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The Galveston County Daily News : Guest Columns

January 25, 2015

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February celebrates our shared antiquity

One retirement goal was to pursue my family’s genealogy. Some threads were based on conversations and old stories. 

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Friday 01/23/2015
Could Galveston become a port-of-call for cruise ships?
Posted: January 23, 2015

It was great to read in The Daily News that another cruise ship will home port in Galveston (“Event marking isle’s third cruise ship will honor military families,” Jan. 19).

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Commercial water users feel pressure
Posted: January 23, 2015

While many of us worry about keeping the water flowing to our homes in the future, commercial enterprises that use water as a critical component of their business are making some serious decisions  — and significant investments — in order to ensure their future water supply.

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Be a guiding force: Mentor a child with Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Posted: January 23, 2015

There are 25 children waiting for Big Brothers or Big Sisters in Dickinson, Texas City, La Marque, League City and Galveston.

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‘The Great Galveston Hurricane’ to premiere on Smithsonian Channel
Posted: January 23, 2015

Premiering for the first time in the United States on the Smithsonian Channel “Perfect Storms: The Great Galveston Hurricane” will be showing at 9 p.m. Feb. 3 and then again at midnight Feb. 4. The film is impressive, riveting, and narrated in real time from the point of view of weatherman Isaac Cline. The film features me, historian Linda MacDonald, former Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas and other Galveston County residents.

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Safety programs a necessity at privately owned resorts
Posted: January 23, 2015

Wispy clouds scudded across blue Puerto Rican sky as the woman entered the water to cool off. Ten steps into the water the bottom disappeared. Surprised, she swam to the surface and began to swim back to shore. To her dismay she found herself being pulled out to sea despite her efforts. 

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New line launched to help Texans find long-term care
Posted: January 23, 2015

It may be entertaining to make predictions about 2015, but I will humbly donate my share of the fun about health care forecasts to the talking heads. However, there are two things I know for sure based on facts at hand: The number of people in Texas who need long-term care services will increase this year and in the years to come, and we are offering a new service to help people deal with it. 

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Wednesday 01/21/2015
America built on the backs of immigrants
Posted: January 21, 2015

They came from Ireland, Germany, Italy, Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean and landed either in New York or in Galveston.

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Death is appointed to every man
Posted: January 21, 2015

Nothing is worse for man’s health than to be in fear of death.

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