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It is hard to believe that 50 years have passed since Galveston fully integrated its schools. No longer would blacks and whites be educated in separate school systems. In 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that “separate but equal” facilities were legal. Southern states set up separate schoo…

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To all who insist that Tiger Woods, age 42, is “washed up,” you are now, as Dusty Springfield sang in 1964: “Wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and prayin.’” Period. The man can still compete at the highest level of the game. Period.

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Authorities on Monday identified the two women shot inside their home in Bacliff on Saturday evening, as they released more details about the incident that left one of them dead and the other wounded.

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We’re happy — and also obliged, considering how much editors have complained about it — to report the Texas Department of Transportation has removed the brick pavers that had plagued the intersection where Teichman Road passes under Interstate 45.

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Editor’s note: “In Other Words” is a compilation excerpted from reader comments posted on galvnews.com. These are excerpts of comments that were sometimes longer than appearing here. The editors have attempted to maintain the original context.

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Galveston County deputies and constables will soon be equipped with ballistic helmets and tourniquet kits thanks to a donation made to the county by The Moody Foundation.

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A Texas City woman was charged with murder late Saturday in connection with the death of Lucia "Lucy" Bertrand, 33, whose body was found Thursday in a house on Vance Avenue and investigators are searching for a second person, police said.

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Oftentimes, the sales industry can be a competitive world. As a result of this, a group of Convention and Visitors Bureau sales directors in Austin realized collaboration is a key to their success, so they created the Regional Alliance of Destination Sales Experts.

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With scorching heat and raging wildfires in the west, and torrential downpours and massive flooding in the east, global warming is not just about a gentle sea rise anymore. These tragic consequences of dumping greenhouse gases into our atmosphere, call for drastic remedies.

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In response to the letter by John R. Cobarruvias ("Leave Donald Trump alone to do whatever he's doing," The Daily News, Aug. 2): President Trump has a very clear record of achievement. Tax reform and cutting confiscatory regulatory oversight has undoubtedly helped to revive the American economy.

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What started as an internal challenge for the League City Sharks third- and fourth-grade girls basketball team turned into an opportunity to prove outside doubters wrong, as they entered a YMCA league consisting of all boys teams and beat them all en route to claiming a league title.

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In response to the story ("Assisted living facility was 'unprepared' for floods, report says," The Daily News, Aug. 7): I live about three blocks from La Vita Bella Assisted Living Facility and experienced the same surprise flooding that they did. My husband was in the facility in 2011, and …

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The rain might have thinned the crowds and vendors, but the smell of smoked meats wafted in the air and barbecue fanatics still turned out in droves Saturday for Hitchcock’s 47th annual Good Ole Days.

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While live shrimp supplies were adequate on Saturday, the lack of fishermen contributed to the pressure on inventories being light. Jim Foster sent a note commenting on recent articles mentioning the supply shortages of live shrimp.

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On behalf of the Galveston ISD and Ball High School administration, staff and students, who coordinate the annual Share Your Holidays Food Drive in Galveston … we want to say a very sincere thank you to everyone who took the time to purchase a "virtual" bag of nourishing, nonperishable food …

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The University of Texas Medical Branch plans to enter a long-term lease of the 373,000-square-foot Bay Area Regional Medical Center in Webster that abruptly closed in May, a move that would give it more presence and teaching sites in a rapidly growing market, officials said Friday.

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No matter whether the criticism aimed at, and regulatory action taken against, several Texas assisted living facilities for their disaster preparedness was justified, lawmakers should take a deep look at common practices in that industry, as the American Association of Retired People suggest…

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This has been one crazy summer. We’re in August, and there are still tons of people moving around, the water has been choppy to rough with some pretty strong rip currents, and our call volume has been equivalent to days in May or June.

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Through his argument for an increase in the use of county inmate trusty work programs (“County should ramp up inmate work programs,” The Daily News, Aug. 2), Publisher Leonard Woolsey appears unaware of the voluntary nature of inmate participation in the county jail trusty work program, unaw…

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Port of Galveston leaders are discussing the possibility of using tax revenues traditionally set aside for tourism efforts to pay for infrastructure improvements at the public docks.

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In the next few weeks, a wave of 17 and 18 year olds will enroll at our colleges and universities as freshmen. They have grown up in a post 9/11 world, too young to remember the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. They were mere infants, or yet to be born when that fateful…

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During the weekend of July 26 through July 29, 11 young men, known as youth knights of the Knights of Pythagoras Reuben G. White Council No. 18 (Galveston/Chambers counties), along with the Texas Gulf Coast Region, hosted the 2018 state of Texas Knights of Pythagoras Youth Leadership Confere…

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Friday, a light to moderate southwest wind was annoying anglers; however, the weather forecasts indicate that it should be short lived. With a return of a south to southeast wind, fishing should pick up and more pleasant conditions return.

