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The Galveston County Daily News : News

March 28, 2015


Wednesday 03/25/2015
Winged Wonders
Posted: March 25, 2015

The Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council and The Daily News are sponsoring FeatherFest PhotoFest Contest, a weekly photo contest in conjunction with FeatherFest, the island’s annual birding and nature photography festival set for April 9-12.

Posted in Free, Lifestyle, Leisure on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:15 am. Comments (0)

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A colorful history of the bluebonnets
Posted: March 25, 2015

I received a call last week from a Dickinson resident. She was excited that she was finally able to establish a respectable bed of bluebonnets in her front yard. She was also mystified that several bluebonnets produced pink flowers!

Posted in Free, Lifestyle, Leisure on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:00 am. Comments (0)

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Friday 03/13/2015
Liam Neeson’s latest film a waste of his talent
Posted: March 13, 2015

There is apparently no limit to Liam Neeson’s interest in violence and action flicks. Like a broken record, the 62-year-old once again cocks the gun and saves the day. 

Posted in Free, Entertainment on Friday, March 13, 2015 12:00 am. Comments (0)

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Friday 02/27/2015
‘Everly’ a bloody mess of a garbage-disposal movie
Posted: February 27, 2015

‘Kill Bill” redefined the female action genre more than a decade ago, now in 2015 filmmakers are still trying to recapture what Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman delivered. “Lucy” was disappointing last year, and “Everly” is this latest attempt to combine sexy women and violence.

Posted in Free, Entertainment on Friday, February 27, 2015 12:15 am. Comments (1)

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Friday 02/20/2015
‘The Duff’ fails to speak authentically about high school life
Posted: February 20, 2015

The way adults remember high school is very curious.

Posted in Free, Entertainment on Friday, February 20, 2015 12:04 am. Comments (1)

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Friday 02/13/2015
Kingsman unique and impressive
Posted: February 13, 2015

At first, when “Kingsman” moved from fall 2014 to winter 2015, I worried it was because there was something wrong with the film, as is usually the case for a date change.

Posted in Free, Entertainment on Friday, February 13, 2015 12:15 am. Comments (0)

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Friday 02/06/2015
Moore shines in ‘Seventh Son’
Posted: February 06, 2015

Plagued by pre- and post-production problems, the latest fantasy book adaptation “Seventh Son,” book one of Joseph Delany’s series, “The Last Apprentice,” isn’t the disaster I anticipated.

Posted in Free, Entertainment on Friday, February 6, 2015 12:00 am. Comments (0)

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Monday 12/22/2014
Firefighters set fires to prevent fires at the state park
Posted: December 22, 2014

lot of cars were pulled over to the side of FM 3005 at Galveston Island State Park on Dec. 12, and a lot of cameras of all sorts got a workout.

Posted in Free, Lifestyle on Monday, December 22, 2014 11:32 pm. Comments (0)

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Saturday 11/01/2014
Panama Canal at 100
Posted: November 01, 2014

Five a.m. — first, the false dawn over the Pacific, then the lights of Panama City.

Posted in Free, Lifestyle on Saturday, November 1, 2014 11:59 pm. Comments (0)

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Wednesday 10/29/2014
We need your help to make Juneteenth book a success
Posted: October 29, 2014

The Daily News will publish a commemorative 150th anniversary glossy, full-color magazine on Juneteenth featuring stories and photos remembering our past and celebrating a future that provides opportunities to all, regardless of race or ethnicity. But we need your help.

Posted in Free, Lifestyle, Columns on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:27 am. Comments (0)

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Time to plant your fall vegetable garden
Posted: October 29, 2014

At the end of a long, warm summer we usually get a few teaser cool fronts to whet our appetites for weather conditions more pleasing to plants and humans alike.

Posted in Free, Lifestyle on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:10 am. Comments (0)

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Tuesday 10/28/2014
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center sponsors Diabetes Association walk
Posted: October 28, 2014

LEAGUE CITY — Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and The American Diabetes Association will host the third annual Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes (Step Out) at 9 a.m. Saturday at Walter Hall Park, 807 state Highway 3 North.

Posted in Free, Health, League city on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:12 pm. Comments (0)

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Wednesday 10/15/2014
Eat healthy on a budget
Posted: October 15, 2014

Cooking for a family and doing the balancing act between limited time, picky eaters and nutritional needs can be a challenge.

Posted in Free, Food on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 3:30 am. Comments (0)

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Saturday 10/04/2014
League City council candidates talk about debt
Posted: October 04, 2014

The nine candidates seeking city council seats in League City answered several questions from residents of the city, members of the League City Chamber of Commerce and The Daily News staff.

Posted in Free, Politics on Saturday, October 4, 2014 11:00 pm. Comments (0)

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Sunday 09/28/2014
Tides 101: Learning the basics of coastal tides
Posted: September 28, 2014

Coastal dwellers feel the influence of tides daily — but do you know how they work?



