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October, 2014  // Posts published in October, 2014

31 Oct Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Sand Projects

Sand Projects

Sand Projects

For those of us who went through Hurricane Ike and were part of the rescue and recovery efforts afterwards, it was easy to think that things would never get back to normal. On Monday afternoon at the Casa Del Mar listening to Kelly de Schaun, Executive Director of the Park Board, talk to a crowd […]

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24 Oct Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Why They Come

Why They Come

Why They Come

Early Saturday morning I took my daughter, Kai, to the D’Feet Breast Cancer run at Moody Gardens. She had a great time and did the kids 1K, which was the first race she’d ever entered. Afterwards there was a kids’ party that had a whole lot of sponsorship tables with art projects for the kids. […]

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17 Oct Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Surf Story

Surf Story

Surf Story

The 10 year old boy lay on his battered surfboard on the west side of the 10th street pier. He had caught a couple of waves by standing besides the board and pushing off the bottom. Now he was a little farther out and was trying to paddle into waves. He’d had success a couple […]

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10 Oct Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Colombo

Colombo

Colombo

I’ve written before about Leroy Colombo, the most well-known lifeguard to come from our island, but someone so larger than life deserves multiple visits. We all know that he was formerly credited in the Guinness Book of World Records with saving 907 lives, the most of any lifeguard in recorded history. Most also know that […]

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02 Oct Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Fall and G-Bay

Fall and G-Bay

Fall and G-Bay

You can feel summer slipping away. It’s not just the cooler temperatures and the fact that we’re starting to see frontal systems push all the way through. There’s something in the light, the shorter days and the look of the surface of the water that is just different. Last Sunday was the last day of […]

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