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From housewares for flooded homes to presents, shoppers hit the stores

LEAGUE CITY The Emersons' League City home is stripped down to its frame after flooding from Hurricane Harvey inundated it in late August. In the days and weeks after the storm, most of the contents of their home piled up in the front yard, ruined by the several feet of water that had rushed into th

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-24 04:30:00

Experts: Change orders are costly inevitabilities

Among the most frequent actions taken by public governing boards is approving change orders that increase the costs of contracts struck with a lowest qualified bidder, which raises a question: Are frequent change orders undermining the state's competitive bidding laws, allowing companies to make low

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-24 02:30:00

Locals named to 5A, 6A all-district teams

FRIENDSWOOD Several locals landed all-district team tennis honors in both Districts 24-6A and 23-5A. Clear Creek led the county entries in 24-6A with five first-team selections, including four on the boys' side of the court. The Wildcats' Carter and Clark Crookston grabbed top honors in the No. 2 an

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-24 04:15:00

Harvey displaced find some normal at community feast

TEXAS CITY Organizations were planning for larger-than-normal crowds at a community Thanksgiving lunch this year as thousands of county residents were still displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Hundreds of people turned out Thursday to the cafeteria at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School for a feast of tur

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-24 04:40:00

Flood mitigation gets attention, but money is scarce

Keeping water out of homes is a high priority among county property owners still suffering the consequences of catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey. As Congress doles out billions in hurricane relief funding, some local communities are considering what can be done to mitigate flooding from ar

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-23 05:30:00

Retailers expect rise in shopping this season

Christian Bandy leans on a stack of boxes as he and his mother, Cindy, right, wait to check out Thanksgiving evening at the JCPenny at Victory Lakes Town Center in League City in 2015. Art Avila, the JCPenny store leader, said they had more than 1,000 customers in the first hour the store was open T


Abbott endorses Bonnen for re-election

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has endorsed state Rep. Greg Bonnen's for his re-election bid. "I am proud to endorse Greg for re-election and know that his commitment to conservative principles will further elevate and strengthen the Texas model of freedom," Abbott said Tuesday. Bonnen, a Friendswood Republ


Man in critical condition after crashing motorcycle into Hummer

A 40-year-old man was transported by Life Flight to an area hospital after crashing the motorcycle he was riding into two cars Wednesday night, Seabrook Police said. Officers said they were dispatched to Texas 146 near the Red Bluff Road overpass around 9:45 p.m., where they said three motorcycles w

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-11-23 17:24:00

Hundreds help to serve others on Thanksgiving

As the time neared 10 a.m. Thursday morning, volunteers took their places on both sides of a large, stainless steel table in the kitchen area at St. James Catholic Regional School. Plastic gloves were donned and aluminum foil was pulled off large serving pans as Joe Saltsman picked up a handful of s

NEWS ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-24 08:30:00

Three area men who shaped the girls' game

Ask anyone of a certain age and they'll try to pinpoint when things started to change for their careers. For barbers, it was when the Beatles brought their long hair across the ocean. For former Meade County coach Bob Pollock, it was when the postseason tournament started seeding teams. "I never did

NEWS ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-24 05:00:00

Jailer's gift program in third year

Barbie dolls, toy footballs and a "Guess Who?" board game are just a few of the items sitting inside the Har-din County Deten-tion Cen-ter waiting to be bagged for a child to open this holiday season. The gifts are items donated to a program headed by Hardin County Jailer Danny Allen. Allen is colle

NEWS ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-24 07:30:00

Christmas in the Park opens for the season

Christmas in the Park officially opened Wednesday night for viewing. Thousands of lights from various displays guide motorists through Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown. Christmas in the Park officially opened Wednesday night for viewing. Thousands of lights from various displays guide motorists th

NEWS ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-24 05:00:29

Moore to attend veterans conference in Washington

State Rep. Tim Moore of Elizabethtown, who representing the 18th House District, will attend the White House Veterans Affairs Conference next week in Washington, D.C., with other state and local leaders. Moore, who chairs the House Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee, was invi

NEWS ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-24 01:22:48

A gift from the garden

If you are like me and always wait until the last minute to do your holiday shopping, you could find a few gifts from the heart are just what you are looking for. I find the traffic and mobs of frustrated shoppers too much to handle and wish a silent retreat to a garden. After much deliberation, I d

NEWS ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-23 22:00:28

Eighth-graders from area schools to explore EC3

Eighth-graders in Hardin County Schools and St. James Catholic Regional School will tour the Early College and Career Center next week for a career exploration fair. The fair is an opportunity for students to see what pathways are available to them when they attend an HCS high school. Those pathways

NEWS ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-24 03:00:00

Practical matter alters HCS plans

ISSUE: Hardin County Schools change facility plan OUR VIEW:Time to reopen P-8 concept for debate Seven months after proposing a joint campus for students at Lincoln Trail Elementary School and East Hardin Middle School, the Hardin County Schools have reassessed and formally abandoned that idea. HCS

NEWS ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-24 00:00:29

Millbrook man arrested, charged with rape of minor

A Thanksgiving day arrest of a Millbrook man was made after the suspect attempted to flee from police. Eric Eugene Thrasher, 40, has been arrested and charged with first-degree rape involving a minor, according to Millbrook Police Chief P.K. Johnson. According to Johnson, Thrasher attempted to flee

WSFA - 2017-11-24 01:14:07

Millbrook Man Facing Sexual Assault Charges, Under $45K Bond

On November 22, Eric Eugene Thrasher, a 40-year old Millbrook resident, was placed under arrest. Thrasher is being charged with one count of Rape 1st Degree. Officers with the Millbrook Police Department's Criminal Investigative Unit and the Patrol Division attempted to make contact with Thrasher in

ALABAMANEWS.NET - 2017-11-24 15:31:40

Power outages in Montgomery due to downed lines

Dixie Electric Cooperative says its crews are working to restore power to customers in the area of Thorington Road and Vaughn Road. Power is being affected near Vaughn Forest Church due to a downed power lines. Dixie Electric Cooperative says its crews are working to restore power to customers in th

WSFA - 2017-11-24 15:19:57

Alabama to defend prison staffing plan in federal court

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson will hear arguments next week on the Alabama prison system's plan to hire more correctional officers and mental health caregivers in response to the judge's finding that mental health care in prisons is "horrendously inadequate." Thompson ruled in June that Alabama

AL.COM - 2017-11-24 13:00:45