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The Galveston County Daily News: Columns

December 4, 2016


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Freedom of speech includes flag burning

But isn’t that the point of the flag burner? Isn’t the action of the intentional destruction of a deeply shared symbol designed to provoke a powerful reaction in others? Does the burning of the flag, an emotionally terrifying as it is to some, make the action a perfect tool to motivate and inspire discussion?

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Thursday 12/01/2016
Winter offers some special water risks
Posted: December 01, 2016

It’s unbelievable that the water stayed in the 70s until December this year. There have been people swimming in the ocean all fall during times that normally only surfers equipped with proper wet suits normally venture out.

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Tuesday 11/29/2016
Commemorate Pearl Harbor anniversary at Seawolf Park
Posted: November 29, 2016

On Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese armed forces raided Pearl Harbor. Galveston’s tie to this dark day in history can be found at Seawolf Park in the USS Cavalla where a special ceremony will mark the 75th anniversary of this occasion.

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Monday 11/28/2016
Auto safety features are worth using
Posted: November 28, 2016

Let’s take a short trip down memory lane. I believe most of us remember our first car. Not our parent’s car, but the first car we could call our own and didn’t need to ask for keys to it from someone else.

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What exactly is that in the air?
Posted: November 28, 2016

Every year about this time, the Community Action Committee gets treated to another report from the people who measure pollutants in the air. You may remember from times past I get pretty tired of these annual reports, because they basically say the same thing.

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Sunday 11/27/2016
'Trump effect' not what many expected
Posted: November 27, 2016

Establishment Republicans, who have been tone deaf to the people who elected them, complained that “candidate” Trump would hurt down ballot elections and adversely affect the Republican brand. Many of these same people are now scrambling to make peace with President-elect Trump. Some of our friends overseas are now hopeful that the “Trump effect” will extend to foreign countries like the Netherlands, France, Germany, Britain and Italy in their upcoming 2017 elections.

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GOP leadership not in lockstep with Trump agenda
Posted: November 27, 2016

Donald Trump has been elected president, and Republicans will maintain control of Congress. This would strongly suggest that Trump’s agenda should have no trouble being enacted by a GOP led Congress. However, even before Trump has taken office, cracks are emerging between he and the GOP led Senate.

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Saturday 11/26/2016
Today’s decision leads to tomorrow
Posted: November 26, 2016

“I needed a place to go for Thanksgiving dinner.”

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Thursday 11/24/2016
Surf is not the only beach hazard
Posted: November 24, 2016

The 13-year-old boy sat cross-legged in a hole dug in the sand as his two brothers filled it in. He was laughing as they all played a few yards from their mom. It was a beautiful evening on the beach as they played near the shoreline.

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Tuesday 11/22/2016
Nature tourism guides are on the horizon
Posted: November 22, 2016

Nature lovers flock to Galveston for its diverse ecological habitats and wide array of wildlife watching. With the help of its partners, the Park Board of Trustees is putting together a nature tourism guide certification program that will help to educate residents and visitors about Galveston’s natural offerings.

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