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My wife will not walk into a room when a baseball game is playing on the television. Welcome to the life of a spouse married to a superstitious baseball fan.

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My mother would, when faced with a difficult situation or going through a trying time, always step back and put things in perspective with a few simple words.

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The Daily News is proud of Galveston County. Faced with one of the most difficult chapters in regional history, our community has come together with remarkable compassion, resourcefulness and good, old-fashioned Texas work ethic. We salute you.

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Hey America. Are you watching Texas? No, not the floodwaters — the people and how they are getting along during the largest natural disaster in U.S. history.

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Now we rebuild. With Tropical Storm Harvey behind us, Galveston County is left with the monumental task of rebuilding lives, homes and businesses. And in many cases, these threads creating the fabric of our communities are at risk.

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The Daily News is going to do all it can to help our local businesses recover. While many have sustained storm damage, others are opening their doors to customers. And more will reopen in the coming days. What we hope to do is help get the word out of who is open for business.

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Harvey, please go away. If it wasn’t bad enough you came ashore near Rockport, dumping feet of rain on Galveston County, you backed up and made another pass — this time south of us on your way to Louisiana.

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A friend was telling me about how in high school he missed an important test. He had gone out of town on a Thursday night with a friend to a concert, and on the way back their car broke down. Unable to get home, they stayed the night with a friend’s family member, eventually making their way…

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Thursday evening, The Daily News celebrated its 175th anniversary in the second of three community events — this time in beautiful downtown Texas City.

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While leaving a hotel located on the Mescalero Apache reservation in New Mexico, the doorman mentions a blind man needing a lift across town.

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The other day, a friend brought up the subject of one’s “inner voice” — that unsolicited voice who speaks up without us ever asking for an opinion.

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Bullies come in all sizes and shapes. Mine was 8 feet tall, had a face covered with hair and a booming voice that made you squint. At least that is how, as a small seventh-grader, I saw this ninth-grader each morning when I boarded a bus headed for my new school.

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Hollywood might be the last place you would expect to hear someone thanking God for their success in life.

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In life you can be the boulder or the water — and the choice makes all the difference in the world.

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Your eyes are not deceiving you. There is a period at the end of our title across the top of the newspaper.

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Riding my bicycle beneath the canopy of low-hanging live oak trees of a quiet side street, a pair of small objects to my left redirect a flash of light into my sunglasses.

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Earlier this week, I received a telephone call from someone in the community I’ve met enough times to know he was not kidding me.

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“One day the dogs came back to our house wet. We didn’t even know the river was across the road.”

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Auctioneers like to tag physical objects such as rare paintings or unearthed artifacts as priceless. Going top shelf, as the phrase implies, supposedly elevates an object — getting desire to move people to act outside of their natural instincts. Possessing a priceless item, we are told, is t…

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Early Saturday morning, before the sun even finishes its first cup of coffee, I find myself standing outside a local department store with my daughter stalking a hard-to-find gift for her brother.

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Growing up as a kid, the spotting of red kettles on street corners and hearing the sound of hypnotic bell ringing was as much a symbol of the arrival of the Christmas season as Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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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?