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Review: Evil is where you least expect it in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include a sequel that surpasses the original; a failed opportunity; an unlikely cult favourite; a movie with a fresh premise; a high-def, high-intensity film collection; and another version of a true story.

Using seaweed to protect a city in Texas from future hurricanes

Galveston - Galveston, Texas is one of the top five cities in the United States that is most vulnerable to hurricanes. City officials are looking into harvesting seaweed to defend the city from future hurricanes.

Pair of lungs found on Galveston beach, belong to a dolphin

Galveston - A pair of lungs found on a Galveston, Texas beach, probably belonged to a dolphin said the County Medical Examiner’s Office, but how they got there remains a mystery.

Galveston Pirates Go Joint Top After 4 Point Haul Against Tulsa

Galveston - The Pirates are back! After a 4 week lay off, Galveston Pirate Soccer Club got back on the playing field this weekend with back to back matches against unbeaten Tulsa Lobos.

Op-Ed: New York Red Bulls Scout Pirate Captain Hernandez Special

Galveston - It's the eve of hopefully something special for Pirate superstar striker, Roy Hernandez as he awaits the visit of Red Bull head scout for a day that could change his life.

Galveston Pirate Soccer Club Sink Regal FC Challenge Special

Galveston - News in from Courville Stadium, Galveston in the much anticiaptes SPSL derby match with the Regals. Galveston Pirates 2 Regals FC 0.

Galveston Pirates Top League With Club America Victory Special

Galveston - Galveston Pirate Soccer Club went top of the Southern Premier Soccer League with a hard fought win against Club America Academy.

Hurricane Hernandez Hits Hat Trick in 5 nil Victory in SPSL Special

Galveston - There's never a dull moment when Galveston Pirate captain and star striker Roy Hernandez is around; Sunday was no exception!

Galveston Pirates Set Sail For Club America Showdown Special

Galveston - It's like a scene from Star Wars, Pirate coach Brendan Keyes being the Jedi master, Club America coach Thiago Costa Reis, the apprentice. Not quite sure who yoda is yet though.

Op-Ed: First U.S. Judge Charged With Fed Sex Crimes Sentenced to Prison

The amount of punishment meted out to a U.S. Federal judge for violation of sex crimes was in a word...underwhelming.

Spring Breakers trading their bikinis for work clothes this March

The ideology of spring break may have some thinking about beer bongs, bikini contests and drunken sex in hotel rooms paid for by daddy. However, a new group of spring breakers has emerged this year in an effort to help out Ike victims.

Schools Still Trying to Rid Themselves of Segregation Label

After fifty years of being considered "too white", a federal judge decided to postpone the area's landmark decision to officially desegregate the Galveston Public School District. The reason? The sole Plaintiff needed more time to collect evidence.

A Tale of Two Cities: Desolate New Orleans, Ruined Galveston That Gets New Body Blow

It has been three years since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. At the time it happened, the north and central areas of the State of Louisiana only felt a little wind; the southern sections were devastated, but none more than the City of New Orleans

Galveston Opens Its School Doors Nearly A Month After Ike Devastates The Island

After three weeks of an emotional roller coaster ride, students in Galveston are able to return to school. With about 60 percent of children and 90 percent of staff making their way back on Tuesday, the road to normalcy is seeing some bright lights ahead.

Galveston Residents Allowed To Return Home Under A Phased Re-Entry Plan

Residents of Galveston Island were issued a plan of return over the next seven days. The plan calls for a phased re-entry based upon residency that will take approximately three days. No start date for the plan has been given.

Many Ike Victims to Lose Land to the State of Texas

The State of Texas may prohibit many people whose homes were destroyed from rebuilding under the Texas Open Beaches Act – a law that’s been in effect since 1959. Many homeowners may lose their property and not be compensated.

The Only Structure Standing for Miles

Photographs taken by a private helicopter pilot Monday reveal the unimaginable extent of damage in Galveston and on Bolivar Peninsula. Only one structure, a yellow house, was left standing for miles.

Where Are The Missing People from Hurricane Ike?

Five days following a direct hit from Ike, search and rescue teams have evacuated many people and recovered five dead. Still, many are missing and even believed to have been washed away. And the common question remains: "Has anyone seen.....?"

Galveston Has Robert's Lafitte Helping Comfort Residents

The few remaining residents staying in Galveston may be at Robert's Lafitte, a gay bar, instead of listening to authorities to leave town. The bar is one of two to reopen since Hurricane Ike came calling last week.

Bolivar Rescuers Arrive Monday to Find Whole Subdivisions Obliterated

More than 48 hours after Hurricane Ike few photos or videos exist to document the devastation on Bolivar Peninsula. Emergency workers arrived for the first time today expecting to find more victims as waters recede.

Hurricane Ike: The Untold Story

Thousands of Texans watched TV all day Saturday in quiet desperation hoping for just one word about their loved ones and their homes on Bolivar Peninsula, Texas.

Up-grading Galveston Island

"One of the best-known but most disparaged beach towns in Texas is trying to figure out how to promote itself to outsiders while acknowledging that the town and its beaches are dirty and largely unappealing."
 

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