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October 31, 2014

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Beach projects are a sign of progress

For those of us who went through Hurricane Ike and were part of the rescue and recovery efforts afterward it was easy to think that things would never get back to normal. 

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Friday 10/31/2014
Annual Greek Festival on Saturday and Sunday
Posted: October 31, 2014

The parishioners of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church welcome everyone to join us for our upcoming 31st annual Greek Festival from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 and noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 2.

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Thursday 10/30/2014
College is expensive, what’s a parent to do?
Posted: October 30, 2014

When I was a senior in high school (and dinosaurs walked the earth) the in-state tuition for Texas universities was $12 per credit hour. 

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That’s not how hotel occupancy tax works
Posted: October 30, 2014

Elizabeth Beeton’s latest opinion piece (“City should cut some of these funding requests,” The Daily News, Oct. 28) states, “Too often, the moms and pops who pay the bulk of taxes don’t get their share of improvements and services because of the diversion of resources to special interests.”

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Wednesday 10/29/2014
The synod, bishops and gay Catholics...what changed?
Posted: October 29, 2014

Catholic doctrine does not teach that being homosexual is immoral.

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How Col. Unverferth won that $5 bet
Posted: October 29, 2014

Say what you want, but various branches of the federal government seem to like abandoning their leftover projects on Galveston Island, the same as a child does a Christmas present when he tires of playing with it before noon on Christmas Day.

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Short-term rentals are vital to Galveston Island economy
Posted: October 29, 2014

The Short Term Rental Owners Association of Galveston released a new economic study on the tremendous impact of short-term rentals on the local Galveston economy.

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Tree Stories: Galveston’s most famous tree
Posted: October 29, 2014

Can you name the most famous tree in Galveston? Here’s a hint: it survived The Great Storm of 1900 and the subsequent grade raising, plus all the hurricanes and droughts since that time.

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Tuesday 10/28/2014
Newton’s Second and Third Laws of Motion
Posted: October 28, 2014

We generally think of “force” as something akin to a push or a pull and this is a good start. However, Newton made a more general claim and stated that anything that is capable of altering the speed or direction of an object is a force.

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