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December 21, 2014

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This was a great gift to community

On behalf of everyone associated with Galveston College and the students we serve, we want to thank the Moody Foundation for its recent support of the Galveston College Foundation.

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Sunday 12/21/2014
Teens and working poor are hurt by minimum wage
Posted: December 21, 2014

You can be sure that the term “living wage” has been thoroughly vetted by focus groups to convey the idea of helping the minimum wage worker supporting his or her family. 

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Minimum wage laws hurt everyone, unforseen consequences
Posted: December 21, 2014

Regarding the guest column by Norman Pappous (“Let cities set a minimum wage,” The Daily News, Dec. 9): Wouldn’t it be great if we could set a fair price for wages and everything else? It so happens, we can. It’s called the free market.

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Saturday 12/20/2014
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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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
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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