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Yesterday, I got the call that we have been making to thousands of people across Galveston County. I had been exposed to a patient with COVID-19. I called my boss, who told me to go home. I then called the University of Texas Medical Branch to arrange for a test and was given an appointment …

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We never saw this coming. Our lives as we know it have changed in the last few months because of COVID-19, and along the way, we’ve learned some hard but valuable lessons.

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My father was born Aug. 26, 1904, in Leander, Texas, the first son of a farming family; of a tough Scot mother and a vigorous, entrepreneurial father. He was, I’m told, a bright, ambitious boy who loved learning and dreamed of being a writer, traveling the world, spinning stories about those…

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The key to being prepared is having a plan. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, we are starting to see a number of public health measures taking effect, but we have not seen any actions to close or plans for closing critical infrastructure, such as the water supply (which is now and is expec…

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A recent front-page story (“County gives up control of Meals on Wheels,” The Daily News, April 12) detailed an unconstitutional government action and concluded with a foolish statement supporting his unconstitutional vote from Galveston County Judge Mark Henry.

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Feb. 18 marked a giant step in Galveston’s recovery from Hurricane Ike. The final oak was planted in the restoration of the Historic Broadway Esplanades. Disappearing is the memory of forlorn, leafless trees on that roadway, and the emptiness when they came down. Even the image of treeless m…