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Luck & Load 2 G’Wiz: Galveston Wizard
YOU REPRESENT YOU
Ask For Teri Turrentine.
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also available:
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409-443-7587
Catering and Gift Certificates Available
10-6 Mon-Sat.
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2505 Market St, 77550.
“The Original Island
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Cash or Check only. Accepting Credit Cards Soon!
Of course you’re the
king (or queen) of
your world! (didn’t
you know that?)
Your goal is to be
a big winner in the
game of life. Lend
yourself as a “pawn”
and help in another
person’s game and
you will also be
sharpening pieces
on your own board.
Checkmate!
“You Still Don’t Know Jack’s?”
Check out Captain Jack’s full menu, view LIVE MUSIC event calendar, and
get your Captain Jack’s gear online at www.captainjacksbeachbar.com
Bring in Your Galveston Wizard to receive One (1) Free Appetizer
with 4 drink purchase. Limit one coupon per group per day. Not
valid with any other discounts or promotions. Offer ends 09/30/08.
at Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort
Happy Hour
4pm - 7pm
also, to make it even happier
1/2 price appetizers
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Work for a hotel or bar? UTMB, A&M
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50 cent draft beer after 7pm.
$1 off your drinks all day long
Industry Night Sundays
Parties of 4 or more
The entrance to this fine tiki beach bar, located on 17th and
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guarded well by two other prominent Captain’s and Jack’s.
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that you are always welcome at Captain Jack’s Beach Bar.
1702 Seawall Blvd.
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Linda Sivy
Mom, realtor’s assistant, part-time
wizard. Currently working in real
estate. Lives on the bright side.
Brandon Baughn
Some call him a hero, some call him
a menace... Joker or Batman, he is...
Baughn the Baptist.
Isaac Almaguer
Part boy, part dragon, Isaac likes to spend his
time searching the realm for ways to become
more professionally awesome.
ReRead Previous Volumes Online @
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Luck & Load 4 G’Wiz: Galveston Wizard
I just read you article “Gil Encourages Read-
ers to Seek Activities.”
I began playing fast pitch at the age of 5 for
the Lassie League in Galveston and since then I have
continued to play the game, except at a more slower
pace, slow-pitch softball. Your article mentions the
fields in Galveston...the only TWO fields left af-
ter one being demolished for the BHS/GC softball
teams. What I want to basically say is you are abso-
lutely right, there is not a decent field to play softball
on.....I know for a fact softball is still being played out
there but why should the people play on fields like
that. This Island has so much being built and they
can’t build a measily softball field where the condi-
tions are better and SAFER!!! It irritates me because
I want to play out here too but with the fields the way
they are I’m not wasting my time. There’s no open
concession, there are NO nice bathrooms and its so
dark out there who’d want to be there late at night??
My dad once told me that if I ever wanted to
fight for something that would benefit others then I
need to speak up...so here I am, speaking up and say-
ing what I feel needs to be done on the Island to keep
people here and put their money into the city instead
of putting thier money into another, such as League
City’s Big League Dreams. I’m a avid softball play-
er at BLD too but like most people here who are
BOI’s, I would like to put my money towards the
city that I grew up in. So with those words said, I
hope the city will consider to build softball fields for
everyone who wants to keep the game going!!!
-Brandy Daly Lockwood
******
Check out http://www.animalalliancetx.org/index.
htm Animal Alliance – great organization, please
check them out.
Thanks,
Belinda
*******
Hey David,
I took your “Worlds Easiest Quiz”. Nicely done.
Not so easy is it?
~Bryant
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Ping!
David! Wow a month already? Sorry I missed this
email and just dug up your card and found this!
Guess what? I’m heading in to Galveston tonight!
Or in the morning. Won’t be there over the weekend
but I will be there all next week. Will have to hook
up man.
Catch ya later!
-Mitch
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I am crazy at this new job at a retirement home.
WHy I chose to come here is beyond me..oh THE
MONEY! I hate it so much. I have been here for 2
weeks and I dread coming everyday. this is so not
for me. I miss the paper, the people...a computer!!!
This one here sucks! microsoft word 93...UGH!!!!
Anyways, I am busy busy busy. Never time to chat
or email even. I hate this place. The owners are very
nice people though. I guess i will stick around to see
how it goes. I will check out your stuff later on.
Thanks,
me
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David,
Here’s the recipe for chicken wings. (I believe in
keeping it simple when cooking.)
*Package of chicken wings - patted dry
*1 stick of real butter - unsalted
*1 package of italian salad dressing mix
*1 - 12 oz jar of Louisianna hot sauce
(This recipe is easy to adjust for the amount of peo-
ple you want to feed.)
Preheat oven to 375.
Place chicken wings on baking sheet in single layer
and salt and pepper if desired.
Bake 15 minutes then turn and bake another 10
minutes (till done).
While baking, place butter in sauce pan over me-
dium heat and melt, add package of italian dressing
mix and whisk till mixed, add jar of Louisianna hot
sauce (you don’t need to add all of it if you don’t
want to. I like mine hot!)
Put cooked chicken in large serving bowl and pour
enough sauce mix over them to coat well. Place
the remaining sauce in a separate bowl for use as
dipping sauce.
Serve with your favorite ranch dressing for dipping.
My youngest daughter used ranch dressing mix ac-
cidentally and discovered that it tasted great!
It is also acceptable to deep fry the chicken wings.
Drain the excess oil off before coating with the sauce
mix!
Signed ‘The KISS Cook’ ( Keep it Simple, Stupid!)
-PS...Let me know how you like them!
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Hey this FISH from Flying Fish Productions, we
spoke a few months ago......Would you have some-
one from your office give me a call.....(entermain-
ment news)... Regarding a band playing “poor Mi-
chael’s on the Strand”......looking to get some press
and a story on the band.The Band is called FLASH-
BACK - For more on the bandvisit www.myspace.
com/flashbackrockshouston
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
FISH 281.328.0337
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We would be very happy if you would add a link to
our club, the Galveston Fencing Club, on your publi-
cation’s website, Galveston Fencing Club
http://www.galvestonfencing.2itb.com/
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Let me know when you are ready to start building
my compost toilet!
-D. Stanowski
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Quest Log:
Let’s discuss possibilities.
Alternatives to Smoking
Public Access Channel
Wizard Takes an Art Walk
Understanding & Getting Grants
Office Space
Guide The Wizard with your wisdom. Help him on his way!
We’ve been to several of them, now we’re going to
figure out how to put ourselves and the Galveston
Wizard ON the Artwalk.
Surely there are people and organizations lined
up to supply grant funds to good ideas, good
people to bring the goods to the community.
The idea may be a rerun to some of you, but
how do we bring Wayne’s World to you?
Galveston Nightly News. (GNN), more...
Lets face it, a lot of people are hooked. But what
other habits and things can we take to replace
this smoking gun to have our lungs and pocket-
books thanking us?
The Galveston Wizard is on the lookout for a place
where readers and businesses can find us. What to
consider when finding a newer, better tower...?
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Galvestock
Island Disc Golf Wireless WiFi Galveston
Island Roller Rink
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Wtih many more to come... What quests are you on?
KBOI Island Radio
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(409) Zombie Movie Hotties of Summer Car Wash
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ARCHITECTURE PRESERVATION
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Restoration Architect and Firm Principal
www.parkinsonfield.com
GALVESTON TX 77550 - 4743 USA
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MOBILE 512. 426. 0802 24/7/365
Idea!
(Design accordingly.)
First of all, buy some listerine strips.
“Do you have a paper clip, sir?”
“But of course.”
(your breath isn’t THAT fresh)
Back to school invention.
Handy office organizer.
“Ba-Bamm!”
When empty, put your paper clips in there.
Talkin’ ‘Bout the Car Wash
(Ready for the next episode.)
We’ll be even more ready next time.
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shells - souvenirs - gifts
henna tatoos - hermit crabs
Celebrating 20 years on the island!
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showed up for our Hotties of Summer Car
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Our goal was to set up an opportunity to
meet you, the reader, and also a way for
us to provide just one more service to our
readers. Teaming up and continuing pro-
motion of businesses that have helped us
along the way was also part of our plan.
Mission: Accomplished.
It was definitely a car wash of epic pro-
portions, and it made for one incredible
afternoon for participants and celebrants.
If you’ve never seen a car wash with a
sports drink or adult beverage sponsor,
featuring a live dj, with soap, sponges,
flexing muscles and bouncing bikini’s ev-
erywhere, surrounded by delicious food
vendors, all there specifically to meet,
mingle, and have an awesome good time
with you, then you may not be ready for
our Phase 4 “Hotties of Summer Car
Wash”.
You can be certain that we will be ready
for our Phase 2. Special thanks to Good-
will for use of their parking lot and water
to make philanthropic dirty car owners
happy once again. And endless gratitude
for Linda, John, Sydney and Isaac, with-
out which none of any of it would be pos-
sible. Help us help them help you help ev-
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out! Check out our Secret Event, Page 8!
Though not Isaac’s preferred
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If you’ve ever only had enough food to eat once a day, or
you didn’t know where you’re next meal was coming from, then
you already know what it’s like... it sucks.
We were given 10 tickets to a Gleanings from the Harvest
dinner in response to us contacting them for ways to be of service.
We were able to rally 5 of us for the event...as many of our wizardly
friends were working other jobs or had already made plans for the
evening. But we rallied who we could to see what it was all about!
The Fifth Annual Hunger Awareness Dinner, held at the
Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church CLC, was infor-
mative and fun. Informative in that we learned a lot about the hunger
issues and poverty problems facing our area, and fun in that we were
able to organize a little group together for the night!
Little did the eventgoer know, but their tickets were divided
into three different colors, and we were all instructed to sit in our
ticket color section, representing the divergent economic conditions
of the world’s population.
Instead of us separating into our sections as our tickets re-
quested, we all opted for the yellow ticket color, which had more
than enough for us all. We joked and laughed as we sat down, still
elated from our raffle entries, (5 tickets for 5 bucks, you “bid” on
an item by putting a ticket in a bag in front of the item you want to
win...Lucky us???).
The joke was on us, however, as we were in the group rep-
resenting the low income group. plain beans and rice were headed
our way, while member from other ticket colors got shrimp salads
and were waited on by members of our own yellow group. How
does that make us feel?
Angry! “Why sahould they be eating so much better than
us? We’re just as capable!” (we role-played all too convincingly
with our bland beans and rice inspiring us into character.) “I’m go-
ing to ask for a raise, I’m going to demand change! I’m going to
inspire confidence in my abilities and learn new ones!”
We called off the revolution when they announced that
there was a large buffet awaiting us, donated by generous sponsors...
all is better with a full stomach (burp.) 4 out of 5 of us even won
raffle prizes, how lucky were we! We are due! (silent auction got a
little too philanthropic for our blood, but proceeds went towards the
cause.)
Not knowing where your next meal is coming from elimi-
nates your ability to focus on and pursue the big steps or opportuni-
ties that are available to you. Sometimes an individual just needs to
be shown one hint of kindness, one sign of compassion, to inspire,
uplift and recharge and overcome and work through a less fortunate
situation than yours. The community all wins big when we work
together towards a common good.
For Volunteer, Donation, or To See If You Qualify for as-
sistance please contact Mark Davis at 409-744-GFTH (4384) or
mark@gfthgalveston.org, also, learn more online at www.gfth-
galveston.org
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IN THE BEGINNING.....
There wasn’t a taxi in sight! That
is how this trip started. My flight
to come back and see y’all was very
early and of course it took forever
to fall asleep that night. I felt like
a 10 yr old on Christmas Eve. Yes,
its true, I have had a love affair with
Galveston for a long time.
So anyway, I knew I had a metro
car scheduled to pick me up, but as
the full moon was shining, I pressed
my nose to the cold window glass.
There was not a car in sight. 4:30
no car, 4:35 no car. I called them at
4:38- Dude, where’s my car? Sorry,
he says in a distinctive accent, we
don’t have your reservation. Great!
Now we have to pack up the kids and
move to Beverly. No, that’s another
story. Ha. At least Sydney didn’t
start screaming until I got out of the
my car and said goodbye.
KURTZ RENTALS……………...
(Sorry baby, you are gonna hate that
title!!! But its really funny!) Kurt
picked me up in the most beautiful
car I’ve ever seen. You looked at it
and got goose bumps. This is the
type of car that could turn a girl on
just sitting in the passenger seat, let
alone driving it for four days! Kurt,
I promise I’ll clean the seats! The
ride was amazing! In two days, I
drove back and forth 2 times, one
was in a horrible rainstorm, in rush
hour traffic and I could have cared
less. It was that good, the ride.
Get your mind out of the gutter! Of
course, that is where mine usually is.
Join the club!
Jaws…………………..
Back at the beach, the three of us
are sitting on our lounge chairs,
watching these two girls floating on
one of those inflatable chaise lounge
thingy‘s. They had a beer in one
hand and were wiping the sweat off
their foreheads with the other. No,
that was me wiping the sweat off,
it was 96 degrees outside. (felt like
105) It looked great until I imagined
a huge prehistoric great white shark,
erupting out of the water with his
mouth opened wide, clamping his
thousands of razor sharp teeth down
on the middle of the raft. Blood
spraying everywhere a la Johnny
Depp in Nightmare on Elm street.
Children scream, mothers clutch
babies to their breasts as they pull
kids out of the water. (Ever see two
sharks attacking like that? No..)
Finally, you see the raft slowly
sinking into the deep blue (I mean
tan) depths……… Where the hell
did that come from? Oh yeah, lack
of sleep! Remember, the title of this
story is Fantasy Island!
Hott, and McHard ………………
I think I stayed on the beach for 4
or 5 hours that day. Of course, it
turned out that Brandi had to work.
Detour in the plan #1. Thanks a lot.
My saving grace this weekend was
T. If it wasn’t for him, my weekend
would have been ruined. He told
me to go to H2O at the San Luis
Hotel and wait for him. Of course
I was all hot and sweaty from sitting
on the beach for quite a few hours,
but I was game. I pull up in the Jag
(always gets prompt service) and
Shawn opens the door for me. Valet
extraordinaire. I mosey around the
bar area to where the hotel guests
can sit on these great round daybeds.
I stumble upon this semi secluded
area tucked in by the doors and just
start chatting with this great couple.
It’s funny that when you open
yourself up (minds in the gutter?) to
all possibilities, you start to attract
the right people to you.
I’m just standing there trying to
decide what I’m going to do, when
I notice Susie and Doug. Of course
knowing me, I start talking to them
and discovered that they were
frickin hilarious. Susie even gave
me a myofacial massage on my head
since I had a whopper of a migraine
brewing. Two imitrex didn’t even
get rid of it! At first I was a little
resistant, (for about 5 seconds) as
I had to lay down with my head
in between her legs. For one brief
minute I thought what are people
going to think, looking at me like
that, then I remembered who I was
and decided not to care. Her massage
did the trick, for sure.
Beach boys (and girls)……………
It is such an indescribable feeling to
have nothing to do but dig your feet
into the hot sand and watch (people
get eaten by sharks!) dolphins
frolic in the waves. Or were those
surfers? That is another story, again!
I had to visit my other beach boy
Frankie down on the beach in front
of Float. That boy is one smooth
talker. If you think you got game,
go chat with him for a few. He has
a slight twang reminiscent of New
Orleans. Which by the way is where
his mother is from. His daddy is
Sicilian and is BOI, as is Frankie.
He started working down on Poretto
beach for Leroy Naschke when he
was only 16 years old. I think that
is where became addicted to the
beach lifestyle. You should see him
swinging (actually his beach girl was
swinging the hammock for him!) in
his hammock while his employees
run up and down the beach! He
does work his butt off , Ah, the life!
They are scurrying like crabs and he
goes, Hey Hope!, why don’t you and
$%^&& go get some food! Actually,
that is even after I went to Float to
get some smoothies! I tell you he
better be good and you know what
I mean…Ha! I felt like a gopher, I
guess he just opened that pretty little
mouth and we jumped!
Frankie is one bad a$$ MF! He logged
4 years in the Marines and spent
time in the Middle East, Egypt and
also Hawaii. Hawaii sounds a little
funny after Mombassa, but Frankie
was deployed to Mombassa after the
embassy bombing. I KNOW that boy
deserved to see the surf after those
“stops”. On September 2
nd
, 2001 his
tour was over and then he finished
his degree at a little private university
in Hawaii called Hawaii Pacific
University. His degree is in universal
human resource management so he
can “better handle his employee’s”.
He is also a funny MoFo. (I love to
swear sometimes, I don’t get to do it
around my kids. They tend to copy
everything you say! Swearing when
you write is even funnier as people
don’t expect it.) He basically “owns”
the beach from 19
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and has since 2006. Frankie also is
a beach genius, he noticed that no
one had hammocks and added those
to his inventory. Who wouldn’t want
to swing in a hammock, on one
of the most beautiful parts of the
seawall!!!!
During the summer months he works
his butt off and even I couldn’t get
him to go out! I’ll just have to try
harder next time…
Capt’n Jacks, Sky Bar, Ultra
Lounge and Buckcherry………….
Again, I was blown off by Brandi
Fantasy Island
by Hope Crenshaw
See Fantasy Island
Continues page 26
Kurtz... It was our pleasure being a driving billboard for them.
Luck & Load 10 G’Wiz: Galveston Wizard

