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Popcorn has the crunchy, salty appeal of chips or pretzels, but you can have 3 cups of the air-popped snack for slightly fewer calories than you’ll find in one sourdough pretzel.

  • By FRANCES POWELL
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Willie Nelson returns to The Grand 1894 Opera House for one performance only, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, by calling 800-821-1894, or online at www.thegrand.com.

  • By WALT CANDELARI
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Whenever someone messes up and thinks about what has happened, a common refrain is: shoulda, woulda, coulda. It translates into if I had my head on straight and thought this through, I would have done things differently. Bill and Candy recently returned from a trip singing this mantra.

  • By HAROLD RALEY
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Philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson (1802-1883) wrote that people lead lives of quiet desperation. He didn’t say why, but we can think of any number of causes: money problems, soured relationships, physical and mental sufferings, career failures, depression, loneliness, religious anguish, legal …

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Scott Reeder has been a journalist for 30 years. His first full-time job after college was at The Galveston County Daily News. During his time at The Daily News, he had many adventures including an award-winning series on homelessness. He went on to work for newspapers in Iowa, Illinois and …

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Saturday, early morning thunderstorms kept many anglers off of the water; however, later in the day conditions started settling and the fishing resumed. By press time Saturday no reports were in; however, Friday was a different story with good action taking place early.

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Friendswood’s long practice of not charging residents for ambulance rides and emergency medical care is not sustainable and amounts to a lucrative public subsidy for private insurance companies, city officials say.

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Galveston County organizations that stand to benefit from replacing the aged Pelican Island Bridge need to pony up some money before the state takes away $45 million earmarked for the project.

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Frank Carmona, who was born and raised in Galveston and served as a district court judge and county commissioner in addition to his years as an attorney and was known to friends and colleagues for being soft-spoken and friendly, died Thursday morning at his home in Galveston. He was 83.

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Jarion Jamal Warner, 19, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, unauthorized use of a vehicle, unlicensed possession of a firearm by a felon and evading arrest with a vehicle in connection to the incident. He is being held in Galveston County jail on $240,000 in bond, jail records show.

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Galveston County was one of more than two dozen agencies to receive funding for anti-terrorism programs through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Two Galveston County organizations have won grants from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as part of the Great Texas Birding Classic.

  • By PETER DAVIS
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The line of 10- and 11-year-old kids hovered motionless for a moment, quivering in anticipation. Then the whistle blew and they launched themselves into the water. They high-stepped through the shallows, and as they got to thigh deep water began “dolphining” by pushing off the bottom with th…

  • By BILL TINSLEY
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It is that time of year when families gather for the annual reunion: aunts, uncles and cousins, some twice removed. They find familiar faces that frame the memories of their youth and tell stories passed down through the years, embellished with each cycle of telling. “Do you remember when …?…

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As a state deadline approaches, county commissioners and their hired representatives are in a push to secure local funding for a new Pelican Island Bridge.

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One of the bills Gov. Greg Abbott has said is priority during the special session calls for the elimination of local rules "regulating what property owners do with trees on private lands." The bill threatens tree preservation laws in dozens of Texas cities, including Galveston, Dickinson and League City.

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A Thursday meeting that some people thought would allow the Galveston Municipal Police Association to address city council instead resulted in the group being shut down by the city’s legal department on the discussion of staffing and crime issues.

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Galveston City Manager Brian Maxwell on Thursday presented the winners and losers of the 2018 budget cycle, describing a proposed budget he said was fairly ordinary but effective.

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Make sure you get your tickets to Riders in the Sky’s “A Salute to Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys,” which is set for 8 p.m. July 29 at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., in Galveston.

  • By DUSTIN CHASE
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Christopher Nolan is one of the most praise worthy filmmakers alive. His films challenge the audience beyond simple enjoyment, despite, most are blockbusters. He is also the rare writer/director pleasing the majority of critics and mainstream audiences alike. It’s also worth mentioning his p…

  • By RICK COUSINS Correspondent
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Just a few years after the Civil War ended, Galveston’s First Union Baptist Church began. The founders hailed from Boston and were part of an interracial, anti-slavery association. The new church immediately began planting daughter churches around Texas as those freed began to form their own…

  • By RICK COUSINS
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Galveston’s Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church will honor its pastor for the last five years, the Rev. Norman Van Johnson Jr. at 11:45 a.m. Sunday and at 3 p.m. on July 30 at 2127 37th St.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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As a decades-long sun lover, it pains me to say this, but running and summer sun aren’t a healthy combination. Several medical studies have found that distance runners have an increased risk of skin cancer, largely because of their exposure to the sun.

