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Pet Corner | Covid-19 Questions


Trivia | Test Your Knowledge


Baseball History | Nations Turning Point


Pet Peeves | Slow Internet Service


Comedy Corner | with Bob Rohan


Gardening With Holly Ross | Herbs For Health


Events | Galveston Symphony




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CONTENTS | Find Your Great Read


On The Cover

The Boys Of Summer

June 2020

LET’S MAKE WAVES TOGETHER! Pet Corner | Pets and People


Island Dining Spotlight | Yanni Karageorgos


Trivia | Test Your Knowledge


Small Bites| Patty Cakes Bakery


Pet Peeves | Blinker Service


Niblets | Pandemic Survival


Health & Beauty | With Dr. Tara Wegryn


Galveston Symphony | Returning Soon!


Comedy Corner | with Bob Rohan


Theatrical | When Will The Curtains Go Up?


Gardening With Holly Ross | Sand Dune Beauty


The Beach Bum | Top Break-Up Songs


Restaurant Review | Mario’s Seawall Italian Restaurant


Fishing Advice | with Patrick Lemire


Photo by: Michael McMullen




READY TO ADVERTISE WITH US? 409-789-1160 Field To Table | with William “Wild Bill” Powell


Downtown Currents | with Christy Monroe


Featured Downtowner | with Christy Monroe


Bunny’s Cookin’ Column | Recipes


Jan & Dean | Relationship Advice


Trivia Answers | Check your answers


Reflections | John and Kathy Valastro








Fitness Advice with Shaye Henderson, BSN, M.Ed., M.S.

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June 2020

Hello, Wavers. June has arrived and at the time of this writing many more businesses have been allowed to at least partially open. As I have stated many times, please buy local! Local businesses are the heart and soul of our beautiful island. They have always given back to our community and now is the time for us to step up and support them! Virtually anything you could ever want, or need can be found right here in our area. These local businesses are the people that support our schools, sponsor youth sports, and give back to our community in so many different ways. BUY LOCAL! I want to once again thank all of our loyal readers and advertisers. Waves Magazine has not skipped a beat these past several difficult months. We made a promise that we would be right here for you and that is a promise we have kept. We can’t thank all of you enough. With your terrific support, we have kept our magazine at full content and will continue to do so.

Waves Magazine is produced monthly. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be used or reproduced without the written consent of the publisher.

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Waves Magazine has a great new column for you this month. Please give a big Waves welcome to Shaye Henderson. Shaye has joined the Waves Team and each month she will be contributing with her Focus on Fitness column. With so many people that have been confined inside and been inactive these past few months, the timing couldn’t be better for the debut of Shaye’s very informative column. Once things get back to 100% and all of the restrictions have been lifted on our community, be on the lookout for a big Waves Bash Social Party! We are planning a blow out with great live music and all kinds of fun activities. Waves Magazine has been the leader in entertainment content for quite some time now and you won’t want to miss our big upcoming event. Stay tuned for more information coming soon. Have a great June, Wavers. Enjoy this very entertaining and informative issue. See you around our beautiful island!

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PET CORNER | By: Dr. Richard Henderson

ET Corner

Pet Care Advice From Richard D. Henderson, DVM

Can Pets Make Children Stronger People?


s we look back on our childhoods, some of our favorite memories include the pets with which we grew up. The dogs, cats and other creatures our family raised provided us with benefits that are obvious and others we may be unaware of. The benefits that our animals provided us when we were young carry over into adulthood. So many of my family photos have dogs, cats, snakes and other critters mixed in with siblings and parents, all a part of our family unit. Living with and caring for all of our animals in my early years provided me happiness and experiences that eventually lead me to veterinary medicine. At the time I didn’t know being around animals was providing me a number of less apparent benefits that transcended into adulthood. Being raised around animals in our early years can train and strengthen the developing child’s immune system. Although there are a few undesirable conditions that can be passed from pet to child, the overall effect of living with

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animals is a positive one. Being exposed to the mostly harmless organisms on our pet’s skin and in their mouths allows our immune cells to produce protective antibodies in our blood that can protect us from future infections. Studies have shown that kids raised with animals actually have lower chances of developing asthma and childhood leukemia than those children raised in a “cleaner”, pet-free environment. Being exposed to a variety of bacteria, fungi and animal antigens is nature’s way of training for real infectious challenges as we grow up. When my oldest son was a crawling infant, we often caught him grazing in the cat’s food bowl. He would have both dry and wet cat chow smeared all over his smiling face. My mother-in-law, a champion of cleanliness, was horrified when I sent her a picture of her dear grandson laying waste to the cat’s dinner while sitting on the kitchen floor. She was not convinced when I told her we were providing him some extra protein and a natural immu-

nity booster provided by Science Diet Feline Chow. He only missed a handful of school days due to illness from two years old through high school. I think our pets deserve some credit. Involving our children in the day-to-day care of animals has positive emotional and social benefits. Pets provide unique opportunities for parents to teach our kids about empathy, patience and kindness. They will learn that positive behaviors with their pets will be rewarded with their love, friendship and loyalty. The lessons learned about the proper ways to interact with a dog or cat carry over into the ways children interact with their peers and adults in social settings. Kindness and respect through pet ownership can start early in life. Children often learn their first lessons about responsibility when we involve them in our pet’s care. Pets depend on us for their food, water, shelter and attention. A child will become less self-centered when they understand that our four-legged fam-

PET CORNER | By: Dr. Richard Henderson ily members need our help every day to be happy and healthy. Their care is an ev everyday, long-term commitment. Long-term commitment to any job builds stronger children and ultimately more committed adults. A child who is willing to help take care of an animal’s basic needs is on the road to becoming a well-rounded adult. Having a family pet just lying around with us in our homes reduces stress, tension and anxiety. Children having social problems at school will often say that coming home to their dog or cat is very important to them. Our pets are always glad to see us and love us no matter what happened during the day. They can provide a peaceful sanctuary for an anxious adolescent. Kids having difficulty reading out loud at school to classmates or the teacher find there is less pressure reading to a non-judgmental therapy dog. There are programs for schools in which happy hounds visit to assist with special needs reading programs. The dogs lie quietly beside the reader providing comfort and emotional support to struggling students trying to overcome their reading difficulties.

Some kids quickly improve their confidence and reading levels in the presence of a dog. Their gains continue after the dog has moved on to another student. How cool it would be if all elementary schools had trained dogs to hang out with the students and be part of the daily classroom activities. Now, that would make school fun and provide unique teaching opportunities for the teachers. I bet some kids would be more motivated to get to class if a golden retriever was there as the morning greeter. Sadly, children often have their first experience with death and grief through our pets. I still remember the tears our family would shed when one of our pets would pass away. We all experienced intense sadness but learned that the sadness would eventually fade and be replaced with good memories of that pet. Humans often experience the same stages of grief with their pet’s death as they would with human loss. The experience dealing with the loss of a beloved pet when we are children in some small ways could help us deal with the emotional blow we feel with loss of a

human family member in the future. In my forty years practicing veterinary medicine I have personally seen the amazing benefits pets have on our lives. Planning for and choosing a new family pet experienc can be one of the most exciting experiences for a young child. The decision to bring in a new animal should be well thought out and come with the understanding that all family members will play a part in the care and welfare of the new acquisition. The children should be held accountable for promises they make for the pet’s care. Along with the joys of pet ownership come responsibilities that if taken seriously by our young people will contribute to them being more caring adults.

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Come and Be Inspired No visit to downtown Galveston is complete without a trip to The Kitchen Chick. As soon as you cross the threshold, you’ll be whisked away into a chef’s paradise. From specialty brands including Le Creuset, Swiss Diamond, Mason Cash, Ruffoni and Shun, you will find everything you need plus some things you didn’t know you needed! Whether you’re a cooking novice or seasoned pro, The Kitchen Chick is home to a collection of hand-selected cookware, tools and products - brands that built their reputation over decades and are known for their attention to detail, quality construction and outstanding performance. We want you to experience personalized attention and enjoy our charming atmosphere, but most importantly, we want you to become inspired by the exceptional products lining our shelves and the classes we offer in our kitchen. They are there for you to help expand your culinary repertoire, to discover your next triumph, and for you ring the dinner bell and gather your loved ones to the table.

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PET PEEVES | Daily Irritations


Of The Month

People Who Refuse To Use Their Vehicles Turn Signals Do we like it when other drivers endanger the lives of us and others by refusing to utilize their vehicles turn signals?


e know what they are. We know what purpose they serve. They are so simple to use, even a child could do it. Yet, even though turn signals are standard equipment on every vehicle on the road today, many people still refuse to use them.

W E D ON ’ T L I K E TH A T! Let’s all be the safe and courteous drivers that we wish everyone else would be. Use your turn signals and save lives.

