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The Galveston County Daily News : Lifestyle

July 30, 2014

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Crops across state bounce back with an exceptional year

You don’t need an odometer to know when you’ve driven 150 miles inland. The air gets a tiny bit drier, the terrain starts to undulate, and in the summer, the roadside pickups selling watermelons give way to fruit stands selling peaches somewhere near that mile marker.

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League City's Penrod makes final 4 on ‘Food Network Star’
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 10:56 am

LEAGUE CITY — After she hammed it up with talk show host Rachael Ray while talking about her take on taco soup, Sarah Penrod was feeling pretty good about her chances of advancing to the next round of “Food Network Star.”

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Teen raises money for mission trip to Kenya
Posted: July 30, 2014

LA MARQUE — Teenager Samantha Gardner will board a flight for Africa this September, toting luggage crammed with sewing machines, tools, knitting needles and hope.

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Dodder can threaten landscape plants
Posted: July 30, 2014

Q: Several oleanders in my neighborhood have developed a dense growth of a bright yellow, stringy “thing” that’s beginning to cover the plants entirely.

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The rise and fall of Fort San Jacinto
Posted: July 30, 2014

By late 1899 Captain C. S. Riche had the required armament in place and now turned to raising the near-sea-level grade 6 feet, so that buildings would remain “high and dry” and be free from tidal surges.

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‘Yiddish Policemen’s Union’ is a page-turner of a tale
Posted: July 30, 2014

Melvyn Schreiber reviews “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union,” by Michael Chabo.

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Dinosaur lovers will enjoy series
Posted: July 30, 2014

JoAn Watson Martin reviews “The Great Dinosaur Race #1” and “The Terrific Dinosaur Talent Show #4,” by Lynn G. Abrams.

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Insect bites, stings cause problems for children
Posted: July 30, 2014

Summer is here and with it comes warm weather, more daylight and bugs.

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Health Inspections for Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Posted: July 30, 2014

Health Inspections published in The Daily News:

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