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Unity Court No. 61 Order of Calanthe will recognize faithful servants from the Galveston County community at 6 p.m. today at Live Oak Baptist Church, 1020 32nd St., in Galveston. For information, call Ruby Mitchell, 409-763-5120.

  • By PETER DAVIS
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Supervisors Dain Buck and Thomas “TK” Mills made their way carefully through the dark night to the other side of the ship channel to the North Jetty. They squinted through the spray kicked up by big, rolling swells as the powerful watercraft motor churned them along.

  • By DUSTIN CHASE
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One of the films I caught last week at the Toronto International Film Festival was Oscar-nominated Jake Gyllenhaal’s new film. It seems like every year there is a Gyllenhaal vehicle, that’s supposed to put him back in trophy contention. He might get his second nod for “Stronger,” but compare…

  • By RICK COUSINS Correspondent
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There seems to be no end, on the virtual bookshelf, of relentlessly positive religious tomes. Nationally-known mega church preachers seem to be especially susceptible to offering patented faith formulas for wealth, victory and happiness. They may be most likely to promise the moon and the st…

  • By BILL TINSLEY
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Prayer is often our last resort, the final step in a hopeless situation. We refer to it with such phrases as “he doesn’t have a prayer,” or “there is nothing left to do but pray.” But it is perhaps the most important aspect of our human condition.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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As daily activities in the county return to normal, the running calendar is beginning to look more typical, as well. While some local runs have been canceled, including next week’s Miles for the Mainland in Texas City, other September events will continue, with some of them moved back a bit.

  • By JOSEPH EVERETT
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Now that the state has passed the law of use of cellular devices that are not hands free, now the ultimate question, will this be enforced? As we all do, traveling around town, it is almost impossible to see any vehicle not operated by a driver with a cellphone in their hands. Either they ar…

  • By SANDRA WOODFORD
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Joe Elliott's letter ("The AP thinks we're stupid," The Daily News, Sept. 20) echoed my own sentiments about The Daily News' overuse of AP-authored articles to report so many news articles, especially those regarding President Trump, political takes on national and international news, and "f…

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Dickinson Independent School District officials spent Wednesday playing damage control, refuting an email sent out by county nonprofit agency, saying its Hurricane Harvey-related statistics were inaccurate.

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Just a day removed from Clear Creek’s 44-match district winning streak being snapped, the perennially contending Clear Falls Knights continued to assert themselves as possibly the team to beat in District 24-6A this season, sweeping the Clear Brook Wolverines on the road Wednesday by the scores of 25-15, 25-21 and 25-22.

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Juan Louis Peralez, 50, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of arson after a trial had already begun, Assistant District Attorney Tiffany Alfred said.

  • By THELMA BOWIE
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During Nick Gary’s 2016 funeral services held Jan. 30, 2016, his brother, Russ, described how much his younger brother meant to him. Nick graduated at the top of his La Marque High School Class of 2000, and played basketball, baseball and football throughout his entire childhood.

  • By GEORGE GRACE
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No matter what you believe: when you are lonely, when you are sad, when you feel helpless, reach within yourself and pray — you will be surprised with what’s inside.

  • By LAUREN HAMILTON
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Known as the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, the Maker Faire movement launched in the Bay Area in 2006, and has spread across major metropolitan areas around the country and globe ever since, with independent fairs popping up in both Houston and Austin in recent years. Now it’s our turn.

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On Sunday, the Houston Astros were dousing each other (and the unfortunate field reporter Julia Morales, who got repeated drenchings) in sparkling white wine and beer to celebrate their first division title since 2001. And unlike a similar celebration for clinching a wild card spot in 2015, …

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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A pattern of warm stable weather is prevailing around the Galveston area and, along with it, some excellent fishing is taking place. Tuesday, a south wind was taking over; however, most areas remained in fairly good shape.