A sliced carrot
looks like the human eye, the pupil,
iris and radiating lines look just like
the human eye...and YES science now
shows that carrots greatly enhance
blood flow to and function of the eyes.

A Tomato has four
chambers and is red. The heart is red
and has four chambers. All of the
research shows tomatoes are indeed
pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in a
cluster that has the shape of the heart.
Each grape looks like a blood cell and
all of the research today shows that
grapes are also profound heart and
blood vitalizing food.

A walnut looks
like a little brain, a left and right
hemisphere, upper cerebrums and
lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles
or folds are on the nut just like the
neo-cortex. We now know that walnuts
help develop over 3 dozen neuron-
transmitters for brain function.

Kidney beans actually
heal and help maintain kidney function
and yes, they look exactly like the
human kidneys.
Celery, bok choy,
rhubarb and more look just like bones.
These foods specifically target bone
strength. Bones are 23% sodium and
these foods are 23% sodium. If you
don’t have enough sodium in your
diet the body pulls it from the bones,
making them weak. These foods
replenish the skeletal needs of the
body.
Eggplant, avocadoes
and pears target the health and
function of the womb and cervix of
the female - they look just like these
organs. Today’s research shows that
when a woman eats 1 avocado a week,
it balances hormones, sheds unwanted
birth weight and prevents cervical
cancers. And how profound is this?
.... It takes exactly 9 months to grow
an avocado from blossom to ripened
fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic
chemical constituents of nutrition
in each one of these foods (modern
science has only studied and named
about 141 of them).

Figs are full of seeds
and hang in twos when they grow. Figs
increase the motility of male sperm
and increase the numbers of sperm
cells to overcome male sterility

Sweet potatoes look
like the pancreas and actually balance
the glycemic index of diabetics.

