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Galveston County the Daily News (Newspaper) - September 28, 2017, Galveston, TexasThursday september 28,2017 h 88 l 77 a a12 a $1 political Buzz the local election Facebook wars begin a a9 Galveston counts Texas oldest newspaper a publishing since 1842 a celebrating 175 years inside uts offers free Tel Medicine to Harvey victims �a6 a com approves effective tax rate up from last year a3 storm struck Dickinson ratifies next year s budget �a7 Park Board next budget could take hit from Harvey �a9 City meeting Long debate silenced residents seeking Council time by Valerie Wells the daily news a league City a four and a half hour Council meeting tuesday frustrated residents who came from flood damaged Homes for a Chance to speak. Many left As the meeting stretched on for hours because the Council allotted time to elected officials from other entities to speak first. League City had scheduled a Public hearing for tuesdays meeting on its proposed 56,5 cent tax rate for its 2018 budget. Also As a regular feature of City Council meetings the Agenda included time set aside for residents to address the Council in a Public forum. Both those items for pub Lic comment were listed on the Agenda before the longer detailed items that Are in the consent Agenda and the debatable issues that Are under new business. They also come before the reports from Council members and City staff. But on tuesday those Public forums were shoved behind two hours of presentations from Public officials. Many of the residents who were flood victims had wanted see Council a a4 event magical Winter lights festival the second year running lights festival returns to Gulf greyhound Park by Marissa Barnett the daily news a la Marque chinese lantern artists arrived at Ira Marques Gulf greyhound Park this week to begin setting up for the magical Winter lights festival which opens in november. Its the second year people generation inc. Will have the annual lantern festival in la Marque. The festival is one Way the Park which has a vast lot along interstate 45, has diversified after it ended live dog racing. The Park still offers simulcasting during which gamblers sit at rows of Small tvs and bet on races in. Other states. Event planners estimate the festival draw s about 200,000 visitors a year to see the huge silk and Metal structures Cre see festival �a6 Kelsey Walling the daily news above an artist welds Metal together while making a Structure for the magical Winter lights festival at Gulf greyhound Park in la Marque on wednesday. The structures will be covered in lights once the festival opens in november. Left Christmas Trees Are tied to a pole in Gulf greyhound Park in la Marque on wednesday chinese lantern artists arrived from Ligong China this week to begin setting up. Coming Friday the Galveston City Council will soon vote on a measure that will greatly affect the Galveston police department As the City seeks pension Reform and plans to hire new officers. Law enforcement statistics county crime reports Rose again in 2016 by John Wayne Ferguson the daily news a Galveston police departments in Galveston county reported More violent crimes and property crimes in 2016 than in each of the two prior years according to new Federal statistics. The Fri released its 201.6 crime statistics on monday. The data is a National report of offences and arrests made across the United states in 2016. The report includes specifics on violent crimes including reported cases of murder and non negligent manslaughter and property crimes such As burglary theft motor vehicle theft and arson. Nationally reports of All such crimes increased in the United states by 4.1 percent see crime �a4 Post Harvey Community residents unnerved by a looters picking through debris by Valerie Wells the daily news a league City people picking through debris piles Are making residents wary in flood dam aged neighbourhoods across Galveston county. League City police for example have received Many Calls about people picking through debris piles at night. And several residents have complained to mayor Pat Hallisey about the same thing he said. Some people have dubbed the nocturnal Scro ungers a looters a although their activity Isnit a crime unless they venture out of City rights of Way and onto private property officials said. But while the curbs in storm struck areas Are lined with unwanted castoffs debris some residents have complained that things they had hoped to Salvage and were keeping outside to dry disappeared. See looters �a4 Jennifer Reynolds the daily news a league City homeowners sign painted on a flood damaged door asks passers by not to take anything from the debris pile in the front Yard. The makeshift signs warning looters can be found throughout flooded neighbourhoods across the county. Index abbya12 lotto a2 markets a7 0bitsb11 opiniona8 sports81 tv/comics86-7 vol. 175, no. 169 6 al 45485 00100 Erpil 31 n Fuff a to All first responders god bless Texas

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