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Tuesday, there was a window of calm conditions that sent fish into a feeding mode. However, Wednesday the southwest wind raised its ugly head and, with velocities in the 10 to 20 mph range, marred any hope for good catches of game fish.

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The heat spell and drier weather that I mentioned in my blog last week is well on its way to settling across Southeast Texas. A persistent high pressure ridge aloft is likely to hang around, and even increase its impact on our weather, over the weekend. This pattern will be accompanied by su…

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Illness caused by drinking non-pasteurized (raw) milk and other dairy products continues to be a public health problem. It is possible to acquire food-borne illness from any food, but drinking unpasteurized milk presents with one of the highest risks. The risk of illness from consumption of …

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Dr. Sanjeev Sahni was awarded $2 million by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to learn more about the bacteria responsible for dangerous rickettsial diseases, including typhoid and spotted fevers. The diseases are spread by ticks and fleas.

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Despite the rising incidence of diabetes in the United States, the causes for the rise in numbers are not well understood. An interesting new discovery adds a new wrinkle to this mystery. Four viruses that normally infect fish were found to make insulin-like proteins. There may be human viru…

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Turning left onto Seawall Boulevard, I see the soft backlit cloud bank in the distance. The Ferris wheel and twisted roller-a-coaster of Pleasure Pier materializes. Then ships. Fuchsia forms the bottom layer across the horizon laid on the blue water, while white wavelets lick the wide beach.…

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Galveston city officials have issued almost $1.8 million in parking citations in the past two years. But ,at the start of the month, fewer than half the recipients of those tickets had paid the fines.

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A beach cleaning company is suing an island group that works to protect endangered marine species, accusing it and its director of attempting to put the company out of business by making false claims about its practices.

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Boudin, the Cajun meat-and-rice sausage, has always had its fans in Galveston County, but this summer seems to be the one when those fans multiply even faster than the temperature is rising. The boudin explosion comes from both ends of the food-industry spectrum, thanks to the marketing effo…

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The Port of Galveston may find itself with a third cruise terminal — along with a much needed economic shot in the arm — without having to lay out a large sum of cash up front or make significant commitment to debt to fund the project.

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One of the things that makes Galveston so great is the diversity of activities that the island has to offer. If you are here to relax and do nothing there is no better place — and if you are interested in staying active and have your voice heard — then, this is your community.

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The cartoon, Wizard of Id, once had the little king being asked, “What do you think about the obesity problem?” To which the king quickly responded, “I like it better than the famine problem!”

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A Houston-based court of appeals has sided with the University of Texas Medical Branch in a longstanding lawsuit, but returned the case to the district court to reconsider a professor’s claims of discrimination.

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As most of you know, I train or give advice to others about diets, exercise and weight training. When it comes to weight training, I need to know all your previous injuries, surgeries and medical history. This information is most important in order to customize a program that best fits your goals.

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When the wind is virtually calm, it does not matter from what direction it comes. Late Tuesday morning, the southwest wind that had been blowing at light to moderate levels died down and fishing action returned.

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Q: I recently bought an older home and need help in identifying a large shrub that is producing abundant and large clusters of pea-shaped flowers that are bright red. There are small thorns on the stems. Can you identify this shrub?

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The Galveston County Health District on Tuesday confirmed its first human case of West Nile virus in the county since 2016. In that year, six people were diagnosed with the disease.

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A tanker truck leaked used sulfuric acid while traveling along FM 1266 in League City on Tuesday morning, shutting down the road as city crews cleaned the spill, officials said.

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A woman found dead Saturday night behind a Clear Lake Shores convenience store has been identified as Widiyanti Detharidge-Harvell. She was just a week shy of her 46th birthday.

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A year ago, Galveston officials, tired of the accidents in front of the San Luis Resort and Holiday Inn in the 5200 block of Seawall Boulevard, installed crosswalks.

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The Santa Fe public school board on Monday approved recommendations from a security and safety committee to install metal detectors and to strictly enforce the district’s existing dress code policy at its campuses.

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Perhaps it is not a coincidence that the 147th Open Championship will be played later this week in Angus, Scotland at Carnoustie Golf Club — just as my bride and I have concluded viewing the Netflix Original Series “Stranger Things.”

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Ball High School students and Randalls have joined forces again this year for a special two-week in-store promotion to kick off the 38th annual ABC-13 “Share Your Holidays” Food Drive in Galveston. This year’s in-store initiative runs through July 29.

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A woman was found dead behind a convenience store in Clear Lake Shores Saturday night, police said. Details about the woman’s death were still being investigated Sunday, but authorities did not suspect foul play.

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The Houston Astros wrapped up an 11 game homestand and the first half of the season with a 6-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday afternoon. The Astros head into the All Star break with a 64-35 record.

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La Marque City Councilman Chris Lane is seeking program participants and volunteers to facilitate a free youth financial literacy program in partnership with Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas.

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Port of Galveston officials are nearing an agreement with Royal Caribbean to build a third cruise terminal at the Port of Galveston that could cost $85 million and bring the world’s largest passenger ship to the island in 2020.

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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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Around 11 p.m. Friday, the La Marque Police Department was notified of a wreck on Interstate 45 near the Vauthier Street overpass in the southbound lanes.

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A federal program will pick up the tab for all Galveston Independent School District student breakfasts and lunches in the next school year, a move that could mean fewer hungry children denied meals and less burdensome paperwork for families.

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One day, a friend suggested they all go skydiving. She said it was an individual jump because 25 years ago they did not have tandem skydiving. She was only 16 years old. Her instructor said her parachute was not going to open all the way because she was not big enough.

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People and businesses have so far donated more than $825,000 to a fund established for victims of the May 18 mass shooting at Santa Fe High School. All of the money will go to victims, officials said.