Olives assist the health
and function of the ovaries

Grapefruits, oranges,
and other citrus fruits look just like the
mammary glands of the female and
actually assist the health of the breasts
and the movement of lymph in and out
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cells. Today’s research shows that
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from all of the body cells. They
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epithelial layers of the eyes.
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GOD’S PHARMACY
Allow me to introduce myself, I am Dr. Daniel Hatmaker and I
work alongside Dr. John Massare. We are writing in to discuss health
related issues associated with Complimentary and Alternative Medicine
(CAM). This forum’s purpose is to educate readers about unique facts,
to invoke thought, to offer alternatives for healthcare, and to answer
any health related questions that YOU may have. For instance, many
people have questions on dieting properly, exploring weight loss fads,
learning about alternatives to treating disorders and disease, finding
which alternative medicine treatments are safe and effective, examining
clinical nutrition, learning more about rehabilitation…….the list goes
on and on. We encourage you to email the Galveston Wizard or us
with any health related questions or topics that you would like to see
published. In our first article, we thought we would start by sharing
some interesting facts we found on nutrition. Enjoy an excerpt from
this fun and unique read from the site (www.magicdragonfly2.blogster.
com/gods-pharmacy)
Disclaimer: The facts were taken from the Web site named above. These foods are not intended to treat or prevent disease. Please consult with your medical
provider about potential risks when consuming any of the above referenced foods.
In Good Health, Dr. Hatmaker and Dr. Massare. Hatmaker Chiropractic.
Email questions to: Drdaniel@Hatmakerchiro.com .Drjohn@Hatmakerchiro.com. or thewiz@galvestonwizard.com
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We had never met foot specialist
Dr. John Knecht before. In fact, we
weren’t even entirely sure how to
pronounce his name
at first. (Like “Con-
nect”) We did know
one thing, though.
It was time to get
our right foot looked
at, and we knew we
needed wizardly help
to get whole again.
We’d come to discov-
er early on in life that
our feet are wildly important to us
(as you may well already know),
and we knew that pain, discom-
fort and other signs are our body’s
way of saying, “Hey, you better ap-
preciate and take care of me now,
while it’s easier, or I’ll really crank
up the pain.”
Knowing this, we flipped open the
phone book and looked up podia-
trists. (foot doctors) Who
out there was to help us
help ourselves?
We were drawn to Dr
John Knecht’s having
over 30 years of experi-
ence. He is a Diplomate
with the American Board
of Podiatric Surgery, and
he handles all aspects of
medical and surgical care
of the foot and the ankle. He also
specializes in the medical and sur-
gical treatment of foot disorders....
sounded like our guy! All of this
AND his practice was conveniently
located on 39th Street. (1529 39th
St, on the Corner of Ave N 1/2.)
We had waited long enough, and
finally made the appointment. The
helpful staff made checking in a
breeze, and
after ob-
ser vat i on
and a quick
shot to the
ankle, dis-
tracted by
a soap op-
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Jeapordy,
and the latest celebrity gossip on
the television, we were all set to
go! Let the healing begin!
Call him at 409.762.6433 today to
get back out on your feet and back
to living whole! Thanks, John, you
really ARE an expert!
Juneteenth
Celebrating
A holiday tradition originating from
Galveston Texas always sounds like fun to us.
Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the
announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas.
So much to do, see, and learn on this day...we’d bet-
ter get moving to the action!
We were already missing the parade and
quickly made our way to the post-parade picnic. At
the Annual Annie Mae Charles Juneteenth Jubilee
Picnic, we met up with some dj friends, who were
soon to be headed off to Kim’s Place to perform
their next gig a few hours away...what to make of
the time? What is this cool Recreation center at this
picnic about? Let’s check it out while we’re here.
Wright Cuney Recreation Cen-
ter, the site of the post party picnic,
was abuzz with activity! Kids are
Great in 08 recreation programs
like swimming, tennis lessons,
basketball, volleyball, gymnastics,
arts, crafts computers looked like
great fun! Details on registration
for all activities, call 409.766.2140
A visit to the Galveston Afri-
can American Museum, found-
ed by James Josey, was long-
overdue for us...why not stop in?
So we did. Located on 35th and
Sealy, we found inside (and out)
an endless supply of interesting
facts and information on many
great African Americans
from our very own is-
land. Did you know that
Barry White was born
in Galveston? What else
can you discover there?
Finally we made our way to where our friends’
Culture Production Sounds Cool kats! DJ ser-
vice (409.497.1028) was playing. Kim’s Place
(763.5334) not only had djs, but also a full jam ses-
sion in action. A good day of celebrating of freedom
and equality for all. The
Quest for freedom has
not been an easy jour-
ney, and it may well not
yet be fully complete,
but Juneteenth was a
perfect day to celebrate
our progress together!
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The Gulf of Finland
…... So Marieke and I were living in
her downtown London Flat, atop the
YHA St. Pancras. The Kings Cross
tube station was the closest tube station
(only 5 minute walk away). From
there I could get any where in London
from this station. I was told that this
is why the terrorists targeted that
station. That was where everyone was
connecting to other lines, so it was the
most crowded. Anyway, it was now
December and it was my last month
in England. Marieke had bought us
tickets to Finland for a short vacation
before we went to Holland to visit her
family for the pre-x-mas Dutch holiday
named “Sinterklaas”.
We packed the night before,
and we left early the next morning. We
were standing out on the street, in the
dark, waiting for our taxi to take us to
the bus station. The taxi arrived and
took us to a bus depot somewhere in
London. We waited for about an hour
while I admired a nearby church. The
bus came, and half way through our
trip to Heathrow, I realized that I had
forgotten my passport. I couldn’t believe
it and I continued to hate myself all the
way to the airport. Marieke was so
patient and forgiving and never downed
me for it. I, on the other hand, was not
so forgiving. We got to the airport and
tried to see if there was anyway around
the passport, and of course there wasn’t.
So we made the trip all the way back
home with our bags. I bought us new
tickets to Finland, and we tried again
the next day. We arrived in Porvoo,
Finland the following morning, and it
wasn’t as cold as I thought it would
be. Being situated next to Russia, I
expected to be tromping though snow.
But it felt more like New Jersey in late
September. From Porvoo, we had to
take a train into Helsinki. We arrived
in downtown Helsinki and took an over
ground tram to where our hostel was.
This hostel was located near the cruise
terminal and close to the city center.
This hostel was also a YHA
hostel and Marieke worked there a
couple years back on an exchange
program. So when we got there,
Marieke immediately started chatting
up people that she used to work with.
It felt good to be in such a far away
place and knowing that my girlfriend
was familiar with the surroundings.
The following days we explored the
different cathedrals, shops, and sights
around the city. The streets were heated
so that the pavement didn’t freeze. This
was a luxury for shoppers and tourists
so that they could still walk down the
street in freezing temperatures. It
progressively became colder and colder
while we were there. The next day
Marieke and I took a boat out to an old
island outpost off the cost of Helsinki
called Suommelina. This was an old
Russian/Swedish fortress. It was so
cool that once you got off the boat, the
entire town seemed to have been frozen
since the 1700’s . Everything seemed
to have been untouched for hundreds
of years. There were also mounds and
caves all over the island that they used
to store munitions and troops. After a
few hours we went back to Helsinki and
settled down with a session in a sauna.
The next day we spent some time with
Mariekes friends, and then we set off
for Estonia. We took a passenger ship
across the Gulf of Finland, to Tallinn.
On our way across the gulf, we
were entertained with some Finish folk
songs and old people dancing to them.
After an hour or so we arrived. It was
night and we had to find our Bed and
Breakfast on foot. We walked out of the
cruise terminal to downtown. We were
staying in Old Tallinn, and apparently
we were walking around in new, run
down, Tallinn. We made our way
through twists and turns and then came
upon a colossal, medieval wall. We
passed through it and found ourselves
in a city practically untouched since
the 1600’s. Without the people and
cars, you would have sworn
you went back in time. We
walked through the center and
found our B&B. It was an old
house right in the middle of
Old Tallinn. The next day we
walked around and checked out
the many, many things to see.
I don’t know if I was caught
up in the visual history that I
was surrounded by or if I was
just caught up in the romance
of being somewhere new with
Marieke. But it only took a day
and I realized I was in love with
Marieke. Walking and talking with her
seemed like something new once it was
wrapped in a medieval eastern European
city. For some reason, our connection
became stronger. My feelings for her
became much more real. I now found
myself forgetting about the need to go
home and thinking more about what
I was to do once I left. We left there
a day later to go back to Finland. We
checked in at the terminal and had to
wait for a couple of hours. While we
were waiting we decided to sit near an
escalator and there was a large group
of Finnish people going up. According
to many sources, the Finnish are known
for prevalent alcoholism, and on these
boats you are expected to have to put
up with a bunch of drunkards. Well
this was my first experience, and would
soon prove to be an unforgettable one.
As we were sitting there
watching these Finnish people head
up the escalator, we noticed that at the
top of the escalator a drunk woman lost
her balance and fell backwards. As she
fell the hits just kept coming. One after
another, people started tumbling. It
took only a few seconds of a half smile
for me to realize I had to do something.
I dropped my bags and pushed past a
few people at the bottom and quickly
grabbed the last person from falling.
I had the weight of so many people
against me and I had to hold them all the
way up. As the fallen had reached the
top, they started crawling out of the
way. I had an old man leaning against
me and I had a woman by the back of
her coat. We got to the top and every
one began composing themselves. I
didn’t get one thank you from anyone.
If it wasn’t for me, so many people
would have been hurt. But they were
all drunk. So what can you expect.
At least I impressed Marieke. We
headed back to Helsinki and said our
goodbyes and did some last minute
sight seeing. We even took a bus ride
to another Finnish town that was in
the fashion of Old Town Spring (the
name escapes me). The day after we
took a RyanAir flight back to London.
I remember it was a late night flight,
and once we got on the plane most
everyone went straight to sleep. For
some reason, we lucked out and got
the most childish and unprofessional
group of flight staff ever. Abut every
15 minutes someone would play a
recording of a baby crying over the
intercom and none of us knew where
it was coming from until a passenger
had enough. She shouted at one of
the stewardesses and she gave the
cut it out signal to whomever was
behind the curtain. Assholes. So that
was a terrible flight. We got back
to Heathrow in the A.M. and had to
sleep on the floor. Luckily our flight
to Amsterdam was only in 4 hours.
by Thomas Graves
Caption: Me sawing some logs on the floor of
Heathrow Airport
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A RADIO STATION IN GALVESTON?
Who/what we can promote with radio.
by Elmer Luck
It’s a shame that Galveston doesn’t
have a local radio station. A radio
station to do high school ball
games and little league baseball,
