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The Galveston County Daily News: Leisure

September 26, 2016

Leisure

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Haute, but oh so cool: A polar bear is spotted

Editor’s note: This is part three of a three-part series.

  • icon Posted: September 20

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Tuesday 09/20/2016
Bucee the dolphin finally arrives at the State Park
Posted: September 20, 2016

Bucee the bottlenose dolphin had a long journey from Padre Island to Galveston Island State Park. It took so long, I can’t remember when it started, but it had to be at least four years ago. We might chalk it all up to flesh eating bugs not being such big eaters.

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Galveston East End Fall Garden Tour set for Oct. 8-9
Posted: September 20, 2016

Ever seen a Serama Bantam? How about a China flower? Cast iron fountain? Enjoy those whimsies while touring eight of our Galveston East End Gardens. Savor our majestic, century old oaks, some of the tallest palms in Galveston, orchid trees and a riot of colors provided by bougainvillea, hibiscus, oleander, jasmine, banana, brugmansia and plumeria.

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Galveston County Master Gardeners annual fall plant sale set for Oct. 15
Posted: September 20, 2016

The Galveston County Master Gardeners will hold its annual fall plant and tree sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Galveston County Fairgrounds, No. 10 Jack Brooks Road, state Highway 6, in Hitchcock.

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Plant of the Week: Firebush
Posted: September 20, 2016

Plants do not always live up to the expectations of performance that their common names would suggest. Firebush is a notable exception as its name says it all!

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Scenic Galveston's 30th annual fall estuary cleaning
Posted: September 20, 2016

Scenic Galveston, in partnership with the Texas General Land Office, invites volunteers to participate at the 30th annual Interstate 45 Wetlands Cleaning event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All interested volunteers are welcome.

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Our event was successful because of you
Posted: September 20, 2016

African American Historic Preservation Committee Inc. representing the 1867 Settlement Historical District, wishes to thank everyone for attending our sixth annual Historical and Multicultural Arts Celebration at Carver Park. Although bad weather was anticipated, we were pleasantly surprised with a great day and the collaborative talents of many creative spirits.

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Wednesday 09/14/2016
Sixth annual garden walk set for Sept. 24
Posted: September 14, 2016

Peek at some of the most imaginative gardens in League City as the League City Garden Club invites you to attend the club’s sixth annual garden walk “Through the Garden Gate,” which will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24.

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Tuesday 09/13/2016
Gulf Coast Chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness hosting conference, gala
Posted: September 13, 2016

Get ready to join the National Alliance on Mental Illness Gulf Coast on Oct. 7 at Moody Gardens for NAMIFest 2016. NAMIFest 2016 includes the NAMI Gulf Coast fifth annual Mental Health Awareness Conference and Dinner Gala.

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Judge William Jefferson Jones and the 1867 Freedmen
Posted: September 13, 2016

When the end of slavery was announced in Texas on June 19, 1865, white plantation owners instantly lost their source of labor, and having been dependent on slaves to support their pleasant lifestyles, they were forced to search out alternate ways to make a living. One of those affected was Judge William Jones, who owned a large cotton plantation and home at Virginia Point.

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