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Galveston County Daily News (Newspaper) - June 8, 2015, Galveston, Texas Monofilament line around popular fishing areas a costly Issue a education spelling Champ lessons spelling Bee Champion and Clear Brook High school student sym Antak Para will share his talents and study methods with others at special workshop. By a8 Galveston count the daily news monday Lune 8,2015 Texas oldest newspaper publishing since 1842 Ike Dike still just an idea in seventh season since Ike Barrier plans seek traction Rev debris from Homes demolished by storm surge from Hurricane Ike is piled several feet deep in the Spanish Grant subdivision on Galveston s West end. By John Wayne Ferguson the daily news # a Galveston what was True last year is still True this year. There is no immediate plan to build a storm surge Barrier across the Mouth of Galveston Bay. For the seventh Hurricane season since Hurricane Ike struck the Island in 2008, local officials say they Are still studying plans for a coastal Barrier and other forms of Protection against the Type of storm surge that flooded Galveston and surrounding areas during that storm. A was tar As being ready for a Hurricane nothings changed a said Texas a amp a professor Bill Merrell. Still while local advocates for storm surge Protection say the dream has not been realized some incremental Progress has been made toward the goal. The most notable accomplishment according to vie Pierson the vice president of the Bay area coastal Protection Alliance May have been an storm surge Breaks on top of the Galveston seawall around the statue honouring the victims of the 1900 storm. Agreement Between Rice University a severe storm Protection education and evacuation from disasters or Speed Center and Texas a amp a universe Barrier i a3 Quot we be made Progress toward understanding what the coastal Barrier would look like its costs and All that sort of stuff. We re in this place where people in places like new Orleans have Protection and we Don Chi men ii Texas a amp a University professor $1 county government county judge takes Issue with administrator s return to work order issued sunday bars county s chief judicial administrator front heading Hack to the office today by Chanour Koop the daily news in the latest Volley for control Over hiring the county a chief judicial administrator county judge Mark Henry issued an order sunday barring the longtime director of court administration from going Back to work. The position has been vacant for More than to months since county commissioners fired Bonnie Quiroga in july. Henrys order comes in reaction to a Friday letter signed by some state District judges and county judges notifying commissioners Quiroga would be reinstated monday. Quiroga said on saturday she had an a obligation to stand up to bullies and planned to return to work to ensure the a a integrity of our judiciary and separation of the daily news was unable to reach Quiroga for comment Atter henrys order was issued sunday. 36th District court judge Lonnie Cox said he planned to move Quiroga Back into her office today despite henrys order. At Issue is whether judges or commissioners control the hiring and firing of the director of Justice administration who oversees court and collections operations. The firing prompted Cox to void the fir ing and halted the search for a replacement in september. Commissioners turned to the states first court of appeals in october to request Cox s order be removed and tile bring he finalized. Iii february however tile court denied the commissioners petition leaving Cox s order valid. Commissioners appealed the decision by a see order a3 county judge Mark Henry has issued an order barring Bonnie Quiroga from returning to work today. Texas City first Baptist to buy former Dillards location Stuart Villaneuva the daily new the exterior of the old Dillards building at the mall of the Mainland has been refurbished. By to. Aulds the daily news l Ess than a month since deciding to sell its landmark ninth Avenue Campus to the school District members of first Baptist Church Texas City approved yet another big move. The i to year old congregation will he moving into what was the Dillard a store at mall of the Mainland pastor Rev. Rob Ert Miller said. Church members on sunday overwhelmingly approved a plan to Purchase the i Saxx Square foot building that a been for the most part vacant since 2008. If All goes As planned the i too member congregation will move into its new Home within six months. Miller said. A we feel blessed to get the not. 173, no. 38 5485 00100today s weather q mostly 0�tr sunny Little my i Chance of /8 rain a at Index bulletin Board b2 obituaries.b7 opinion b4 lotto a 2 sports a8 movies is to listings____________a7 building a Miller said. I ast month members of the Church approved Selling its main Campus to the Texas City sch Xvi District which plans to build a vocational training Center on the site. Initially the plan was tor first Baptist to move to its Campus on interstate 45. I hat location pre see Church i a4leave your shout outs head to our Facebook Page to leave your words of thanks or Praise until 2 pan. To Day and we Wim run a selection of them in the print edition of the daily news

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