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HAPPY AUGUST 2022, WAVERS! he only thing hotter than the weather is the August issue of Waves Magazine. Our writers and contributors have outdone themselves once again.

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Galveston’s Wildlife: The Fab Five


s la n d v is ito r s ar e f or t unat e t o enj oy s om e un i q u e a n i m a l s ig h tin g s n o t av ai l abl e aw ay f r om t he gul f . Ga l ve sto n i s a n u r b a n c e n te r s ur r ounded by a t hr i v i ng c oas t al e co syste m . I

c h o s e fr o m th e m any s pec i es of c r eat ur es one m a y e n co u n te r to n a me my fa v o r i t e f i v e s pec i es of ani m al s t o be o n th e lo o k o u t fo r wh e n out on t he w at er w ay s . T h e e a s ie s t o f the f i v e t o s ee i s t he


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d a y s wh e n c r o s si ng t he c aus ew ay ont o t he i s l and , g r o u p s o f p e lic a n s will b e s oar i ng i n V f or m at i ons . T hey l o o k e ffo r tl e ss ta k in g a d v a n ta g e of t he t her m al s i n t he heat of th e d a y. Th e se ma g n ific e n t b ir d s w er e i n danger of ex t i nc t i on i n th e 1 9 6 0 s a n d 1 9 7 0 s d u e the har m f ul eff ec t s of t he i ns ec t i ci d e D D T. F o r tu n a te ly, D D T w as banned i n t he U S and bi r ds si n ce h a ve ma d e a tr e me n d ous c om ebac k . T hes e bi r ds c an b e o b se r ve d d iv in g fo r th e ir m eal s s om et i m es f r om as hi gh as 6 5 fe e t. Afte r a s u c c e s s fu l c a tc h s eagul l s w i l l t r y t o s t eal t he fi sh r i g h t o u t o f th e ir mo u th s . We hav e a heal t hy popul at i on numb e r i n g i n th e th o u s a n d s a r o u n d G al v es t on, s o t hey ar e eas y to sp o t. Th e

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b a y si d e o f th e i sl a n d . Th e y a r e so m e ti m es referred to as Ga l ve sto n fl a m i n g o s a l th o u g h th e y a r e a n unrelated species. Th e sp o o n b i l l ’s b r i g h t p i n k co l o r s a r e a ssociated with su b sta n ce s i n th e sh r i m p a n d cr u sta ce a n s in their diets. If fe d a n a r ti fi ci a l d i e t, th e y e ve n tu a l l y w i l l turn white. To spot a r o se a te , d r i ve o n th e b a ck r o a d s a r o u n d marshes or the sta te p a r k a n d yo u w i l l fi n d th e se b i r d s w ading, using their sp o o n b e a ks to g r a b fo o d o ff th e sa n d i n shallow waters.


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b a i ts i n cl u d e l i ve sh r i m p , fi n g e r mullet and crab. If yo u a r e l u cky e n o u g h to h o o k- up with one of these g u ys th e b a ttl e w i l l b e o n . Fi sh will appreciate you fo r ca tch a n d r e l e a se . Fi n a l l y, th e

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Ga l ve sto n ’s m o st fa m o u s m a m mal species. Social g r o u p s o r p o d s o f d o l p h i n s m a ke their year-round h o m e a r o u n d Ga l ve sto n a n d th e adjacent ship ch a n n e l s. To ch e ck o u t th e se marine mammals a si g h tse e i n g b o a t e xcu r si o n w ill afford the best e



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been a c om m on s i ght i ng s w i m m i n g a r o u n d th e j e tti e s on our eas t end. I t i s m os t l i k e l y to b e si g h te d d u r i n g a f i s hi ng t r i p r at her t han off t he b e a ch . K e m p ’s R i dl ey s ar e t he s m al l es t s pec i e s o f se a tu r tl e s i n th e w or l d but s t i l l c an w ei gh up t o o n e h u n d r e d p o u n d s. O nc e near ex t i nc t i on t hey hav e r e co ve r e d th a n ks

o p p o r tu n i ty to se e th e m u p cl o s e. O ur local dolphins w i l l o fte n b r e a ch , j u m p i n g co m pletely out of the w a te r a n d sp i n n i n g . Th e y w i l l “ surf” the waves made b y th e l a r g e r sh i p s tr a ve l i n g to and from Houston in th e ch a n n e l . Al th o u g h n o t e n d a ngered, laws protect a l l m a r i n e m a m m a l s fr o m h u m a n harassment. People ca n w a tch fr o m a d i sta n ce b u t do not attempt to i n te r a ct w i th th e m .

i n par t t o a pr ogr am i n t he 1 98 0 s ca l l e d H e a d sta r t. E ac h y ear appr ox i m at el y 1 500 h a tch l i n g s w e r e t r ans por t ed t o G al v es t on and ra i se d i n th e N a ti o n a l M ar i ne F i s her i es Lab unt i l t hey w e r e o n e ye a r o l d . At a y ear of age, t he y oung t ur t l e s w e r e l a r g e e n o u g h t o pr ot ec t t hem s el v es f r om m a n y p r e d a to r s. Th e y w er e t agged and r el eas ed i nt o th e Gu l f. M a n y o f t hes e t ur t l es gr ew up and ev entu a l l y r e tu r n e d to Tex as beac hes t o l ay t hei r egg s. Th e a d u l t tu r tl e s ar e beaut i f ul t o w at c h c r ui s i ng a r o u n d fi sh i n g b o a ts near t he j et t i es . T he



Th e r e a r e so m a n y a m a zi n g a n imals that call Ga l ve sto n w a te r s th e i r h o m e , so many more than



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s por t f i s h t hat i s c om m on ar ound th e i sl a n d . Its nam e c om es f r om a gl i s t eni ng co p p e r - r e d co l o r. Th e

th e fi ve I h a ve l i ste d h e r e ! So go out to our beaches a n d b a ys a n d ca tch a g l i m p se of nature’s bountiful si g h ts.

