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The Galveston County Daily News: Guest Columns

February 14, 2016

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Black History should be a celebrated all year long

Each year as we get closer to the month of February I begin to receive calls and emails inviting me to be a guest speaker for Black History Month. I know black history is important, but I do not believe it should only be discussed during February.

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Saturday 02/13/2016
Valentine's Day Concert features a language of love
Posted: February 13, 2016

When you are being pursued romantically, you typically expect flowers, candy, food, music, poetry and an assortment of other strategies. We know: the gentle pursuer will try anything.

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Historical Foundation should learn to walk as well as it talks
Posted: February 13, 2016

Walk the walk of preservation and education as well as you talk the talk.

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Friday 02/12/2016
Hand in Hand for Lupus set to celebrate its fifth anniversary
Posted: February 12, 2016

For the past four years, we have hosted the annual community awareness event, Hand in Hand for Lupus Awareness Walk, in the Galveston County area.

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Writer doesn't address what's really wrong with education
Posted: February 12, 2016

Dan Freeman’s recipe for curing public school education problems, (“Making Lone Star state best in education,” The Daily News, Feb. 4), doesn’t really address the underlying problems.

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Thursday 02/11/2016
City is forgoing more than $11 million from the Port of Galveston
Posted: February 11, 2016

The Galveston Central Appraisal District estimates the Port of Galveston’s value at $105 million. A market return of 7.5 percent, usual for real estate, would generate income of about $7.9 million.

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Conservation, preservation are civic duties
Posted: February 11, 2016

When President Theodore Roosevelt presented the National Park Service initiative to Congress he met great opposition. After making little progress with Congress, Roosevelt focused on the public by hosting The Conference of Governors in 1908. Roosevelt’s agenda was to achieve his conservation efforts and to cast conservation as a public, rather than private, and moral, rather than economic, issue.

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Galveston offers many fine alternatives to historic neighborhoods
Posted: February 11, 2016

Iread with interest the guest column by Charlotte O’Rouke (“Historic Districts: Know the real costs” The Daily News, Feb. 5). Since the early 1970s, I have owned and remodeled three historic Galveston houses and consulted in the remodel of several others.

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Wednesday 02/10/2016
Volunteerism is strong among African-Americans
Posted: February 10, 2016

It’s been said that volunteers are seldom paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.

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Writer's proposals would diminish property values, undermine tourism
Posted: February 10, 2016

Galveston Historical Foundation was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and reincorporated in 1954 as a nonprofit organization devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the past 60 years, the foundation has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. Island businesses, individuals and families have witnessed, for 145 years, the value and positive impact history and historic preservation make in our community.

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