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Long-standing barbecue teams prepare for the chicken competition and a weekend at Good Ole Days on Friday afternoon. Hitchcock's annual festival kicks off Friday evening with a barbecue chicken competition and some games. On Saturday the fun intensifies with a 10 a.m. parade down Highway 6, …

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The weather outlook for the weekend is mixed for Galveston County with a fairly good chance of rain between now and Saturday night, but with drier conditions moving in by Sunday or Monday. A low pressure trough nosing into Oklahoma and North Texas combined with a weak frontal boundary across…

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Three small children have their noses pressed up against the glass door of Friendswood’s Red Oak Cafe on FM 518 W. The eatery closed hours ago. The grill is cold, the tables all pushed to the sides of the central space and dozens of salt shakers have been formed into a neat line atop a brick…

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The 47th annual Good Ole Days Festival and BBQ Cook-off, sponsored by the Hitchcock Chamber of Commerce, will kick off today at the Good Ole Days fairgrounds at 300 state Highway 6 in Hitchcock.

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On the worst day in the city's history, Santa Fe's police officers did not shirk their duties. When called on May 18, they put themselves in harms way, to help people who were injured and afraid, and to try to save lives at Santa Fe High School.

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Peter Simons, a former candidate for the top job at the Port of Galveston, was fired late Tuesday, the latest in an employee shake-up at the public docks led by Director Rodger Rees, who took the helm in January.

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The women of Greater Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church will honor its pastor’s wife, Lynn Dwyer, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 3506 Ave. N1/2 in Galveston. Connie Sanders will be the guest speaker. And the church will in turn, celebrate the Rev. Michael W. Dwyer, Sr., its pastor on…

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Galveston Island has had its fair share of appearances in movies over the years. “Evening Star” the 1996 sequel to acclaimed “Terms of Endearment” being the most notable. “Tree of Life” (2011) featured the west side of the island while 2016’s shark attack film “The Shallows” mentioned Galves…

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Overcomer’s Outreach will meet at 7 p.m. Fridays at The Salvation Army, 4210 Texas Ave., in Texas City. Call Joseph Davis, 832-820-1203.

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Live shrimp continue to be in short supply, as shrimpers around Galveston have been having sparse results lately. Many bait camps are running out early, so check with your favorite source for live shrimp before heading toward the coast.

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The Houston Dynamo coughed up a two-goal second-half lead, but won a penalty kick shootout to defeat Los Angeles Football Club 3-3 (7-6) in their Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinal match Wednesday at BBVA Compass Stadium.

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A proposal Tuesday by Gov. Greg Abbott to reform Texas' bail system received plaudits from Galveston County leaders, though it's not clear how much the reforms would change the issues that civil rights groups has sued to change in Galveston County.

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As the newly elected commander of the American Legion Post No. 20, I would like to take the opportunity to thank and recognize our outgoing Cmdr. Dennis Padron. His 12 years of dedication and hard work in leading the effort to reopen and maintain the American Legion should not go unnoticed.

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The Ray T. Sheppard Youth Baseball League is named after the legendary Ray T. Sheppard who coached from 1931 to 1968 at The Galveston Central High School (established in 1885 as the first public high school for blacks in Texas).

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Reports that people from out of town are taking unwanted pets to the city's no-kill shelter has some residents concerned about rising costs and questioning plans to spend $7.5 million to build a bigger facility.

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Almost everything in local gardens starts to wilt a bit in August, but not okra. Hot weather just makes okra stand taller and get tougher. OkraFest, the annual fundraising celebration benefitting Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, celebrates this tenacity, and its own, on Thursday at the Garten…

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Most areas of the county have received multiple rounds of showers and heavy rainfall over the past several days. That was the good news. The not-so-good news is that the rains provided attractive breeding sites for several species of mosquitoes and that mosquito populations typically start t…

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It may be hard to believe, but the back to school season has once again arrived. When preparing for a new school year we often first think of pencils, notebooks and other classroom supplies. However, you also need to be sure your child has their most important supply — protection against vac…

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Trampoline parks have become increasingly popular, leading to a soaring number of emergency room visits. A new study in the journal Pediatrics in September 2016 showed that injuries from trampoline parks rose to 6,932 in 2014 up from 581 in 2010. While most trampoline injuries occur at home …

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During the month of August, Rosenberg Library will exhibit a cedar post used in the first U.S. Coastal Survey of Galveston Bay in 1850. This artifact was found at Flanders Station and was donated to the library by S.M. Wilcox in 1925.

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The circle drive in front of John Sealy Hospital, and one covered walkway, will temporarily be closed for construction Saturday and Sunday. The front entrance to the hospital will remain accessible via a second covered walkway. The closure is necessary so that a large crane can be put in pla…

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It is a very sad time when truth is being trampled and compromised. Early on, as youngsters, we learned that truth is sacred and lying about anything was wrong and dishonest. It is stunning to realize that lying appears to be the norm.