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As more days pass from when Hurricane Harvey made landfall, residents around Galveston County are finding themselves in different stages of their personal recovery. Some are already working on repairing homes and interrupted lives.

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We urge Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath to follow through with a plan to financially help school districts facing declines in student population or property values because of Hurricane Harvey.

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Hitchcock city officials are moving ahead with a previously controversial plan to rezone a large swath of land along FM 2004, but hope handling it on a case-by-case basis will lessen the opposition.

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  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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Galveston College will offer a very different kind of French lesson Oct. 14, presenting a menu with a French accent as part of its major fundraising event, “Cabaret Au Lapin Agile-Paris” on the college’s campus.

  • By KATHY MODZELEWSKI
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Diaper Need Awareness Week, Sept. 25 through Oct. 1, is an initiative of the National Diaper Bank Network created to mobilize efforts to help make a difference in the lives of the nearly 5.2 million babies in the United States age 3 and younger who live in low-income families.

  • By KRISTENE BLACKSTONE
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During the past year, there have been remarkable changes at Child Protective Services. With Gov. Greg Abbott’s vision of CPS becoming the best child welfare program in the country, the inspirational leadership of Commissioner Hank Whitman, and the generous support of the Texas Legislature, C…

  • By DR. VICTOR S. SIERPINA
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What is healing? This may seem like a simple question. Of course most of us would agree it means the closure of a wound. But beyond this unidimensional explanation, healing is a multidimensional and complex set of processes, interventions, and outcomes.

  • By DRS. DAVID NIESEL AND NORBERT HERZOG
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If you read these columns each week, you are probably interested in science and the exciting new discoveries that arise every day. Yet the challenges to scientific evidence and the conclusions they generate have rarely been more pervasive or ominous. Perhaps it is time to discuss how science…

  • By UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH
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Nancy Barone has been appointed interim dean of the School of Nursing, effective Oct. 2. Barone most recently was interim associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine. She previously was vice president and chief operating officer for the…

  • By LYNDA BALSLEV
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Roasted strips of eggplant, zucchini and red peppers alternate with lasagna sheets in this veggie-enhanced family favorite. It’s just like lasagna, but lighter and fresher. No worries, though. There’s enough gooey melted cheese and tomato sauce rippling through this version that the most ard…

  • By DR. SALLY ROBINSON
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Recently, in “Pediatric News,” Barbara J. Howard discussed mindfulness and how the understanding and use of mindfulness can help make stress better for the child and the family. Mindfulness refers to a state of awareness, focus, attention, and non-judgment. There are programs that teach how …

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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When we compete in any sporting event, our goal is to win first place. We’ve all experienced it on some level and taking first place is the ultimate feeling. It doesn’t matter if it’s a team or individual sport.

  • By PATRIK HORNAK
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Perched on this narrow barrier island, Galveston is clearly no stranger to coastal storms and beach erosion. We have a renowned and effective seawall, a miles-long groin field, and multiple beach replenishment projects completed in recent years with ongoing plans for continued, periodic repl…

  • By JOE ELLIOTT
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Though I admit I have a general disdain for The Associated Press, my following complaints are expressed in earnest. I believe the AP twists the truth. In the AP briefs on A2 on Sept. 14, the AP writes that the University of California-Berkeley is “the birthplace of America’s free speech move…

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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This week has started slowly on the fishing scene. Light southeast winds have helped to create some excellent conditions for fishing, in spite of the continued effects from Hurricane Harvey.

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Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath, in a letter released Sept. 12, said he was working on a plan to financially help districts facing a decline in student population or property values because of Hurricane Harvey.

  • By ANNE HECHT
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Have you ever seen a “found” garden, one entirely made up of found objects and plants? Think a plant would make a good holiday gift? Find out at our Fall Garden Tour at 10 a.m. Sept. 30 — rain or shine.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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Your Houston Astros are division champs and your Houston Texans are 1-1, which is not bad, all things considered. Most importantly, your Houston Rockets are now owned by your hometown guy Tilman Fertitta, who will settle for nothing less than offering the best product on the NBA market. But …

  • By CATHY GILLENTINE Columnist
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Phil Roberts, who prepares lots of last wills and testaments, reminded his civic club audience last week of his lifelong motto: “You can’t take it with you.”

