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August 30, 2016


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Monday 08/29/2016
What to do when you can't find your doctor
Posted: August 29, 2016

You’re sick, it’s Sunday afternoon, and you need your doctor. You’ll have to wait hours at your local emergency room, and besides, all you really need is to have the doctor OK a refill for your prescription.

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George Soros — the man behind the throne
Posted: August 29, 2016

Recently, mega-billionaire George Soros’ emails were hacked. All 2,576 of these emails were released to the public last week granting us a clearer view into Soros’ left-wing empire. In one instance, he used his close relationship with then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, telling her of his wish to manage the foreign affairs in Albania suggesting who should be dispatched to Tirana with the purpose of ending the unrest there. Shortly thereafter, the Department of State dispatched Soros’s hand-picked “negotiator” to Albania.

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Sunday 08/28/2016
R.A. Apffell is a gem in Galveston County
Posted: August 28, 2016

In today’s courtrooms lawyers come to trial armed with iPads, PowerPoints, laser pens and laptops hooked up to large drop-down screens. These electronic tools help present evidence to juries composed of persons hooked on social media, the internet and electronic devices.

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Real life lessons becoming less real
Posted: August 28, 2016

I’m lucky to be alive.

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Saturday 08/27/2016
Source of Dana Point wharves found
Posted: August 27, 2016

Staring out at the delightful Dana Point harbor, paddle boarders gliding over the smooth water, I am distracted by a group of kids in blue Ocean Institute shirts. Nicole and I came for the tour, which was truncated to accommodate the last summer camp session. The Ocean Institute is a nationally known marine science and history educational center for thousands of students and teachers.

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Thursday 08/25/2016
Listen folks, rules are rules
Posted: August 25, 2016

“Tower 1 to area supervisor, I just advised two surfers they can’t surf at East Beach Park, but they told me they’re doing it anyway. Could you come assist?”

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Tuesday 08/23/2016
Beach parks draw new visitors with special events
Posted: August 23, 2016

After being rescheduled from May because of rainy weather, the Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects held its 30th annual sandcastle contest at Galveston’s East Beach this past weekend. This time, the weather cooperated and the event drew thousands to the island.

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Monday 08/22/2016
Remembering the days of good mental health care
Posted: August 22, 2016

I am mourning the passing of Dr. Lee Emory. I imagine there are probably thousands of others feeling the loss.

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Hospitals are worth considering when planning to move
Posted: August 22, 2016

As you drive America’s highways you will see billboards, road signs and warning notices of all different colors, shapes and sizes. Among them are the blue and white signs that tell you there is a hospital in the neighborhood.

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