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Galveston County The Daily News (Newspaper) - November 3, 2011, Galveston, Texas My a Galveston county a Ughe daily news 75 cents thursday november 3, 2011 Texas oldest newspaper since 1842 vol. 169, no. 207 . 75 cents thursday november 3, 2011 Texas oldest newspaper since 1842 vol. 169, no. 207 audit raises questions about buyout program inside today Biz Buzz a West Marine in league City is adding a second building doubling its size to 24,000 Square feet/a3. 1 win away a the Clear Springs football team is one win away from an undefeated District 24-5a sweep after the ugly 0-3 Start to the season. The chargers Host Bra Oswood tonight/a8. Stealing politely a a robbery suspect offered an apology wednesday before he Drew a handgun and pointed it at a la Marque store clerk/a4. Reel report a wednesday another prefrontal bite was on As fish were sensing a change in the weather a 10. Index bulletin board.b2 business.a3 comics.a6 crossword.a6 lotto.a2 movies.b5 obituaries.b8 opinion.b4 sports.a8 to listings.a6 inside friendswood.a6 Galveston.a4 la marque.a4 league Cit .b1 weather a i Lii today s forecast mostly Cloudy with 10% showers High 66 Low 45 details Al Galveston study cites problems with damage assessment by Michael a. Smith the daily news damage assessments used to qualify five West end Beach houses for a controversial $25 i t was Good to have people in authority agree with what we have been saying for years. A Dan Kellogg former president of the Sands of Kahala Beach homeowners association million buyout program instituted Here after Hurricane Ike appear to be questionable according to a Texas division of emergency management audit. Findings of the three month review made Public tuesday through a letter from state to Federal officials concur with allegations a group of West end homeowners began lodging with the City of Galveston More than two years ago. The report seems to have spelled the end of a program that divided residents pitted neigh Bors in the 12-House Sands of Kahala Beach subdivision against one another and spawned several lawsuits. It was unclear wednesday however whether there would be Legal ramifications for homeowners who supplied the apparently questionable damage repair estimates or the City which accepted see audit As Economy Pointe West faces a 2011 tie Galveston county twin news photos by Kevin a soothe daily news the 1,000-acre Pointe West development on Galveston s West end has been posted for a foreclosure Sale owner Terra Mesa resort properties announced tuesday. All Community amenities including the Beach club restaurants and swimming pools have been closed. Move prompts layoffs at resort development on West end by Laura elder the daily news Galveston a lenders have posted the 1,000-acre Pointe West property on the Island s Western tip for a dec. 6 foreclosure Sale forcing layoffs of the resort development s Hospital hey and sales staff and the closure of clubs pools fitness rooms and other amenities. Quot we regret that Market conditions and other economic factors have led the lenders to these Dedsion Quot far right the fitness Center was one of Many Community amenities at the Pointe West development. Right a letter posted on the Sunset Beach Pool club informs residents of Community amenity closures. Terra Mesa resort properties announced that lenders would be foreclosing on the property. The Sunset Beach Pool club sits vacant at the Pointe West development on Galveston s West end after owner Terra Mesa resort properties announced lenders would be foreclosing on the property. Said Jason Leeds president and chief operating officer of Terra Mesa resort properties in a tuesday letter to owners and employees. Information about How Many employees lost their jobs was not immediately see foreclosure a Pool area w Lone Star rally downtown a barricades a a a planned traffic a vendors unified command Center % % motor Cle rally begins today on Isle pastime record crowds expected the voice sons of anarchy stars to attend by Amanda Casanova the daily news Galveston a with mostly sunny skies predicted for the weekend City officials Are expecting record breaking crowds to attend the 10th annual Lone Star rally which starts today. The four Day event draws thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to the Island every year with visitors marvelling at custom bikes or shopping at Vendor Booths parked downtown. Historic downtown will offer free admission to the rally including live music at see rally/a7 rising stars competing against choirs from across the county the Jav a seventh and eighth Grade girls choir at Clear Creek intermediate school came in first in its group winning a $1,500 makeover for their classroom. City Plant among fined Valero refineries environment fines related to april 2010 release of volatile organic compound by Chris Paschenko the daily news Texas City a Valero s Texas City Plant was among the refineries and chemical companies that had a total of $934,026 in fines assessed wednesday for violations of the state s environmental regulations an official said. The Texas commission on environmental Quality approved $233,835 in penalties against the Pescor refining group Diamond Shamrock refining and Valero refining seefine/a7 a

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