Does society, with all the high tech devices that are in our vehicles these days, think other vehicles automatically pick up on what our next driving move is going to be? In 1939, Buick was the first U.S. automaker to offer factory-installed flashing turn signals. The flashing signals only operated on the rear lights. In 1940, Buick enhanced the directional indicators by extending the signals to front lights and adding a self-canceling mechanism. That year directional signals became standard on Buick, Cadillac, LaSalle, and the Hudson Country Club vehicles and optional on Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac (for a cost of $7.97). You see folks, turn signals have been around for a very long time. Certainly long enough for us to know how to use them. Certainly long enough for us to know what a very important safety device they are. People who refuse to use their turn signals are just plain self-centered, rude, lazy, and careless. They could care less about other drivers and pedestrians’ safety. Have a Pet Peeve ? Contact us at www.WavesGalveston.com and tell us about it. We just may use yours next month!

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HEALTH AND BEAUTY | By: Dr. Tara Wegryn





ow that the Stay-At-Home Order has been lifted, we are all so happy to be enjoying the beaches, the Strand and the beautiful outdoors! That cool breeze and warm sun feel so good on our faces. In order to not end up “playing now” only to “pay later”, we need to revisit the best sunscreen options available to protect our skin from its damaging effects including premature lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation. So, which sunscreen provides the best protection for your skin? One that you will use! Sunscreens that sit on your shelf or in your glove compartment are of NO value. You need to find one that you like and that you and your family will use. There are two types of sunscreen, each with its own unique features. Sunscreens are either chemical based or mineral based. Chemical based sunscreens absorb into the skin and then absorb UV rays which are converted to heat and released from the body. The active ingredients in chemical sunscreens include avobenzone, octinoxate and oxybenzone. Most drug store sunscreens fall into this category. Mineral based sunscreens are physical sunblocks that sit on top of the skin and reflect the sun’s rays. Because they are not absorbed, they are less irritating and better for sensitive skin and are more moisturizing than chemical based sunscreens. They provide superior protection from damaging UVA and UVB rays, but the downside in the past was always their chalky white color. Remember when you were a kid and the lifeguard had a thick mat of white sunscreen on his/her nose? That was a mineral based sunscreen, zinc oxide.

finish. Originally created to minimize downtime after aesthetic procedures, Colorescience now offers an entire line of mineral based, broad spectrum products that combine skin protection and SPFs of 35-50. By combining mineral based sun-protection with other skin care and aesthetic properties, Colorescience has created a unique skin care line that doubles as a cosmetic line. Their most popular and award winning product is the Sunforgettable Brush-on sunscreen which is a 50 SPF self-contained powder and brush that is both easy to use and easy to carry. This makes reapplication hassle-free, as sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours. Additionally, the Sunforgettable Brush-on Sunscreen and its companion, a liquid Sunforgettable SPF 50 Face and Body Shield, are both kid friendly! Protecting your skin from the damaging effects of the sun has never been easier or more convenient, with so many aesthetic and application options. Find the one that works best for you and your lifestyle. Remember, most sun exposure is inadvertent. Even if you avoid direct sunlight, you still need to protect your face, neck and hands! Your skin will thank you!

Thankfully, Colorescience, ZO Skin Health and other advanced skincare lines have created broad spectrum, mineral based sunscreens without the white tint that provide superior protection from UV rays, Blue Light (phone and computer screens) and Infrared radiation. They use a combination of minerals including iron, zinc and titanium to formulate sunscreens with a natural

Have a great day, and I hope you continue to

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Dr. Tara Wegryn is a board-certified Neurologist and Electrophysiologist and a member in good standing with the IAPAM (International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine). Dr. Wegryn received her MD from the University of Florida and residency in Neurology at the Cleveland Clinic. In 1996, Dr. Wegryn founded Houston Neuromonitoring, a successful intraoperative monitoring company that served the surgical community at the TMC (Texas Medical Center) for over 17 years. Dr. Tara Wegryn is currently the director/owner of Refresh Medispa in Galveston, Texas.

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By: Bob Rohan

ob Rohan, or as he is known in Texas “Bad Bob”, has been playing the fiddle and singing in various groups for over 30 years in Texas, and has opened for Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels, Carlene Carter and John Conley to name a few. Bob has played in bands that have backed up country legends like Hank Thompson, Ray Price, Jack Greene, Pam Tillis, and Dale Watson. Along with songwriting, Bob is also a talented cartoonist and has a self syndicated comic strip titled “Buffalo Gals”. The

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comic feature is about two cowgirls “Bess Winchester” and “Connie Cheyenne”. The comic strip was inspired after playing with “The Hays County Gals and Pals” a cowgirl western group that toured through Texas, Oklahoma and as far west as Elko, Nevada. Bob has won The Wisconsin State Fiddle Championship and has been nominated several times from The Academy of Western Artists for Best Cowboy Cartoonist. You can find Mr. Rohan online at :


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GARDENING Column | By: Holly Ross

Beach & Sand Dune Beauty “a lot of plants bloom around beaches and sand dunes, all beautifully arranged by nature’s florist ”

W hile walking along the boardwalk at the Kelly Hamby Nature Trail, I was enam ored by nature’s g arden. T he types of plants and thei r ar rang e ment were all chosen by natu re, thi s is the ocean’s g arden. I recognized several herbs and wanted to know more.

As you have noticed, there are a lot of plants that bloom around the beaches and sand dunes. T hese are some ver y tough plants! Salt is usually a killer of plants, but these plants thrive in the s alt air and salty water tha t is blown over them. Windy condi tions and nutrient poor sand would also kill lesser plants. Here is what I found and what is blooming right n ow.

Saltmar sh Mallow At a glance, this pretty pink f lower looks similar to a Hibiscus or a Rose of Sharon but it is an a class all its own. Sometimes it is called a Seashore Ma llow or a Wild Hollyhock but in Latin it is ALWAYS ca lled Kosteletzk ya Virgi ni ca that’s a mouth full! I think I’ll stick with Saltmars h Mallow! W hatever you call it, the bees, butterf lies and hummingbirds love it. T he mallow is an herb.

Lemon Beebalm Lemon Beebalm is an herb that I have g rown for years. It doesn’t mind the heat and obviously it doesn’t need much care to thrive. T he bees love this as do butterf lies and other beneficial insect s. I t is not a lovely plant, but it has a lovely lemon scent. Its Latin name is Monarda Citriodora and it is com monly known as Horsemint or Pur ple Horsemint.

Beach Primr ose Evening Primrose is a powerful medicinal herb and this Beach Primrose is a cousin . Camissonia Cheiranthi folia is the Latin name for this par ticular primrose. It g rows like a blanket across the sands and plant matter g racing us with its yellow sunny face. T he bees and butterf lies also love this plant.

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By: Shaye Henderson, BSN, M.Ed., M.S.




n general, being fit means different things to different people. Many equate being fit to spending hours in the fitness studio/gym, only eating salads, or being capable of running a marathon. This may work for some, but for most, this is not realistic. Living your best healthy lifestyle is about making easy-to-manage healthful choices in your long-term daily life. Today, with a remarkable number of reports about increasing obesity rates, diseases and conditions related to being overweight and outof-shape, it is impossible to ignore the importance of fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. While focusing on exercise and diet can help people suffering from obesity related diseases, you shouldn’t wait until you develop an illness to identify what being fit and healthy means to you and begin a health and fitness routine. The only way to achieve a healthy and fit lifestyle is to make the necessary changes to your everyday life. These changes don’t have to be drastic to begin with and should be things you enjoy and look forward to doing. The most important thing is to make an effort at improving all areas of your personal fitness and well-being, even if changes are gradual. Small improvements are

wonderful, and some folks may be pleasantly surprised at how good it feels to incorporate healthy habits into each day and reach a higher level of fitness in the process. What does being fit and healthy mean to you? What are the things that make you feel happy and healthy on a day-to-day basis? You see, if you don’t know, how will you achieve it? Your definition of “being fit” is a very personal and individual thing.

what is “good enough” for me and when to stop trying to achieve more. • Getting sleep, always enough sleep…and water! • Inspiring and motivating others to be fit and healthy. There are seven key components associated with physical aspects of health, fitness and mental well-being. Each contributes to our overall health and fitness in its own way.

Here is what being fit and healthy means to me: • Feeling good and having plenty of energy to help run our household and keep up with my husband and teenage son. • Being able to walk up our two flights of stairs with an armful of groceries (remember I’m feeding the teenage son and his father?!) and not get winded! • Exercising regularly and enjoying it. I work out because I enjoy it, not because I have to. • Seeing myself get better and stronger, physically and mentally. I may not be stronger than the person next to me but I’m stronger than I was yesterday. • Striving for a balanced lifestyle I can easily sustain. • Being satisfied being me, knowing

The seven components to overall good health, fitness and mental well-being are: • • • • • • •

Cardiorespiratory conditioning Muscular strength and endurance Stretching and flexibility Core stability Nutrition Mental rest and relaxation Sleep

Being fit and living a healthy life depends on how well you are able to fulfill the seven key components. Over the next several months we will delve into each of these components, breaking each one down into usable parts so you can incorporate them into living your best, healthful life. I’m really looking forward to walking down this path of focusing on fitness with you!