Posted in Free, Lifestyle on Sunday, September 28, 2014 2:45 am. Comments (10)

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Wednesday 09/24/2014
Dickinson Historical Society to host pottery show
Posted: September 24, 2014

There’s nothing quite like clay to take your mind away from the every day.

Posted in Free, Leisure, Dickinson on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 1:15 am. Comments (0)

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Wednesday 09/10/2014
How to be a friend of Galveston Bay
Posted: September 10, 2014

Mary Jean Hayden was one of the most dedicated volunteers I’ve ever known. She started Camp Wild, a free weeklong day camp for kids, at Galveston Island State Park and for many years directed the educational programs there.

Posted in Free, Leisure, Galveston on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 1:30 am. Comments (0)

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Friday 09/05/2014
Battle of the Badges bouts return to Moody Gardens convention center
Updated: September 05, 2014 - 10:38 am

The sixth Battle of the Badges charity boxing event returns Saturday to the Moody Gardens Convention Center with a main event featuring two female fighters.

Posted in Free, Entertainment, Galveston on Friday, September 5, 2014 12:30 am. Updated: 10:38 am. Comments (0)

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Wednesday 09/03/2014
Treasure of the Month honors Felix Stella
Posted: September 03, 2014

GALVESTON — During September, the Rosenberg Library will exhibit items related to one of the island’s best-known musicians, Felix Stella.

Posted in Free, Leisure on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 1:45 am. Comments (0)

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Wednesday 07/30/2014
League City's Penrod makes final 4 on ‘Food Network Star’
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 10:56 am

LEAGUE CITY — After she hammed it up with talk show host Rachael Ray while talking about her take on taco soup, Sarah Penrod was feeling pretty good about her chances of advancing to the next round of “Food Network Star.”

Posted in Free, Food, League city on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:45 am. Updated: 10:56 am. Comments (0)

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Tuesday 06/10/2014
New laser technology previously reserved for pro athletes might provide pain relief
Updated: June 10, 2014 - 12:18 pm

Pain affects at least 1 in 3 Americans, and there are about 116 million Americans affected by serious chronic pain annually.

Posted in Free, Health on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 12:05 am. Updated: 12:18 pm. Comments (0)

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Sunday 05/18/2014
Moody Mansion artifacts of slave are headed to the Smithsonian
Updated: May 21, 2014 - 1:36 pm

GALVESTON — Sharon Batiste Gillins knew she had discovered something of national significance the moment she opened the folder in the archives at Moody Mansion in Galveston.

Posted in Free, Lifestyle, Galveston on Sunday, May 18, 2014 12:45 am. Updated: 1:36 pm. Comments (5)

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Sunday 05/04/2014
Belle of Keels and Wheels still motoring at 103
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 5:46 pm

SEABROOK — At the Keels and Wheels car and boat show at the Lakewood Yacht Club, 103-year-old Margaret Dunning stood next to her 1930 Packard and answered questions as people passed by and posed for photos.

Posted in Free, Kemah, Entertainment on Sunday, May 4, 2014 12:15 am. Updated: 5:46 pm. Comments (1)

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Sunday 07/28/2013
Danny Nguyen among the designers at fashion show
Updated: July 28, 2013 - 11:32 am

Danny Nguyen Couture, in Houston, has been gracious enough to loan Glamour for Grammar some of his designer apparel.

Posted in Free, Lifestyle, Glamourforgrammar on Sunday, July 28, 2013 12:00 am. Updated: 11:32 am. Comments (0)

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Sunday 07/21/2013
Get schooled in style at Glamour for Grammar Fashion Show
Updated: August 15, 2013 - 5:17 am

The Daily News’ inaugural Glamour for Grammar Fashion Show is at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Kemah Boardwalk. The fashion show benefits the paper's Newspapers In Education program

Posted in Free, Glamourforgrammar, Lifestyle on Sunday, July 21, 2013 12:05 am. Updated: 5:17 am. Comments (0)

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Wednesday 06/19/2013
After Ike, the Wild Olive gets a foothold in Galveston
Updated: June 24, 2013 - 4:55 pm

There’s a new tree in town, and it’s a native Texan. It came to us thanks to Hurricane Ike. 

Posted in Free, Leisure on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:05 am. Updated: 4:55 pm. Comments (0)

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Sunday 05/26/2013
Daily News plans Glamour for Grammar Fashion Show
Updated: June 16, 2013 - 2:20 am

The Daily News is planning its first Glamour for Grammar Fashion Show to benefit the Newspapers in Education program, which promotes literacy and provides educational resources for local classrooms.

Posted in Free, Lifestyle on Sunday, May 26, 2013 12:05 am. Updated: 2:20 am. Comments (0)

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