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In League City, an Emersonian affair plays out

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If you missed the article, Hallisey told The Daily News on Tuesday he intended to get an item on the agenda for a Dec. 13 meeting calling for …

We all need to do our part to stop bullying

We all need to do our part to stop bullying

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 A beautiful, vivacious, young woman with potential for being a productive citizen in our society has been snatched away by a very ugly epidem…

Freedom of speech includes flag burning

Freedom of speech includes flag burning

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But isn’t that the point of the flag burner? Isn’t the action of the intentional destruction of a deeply shared symbol designed to provoke a p…

Shelter deserves congratulations for 2016 numbers

Shelter deserves congratulations for 2016 numbers

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Seldom do we get to report good news about an animal shelter.

A Rotary holiday tradition continues

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For the past 40 years, the Rotary Club of Galveston Island has helped ring in the holidays with the residents of what is now known as The Meri…

Bag ban a narrowly focused approach

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As the debate rages on about plastic bags, we start to get a good feeling that we can do something beneficial for the environment. Before we p…

Texas A&M made the right decision

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In reaction by the administration to a white nationalist being invited to speak at the Texas A&M campus was right.

Trump's the president — now what?

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When Ronald Reagan was elected president, commentators thought him a simpleton; a Hollywood cowboy who somehow got elected president and was t…

Thin blue line keeps us free

Thin blue line keeps us free

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We decry the violence in our cities, yet we persecute the very people who can and do try to keep us safe, our police officers. They are being …

Not happy about code enforcement

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Recently, there was a nice article about city code inspectors ("It's Island Code," The Daily News, Nov. 23); however, I feel sorry for folks m…

Thanks to Castro for one thing

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Fidel Castro's death following Thanksgiving Day, served to highlight an individual who was a survivor, but not a success, and one who left a 5…

VFW needs help with KIA project

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5400 is in the process of updating its Killed in Action Memorial for Galveston County; however, we have …

Winter offers some special water risks

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It’s unbelievable that the water stayed in the 70s until December this year. There have been people swimming in the ocean all fall during time…

National employment paradox playing out locally

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Galveston, with an unemployment rate of 4.4 percent, has an employment problem.

United Way makes it easy to live every day like it's #GivingTuesday

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Have you ever been punched in the gut by an interaction with someone? Perhaps a conversation that jerked you right back down to earth?

America will reap what it sows in Trump's election

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There is a very old saying, “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.” There is also a portion of scripture which states “you w…

Commemorate Pearl Harbor anniversary at Seawolf Park

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On Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese armed forces raided Pearl Harbor. Galveston’s tie to this dark day in history can be found at Seawolf Park in th…

School funding system is unfair and broken

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Last year most Galveston County homeowners saw large increases in appraisal values which equals higher taxes.

Salvation Army’s Angel Tree a great opportunity to help

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Each year on Christmas morning, thousands of children in Galveston County awaken to the uncomfortable reminder that they live in a home facing…

Thanks musketeers for keeping us informed

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Thank you musketeers for shedding some light on the farm subsidy programs in America ("Less regulation and a free market really works," The Da…