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Galveston Independent School District’s Board of Trustees Wednesday put the final nail in the coffin of a November bond election by unanimously voting down plans to call for one by the August deadline.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Thursday was another great day for fishing around Galveston. That is unless the midday heat bothers you and if it does, you are not alone. The fish do not like it either and tend to run to deeper holes and wait it out.

  • By KEITH G. HENRY
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Recently, while visiting family on the mainland, I promised my 16-year-old cousin that I would play him in a game of basketball to solidify my title as the families’ greatest athlete, albeit self-proclaimed. It may have been a foolish feat for me, as my budding teenage relative is 6 feet, 2 …

  • By BYRON YORK
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The public learned on March 10, 2015, that Hillary Clinton had more than 60,000 emails on her private email system, and that she had turned over “about half” of them to the State Department and destroyed the rest, which she said were “personal” and “not in any way related” to her work as sec…

  • By MARTHA ROGERS
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“Texans pay the sixth-highest property tax in the nation and Texans have told us loud and clear that common-sense property tax reform legislation is long overdue,” Dan Patrick says. (In a statement in November after Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, filed Senate Bill 2, which limits property…

  • By GALVESTON COUNTY TAX OFFICE
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The last day for seniors, disabled persons and disabled vets to make the final quarter installment for 2016 property taxes is July 31. Avoid hefty penalty and interest and make that final payment on time.

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Despite their impressive record, the Houston Astros have two positions where they should upgrade at before the trade deadline hits: starting pitching and relief pitching. Now, this isn’t a new topic of conversation in this column, but it’s one that this week became much more relevant than before.

  • By MELVIN WILLIAMS
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It was 1964 and then President Lyndon Baines Johnson asked Congress to pass legislation that would address the plight facing our most vulnerable citizens, i.e., the poor. The legislation passed was to become known as The War on Poverty or the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, and was signed …

  • By MICHAEL DUDAS
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Ball High School students and Randalls have joined forces again this year for a special two-week, in-store promotion to kick off the 37th annual ABC13 “Share Your Holidays” food drive in Galveston. This year’s in-store initiative runs through July 30. This special “Christmas in July” promoti…

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Wednesday showers were scattered around the Galveston Bay Complex; however, they were not nearly as widespread as earlier this week. They did not seem to adversely affect fishing as anglers out on the water early scored well with catches.

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A member of the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County on Wednesday called for more public discussion about concerns among cruise ship operators over fog delays at the Port of Galveston.

  • By UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH
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University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the Ruth Kempner Endowment for Breast Cancer Screening are providing free screening mammograms for women in Galveston County who are uninsured. Participants must register in advance and meet a list of criteria, including being a legal resid…

  • By DR. VICTOR S. SIERPINA
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Some people try to blame their fatigue, low energy, weight issues, constipation, depression, menstrual irregularities, skin and hair problems to a low thyroid. They persist in this belief despite all thyroid lab tests remain in the normal range or when thyroid medicine doesn’t help.

  • By DRS. DAVID NIESEL AND NORBERT HERZOG
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Some people are musical and have rhythm and others struggle with even the most obvious beat. A recent study has revealed that even though you might not be able to follow the beat, your pupils do.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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There’s much in your lives that seems ordinary because it’s what keeps our stress levels low. For some of you, your ordinary life doesn’t feel like it’s going anywhere. Just the typical daily grind and routine day after day.

  • By DR. SALLY ROBINSON
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The American Academy of Pediatrics News’ Parent Plus has updated its travel information. Traveling across the country in a recreational vehicle (RV) can be exciting for children of all ages. To keep everyone safe in your home on wheels, be sure to use seat belts and car seats.

  • By WILLIAM JOHNSON
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At this intensely hot time of year, I like to remind people how important shade trees are in our landscapes. Even more, the hot summer months are the best time to determine where additional shade is needed.

  • By LYNDA BALSLEV
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Blueberries are a summer treat. Inky blue, sweet and juicy, they are a healthy snack you can pop in your mouth, fold into yogurt and bake into desserts. I grew up in New England and lived for many years in Scandinavia, where blueberries grew wild in our garden and forest. We would forage for…

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  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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Cooking classic French dishes may be more than enough challenge for most cooks but not for the members of the Cracked Pots cooking group. They recently upped the challenge and re-created some of France’s finest cuisine in cast iron Dutch ovens on a charcoal fire. Members of the group produce…

  • By CATHY GILLENTINE Columnist
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While chit-chatting at a funeral, a talented Texas City architect decided to share with me an idea for a column. New ideas from neat people get aired fairly frequently, but not usually at funerals.

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As state lawmakers gather in Austin, and Congress reconvenes in Washington, to take up immediate and pressing issues, we should consider how long some of those issues have been around and how successful we might finally be in resolving them.

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Councilman Hank Dugie, who had suggested in June that League City come up with a common standard for all parks that allowed alcoholic beverages, does not support the proposed ban. 

