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December 20, 2014


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Columnist is hypocritical

I think it ironic for a communist, David Michael Smith, to be talking about immorality (“It’s simple: Torture is immoral,” The Daily News, Dec. 15).

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Saturday 12/20/2014
‘The Interview’ is unnecessary provocation
Posted: December 20, 2014

We tend to think of us as right and strong enough for others to accept the way we treat them without reacting. Hollywood follows and often even leads our society. Movies have been made about past assassinations of our enemies’ leaders, others semi-fictitiously, disguised, about current ones.

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Assumptions can be dangerous
Posted: December 20, 2014

There has been a lot of “talk” on social media about how the nine Texas Republican members of Congress voted in favor of a rule to allow consideration of the $1.1 trillion continuing resolution to fund the federal government. 

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Can you find Christmas in all of this?
Posted: December 20, 2014

Christmas is the time to communicate and gather with friends. In spite of Facebook, email and e-cards, Americans will purchase and send approximately 1.6 billion Christmas cards this year. Christmas cards lift our spirits, keep us connected and represent a tangible expression of thoughtfulness in an increasingly cybernetic world. 

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Friday 12/19/2014
It’s time to fix this law
Posted: December 19, 2014

When state lawmakers gather in Austin next month to wrestle with the great legislative issues of the day, they should at least consider ending a gross fiction that has allowed a substantial illegal industry to flourish for years.

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Let’s look at the ethics of efficiency
Posted: December 19, 2014

Dickinson High School students recently received (The Daily News, Dec. 16) almost $15,000 in grants for their work with robotics.

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She found her calling on the beach
Posted: December 19, 2014

In 1997, 6-year-old Lauren Hollaway started swimming for the Galveston Island Swim Team and four years later started as a Galveston Island Beach Patrol Junior Lifeguard along with other future guards Laura Carr, Jessica Riedel, Anna Hyatt, Bori Juhasz and Mary Stewart. 

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The problems are with the media
Posted: December 19, 2014

With all the recent events across the nation involving police versus individuals — regardless of whose right and whose wrong — seeing all the protesters creating unnecessary attention only shows why there is so much hatred between not only the victims, but also the innocent.

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Deputy Claus brightens lives of hundreds across the county
Posted: December 19, 2014

For Deputy Claus of the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office, 2014 was a banner year for putting fun in the lives of children throughout the entire county. The event, hosted by Galveston County Citizen Sheriff’s Academy Alumni Association, was an overwhelming success this year.


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