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i and happy hot August. Actually, Bunny has gotten


used to it. But anyway, on with the recipe of the

heat and continue cooking, stirring occasionally until the tomatoes

month. I had a Waver react to my July article about

are translucent or 220 degrees on a candy thermometer. D iscard

what to do with your abundance of tomatoes. She sent me this

Bring all ingredients to a rolling boil; reduce to medium

the ginger root and cinnamon stick.

great recipe about how to use tomatoes to make Jam/ Preserves. Even though tomatoes are about shot, due to the heat, please


make note of this recipe and enjoy.

1 / 4-inch headspace. Cover at once with metal lids, and screw

Q uickly ladle preserves into hot sterilized jars, leaving

bands tight. Process preserves in a boiling-water bath for 1 5

F a v o r i t e To m a t o P r e s e r v e s


Yield: 5 pints I know some of you are canners. Some aren’t. I actually did this, a miracle, and it’s delicious.

Ingredients • 5 pounds small, firm tomatoes, peeled and cored (I just sliced

So, till September........stay cool!

tomatoes) • 8 cups sugar • 3 lemons thinly sliced; seeds removed • 3 (1 / 8 -inch-thick) slices ginger root • 1 (3-inch) stick cinnamon • 1 / 4 teaspoon cumin • 1 / 4 teaspoon cayenne pepper ground or flakes (according to your heat preference) • ¼

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id you know your body is home to trillions of tiny organisms? No worries -- those “bugs” are supposed to be there! Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microscopic living things are referred

to as microorganisms, or microbes, for short. We, humans, are primarily microbes, over 1 00 trillion of them. Microbes outnumber our human cells ten to one. The majority live in our gut, particularly in the large intestine. Your

foods that will keep you and your gut happy are honey, dark chocolate, apples,

microbiome is closely tied to your health in ways you might not expect. And re-

bananas, berries, mango, and sweet potatoes.

searchers are studying how it might improve health from head to toe. R esearch i i s

suggests that your microbiome makeup and potential disturbances have links to





asthma, cancer, celiac disease, diabetes, heart disease, malnutrition, multiple

Probiotics are chock-full of live bacteria that will help ensure your gut is populat-

sclerosis, and obesity.

ed by mostly the good types of microbes. You can get a good probiotic supplement at your local health food store; however, ask your doctor what strains of cultures are best for you and the condition you are trying to treat.

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specially the leafy green ones egetables are loaded with fibers, which can-

enemy! Antibiotics work by wiping out any and all bacteria, which makes them

not be digested by people but are consumed by the good bacteria in your gut.

very effective for treating illnesses but very bad for your microbiome. The anti-

It has been observed that people who follow a diet rich in fruits and vegetables

biotic cannot recognize the difference between good gut bacteria and harmful

are less likely to grow disease-causing bacteria. Some great examples of vege-

bacteria. They work on a ‘ kill now ask questions later’ model. Try to buy meat

tables that feed your microbes are leeks, onions, asparagus, broccoli, spinach,

products that were raised without antibiotics. If you must take an antibiotic, take

and artichokes.

a probiotic daily for the duration of your prescription to help replenish your gut bacteria.


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robiotics are beneficial bacteria, and prebiotics are food for these bacteria and

a bite out of them! If you eat too many simple sugars too regularly, you run the

your microbiome! Prebiotics that should be staples in your home kitchen include

risk of literally starving your microbiome to death. Additionally, hungry microbes

whole grains, apples, leeks, onions, garlic, cocoa extracts, bananas, asparagus,

will resort to munching away at the lining of your intestine, which can lead to

nuts, seeds, red wine extracts, root vegetables, beans, lentils, chickpeas, and

inflammation. eep an eye on sugar levels in things like smoothies, nut butters,

green tea extracts.

protein bars, salad dressings, and even in a gut favorite, yogurt! Some sweet


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Fermented foods are another great source of probiotics. The crowd favorite is

Your microbes feel that if they’re working hard to keep you healthy, then you

yogurt. However, if you’re going to be eating much yogurt, make sure it is plain!

should be working hard too! The microbiomes of physically active people are

Several other options are a great source of good bacteria. K ombucha is becom-

healthier and more diverse. Even walking for 30 minutes a day could impact

ing a very popular source of probiotics. You can also eat pickles, kimchee, and

your gut health and help these little microbes continue to ensure that your

kefir to get enough live cultures to keep your gut healthy and happy.

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Aside from the fact that these days, many meat brands are known for raising

Say ‘ no’ more often, explore meditation, mindfulness, or yoga. Establishing

their livestock with antibiotics, which is detrimental to your gut, there have been

balance in your life will support your mental and emotional health and optimize

several studies that show healthier microbiomes in vegetarians. A vegetarian’s

your gut and overall health. Stress can negatively affect your microbiome, and

gut, for example, will have a significantly smaller number of disease causing

you need a healthy microbiome to help you manage your stressors.

bacteria that an omnivore’s gut. However, it is still unclear whether this is due to the lack of meat or that vegetarians and plant-based individuals consume much

The gut microbiome is a new frontier in health and wellness. Scientists are still

more fiber than the average person.

learning about its importance. R esearch so far reveals that taking care of our gut microbiome is integral to a healthy lifestyle. Microbes have a big job to do