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ESTAURANT EVIEW by: Tom Valliere & Charlie Bresenhan

Highlighting Galveston’s Best of the Best Dining Experiences.


ong an island destination and the site of countless family celebrations and quiet romantic dinners, this Island icon is entering into its 5th decade of providing quality Italian food to generations of Galvestonians and visitors alike.

It all started in 1957 when family patriarch Anthony (Tony) Smecca arrived in the US. Tony was born in 1931 in the town of Gela in Sicily. After serving in the Italian Navy, the young Smecca moved to the United States settling in Paterson New Jersey. After 16 years in Paterson and having married and started a family, Tony brought his wife Nilde and their two young boys Joey and Johnny to Galveston in 1973. Joining his brother Giovanni Smecca, who had previously opened Mario’s Flying Pizza with his partner Mario Bonaccorso he assisted them in running the then existing locations on 21st and 61st streets. Soon an opportunity arose that allowed Tony to own what became today’s restaurant at 628 Seawall Boulevard. And rest as they say is history.

The senior Tony passed away in 2015 shortly after receiving an award as “ family of the year” presented by the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce. One of the many awards and citations he received for countless act of civil service and generosity. Mario’s Seawall Restaurant continues today as the flagship of the Galveston Restaurant Group’s family of fine dining establishments. Still owned and operated by Joey and Johnny with their business partner Danny Hart, they continue the tradition of fine food and community service. Today the restaurant remains a popular destination. Operating out of a grand building on the Seawall they offer gulf view dining both indoors and on their spacious and beautifully decorated patio. Large banquet facilities, a renowned weekday lunch buffet, and legendary weekend brunches compliment their extensive lunch and dinner menus. An in house pizzeria turns out mouth watering pies with a variety of toppings. A large selection of house made deserts and Italian Gelatos is a fine finish for a great meal. Service is always professional and welcoming and a full bar offers artisan cocktails as well as your favorite beers. An extensive wine list pairs nicely with their old world family recipes. In the footsteps of their father, the family continues to take their civic responsibilities seriously. The owners have been incredibly supportive of their staff and other workers dislocated by the COVID -19 issue. From preparing and delivering food baskets to serving complete meals to unemployed service workers and first responders, they have been at the forefront. Working with the Galveston Restaurant Association and their suppliers they have made a significant contribution to our community. A special project for the owners has been their support for the “Turtles About Town” project. This project originated by the Oppe Coastal Studies seeks to raise awareness of the plight of our native Kemp’s Ridley turtles and their Galveston Island

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nesting sites. As part of this awareness raising, they have installed several decorated replica statues about the city, each painted by a local artist. Owner Johnny Smecca’s son Nicholas was part of the project that traveled to Austin to testify before the House of Representatives to make the Kemp’s Ridley Turtle the official Turtle of Texas. Their actions resulted in the passage of HCR 31 into law. Additionally they were recognized by mayor Rosen of Galveston who presented the team with a proclamation declaring May 29th 2013 as the official Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Day in Galveston. Truly a proud day for Johnny and Nicholas. An official unveiling ceremony for a turtle to be installed at the restaurant in March was postponed because of COVID-19 but the turtle has now been installed on their patio to be enjoyed by guests. See the full story in the March 2020 edition of Waves Magazine. Operating at a reduced capacity in accordance with spacing and capacity rules, they are slowly returning to normal. They have brought back a modified lunch buffet now being served by their employees rather than self serve. All employees utilize protective masks and gloves as appropriate. For those uncomfortable dining in, they offer full service on their patio and are continuing their curbside service. Curbside parking and a large adjacent lot provide plenty of off street parking. Handicapped accessible. Hours of Operation: 11:AM to 10:PM seven days a week

M a r i o ’s S e a w a l l I t a l i a n Restaurant and Pizzeria 628 Seawall Boulevard G a l v e s t o n , Te x a s 7 7 5 5 9 409-763-1693 w w w. m a r i o s s e a w a l l . c o m

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by: Tom Valliere & Charlie Bresenhan

Yanni Karageorgos Yanni’s Gyro’s and Kabobs Yanni was born in the city of Lamia in central Greece and was the fourth child of six. Yanni grew up with his four brothers and a single sister. While the ancient city of Lamia dates to the bronze age and has some strategic importance as a gateway to the Balkans it provided little opportunity for Yanni’s family. He describes his father as a hard working “Jack of all trades” who struggled to provide for his family. Seeing little opportunity in Lamia the young Yanni escaped poverty by joining the Greek Merchant Marines at a young age.


h is month our spotlight falls Upon Mr. Yanni Karageorgos the owner and chef at Yanni’s Gyros and Kebobs on Harborside here in Galveston. The famous quote by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates States “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”.This ancient saying attributed to the famous physician and philosopher

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Hippocrates circa 400 BC emphasizes the importance of nutrition to prevent or cure disease. Much has been written about the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet and Greeks have had thousands of years to perfect it. However that may be, Chef Yanni has had mere decades to perfect his dishes and techniques and he has done so masterfully.

Always interested in food, he rapidly rose to the position of cook and remained in the Merchant Marines for five years. The Greek Merchant Marines were staffed at the officer level by Greek Seamen but the crews were largely foreign from less developed countries. When asked if this caused difficulties in accommodating different dietary customs Yanni answered “they ate whatever I threw in the pot” which must have been good as there were no mutinies and he served for five years. Leaving the Merchant Marines, Yanni enlisted in the Greek Navy and served another three years upon various naval

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ships as a cook. Having eight years to hone his culinary skills appears to have gained him considerable expertise as his next move was to the United States. In 1973, young and single, Yanni emigrated to the U S and settled in New Orleans La. He spent about six months there working as chef and manager bebe fore moving to Houston where he ended up managing the Seamans Center Snack Bar for about a year. His travels led him to the small city of Wharton where he had a restaurant for several years from 1981 to 1992. Subsequently he ran restaurants in Sweeny and La Porte and ultimately to Galveston where he opened the original Cajun Greek restaurant which remains open to this day under different owners. Leaving Galveston he settled into Brazoria County and ran the highly popular Cajun Greek on highway 332 in Lake Jackson. It was there that I first was introduced to his food. A generous and outgoing person by nature he made national news during Hurricane Rita when his restaurant was the only one that remained open in that city. He provided countless free meals to the first responders and anyone else that showed up hungry at his door. To

show their appreciation the Freeport Coast Guard Station presented him with an autographed life bouy that hangs proudly today on the wall of his restaurant on Harborside. A fitting tribute to this selfless man. After so many years, Yanni decided it was time to put down the pans and enjoy country living. Living an idyllic life and enjoying his passion for gardening all came to an end when Hurricane Harvey poured several feet of water into his house. Returning to the restaurant business he took a nondescript building and turned it into a thriving restaurant in a short year. COVID 19 slowed him down but he is bouncing back and adding a new dimension to Galveston dining as he expands his menu. Yanni stays very busy rebuilding his house, managing the restaurant and tending his garden. Ask to see photos of his tomatoes, he really has a green thumb. A full life of adventure, two wives and five successful sons, he shows no sign of slowing down. Drop by his restaurant and say hello.

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by: Tom Valliere & Charlie Bresenhan Highlighting Galveston’s cafe’s, food trucks and quick bite food stops Patty Cakes has deep roots within the Galveston community. Patricia Rennick a Galveston native and Ball High graduate is the grandniece of Henry Graugnard the founder of G&G Bakery. For years Henry was one of Galveston’s best loved bakers. Henry was the brother of Patricia ‘s grandmother’s brother. Milton Graugnard, the last of the G&G bakers shared all of their recipes when Patty Cakes opened. Confused? Don’t worry. The point is the family and bakery have historic roots and recipes going back generations in Galveston.

Patty Cakes Bakery “Island’s sweet spot”


h o doesn’t love a neighborhood bakery? From the warm personal service to the endless array of delicate sweets, cakes of all sorts, cookies, fresh baked bread and other treats.

As you enter the door of this historic building your senses are overwhelmed by the smells of freshly baked items and the dazzling display case of goodies. It is easy to be overwhelmed. Opened January 6, 2011, it is owned by Stephen Rennick, Patricia Rennick, Karla Wright, Sasha Clark and her husband James Clark. This is the same team that own and operate the highly popular Mosquito Cafe directly across the street. Sasha and James with her sister Karla manage the daily operations of both and are also involved in numerous Island organizations and activities while raising their two children Benjamin and Josephine. To say they are busy would be an understatement. However their commitment to quality is absolute and with their professional staff, they consistently exceed customer expectations. (For more information on the management team see our May Spotlight article).

