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Posted by Galveston.com on Thursday, January 15, 2015
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The Island has a multifaceted economic base with expanding job markets in tourism, the medical field, marine-related fields, as well as other areas. Education, banking, insurance and marine industries also are job fields that contribute to the strong, diverse economy.

Island life is enhanced by the absence of drive-time traffic reports on the radio and heavy traffic delays. The major thoroughfares are rarely heavily congested, even during peak times. And it takes no more than 15-20 minutes to get anywhere you want to go on the Island.All this time saved driving to work and running errands can be spent enjoying Island life.

When the work day is over, pack a picnic dinner and some easy chairs and head to the beach. Temperatures are moderate, so outdoor activities are enjoyable year-round. Relax and enjoy watching the waves roll in at sunset as sandpipers scurry along the edge of the Gulf water.

Study Confirms Prescription Weight-Loss Medication Helps With Opiate Addiction Recovery

Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have confirmed that a prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone. Read more.

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A person carrying variants of two particular genes could be almost three times more likely to develop multiple sclerosis, according to the latest findings from scientists at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Duke University Medical Center. Read more.

BRCA Testing on the Rise for Those Without Breast or Ovarian Cancers

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Help the Environment with the Bring the Bag Campaign

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Hamilton Loomis to Lead Harmonica Workshop at Galveston College

Blues extraordinaire and island native Hamilton Loomis is returning home this spring to conduct a two-day blues harmonica workshop at Galveston College, and he wants you in on the action. Read more.

Grab Your Camera. Spring Migration is Happening Now!

Spring is in the air. That means hundreds of migrating birds are heading north across the Gulf from Central and South America. Read more.

Rosenberg Library's March Treasure: Antique Pocket Watches

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Black History Alive and Well in Galveston

On the outside walls of the African American Museum at 3427 Sealy St. are portraits of some prominent black Galvestonians, painted by artist E. Herron. Read more.

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A lot of sources debate our claim that Santos Cruz invented the margarita at the Balinese Room for singer Peggy Lee. Read more.

UTMB Scientists Uncover How Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly

A multidisciplinary team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has uncovered the mechanisms that the Zika virus uses to alter brain development. These findings are detailed in Stem Cell Reports. Read more.

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