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Galveston, Texas, affectionately known as “Galvatraz” by some of its residents and visitors, really gets a bad rap. Maybe it’s because this coastal resort city on the Gulf of Mexico features sand and water that often resemble the aftermath of a 24-hour stomach virus, only less inviting. Despite these unfair characterizations, my experiences with Galveston have mostly been positive. When I was a child, Galveston Island was my first experience with the ocean–and the unforgettable sensation of beach sand lodged in my shorts. more
God spoke the following promise through Isaiah: “Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear” (Isaiah 65:24 ESV). That promised behavior of God contrasts sharply to the prior behavior of the Israelites that a few verses earlier God judged for the following reasons: “because, when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not listen” (Isaiah 65:12 ESV). more
Aside from its being the Third Sunday of Easter and other things, tomorrow also is Cinco de Mayo: not Mexico’s Independence Day from Spain, as that is September 16 (1810), but the 1862 date of the outnumbered Mexican army’s victory over French forces, a victory that arguably affected not only the future of Mexico but also of the United States. The date, especially in the United States, now also serves as a celebration of Mexican-American culture and a day for reportedly consuming more beer than even during the Super Bowl, though more avocados are reportedly still consumed on Super Bowl Sunday than on Cinco de Mayo. more
What is “a great moral leader”? President Trump recently claimed that description for himself. Is there some objective standard to measure such a claim? I’m not interested in passing judgment … more
81% of all fire deaths occur in residential fires with over 2000 fire related deaths each year. To assist in preventing a fire death in your home follow some simple guidelines. 1. Install smoke … more
It’s quite simple, really. We Texans have a right to know how our taxpayer dollars are spent. It’s our money. We, the people, choose our government. Our elected public officials represent … more
A chef or a cook working in a restaurant is known as a culinarian. Culinary artists are responsible for skillfully preparing meals that are a pleasing to the palate as to the eye. Today, we can … more
“Fake news”—I don’t recall learning about this in school, but I seem to read or hear about it all the time lately, especially from the keyboard or mouth of President Trump. This phrase was … more
A weekly article that will offer information concerning the Kilgore Fire Department and provide safety tips for home and family.As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small fire … more
We stepped into his room ready, for proper introduction. But before James Gee, administrator at Arbor Grace, could complete the task the gentleman stuck out his hand and with a big smile on his … more
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