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July 24, 2014

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CDC report debunks myth about the norovirus on cruise ships

The recent release of a report on norovirus from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention underscores what the cruise industry has known and communicated for a long time: The occurrence of norovirus on cruise ships is rare and it is dramatically lower than the number of incidents of this common illness on land.

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Thursday 07/24/2014
Porretto is right to ask for more police for Galveston
Posted: July 24, 2014

 was sitting back and wondering why there is opposition to the increase in police officers in Galveston.

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Isle is stressing water safety
Posted: July 24, 2014

Sadly, just a few seconds is all it takes for a child to drown. Most children drown in swimming pools, but many can drown in canals, buckets, toilets, bathtubs and ponds.

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Should we send them all back there, Sen. Cruz?
Posted: July 23, 2014

Legislation passed in the 1950 to keep out displaced Eastern Europeans prompted Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower to say, “We should take reasonable steps to help these people to the extent that we share the obligation of the free world.”

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We have hungry children around us
Posted: July 23, 2014

In Galveston County alone, there are 48,967 students on the free or reduced lunch program. With school being out for the summer, how are those kids are being fed? 

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Tuesday 07/22/2014
Although school’s out, hunger’s not
Posted: July 22, 2014

Tracy Hollis lives in Galveston County. She works two jobs and “is blessed to have medical coverage” for her two boys, four and six.

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Monday 07/21/2014
Everyone needs storm protection
Posted: July 21, 2014

Let me ask you a question. If you were purchasing home insurance, would you accept coverage that only protected 75 percent of your home? Or health insurance that only covered you from the waist up?

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Galvestonians, let’s honor Bernardo de Galvez
Posted: July 21, 2014

If you are proud of your city and like the idea of international exposure to our little bit of paradise, you need to act quickly and it’s real simple.

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Sunday 07/20/2014
Confederate license plates honor history
Posted: July 20, 2014

request by The Sons of Confederate Veterans to honor their forefather’s service with a Texas license plate is a simple fundraising effort by a historical association with a long history of civic involvement.

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