Specializing in wedding and other special occasion cakes, they have a reputation for excellence that is well supported by testimonials and repeat customers many of which are multi-generational. Their King Cakes, a traditional treat available only during Mardi Gras, are painstakingly made with multiple layers and are highly prized. In addition to their cakes, they offer an array of pastries, tarts, pies, cookies, quiche, breads, sandwiches, coffee drinks and even doggie treats. They have an active catering business and a commercial operation that supplies freshly baked breads and buns to Mosquito and other island restaurants. They have made,arrangements to safely accommodate their customers during this COVID-19 crisis. This includes curbside pick up and contactless delivery and payment options. The store provides hand sanitizers and strict control of numbers of shoppers allowed to enter. Come by and see why Patty Cakes is called “The Island’s Sweet Spot” Limited on street parking is available. Handicapped accessible.

Hours of Operation:

Thursday - Saturday 8AM - 5:00 PM | Sunday 8AM - 3PM Closed Monday

Patty Cakes Bakery

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News, Updates And Insights Regarding Our Galveston Dining Scene.



by: Tom Valliere & Charlie Bresenhan

Questions, Comments or News? Send to niblets@wavesgalveston.com

s we approach mid year, all we can say at Waves is wow! It has been an unprecedented time of challenge for our Galveston dining scene - actually our entire service industry. What started as a promising year with robust activities and cruise expansion plans quickly devolved into the most challenging time ever for our area restaurants. Accustomed to business interruptions due to hurricanes and flooding, suddenly the specter of rampant disease turned our world upside down. Orders to discontinue indoor dining in March led to a massive lay off of workers, a devastated supply chain and a completely new and inadequate business model that shifted business to take-out and delivery and even grocery sales as the restaurant supply chain became bloated with excess supplies and the restaurant owners sought additional revenue. This was actually a very good idea for those of us that hesitated to enter crowded grocery stores. Local restaurants rose to the challenge and met the problems head-on. Foremost among those efforts were relief for our displaced workers. I cannot begin to count the food baskets and free meals served but the count is in the many thousands. Even as the businesses themselves were dealing with survival issues, they reached deeply into their pockets to assist. This was mostly a local effort. Sadly, the large chains did very little. I am one islander that will never forget this. Fortunately, as I write this, our restaurants have been allowed to reopen, albeit with capacity and spacing restrictions. The island tourism has rebounded and restaurants and bars are at current capacity limits. The worst is past for now and

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most businesses are complaining of labor shortages. Help wanted signs seem to be in every window. Unfortunately, there appear to be several restaurants that are now closed and unlikely to reopen. They are mostly small family owned businesses that lacked resources and access to financial aid. Here are a few that I am aware of: China Sea - This Broadway purveyor of bargain priced Chinese food has closed and looks unlikely to reopen. Many times we took home their delicious fried rice, egg rolls and my favorite twice cooked pork after an evening out. We will miss them. Joe’s Seafood - Another Broadway purveyor of late night takeout and inexpensive quality food. A unique mix of fried gulf style seafood and Chinese takeout. Always a good place for a quick and filling lunch. Good Bye.

into the space and seems to have a similar product. I will certainly give them a try. Prohibition Reds - Nobody worked harder or put more effort into his restaurant than David Robertson and no closure saddened me more. Always a difficult location, David was well on his way to turning this into a destination venue. With his emphasis on artisan cocktails, top quality entertainment and a delicious limited menu he had few options when the restriction hit. Sad timing. Transitions Waterman’s Restaurant has new management, a revamped menu, kicked up happy hour and is creating quite a buzz in their newly remodeled waterfront space. Always a great place for a romantic dinner it now matches food and service to their magnificent setting. 14302 Stewart Road | 409-632-0233 www.watermansrestaurant.com

Happy Coffee Shop - This tiny Broadway restaurant served high quality Cambodian soups and dishes. Friendly service and good food caused me to overlook the cramped space. Another sad loss for Galveston.

Nates West End Seafood & Steaks - has new ownership. Look for changes at this very popular West side restaurant. 17515 Termini-San Luis Pass Road 409-737-9530

Hooters - Perhaps doomed from the start, this outpost of the famous wing chain suffered from a difficult location and numerous management changes. Nevertheless, their passing diminishes our island choices and I did enjoy their cold beer and friendly waitstaff.

Heresay on the Strand - Boarded up during the shutdown, this restaurant continued with takeout and earned points for including paper goods and disinfectants in their packages. Uneven food and service seems to have plagued this outstanding, beautiful restaurant. They now have a new management team, a new menu and a commitment to resolve past issues. Drop in and meet Brandon Garcia and his team. 2410 Strand | 409-765-5604 www.hearsayonthestrand.com

Chilaca Mexican Grill - Located in a strip center on Holiday behind Walgreens, this restaurant was noted for their freshness and value. It is sad to see them gone. A new restaurant called Salvidor has moved

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WOOD FIRED PIZZA | LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Hours Of Operation Sun. - Thur. | 11am to 12am Fri. - Sat. | 11am - 2am

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June Entertainment Schedule • 2nd- Open Mic / by Guitar Lounge 8 - 12

• 16th- Open Mic / by Guitar Lounge 8 - 12

• 4th - Open Mic / by The Brush Poppers 8 - 12

• 18th - Open Mic / by The Brush Poppers 8 - 12

• 5th - Lightning Rob Band 9 - 1

• 19th - Heavens Love 9 - 1

• 6th - Crosstown Renegades Band 9 - 1

• 20th - The Band Stranded 9 - 1

• 7th - Open Jam / by Lightning Rob Band 4 - 8

• 21st - Open Jam / by Lightning Rob Band 4 - 8

• 9th- Open Mic / by Guitar Lounge 8 - 12

• 23rd- Open Mic / by Guitar Lounge 8 - 12

• 11th - Open Mic / by The Brush Poppers 8 - 12

• 25th - Open Mic / by The Brush Poppers 8 - 12

• 12th - Nite Wave Band 9 - 1

• 26th - Zach Tate Band 9 - 1

• 13th - Wood & Wind Band 4 - 7

• 27th - Under The Bridge Band 9 - 1

• 14th - Open Jam / by Lightning Rob Band 4 - 8

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Galveston’s Own Symphony

TO OUR COMMUNITY: Galveston Symphony Orchestra’s 40th anniversary season was cut short when the final two concerts had to be canceled because of the Coronavirus pandemic. Sunday afternoon concerts at The Grand 1894 Opera House, Moody Mansion Music Series, and the new Bryan Museum Music series all were canceled. Although the musicians and concert goers alike were disappointed to miss the music, we all understand the importance of staying apart until this crisis is over. Founded in 1979, the Symphony is a communitysupported 501(c)3 nonprofit organization bringing the very best classical music to Galveston Island. Foe updates, please watch our website at www.GalvestonSymphony.org and Facebook page to keep in touch, or email jgill@galvestonsymphony.org. 46 | Waves Magazine | June 2020 Issue

We look forward to coming together again to share the joy of classical music. — Trond Saeverud, Conductor & Music Director — Joanie Gill Scarborough, Executive Directer — Lynette Haaga, Board President

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CURTAIN GOING UP | Theatrical Column With Paul Hager

C U R TA i N G O I N G U P

CURTAIN GOING UP - WHEN? WHO KNOWS? Theatrical guru, paul hager, sheds light on theater legends, myths and superstitions as well as how we can sup port the arts By: Paul Hager


s I mentioned last month, I was hoping to give you a definite update on the plans our local live theatres have for reopening and rescheduling their performances. Unfortunately, the ghost lamp I told y’all about in the March issue is the only thing still burning brightly in all of them [I wonder who changes the bulb in case it goes out?]. There was a glimmer of hope when Moody Gardens announced that some of its attractions would reopen [including their theatres]; however, this apparently does not include other live theatre performances at venues on the island and surrounding areas. My take on this is that a live theatre performance is akin to a concert or sporting event where, even though you can ‘social distance’ and ‘limited capacity’ the audience, you can’t do the same for the participants on the stage or behind the scenes. Here is the most current information I have from the venues we cover as of our WAVES deadline of May 22: ISLAND ETC [East-End Theatre Company] https://www.islandetc.org/ From Kim Mytelka - Executive/artistic Director: The health and safety of our audiences, volunteers, actors, and staff are of utmost importance to Island ETC. We are closely monitoring all information related to COVID-19 as released by national and local agencies. We have had

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to make the difficult decision at this time to cancel all remaining performances of FIRST DATE. We have also cancelled our upcoming performances of THE LAST OF THE THORNTONS. The health and safety of our entire theatre family, including our audience members, is our highest priority. We will continue to monitor the evolving health situation and keep you updated. We wish you good health and hope to see you at our theatre. NOTE: ETC offers several options for previously purchased individual and season tickets, please visit their website for details. COM THEATRE [College of the Mainland Community Theatre] https://www.com.edu/community-theatre/ From H. Russ Brown - Head of Theatre/Artistic Director At The Biggest Li’l Theatre In Texas, we are charging ahead with hope in our hearts for our big summer musical, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS! We’re going to start with video audition submissions and ZOOM callbacks / rehearsals until we’ve been cleared to reunite the theatre family for face-to-face work and then - fingers crossed - raise the curtain on July 9th! We’re taking a look at the 2020-2021 season at The Biggest Li’l Theatre In Texas and putting contingency plans in place to tackle whatever challenge we find ourselves in - live-streaming plays, radio plays, video cabaret shows, etc. The show WILL go on with the health and safety of our extended theatre family in mind!!

