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December 9, 2016

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Looking for joy this Christmas season

The joy of Christmas magic is a special part of the holidays for both children and grown-ups. I wish, I could say the same. This past year has been the hardest year of my life.

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Thursday 12/08/2016
Dan Matthews taught kids to be good people
Posted: December 08, 2016

What do you want to be when you grow up? That’s the question I thought Dan Matthews’ seventh-grade Career Readiness class would be able to answer.

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Saturday 12/03/2016
We all need to do our part to stop bullying
Posted: December 03, 2016

 A beautiful, vivacious, young woman with potential for being a productive citizen in our society has been snatched away by a very ugly epidemic — bullying.

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Friday 12/02/2016
A Rotary holiday tradition continues
Posted: December 02, 2016

For the past 40 years, the Rotary Club of Galveston Island has helped ring in the holidays with the residents of what is now known as The Meridian, 2228 Seawall Blvd. The tradition continues this year on Tuesday when Santa and his Rotary elves host their annual holiday party.

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Bag ban a narrowly focused approach
Posted: December 02, 2016

As the debate rages on about plastic bags, we start to get a good feeling that we can do something beneficial for the environment. Before we pat ourselves on the back, there are several things to consider.

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Thursday 12/01/2016
Trump's the president — now what?
Posted: December 01, 2016

When Ronald Reagan was elected president, commentators thought him a simpleton; a Hollywood cowboy who somehow got elected president and was then probably asking himself, “Now what?” The question more aptly applies to Trump.

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Thin blue line keeps us free
Posted: December 01, 2016

We decry the violence in our cities, yet we persecute the very people who can and do try to keep us safe, our police officers. They are being executed in the streets of America. They are truly that thin blue line who keeps us free and safe in our neighborhoods.

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Wednesday 11/30/2016
United Way makes it easy to live every day like it's #GivingTuesday
Posted: November 30, 2016

Have you ever been punched in the gut by an interaction with someone? Perhaps a conversation that jerked you right back down to earth?

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America will reap what it sows in Trump's election
Posted: November 30, 2016

There is a very old saying, “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.” There is also a portion of scripture which states “you will reap what you sow.”

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Tuesday 11/29/2016
School funding system is unfair and broken
Posted: November 29, 2016

Last year most Galveston County homeowners saw large increases in appraisal values which equals higher taxes.

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