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The Galveston County Daily News : Lifestyle

January 26, 2015

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Mainland Mardi Gras adds a parade to the party

While not held on a traditional Mardi Gras weekend and smaller in scale, the Texas City Rotary Club’s Mardi Gras on the Mainland is heading into its fifth year with a new event.

  • icon Posted: January 25

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Sunday 01/25/2015
Bolivar Peninsula set for its 25th Mardi Gras
Posted: January 25, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of people will flood Galveston for Mardi Gras the first two weeks in February. But there is more to the pre-Lenten festival in these parts than the island.

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Cindy Thomas performs Thursday
Posted: January 25, 2015

A couple of items that might be of interest: Cindy Thomas, with her performances, will bring Cher, Tina and Lady Gaga to League City on Thursday.

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Let the good times roll Kemah-style
Posted: January 25, 2015

There’s more to Mardi Gras than what’s going on in Galveston or New Orleans. Among the most anticipated events of the Mardi Gras season is the Yachty Gras Grand Night Boat Parade, a procession of beautifully illuminated and decorated boats best viewed standing along the water at the Kemah Boardwalk.

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Big announcement on the greatest show on earth
Posted: January 25, 2015

The Diva is pleased to announce that Paige and Tilman Fertitta are honoring Dr. Alan Barrett, Dr. Thomas Geisbert, Dr. Thomas Ksiazek, Dr. James Le Duc, Dr. Scott Weaver and astronaut Scott Kelly as the honorees of the 2015 San Luis Salute, Feb. 13, at Galveston Island Convention Center at The San Luis Resort.

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Crime prevention is a team effort
Posted: January 25, 2015

Watching the news the other night, I saw two men held up a store at gunpoint, pistol whipped the clerk and fled. 

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Saturday 01/24/2015
GMA Winter Necessity Drive demonstrates a renewed commitment by local clergy
Posted: January 24, 2015

Galveston has a long and rich history of interfaith efforts in times of need.

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Pope gives a sign of the times
Posted: January 24, 2015

Pope Francis got a short lesson in American Sign Language (ASL), as you can see in this AP photo. The Pontiff was visiting Manilla in the Philippines this week when Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle taught him the popular hand sign for “I love you,” one which he immediately shared with the throng that filled the capital’s streets.

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Friday 01/23/2015
Dickinson playhouse preparing for regional competition
Posted: January 23, 2015

They say practice makes perfect, and the troop at The Bay Area Harbour Playhouse are hoping to get their latest production just right. 

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