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The Galveston County Daily News : Leisure

December 17, 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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Wednesday 12/17/2014
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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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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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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Durst speaks for himself in upcoming HBO documentary
Posted: December 10, 2014

Enigmatic billionaire Robert Durst is back in the news, but this time he’s telling his own story. 

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Open house at the county extension office on Thursday
Posted: December 10, 2014

The staff of the Galveston County Extension Office extends an invitation to all area residents to attend our open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Come meet the county extension office staff and our volunteers including master gardeners, master naturalists, fruit and pecan committee members, and 4-H leaders. The Galveston County Extension Office is located in Carbide Park, 4102-B Main Street, La Marque.

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Dickinson Historical Society hosts seventh annual train, toy show
Posted: December 10, 2014

The Dickinson Historical Society is inviting everyone to the seventh annual Holiday Express Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Dickinson Historic Railroad Center, 218 FM 517 West. An added attraction this year will be the display of Vintage Toys in the museum.

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