Galveston

A 75-year-old man who pleaded guilty to defrauding more than 500 people during his time as a fugitive from justice was sentenced May 4 to 40 years in prison for wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, the statutory maximum and his second federal sentence related to some of the scammer's incessant schemes. Harris Dempsey aka “Butch” Ballow, formerly of formerly of Galveston County, pleaded guilty to the crimes Feb.

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On Monday, Feb. 5, at about 3:15 a.m., the Galveston Police Department received a 911 call that a shooting had just occurred in the 1800 block of Strand Street and that one person had been shot, the department said in a release.

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Content note: photo of dead child 

Galveston police released autopsy results and a photo of the dead boy found on the beach last October on Jan. 30 in a push to identify the body, the department said in a release.

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On Jan. 8, at about 4:30 a.m., Galveston Police officers responded to a 911 call of a possible shots fired on the 8th floor of the San Luis Hotel, the department said in a release.

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The Galveston County Health District (GCHD) continues the fight to end HIV by offering free testing, education and resources on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1.

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Phillip Shepeard | Photo: Galveston County Sheriff's Office

On Monday, Nov. 17 at about 11 p.m., Galveston County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a single gunshot heard in the area of 33rd Street and Avenue E in Galveston, Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a release.

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Independence Day is right around the corner, and with the Fourth of July this year falling on a Tuesday, it might not be bad to plan ahead as several cities will celebrate the holiday with plenty of activities.

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Instead of the crashing of the waves in Galveston, it was the rumbling of a sea of bikes.

For the past 15 years, bikers from all over the country have converged on the island to celebrate at the Lone Star Rally. And in 2016, from the seawall to the historic strand, a reported 576,000 bike enthusiasts (and 300,000 bikes) were hanging out and enjoying the largest four-day rally in North America.

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Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) are investigating a one-vehicle accident that injured an elderly Plano resident, Sgt. Stephanie Davis reported in a news release Sept. 21.

According to Davis, at approximately 8:15 a.m., DPS received a report of a one-vehicle rollover crash on Highway 105 in Hardin County. The crash occurred near the Little Hawks Daycare Center, which is approximately two miles east of Sour Lake.

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Fishing along the coast kicked into high gear this past weekend, with good numbers of trout, flounder and even king mackerel being caught.

One of the best fishing reports I’ve got is from Sabine Lake guide Jerry Norris. His top catches of trout, along with a few reds, have been around the rigs east of the jetties in 20 to 25 feet of water.

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