  • By CURTISS BROWN
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In his July 13 letter to the editor, Marion C. Medwedeff called the current investigation of President Trump a waste of time and taxpayer money. His letter was headlined as “Stop the investigation against President Trump.” I agree with Medwedeff’s plea. Medwedeff’s theory was Trump could par…

  • By BILL SARGENT, MARK MANSIUS & JOHN GAY
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Even though over the course of our columns we have been disparaged by some readers, we have strived to bring relevant topics and ideas to public discussion without attacking people’s character. We are grateful to The Daily News for its willingness to print all sides, giving the public a voic…

  • By ROBERTO TORRES
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On July 1, I was in Las Vegas when Nevada became the eighth state to legalize recreational marijuana use for persons 21 and older. Eighteen other states have already or will soon legalize the medical use of marijuana. Several other states are considering decriminalizing possession of minor a…

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This is not my first time covering a live tournament or sporting event. I have covered many sporting events. However, I have never covered a virtual reality event, and Sunday’s event was the second tournament in a series for the world’s first active Virtual Reality eSports tournament.

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A U.S. Coast Guard crew transported a man early Sunday morning from a dive charter vessel 50 miles southeast of Galveston to an area hospital.

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6378 in Dickinson and Paws Grooming and Peticure hosted a pet adoption event in support of Bayou Animal Services on Saturday. The event featured microchipping, vendors, food and music as well as a number of animals in search of their new home.

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As Texas lawmakers prepare to reconvene Tuesday in Austin for a special session, they should spend some time looking at Texas public school districts, thinking about their own responsibilities and perhaps rereading their oaths of office.

  • By BOB SENTER
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On Tuesday, the Texas Legislature will reconvene in Austin for a special session called by Gov. Greg Abbott. This is the first called special session since 2013. In 2013, PolitiFact Texas estimated that a one month special session would cost between $716,000 and $819,000 in lawmaker and staf…

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Lone Star Flight Museum is closing the site at 2002 Terminal Drive at Scholes International Airport in Galveston and is moving to a larger space at Ellington Airport in Houston.

  • By MATT DEGROOD and SAMANTHA KETTERER The Daily News
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The 15 highest paid employees in the city of Galveston earn a combined $1.9 million in yearly salaries, while the top 15 in the park board earn a total of $1.46 million yearly. The top 15 employees at the port earn $1.5 million total.

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The executive director of a recently formed maritime business group hopes his organization can influence decision-makers on a variety of issues, especially a controversial plan for dealing with toxic waste pits near the Houston Ship Channel.

  • By CONSUMER REPORTS
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More than 212,000 adults and half a million children were accidentally poisoned by prescription and over-the-counter medication during 2015. Having a medicine cabinet packed with unsecured pills on every shelf is a big risk: It makes it too easy for you to grab the wrong meds or for anyone i…

  • By GALVESTON REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Task Force is pleased to announce Stephen Freeman, founder and CEO of Playsmint LLC, as the keynote speaker at the Workforce Development Breakfast set for 7:30 a.m. July 25 in the ballroom at the San Luis Hotel, 5222 Seawall Bl…

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Galveston County Sheriff's Office responded Friday to a Bolivar Peninsula beach to take a look at a package that had washed ashore.

  • By BRUCE WILLIAMS
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DEAR BRUCE: I worked for a large company for 19 years in sales. I was the top producer for the past 10 years. Within a week’s time, they removed me from my largest account, asked me to cover an area they have struggled in, removed the salesman from that account and gave him my territory. Whe…

  • By FRANCES POWELL
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Coming from across the pond was Marie Wilcox-Perks and Jamie Perks and the star of the show, Miss Sophia Daisy Bernardine Ann Wilcox-Perks, and her age was about six-weeks old for her christening at St. Patrick’s Church with Deacon Sam Dell’Olio officiating.

  • By WALT CANDELARI
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Remember that line from Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist?” The poor little rag-a-muffin pitifully holding his bowl up and asking for more gruel? What would you do if this little 8-year-old girl showed up at your door and asked you if you could change a $20 dollar bill? She looked like she was …

  • By LYNDA BALSLEV
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Blueberries are a summer treat. Inky blue, sweet and juicy, they are a healthy snack you can pop in your mouth, fold into yogurt and bake into desserts. I grew up in New England and lived for many years in Scandinavia, where blueberries grew wild in our garden and forest. We would forage for…

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  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
  • 0

Cooking classic French dishes may be more than enough challenge for most cooks but not for the members of the Cracked Pots cooking group. They recently upped the challenge and re-created some of France’s finest cuisine in cast iron Dutch ovens on a charcoal fire. Members of the group produce…

  • By CATHY GILLENTINE Columnist
  • 4

While chit-chatting at a funeral, a talented Texas City architect decided to share with me an idea for a column. New ideas from neat people get aired fairly frequently, but not usually at funerals.