A radio station to report news
and happenings in Galveston, a
radio station to stay on the air
during storms to report needed
information. A radio station that
serves the people of Galveston
County.
The Star of the Island KRTX 104.9
was serving the Galveston market
in the late 90’s, from the historic
Washington Hotel on Mechanic
Street, Where the Phoenix bakery
is... Their studios were next door to
George Mitchell’s offices. It sold
out to the Richmond-Rosenberg
Spanish station, also at 104.9 FM.
KGBC AM 1540 served Galveston
for many many years through many
storms. KGBC is located on Pelican
Island and has a huge generator, to
keep broadcasting when power was
out everywhere else. KGBC sold
to the Catholic Church and now
is Hindu, all India broadcasting
serving the Houston market.
There are no frequencies available
in the Galveston-Houston market.
That means all the spots on the dial
are taken in this market. So, the
best way to get a radio station is to
buy an existing radio station and
move it to Galveston. Or, look into
getting a non-commercial teaching
radio station at the local college like
Alvin Community College or Sam
Houston University. Or, get a low
power non-commercial Christian
station. The FCC has made spots
available on the radio dial in the
89.0 to 91.0 range for low power
non-commercial broadcasting.
It’s a shame that a town the size
of Galveston doesn’t have a radio
station serving the community.
Especially with our proximity to
the gulf… Galveston needs a radio
station!
-Elmer Luck
Elmer Luck has been in radio since
1969 and worked at both KTRZ
104.9 in Galveston and KGBC AM
1540 (With Vandy Anderson and
Tim Kingsbury). Elmer is currently
General Manager of KMVL AM
and FM in Madisonville, Texas.
You can email Elmer at elmer@
kmvl.net
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We are given the opportunity yet again to
promote the services of Kenneth S. Gluski’s
dental practice on 25th Street, a block off of
Broadway. Yes! This isn’t our first effort. Far
from it, we’ve come up with several concepts
to let you readers know about the services
available to you. The design concept created
by for this volume was a tooth relaxing on the
beach, with dental floss and toothpaste at his
side. Oh, that and a top hat on him. Voila! Their
running of an advertisement only helps them if
it reminds you to think about your dental health,
overcome your fears and procrastinations, and
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There is little doubt in most people’s mind that
one of the best lunch buffets on the island can be found
at Mario’s Ristorante. With 10-22 entrees, two soups,
pizzas, pastas, salad, fruit, and dessert bar, who can
blame them for loving it? In addition, their full menu
offers great selections to customers all day long.
Located in their new building, set back on the
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After the end of a tumultuous and
near farcical marriage, I came up
with an amphetamine-induced
idea to stick out my thumb and
hitchhike from my dead end, fu-
tureless hometown of Pratt, Kan-
sas to the west coast (namely Los
Angeles, California) with a friend
of mine, who shall remain name-
less.
Besides the break-up I had with
the cop-f*cking, coke wh*re,
there was also the issue of my
probation in Pratt County (which
I completely failed to comply
to) and a quickly expanding in-
volvement with and addiction to
methamphetamines; led me to the
decision to pack a few changes of
clothes, some toiletries and my
broken pride and take off.
I made this decision with my
nameless friend and we began our
journey on July 1st, 2005. Our
first destination was Lawrence,
Kansas, so as to visit a very good
friend of ours for a short time be-
fore the trip to California was to
commence. Little did we realize at
the time that our plans would be
changing very drastically after the
meth wore off and other ideas and
plans started to blossom.
Our old friend persuaded us (with
copious amounts of expensive and
very tasty weed) to stick around a
few weeks.
Eventually my nameless traveling
companion went somewhere else
and I got a job washing dishes at
a very lively, busy, and drunken
brewery/restaurant.
Before I knew it, I had hundreds of
friends and a plethora of incredibly
gorgeous women to fail miserably
trying to sleep with, not to mention
the better part of a year had passed.
I wasn’t even out of Kansas yet
and I really couldn’t see any rea-
son to leave. Soon after quiting the
brewery (it laughingly got in the
way of my partying) my nameless
friend (Let’s just call him Phillip
Onya, get it?) showed back up in
Lawrence, only this time he wants
to move to Corpus Christi, Texas.
“Texas?!#$?!, What the f*ck kind
of drugs are you on?” I asked Phil-
lip, “If you ever listened to me you
would know that outside of Mexico
and Prison, Texas is the last f*cking
place on Earth I want to visit, let
alone live in!”
He retorted by telling me of the
arrest warrant Pratt County had is-
sued for me, and I started singing
“God Bless Texas” in about 2 nano-
seconds.
So after a two month wait (for
my lease to be out), Phillip and
I hopped on a Greyhound for the
Gulf of Mexico and the Lone Star
State.
As it turned out, my lease ran
out about a week before our bus
was leaving. At that moment,
I went from a normal middle-
class/middle-aged white man to
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like-a-dead-squirrel-homeless-
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motherf*cker. So I had to bum a
tent from one of my better friends
in Lawrence and ended up sleep-
ing in a bunch of trees and poison
ivy vines. Luckily, I didn’t get
posion ivy, but unfortunately, I
did take three bites from a brown
recluse. No puns intended (ok,
it is on purpose), but that was a
REAL pain in my @ss.
I will make it to LA, I will make
things right, and I will make
things happen for myself. Some-
thing good will come of this, I’m
certain. I’ve just got to keep go-
ing on this journery until I get
where I need to be, . -rb
A Somewhat Epic Journey
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Bands, Fun and Good People. All day and all night. Scruz Loose will perform.
Monday thru Friday. 2pm-2am. Saturday and Sunday Noon -2am.
On the West End, Where the Seawall Ends.
Be sure to tell Segway Tours that you saw them in the Galveston Wizard.
“#1 Rated Segway tour in Texas”
“All-American”
(from the old Elbow Room)
We Cater To Bikers
409-750-9703
209 20th St. Galveston, Texas.
Victorian Renaissance Wonderland (allow 2 hours) $49.95 each person
This longer & more relaxed residential ride is like a pleasant drive through the
neighborhood. At Six Smiles an hour, we explore the East End Historic District
(designated a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of
the Interior). We see the magnificent Landes McDonough House, the 1903 Sa-
cred Heart Church, the amazing Bishop’s Palace, the JC Trube Castle, and much
more.
The Strand Ride (allow 1.5 hours) $39.95 each person
In this ride mingle with buzzing downtown Galveston on the Strand, formerly
known as the Wall Street of the Southwest. History comes to life here at Pier 21
. the Rail Road Museum . La King’s candy factory . the Tremont . and the Grand
Opera House.
The Alley Ride (allow 45 min) $24.95 each person
No history here... just some fun on the Segway. This is a shorter ride, for segway
enthusiasts, who just want a segway experience.
Evening Romance (allow 2+ hours) $59.95 each person
This is a limited ride, offered only on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.
We slow down for this event, a casual mostly downtown evening ride, which
features an orientation to available restaurants in the neighborhood, and is high-
lighted by a visit with our friends at D’vine Wine, for a taste of their finest. Max
parties of 4 on this ride. You must call to schedule this event.
Not since the microwave has their been an invention this cool, or this destined to go from relative obscurity to
Worldwide acceptance and usage. Much like the Spanish Conquistadors completed their travels on horseback
across Native America to the wonderment of the natives, so does the bold Segway makes it’s journey from the
future across the land. The friendly team at Segway Tours offers would-be futurists the opportunity to partake in
any one of many tours available and created by the Segway Tours team for your enjoyment. Worth every penny.
When you were born, you didn’t just stand yourself up and
walk out of the delivery room. Fortunately, the learning curve
for riding a Segway versus walking is not too overwhelm-
ing, but you still have to wear a helmet. (safe and considerate,
please). After a short training exercise within view of the Port
of Galveston, you and your group will then embark on your
epic tour of choice, conquering fear, learning, and having fun!
“With training, dedication, and
common sense, You too can
become a Segway Master.”
(Increased handicap accessible
ramps will increase the Segway’s
mobility as well. Let’s fix some of
those potholes for smoother riding!)
Receive instruction on how to ride in style
Tour Guide Insights at no extra charge
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Let a Galveston Segway tour, a unique experience of the Island
City, guide you to Galveston’s amazing architecture, as a profes-
sional guide helps you to transcend time and history, on a futuris-
tic human transporter. Call them at 409.762.2255 or make reserva-
tions online at www.galvestonsegway.com
Segway Tours is located at 100 Twen-
tieth Avenue in the Peanut Butter
Warehouse on 20th and Harborside.
For tour or purchase information,
call 409-762-2255 or go to their Web
site at www.galvestonsegway.com
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Where there’s smoke…
One a hot summer day, late June, I
looked to the west and saw smoke.
Huge plumes of it. GWiz made
it to the flames five minutes after
the smoke was sited. Benny, the
Jamaica Beach cop let me in the gate
before he blocked it off or either I
beat him in. The fire was at the State
Park Camp Ground (Bayside) and
it was really flaming. The ground
was on fire. With camera in hand, I
cautiously approached the Jamaica
Beach Firefighter who was making
an attempt to extinguish the earth
with the hose from a first response
truck. Trees were in flames, the grass
was turning black very quickly, and
smoke was billowing up making
a big ole mess of the blue sky. I
asked the very hot firefighter what
happened. And before he answered
me I was able to put it all together. I
saw the starting point of the incident
and realized that some moron didn’t
put out their campfire properly and
accidentally, unintentionally, and
carelessly started the fire where no
open fires should have been started.
No fire ring, no rocks, no dug out
hole. I hadn’t seen a blaze like this
one in Galveston since I was a kid
on the 4
th
of July, standing on the
Seawall with my family and watching
another moron shoot bottle rockets at
the empty field to the left of the old
Sea Arama. Hence, that field burn out
too. So, when the hottie began to tell
me what happened, I told him with
my eyes that I already knew. I was
allowed to stay and watch the city paid
professional do his job. Watching, I
began to think. I thought of how dry
the ground was since we hadn’t had
any rain in weeks, I thought of all of
the houses that were less than 500
yards to the east of the approaching
flames, I thought of the 4
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of July
and all of the fire works that would
be shot off like illegal rockets that
will ram blare, the California wild
fires, floor heaters, exposed electrical
wires, my house, my expired fire
extinguishers, how ugly the ground
looks after it is burned to dust and
how some people just don’t think.
Fortunately, the sirens of a much
larger, fast approaching fire truck
snapped me out of my turmoil. More
hotties went to work and convinced
me that they had everything under
control. Relieved, I took some shots
and left.
Two days later, while sitting
under a shady umbrella at Hummel’s.
I overheard some guy telling another
guy that the fire the other day was
just a burnout. I heard him say that
the fire department had set it. I heard
him talk as if he were there that day. I
just smiled and thought “Geez, what
a moron!”
Campfire Regulations/Burn Bans
Q: May I build a campfire in a state park?
A: Fires may be built only in campsite
grills, fire rings, or fireplaces. Some
sites allow only containerized fuel
fires. When warranted, burn bans are
implemented by county judges and/
or county commissioner’s courts.
Inquire when making reservations
or call the park for specific campfire
