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Miles of fun on Saturday’s run


HEALTH, education and financial stability for folks throughout the county will be the beneficiaries of a major charitable group’s fun run in Texas City on Saturday, October 3.
United Way Galveston County Mainland’s Miles For The Mainland run will take place at Rainbow Park, 800 Bay Street, and will feature a certified 10k and 5k race, as well as a 1k kids fun run.
Event proceeds will be distributed among the group’s 31 partner agencies throughout the county.
Registration begins at 7:00am on the day and the kids’ 1k run begins at 7:30am, with the 5k and 10k events both beginning at 8:00am.
From 8:00am to 9:30am there will be family-friendly entertainment, including arts-and-crafts booths, face painting and a bouncy castle.
Registration costs $35 for adults and $15 for students and children and includes a T-shirt and goodie bag.
For information or to register, go online to

Kids’ fishing derby roars in

PULL OUT your rods ’n’ reels, kids – it’s Fishing Derby time again and this year there are more than 100 prizes!
On Saturday, October 3, children between the ages of four and 14 can take part in Texas City Lions Club’s 14th annual Kids Fishing Derby, a free event with prizes in five categories.
Registration will run from 7:30-8:00am at La Marque’s Highland Bayou Park, at 1801 Gulf Freeway, with fishing from 8:00-10:00am.
The five prize categories are longest fish, shortest fish, most fish caught, most unusual catch and best-looking fish.
The first 100 children to register will receive door prizes, so ask Mom or Dad to pre-register you today by e-mailing David Shinn at or Stephanie Maguire at with your name, a contact phone number, your age on Saturday and your city
of residence.

Sign up now for Second Start

REGISTRATION for Galveston College’s Second Start fall semester is in its final few days.
The college will be open for registration from 8:00am to 5:00pm each day from today, Wednesday, until Friday and from 8:00am to 7:00pm on Monday, when the semester begins and the registration period closes.
The Second Start classes, which end on December 17, include English composition I and II, environmental science II, federal government, US history I, music appreciation, introduction to philosophy, intro sociology and political philosophy, general
psychology and introductory sociology.
For information about registration, call the college at 409-944-1220.

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