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No doubt, we have all been in conversations in which either or both persons do not feel heard or understood. Like ships in the night, we pass each other verbally without really connecting. Especially if we disagree with another’s point of view or political position, we can make the error of …

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Those of us with less than perfect vision would love a new nonsurgical treatment that would allow us to read this article without our glasses. I’m lucky because I can get by with cheap reading glasses, but some people need expensive glasses like bifocals or trifocals to be able to see proper…

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Respect is earned — not given. This is to address the obvious issues with the news media's credibility in reporting the news. For too long, the media has caused chaos with their inflammatory half truths, outright lies and using their public platform to try and slant hot-button issues a certa…

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Recently, I was a guest on The Michael Berry radio show. For more than an hour we discussed diets, weight training and fitness pertaining more toward the older population.

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Jimmy, Tiffany, Jacob and Joshua Bishop’s lives were drastically changed. The Bishops had to escape their home in the Bay Colony Pointe neighborhood in League City as almost a foot of water swept into it during Hurricane Harvey. Every day since has been a journey to normalcy, the Bishops said.  

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Since last year, a group of Bolivar Peninsula residents have organized an ad hoc group of Jeeps, trucks, golf carts and other vehicles that, when called, will help car owners get out of the ruts they’re stuck in.

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A Texas Senate committee on Monday laid out recommendations for lawmakers to consider, including boosting mental health resources and increasing funding for a program to arm school staff members.

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A Houston-based energy company is considering developing an offshore export terminal near Galveston where the world’s largest ships would load millions of barrels of crude oil and avoid draft restrictions and shoaling problems at the region’s ports.

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Members of the Galveston Police Department’s special operations unit on Monday were delivering 27 air-conditioning units donated by the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association to more than a dozen places.

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“Chances are, your chances are, awfully good,” sang Johnny Mathis back in 1960. Mathis was a champion high jumper back in the day and, according to more than one source, also an outstanding ping pong player. Years later, he took up golf.

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Monday was typical, as far as fishing pressure goes. Not many anglers were out; however the only report received was a good one, and it came from off of San Leon. Kyle Burk and Steven Seale fished the spoil banks of the Houston Ship Channel just out from April Fool Marina.

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Keeping beaches clean and protecting animal life along the coast are tasks that, at some times, can be at odds with one another. Charged with doing both, the Park Board recently made some changes to its beach cleaning policy — and some island residents may have questions about these decisions.

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No doubt, we have all been in conversations in which either or both persons do not feel heard or understood. Like ships in the night, we pass each other verbally without really connecting. Especially if we disagree with another’s point of view or political position, we can make the error of …

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Those of us with less than perfect vision would love a new nonsurgical treatment that would allow us to read this article without our glasses. I’m lucky because I can get by with cheap reading glasses, but some people need expensive glasses like bifocals or trifocals to be able to see proper…

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Respect is earned — not given. This is to address the obvious issues with the news media's credibility in reporting the news. For too long, the media has caused chaos with their inflammatory half truths, outright lies and using their public platform to try and slant hot-button issues a certa…

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Recently, I was a guest on The Michael Berry radio show. For more than an hour we discussed diets, weight training and fitness pertaining more toward the older population.

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Jimmy, Tiffany, Jacob and Joshua Bishop’s lives were drastically changed. The Bishops had to escape their home in the Bay Colony Pointe neighborhood in League City as almost a foot of water swept into it during Hurricane Harvey. Every day since has been a journey to normalcy, the Bishops said.  

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Since last year, a group of Bolivar Peninsula residents have organized an ad hoc group of Jeeps, trucks, golf carts and other vehicles that, when called, will help car owners get out of the ruts they’re stuck in.

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A Texas Senate committee on Monday laid out recommendations for lawmakers to consider, including boosting mental health resources and increasing funding for a program to arm school staff members.

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A Houston-based energy company is considering developing an offshore export terminal near Galveston where the world’s largest ships would load millions of barrels of crude oil and avoid draft restrictions and shoaling problems at the region’s ports.

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Members of the Galveston Police Department’s special operations unit on Monday were delivering 27 air-conditioning units donated by the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association to more than a dozen places.

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“Chances are, your chances are, awfully good,” sang Johnny Mathis back in 1960. Mathis was a champion high jumper back in the day and, according to more than one source, also an outstanding ping pong player. Years later, he took up golf.

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Monday was typical, as far as fishing pressure goes. Not many anglers were out; however the only report received was a good one, and it came from off of San Leon. Kyle Burk and Steven Seale fished the spoil banks of the Houston Ship Channel just out from April Fool Marina.

  • 0

Keeping beaches clean and protecting animal life along the coast are tasks that, at some times, can be at odds with one another. Charged with doing both, the Park Board recently made some changes to its beach cleaning policy — and some island residents may have questions about these decisions.