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First Lutheran to hold annual festival Friday and Saturday

First Lutheran to hold annual festival Friday and Saturday

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When First Lutheran Church, the organizers of Galveston's popular Oktoberfest began pondering ways to improve the German dinner that has long been a highlight of the celebration, there was only one way to make it better: offer it twice.

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On the West End, a whole new generation of gators

On the West End, a whole new generation of gators

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GALVESTON — There is something mildly hopeful about a huge reptile with the arrogance to construct her nest in the middle of the island's bust…

Witches’ Ball to conjure up Victorian cabaret feel

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GALVESTON — The Fifth Annual Witches’ Ball will channel the mystery and glamour of Victorian cabarets.

Tips to help children have a fun and safe Halloween

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It’s almost Halloween again. Before sending your little ones out in search of candy, consider the following to ensure that he or she has a tri…

A right-on-target portrayal of Mississippi in the 1960s

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“Whistling Past the Graveyard,” by Susan Crandall, Gallery Books, 504 pages.

‘Freeman’ a difficult but compelling story

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“Freeman,” Leonard Pitts, Jr., Agate Books, Chicago, 2012, 401 pp., $16.

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

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Traditional German dinners, with sausages, sauerkrauts, and German potato salad will be served at the festival. 

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

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Rich desserts like German chocolate cake will be available. 

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

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George Black, from left, Barbara Sanderson, Pastor Doug Guthier, and Marilyn Haupt, committe members for the First Lutheran Church of Galvesto…

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

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George Black, from left, Barbara Sanderson, Pastor Doug Guthier, and Marilyn Haupt, committe members for the First Lutheran Church of Galvesto…

Health Inspections for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

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The Daily News, in cooperation with the Galveston County Health District, publishes weekly health inspection reports. These reports are conduc…

A whole new generation of gators

A whole new generation of gators

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Baby Gators at two weeks old. 

A whole new generation of gators

A whole new generation of gators

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Our Heroine's babies after hatching.

A whole new generation of gators

A whole new generation of gators

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Momma Gator suggests I don’t approach.

Gardeners’ questions on fall vegetables

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The Master Gardeners’ annual plant sale was held earlier this month. A variety of vegetables were offered for sale and inquiries were made to …

Ebola is in the news, but there are more pressing things to worry about, experts say

Ebola is in the news, but there are more pressing things to worry about, experts say

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Ebola tops the news, but not the charts of scary diseases menacing Galveston County, experts say.

UTMB’s Ebola response developments are online

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Stay up-to-date on the latest developments in UTMB’s response to the Ebola outbreak at www.utmb.edu/ebola-response. There you’ll find guidelin…

Controlling the cost of health care

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Today's health care is more sophisticated with people are living longer, healthier lives — but everything has a price.

More bad news for smokers

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A scientific study revealed that variants of certain genes increase a person’s susceptibility to developing lung cancer, especially in smokers.

The Influenza virus

The Influenza virus

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