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i ke Early wooden nickels usually had either an Indian head or bison on one or both sides in homage to the “buffalo” nickel when the wooden nickel began gaining popularity as a novelty item. The wooden nickel was a division of the Elbee Co. In 1 995, it was purchased and renamed the Old Time Wooden Nickel Co. This was done by wooden nickel enthusiast Herb Horning. Fu n Fa c t : D u r i n g h i s l i f e t i m e ,

A Waver sent me this picture. Her “Galveston Wooden Nickel” from 1 96 3! What the what? Is that thing for real? What on earth is its history? Let’s find out!

h e a m a s s e d o v e r 1 .5 m illio n c o lle c ta b le to k e n s , s o m e o f w h ic h w e r e o n d is p la y a t a m u s e u m a t h is f a c t o r y ’s l o c a t i o n . Fu n Fa c t : H e a l s o c r e a t e d t h e “ W o r ld ’s L a r g e s t W o o d e n N ic k e l,” w h ic h is 5 .5 in c h e s th ic k , 1 3 fe e t, 4 in c h e s ta ll

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a n d w e ig h s 2 ,5 0 0 p o u n d s , w h ic h s ta n d s o u ts id e th e fa c to r y .

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In 1 933, Blaine, Washington issued round wood-

ally replaced the precious 5-cent coin, the half dime.

en coins when their bank failed. These were the

The Coinage Act of 1 8 73 ceased production of the half

first issues of wooden money in the U S. Several

dime, which was the original denomination as prescribed in the Mint Act

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Buffalo nickels are what most of us think of when

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someone says ‘ an old nickel’. The Buffalo nickel or Indian Head nickel is a copper and nickel five-cent piece that was struck by the U nited States Mint from 1 91 3 to 1 938 . It was designed by sculptor James Earle Fraser. Fu n Fa c t : A s p a r t o f a d r i v e t o b e a u t i f y th e c o in a g e , fiv e d e n o m in a tio n s o f U S c o in s r e c e iv e d n e w d e s ig n s b e tw e e n 1 9 0 7 a n d 1 9 0 9 .


are now scarce but were once abundant, especially in the 1 930s, though they may date back as far as the 1 8 8 0s. They were usually commemorative, printed by the people throwing fairs or festivals, or by organizations like banks and boy scout troops, and distributed to the masses. Fu n Fa c t : S o m e t i m e s y o u c o u l d r e d e e m t h e m f o r a



Chicago is believed to be the first place to use wooden money pieces as souvenirs. Several issues were made - all round. Some are the size of a silver dollar and others are about three inches in diameter. Binghamton, New York was one of first places to embrace the concept of a new use for wooden nickels - a combination of advertising for civic to be used to enhance civic celebrations such as centennials through the mid 1 930’s. Fu n Fa c t : M a n y t o w n s c r e a t e d t h e s e w o o d e n c o i n s , m o s t h a d e x p ir a tio n d a te s a n d s e r ia l n u m b e r s w r itte n o n th e m a s to n o t c a u s e a s u r p lu s o f w o o d e n c o in s in th e m a r k e t a s w e ll a s to d is c o u r a g e fo r g e r ie s . is i u e s

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Galveston and wooden nickels go down in history! I hope this answers our readers’ questions about wooden nickels.

Now the wooden nickel is used as an inexpensive souvenir or commemorative item to remember an event in history. Many wooden nickels

Waver’s, enjoy the Fun in the Sun! Stay hydrated! I look forward to next

have been printed with images of political

month and discovering new Fun Facts for everyone!

figures and slogans as part of their campaign Below you can see a wooden nickel for President Ford, celebrating his presidency. Fu n Fa c t : M u s e u m c u r a to r s a n d a r c h iv is ts s tr e s s th e im p o r ta n c e o f p u ttin g a d a te o n ite m s to r e c o r d its p la c e in h is to r y . Can one still buy custom printed wooden nickels? You bet. The Texas-based Old Time Wooden Nickel Co., and that is the company’s actual name, will still complete an order for you. The Old Time Wooden Nickel Company has been producing wooden nickels in San Antonio, Texas for over 6 0 years, making them one of the oldest manufacturers of custom printed wooden nickels in the U nited States. Fu n Fa c t : T h e p h r a s e , “ d o n ’ t t a k e a n y w o o d e n n i c k e l s ” m e a n s d o

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The platysma is a superficial thin sheet-like muscle that stretches from the jaw-line to the clavicle just below the base of the neck. With aging, the muscle becomes weaker, separates and forms unwanted platysmal bands. Injecting these bands with Botox or X eomin causes the muscle bands to relax and creates a smoother neck. You can expect results to last 3 months or significantly longer as many of my client’s report.

of elastin and collagen which leads to tighter skin. Amazingly, you will continue to see improvement in your skin texture for up to 6 weeks after a single treatment! However, usually a series of 3-4 treatments is performed with an impressive cumulative effect.

ella Almost 2/ 3 of adult’s report that they are bothered by fullness under the chin, the so-called ‘ double chin’. In some, the cause is excess fat which can create an unflattering profile. Treatment for this involves disrupting the membranes of the fat containing cells so that the fat is released and removed from the body. K ybella is an FD A approved treatment for stubborn fat under the chin. It is made of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body. K ybella is usually administered in a series of 2-3 treatments, scheduled 4 weeks apart. The total number of treatments can be modified as results are seen.

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Highlighting Galveston’s Best of the Best Dining Experiences.

Los Patrones

stuffing. This is one of my benchmark dishes for comparing Mexican restaurants and the Los Patrones version is very good.