  • 0

As state lawmakers gather in Austin, and Congress reconvenes in Washington, to take up immediate and pressing issues, we should consider how long some of those issues have been around and how successful we might finally be in resolving them.

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Councilman Hank Dugie, who had suggested in June that League City come up with a common standard for all parks that allowed alcoholic beverages, does not support the proposed ban. 

  • By CURTISS BROWN
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In his July 13 letter to the editor, Marion C. Medwedeff called the current investigation of President Trump a waste of time and taxpayer money. His letter was headlined as “Stop the investigation against President Trump.” I agree with Medwedeff’s plea. Medwedeff’s theory was Trump could par…

  • By BILL SARGENT, MARK MANSIUS & JOHN GAY
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Even though over the course of our columns we have been disparaged by some readers, we have strived to bring relevant topics and ideas to public discussion without attacking people’s character. We are grateful to The Daily News for its willingness to print all sides, giving the public a voic…

  • By ROBERTO TORRES
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On July 1, I was in Las Vegas when Nevada became the eighth state to legalize recreational marijuana use for persons 21 and older. Eighteen other states have already or will soon legalize the medical use of marijuana. Several other states are considering decriminalizing possession of minor a…

  • 0

This is not my first time covering a live tournament or sporting event. I have covered many sporting events. However, I have never covered a virtual reality event, and Sunday’s event was the second tournament in a series for the world’s first active Virtual Reality eSports tournament.

  • 0

A U.S. Coast Guard crew transported a man early Sunday morning from a dive charter vessel 50 miles southeast of Galveston to an area hospital.

  • 0

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6378 in Dickinson and Paws Grooming and Peticure hosted a pet adoption event in support of Bayou Animal Services on Saturday. The event featured microchipping, vendors, food and music as well as a number of animals in search of their new home.

  • 3

As Texas lawmakers prepare to reconvene Tuesday in Austin for a special session, they should spend some time looking at Texas public school districts, thinking about their own responsibilities and perhaps rereading their oaths of office.

  • By BOB SENTER
  • 3

On Tuesday, the Texas Legislature will reconvene in Austin for a special session called by Gov. Greg Abbott. This is the first called special session since 2013. In 2013, PolitiFact Texas estimated that a one month special session would cost between $716,000 and $819,000 in lawmaker and staf…

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Lone Star Flight Museum is closing the site at 2002 Terminal Drive at Scholes International Airport in Galveston and is moving to a larger space at Ellington Airport in Houston.

  • By MATT DEGROOD and SAMANTHA KETTERER The Daily News
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  • 14

The 15 highest paid employees in the city of Galveston earn a combined $1.9 million in yearly salaries, while the top 15 in the park board earn a total of $1.46 million yearly. The top 15 employees at the port earn $1.5 million total.

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The executive director of a recently formed maritime business group hopes his organization can influence decision-makers on a variety of issues, especially a controversial plan for dealing with toxic waste pits near the Houston Ship Channel.

  • By CONSUMER REPORTS
  • 0

More than 212,000 adults and half a million children were accidentally poisoned by prescription and over-the-counter medication during 2015. Having a medicine cabinet packed with unsecured pills on every shelf is a big risk: It makes it too easy for you to grab the wrong meds or for anyone i…

  • By GALVESTON REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Task Force is pleased to announce Stephen Freeman, founder and CEO of Playsmint LLC, as the keynote speaker at the Workforce Development Breakfast set for 7:30 a.m. July 25 in the ballroom at the San Luis Hotel, 5222 Seawall Bl…

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Galveston County Sheriff's Office responded Friday to a Bolivar Peninsula beach to take a look at a package that had washed ashore.

  • By BRUCE WILLIAMS
  • 0

DEAR BRUCE: I worked for a large company for 19 years in sales. I was the top producer for the past 10 years. Within a week’s time, they removed me from my largest account, asked me to cover an area they have struggled in, removed the salesman from that account and gave him my territory. Whe…

  • By FRANCES POWELL
  • 0

Coming from across the pond was Marie Wilcox-Perks and Jamie Perks and the star of the show, Miss Sophia Daisy Bernardine Ann Wilcox-Perks, and her age was about six-weeks old for her christening at St. Patrick’s Church with Deacon Sam Dell’Olio officiating.

  • By WALT CANDELARI
  • 0

Remember that line from Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist?” The poor little rag-a-muffin pitifully holding his bowl up and asking for more gruel? What would you do if this little 8-year-old girl showed up at your door and asked you if you could change a $20 dollar bill? She looked like she was …