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About 1,600 La Marque students are starting their second week in makeshift classrooms as three schools in the district undergo repairs from flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

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Normal water service returned to the Bolivar Peninsula on Monday, more than three weeks after Hurricane Harvey cut off the area's main source of water and prompted conservation and boil water orders.

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The Galveston Park Board of Trustees isn’t expecting a drop in hotel occupancy tax collections for the year despite some temporary state exemptions to the rule, officials with the tourism group said.

  • By NEIL G. BARON
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It took a hurricane of biblical proportions, with a second even larger storm looming off the coast, but the Trump Administration finally passed a piece of legislation. Of course, the president did have to partner up with unlikely Democratic allies, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, to broker t…

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Most business leaders and experts agree that Hurricane Harvey will cause an economic downturn in the short term, partly offset by recovery and rebuilding.

  • By KRISTIE RIEKEN Associated Press
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Justin Verlander struck out 10 over seven innings in his first home start for Houston, Derek Fisher and Marwin Gonzalez homered in a big fifth inning and the Astros clinched the American League West with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

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The Houston Astros clinched the American League West, guaranteeing a playoff berth, on Sunday with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners. The division championship is the team's first since 2001 when they won the National League Central.

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An estimated 20,000 homes in Galveston County were flooded during Hurricane Harvey, scattering families and children to hotels, shelters and temporary housing in the county and elsewhere.

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With Houston and the mainland still recovering from flooding, Galveston officials have launched a $500,000 marketing effort to run through December targeting other parts of the state, while island businesses say returns on the campaign can’t come soon enough.

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With Houston stitched to both the front and back of their jerseys in tribute to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, the Cougars put on quite a showing for the storm-weary city in their home opener Saturday against crosstown rival Rice, routing the Owls, 38-3.

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Even if the federal government had constructed projects proposed in a $278 million Clear Creek flood control plan, it’s not certain it would have made a difference in the epic flood that Hurricane Harvey inflicted on Galveston and Harris counties.

  • By BILL SARGENT
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As the “Three Musketeers” over three years ago we wrote about the need for a coastal barrier system, or Ike Dike. We even laid out a road map for how to get the federal government to fund it. It’s indeed unfortunate that it may have taken another hurricane (Harvey) in order to get Congress t…

  • By FRANCES POWELL
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In 1914, a group of women led by Frances Kirk, the superintendent of drawing for the Galveston city schools, gathered at Ball High School to form an organization dedicated to supporting the visual arts in Galveston. That organization, the Galveston Art League, is still going strong.

  • By MARY BETH BASSETT
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Restricted funds, grants, local matches, HOT tax — these terms can seem like a foreign language sometimes. Luckily, here at the park board we have a hardworking finance committee, led by a knowledgeable and experienced comptroller, to make sense of our organization’s operating budget.

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Derrick Johnson, interim president of the NAACP, visited Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Dickinson to speak with local officials about ongoing recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey.

  • By HERBERT FRANKOVICH
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I have read The Daily News for over 50 years. I like to read the editorial page and see what people are thinking about. The guest column by Alvin Sallee ("The last ship out of Cherburg," The Daily News, Sept. 12) was very interesting. I like hearing about history.

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As the recovery from Hurricane Harvey churns along, a federal agency has set up a semi-permanent headquarters for local residents to seek help in rebuilding after the storm.

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Port of Galveston officials Thursday estimated revenue losses because of Hurricane Harvey totaled about $698,000, but were confident a business interruption claim could recoup much of the cost.