Fresh Mexican Cuisine


Enchiladas of many varieties and a large selection of chick-

his month we continue our

en dishes share the main menu with fajitas (chicken, shrimp,

foray into locally owned

or seafood) that can be dressed up with various sauces and

neighborhood Mexican

cheese toppings. Pork chops and a really good carne asada

restaurants. Far from the tourist

round out the meat offerings.

areas, locals and knowledgeable visitors flock to these small

The real star here and what sets this restaurant apart from its

places for their flavorful food

peers are the seafood offerings. A full page of their menu is

and bargain prices. Typically open only for breakfast and lunch

devoted to various seafood dishes and combinations. A wide

(there are exceptions), their customers tend to be fiercely loyal.

variety of shrimp prepared with various sauces or simply grilled

Many arguments rage over who has the best burrito, enchiladas,

or fried cannot be beaten. Their Camarones Al Ajo consists of

salsa, Menudo, etc. The simple answer is they are all good and it

pan-grilled shrimp in a homemade garlic butter sauce and will

is a matter of personal taste.

leave you speechless.

One of the most popular and highly regarded of these is the family-owned and operated Los Patrones restaurant. Located in a standalone building at the corner of 49 Street and Broadway Boulevard in Galveston’s midtown area, they offer convenient offstreet parking and relaxed uncrowded dining. Like most of their genre, the restaurant is uncluttered, sparse,

Their fish filets and shrimp cooked in a creamy poblano sauce

and immaculately clean. The service is fast and friendly, and

are not to be missed nor are their fish filets served in the style

their food is delicious. Portions are large and their menu is well

of Cancun or topped with their homemade spinach sauce. When

organized and touches all the bases expected for traditional Tex-

available, their seafood soup is not to be missed!

Mex cuisine. D aily lunch specials and an everyday lunch menu offer real Notable highlights are their deep and rich mole dishes and their

bargains for your midday meal. Especially notable for me is their

stuffed poblano peppers which are available with chicken or beef

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ESTAURANT EVIEW by: Tom Valliere & Charlie Bresenhan

Highlighting Galveston’s Best of the Best Dining Experiences


alveston is well repre-

Seawall Cuisine opened several months ago in a nondescript strip

sented in the diversity

mall near Stewart Beach in Galveston’s east end. Without fanfare

of its restaurants. For a

and with little advertising, they have gained a faithful following and a

small city of approximately 50,000

growing reputation for high-quality dishes and service.

people, our choices are excellent. This is due of course to the large

Seawall Cuisine 500 Seawall Blvd. Suite 220 Galveston Texas 77550 409-443-5243

Their location offers poor visibility from the beaches and their signage

numbers of visitors and weekend

is minimal. Therefore, word of mouth and social media have been the

residents that contribute greatly

primary drivers for raising awareness of this fine restaurant.

to our economy and our ability to have amenities of cities much

Occupying a small portion of cavernous space formerly a Mexican

larger than ours.

restaurant, the restaurant furnishings are sparse, and ambiance is lacking. However, any shortcomings in that area are made up for

One geographical area that had been lacking in choices is

in their friendly service and excellent food.

the far east. With the exception of Vietnamese restaurants of which we have several that are excellent,

They have an extensive menu that I have only begun

we have been under-served in that category. That

to explore. Everything to date has been remarkable and I can suggest a few dishes.

is rapidly changing. We have recently seen more choices of Chinese foods and the addition of an excellent Thai restaurant, and now another very

The menu opens with several appetizers. Their

good Japanese restaurant has opened here.

Gyoza (dumplings) are offered either steamed or fried. Commonly known as “pot stickers”, they are delicious and served with a dipping sauce. Another

Jason Lin relocated to Galveston from New York

great choice is their version of spring rolls. More like

and brought his cooking skills and family recipes to

an egg roll, they are hot and delicious and served with

open his new restaurant, Seawall Cuisine. An accomplished sushi chef with a love of Japanese foods and fresh seafood, he decided the fresh air and mild climate of the Gulf

a sweet and sour dipping sauce. They have good crab rangoons that garner many fine reviews and a host of other

coast would be a pleasant change from the harsh New York winters.

appetizers, some familiar, others not. All I have sampled thus far have

Our proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and our local fishing industry guar-

been very good.

anteed a ready supply of top-quality, freshly caught seafood. Primarily a Japanese restaurant, they offer several good Chinese dishes and combinations. My preference is Mongolian beef stir-fried with vegetables and a spicy brown sauce. Their orange chicken is well-regarded, and I enjoy their pork belly dishes that are rarely seen here. They are willing to accommodate special requests and a dear friend orders an off-menu jalapeno chicken dish he swears is the best he has ever eaten.


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seawall cuisine Japanese dishes dominate the menu, and they offer several ramen noodle soups. Beef shank, pork belly, and seafood have been tried and are all good although more of a miso base than I prefer. Several others are available as are some Yaki noodle dishes. Many Maki hand rolls are on the menu and the couple I have sampled are very good. I selected common rolls such as their California roll so I could have a good frame of reference, but there are many more I need to explore. Served in the traditional style with decent wasabi and refreshing ginger they were quite good and reasonably priced. A very extensive sushi menu features expertly prepared and meticulously fresh seafood. It is clearly their specialty and may be enjoyed in various combination platters or ordered “a la carte”. A unique feature is their custom “Seafood Boils”. Here you can pick the seafood(s) you prefer including shrimp (heads or headless), lobster, blue crab or snow crab legs, crawfish, mussels, clams, or any combination thereof. You pay by the pound for as much or little as you wish. You then choose your sauce. A dry spice blend or sauces, garlic butter, lemon pepper, and others followed by the level of spice you prefer. You may add corn, potatoes, sausage, or eggs. They also have special combinations you can select without making all these decisions if you prefer to order that way. They have plans to obtain a liquor license but for now, only soft drinks and teas are offered. U nfortunately, bringing your own drinks is not an option. Ample off-street parking is available and handicapped access is very good. This is a friendly place with excellent food and service. It is conveniently located, and I truly believe you will like it.


