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Galveston County the Daily News (Newspaper) - September 12, 2017, Galveston, TexasTuesday september 12,2017 a h 86 l 75 a a10 $1remembrance us Marks 9/11 anniversary with resolve tears and Hope a9g Alveston count Yin mob. Texas oldest nets paper a i his hint since 1842 a celeb Katino its years courts settlement commissioners agree to pay $665k in pm 646 dispute Mark Henry by Marissa Barnett the daily news a Galveston the Galveston county commissioners court agreed monday to a $665,000 settlement with a Huffman based construction contractor that sued the county Over delays during an pm 646 project. Triple b services sued Galveston county in 2014 Over an pm 646 widening project claiming the county did not move utilities in the roads right of Way by deadline and Cost the company More Money to Complete the project among other things. The company initially sought damages of $1.8 million according to court documents. The Case made it to the supreme court of Texas after several rounds of appeals. On aug. 25, the states highest court denied a motion by the county to rehear the Case according to documents. On monday commissioners v tried. Unanimously to Settle with the company. The company a bid had originally come in about $2 million less than the next lowest bid so the settlement ultimately had not meant the county paid More Tor the project county see dispute a a4 Community Post Harvey just a rum Jennifer Reynolds Rebecca Dunn jokes about having lunch in her front Yard monday As she takes a break from cleaning out her flood damaged Home in the Forest Bend subdivision in Friendswood. Friendswood officials done to count on buyout offers by Valerie Wells the daily news a Friendswood a former Friendswood mayor said he a worried some people might not be working to save their flooded Homes because they re counting on a Federal buyout. David Smith mayor of Friendswood from 2004 to 2010, said he encountered rumours the first week of september As he volunteered in neighbourhoods hard hit by Hurricane Harvey a floods. Some residents in the Evedge Wood and Forest Bend subdivisions on the Harris county Side of Friendswood told Smith they were considering a Federal emergency management Agency buyout offer he said. This alarmed Smith As Well As City officials who were worried homeowners do anything at All to protect their damaged Homes from Mold or further decay he said. It know from past experience see buyout it a a9 r 1 j 1 a Del Jennifer Reynolds the daily news flood damaged belongings Are piled in the front Yard of a Home on Lucian Lane in the Forest Bend subdivision in Friendswood on monday. Transportation i Public transit Galveston to Houston bus line quietly begins service a pair of morning riders and a missed connection Mark the Island express first ride a. T by John Wayne Ferguson the daily news a Galveston Petri a raft had been waiting for this Day. And waiting. And waiting. Urvil a researcher who works in. The Houston medical Center has lived on Galveston Island for 20 years. For Many of those years he commuted on various bus services that connected Galveston to the City. That ended in 2013, when the last of those connections run by Mega bus ended its service. Since then Urvil has been renting an apartment in Houston to Cut Down on car commuting time during the week. A i rented an apartment because i think driving would be too Tough a he said. See bus a a4 Kelsey Walling he daily news Alastair Hatter left and Petri Urvil wait for the connecting bus to Houston at Bay area Park amp ride on monday. Coming thursday political Buzz what happens when political campaigning and natural disasters collide government welfare Texas expands food benefits for Harvey victims by Marissa Barnett the daily news the state expanded its food benefits program a commonly referred to As Kurt Stamps a to More people eligible Tor the assistance in communities affected he Hurricane Harvey including Galveston county. But county residents will not he Able to apply until the state establishes a local site. The state did not Specif a Date for that opening other than a in the coming the states health and human services department will offer Short term food benefits to individuals and families who were affected by Harvey and earn below varying household income amounts gov. Greg Abbott s office announced monday the expansion changed the income requirements for Tot i assistance to allow More people to qualify lit counties with see food a a4 maritime tourism port still assessing the Cost of five cancelled cruises by Matt Degrood the daily news a Galveston port of Galveston officials estimate about 27,000 fewer cruise passengers visited because of Hurricane Harvey but done to yet know exactly How much that loss will Cost the port financially interim director Peter Simons said monday. A when you talk about five lost ships the car revenues and head taxes have got to be pretty Juicy a said fed of Rourke chairman of the wharves Board of trustees. T he us. Coast guard on aug 25 dosed the Island port to All traffic in anticipation of the High winds and rain from Hurricane Harvey. The decision forced cruise ships carrying about 20,000 passengers to remain at sea an extra six Days and led cruise lines to see port a a4 Index abbya10 lottoa2 marketsa5 obits b8 opinion a6 sports b1 to comics b4-5 vol. 175, no. 153 �45485 0010011,1 7 �41% of Attmor. Com Haw

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