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The Dickinson Gators finally saw their first game action of the year on Friday night after Hurricane Harvey delayed the season by several weeks. The Gators dominated the Texas City Stings on their way to a 47-7 victory.

  • By BRIAN MOUSER Correspondent
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After Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath delayed the first two weeks of its season, the Santa Fe Indians mauled the Goose Creek Memorial Patriots, walloping them for the second time in two seasons with a balanced offensive attack, 39-13, Friday night at Joe Raitano Field.

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In 2012, when George Thomas Parsons III purchased the 1892 William and Lena Juneman Smith cottage, 1709 Ball St. in Galveston, he knew he was undertaking a major sympathetic restoration.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday awarded a $1 million grant to the Port of Galveston for port security improvements, officials said.

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The Houston Astros clinched the American League West, guaranteeing a playoff berth, on Sunday with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners. The division championship is the team's first since 2001 when they won the National League Central.

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An estimated 20,000 homes in Galveston County were flooded during Hurricane Harvey, scattering families and children to hotels, shelters and temporary housing in the county and elsewhere.

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With Houston and the mainland still recovering from flooding, Galveston officials have launched a $500,000 marketing effort to run through December targeting other parts of the state, while island businesses say returns on the campaign can’t come soon enough.

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With Houston stitched to both the front and back of their jerseys in tribute to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, the Cougars put on quite a showing for the storm-weary city in their home opener Saturday against crosstown rival Rice, routing the Owls, 38-3.

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Even if the federal government had constructed projects proposed in a $278 million Clear Creek flood control plan, it’s not certain it would have made a difference in the epic flood that Hurricane Harvey inflicted on Galveston and Harris counties.

  • By BILL SARGENT
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As the “Three Musketeers” over three years ago we wrote about the need for a coastal barrier system, or Ike Dike. We even laid out a road map for how to get the federal government to fund it. It’s indeed unfortunate that it may have taken another hurricane (Harvey) in order to get Congress t…

  • By FRANCES POWELL
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In 1914, a group of women led by Frances Kirk, the superintendent of drawing for the Galveston city schools, gathered at Ball High School to form an organization dedicated to supporting the visual arts in Galveston. That organization, the Galveston Art League, is still going strong.

  • By MARY BETH BASSETT
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Restricted funds, grants, local matches, HOT tax — these terms can seem like a foreign language sometimes. Luckily, here at the park board we have a hardworking finance committee, led by a knowledgeable and experienced comptroller, to make sense of our organization’s operating budget.

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Derrick Johnson, interim president of the NAACP, visited Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Dickinson to speak with local officials about ongoing recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey.

  • By HERBERT FRANKOVICH
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I have read The Daily News for over 50 years. I like to read the editorial page and see what people are thinking about. The guest column by Alvin Sallee ("The last ship out of Cherburg," The Daily News, Sept. 12) was very interesting. I like hearing about history.

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As the recovery from Hurricane Harvey churns along, a federal agency has set up a semi-permanent headquarters for local residents to seek help in rebuilding after the storm.

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Port of Galveston officials Thursday estimated revenue losses because of Hurricane Harvey totaled about $698,000, but were confident a business interruption claim could recoup much of the cost.

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The Dickinson Gators finally saw their first game action of the year on Friday night after Hurricane Harvey delayed the season by several weeks. The Gators dominated the Texas City Stings on their way to a 47-7 victory.

  • By BRIAN MOUSER Correspondent
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After Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath delayed the first two weeks of its season, the Santa Fe Indians mauled the Goose Creek Memorial Patriots, walloping them for the second time in two seasons with a balanced offensive attack, 39-13, Friday night at Joe Raitano Field.

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In 2012, when George Thomas Parsons III purchased the 1892 William and Lena Juneman Smith cottage, 1709 Ball St. in Galveston, he knew he was undertaking a major sympathetic restoration.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday awarded a $1 million grant to the Port of Galveston for port security improvements, officials said.