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regular tamales with the same great taste. O Pennie Ochoa’s delicious recipe. Tender, moist shredded beef is the result. Honey comb tripe in a spicy Mexican soup All sides are made fresh at Pennie’s P Dill based cool refreshing chopped potatoes mixed with dressings. P My own recipe made fresh daily. Lots of love goes into the beans. Green Beans Banana Pudding Trifle


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ome of us have been around long enough to remember when you could actually purchase good tickets to a popular concert or sporting event without having to go through a

scalper or ticket broker. If you were diligent enough and willing to wait in the lines, you had a good chance of scoring premium tickets with a really good location at the actual face value price of the ticket.

• Fake IDs stolen full of existing people or synthetic IDs. This is all very sophisticated and virtually eliminates the chance of the average person having the opportunity to buy a good ticket at book value prices. Do we like it when we have no chance to purchase a good location entertainment ticket unless we pay an exorbitant price? Do we like

Not anymore! The ticket scalpers and brokers have almost

it that ticket scalpers have taken over the industry?

completely taken over the market. The average person has very


little to no chance of purchasing a prime location ticket without


having to pay highly marked-up, exorbitant prices. Ticket scalping is the practice of using bots to bulk buy tickets from licensed sources and then sell them for a profit. A whopping 40% of all ticket purchases online are estimated to be by scalper bots.

There is not an easy answer to this horrible situation. A return to the good old days when we all had an equal opportunity to purchase a good ticket at the regular price seems to be long gone.

These tickets are bought by automated software in order to be resold at a higher price. How does ticket scalping work? First, the scalper identifies an event to target. The one common denominator is that the scammer expects the event to be popular enough to be sold out and have fans pay exceedingly to buy a coveted ticket. Then they prepare their scalping software and tools. These include: • Auto Refreshers to check when the tickets have gone on sale. • API Scraper Scripts to set up macros that will do a series of tasks automatically, e.g., fill in forms and details. • Pre-Bots to automatically set up accounts on several websites. Have a et eeve

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2022-23 CONCERT SEASON | SAVE THE DATES 4:00 Sundays at The Grand 1894 Opera House 2020 Postoffice Street, Historic Downtown Galveston

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May 14

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illed as ‘viciously funny’ and “halfway between The Golden Girls and Survivor”, RIPCORD Is an expertly engineered situation comedy-style two-act play by American playwright David Lindsay-Abaire who received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007 for his play Rabbit Hole, which also earned several Tony Award nominations. It first opened Off-Broadway on October 20, 2015, at the Manhattan Theatre Club in a limited engagement. Directed by David Hyde Pierce, the cast featured Marylouise Burke, Rachel Dratch, Glenn Fitzgerald, and one of my most favorite actors, Holland Taylor. In the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility [where clearly there’s no Match.com service], we meet two warring women - Abby and Marilyn – brilliantly embodied in Purple Box Theatre’s production by Deborah Winters Chaney and Missy Lane. Abby is a quiet, curmudgeonly type who likes to read books on her iPad and avoids communal activities. She’s lived at the facility for four years in a two-bed room she doesn’t want to share with anyone – least of all effervescent new arrival Marilyn, whose incessant chatter and joie de vivre immediately fluff Abby’s perfectly coiffed aura. With Abby determined to evict Marilyn and Marilyn equally determined not just to stay, but to nab the best bed, the pair make a bet to settle their dispute. Unable to strangle Marilyn with her bare hands, as she’d clearly like to, Abby applies herself to unearthing her roommate’s weakness, the better to torment her into giving up her claim on the second bed. The disingenuous Marilyn is forthcoming with that information, attributing her sunny personality to the fact that she never gets angry. “There’s really no point,” she says. “It always leads to an ugly place, and I don’t care for ugly places.” Abby counters that boast by claiming that she’s never frightened — of anything, not even death. “I’d welcome it, most days,” she says. Armed with this information, Marilyn proposes — and Abby accepts — the bet to see who can make the other cave. Can Abby be cruel enough to make Marilyn lose her good humor and get angry? Is Marilyn clever enough to make Abby lose her composure and get scared? Under the sharp direction of David Schultz, the performers find themselves in situations that sometimes border on the bizarre. The tricks Abby and Marilyn play on each other range from the trivial (Abby fills in Marilyn’s Soduku puzzles) to borderline criminal (Marilyn drugs Abby so she can take her on a surprise skydiving expedition). Later on, Abby heartlessly fools Marilyn into thinking her daughter (Nori Head) and son-in-law (Phil Connolly) will be visiting). The ladies take a trip to a haunted house, where they encounter a clown, a demon butler, and a demented woman with a baby. There is an attempted mugging by a man wearing a bunny mask. Scenes like these could’ve derailed the entire play, but because the performances were so good, it was easy to suspend disbelief and go along for the ride. As family and staff are drawn into the battle of wills, nothing – including prescription drugs, domestic violence, bitter familial estrangement, and 54

