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Galveston County the Daily News (Newspaper) - September 21, 2017, Galveston, TexasThursday september 21,2017 a h 88 l 79 a a12 a $1 political Buzz Paul Ryan plans to Stop in Friendswood for Harvey trip a a7 g \ l v e s t 0 n �?�1 i \ t it sail heui0. Tax As oldest ski shaper a i bushing since 1842 rating 175 ears education false information seven students did no to die but 17 maybe were shoeless by Matt Degrooot the daily news a Dickinson Dickinson Independent school District officials spent wednesday doing damage control after a county nonprofit Agency sent out false information including that seven students had died during Hurricane Harvey. A a we be been trying to put that Down and getting people just to Stop believing it a said Tammy dowdy spokeswoman for the District. District officials were responding to an email the family service Center of Galveston county issued monday expressing sympathy for areas hit by Hurricane Harvey and listing several statistics related to Dickinson Independent school District. The email said that seven students died during the massive flood and one was on life support among other statistics. Dowdy disputed the report saying that no District students had died. �?othe1-Only one that might be right is that there were 17 students without shoes Quot dowdy said. A but we got them shoes right away Quot Harvey made landfall aug. 25 in Rockport about 200 Miles South of Galveston county but see students a a4 coming sunday does flood Runoff from the brio superfund site threaten residents development i District Community Post Harvey a slow process Stuart Villanueva the Daly news a painted curb stands in front of a House in the historic Cedar Lawn neighbourhood in Galveston on wednesday. Tax break was the Carrot in conservation District by Samantha Ketterer the daily news a Galveston a five year tax break for residents in a Central Galveston neighbourhood will result in an expected loss of $164, 000 in City property taxes according to planning documents. Galveston City Council on sept. 14 designated the Cedar Lawn neighbourhood a conservation District placing certain restrictions on development in the gated subdivision. One incentive to creating such a District is a 25 percent reduction in City property taxes Over five years City officials said. The Council created the incentive in 2015. This is the first time it has been used historic preservation officer Catherine Gorman said. A the Council was interested in making it a Little More generous to encourage designation a Gorman said. A the impetus is Protection of our historic neighbourhoods and raising property values is a secondary coming Friday see District a a3 Kelsey Walling Galveston county residents attend a town Hall meeting at Walter Hall Park in league City on tuesday. Although the Federal emergency management Agency was there to answer questions officials could not answer any Long term housing questions. Hood victims get few answers at town Hall meetings by Valerie Wells the daily news a league City James Wrights Home had flooded four times on Lakeside drive in league City. The third time it happened Wright Learned he did no to qualify for a Federal program to Elev ate his House because he did no to file claims after the first two floods. The fourth flood came with Hurricane Harvey and now Wright faces the conundrum erf needing to raise his House because it repeatedly floods and needing to prove it Ever flooded at All. A its a catch-22,&Quot Wright said tuesday at a town Hall meeting in Walter Hall Park in league City. See recovery �a4 Zariv m Kelsey Walling James Wright asks Fema officials a question about his flood damaged House at the town Hall meeting at Walter Hall Park in league City on tuesday. Commission i plan Texas City takes the Lead on creating a recovery coordinating Board by Marissa Barnett the my news a Texas City Texas City commissioners on wednesday moved Forward on a plan to create a coordinating Board to manage some of the Federal Money that comes in for Hurricane Harvey recovery. The Board will not manage individual assistance a for example what homeowners might receive for a personal application from the Federal emergency m, Agency to repair their Homes a but Public assistance for repairs to government property levees or general Public Aid to be distributed by service organizations officials said. Mayor Matt Doyle and mayor pro Tern Phil Roberts Are taking the Lead on the initiative because of their previous experience managing funding during Hurricane Ike in 2008, director of management services Nick Finan said. See Board �a4 Quot Chita amp tune two for the Road Quot will debut at the grand on saturday. Read All about it in the weekend edition. Accident deaths two fatalities reported in equipment incident by Samantha Ketterer the daily news a Galveston two men died wednesday morning in an incident involving fallen equipment on Pelican Island according to a City spokeswoman. The incident involved a fallen Crane at 2915 Todd. Road spokeswoman Jaree Fortin said. The address is listed As the to amp to Marine offshore facility. T he men were dead when emergency responders arrived Fortin said the cause of the Accident is under investigation and no foul play is suspected Fortin said. The a names of the men will not be released until authorities notify the mens families Fortin said another Man who was operating the Crane received minor injuries in the incident and was transported to the Hospital said Mark Hummel operations manager of the Galveston area ambulance authority. A was you can imagine he was pretty Shook up a Hummel said. Samantha Ketteren 409-681 5241 Samantha Pettefer or on twitter at Sam Kett Index abbya12 10tt0a2 markets a5 obits b12 opinion a8 sports b1 to comics b6-7 a it vol. 175, j no. 162 6 a i 45485. 00100to All first responder god bless j

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