CURTAIN GOING UP | Theatrical Column With Paul Hager THE GRAND 1894 OPERA HOUSE http://www.thegrand.com/ In theatre, waiting in the wings all about a performer who is poised to go on stage. Right now, The Grand as an organization is poised to reopen so that our show can continue. We welcome your comments and questions and you may want to continue to reach out to us via email at tickets@grand. com or leave a message at 409-770-5053. We will celebrate together when the time is right!

shining while waiting for the moment when we can be together again. We will be back! Please continue to be safe.

CLEAR CREEK COMMUNITY THEATRE http://clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com/ Complying with the current effort to slow down the spread of coronavirus COVID19, CCCT is postponing the opening of our production of Crimes of the Heart. We are currently uncertain as to specific future performance dates and we are exploring BAY AREA HARBOUR PLAYHOUSE other options for presenting this play to our https://harbourtheater.com/category/ audience. Tickets already purchased will news/ be honored at a future performance. We From Bay Area Harbour Playhouse Execwill be in touch by e-mail to season pass utive Board - After careful consideration, holders and those who have purchased prayers and consultation, the Executive individual tickets to Crimes of the Heart. Board of the Bay Area Harbour Playhouse Please continue to follow us on social has decided to extend the temporary closure media for further updates and please, take of the theatre through August. care of yourselves, family, and friends. While this was a very difficult decision, our PURPLE BOX THEATRE primary concern is the health and safety of http://www.thepurpleboxtheater.com/ our loyal patrons and our dedicated artist index.html and volunteers during this time of uncertain- Purple Box Theatre does not list possible ty due to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). dates for their remaining season other than the plays scheduled will have dates This is certainly a challenging and difficult announced soon. time and our hearts go out to those who have been directly affected by this tragedy. FRANCA’S DINNER THEATRE We have left a light on the stage brightly http://francasrealitalian.com/

ISLAND ETC [East-End Theatre Company] www.islandetc.org COM THEATRE [College of the Mainland Community Theatre] www.com.edu/community-theatre THE GRAND 1894 OPERA HOUSE www.thegrand.com/

BAY AREA HARBOR PLAYHOUSE www.harbourtheater.com CLEAR CREEK COMMUNITY THEATRE www.clearcreekcommunitytheatre. com

DINNER THEATRE SHOW Coming in July! Directed by Kathy Pero | Dates: July 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25 ******THE REST OF OUR SEASON 2020 ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON! ***** If you [like me] are going into theatre withdrawal, our professional neighbors-to-thenorth houses are offering some amusing diversions that are [as Stephen Colbert used to open his Late-Night show] Live! On Tape!: The Alley Theatre gives us ALLEY @ HOME featuring content from their resident acting company members, exclusive behind the scenes moments, designer talks and more. https://www.alleytheatre.org/alley-at-home Stages offers STAGES EVERYWHERE – A series of YouTube videos ranging from performer interviews and set construction to Pets of Stages [!] https://stageshouston.com/Online/ Last and certainly not least, I highly recommend the Facebook group page Quarantine Cabaret. If you think actors, singers, and musicians from across the nation are letting COVID cause their talents to atrophy, think again! The highlights for me here are such song parodies about the virus as “Modern Mom in Quarantine” “It’s A Whole New Norm” “The Covid Tango” and “The Toilet Paper Diva” https://www.facebook.com/groups/quarantinecabaret/ Stay safe, and [hopefully not for very much longer] STAY HOME!

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H i there, Wavers

une has arrived and love is in the air. The month of June is one of the most popular months of the year for weddings. You can see a lot of wedding ceremonies taking place right here on our beautiful island. With these ceremonies, there is usually some very loving and beautiful music played. This music contains some of the most wonderful, romantic lyrics that you will ever hear.

You know your Bum likes to think outside of the box. I had an idea while I was out riding around in my ol’ scarab the other day. It’s not like me to have many thoughts in a day, but here is what had me thinking... Terrific love songs are amazing. They are a real part of our music culture. However, break up songs and love gone wrong songs are also important. Some of these songs can just flat out break your heart. Whether it be from a break-up we didn’t want, an unexpected parting, a flame we can’t forget, or various other reasons, when we lose someone we love, it can be extremely emotional. So, Your Waves Beach Bum presents:

TOP 14 B r e a k - U p Tu n e s

The saddest song your Bum has ever heard is titled Billy and Sue, performed by B.J. Thomas and released in 1966. I’m guessing that at least 75% of you have probably never heard of it. Google it. Play it on YouTube. Your Bum is not going to tell you the ending lyrics, you will have to play it to find out. The first lyrics go like this: This is a story about Billy and Sue, They were in love as any other two, But Billy had to die, And when you hear the reason why, You will hang your head and cry. This song brings tears to your Bum’s eyes every time I play it. If there is a sadder break-up song, your Bum hasn’t heard it.


Of All Time!

Crying | 1962 | Roy Orbison - Released in 1962, Crying was a major hit. With lyrics like... “I thought that I was over you, But it’s true, so true, I love you even more than I did before, But darling what can I do? For you don’t love me, And I’ll always be, Crying over you.” This classic definitely made your Bum’s list.

Just Like Always | 1982 | Joe Cocker As one of the least known Joe Cocker songs, these lyrics will touch any heart...”I pass your street, I look both ways, So incomplete, And I think that I might see you, Lord knows I won’t, I wish that you would call me, But I know you won’t, But I love you anyway, Just like always.”

Against All Odds | 1984 | Phil Collins Against All Odds was written and performed by the great Phil Collins. It was recorded for the movie of the same name and reached Number #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Terrific lyrics from beginning to end, your Bum’s favorite lines are... “How can you just walk away from me, When all I can do is watch you leave? Cause we’ve shared the laughter and the pain, and even shared the tears, You’re the only one who really knew me at all.”

Kentucky Rain | 1970 | Elvis Presley Released by one of your Bum’s all-time favorite performers, Elvis Presley. Kentucky Rain tells the story of an anxious lover as he walks and drives through the “Cold Kentucky Rain” in search of his missing love. Lyrics include... “I’ve loved you much too long, My love’s too strong, To let you go, Never knowing what went wrong, Kentucky rain keeps pouring down, And up ahead’s another town that I’ll go walking through, With the rain in my shoes, Searchin’ for you.”

Have some good ones to add to the list? Let us know at www.wavesgalveston.com

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Same Old Lang Syne | 1980 | Dan Fogelberg - Your Bum has discovered that this is an autobiographical song. This actually happened to Dan Fogelberg on Christmas Eve in 1975 in Peoria, Illinois. Jill Anderson, Dan’s high school sweetheart, was sent by her family to go out and find some egg nog. On that same Christmas Eve, Dan Fogelberg’s family sent him out to find whipping cream for Irish coffee. The only place open was a convenience store at the top of Abington Hill. This is where Dan and Jill had their unexpected encounter. They actually did buy a six-pack of beer and drank it in Jill’s car for two hours where they talked and reminisced. The convenience store is still open today.

Pictures | 2019 | Judah & The Lion w/ Kacey Musgraves - Picture tells the story about what happens when love goes bad and the sad aftermath of takeing the pictures off the walls, putting them away and out of sight. Lyrics include... “You were mine always, and now you’re gone, Look what we’ve become, Just another sad song of a love gone wrong, I hate that I’m taking our pictures off the walls.”

Every Light in The House | 1996 | Trace Adkins - You know these country guys write some sad songs. Lyrics include...”Every light in the house is on, If I should ever start forgetting, I’ll turn the lights off one by one, So you can see that I agree it’s over, But until then I want you to know, If you look south you’ll see a glow, That’s me waiting at home each night to hold ya, Every light in the house is on.”

Runaway | 1961 | Del Shannon - This Rock N Roll classic sold 80,000 singles per day at its height. A heart-rendering song with equally heart-aching lyrics...” I’m a walking in the rain, Tears are fallin’ and I feel a pain, A wishin’ you were here by me, To end this misery, And I wonder Why, I wa wa wa wa wonder, Why, a why why why why why, She ran away, My little runaway.”

You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling | 1964 | Righteous Brothers - This amazing classic became a #1 hit single in both the U.S and the U.K. The opening lyrics grab you right from the beginning...”You never close your eyes anymore when I kiss your lips, And there’s no tenderness like before in your fingertips, You’re trying hard not to show it, But baby, baby I know it, You’ve lost that lovin’ feeling.”

