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The Galveston Independent School District’s Discovery Club is a program that works with at-risk students. We also service and provide for students (those that don’t have a fixed, permanent residence). We make sure that the students in the district have an equal opportunity to get a quality e…

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David Stanowski’s recent column reminds us that some libertarians can be awfully divorced from reality (“The definition of true socialism,” The Daily News, Oct. 21). His description of public schools and government programs as socialist demonstrates an important conceptual confusion and lead…

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Last week, I talked about how we deploy each day and some of the nuances of how we operate. There are some underlying principles that we follow that are related, in that they dictate how we operate with regards to safety of our employees and/or the beach going public.

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Founder Elbridge Gerry declared that “A standing army ... it’s an excellent assurance of domestic tranquility, but a dangerous temptation to foreign adventure.” His insight led to the delegation to Congress of responsibility: “To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to tha…

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Longtime Galvestonians know that our rainfall is often feast or famine. Long periods of dry weather may be followed by street-flooding deluges. Some years have seen entire months — and more — with absolutely no rainfall. 2019 has been a relatively wet year overall, but rains have been sporadic.

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For more than 80 years, the main entrance of the University of Texas campus was a sublime display of art, a utopia revered throughout the world. Surrounding the lawn, where nerds play ultimate frisbee and young lovers engage in PDA, were six colossal sculptures of influential southern statesmen.

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If you haven’t found the time to discover, nor heard what’s going on at Ball High School that’s creating all of the excitement, perhaps it’s time to take a closer look.