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The Galveston County Daily News: Galveston

October 21, 2016


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Economic regionalism connects islands of opportunity that benefit everyone

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Friday 10/21/2016
We need better funding and some STEAM
Posted: October 21, 2016

For the past decade, the funding formula provided by the legislature for public education in Texas has been broken. It has been patched, repaired, cobbled together and still is difficult to fathom. Justice Don Willett in writing the 100-page opinion saying the system “satisfies minimum constitutional requirements” also commented that, “Our Byzantine school funding ‘system’ is undeniably imperfect, with immense room for improvement.” The court urges the legislature to work for actual “transformational, top-to-bottom reforms that amount to more than Band-Aid on top of Band-Aid.”

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Thursday 10/20/2016
GISD trustees approve $30,000 to create a strategic plan
Posted: October 20, 2016

The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday unanimously approved spending $30,000 to create a five-year strategic plan.

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Hillary will bring down this country
Posted: October 20, 2016

I am impressed by the very active Hillary Clinton campaign workers in Galveston. Last week they stole one of my Trump/Pence signs from inside my fence.

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Byrd in the best choice for Navigation Distrct
Posted: October 20, 2016

Four people are in the race for Navigation District Commissioner. Half of them would serve with the necessary integrity and commitment. But, it takes more, and only one candidate is fully qualified. That candidate is clearly the incumbent, Dennis Byrd.

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Patrick named new principal of Coastal Village Middle School
Posted: October 20, 2016

Mary Patrick, longtime executive director of Special Programs at Galveston Independent School District, was named principal at Coastal Village Middle School after the resignation of Robert Balshaw.

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Tors dominant at District 23-5A cross country meet
Posted: October 20, 2016

Ball High’s cross country teams put on a strong performance in the District 23-5A championships, which were held Tuesday at Kitty Hollow Park.

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Longtime First Lutheran members excited for Oktoberfest
Posted: October 20, 2016

From its initial incarnation as a small courtyard affair to its current stage as one of Galveston’s biggest festivals, George Black and Marilyn Haupt have been there to oversee Oktoberfest’s evolution.

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Prius opens drive-through at Mexican restaurant
Posted: October 20, 2016

No one was hurt after a car drove through the front window of a Mexican restaurant in Galveston on Thursday.

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Photos: “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event
Posted: October 20, 2016

Students from Texas A&M University at Galveston, Galveston College and the University of Texas Medical Branch strut down the seawall in lipstick-red high heels Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, for the  “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More than 100 people, including dozens of young men, traded their comfortable footwear to walk a mile in the heels.

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