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ACTS Christian Church will have a free food giveaway from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at 401 10th Ave. N. in Texas City. ID and proof of residency in Texas City is required. Call 281-910-9757.

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Next week my wife and I will celebrate our 50th anniversary. How did this happen? Where did the years go? I always thought people who reached their 50th were old. Why aren’t we?

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Central Community Church will have a garage sale fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 5301 Ave. R in Galveston. Spaghetti dinners and sodas also will be available for purchase. For information, call Bill Purdy at 409-457-4239.

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I first saw George H. W. Bush at a Fourth of July picnic in Lake Jackson. He was a slender young politician in his mid-40s running for Congress. He won the election and later served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and vice president with Ronald Reagan before being elected President …

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The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. famously said, “It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o’clock on Sunday morning.” The year was 1963, a time of turmoil, change and racial challenge with King in the forefront of the vanguard seeking equal rights for …

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Anchor Point will open its doors to all for its Operation Christmas Blessing open house from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 13 at two locations: their Pregnancy Service Center at 103 Davis Road, Suite B in League City and their Family Service Center at 1905 Capri Lane in Seabrook.

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The eight-day, worldwide celebration of Hanukkah, or the Festival of Lights, will begin this year at sundown on Sunday. The word Hanukkah comes from a Hebrew term often rendered as “dedication.” The original dedication in view was that of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem. Central to Israel’s l…

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Thanksgiving and Black Friday have come and gone. We’ve gathered with family, feasted on turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, fruit salad and pecan pie, watched a few football games, played with the children and enjoyed the sweet slumber that only tryptophan can provide…

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At 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 6, Interfaith Caring Ministries will hold its 25th annual Festival of Trees at the Lakewood Yacht Club, 2322 Lakewood Yacht Club Drive in Seabrook. The evening event will include a live musical performance by Clear Lake High School Soundwaves, a seated dinner service, a …

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Greater Macedonia Baptist Church will have a revival and fundraiser nightly at 6:30 p.m. through Saturday at 401 Third Ave. N. in Texas City. Ministers Robert Robinson, Preston Dawson, and Jeff Maxey will speak respectively. Dinners will be sold each night for $10 each. There also will be co…

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The Christian Renewal Center will have its Spirit of Christmas Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1515 Hughes Road in Dickinson. For information, visit www.retreatcentercrc.org or call 281-337-1312.

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Iglanced at the magazines on the rack, and there she was, Martha Stewart, promising the “Best Thanksgiving Ever.” She was offering a perfect piece of pie while smiling a perfect smile with perfect teeth, wearing a perfect dress with perfect hair, surrounded by a perfect kitchen with an open …

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Advertising suggests that Disneyland is the happiest place on earth. A song proclaims that this is “the most wonderful time of the year.” But for some, each holiday season can become a time of gloom.

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Earls Gospel Promotions will have its fall gospel festival featuring John T. and The New Gospel Keystones at 6 p.m. Saturday at Greater Randle’s Temple Church of God in Christ at No. 25 state Highway 3 in Texas City.

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Perhaps more than any other historical figure, Abraham Lincoln continues to shape the American psyche. The success of Stephen Spielberg’s movie, “Lincoln,” gives some indication of our continued fascination with the 16th president.

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It might be easily argued that our current culture is not one predisposed to giving thanks. The Bible records almost 200 uses of some variant of the word “thanks” with additional entries for its synonyms, but believers of all faiths may benefit from the wisdom of our local clergy.

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As the song service begins to celebrate the 108th anniversary of League City’s Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, the quartet breaks out into rhythmic blues. There are no hymnals, no PowerPoint lyrics. Everyone here knows the choruses which have been sung for a decade or more in a place…