Galveston Gary Borders: It's time to make a toast to glasses By Gary Borders • Jan 3, 2014 Gary Borders / Gary Borders Commentator Gary Borders recalls the first time he saw the world in focus. A half century ago, he became a fixture in the four-eyes club and has long appreciated his bespectacled existence. History Matters: Young Spanish military leader got the job done By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • Oct 29, 2013 Dr. Gary Joiner / Dr. Gary Joiner Spanish military leader Don Bernardo de Gàlvez was heralded by French Creoles as one of the greatest Frenchmen of colonial times. Commentator Gary Joiner says nationality aside, Louisiana owes Gàlvez a debt of gratitude. History Matters: Hurricanes have a complex history By Gary Joiner, Ph.D. • Aug 27, 2013 Dr. Gary Joiner / Dr. Gary Joiner Eight years after Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans, commentator Gary Joiner offers this perspective on the toll of hurricanes through history.