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2010-04-26 15:16:00

HOUSTON, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The loss of trees along the Broadway esplanade, on Galveston's historic central thoroughfare, is one of many devastating damages sustained by the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. The Galveston Island Tree Conservancy in concert with Apache Corporation is spearheading a regional fundraising campaign targeted to the energy and corporate communities in the Houston and Galveston area to raise funds to replenish these important, iconic blocks....

2009-12-03 09:22:00

GALVESTON, Texas, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Galveston homeowners whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Ike can now apply for assistance from the city's new Disaster Recovery Housing Program - a voluntary program designed to help repair damage and, when necessary, reconstruct homes. All eligible homeowners are encouraged to apply. "The City of Galveston is grateful to have received the funding to help our city's homeowners rebuild," said Steve LeBlanc, Galveston City Manager. "We are now...

2009-10-13 07:00:00

Exhibit "Forgotten Gateway" to Highlight the Galveston History as a Port of Entry and Immigrants Who Shaped the American History GALVESTON, Texas, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Moody Gardens is looking for area residents with ties to the immigrants who came to the U.S. through Galveston. Those descendant families are encouraged to share Galveston immigration stories and historical artifacts toward the new traveling exhibit Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America through Galveston...

2009-09-09 14:46:00

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SunChips, Frito-Lay's multigrain snack brand, today presented the Mayor of Galveston with a check for $1 million to kick off the city's Seawall revitalization program. The ceremony was part of the city's commemoration of the one year anniversary of Hurricane Ike, which devastated Galveston on September 13, 2008. The SunChips donation will be used to create an environmentally friendly park on the Galveston Seawall. This is the first major...

2009-09-01 15:27:00

PLANO, Texas, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The SunChips brand, PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division's popular line of multigrain snacks, today announced it will work with Kroger to help raise $1 million to help revitalize Galveston, Texas, which was devastated by Hurricane Ike in 2008. The Galveston Seawall is a 10-mile national historic engineering landmark that protects the island from the ravages of the sea. Rebuilding and enhancing the Seawall is a key element in the city's recovery as...

2009-07-23 09:17:00

MIAMI, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a successful kick-off in Galveston, Texas and Tampa, Florida, Twinlab, a pioneer and a leader in sports nutrition for over 40 years, continues to blaze its trail along the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts. This weekend Twinlab's 2009 Mobile Beach Bash Celebration, highlighting the company's RateYourAbs.com Contest, hits the beaches of Miami, Florida. For those eager to show-off their six-pack abs for a chance to win a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, head down to...

2009-07-08 11:18:00

GALVESTON, Texas, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Twinlab, a pioneer and leader in sports nutrition for over 40 years, announced today it is launching the company's 2009 Mobile Beach Bash Celebration, highlighted by Twinlab's RateYourAbs.com Contest for those eager to show-off their six-pack abs for a chance to win a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.** The Mobile Beach Bash kicks off July 11, 2009 in Galveston, Texas and will then blaze a trail along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts on a 10-stop beach tour...

2009-07-07 13:29:22

U.S. scientists are studying Hurricane Ike's effect on Galveston, Texas, water pollution levels to determine whether fish-consumption rules are still needed. University of Houston researchers said their findings might offer important information about the effects of last September's storm. The research team is now collecting and analyzing analyze fresh water and fish samples from Galveston Bay and related waterways. Texas officials issued an advisory last summer for the Galveston Bay area,...

2009-01-05 07:25:00

GALVESTON, Texas, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Hurricane Ike devastated the Texas coast on September 5, 2008, and thousands of residents from Galveston and surrounding cities are still without shelter. With the help of the employees at Equal Health, some of the residents now living in tents will be able to stay warm in the coming winter nights. On November 29, Brady Spears, Equal Health CEO and former Galveston resident, personally delivered 50 heaters to the displaced families still...

2008-12-09 10:00:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- 16 of Glen Campbell's most popular hits have been remastered by Capitol/EMI for Glen Campbell: Greatest Hits, a new CD and digital collection to be released February 10. Campbell's triple Grammy-winning 1967 single, "Gentle On My Mind," is included, as well as his first Top 10 hit, "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," the title track from his 1968 Grammy winner for Album of the Year, and the #1 smash singles "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Wichita Lineman" and...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.