionRead the original story

    Aug 17, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Galveston County authorities say they'll oppose possible parole of one of two men sentenced to life in prison for the abduction of a 19-year-old Texas City woman more than 30 years ago. Gerald Zwarst goes before a parole board later this month.


  19. Lone Star Flight Museum planes fly from Galveston to HoustonRead the original story

    Aug 16, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Some vintage military aircraft have been flown from a now-closed Southeast Texas museum to their new home in Houston. Lone Star Flight Museum spokeswoman Katie Jackman said Wednesday that the planes are being prepped for the Sept.


  20. Man sought after 2 juveniles shot after Galveston car crashRead the original story

    Aug 12, 2017 | KTRE-TV Lufkin

    Galveston police are searching for a man who shot and wounded two juveniles during an altercation following a minor car accident. The Galveston County Daily News reports that police said the shooting happened Friday evening after two cars collided.


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