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parachutes – is off-limits. There’s a reason RIPCORD is described as “viciously funny”, and it’s inevitable that as the stakes heighten, baggage will be unpacked, and secrets spilled. The first act of the show was great fun, then the second act appeared to be from another play. We suddenly saw a darker side to both characters, sometimes cruel, sometimes vicious, and suddenly sad and almost pathetic. The acting kept pace with the drama, and the laughs kept coming, but we were thrust much more into a world of reality than the first act would set us up for and giving one an entirely different perspective of the characters and what the playwright is trying to get to. His characters are so flawed, so lovable, and so completely human, that by the end of the play I felt myself tearing up at the possibility of having to say goodbye to one of them and the absurd situations that he puts these characters through had me tearing up from laughter. Their battle culminates in a denouement that delivers a great 11th-hour jolt. For the theatergoer, it’s kind of like going into insulin shock then being told your sugar levels are just fine. The show definitely ‘belonged’ to its two leading ladies - Deborah Winters Chaney and Missy Lane displayed exquisite comic timing together, making their characters real and relatable - and the talented larger-than-life supporting cast was equally enjoyable. Alex Crouse shone as Scotty, the senior residence attendant, and was a wonderful foil for both women. His ability to change personalities depending upon who he is dealing with was great fun to watch. Phil Connolly was a hoot as he adroitly handled multiple secondary characters. The chemistry of the leads, along with the support of the terrific cast, made RIPCORD a delight to watch from beginning to end. This was my first visit to the Purple Box Theater and upon entering the intimate venue, I immediately felt the ‘theatre family’ camaraderie that is unique to community theatre. And, if RIPCORD Is any indication of the audiquality of performances they produce, I will be back [and possibly audi tion?] in the future.


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S tory and P hotos b y Z ach T ate A dditional P hotos courtes y J ew el B row n

ouston jazz and blues singer Jewel Brown was 12 years old when she played her first gig in Galveston in 1949 at The Manhattan Club near 28th and Seawall Blvd. At that time, most of the southern United States was experienc-

ing some form of racial segregation, and Galveston was no exception. The East Beach area was largely for Blacks while the West End was for Whites. Seawall Blvd was lined with mostly Caucasian-owned businesses, save for a section between 28th and 29th Street where Gus Allen’s Hotel and Café, Jambalaya Restaurant, and The Manhattan Club (all African American owned), were located.

of years in Vegas, she went back home to Houston to care for her ailing

Though gambling was outlawed in Galveston in 1957, the island was still known for its thriving entertainment and stars like Dizzie Gillespie and Etta James were said to frequent the Manhattan and surrounding businesses when they were in town.

mother. Brown continued to perform sporadically throughout the years in Houston and at festivals around the U.S. and Europe. She recorded only occasionally in Houston in the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s, mostly as a guest vocalist, but in 2012 went to Japan to record a CD, “Roller Coaster Boogie” with the group Bloodest Saxophone.

Now 85 years old, Jewel Brown is a living legend and has performed all over the world experiencing its many cultural, musical, and political changes firsthand. Born, raised, and still residing in Houston’s Third Ward, she started singing at 9 years old in the currently renovating El Dorado Club on the corner of Emancipation Blvd and Elgin Street, very close to the house she helped buy for her Publicity photo in 1963

headlining slot at the Sahara in Las Vegas in 1969. After only a couple

parents in the ‘60s.

Around that time Galveston once again played a key role in Jewel Brown’s career. While legendary Houston keyboardist Joe Sample (Jazz Crusaders, The Crusaders, Eric Clapton) was preparing for an engagement celebrating Juneteenth at the Galveston Opera House, he asked Brown to come sing a few songs. So impressed was Sample that he told his music director, Nic Allen, to “please be sure to do an album with Jewel Brown in the future”. The sentiment became more poignant after Sample passed away two years later. In 2019, Allen and Brown started working on songs for Brown’s next

By the time Brown was 23 years old, she married Galveston band leader Eddie Curtis and was gaining a reputation as one of the country’s finest jazz and blues singers with her feisty, larger-than-life stage persona and sweet to bluesy pulsating vocals. It was then that she earned an opportunity to sing with iconic big band leader Louis Armstrong (also known by his nickname “Satchmo”). Armstrong was dominating the music charts and was already considered a legend throughout the world. For the young


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singer, it was an opportunity of a lifetime and, on a moment’s notice of learning of the job, she sped down the highway from Dallas (where she was working at Jack Ruby’s club – before he was famous for killing Lee Harvey Oswald) in her Ford LTD convertible to catch a flight from Houston to Los Angeles to join Armstrong’s band. Brown was the featured female vocalist in Armstrong’s band for most of the 1960s and toured the world three times until she was given her own 56

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B rown

“N ic wanted to pull me out of old hat. I n other words, from being

“E v ery thing is only what the L ord allows. S o, it happens when it

antiq uated, ” Brown said with a laug h. “I write song s from the basis

happens. A ll I want H im to do is g iv e us his g rac e and merc y when

of the life I ’ m liv ing or liv ed.”

it’ s released, ” Brown said with her trademark from- the- heart, j oy ful smile.

Brown’s lyrics reflect her experience and are frequently sassy and bold, sometimes cynical, sometimes optimistic, but always truthful. Allen, 42,

Brown says she hopes to return to Galveston to perform at some point

clearly appreciates Brown’s tell-it-like-it-is approach and tried to pull

soon, but at the time of this writing, was heading to New Orleans to

her vibrant on-stage (and off) energy into the recordings.

perform at Satchmo SummerFest on August 6 th. Brown is also scheduled to be a featured guest on the nationally syndicated D aily Show

“Jewel has a presenc e on stag e. S he is belov ed. S he c an be y our

with Trevor Noah on August 24th.

mom, y our g randma, or y our best friend, but she will be real at all c osts. E v ery body wants that friend that tells them the truth. E v ery one from teenag ers to someone 9 0 y ears old wants that c onv ersation. A nd she’ s the lady to do it, ” A llen said. Jewel Brown has been recognized by a multitude of jazz, blues, music, and cultural organizations, both internationally and in the U nited States. Among her awards, the revered jazz city of New Orleans presented Brown with an Outstanding Contributions to Jazz honor in 2004, and in March of this year, she received a Certificate of Special Congressional R ecognition by Congressman Al Green. While Brown is always happy to be honored, she says she has maintained the same humble and spiritually grounded approach her entire life and, with regard to expectations around her new album, expressed a similar sentiment.

