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After weeks of shelter-at-home actions because of the COVID-19 crisis, home tomato growers are especially gratefully to be able to harvest the tasty fruits of their labors. The one fly in the ointment for tomato growers this time of year is a pale green caterpillar with black and white marki…

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”Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.” — Bob Marley

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I’m sure many of you have a story or two to tell when it comes to crash-and-burn from an activity or sport, including the scars to prove it. Hopefully, the biggest lesson from those experiences was that you got back up and attempted that feat again. And, after a period of time, you mastered the skills.

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If you had a chance to prevent your children from developing cancer 20, 30 or more years in the future, would you do it? For at least one disease, that option is available now. However, only half the people who could benefit are taking advantage of this opportunity to prevent human papilloma…

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Many vaccine clinical trials are underway to protect against COVID-19. Dr. Robert Gallo, co-discoverer that HIV is the cause of AIDS, recently spoke in favor of one study testing if oral polio vaccine (OPV) can prevent SARS-CoV-2 infections.

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There’s much talk and political activity these days about reopening and getting back to “normal.” We must resist getting back to “normal;” we must refuse to go back to the way we were. The ideals of our democracy demand that we construct a “new normal” and reject the former.

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Early Monday, a gusty line of thunderstorms roared across Galveston County, bringing 56-mph wind gusts and up to 1.68 inches of rain on Galveston Island. By contrast, an expected round of storms this morning failed to produce much in the way of rain, gusty winds or lightning. Rainfall amount…

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Similar images rolled in from around the country on early news programs Monday morning: Large crowds gathered on beaches, in bars and at various events, with few masks being worn and little social distancing going on.

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Many Galveston County mainland nonprofits are working hard under difficult conditions to deliver services to individuals and families who are living with the consequences of COVID-19. In response, we have created a COVID-19 relief fund. Through this fund, we plan on allocating funds toward o…