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The Galveston County Daily News: Firehose

September 26, 2016

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College shooting simulator now set up for homeowners

College of the Mainland is offering homeowners and the public in general the same opportunity to learn how to handle handguns during potential emergencies with their Basic Defense Pistol Simulator course.

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League City council proposes new open meetings ordinance
Updated: September 25, 2016 - 11:15 pm

League City Mayor Pat Hallisey and Councilman Hank Dougie have introduced a proposal to require all city boards, committees and commissions to comply with the state’s open meeting laws.

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Association between childhood ADHD, alcohol explored
Posted: September 25, 2016

Children diagnosed with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder who exhibit elevated impulsivity during adulthood tend to experience more problems with alcohol compared to peers without a history of ADHD, a new longitudinal study has found.

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Odyssey Academy looks for student leadership with Leader in Me program
Posted: September 25, 2016

Last fall, the employees of Odyssey Academy were trained on Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” Last month, the staff continued training to bring out the best in our students through Covey’s “Leader in Me” program. Put in place at all of our schools, we are fostering lifelong habits of responsibility, preparedness and leadership with our students. As we enter our second year of the program, parents have already noted positive changes in their children.

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Santa Fe 'TRIBE University'
Posted: September 25, 2016

Santa Fe ISD utilizes community partnerships to align school and community resources in order to produce successful students, strong families and engaged communities. We combine quality education with enrichment opportunities to ensure all our students are successful.

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Kids really do say the darndest things
Posted: September 25, 2016

How often do you have the chance to ask more than 6,000 kids in grades K-12 the same 10 questions? Well, recently I did. This is just a small sample of their insightful and adorable answers to just three of the questions. I look forward to sharing their answers to all 10 questions throughout the year.

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Fathers encouraged to get involved in Dickinson ISD schools
Posted: September 25, 2016

Encouraging parental and community involvement in schools is always a focus in Dickinson Independent School District as the district feels strongly that the connection between family and school is an important component to student success. There has been a special emphasis lately in Dickinson ISD to encourage more involvement in schools by male role models — fathers, grandfathers, uncles, men in the community, etc.

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Food trucks and more at 50th Birthday Bash
Posted: September 25, 2016

View classic cars through the decades while enjoying free birthday cake, live music and a kids’ zone at College of the Mainland’s 50th Birthday Bash: A Family Day Event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1200 Amburn Road in Texas City.

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Galveston College announces fall lecture series
Posted: September 25, 2016

The 2016-17 Galveston College Lecture Series is titled “Preserving Our Gulf: A Balancing Act” and the guest speakers for the fall session have been announced. The first guest speaker is Galveston College graduate Leah Oberlin, who serves as the Environmental Affairs Compliance Director for the Port of Houston. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing, 4015 Ave. Q, in Galveston.

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