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University of Houston-Clear Lake will host the investiture of President Ira K. Blake at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bayou Theater on its campus at 2700 Bay Area Blvd.

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Local school groups can discover their inner artist when Moody Gardens hosts its annual Art in the Gardens festival on Sept. 20.

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During the month of September, Rosenberg Library will exhibit a pepper mill from the legendary Galveston nightclub, the Balinese Room. This circa 1950 souvenir was recently donated to the library by Louise Hagood.

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September has arrived with bounty of well-needed showers. The start of Autumn is only a few days away (Saturday, Sept. 22). I’m already looking forward to the arrival of cooler days in a few weeks as the fall season gets underway.

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We are in the middle of the dog days of summer, but the month of August signals the start of the late-summer and fall gardening seasons. Since day time temperatures are still dancing around the 90-degree mark this week, you may be wondering about my sanity given the topic.

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The best thing I did this summer ... was putting down a dog. I was told once you should always go to funerals, but I rarely do. I’m not the age yet where friends are dropping regularly. And since my wife and I met and settled on the gulf coast, thousands of miles from our places of birth, we…

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What a handsome boy. Baron is a year old retriever mix with such a nice black and white coat and great big smile. He was abandoned by his previous family and no one here can understand why. He is a happy boy who plays well with other dogs and is already house trained! He seems to know basic …

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The Galveston Historical Foundation is seeking applicants for its upcoming Paint Pals projects during the month of October.

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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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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 dog days of August have arrived. July was rather warm with day time temperatures dancing around the century mark on too many days. August is typically our warmest month even though it’s only by 1-2 degrees on July’s average.

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The bells are are ringing ... Allie Doyle daughter of Pat and Stephanie Doyle of Texas City received a proposal of marriage and beautiful engagement ring mid-July from James Patrick Ryan of Plano.

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Island East-End Theatre Company was delighted its Students on Stage performed the musical, “Mary Poppins, Jr.” on June 22. The prestigious Students on Stage Session I involves musical theater students between the ages of 11-18. These multi-talented students attend a three-week theater intens…

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Those busy folks down at Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company) are preparing to open its 16th season with a grand opening night on Friday, July 6. Graciously sponsored by Joe Tramonte Realty and VJ Tramonte, this promises to be one of the “don’t miss” events of the summer. The doors will ope…