information. Waist-high grills/
ground fire rings are standard at
most developed sites, as are tables
and lantern posts. Some primitive
sites have fire rings; some beach sites
allow ground fires on sandy areas,
if approved by the park manager.
Firewood may not be gathered unless
authorized by the park manager.
Fireworks and explosives are not
permitted. Always make sure the fire
is completely out.
Staff
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Galveston Wizard Mixes it up at After Hours Chamber Meeting
Another Email from Christy at the Chamber let us know about the
Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 5p.m.-6:30pm “After Hours Mixer” at
The Eye Clinic of Texas on 23rd Street. We decided we’d be there
with bells on (figuratively).
Food, beverages and a bunch of business-minded people talking
shop. The possibilities were there and so were we. We made sure to
hand out copies of the latest Galveston Wizard to make sure poten-
tial G’Wiz fans could “see” the possibilities. (get it, at an eye clin-
ic?) We also talked shop with Amy a little while, after the crowds
had gone home. Would sure be cool to learn more about Laser Sur-
gery for the eyes. Goodbye contacts!? We’ll let you know more as
we do.www.ecot.com, 281-332-EYES.
P.S. We even won a door prize? Be
where it’s at, and let us know too!
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8907 Stewart RD. Galveston, Tx 77554
P. (409)741-2224 F. (409) 741 - 2121
“We Care About Quality”
Open 7 Days a week
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 12:30pm - 5:00pm
We offer a full line of storage needs:
Units as small as 5’ x 5’ x 4’ : For Books , Files, Luggage, or Pictures
Units as large as 10’ x 40’ : For full Home Contents or Small Business
Climate Controlled and Non Climate units
Computerized Key Pad for Coded Gate Entrance and Exit
24 - 7 Digital Video Recorded Surveillance
Property is very well lit
Property is elevated about 12 feet above sea level
On site Resident Managers
Moving Supplies : Boxes, Tape, Padding, Covers, Locks, Rope, Etc.
You have to put yourself out there and be where
people can see you. Why spend countless star
bucks when you can get out-of-this-world coffee
just down the road. Check ‘em out on 61st street!
We suppose the cleanliness of this bathroom could have been
way worse. We found ourselves wondering...”how is it even pos-
sible for someone to be this messy, gross, and inconsiderate?” It
IS your problem, though....but on a smaller scale (for now.)
Bear witness to the private wedding of a
Contact Custom-Bike Creator, Minister, and Part Tim-time pirate Brett at 281.381.3388
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The Courtyard:
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Tel:(409) 762-7900
2411 Mechanic Street, Galveston, Texas, 77550.
www.thebigeasynightclub.com
info@TheBigEasyNightClub.com
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We had heard so much about Clear Lake, that we decided to check it out for ourselves
and for our readers. We’d also heard they had been growing like crazy. Maybe, with
the right Clear Lake team in place, we could jumpstart a Clear Lake Guru, utilizing
all that the Galveston Wizard has learned, and inspire and grow their commuinty
with it (sound interesting? email us.)
So another town, or another area, over the Causeway and into the mainland. What
lies beyond Galveston County to the north? We’d better check it out! Calls, emails
and opportunity/possibility searches for this very issue you hold pushed the start
of the trip back to after 3 pm! Yikes! We still hadn’t eaten yet...gotta make lunch
fast...something exotic. Chick’Fil’A it is! (There is one also, we’ve reported, in the
hospital at UTMB too, but parking is a pain and pain is expensive!) So we asked the
people behind the counter... “Where is Clear Lake?” This would become a recurring
question as we attempted to see what exacly makes up “Clear Lake”, with a new
destination or direction given at each stop. We met many interesting and unique
people, learned a lot of facts and things about the area, and enjoyed all of the sights,
sounds, people and traffic. It seemed to us like this area also has huge potential for
growth. What were we looking for? What is one to do in an area totally unknown to
themselves? Find the wizards, of course. And while following the advice, instruc-
tions, and direction given by each of them, the real change was happening to us. We
were learning the area. We would grow to understand this new realm, it’s people, it’s
possibilities...all distant yet similiar to our own realm of understanding in Galves-
ton. Surely there are people in the now somewhat charted area of Clear Lake that
are just as filled with ideas, possibilities and viewpoints from their own realm. How
can we cultivate and learn from a relationship with this city? In the end, we drew
ourselves back into the “now” on our drive back to Galveston. In what ways can we
help Galveston and it’s community with positive growth and understanding? Where
are our Galveston Wizards? Who is ready to become an active participant in their
worlds? IT STARTS NOW. FROM WITHIN. AND WITH YOU. Clear Lake, like
Galveston in it’s county, is a mindset...so what should we set our minds to?
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Located Across from the Galveston County Jail
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by Scott Field
The surest sign of commitment to living on Galveston Island is to purchase a
home here. Yours truly did that in July, with a move-in date in the first week
of August. Yea!
Then, let’s talk about the huge stock of Victorian houses here that are desperately
seeking restoration and just plain love! This house at 1426 Avenue K is one
of them, and, it called my name out! So, I answered.
In 1895, a builder birthed triplets at the corner of 15th and K, a block away
from the Bishop’s Palace. Yes, three very similar 2
story houses with different front porch trim-outs.
Here we are, 113 years later, and these triplets are
‘a bit worn around the edges,’ having suffered
deterioration and disrespectful repairs in the
intervening years. Luckily, the basic good bones
are all there. My hope is that the gradual restoration
work to be done on the middle house will encourage
the other two home owners to realize their property’s
full potential.
Since many folks out there like the old houses, but are
perhaps overwhelmed by the amount of work that is
involved, and the order in which one might approach
the effort, this column will attempt to demonstrate how
you, too, might contribute to what makes Galveston
so desirable as your island home. And, I am moving
in with the house not fully finished….I will pay as
I go, doing the renovation gradually. Certainly a
demonstration project. Stay tuned!
Wm. Scott Field, AIA, is a restoration architect with over 25 years of
experience with Victorian building restoration. Inquiries may be sent
to the editor or to wsfield@att.net.
Krazy ? on Avenue K
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I moved to Galveston after Hurri-
cane Alicia. The only thing I knew
about Gavleston was Glen Campbell
had immortalized it in his cute little
song. At the end of the road I found
a rough, sleepy “live and let live”
town in which I sort of expect to have
something stolen and stop signs miss-
ing. The local joke was a professional
theft involved a pickup truck . NO
one living here remembers getting
a traffic ticket unless you did some-
thing really stupid.
In “83” all bets would have been
Galveston is in a perpetual recession
and it will never change. I needed a
baseline , a line in the sand that if it
did change, I would recognize it was
time to move on. I decided if I ever
got a traffic ticket it was time to go.
Well, not only did I get my ticket but
everyone in town has a brand new
ticket. It’s not the policemen. They
are just following orders and doing
their job. It is our new growth and de-
velopment. We are no longer taxed by
the $20 crack addict thefts but by the
$200 traffic ticket. We are now civi-
lized.
I was obviously innocent so I decided
to question the validity of my ticket.
After four trips to the courthouse and
many calls I got to turn in my ticket.
I checked the box “innocent and re-
quest a trial.“
I then received a letter stating that I
need be in court at 8 a.m. on a certain
day to plead my case.
As I sat in court with the lollipop,
thought of Thomas Jefferson which
states “better one hundred guilty men
go free than one innocent man be con-
demned, “ I noticed instead the prac-
tice was “better 100 innocent men be
condemned than one guilty man be
free.” Did I get that backwards? Not
at all. As I sat there and watched per-
son after person walk forward to the
district attorney or judge with an as-
suredness of innocence, I shuttered as
they all walked out guilty. How can
that be? Well, you get arrested and go
to jail. The next step is to talk with
the d.a. or judge. They immediately
say “let’s make a deal.” If we take
the time you spent in jail and apply
it to the fine, then we can let you go
today and you do not have to come
back. All you have to do is maybe
pay a little more to top off time spent
or if the time spent is enough then
you just plead guilty . If you do not
plead guilty you have to hire a law-
yer. For these offences the state does
not supply lawyers. Then you have
to come here at least one more time
and prove your innocence. I did not
say that they had to prove you were
guilty. I said you have to prove your
innocence. If by bad luck or by trying
to represent yourself, which everyone
knows is not a wise thing to do , you
end up with a guilty decision. Then
you may have to pay even more and
maybe go back to jail.. So what are
you going to do, my little chic-a-dee?
Of course you do not have money for
a lawyer and/or to take more time off.
Of course it is easier to plead and go
home. Most are young, apathetic and
naïve. They plea not realizing they
now have a criminal record to live
with the rest of their lives.
Far too many plead guilty just to keep
from going through the gauntlet of
proving your innocence.
After three hours it became my turn
to see the d.a. . He looked at my ticket
and said I had 3 choices. I could plead
guilty, plead innocent, or ask for a
deferment. No where on my ticket
had I marked any other option than
I pleaded innocent and wanted a jury
trial. I told him I did not come here
because I was guilty. I came here be-
cause I was innocent. Not that I felt
that I was innocent but because I was
innocent. I took out the photos of the
tree covered stop sign and he was im-
pressed. He stated I had a good case
but would not drop the charge. If I
was to pursue the innocent plea, then
I must get an appointment for a trial
with the judge.
Why was this step necessary? It
took me from my job. It clearly was
marked on my ticket that I pleaded
innocent. Was I going to be another
one of those sheep who folded by the
pressure of spending countless hours
waiting for the end of the judicial
gauntlet to prove my innocence? Yes I
was ! I went to the clerk desk and told
them I wanted a hearing. They smiled
and started to give me a date. Then to
make sure they understood me, I said
“make sure it is a jury trial.” I believe
in democracy. I believe in the people,
and if have to do a gauntlet to have a
chance to prove my innocence, then I
want the people to judge my case.
I agree that a jury trail for a stop sign
ticket seems excessive. I am a Thom-
as Jefferson American. I want every
person who walks into our court sys-
tem believing they are innocent to so
be respected for their beliefs in the
greatest system on earth processing
them with dignity and respect. When
they mark innocent on their ticket
they should not have to spend a day
in court trying to convince the sys-
tem that they want to plead innocent.
Those who plead innocence’s time
should be as highly valued as those
who work for the taxpayer who is
pleading innocent.
“The spirit of resistance to govern-
ment is so valuable on certain occa-
sions that I wish it to be always kept
alive. “. Thomas Jefferson
Anyone wishing to contact me, please
address email to “jury trail” in care of
the Wizard.
If you run a stop sign, and no one can see it, is it still there?
By Calvin Wehrle
Galveston, oh Galveston, I still hear your
sea waves crashing,
While I watch the cannons flashing I
clean my gun and dream of Galveston.
-G. Campbell
A window slammed shut on our hand...
And Paul Stuck a needle in our foot(?)
Fellow staffer Isaac was on the out-
side, holding the once-noisy-and-
gurgling, but now draining-heavily
window unit. He shortly reported,
“I looked up and saw that the win-