Neither One Of Us Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye | 1972 | Gladys Knight & The Pips - Released in 1972, this song demonstrates just how hard it can be to say goodbye. Opening lyrics are: “It’s sad to think, We’re not gonna make it, And it’s gotten to the point, Where we just can’t fake it.”

Whiskey Glasses | 2018 | Morgan Wallen - Whiskey Glasses reached Number #1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay. It’s a very familiar country theme about drinking to mend a broken heart. This song contains the lyrics...”I’ma need some whiskey glasses, Cause I don’t wanna see the truth, She’s probably making out on the couch right now, With someone new.”

Last Kiss | 1964 | J. Frank Wilson – Also released by Pearl Jam in 1999 to popular reception. A tragic teen car wreck that contains the lyrics... “I lifted her head, she looked at me and said, “Hold me darling just a little while” I held her close, I kissed her our last kiss, I found the love that I knew I would miss, But know she’s gone, even though I hold her tight, I lost my love, my life that night.”

Celebration | 1980 | Kool and the Gang Special thanks to your Bum’s buddy Chris Bergeron for suggesting this one. Sometimes we are happy that’s it’s over and it’s time for a celebration! Some of the lyrics are: “There’s a party goin’ on right here, A celebration to last throughout the years, So bring your good times, and your laughter too, We gonna celebrate your party with you.”

Have some good ones to add to the list? Let us know at www.wavesgalveston.com

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FISHING GUIDE A Guide To Galveston Fishing

Galveston waters are home to a diversity of fish, from giant hard pulling monsters to sleek, sneaky predators that require skill to outsmart. From the inshore waters of Galveston Bay to the clear blue waters found offshore, when it comes to saltwater fish, Galveston, Texas stands out as one of the hottest spots in the world.

Join us in this section featuring advice, techniques and stories of the “big one” with local pro’s like Patrick Lemire and Max Conner. Find recommended bait and tackle shops as well as powerhouse charters to get you out on the water in search of the “catch of a lifetime”. Enjoy!

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Maxed Out Fishing

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ed snapper fishing rigs are at times over complicated by many fishermen. The simple rigging methods covered here will help eliminate a lot of it. These rigs and fishing techniques will not only take red snapper, but also ling, dolphin, groupers, etc. These simple rigging techniques are fundamental confidence builders. . .simplicity gets it done. This versatility comes by using different sizes and kinds of hooks, egg weights, mono. Freelining, Carolina rigged, sow rig—call them any of these names—they all apply when these variables come into use. Shown at the top of the illustration is how to form the surgeon’s loop knot that is the heart of the two rigs below it. Knots just don’t get much simpler than this one. After you have taken the two turns through the doubled leader loop, hold the leader and its tag end with your left thumb and forefinger at the 1. After moistening the mono with saliva, pull the exposed loop end at the 2. with your right hand to tighten the knot. Once tightened, clip the tag end to where about 1/8” is left. To build the uppermost leader, place the mono loop through the hook eye from the bend side of the hook. Now, twist it and pass the loop over the bend of the hook, twist it again and pass the loop back over the hook bend, then twist it and pass it over the bend of the hook one last time. Before evenly snugging the wraps around the hook shank, they should look like the enlarged view in the illustration. The end result, when pulled up tight, will be the locked loop rig. The second version’s variations to the one above it starts with the addition of an

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egg weight for depth control. This means use the least you can that will get you to the depth of your target species. Factors determining how much weight, if any, is needed are the weight of your hook and bait, the current, line diameter and type. The other variable is hook placement on the mono leader—to tie this one, first slide the egg weight onto your leader, then place the hook on the mono by running the single strand through the hook’s eye. At this point, your attention to that hook goes up radically. Tie the surgeon’s loop as already described, paying respect to that hook point. When completed, you will have a rig with greater range of motion at the hook, the open loop rig, which translates into a more natural moving/looking bait as it sinks into the depths or flows out with the current. Don’t worry about the egg sinker contacting the surgeon’s loop knot, it’s ok. Placing one of those plastic or glass beads on the mono between the egg weight and the knot just doesn’t make sense to me. Somehow, soft lead doesn’t provide a fear-factor for me in this area. Don’t forget that very shiny, new egg weights can generate strikes, too. Old and dull, or camo gray or blue painted ones will definitely cut down on this problem. Try these bait presentations when using these leaders. Nose hook your dead baitfish crossways through the eyes or through the head, in front of the eyes, through the bottom of the head and out the top. Hooking through the head top to bottom will roll the baitfish belly up most of the time. This gives another of those naturally distressed, injured, vulnerable

looks. You can also pull the tail off of a dead baitfish for an increased scent trail. Another commonly used hooking procedure is to run the hook and leader through the baitfish’s mouth and out one of its gill plates, then place the hook in the mid-body area of the baitfish. At that point, it’s ready to fish and has a better chance of a hookup on the first attempt by a short-striker. When fishing these rigs, you can play your line out from boat side or cast it out. When casting, I always recommend that you slow your bait down by thumbing the spool a bit more just before it enters the water. This helps to ensure your bait presentation has an immediate, natural look, untangled/unfouled as it sinks into the depths. For a better feel for what’s going on at your hook, hold the line in your left hand while slowly stripping line off your reel. That way, at the pickup you can release the line in your left hand, giving a moment of slack which doesn’t transmit anything unusual going on. Point the rod tip at the line’s entry into the water, reel then into gear; when the line comes tight, set the hook. With a circle hook such as a Daiichi D84Z, when the line comes tight, load the rod and the hookset should be complete. A vigorous hook-setting rod sweep will likely pull the hook out of its mouth without it catching on anything. Otherwise, when using a “J” type hook, a Mustad 10829BLN for instance, that vigorous rod sweep when your line comes tight is the thing to do. Another small thing which can add to your strikes is the simple act of giving your rod tip an occasional twitch. What this

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does is to give your baitfish the look of being alive but injured and vulnerable. These twitches at times will generate a strike. Many times over the years I’ve seen snapper swim up to or by a bait with seeming indifference, then when the bait is twitched, they turn and strike it. Putting your bait close to suspended fish so that they won’t have far to go to get and eat it is also important. Whether you are on a private, charter or party boat, pay attention to what level in the water column the fish are holding. Getting to that depth and then being able to repeat it can at times be vitally important. Remember

that a predator fish has the ingrained ability to weight the energy’ expended in catching its prey against its food value. It’s not a deep thought, it’s an instinctive, involuntary reaction. Nature has provided for this so that a fish may grow instead of losing weight chasing prey. This is the reason that, for instance, suspended red snapper will seldom chase a bait very far, preferring something that moves slow and is relatively close. Put your bait close to suspended fish so that they won’t have far to go to get and eat your presentation. Once you find their “holding level”, by counting down your bait’s sink rate, duplicate that count, below the same surface area, on your next cast. You should be in the strike zone again. Another trick is to “fan cast” if necessary; that means that if you don’t get a strike casting straight out in front of you, cast 10 or 15 feet to either side. The fish or the boat could have moved just enough to make a difference. This adjustment may be the move that puts you back on them. These leaders, their proper buildup and use will definitely “up” the potential of your bait being eaten. It’s not all that uncommon for that bait twitch maneuver to turn a looker into an eater. There are times when any species are aggressive feeders and seem to eat anything quickly. When that’s not the case, being at the right depth with the twitch added may get ‘em fired up and spittin’ mad or whatever, and the bite is on. These rigs with that added twitch may be the edge you’re looking for, I know they’ve worked for me in my forty-four years of offshore fishing. Simple is best!

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The Silent Hunt modate the type of terrain hunted and added a personal lift up front to carry rooters out, since 99% of the time I’m night hunting solo. This machine went everywhere I needed it to and was awesome to hunt in stealth mode with zero sound, just the sticks snapping under my tires in the piney woods or rocks in the hill country and allowed me to take multiple shots in one night; rooters down!!

