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The bad news is that some 3,500 houses of worship across the United States close every year. Congregations gray out or their neighborhoods empty of their traditional demographic.

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A couple of years ago, I wrote about Fred and Ethel, two robins that built their nest on a low-lying limb in the tree outside our front window. This year, a couple of sparrows showed up, surveyed the scene and selected the birdhouse in our backyard for their home. We were happy to see them move in.

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Accepting change is not easy for anyone. I want to thank everyone who has sent kind words of encouragement. These emails do not go unnoticed, even though I may not respond. Now, here are some updated fishing reports.

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When Universal won’t screen its latest franchise flick to critics in IMAX, you should already start anticipating the worst. For a decade (counting “Hobbs & Shaw”), audiences have either been entertained by these brainless action sequels or repelled by their lack of restraint for the absurd.

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Thanks to television, most Americans of a certain age grew up thinking hunger happened far away, over there somewhere. And it looked like rail-thin children with bloated bellies and flies on their faces, lying under some scorching foreign sun waiting for a social worker to place a scoop of n…

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Summer has many of us on the move, and that includes Galveston’s Own Farmers Market. The market moves to its new home at 28th and Market streets on Sunday and will operate there every Sunday morning throughout the year.

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Progeria is a rare genetic disease that results in premature aging. Children with progeria will appear old and frail even before they reach school age, and they’re likely to die in their early teens from heart disease or a stroke.

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Here are the recent health inspections for activity from June 13 through June 19 provided from the Galveston County Health District.

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People who are courteous and respect others are our true leaders in life. It’s your actions that brings happiness and positivity back in the world. You might never get the recognition you deserve, but I’m sure you’re not looking for it either because it’s just who you are.

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What a light show last night. I had trouble sleeping because of the weather and no air conditioning. So, it’s a little sticky in the house. Tuesday’s morning storm was intense but didn’t bring much rain here on the West End. The weather must have kept everyone at home.