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In my youth candy bars and soda pops cost only a nickel a piece. Larger candy bars cost ten cents. Comment?
In honor of over 100 years of American Jazz, this Mother's Day weekend, the 6th Annual Red Cat Jazz Festival presented by MVP Vodka, will be a non-stop party at the luxurious Moody Gardens Resort on beautiful Galveston Island May 5-8, 2016. Featuring the all-star lineup of award winning contemporary Jazz performers ~ Marion Meadows, Jonathan Butler & Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair, Alex Bugnon, Joey Sommerville, Mike Phillips, Theresa Grayson, Eric Darius, Warren Hill, Michael Ward, Kyle Turner, Chris Mitchell, Jazz legend Ronnie Laws featuring Andre James , and introducing up-and-coming SmoothJazz.com spotlight artist Jazmin Ghent and more names being added. Comment?
Learning how to steer a 900-foot ship containing hundreds of millions of dollars in cargo is very different from getting a driver's license, but Texas A&M University at Galveston's Marine Transportation students are getting the best possible training with the help of new state-of-the art ship simulators. Just as commercial airline pilots have to undergo simulator training to fly their planes, many maritime jobs require ship officers to master a simulator that displays all sorts of situations that could occur on a sea voyage. Comment?
In what has become a familiar move for Uber, the vehicle-for-hire company announced Wednesday it will cease operations in Corpus Christi, pointing to Corpus Christi's City Council approved new regulations this week that would require app-based vehicle-for-hire drivers to undergo a fingerprint background check, a requirement Uber has resisted in most markets. The company plans to end services in Corpus Christi on Sunday, two hours before the new law goes into affect, according to the Corpus Christi Caller Times . Comment?
Tim Dellapenna, associate professor of marine sciences and oceanography who has studied Texas beaches for years at the Texas A&M Galveston campus, has identified a potentially huge sand deposit off the waters of Follet's Island, a tiny barrier island near San Luis Pass, not far from Galveston. Follet's Island is only 14 miles long and less than a quarter mile wide and protects nearby Christmas Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway from severe storms from the Gulf of Mexico. Comment?
Dr. David Wells, assistant professor of marine biology on the Texas A&M-Galveston campus, and his graduate students will spend the next 20 days attaching satellite tags to sharks in order to record the minute-by-minute movements of each tagged shark. Although there are dozens of types of sharks in the Gulf, Wells and his research team will focus on three: the scalloped hammerhead, tiger and shortfin mako shark due to the large data gaps for these economically important species. Comment?
The merger brings together the world-class infrastructure of one of the largest engineering campuses, College Station, and the strategic location on Pelican Island and unique resources at Galveston. Texas A&M's College Station campus has offered undergraduate ocean engineering degrees since 1972 through the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, and is one of only a few universities in the United States that offers degrees in ocean engineering. Comment?
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