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This year’s Galveston Island Tree Conservancy’s Arbor Day celebration will be from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Conservatory at The Bryan Museum.

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Running the west beach in the early morning, the most interesting people I encounter are fishermen. They frequent the pocket parks where they can drive to the shoreline to unload their gear. My fascination derives less from their sport than their demeanor.

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This is an exciting time to be associated with the Galveston Park Board of Trustees. The organization recently won a prestigious award from the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association for a beach renourishment project completed in 1995. Park Board staff is preparing for a holiday s…

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Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. It was supposed to be the “war to end all wars,” which sadly it wasn’t, and generations of men and women have continued to fight for freedom, stand post against tyranny and wear the uniform on behalf of our country the century sin…

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Recently, some strikingly-handsome trees have appeared around the island to much acclaim, known as golden rain tree or Chinese lantern tree (Koelreuteria paniculata). These trees are indeed impressive in the landscape with beautiful summer and fall color. There’s good news — and bad news — a…

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When I reached 80, they told me that senility would settle in and I’d lose short-term memory, but still wistfully, but accurately, remember the “good old days.” I guess that they were right, because now that I’m 86, there are times that I don’t remember why I got up to leave the room — but I…

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The Rotary Club of Galveston’s 42nd annual Chili Supper will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today in the cafeteria at Ball High School at 4115 Ave. O in Galveston. We look forward to welcoming everyone to this popular event where you’re sure to enjoy a great bowl of chili, topped with all your fav…

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Saving lives is hard. We couldn’t do it without you. Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, recognized through Saturday, isn’t just a chance to thank our incredibly dedicated staff, but also you, our community, volunteers, sponsors, donors and those who have and will adopt a pet from our shelter …

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There are many traits that define a person of character and integrity and honesty. Even though no one is perfect and we all make mistakes, as long as we truthfully strive to achieve these traits you will become that person.

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Early voting has begun, and I’m encouraging everyone to vote Kerri Foley for Judge of Galveston County Court-at-Law No. 2 in the upcoming November general election. I’ve personally known Foley for 20 years. She’s a kind and understanding person, as well as a fair and ethical judge and attorney.

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The other day I was listening to one of those “man on the street” interviews and I heard the familiar refrain that supporters of President Trump like him because “he tells it like it is.”

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Who comes to mind when you think of someone you want to represent you? Someone fair, kind, or who can put themselves in your shoes? Maybe you prefer someone who “is” in your shoes? What kind of person would best represent you?