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Does our government understand the issues we are dealing with? I fear not! Issues like immigration are a hot topic of discussion in my part of the country, but how does it play in Memphis, or much less Kansas City? A good question on my mind is how is immigration playing in Washington? From …

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Start your summer off with a chance to win one of two custom designed and built child playhouses during Court Appointed Special Advocates of Galveston County’s CASA’s for CASA Playhouse Raffle event. These beautifully crafted custom playhouses will be on display outdoors at Baybrook Mall thr…

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A city board this week approved projects that would transform two large tracts of ranch land in southwestern League City into residential and commercial centers, provided developers amend their plans to meet requirements for parks, officials said.

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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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Friday’s Reel Report was not current. If you noticed, I mentioned on July 13 that the Gulf shrimping season had opened on July 15. Well, the report I sent in was from July 2014 and resulted from a glitch in my old laptop computer. Regardless, I should have caught it and apologize for any inc…

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Danny Beohm catches some air while riding bikes with friend Nathan Slatcher, right, at the League City Skate Park on Friday, July 13, 2018.  

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Many in our community have been affected by recent tragedies such as teen suicides, flooding or the recent shooting at Santa Fe High School. These types of public events add additional worries to our already stressful daily lives. As a result, some people may feel anxious, sad or irritable. …

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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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So, League City has decided to spend $400,000 on a consulting firm to “figure out ways to increase the number of city projects that finish on time and on budget” (“Some council members wary of consulting fees,” The Daily News, July 12). A project approved by council will have a start date, a…

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A plan to build a proposed trail along FM 518 in League City will go before the city council, despite opposition from residents in a nearby subdivision who fear the trail would attract crime.

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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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A group of children stand in a row in front of their rescue boards along the shoreline wearing yellow tank jerseys and carrying their rescue tubes in one hand. Some of them are vibrating slightly as they get ready to go into action. They then grab their boards and stand on the line.

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The fervor surrounding Trump’s Supreme Court pick is understandable: Over the last 100 years, the Supreme Court has rewritten the Constitution. What was once a short, simple document has become a 3,000-page tome empowering the Feds to dictate state and local policy. These decisions have done…

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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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In response to the letter by L. Davied Bond ("Maybe we should put the Christ back in Christian," The Daily News, July 3): Bond said "Jesus was a liberal." So, I try to imagine Jesus as a liberal. Protesting, destroying property, carrying a sign saying "bleep" Trump or saying it on TV.

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The last day for disaster, senior, disabled person, disabled veteran and spouses of disabled veterans to make their final quarter installment for 2017 property taxes is July 31.

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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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Police Chief Vernon Hale and local members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the League of United Latin American Citizens met Tuesday about how the department could improve community policing.

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Six months after La Marque’s city council said it wanted to crack down on slumlords, it passed an ordinance to strengthen residential rental unit rules by keeping closer tabs on property owners.

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The city of Galveston’s attempts to address the serious shortage of middle-income housing are noble. But the city should use public resources cautiously — if at all — in trying to solve a problem in which the private market can’t make the math work.

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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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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…

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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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We as humans are built to move. It seems though that technology has moored us in a sitting position by displacing many of the traditional physical activities of the workplace. Even naturally active children have become thumb tappers, and like their sedentary adults, more obese and prone to m…

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A former employee is suing the Marathon Petroleum refinery in Texas City, asserting he was fired shortly after his bosses asked him to cover up several health and safety violations.

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As a kid growing up into my mid-20s, I thought of myself as an average person. It was never a problem shopping because I wore average-size clothes and shoes. Also, during that time, I worked at average-paying jobs, including living the life as another average person in our society.

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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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A group of children stand in a row in front of their rescue boards along the shoreline wearing yellow tank jerseys and carrying their rescue tubes in one hand. Some of them are vibrating slightly as they get ready to go into action. They then grab their boards and stand on the line.

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The fervor surrounding Trump’s Supreme Court pick is understandable: Over the last 100 years, the Supreme Court has rewritten the Constitution. What was once a short, simple document has become a 3,000-page tome empowering the Feds to dictate state and local policy. These decisions have done…

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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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In response to the letter by L. Davied Bond ("Maybe we should put the Christ back in Christian," The Daily News, July 3): Bond said "Jesus was a liberal." So, I try to imagine Jesus as a liberal. Protesting, destroying property, carrying a sign saying "bleep" Trump or saying it on TV.

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The last day for disaster, senior, disabled person, disabled veteran and spouses of disabled veterans to make their final quarter installment for 2017 property taxes is July 31.

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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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Police Chief Vernon Hale and local members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the League of United Latin American Citizens met Tuesday about how the department could improve community policing.

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Six months after La Marque’s city council said it wanted to crack down on slumlords, it passed an ordinance to strengthen residential rental unit rules by keeping closer tabs on property owners.

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The city of Galveston’s attempts to address the serious shortage of middle-income housing are noble. But the city should use public resources cautiously — if at all — in trying to solve a problem in which the private market can’t make the math work.

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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…

  • 0

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…

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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.

  • 0

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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We as humans are built to move. It seems though that technology has moored us in a sitting position by displacing many of the traditional physical activities of the workplace. Even naturally active children have become thumb tappers, and like their sedentary adults, more obese and prone to m…

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A former employee is suing the Marathon Petroleum refinery in Texas City, asserting he was fired shortly after his bosses asked him to cover up several health and safety violations.

  • 0

As a kid growing up into my mid-20s, I thought of myself as an average person. It was never a problem shopping because I wore average-size clothes and shoes. Also, during that time, I worked at average-paying jobs, including living the life as another average person in our society.