- William “Wild Bill” Powell

How Electric UTV’s Are Changing The Game


s hunters, we are always looking to gain an advantage in the woods by selectively choosing our weapons to hunt with, protective clothing, repellants, baits, trail cameras to monitor animal patterns, GPS or phone apps for scouting new hunting lands, etc.…. the list is endless. Another choice we make is how do we get around, haul materials in to build stands or transport game back to camp? Not all lands are cleared enough for truck travel so an ATV or UTV is a must-have for the various chores we encounter maintaining a hunting lease. During the offseason, the loud sounds of a buggy in the woods never really bothered me and for deer season, I did a lot of walk and stalk, then fired up to recover my harvested animal. Over the years machines got quieter and companies made generic silencer kits that worked great, but sound still echoed in the trees, and when it was parked in the woods letting off gas fumes, a shifting wind could bust a hunt really quick. The first electric UTV’s were basically beefed up golf carts that had no business around muddy river bottom land like I hunt now so that was never an option for me. As a night hunter chasing wild boar or “rooters” as I call ‘em, making the jump to electric was inevitable. In 2017, after test driving a Polaris Ranger EV, it all changed for me when I bought one and spent a month modifying it to accom56 | Waves Magazine | June 2020 Issue

The Ranger was the best on the market at the time with lots of available accessories from third party suppliers, but after a couple of years I wanted to see who else was stepping up their electric game. Polaris had the same vehicle for 2020. After test driving and looking at all the other brands available, I sold my Ranger and bought a made in the USA Intimidator. This company did not scale down the body to make an electric UTV like Polaris, instead, they kept the same beefed-up body and found a company to build an electric motor to push it and it’s a real game changer. Spring is always my favorite time of year to hunt early am for fattened up young rooters and wild dewberries to fill our freezer. After making my first Spring hunt this year deep in the woods with the Intimidator, I was absolutely blown away with the performance knowing this was 100% electric but 100% badass! With an electric UTV slipping in on a sounder of rooters, bailing out with my rifle to walk behind them through the woods while taking my time to pick out my target, taking the shot, hiking back to my electric buggy to fetch the carcass with is exactly what “the silent hunt” is all about, yeeeee haaaw!!

William “Wild Bill” Powell is the owner of Texas Select Seasonings and Wild Bill’s retail store, competitive cook and recipe writer. Follow Wild Bill’s Rooters, Reds, and BBQ adventures at: Instagram@TexasSelectSeasonings Facebook@TexasSelectSeasonings

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Recipe Of The Month Marinated beef filet kabobs with fresh mango, onion and green pepper Ingredients Marinade

- Red pequin peppers -

- 6-8 fine chop (more for extra heat) Green onion - 1/4 cup chopped (tops only) Garlic - 2 cloves minced Soy sauce - 3/4 cup (1/2 cup soy, 1/4 teriyaki for pork & poultry) Water - 1/4 cup White vinegar - 1 tbsp Honey - 1 tbsp Brown sugar - 4 tbsp TSS Rustic Rub - 1 tbsp


- Beef tenderloin - 2 lbs cut into large chunks - Green pepper - 1 cut into 1-1.5” chunks - Onion - 1 large cut into 1-1.5” chunks - Fresh mango - 1 cut into 1-1.5” chunks - TSS Basic Beef - to taste - Ground mixed peppercorns - to taste - Double bamboo skewers - 6-8


developed this marinade for venison to grill cuts like tomahawk loin chops, bone in round steak, tenderloins and kabobs. For wild pork or poultry use ½ cup soy and ¼ cup teriyaki to add additional sweetness and depth of flavor when grilled. Directions Combine all ingredients in a glass bowl and whisk until all sugar is dissolved.

Cut tenderloins into 1.5-2” chunks, add to marinade, cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove chunks from marinade, spray with oil then apply a light coat of ground mixed peppercorns and a top layer of TSS Basic Beef seasoning. Build kabobs with meat, mango, onion, pepper, repeat until skewer is full. Grill at 450 degrees until desired doneness and enjoy! -William “Wild Bill” Powell

Wild Bill’s Store

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DOWNTOWN CURRENTS | with Christy Monroe

By: Christy Monroe


hen the world was forced to slow down, close, and rethink what normal life looks like, business-minded people like Joe Ripplinger used the downtime to get a new business up and running. MC Rincon and Joe Ripplinger had been conversing for months about a possible new business venture. Joe started baking cookies in November, after deciding Galveston needed a late-night snack delivery service, much like the companies available in other big cities across the state. Being a businessman and not a baker, Joe had met MC through his wife and MC quickly stepped in when she saw his attempt at baking the cookies himself. That sparked a new company, right there and then, where MC´s love of baking brought a slew of recipes to ponder and sample while they decided the top recipes for Dough Joe’s Cookie Company Delivery. Fast forward to the time of the Covid 19 mandated quarantine and the planned opening date of March 20, 2020, Joe and MC find themselves ready to open and, actually, at what has turned out to be the ideal time. “We thought the cookies could bring smiles to people’s faces during this crisis¨, said MC. Word of mouth and social media posts spread quickly as friends of the family and friends of friends began ordering late-night cookies on the weekends and posting about the warm, scrumptious treats showing up at their door. Dough Joe´s focuses on 5 flavors of cookies which include tra-

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ditional chocolate chip, M&M, Sugar, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, and Snickerdoodle. A themed shaped sugar cookie decorating kit is also available with cookies, sprinkles, icing, and directions for kids and adults, of all ages, to enjoy some time, together, decorating and enjoying some treats, right at home. Both Joe and MC said, ¨ We have been so fortunate in the support from our friends, families, and the community. ¨ In the short amount of time they have been open, they are already seeing repeat customers and families who have made Dough Joe´s a new tradition on the weekend. The quarantine offered opportunities that Joe and MC had never even thought of, when senior graduates, across the island, were being adopted by community members, they saw an increase in orders for delivery to graduates and customers calling to order cookies for delivery to hospital workers and first responders. ¨We loved the idea of these orders being made on behalf of others who truly deserved a treat, so we threw in some extras when heading the fires stations, etc.¨, said MC. The business will remain an island only special treat, for the weekends, with days and hours of operation being Fridays 7 pm-2 am, Saturdays noon-2am, Sundays noon-9pm, with online ordering available those days or even ahead of time for future deliveries at doughjoescookies.com

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to thrive that he is sharing his favorites with everyone and why they are more than just stops along the streets of downtown Galveston. Maceo’s Spice and Imports, 2706 Market Street - ¨One enters this establishment and knows it will be a special experience. From the smells of spice to the smiling person behind the cash register, you are welcomed. Ronnie Maceo and his daughter Concetta have created a warm and inviting establishment. The eggs Benedict is my favorite. One cannot forget the very special handmade meatballs. Don’t forget to pick up some tomato gravy, it’s is a family recipe. ¨

Featured Downtowner

David Robertson By: Christy Monroe


s businesses reopen and find their footing after the Covid19 closures, one downtown favorite will not be re-opening, but the heart and soul of the historical building that sits at 2401 Church Street, allowed Prohibition Red´s to be successful and ever-changing as the customers brought new life to what they called, their place. Owner, David Robertson recalled a customer who said, “I was here when I was younger, and I feel like I have been transported back to that time.” Partners, Andy Mytelka and David Robertson along with Jackie Pierre and Josh Ward, created a throwback to the old-fashioned pub when they opened the doors of Prohibition Red´s. The spirit of Red will live on in that building. David is Waves Featured Downtowner for the month of June. He loves his island paradise and hopes to obtain work in the area of his passion, catering, restaurants, and anything where he is back with the islanders and visitors, around a table of good food, drinks, and camaraderie. David has many favorites in the downtown area, but he is especially keen to the spots that hold a true history, a past set in Galveston roots, and deep in family values. David is so passionate about his fellow business owners continuing 60 | Waves Magazine | June 2020 Issue

The Gypsy Joynt, 2711 Market Street - ¨It is an eclectic mix of another era: Galveston in the sixties. The food is incredible, and those cinnamon rolls! I have never had a bad meal. Next door to The Gypsy Joynt is DTO. ¨ DTO (Daiquiri Time Out), 2701 Market Street - ¨It is in an old house of ill-repute. The decor is fun, and you automatically know you need to stay awhile, having one of their signature cocktails. They have the best old fashion on the island. Be sure to check out the patio. Moving across 25th street you will come upon Hearsay. ¨ Hearsay, 2410 Strand Street - ¨This is a fairly new restaurant and never disappoints. The prices are perfect for the fare one receives. They have a spectacular party room on the second level. Be sure to try a specialty prohibition cocktail. ¨ Brewchachos, 2110 Strand Street - ¨For the perfect patio, stop in here. The street tacos will warm the heart and the margaritas will warm your soul. The canopy of trees and twinkle lights can make this a fine romantic destination or will work for the finest fiesta. ¨ Tina’s on the Strand Boutique, 2326 Strand Street - ¨Be sure to stop in and see Bryce. She is a Strand fixture and offers the yummiest candles and prettiest jewelry going. They have cruise wear to fit the most fickle. Do not forget to check out the “sale” corner. I always find something there. ¨ Olivine, 409 25th Street - ¨It is a little bit of France in Galveston. The proprietor, Helen Stroud, makes everyone coming through the

DOWNTOWN CURRENTS | with Christy Monroe door feel like they have known her as a best friend forever. She usually has one of her puppies with her and will tell you all about Galveston life. She offers fine linens, candles, jewelry along with original artwork by her daughter Catherine Stroud. I particularly like the children’s section. Helen offers many one of a kind children’s clothing items along with adorable stuffed animals. Helen maintains a spectacular Airbnb, offering a pool and old-world charm. ¨ Gracie’s Boutique, 2228 Strand Street ¨I love how the Bassett family has created a one-stop-shop for that perfect gift to take home to grandma, brother, sister, etc. They offer high-end soaps and jewelry to cute toys in the children’s section. They have been in this same location forever and have withstood the ravages of hurricanes to be one of the most popular gift shops on the Strand. ¨

Hendley Market, 2010 Strand Street - ¨It is one of the most interesting shops going. They have imported nativity scenes, oddities, and antiques. Make enough time to really look around. I have never been in this fantastical shop that I did not find something I could not live without. ¨ Having moved here in the late nineties, I have seen so many positive changes in Historic Downtown. I was the Food and Beverage Director for the Tremont House at that time. Be sure to have a drink at the RoofTop Bar or the historic Toujouse Lounge. Don’t forget to ask about ghosts. I don’t think anyone can be disappointed in Galveston’s hidden gem of a downtown. The Sea Wall is fun, however, you will make great family memories in this Victorian wonderland. I will miss Prohibition Red’s but look forward to my next adventure.

