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The Galveston County Daily News : Leisure

August 1, 2014

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Teen raises money for mission trip to Kenya

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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Wednesday 07/30/2014
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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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Adults to showcase diverse art at COM
Posted: July 23, 2014

TEXAS CITY — Juxtaposing vivid floral paintings with intricate black-and-white drawings and translucent glass with dark brocade, the latest exhibit in the College of the Mainland Art Gallery exclusively features art created by students in the COM Senior Adult Program.

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A de-lightful experience in dining
Posted: July 23, 2014

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you were missing one of your five senses?

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Harbor defense construction on isle
Posted: July 23, 2014

In the previous column, East End military history was covered from the post Texas Revolution — Fort Travis 1836-45 through the Civil War era Fort Sulakowski 1863-65.

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Banana plants add a tropical accent to landscape
Posted: July 23, 2014

Most calls that I receive concern some type of plant problem or problems including diseases, insect pests, nutrient deficiencies, etc.

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