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The Galveston County Daily News : Opinion

December 20, 2014

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Some bare knuckles in the runoff

The city council runoff in League City between Keith Gross and Jason Long might not have captured the imagination of the voters — turnout was what we’ve unfortunately come to expect — but it was a slugfest.

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Nothing like home for the holidays
Posted: December 20, 2014

For those who have followed the story of Dog Dynasty, the no-kill animal shelter that is closing its doors Jan. 10, the magic number is 50.

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It’s not just a question of good or bad
Posted: December 20, 2014

One of the interesting questions about the land development regulations in Galveston involves the proposed rules on signs. The question is whether the city can enforce them.

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Conservation must become second nature to us
Posted: December 20, 2014

Most of the time when we read articles about conservation, they stress that the greatest potential rests with the consumer (that’s you and me) with ideas such as low-flow toilets and showerheads, automatic irrigation or drip systems to water lawns and gardens, and rain barrels to catch rainwater.

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Taking a tour with Captain Vandy
Posted: December 20, 2014

"Hey, would you hand me that book?” What is he thinking? The logbook was within his reach. He was a commanding fellow, with a voice to match. So I hand him the book over the short two feet that separates us. This was my first Galveston harbor cruise in many years and my first with a BOI legend Capt. Vandy Anderson.

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Columnist is hypocritical
Posted: December 20, 2014

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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‘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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