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Rooftop report: Is this the rise of the single-family rental in the county? Crews have begun work on roughly 150 houses on 40 acres in Saltgrass Crossing Section No. 2 in La Marque. The development, with access at Saltgrass Springs Lane off FM 2004 and Saltgrass Point Boulevard off FM 1765, …

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“This is stupid,” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says before jumping out the window of the world’s tallest building. He isn’t kidding. The highest-paid actors’ latest action flick is brainless, predictable and worse than it looks. Universal has embraced the comparisons between “Skyscraper” and “D…

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One of the more well-known stories in the New Testament is the parable of the good Samaritan. It tells of a selfless traveler who came alongside to assist a victim who had been battered by bandits. The hero sees to the rescue and recovery of his suffering fellow traveler. Jesus tells the tal…

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For the last two weeks, the World Cup has been upstaged by a 12 member boy’s soccer team trapped along with their coach in a cave in Thailand. The situation was desperate. A 2.5 mile labyrinth largely submerged under flood waters separated them from freedom. It looked hopeless.

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The youth department of Gethsemane Baptist Church will have a fish fry fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today (or until sold out) at Greater Bell Zion Baptist Church at 5917 Carver St. in Texas City. Plates are $10 each. Delivery available for five or more orders. To place an order, call 40…

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Christine Baker has been appointed associate dean for academic and student affairs in the School of Health Professions. Baker, who joined the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1986, is a professor in the department of physical therapy and holds the Ruby Decker Professorship in Physical Therapy.

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At this time of year, we can all agree that a cool drink is a wonderful thing. We may not agree, however, on whether to enjoy that frosty beverage with a straw. Last month, Sea World, Ikea and Royal Caribbean joined the growing number of businesses phasing out plastic straws. Local businesse…

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A major activity for many homeowners for many weekends to come will be mowing the lawn. Yes, it’s that time of the year. With multiple rounds of generous rainfall over the past few weeks, lawnmowers will likely be in full use in July.

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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), approximately 9,000 children a year are treated for lawn mower related injuries. Many of these injuries occur in older children and teens. However, small children are at risk of injury also. I am very aware of the seriousness of this top…

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Have you ever experienced pain somewhere far from where an injury occurred on your body? I know I, and many others I know, have commented on this phenomenon. The transfer of this pain sensation to another location in the body is called referred pain. We experience this a lot, and some people…