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cotch-Brite© Magic - It’s not really about a magic pad,

about 4-1/2” x 3” x 1/4”.

but the results of using one to create a crosshatch pattern on monofilament’s surface is sort of magical.

The mono surface crosshatching process goes like this: Hold

I came up with this mono crosshatch idea about twelve years

one end of the mono section to be modified in your left hand;

ago and have been using it ever since. My idea was generated

with the folded Scotch-brite© pad with the mono held snugly in

after I saw an underwater photo of a hooked ling on a mono

it in your right hand, that’s up against your left hand. Now, with

leader, taken a foot or so below the surface —

a back and forth wrist rolling motion of about one second each,

the mono leader

was shining in the reflected, magnified sunlight as if it were

pull the mono slowly thru the Scotch-brite© pad at about 6” per

chrome. While that was extreme, it did bring out the apparent

second with your right hand. See the illustration. When you

fact that, even though a mono leader might be clear, its smooth

get to the distance along the mono to be crosshatched, stop

surface greatly contributed to it being a sunlight reflector.

and reverse the process until you reach the original starting point. One time up, one time down the mono and you have put

The most common viewing of this “chrome mono” look is when

a crosshatch pattern on the mono surface. Breaking up the mo-

the sunlight is coming from above to almost directly behind a

no’s reflective surface must be done with a crosshatch pattern,

mono strand and into the water. The next time you are on a

just pulling a mono strand straight through a Scotch-brite©

pier, beach or in a boat, look for this extreme reflected sunlight

pad will only put those minute scratches in a straight line, the

reflected shine will still be a problem, in fact, intensified. The

“chrome mono.” Diffusing the reflected shine of your mono line/leader may turn a wary adult of just about any species

random crosshatch pattern definitely diffuses the reflected

from a “looker” into an “eater”, especially when fishing for any


near surface species. This also applies to inshore and bay fishing. Think about how many times this has probably happened

To see the effect of this crosshatching, using great care, fill

in the past. K illing the reflection on a mono main line for about

a clear glass container with clear water, put it in a position

5-6 feet above a wire leader helps too, especially when a short

so that direct sunlight is coming through from the side away

leader of around twelve inches is used.

from you. P ut a loop of crosshatched mono and a loop from the same spool without the treatment into the jar’s water. The

The idea of a crosshatch pattern on the mono’s surface greatly

mono loop with the crosshatch pattern will almost disappear,

reducing the reflection was a good one; how to get it there

versus the unaltered piece. You will have no question as to the

was the next problem. Somewhere in the thought process of

effectiveness of the crosshatching.

solving the reflection problem, I came up with using fine grit wet/dry sandpaper. This sort of worked, but still was not what

The benefit of this crosshatching is that it’s headed in the di-

I was looking for. When looking at a scouring pad the “light

rection of having stealth performance as with fluorocarbon. You

bulb came on.” After trying several brands and types of pads, I

retain the flexibility and knot strength of mono, while gaining

settled on the dark green ones by 3-MTM, named Scotchbrite© .

near invisibility in the water. Other fluorocarbon problem areas

They had the flexibility, softness and texture that gave the best

eliminated are: the reported questionable knot strength and

and most consistent crosshatch pattern on a mono strand’s

stiffness of some, plus its higher cost. At about six dollars for

surface. The last time I bought any of these Scotch-brite© pads

that pack of Scotchbrite© pads, plus a little time and effort, this

was at Sam’s, a “Value P ack” of 18. When each pad was cut

crosshatching looks like and is a definite fishing tackle bargain.

into four equal pieces, this gave me a total of 72, measuring


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The reflection reducing, stealth effect of crosshatching is of greatest benefit from near the surface to about 8-10 ft. down in clear water, when viewed from near horizontal. This effect also comes into play at night around a brightly lit production platform far offshore —

think tuna fishing.

This is another of those instances where adapting a product to a non-related use results in a tried and proven true new technique —

you never know where you will make your next fishing

tackle find. Using a Scotch-brite© scouring pad to create a low-cost nonfilament alternative to fluorocarbon while keeping Does this crosshatching weaken the mono? Infinitesimally is

mono’s basic characteristic —

it’s Scotch-brite© Magic!

the word that comes to mind when I’m asked that question. The one effect that is a minus will come into view after it’s fished a day or two; the disturbed surface might turn a bit cloudy. Change the leader or cut the cloudy portion off. All of the reels I use offshore have Spectra© on them and about fifteen feet of 80# mono leader knotted on. I only do the Scotch-brite© treatment to the outer 5-6 feet and cut the leader back as needed as the fishing goes on. I haven’t done a break test of before and after the crosshatching, but I have fished it all these years without any problems other than the occasional cloudiness on the surface.

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acque Allen, owner of Heal Yeahh, which is right off the corner of 21 st and Strand, is a BOI who decided to bring her extensive knowledge and passion for tea back to the island where she was born. Opening over two years ago in the middle of the pandemic,

Jacque had been successfully sourcing teas from Asia and selling via online but decided to open a small store with a focus on body, mind, and soul.