dow had closed down on your
hands, I saw that you had this
wild look in your eyes, and your
mouth was so open that I could
practically see your brain!” I
only knew that it hurt, then and
after. We did know one thing
for sure, we needn’t look any
further for a way to discover
Paul’s services more closely.
Our friend J. Paul Abadie, PT, L.Ac. with Abadie Acupuncture
Therapy, is now practicing Acupuncture, PHysical Therapy and
Oriental Medicine at the Mind-Bodyworkers facility on the Sea-
wall at 49th Street. He specializes in acupuncture, manual therapy,
and herbal medicine for treating pain, over-use injuries, headaches,
stress, insomnia and digestive disorders. He can also help with
smoking cessation, weight loss, asthma and allergies, menopause
syndrome and other womens’s’ issues.
Paul has been practicing holism in the Houston/Galveston area
for the past 16 years. He is a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, in
Chinese Herbology, and in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.
As a clinical instructor, he cur-
rently teaches student interns at the
American College of Acupuncture
& Oriental Medicine in Houston.
His private practice includes clin-
ics in Houston; and in Galveston,
where he has resided for the past
16 years.
To schedule an appointment or dis-
cuss the benefits of holistic health-
care, call Abadie Acupuncture
Therapy at 409/996-8808 or Mind-
Bodyworkers at 409/762-6463.
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Who did we finally call for the window unit? Why Kib-
be Appliance Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigera-
tion at 409.765-7111. Guess we’ll leave it off. for now.
Gotta stay cool under pressure. What other services are
available at Mind-Bodyworkers? View the full list of
services online at www.mind-bodyworkers.com
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2305 SAN FELIPE
HOUSTON, TX 77019
713-880-5220
MIND-BODYWORKERS
4920-D SEAWALL
GALVESTON, TX 77551
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Reflecting on the Adventure
by Susannah Holmes. Owner T.F. Hippie’s
“A special thanks to you, Suzannah, for all of the support, encouragement and fun in our times together. You have given us joy when we needed it the most. Your investment on a
personal level to Galveston’s community has been and will always be an inspiration to us. Readers would do well to support and encourage such forward-thinking people and busi-
nesses with their patronage and support! This means you, reader.” You rule Suzannah
A famous actress, Helen Hayes,
once said “My mother drew a
distinction between achievement
and success. She said that
achievement is the knowledge
that you have studied and worked
hard and done the best that is in
you. Success is being praised by
others, and that’s nice, too, but
not as important or satisfying.
Always aim for achievement and
forget about success.” Forget
about success? Definitely
easier said than done. I have
the desire for success, the drive.
When I first started the little toy
shop on Mechanic Street I was
entirely filled with the hope for
its success. I was so excited at
the prospect of owning my own
little business, the idea of being
my own boss. The idea was to
offer unique gift items and toys
that you couldn’t find at any
big, monster retailer. Working
with my mother, a former retail
manager with over thirty years
experience, we forged a plan
to give Galveston something
different, something special. We
opened our funky little shop just
off the beaten path, marketing
ourselves as a toy and gift retailer
for all ages…something fun for
everyone. The challenges were
many, the location not ideal,
and we struggled consistently
to become known in Galveston.
Customers who walked in to
our shop constantly praised us.
They would say how cool and
fun we were. They would walk
around the shop laughing and
playing. The praise they gave
us felt earned. The compliments
and attention we were paid were
rewarding, but eventually the
effort outweighed the return.
Our business had become
cumbersome, no longer offering
the incentive it once had. I can’t
say what went wrong. All I can
say is we tried and we had an
amazing adventure doing so.
The achievement of owning a
business, the knowledge that we
studied, worked hard and did
the best that was in us has been
obtained. The success came
from the smiles on the faces
of our customers, the kids who
were rewarded with that special
toy from our shop, the people of
Galveston who appreciated us
and what, for a short time, we
offered this community. These
things will never be forgotten.
T.F. Hippie’s may be closing
but the memories will remain.
Thank you for the opportunity
to talk Galveston Wizard, and
thank you the people we worked
with, the customers, our fellow
business owners and friends for
a real good time. We will miss
it! Peace, Love and Toys.
“A special thanks to you, Suzannah, for all of the support, encouragement and fun in our times together. You have given us joy when we ne
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We all read that high
food and gas prices are straining
household budgets. The problem
is that many of us do not have a
budget for our household or for
our business. Making a budget
gives you the opportunity to
prioritize expenditures. Instead of
reacting to a shortfall by running
up credit card debt or cutting
out expenditures like training
or advertising that could help
you increase your value in the
marketplace, budgeting allows
you to plan the expenditures.
There are many ways to
create a budget. You can build
your own spreadsheet, buy
sophisticated software or create
a manual system with labeled
envelopes of cash. From the
Microsoft web site, you can
download free budget templates
or sites like the American Institute
of Certified Public Accountant’s
360financialliteracy.org have
free calculators and other tools.
Whichever method you choose,
you will need to start with
estimating all the money you
take in and all that goes out.
Some experts suggest keeping
or creating a log or diary of your
expenses, but estimates can work
to start. Remember to budget for
expense that do not recur each
period (week, month, pay period)
like annual insurance premiums,
automobile inspections and
registrations, and vacations.
Don’t panic if the first
version of your budget shows
expenses greater than what you
take in. This is where prioritizing
and planning takes place. For a
personal budget, you may have
to make some hard decisions like
how many Lotto tickets you really
need when the odds of winning
are 1 in 26 million. Ideally, you
want to cut discretionary expenses
without cutting out expenses that
protect your future (For example,
insurance, rainy day or retirement
savings) or invest in your future
(For example, new suit for a job
interview, advertising campaign
or equipment for your business).
If you’re an entrepreneur,
advertising during an economic
downturn may actually give you
an advantage over competitors
who have battened down the
hatches.
After you have created
your budget, it is important
to monitor it. With today’s
technology, you can see banking
and credit card transactions
online almost instantaneously.
By monitoring the budget, you
can see which estimates are
incorrect or which categories of
expense are increasing. Don’t
think of monitoring as a report
card that you have overspent in
a particular category. Instead,
use the new data to adjust your
budget going forward. When you
began to pay attention, you’ll
notice additional items that you
can cut back. Start looking at
the interest rates on your credit
cards, credit card annual fees, and
bank fees. Do you really need
all of the magazine subscriptions
you have? How about checking
books out from the library instead
of buying new ones? Have you
ever shopped for electronics or
jewelry at the pawnshop? The
selection may surprise you.
Another opportunity is to take full
advantage of discount programs
offered by your employer or
professional organizations. And
remember, if you are able to
invest, you may actually find
some great bargains during a
downturn.
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and Chanel. It wasn’t their fault, as
both ended up having to work, so T
was gracious enough to escort me
around town, again. We started the
evening off at Captain Jacks, and
boy am I glad. It has a very relaxing
atmosphere and the manager Abe is
a Riot. He shocked me when he
told me how old he is. I won’t say
exactly how old, but damn he looks
great!
Speaking of a devil, go see Brandon
at Sky Bar. If you haven’t been
there, it has a great sushi bar and
they even make a great mohito. I
know, mohitos and sushi don’t
seem to go together but you’d be
surprised what goes together well
when you are in a great mood. The
bar is basically one long mirror
and it reminded me of the movie
Rising Sun, you can imagine naked
people (yes, naked and we can‘t
discriminate between the sexes)
laying on top of the mirrored bar
being used as sushi plates, banana
leaves covering pertinent areas!
No chop sticks please! (I didn’t
know I had a kinky side). We really
didn’t move from the bar as I was
mesmerized by the devil in all black
with dark eyes that peered into your
soul. This guy could send shivers
down your back with one glance!
And yes he did!
Have you noticed the Illegal (was
it ever legal?) Human Trafficking
signs around town? What is that all
about? I KNOW what that’s about,
but I’ve never
seen signs like that
hanging around
bars in Michigan!
After Sky, we
finished out our
night at Ultra
Lounge in the
VIP with certain
members of
Galveston’s chic
crowd and partied
like rock stars with
rock stars. We were
hanging out with
the lead singer of Buck Cherry!
Lap dances were going on and no, I
wasn’t the one giving them! Shoot,
I should have asked for one. I just
like to hang low key! Yeah, sure!
So, we are not lying when we say
we partied like rock star’s that
nite!!!!! Oh the life I live, sooo
boring, I can’t stand it! Someone
wake me up, actually, don’t. I like
it here! I’m afraid this is all going
to end all too soon…..Life is just a
fantasy……
Momentum Jaguar, Polo Girls
and Muther Chukker…..
Finally, the moment I’ve been
waiting for, Polo at the Houston
Polo Club. If you remember, last
time I was unable to attend because
I partied to much and lost my voice!
This is their 80
th
anniversary and
they don’t look a day over 60. HA.
Momentum Jaguar and my buddies
Kurt Houser and Jimmy Olguin
(Jimmy is the Sales Manager) have
a section next to the field and they
also sponsor the half time divot
stomping. Yes, just like in Pretty
Woman! I told Kurt I would help
with the half time festivities and I
think I managed to pass out a few
glasses in between talking and
sipping wine!
I loved watching these well
muscled, sleek ponies, their coats
gleaming in the afternoon sunlight.
It was beautiful to watch the way
they high stepped around each
other, like military maneuvers. You
could almost hear the Mongolian
warriors yelling war cries as they
rode the steppes of Asia. Wait, that
was the announcer making witty
comments about the players, Don’t
think I didn’t notice you looking
at me! (By the way, you are quite
funny.) You could imagine that the
mallets with a bamboo shaft and a
hardwood head (sounds like fun!)
were actually clubs and swords.
Lara Bell of Wild about Houston,
on 55 KTBU-TV, Hey Lara, when
are you going to have me on? Ha-
ha! I even made a new BFF, (next to
Brandi of course) Lily. Lily is one
hot chick, she has gorgeous green
eyes and blonde hair that women
would kill for! She owns a great
event planning company in Houston
called Lily’s Events, I can’t wait to
be able to hire her for my birthday
party! Next life maybe…I really
wish I could divulge what her first
few words to me were, and they
were hilarious.
After polo, Kurt and I got a $30 filet
mignon to-go from Papa’s. Ask him
why we got it to go… We then went
home and passed out! The good
life! I left the next day and really
hated to leave again, of course,!
But it was a wonderful four days on
Fantasy Island!! See you soon…
Hott and Mchard enjoy the Galveston Wiz-
ard Periodical, Volume #12, online now.
Hope (me) and Lily pose for a
picture.
The Silk Stocking National Historic District
2nd Annual
Spirits of Silk Stocking
Halloween Party
Saturday, October 18, 2008
8pm - midnight
1877 Tall Ship Elissa
And Texas Seaport Museum
Full Bar - Hors d’oeuvres - Silent Auction
Costume Contest - Door Prizes - Tarot Reader
$40 per person/ $70 a couple
For ticket information contact Silk Stocking
At silkstockingdistrict@hotmail.com
Or visit our website www.silkstockinggalveston.org
All proceeds benefit the beautification of the Silk Stocking Neighborhood

