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Our winters tend to be relatively mild and that’s considered a blessing by most folks. Nevertheless, temperatures can occasionally dip low enough to be able to inflict a significant toll on many landscape plants in the Galveston County area.

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No one wants to see their best work end up in the trash, but that’s what happens to far too many vegetables. Their leaves and peels are often discarded instead of being an integral part of a nutritious meal.

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During the month of January, Rosenberg Library will exhibit items related to W.K. Hebert & Co. Established in 1919 by William Kendal Hebert, the firm provided funeral and burial services for the island’s African-American community for more than six decades.

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Not long ago, I started work on a PowerPoint presentation to promote the Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP), but I got bogged down waiting for the muse to strike me with a theme. Somehow, I was prodded up to the FoGISP website, and there it was, “Volunteering to preserve, enhanc…

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Another year is in the books, and while the doctors, nurses, students, professors and other medical and research professionals at The University of Texas Medical Branch are already working hard in 2019, here’s a quick look at the medical branch by the numbers in fiscal year 2018:

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It’s not often that getting to a restaurant seems a little anticlimactic, but the drive to the Big Sur Bakery is so dramatic that it’s a hard choice to stop the car. The vistas of wild green California forests extending to the cliffs overlooking the azure Pacific Ocean, seen from a winding, …

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FeatherFest, the annual birding festival presented by Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council every April, brings a new artistic opportunity this year to area children in grades 1-8. It’s the Birdiful Faces Bird Mask Contest!

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Now that 2019 has arrived, many people are ready to make a few changes, and eating healthier is one of the most-cited plans. One of the staunchest allies in the effort to change eating habits is the Galveston County Health District, which is augmenting its year-round programs advocating good…

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It’s a new gardening year, and here’s wishing that all your gardening efforts will be fruitful and enjoyable. The pace of things tends to slow down a bit this time of year in the garden. Although we may continue to plant, prepare beds, harvest winter vegetables and enjoy cool-season flowers,…