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Galveston County the Daily News (Newspaper) - September 29, 2017, Galveston, TexasFriday,september29,2017 h 83 l 75 a a10$1health bad chemical mixture sends 3 to Hospital a3galveston county Texas oldest newspaper a publishing since 1842 a celebrating 175 year education i Start and end times districts Wake up to sleep deficits schools Start later to boost student outcomes by Matt Degrood the daily news several Galveston county school districts have changed the Start and end times of the school Day in response to a recent study that concluded teenagers need More sleep to improve academic performance their health and their moods a that was the driving Force behind the change in Start times for our Middle school and High school kids a said Melissa Tortorici spokeswoman for Texas City Independent school District. Texas City is trustees changed Start and end times for each of the District s schools. Now All but one of the districts schools starts after 8 . And most Start at either 8 25 . Or 8 35 . Before the change Only one school started at 8 30 am. The districts new Start times coincide with the results of a recent study see school �a4 Jennifer Reynolds the a. \ is a Blocker Middle school student is dropped off at the Texas City Campus in the morning wednesday. Post Harvey assistance piles of another sort coming sunday an Island family shares its Story about coping with alzheimer s disease in Hopes of raising awareness and even Hope in what some experts have called the biggest epidemic in medical history. City Council finances Galveston Council approves budget and tax increase by Samantha Ketterer the daily news Kelsey Walling the daily news Renee Somers moves her laundry from a dryer at the la electronics Mobile laundromat in the parking lot of first Baptist Church in Dickinson on thursday. Somers has to Wash clothes often because she took Only what she could when Hurricane Harvey hit. Mobile laundromat brings Relief to Harvey victims by Marissa Barnett the daily news a Dickinson clean shirts sheets and socks Are easily taken for granted when a Washer and dryer Are just a few Steps away. But people in Hurricane Harvey hit Dickinson and other flooded communities have been learning just How important those simple things Are residents said see laundry a a7 Kelsey Walling the daily news Jessica Barrera shows John Ovesny How to use the Washer at the la electronics Mobile laundromat in the parking lot of first Baptist Church in Dickinson on thursday. A Galveston the City placed the Galveston police department at the forefront of this years budget Cycle As City Council members on thursday approved a $1,54.7 million operating budget that includes the possible hiring of 16 police officers and setting aside Money for pension Reform. Whether those budget items fully satisfy their purpose next year however Isnit guaranteed. The City first must receive a Federal Grant to hire eight of the 16 police officers and the police pension Board must reach an agreement with the City on How to fix the Long encumbered plan. Still the budgets Hallmarks a police hiring and an extra $75.5 million toward capital improvements a have positioned the City Well finance director Mike Loftin said. A were maintaining Basic services emphasizing Public safety and infrastructure a Loftin said a a that a what the budget is about Council approved the budget with a 7-0 vote and in a separate vote unanimously approved a 3.5 cent property tax increase to fund capita improvements through Bonds. Residents approved the tax increase through a Bond referendum in May. See budget �a4 real estate historical building City officially transfers ownership of Ashton Villa by Samantha Ketterer the daily news a Galveston City officials thursday transferred ownership of a prominent historical building to allow renovation of the 19th-Century Structure. Galveston City Council voted 7-0 to Transfer ownership of Ashton Villa to the Galveston historical foundation a nonprofit that has managed the building since 1970. The City has owned Ashton Villa 24th Street and Broadway since that time but entered into a contract with the Galveston Park Board of trustees to manage the building. The Park Board subsequently contracted with the foundation to take Over management foundation executive director Dwayne Jones said. Ashton Villa needed up to $300,000 in repairs As of March and the foundation can to apply for Many Grants if it does no town the building Jones said. A we just want to Dean up the relationship a Jones said at the City Council meeting. A a it la make it easier for us to raise Money for the building. It needs Money conveying ownership has. Been underway for months but Legal issues stalled the actual Transfer mayor Jim Yarbrough said among other things the City needed to ensure the historical foundation would continue buying fire flood and wind insurance on the property he said. A we All had concerns Over building standards leases it Cetera it Cetera a Yarbrough said. A a in be come to a see Villa �>a7 Stuart Villanueva he daily news the City of Galveston has transferred ownership of Ashton Villa to the Galveston historical foundation which will allow the foundation to raise More Money for the building s renovations and repairs. Index abbya10 lotto a2 marketsa5 obitsc10 opinion a6 sports 81 to comics b6-7 Mil a to vol. 175, no. 170 6 45485

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