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December 7, 2016

City clears Yarbrough to run for mayor

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  • Jarvo posted at 4:12 pm on Thu, Mar 13, 2014.

    Jarvo Posts: 795

    Surprise , surprise, Gerry's are still running . Nothing will ever change on this island. That's why taxes so high. Property sells so low.

  • Jake Buckner posted at 5:25 pm on Thu, Mar 13, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    Nice try.

  • confusedemmy posted at 6:01 pm on Thu, Mar 13, 2014.

    confusedemmy Posts: 346

    Really now, shouldn't the headline read "Brian Maxwell, as acting City Manager, clears Jim Yarbrough - his former supervisor - to run for Galveston Mayor"?

  • Partner posted at 6:11 pm on Thu, Mar 13, 2014.

    Partner Posts: 487

    I thought Heber said only a judge could make that determination. There is all kind of reasons to question the City making that call at this point

  • Jarvo posted at 6:19 pm on Thu, Mar 13, 2014.

    Jarvo Posts: 795

    Confusedemmy you hit the nail on the head. Let's let all three run on their merits and let the hair go
    With the hide.

  • Rockstrongo posted at 6:35 pm on Thu, Mar 13, 2014.

    Rockstrongo Posts: 345

    This whole thing stinks to high heaven. Is this really the best that Galveston has to offer? I wouldn't trust any of these people to run a lemonade stand.

    And we wonder why galveston is such a crap hole

    Vote for none of the above and then just pick a name out of the phone book.

  • bogeygolfer posted at 7:52 pm on Thu, Mar 13, 2014.

    bogeygolfer Posts: 42

    These comments amaze me. If I hated the island as much as some of you, I think I would move.

    An objective reading of the city charter and the facts clearly shows there's enough ambiguity that the man should be able to run. I am not objective, as I've known Jim for most of my life. Anyone who claims Jim doesn't live in Galveston either a) doesn't know him, or b) is playing the old chicken^#%€ game of politics that is so common these days.

    Hey Elizabeth and Don, how about competing on the basis of ideas and vision instead of this b.s. "Gotcha" stuff you dredged up?

  • RonShelby posted at 9:32 pm on Thu, Mar 13, 2014.

    RonShelby Posts: 1061

    Unfortunately, that is Beeton and Mafridge's campaigning since neither can beat him based on skills and experience, or in an outright debate on how to successfully run a large public entity.

  • justaman posted at 9:58 pm on Thu, Mar 13, 2014.

    justaman Posts: 213

    Ok..city secretary rules move on..nothing to see here folks.

  • LV1951 posted at 11:56 pm on Thu, Mar 13, 2014.

    LV1951 Posts: 119

    This stinks to high heavens!

  • miceal o'laochdha posted at 7:13 am on Fri, Mar 14, 2014.

    miceal o'laochdha Posts: 661

    The idea that 2 mayoral candidates will waste their money and time (actually OUR time, too) trying to win by default instead of by merit does indeed stink to high heavens.

    I trust that is what you meant, LV1951?

    There are a number of significant pro's and con's for each of these three candidates. Yarborough's ranch and Mafridge's toupe are equal in their utter insignificance.

  • Smokey posted at 7:38 am on Fri, Mar 14, 2014.

    Smokey Posts: 5

    Sounds like Galveston does a better job vetting candidates than the Feds.With the same results?

  • dbeard57 posted at 8:29 am on Fri, Mar 14, 2014.

    dbeard57 Posts: 1321

    bet one thing if he had not run for mayor he would not have removed the homestead. Just another thing that is wrong with politicians in our country. Just skirting the rules as usual.

  • Richard Moore posted at 8:58 am on Fri, Mar 14, 2014.

    Richard Moore Posts: 197

    I could see a Yarbrough campaign series about his opponents based upon "Ned in the first reader"!

  • confusedemmy posted at 9:05 am on Fri, Mar 14, 2014.

    confusedemmy Posts: 346

    That is part of the issue... the mayor does NOT run the city.

  • gltn_01 posted at 2:48 pm on Fri, Mar 14, 2014.

    gltn_01 Posts: 71

    Is Yarbrough good for Galveston?

    Mr. Dolph Tillotson wrote an article entitle “Their job is to control spending” August 29, 2004, this is a must read.

    Quoting Mr. Tillotson’s, “Increasing spending by 80 percent over just six years is plainly unacceptable. It’s sloppy and a sign of bad management.”

    Does Galveston need this?

  • Jarvo posted at 6:34 am on Sat, Mar 15, 2014.

    Jarvo Posts: 795

    Miceal exactly how much money did EB spend , and how much time did she waste. Come on Man!!!!!!!