With plans to open a modern-day tea house with a coffee house feel and her globally sourced teas, Jacque is looking forward to introducing even more people to the lifestyle of tea. Jacque says, “We aren’t trying to fit any mold. People might think tea is not for them, but I was the same way until I found a genuinely good Matcha, then that started the tea lifestyle for me and helped kick a soda habit. We want people to be comfortable while surrounded by things that are happiness-based. Even our crystals

“Tea has not only natural, but scientifically proven benefits”, says Jacque. Being in Asia for a while, she had even more access to teas and to the people who have harvested it for centuries. It was, and continues to be, a learning experience that she shares with her customers as she helps people find the exact blends for their needs. All teas come from growers that Jacque herself has visited, learned from, and continues to visit throughout the year. “I only want to sell things, including the tea, if I can see where it comes from, touch it, and know that the suppliers are of good

and other products are all meant to be empowering, but also it can be for something you believe in or something you just want and it’s all under one roof at Heal Yeahh.” Jacque treats every person who enters as family and is always ready to introduce people to the love of tea and to simply let customers enjoy some much-needed peace in her store. Hours may vary with the seasons but are always updated on Google and the Heal Yeahh social media accounts.

moral and ethical standing. All of our teas are grown GMO and fertilizerfree, as well.”, says Jacque, as she talks about her adventures and trips to the tea farms and other locations as she searches for the perfect additions to her store. Adding to the full spectrum of healthy living and finding your Z en, Heal Yeahh also has crystals, some jewelry, clothing, and other products for feeling good and highlighting body positivity. The line of athleisure wear is becoming a favorite of many as they feel better and then naturally want to be more comfortable but stylish. “Sometimes people just need a place to take a break - a breather and to regroup”, says Jacque, as she speaks of the zen and chill area in the store, complete with large lounge pillows, meditation mats, tapestries, and other soothing elements to set the tone for escaping and enjoying some peace. Customers can also enjoy the bottled teas that are ready for drinking and made right here in Galveston by Jacque. 64

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Has it been hot enough out there for ya lately?

and makes you feel happy all over. I had a random thought the

Even though we have been hit with extreme heat recently, the

other day while I was riding around in my ol’ scarab. It’s not like me

summer months are still your Bum’s favorite time of year. After

to have many thoughts in a day, but here is what had me thinking...

surviving two long winters in upstate New York many years ago, I pledged I would never complain about the heat again in my lifetime.

What songs reflect that fun, summertime feeling? Here is a partial

There is something about summertime music that lifts your spirits

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Contributing to the article is: Renee Gibson of “Y.E.S.” - (YourEventSource)


ow many of my island friends have taken the time to visit the rich history of Galveston? I for one have a long way to go. You might ask, what is the best way to learn about our history? Simple, turn to the many historical museums and historical markers on the island. P rices range from free to $ $ $ , always check before you go. The historical society uses those funds to keep these facilities in good condition. It may seem pricey, but I think it’s worth the price of admission to keep these museums alive for future generations.

It’s a great way to escape the noise of today’s media and politics. Of course, it’s because of the journalists, our island antics of long ago, news coverage, prominent families, movies stars, entertainers, and city government that Galveston has it’s “rich history”.

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The Custom House Juneteenth Museum will offer interactive exhibits leveraging augmented reality and other technologies, a learning center, community outreach, education, job creation of museum staff, and cultural and historical preservation. The museum will develop and facilitate activities principally to commemorate the Juneteenth Celebration. It will also develop and facilitate activities that celebrate global diversity and inclusion through the stories and historical significance of Juneteenth. Our collections leverage modern technology to enrich, engage, and inspire communities through insight, visualizations, and interaction. The Customs House Juneteenth Museum will be partnering with Hope for Justice, NFL Alumni Academy, Texas A& M University Maritime, and West Texas A& M University Architecture schools to further inclusion and education. The digital displays and exhibits for the museum will be driven by the talented team at Rypplzz and their unique Interlife™ technology. Total Network Services is a major partner and supporter of the museum bringing this project to life.

For BOI’s, this is a great way to refresh many of the stories you’ve heard passed down from generations. It seems we are losing the ability to pass on that rich history. For newcomers, the IBCs of the island, this is another way to immerse yourself into the island. It’s almost magical when you set aside time to allow yourself to travel back in time with a little imagination.

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experience that will be accessible worldwide for all to experience as if they are at the building themselves. The halls of the museum will come alive with the history of emancipation and the future of freedom for all.

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Moody Mansion Galveston Naval Museum Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA The Bryan Museum Galveston Railroad Museum Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum Galveston Children’s Museum Galveston County Historical Museum Rosenberg Library Lone Star Flight Museum Texas Seaport Museum Texas City Museum 1859 Ashton Villa Segcity Segway Galveston Tours Galveston Trolley Station Discovery P yramid (children’s museum) Seawolf P ark USS Stewart USS Cavalla

Finally, a new museum for islanders to visit on June 19, 2022 - the 1861 Customs House at 1918 P ost Office Street was christened as the site of the new Juneteenth Museum.

June 19th, referred to as Juneteenth, marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 to take control of the state and free all enslaved people. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation P roclamation, the P residential Executive Order freeing slaves in all rebelling states. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States. To keep the Juneteenth spirit alive, The Custom House Juneteenth Museum will deploy content drops, virtual events, and gamified activations available on the LightP lay App. This month’s theme is the American Reality: the authentic experience in America navigating the barriers to attain success, prosperity, and upward social mobility. e is e n w e une

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I encourage my island friends to visit a few or all of our museums to remember just how rich our history is on Galveston Island. It’s on my to do list, I hope to see you there.

Rest assured, this won’t be your grandfather’s museum with ancient artifacts behind glass that you can’t touch. It will be a full immersion


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Galveston Location

4002 Broadway, Galveston, Texas, 77550 (409) 6 21 -9540 facebook@ baysidechicgalveston

773 Cypress St. Matagorda TX , 77457 (979) 8 6 3-5033 facebook@ baysidechicmatagorda

Matagorda Location

455 Fisher St. (Hwy 6 0), Matagorda, Texas, 77457 (979) 8 6 3-5042 facebook@ baysidechicmatagorda