Island Style
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Owner
(409)443-8178
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On your home or business.
Schedule us for daily, biweekly, weekly, bimonthly
or monthly, or every-other-month cleanings.
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Be Bonafied.
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Look for Baughn Sport for Men.
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OK. We will!
And we did. School is starting again for
people of all ages. Many people talk of
going back to school, and still more reach
the time when they decide that they must
continue their education to get a de-
gree, and ultimately a better paying job.
Late registration? What interests you?
Whoa there, one thing at a time. First,
to attend Galveston College you must
go to Admissions and get registered,
then you are counseled to help put a
degree plan together. After that, they help
you to work out your financial aid. Then, its
up to you to learn and have fun. Go try it!
Some other things we saw along the way...
Work out mind AND body!
More than 50 online Classes
Computer Science, English, History, Govt. Math, More.
Free Tutoring and Cyber Cafe
(Culinary School Selling Pastries)
Must have college id to utilize all these facilities
Show your
G.C. spirit!
The Galveston College Bookstore now
offers required art supplies for the paint-
ing and pottery classes. Take 10% off
your non-textbook purchase with this ad.
The Galveston College Foundation exists to support and enhance the ability of Galveston College to accomplish its mis-
sion of improving people’s lives through lifelong learning. The traditional sources of funding available to the college (state
funding, property taxes, tuition and fees) are not enough to provide for all that needs to be done. The Galveston College
Foundation provides opportunities for any individual, company or other organization to make a difference in our community
by supporting Galveston College. There are many ways that you can assist the College to fulfill its vision of being.
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Tourists! It’s a word I have heard used a lot
on the Island. I have heard it said in many
ways. In a tone of expectation from those
who rely on the income theygenerate. In a
tone of respect to those who wish to travel
and never have. In a tone of frustration
for those who have to deal with them
on a daily basis. In a tone of disgust for
those who have to clean up after them.
In a tone of resignation from those who
don’t have a choice. It wasn’t too many
moons ago that I came as a tourist to
Galveston Island. Like many others who
came before me, dating all the way back
to the earliest settlers like the Karankawa
Indians and the pirate Jean Lafitte, I too
fell in love with the Island. I know now
what caused me to do so. The escape from
reality. The ocean. The laughing gulls, the
dolphins, the waves that lull you to sleep.
The friendly people. So, like many others
before me, I packed my bags and hurried
to Galveston Island hoping…..for what?
To escape from reality? Because reality
sets in very quickly and you find out you
can’t live on dreams or on the back of the
dolphins, or riding the waves that lull you
to sleep. And the laughing of the gulls can
sound like mockery when your wallet is
empty.
It’s fun to be a tourist and travel to new
places, see beautiful places and sunsets
in towns you’ve never seen before.
People are always friendly when they are
pocketing your money. Wine and food
taste better when you aren’t the one doing
the cooking. And we all love it when we
don’t have to do any of the clean-up.
I think what it all boils down to is respect.
We need the tourists to respect the world
we live in and help to keep
it clean. We need to respect the right of
the tourist to go somewhere else if they
aren’t happy in the establishment.
We need to respect tourists while they
have an opportunity to play and escape
from reality. We need to take the time
to become a tourist. With the high price of
gas and cost of living, you have a unique
opportunity to explore your own town. It
doesn’t cost that much to visit something
you’ve never seen before. We all put off
visiting areas that are right around the
corner. Pretend you are coming from
England or Maine or France and visit
your own Island.
Take pictures, laugh and enjoy the land
you live on. It can be a memorable and
rewarding experience you will never
forget!
G’Wiz Web site
by david & chris
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We were recently given the
opportunity to join in the
celebration of the birthday
of a special friend of ours.
Alfredo was celebrating his
42nd Birthday with all of
his family and a few close
friends. Good food, cold
beverages...and what’s
this? A Mariachi band?
Muy bueno! A Dora pi-
nata with a taped photo
of our b-day boy was
handled well...that is, un-
til he smashed it to bits
until candy came out of it. The kids
loved it, at least.
Feliz Cumpleanos,
my friend, and to
many, many more
good times, laugh-
ter, family, friends
and fun.
Event Photography is available. $300, includes a write up of the event in our next volume!
Videography also available. Call or email us for more details at 409.621.2864 or thewiz@galvestoniwzard.com
Alfredo celebrates his birthday with family & friends
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
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It was a Saturday night. June 21st to be more specific. A local entertainer
was going to be performing a sold out show at the Strand Theatre, located on
Mechanic Street...we’ve also got a Post Office on Church Street, we reasoned.
The show rained out a few ticket holders, with
some of them coming from as far as Houston to
partake in George’s antics on stage. Audience
participation was encouraged.
George Douglas Lee, “Guilty...With An Expla-
nation,” was a unique performance by George in a 2+ hour set of impromptu
jokes, observations, skits and songs he’s written. (www.cdbaby.com/all/george-
douglaslee) or digital download on iTunes. His aim? To help promote and ensure
that the doors to the wonderful theatre remain open. Other forward-thinkers,
like Tony Dabney with his silent cou de ta film series, have been creating and
promoting uses of the theatre to breathe fresh life into the theater as well. Call
866-Strand-5 for ticket information.
Revisited and Upgraded.
“She hit me like a ton of bricks”
Island Bicycle Day well worth checking out!
What you will be able to do.
“What else do you want to do?”
Get your mouses over there!
Explicit Volume Breakdown. What categories or sections
do you want to explore?
Interactive site with easy to navigation formatting.
Superlative Web Resource system.
No Chalky Aftertaste.
Online Merchandise Center. (Show your love!)
wizard.com
Pics from the Galveston Bicycle Show. Kenny Ashley won first place
in Muscle Lowrider category. Suny Robinson took second place in
the Adult Bicycle Category. Pictures of the Show. Just in case you
need pictures of the show, I have a few. Talk to ya later!!!
-Suny
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Our friend Joey
(page 2) with
Island Cycle
Repair and our
other friend Brett
worked into the
night to have this
Galveston Wiz-
ard “Press Pass”
bike ready for Bi-
cycle Day. It was
later determined
that “Press Pass”
was probably too
cool, so the bike was not entered into this years
judging competition to ensure a fair chance for
the other bikes...We hate to see grown bicycle
enthusiasts cry. Upgrades, like a kick-stand and
actual hanging “Press Pass” from the front will
make it good for both news and fun chasing.
PARENTS!
ATTENTION
Recently Galveston EMS participated in the 2nd Annual Galveston Bicycle Day
that was sponsored by the Historical Galveston Downtown Partnership. The
HGDP donated children’s bicycle and extreme sports helmets to Galveston EMS’
Bike Team to be given away free to children accompanied by parents during the
event. Because of the generous donations, Galveston EMS was able to fit fourteen
kid’s with helmets and provide some bike safety tips. Also present was Galveston
Police Department, who provided on-site bike registration. Local bicycle shops
had bicycles for sale and at least one offered bicycle repair on site. All-in-all it
was a very enjoyable event down on the Strand as the weather was almost perfect
and the sound of music, as performed by some local artists, echoed throughout the
Strand district. Whereas I cannot speak for the event’s organizers, as a resident I am
encouraged to see that local business are involved in the safety of our children.
As a BOI, I was happy to see the skate park open at Menard Park. It seems to be
very popular with the kids. However, I have observed that very few of the kids were
wearing proper safety gear ( i.e. helmet, gloves, elbow or knee pads, etc.). Though
it is not a requirement, I think it is a good idea. Galveston EMS does still have both
bike and extreme sport helmets left, anyone (for a child) that needs one can get one
at no cost.
Always Safety First,
Thomas Leigh
Galveston EMS
409-765-2504
Justin tries on a helmet as mother
Yvonne Bodenburg looks on at
the 2nd Annual Bicycle Day. Justin
won best decorated bike in the 8 - 12
year old category.
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Something Hit Close to Home?
Life In the Not-So-Fast Lane
by Gil Valdez Jr.
I recently took a trip to Aus-
tin for a few days to relax with my
girlfriend and to celebrate her sister’s
birthday. While packing for our trip
we decided to take our bikes along
with us. Both of us have been using
our bicycles more and more for obvi-
ous reasons as transportation across
the island, for exercise, and for gen-
eral entertainment. With her sister
living less than 3 miles from Towne
Lake we figured it would be great to
bike down to the park. As we started
our ride the first thing I noticed was
the bicycle lanes. This is not the first
time I have seen these but it got me
thinking about why Galveston has not
implemented this type of safety for its
bike riders. As we rode there were ar-
eas where the lane ended but it was
obvious that more lanes were in the
process of being constructed. It was a
very comforting feeling knowing that
I did not have to worry about careless
drivers not watching for or consider-
ing the safety of bike riders.
In order to appreciate this
you have to know what it is like to
ride in Galveston. With traffic at its
peak right now, less attentive drivers,
tourists, and plain ole’ inconsider-
ate drivers it is sometimes dangerous
to ride a bike in Galveston. I myself
have been the victim of one or more
of these types of drivers, yes that is a
crosswalk you are blocking buddy! At
times just crossing Seawall Boulevard
can be a very dangerous thing to do.
The dangers of riding a bike on city
streets are apparent so why are there
no designated lanes for bikers? Why
when there is an obvious explosion
in bicycle sales and bicycle traffic
is there no discussion of bike lanes?
People buying bikes, renting surreys,
renting bicycles, or other non motor-
ized forms of transportation need a
safe lane of their own, at least on the
major streets and scenic avenues.
The Seawall makes for a very
scenic ride but can get pretty hairy
sometimes. People who set up camp
on the sidewalk, who don’t pay at-
tention their children, inattentive
people, and folks wearing headphones
can make for one hell of an obstacle
course or worse a tragic accident. Just
the other day my girlfriend was rid-
ing home from work in Bolivar when
she came up behind two other bik-
ers who were waiting to pass a group
of people walking and taking up the
width of the Seawall sidewalk. She at-
tempted to help by ringing her bell to
alert the group that bikers wanted to
pass. The group ignored her alerts and
continued to block the way, even mak-
ing a few rude comments! The two
gentleman in front of her attempted to
jump the small curb to pass the group
by riding through the parking lanes.
The first man made it and was nearly
hit by a car pulling into the parking
lane, the other fell trying to negotiate
the curb and hurt himself badly. Just
another example of the tribulations
facing bicyclists on the island, thanks
rude people!
As if that was not enough a
new class of idiots has popped up in
the wake of internet stardom and sites
that promote filming and then posting
pranks. While riding to the east end a
couple of weeks ago I was assaulted
by 2 teenage boys about 15 years of
age. I was riding east as the two boys
were heading towards me. They split
up and took positions on my left and
right in what I thought was a nice ges-
ture to let me pass. As they passed
me the boy on my right threw a cup
of liquid at my face! Not only was I
temporarily blinded, but I nearly ran
off the Seawall! I was so shocked
that I stopped momentarily to think
about what had just happened, was it
water, urine, or something more sin-
ister? Honestly I can’t think of any-
thing much more sinister than urine,
I would rather deal with acid! I was
so upset that once I regained my bear-
ings I tried to catch them to give them
a piece of my mind or a whole foot. I
was even more furious when I start-
ed to give chase and my pedal broke
leaving me stranded 70 blocks from
home in 98 degree weather. Luckily
Jeff over at Island Bicycle was in and
had my bike back in working order in
a day, although the little degenerates
who “got” me cost me the price of the
repairs and robbed me of an otherwise
lovely day. After telling this story to
a couple of others I learned that I was
not the only victim of this sort of inci-
dent. Supposedly this happens several
times a month not only to riders but
runners, walkers, and even women
walking their young ones! What’s
next, these same kids running people
off the seawall because they think its
funny?
As gas prices continue to rise
and the search for alternative fuels
continues to take the slow route, more
and more people are turning to bicy-
cles. This will inevitably lead to more
bike traffic and the need to protect
those riders. As always the responsi-
bility starts with the parents when it
comes to teaching safe riding habits
and rules of the road. For more expe-
rienced riders, if its has been a while
do some research online to brush up.
Once you are comfortable just make
sure you are always alert and ride
defensively. Nowadays it seems that
folks have forgotten that pedestrians
and bikes have the right of way and
that crosswalks are actually used by
us.
If you are a bike rider be care-
ful out there. If you feel the same let
it be known, you have a voice! I think
its high time that Galveston take some
initiative in protecting its citizens and
visitors alike by installing biking only
lanes for those of us who depend on
our bikes for a multitude of things.
Questions or Comments?
gil.valdez@hotmail.com
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Emission Repair Facility.
Up to $600 in free emission repair for those who qualify.
SPECIAL PRICING ON ALL TRUCK/AUTO ACCESSORIES.
SUMMER A/C CHECK
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Mon-Fri 9-5
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Continuing On Down the Trail.
The Galveston Pub Trail is essential-
ly a group of bars offering thirsty patrons a
wide range of atmospheres to kick back and
speak easy (or not). Each bar holds it’s own
weight, but in different categories.
In our previous volume, we talked of
Busker’s Sports Bar, with it’s specials such
as $5 Pitchers and Beer Pong on Wednesday.
Olympic and Sports Fans should race to Bus-
kers like Michael Phelps swims towards the
gold.
The Next two stops on our Trail were
Old Cellar Bar and Molly’s, two distinct bars,
each with their own personalities and styles,
linked together near the back like Siamese
twins. Nothing can stop the bargoer from en-
joying thier time at these two places, except
the individual themselves. Next on Galves-
ton’s Pub Trail? Where nearby can one grab
a Le French Dip and Jalapeno chips at this
late hour? We wonder if Lindsay’s working...
Old Cellar Bar (OCB)
2015 Postoffice St.
Galveston, TX 77550
(409)763-4477
Look what happened when we
left our camera unattended with
bartenders Ashley and Arlessa!
We’ll never do THAT again!...
wait, yes we will.
Old Cellar Bar has pool tables. Throw
down some quarters and rack ‘em
up. Also, free steel tip dart usage to
patrons with good aim at Molly’s
next door.
Outgoing bartend-
ers and friendly ser-
vice. “How are you
doing?” asks Danny
politely and uninva-
sively at OCB.
Check out
their monthly
beer specials!
Rumor has it that-
some guests even set
up PS2 Guitar Hero
or Madden on Sun-
days...sounds fun!
Every Wed
$2.50 U-Call-It!
Thursdays
Big Ass Beer Night
23 oz draft beer.
$2.50 domestic, $3.50 most imports
*Find detailed information on all Galveston Pub Trail Offerings at Galveston.com
Molly’s Pub
2013 Postoffice St.
Galveston, TX 77550
(409)763-4466
Bobbie works days at Molly’s. She can serve
you one of more than 60 beers on tap. You’ll be
the one with tears on tap, however, if you chal-
lenge her at chess or uno. She’s working on a
“Draft Sampler” concept to be pitched soon.
You’ll be a draft connoisseur in no time.
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Ghosts of Galveston
Date: October 1st - 31st
Time : 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Ashton Villa House Museum 2328 Broadway
Admisson: $7 for adults, $6 for students
For more information: http://www.galveston.com/ashton-
villa 409-762-2475
“Are We Haunted?”
Special October Tours at Ashton Villa highlight legends and

