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November 27, 2014

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More than a third of Galveston County residents live in a food desert

For about 35 percent of county residents, there’s nothing quick or easy about getting to a grocery store, according to 2010 statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Proposed LNG plant spurs debate over Galveston’s safety
Posted: November 26, 2014

GALVESTON — When people fight development of liquefied natural gas plants in their communities, they inevitably point to the “Cleveland Disaster,” which occurred in 1944 when a holding tank failed, releasing 1.1 million gallons of its contents into streets and sewers. 

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Daily News readers share symbols of why they are thankful
Posted: November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving for many is more than a holiday. It’s a day of reflection and life evaluation. So, at many a table today friends and family will share what they are thankful for — and why.

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Give thanks and pass the credit card; Thanksgiving Day shopping here to stay
Posted: November 26, 2014

Despite the yearly protests of “too soon” and claims of blasphemy, holiday shopping season, for the most part, no longer waits until Black Friday.

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Galveston's East End ' Victorian Christmas' homes tour set for Dec. 5
Posted: November 26, 2014

Galveston’s East End Historical District Association will host its 25th annual “A Victorian Christmas” Homes Tour from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on Dec. 5.

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Palm trees, billboards and high-rise condos
Posted: November 26, 2014

It is no secret my wife and I travel to different beaches like other people search out antique shops or garage sales. Each waterfront tells a different tale. But to say we’ve never met a beach we didn’t like would be untrue.

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Accidents causing death or injury at land-based LNG plants
Posted: November 26, 2014

A timeline of LNG land-based plant incidents that resulted in an injury of fatality.

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Bringing some smiles ahead of Thanksgiving
Posted: November 26, 2014

In the photo above, Myasia Johnson, center, has a Thanksgiving lunch with turkey, dressing and all the trimmings Tuesday with her sister, Paris Duke, left, and grandmother Juanita Parker in her hospital room at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. 

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Texas City police report describes pit bulls 'extremely aggressive' behavior
Posted: November 26, 2014

TEXAS CITY — The pit bulls that killed a 10-year-old beagle in its own backyard were “extremely aggressive” and uncontrollable even by their owner, according to a police report obtained by The Daily News.

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