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The Galveston County Daily News: Guest Columns

May 25, 2016

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When pets get lost, microchips help lead to happy reunions

Some pets are expert escape artists. No matter the effort that goes into keeping them where they’re supposed to be, every so often they manage to find a way to squeeze out. This is how furbabies end up lost in a huge unfamiliar world. In my last of four columns for National Pet Month, please allow me to explain why a microchip is your pet’s ticket home if they become lost.

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Tuesday 05/24/2016
Higher education is very accessible in Galveston
Posted: May 24, 2016

College degrees and technical certificates are very accessible in Galveston, probably more so than most communities in Texas.

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Saturday 05/21/2016
Darrell Apffel is the best choice for Precinct 1
Posted: May 21, 2016

It appears that we the people of Galveston County Precinct 1 have a very important choice to make on Tuesday. Who will be our next county commissioner? It’s a simple task really, explore the facts, ignore the emotional mud slinging and lies, examine the candidates, and then pick the most qualified man for the job.

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TEA action against La Marque ISD was illegal
Posted: May 21, 2016

On May 15, there was a community meeting held for the purpose of informing interested taxpayers about the future of La Marque Independent School District, as understood by Ron Rainey, a partner of Tritico Rainey, which is the law firm that is representing the former board of trustees of the district (“Standing strong,” The Daily News, May 16).

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Friday 05/20/2016
Meeks, Apffel acted unwisely
Posted: May 20, 2016

If Democrat trial attorney Darrell Apffel were wise he wouldn’t have accepted Barbara Meeks’ endorsement, and if Meeks had cared to maintain any credibility within the Republican party she wouldn’t have given it. It makes Darrell look like an opportunist, and it leaves Barbara appearing as a hypocrite.

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Wednesday 05/18/2016
Heroism and courage in the face of death
Posted: May 18, 2016

He wrote poetry using his blood as ink. Armando Valladares did this because he would not write what was demanded of him: "I'm with Fidel."

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Tuesday 05/17/2016
Crime Stoppers brings 'Start by Believing' national campaign to community
Posted: May 17, 2016

It does not discriminate between young or old, male or female, ethnic backgrounds or income levels. Violence often occurs in cycles with periods of happy times followed by times of abuse which may occur daily and last for years

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Can't adopt or foster? Consider volunteering or donation to the ARC
Posted: May 17, 2016

You don’t necessarily have to adopt or foster to help the pets at the Galveston County Animal Resource Center. There are other options to support the area’s premier animal shelter. May, National Pet Month, is a great opportunity to get involved.

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FeatherFest Children's Art Contest winners announced
Posted: May 17, 2016

April’s FeatherFest Birding and Nature Photography Festival boasted a very successful first-time children’s art contest.

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Backyard garden tour set for June 4
Posted: May 17, 2016

Have you ever stepped into someone’s backyard and been amazed at the beauty and serenity of nature at its very best or marveled at the flowers or maybe fascinated by the pool? You are invited to experience these pleasures again and join Keep Dickinson Beautiful as we present our fifth annual Hidden Treasure’s and Sacred Places Backyard Garden Tour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 4.

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