ghost stories of the mansion.
Art in the Park
Date: October 4, 2008
Time: 10a.m.-6p.m
Location: Saengerfest Park (23rd Street and The Strand)
Art in the Park is an open air market event on the Strand. It is held
on the first Saturday of the month from March through October.
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11th Annual Downtown Lofts Tour
Date: October 4-5, 2008

Time: Noon-6p.m.
Location: Historic Downtown District

Ticket Price: Advance tickets $15.00; Day of event $20.00
For more information: 409-763-7080
Take a tour of some the most charming historic buildings within
the downtown area.
ArtWalk
Date: October 11, 2008
Time: 6p.m.-9p.m.
Location: Galveston’s Historic Downtown District
For more information: www.galvestonartscenter.org
409-763-2403

ArtWalk is Galveston’s free evening in celebration of the visual
arts. Galleries, restaurants and other businesses open their doors
to host artists from all over the world and welcome visitors.

Calendar of Events
For a Complete List of events visit:

www.galveston.com

or Call:

888-GAL-ISLE
Oktoberfest
Date: October 25, 2008
Time: 10a.m.-6p.m.
Ticket Price: Free Admission
Location: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2415 Ave G.
For more information: 409-762-8477
This fun, family festival tradition will feature
authentic German food and beverage, live entertainment,
quality arts, craft and gift booths; games, auction, children’s
activities, and much more. Admission is free.
ARToberFEST
Date: October 25-26, 2008

Time: Saturday: 10a.m.-6p.m.; Sunday: 10a.m. to 5p.m
Location: 21st and 23rd and Postoffice Street
Admission: $3.00 for Adults; Children 12 and under FREE
For more information: www.artoberfest.com

Description: Galveston’s premier art event! The Island’s

hospitality and the relaxed atmosphere provide a beautiful

setting in which to enjoy the wide variety of original art in

all media.
Lone Star Motorcycle Rally
Date: October 30 – November 2, 2008
Location: Historic Downtown District
For more information: www.lonestarrally.com
281-597-8800
Description: Come down to Galveston Island as more than
400,000 motorcyclists descend on Galveston for a weekend
of showcasing some of the finest machines known to man.
This year’s theme is Pirates and Halloween.
Movie Nite on the Strand
Date: October 4, 2008
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Ticket Price: Free
For more information: www.galveston.com
Options for date night or an evening with friends just increased for
residents and visitors to Galveston Island. Downtown visitors can
now enjoy monthly Movies on The Strand at just after sunset. This
evening’s movie will be Psycho.
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