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The Galveston County Daily News : Leisure

August 29, 2014

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Birding in Galveston heats up in the dog days of summer

If you asked 1,000 birders their favorite time to search for avian treasures, it is doubtful more than a scant handful would say “August.”

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Wednesday 08/27/2014
Fireman’s cap is low-care shrub with large blooms
Posted: August 27, 2014

Q: I recently bought an older home and need help in identifying a large shrub that is producing abundant clusters of large pea-shaped flowers that are bright red. There are small thorns on the stems. Can you identify this shrub?

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Time travel novel is sobering look at slavery in Galveston
Posted: August 27, 2014

JoAn Watson Martin reviews “Journey to Galveston,” Melodie A. Cuate.

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Poems material for good dreams
Posted: August 27, 2014

Melvyn Schreiber reviews “Aimless Love — New and Selected Poems,” by Billy Collins.

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Wednesday 08/20/2014
The rise in bait, fishing camps, restaurants, bars
Posted: August 20, 2014

For a few short postwar years, nothing significant happened. Guns and mountings were removed, firing ranges cleaned up and made safe, etc.

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Everybody knows your name at the dog park
Posted: August 20, 2014

It’s Friday afternoon in Galveston and several dozen locals are gathered at an East End watering hole to sniff out the news of the week.

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The good and bad of insects
Posted: August 20, 2014

William Cowper, an 18th century English poet, is credited with the following quote: “I am monarch of all I survey, my right there is none to dispute ...”

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First Christian Church festival celebrates arts
Posted: August 20, 2014

TEXAS CITY — The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will celebrate its third annual Faith through the Arts Festival daily through Saturday at the church.

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Author blends fact, fiction in ‘Fairmont’
Posted: August 20, 2014

JoAn Watson Martin reviews “A Hitch at the Fairmont,” Jim Averbeck.

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