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BUNNY’S Cookin’ Column | Easy Recipe’s by Bunny

Bunny’s C ’C ookin


a waves magazine exclusive


ell, hello all you cooks out there. Hope you are still safe and healthy. Since Mr Bunny and I are still home a lot, we have been eating breakfast more than we used to. So I was going through my recipe files for something different, and came up with an old recipe of my Aunt Clara’s. She made the best pancakes ever. So, I’m going to give you the recipe, and hope you swoon as much as me when I take a tasty bite of these. It requires a few more ingredients and cleaning up than Bunny likes to do, but let me tell you, it’s worth it.

Aunt Clara’s Best Tasting Buttermilk Pancakes

termilk, melted butter, and eggs. Pour this into the flour mixture, and stir till smooth. Heat griddle or skillet with a coating of oil. Pour the batter on the hot surface the size you want your pancakes. When the batter starts to bubble, then flip. A few more minutes (use your judgement on this one), take them off, and serve immediately with syrup and butter. People, these are so much better than premixed biscuit mixes. You have to try this recipe!! Have a great June. Summer is upon us. Enjoy!

Ingredients • 2 cups of flour • ¼ cups sugar • 1 tbsp of baking powder • 2 t of baking soda • 2 cups of buttermilk • 1 stick of melted butter • 2 eggs • Oil as needed to coat skillet or griddle. (Griddle is the best, if you have one. It cooks more at the same time.) • Syrup • Butter

Directions Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda in a mixing bowl. Stir till well blended. In another mixing bowl, mix but-

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with Jan & D e a n Hi Jan and Dean, Historically, my husband and I have always enjoyed a happy marriage. I’m writing to you guys from “quarantine”, where my husband and I are working from home, like so many others. COVID-19 has required a 24/7 “togetherness’ environment in my home. It’s a bit much and my nerves are feeling it, especially towards my husband. What really sent me over the edge is this: With this downtime, I thought we could catch up on a few home improvement projects that have been lingering due to time restraints before the quarantine. Unfortunately, my husband has just been flat out lazy. Not only does he rarely work on his job from home, he doesn’t do anything else either except lay around the house with the remote in his hand all day. We planned to install four new ceiling fans thats been stored in our garage for some time. My husband is capable of installing them, being very knowledgeable about home improvement. When I suggested getting the ceiling fans installed, he just shrugged his shoulders and said he would get to it later. He then went back to watching Dr. Phil. I wanted the fans installed, so I called a handyman service to come out and install all four of them. My husband was furious! He yelled at me at the top of his lungs, saying I wasted money on something he was going to do himself. He hasn’t spoken to me in days and when he does, he repeatedly scolds me for what he says was “wasteful spending.”

your house and your husband had no idea they were coming, I can see him being a little ticked off about that. Good communication is the key here. I understand your frustration Francis, and I have one more piece of advice that you didn’t ask for, but I am going to provide for you. If your lazy husband doesn’t get motivated and start performing his job employment duties from home, you are quickly going to become a one-income household with you being the sole bread winner. Not a good situation for you to be in.


i there Frances. I am sorry that you didn’t go into more details about your couch potato husband. Has he always been lazy? When he was working, did he come home and do things around the house, help with dinner, or you both went out to dinner and have fun? Or has he just started this behavior the last couple of months during “lock down”? If it has just started, I wonder about his mental state. During these times, it’s possible that he is stressed and depressed. It happens. This might be his escape. But if he was always like this after his normal work day, then you just flat out married a lazy person. Now getting back to hiring someone to put the ceiling fans up. Good for you. If you told him a couple of months ago to please get it done and he just shrugged, then he had zero plans to put them in. I’m with you all the way. They would still be in their boxes. It’s time for a serious sit down discussion.

I have had it with his abusive behavior towards me. If he would have gotten off his lazy butt, I wouldn’t have needed to call someone else to install the fans. What are your opinions, Jan & Dean? Did I do the right thing? Francis Is Fed Up


i, Francis. It sounds like your husband is a real go-getter. I am going to base my answer on one question that I have for you. Did you communicate to your husband that if he didn’t install your ceiling fans, that you would find someone that would?

If you told him plainly that if he didn’t install your fans, someone else would, I am firmly in your corner. You gave him the opportunity to do the right thing. Nothing is more frustrating than being around someone that is lazy and unmotivated to do anything worthwhile. On the flip side of this, if someone just showed up at HAVE A QUESTION FOR JAN & DEAN? Go to Wavesgalveston.com & ask away. You just might have your question answered next month.

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REFLECTIONS | By: John And Kathy Valastro


eflections Education in 2020 An Interesting Time

As with any event, people will see the positives, the negatives, and something in between when it comes to COVID19. As an educator, I wonder how this event will affect education in 2020.

The Positives • Parents and their children have an opportunity to reconnect, to actually communicate face to face during this time unless they’ve totally given up an any meaningful relationship. • Parents have renewed respect for what teachers do with a class full of students and the amount of work involved in keeping children on task and learning. • Parents realize they know less about math, science, and English than they remember. • No school shootings and less physical bullying, although I’m sure cyberbullying is rampant. I wonder how parents are handling it now that they can’t blame schools for their child’s behavior. Parents, if you have the solution for stopping bullying, please share it with your school administration. • Teachers are finding ways to get lessons to their students who otherwise would not get the information as technology has its positives. • No state testing that causes our children to stress for several months. • New platforms to teach children from Kindergarten through High School. • People are learning kindness and charity again. Those who have more are finding ways to give to the less fortunate.

by: John & Kathy Valastro

The In-Between The jury will be out for a while to determine how much, if any, harm has been done in the education of our children. I’m sure it will be debated: did government, schools, parents, and students do enough to further their education. • Some students can only function in a certain environment and this has benefited many students. • There are teachers who think this is another opportunity to stay involved in teaching while taking care of children or elderly family members. • I was impressed by how some districts got creative and used social education along with the basics, such as communicating other than texting, FB, and other social media platforms. • Parents teaching children how to budget and pay bills. How to calculate interest on credit cards if they don’t pay them off monthly. HUGE learning experience! • Children teaching parents how to use technology to bank and pay bills online. • Divvying up responsibilities and chores around the house to help each other as a family: • Teaching children how to cook, wash dishes, and do laundry. • Finding ways around government regulations to give food away to those in need. We are finding ways to do it now, why not under normal times, so we quit wasting food.

In Closing

The Negatives • There are parents who can’t or won’t engage with their children. It’s a sad day for families if they can’t communicate and Some parents are still blaming the schools for their child’s unruly behavior. • All children do not have the same access to educational opportunities with technology/internet accessibility. • No extracurricular activities - sports, band, and agriculture are huge for students who have other interests. • Cyberbullying is rampant; physical and mental abuse has increased. Children often use the school environment as a safe haven. • Marginal students don’t get the special services they need: such as speech therapy, OT, PT, In-home training, and other 504 accommodations. • Many students need and thrive on social interaction they don’t normally get at home. • Parents are getting furloughed, laid off, or just plain terminated which has led to higher rates of drug and physical abuse being reported. • So many children in poverty and homelessness come to school for food and shelter, especially during inclement weather.

I know this has been a difficult time for many families. They are trying to keep a job, pay bills, keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. It’s been a trying time for many. Millions of students have had to adjust their learning, not an easy task for some of the very young, the handicapped, the weak learners, and the unmotivated. Teachers have had to get out of their comfort zone to find ways to reach their students. A monumental task for some but invigorating for many; taking education to another level. As we try and get back to some type of normalcy, I hope we can agree we need to do more as parents, students, schools, and communities to make sure our children become contributing members of society. Teaching our children to read, write and calculate is very important, but if we don’t teach them to think, to solve problems, and to communicate we have set them up for failure; not only them but also our society. “Every day is an opportunity to learn and increase our knowledge, what do you choose?” John and Kathy Valastro

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During these early years the Galveston City Health Dept was established. • 1901: Jean Coventree Scrimgeour Morgan, a native Galvestonian, founded the Women’s Health Protective Association. Galveston residents have seen many medical challenges throughout history. Each and every time Galveston has emerged stronger. See you next month!

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