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The Galveston County Daily News : Lifestyle

December 18, 2014

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Art show exhibit to be displayed in January

Galveston Arts Center, in cooperation with Fresco Books and Ken General of Duende Art Project, will present “TEXAS ABSTRACT” in January.

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Yaupons provide color to the holidays
Posted: December 17, 2014

Winter holidays are here with red and green decorations everywhere. These traditional colors are seasonally and spiritually-based, primarily from festivals in Europe’s dark and cold midwinter.

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Record number of 2014 Citrus Show entries
Posted: December 17, 2014

The 2014 Upper Gulf Coast Citrus Show was hosted on Dec. 4, at the County AgriLife Extension Office in Carbide Park. This was a record-breaking year for the number of entries (313) and the number of exhibitors (59). Exhibitors came from just down the street from Carbide Park to as far away as Matagorda. There was a lot of friendly competition between home growers, as well as some competition between family members: brother versus brother, father versus son, grandfather versus grandson, and even husband versus wife.

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Select toys that are safe, age appropriate for children
Posted: December 17, 2014

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission was created in 1973 to develop safety regulations for all consumer products. The CPSC spends more than half of its budget every year testing children’s toys, as well as other items on the market for children. 

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So it’s not ‘Return of the King’
Posted: December 17, 2014

Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy finally comes to a dramatic and somewhat spectacular close, but “Return of the King” it is not. From the onset of this “The Lord of the Rings” prequel there were problems: changing directors, fighting over the rights to the book, and then splitting it from two films into three. “The Battle of the Five Armies,” originally titled “There and Back Again,” begins where “The Desolation of Smaug” ends, and for about 10 minutes we are thrust back to the second film with the dragon, then pushed onto what this film is really about: war. 

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Artillery Club hosts 174th annual ball, opening the Christmas season
Posted: December 17, 2014

The prestigious Artillery Club hosted its 174th annual Ball opening the Christmas season for many and formally introducing three lovely young ladies to Galveston Society.

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Study: Hispanic women less likely to survive endometrial uterine cancer
Posted: December 17, 2014

In the largest study to date evaluating outcomes of Hispanic women with endometrial uterine cancer, researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that Hispanic women in the United States were significantly less likely to survive the cancer than non-Hispanic white women.

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Get this two-CD set and give opera a chance
Posted: December 17, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera Centennial Gala

Oct. 22, 1983

If you have no interest in opera, now is a good time to read something else.

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Rainforest is a reservoir for new medicines
Posted: December 17, 2014

On a recent trip to Brazil, I immersed myself in an exploration of the richly diverse Amazonian rain forest. I was awed to learn that so many of the plants that filled this paradise have been used throughout human history to make medicines, poisons, hallucinogens, rubber, building materials and so much more.

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