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The city of La Marque is like most cities — sorely in need of capital improvement projects but short on the money to pay for them. It’s a rare city that can afford everything, which makes setting priorities critical but always the hardest part.

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About 34 percent of children entering kindergarten lack the basic skills needed to learn how to read, according to the campaign Reading is Fundamental, which began in 1966 in hopes of inspiring a passion for reading among children across America.

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The Landmark Commission made a good call in letting sitting bears sit Monday, when it granted a sweets shop on The Strand a variance that allowed a beloved, furry fixture to return to its perch on a sidewalk bench.

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Odds are, if you are reading this newspaper, you are already a fan of Galveston County. The mix of breathtaking nature, diverse cultures, unique people, powerful industry and downright good-hearted community is second to none. I’d challenge you to find a comparable small stretch of land (onl…

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For the past 53 years, Kwanzaa has been celebrated by millions around the world as a pan-African holiday tradition created by Maulana Karenga, professor and chairman of Black Studies at California State University-Long Beach, as a way to create a sense of togetherness in African-American com…

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We at The Daily News would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. We would also like to extend our best wishes to those who celebrate Hanukkah, who will celebrate Kwanzaa or who simply celebrate the remarkable gift of life. There is nothing more precious.

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We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun: