The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce boils more than 1,000 pounds of shrimp Saturday for their annual Shrimp Boil at the Nessler Center.
The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce boils more than 1,000 pounds of shrimp Saturday for their annual Shrimp Boil at the Nessler Center.
Playing among the state’s best six-man teams, the High Island Cardinals impressed Saturday at the Emery Kickoff Classic with a 62-46 win against the defending TAPPS Division II state champion San Marcos Hill Country Christian Rams.
Unsettled weather has been hanging over the Galveston area; however, it has not slowed fishing that much. Fortunately, we have not had to deal with a tropical event.
Voters in Friendswood should consider one fundamental question above all other questions as they decide whether to support a tax ratification vote scheduled for Sept 10: How important is the quality of the public schools to the quality of life in Friendswood?
I’m lucky to be alive.
Staring out at the delightful Dana Point harbor, paddle boarders gliding over the smooth water, I am distracted by a group of kids in blue Ocean Institute shirts. Nicole and I came for the tour, which was truncated to accommodate the last summer camp session. The Ocean Institute is a nationally known marine science and history educational center for thousands of students and teachers.
As I look at the makeup of the Wharves Board of Trustees I'm surprised to see some of the members who were working to sell the Port of Galveston to the Port of Houston on the board.
Pretty frequently, we devote this space to the promotion of worthy local causes. Today, we’re taking the space on our own behalf, but also on behalf of Galveston County teachers, students, literacy, civic-mindedness and newspapers in general.
In response to Susan Criss' column ("Community policing missing in today's force," The Daily News, Aug. 15) pertaining to the nation's policing tactics: I was disappointed that not one comment — pro or con — has appeared in The Daily News from the editorial staff or from subscribers.
As an over-40-year resident of Friendswood, I've been involved in many ways with our city and school district. In doing so, I've had the privileges of working with not only the staff and leaders in these two groups, but many of my fellow citizens.
Home delivery subscribers in Galveston found something extra in their papers today — “Love You Blue” bumper stickers.
Health, education and financial stability. These are the building blocks for healthy neighborhoods. These are the core issues that United Way of Galveston fights for because these are the things that can make or break our community.
Galveston Island will begin a new chapter in its musical history Sept. 1 with the first meeting of the Galveston Community Band.
A guest column written by Sam Collins III ("It's wise to invest in your community," The Daily News, Aug. 17), credits an older gentleman, Ervin Williams, whose heartfelt gift made a big difference in Sam's life.
While I applaud the Park Board of Trustees' decision to purchase and install two electronic pay stations that will accept cash payments for seawall parking, I am hesitant to agree with the locations decided upon ("Park Board to install parking pay stations on the seawall," The Daily News, Aug. 21).
I read in The Daily News that the Park Board of Trustees has proposed letting the public pay for seawall parking with cash at two locations, namely inside the 61st and 91st streets piers ("Park Board to install parking pay stations on the seawall," The Daily News, Aug. 21).
I am one individual that continues to argue that the manner in which Michael Williams maneuvered to close La Marque Independent School District down was neither legal nor wise. I have lived long enough to recognize fair play, legality and wise moves when I see them.
So while the polls are leaning toward Clinton, it's far from time for Democrats to begin planning an election victory party.
I was visiting Galveston with my family last week. Although I have been swimming all of my life, I underestimated how quickly you can get into trouble when swimming in the Gulf.
Kudos to Michael C. Jozwiak for his right-on-target guest column ("Time for a 'What's Really Important' committee," The Daily News, Aug. 19).
After 30 years, it’s time to elect someone new to the Galveston Navigation District Board. Shane McDermott, one of the next generation of Galveston leaders, has stepped forward to add a much needed new perspective to the board.
Labor Day is on the first Monday of September and on the last Monday we will be holding our fourth annual Galveston Living Wage Conference from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 26 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1010 35th St., in Galveston.
The Galveston Fire Department Honor Guard has been in existence since 1991, but due to the small number of trained members and the cost of funding such a group, it has had its ups and downs. However, in the last few years, new life has been breathed into the organization.
What do you know about the Dickinson Volunteer Fire Department and the important role that they have played in the community? Did you know that the Dickinson Volunteer Fire Department is one of the oldest volunteer departments on the mainland of Galveston County? The Dickinson Historical Society will host members of the Dickinson
As the emphasis on safety, Cantu said, has moved from the professional to the college to the high school level, perhaps it should morph even further, down to the junior high and middle school level or even earlier.
The Galveston Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 880 has a program honoring veterans past and present with ceiling tiles naming all the awards that these soldiers earned while in service of the United States military.
After being rescheduled from May because of rainy weather, the Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects held its 30th annual sandcastle contest at Galveston’s East Beach this past weekend. This time, the weather cooperated and the event drew thousands to the island.
An exciting Galveston Symphony season begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., in Galveston. I encourage you to put the entire concert season on your calendar and to buy your tickets early.
In response to the guest column by Trish Hanks "Some facts about FISD's tax ratification election" (The Daily News, Aug. 19): I'm no longer subjected to the ever increasing demands of Friendswood ISD. It seems that FISD believes that taxpayers exist to shower money on them. This rollback election is a no lose proposition, if voters vote "no" the district will get $4-plus million more in tax revenue. If the district wins, they will get $7-plus million more per year.
A new school year began Aug. 22, and our children headed back into the classrooms to be challenged, encouraged and engaged in higher-level thinking skills by their dedicated teachers.
In response to guest columnist Michael C. Jozwiak's litany of complaints: True, true and true ("Time for a 'What's Really Important' committee," The Daily News, Aug. 19).
If the deal goes through as planned, Santa Fe’s city leaders will have set a standard for effective use of economic development money.
I am mourning the passing of Dr. Lee Emory. I imagine there are probably thousands of others feeling the loss.
As you drive America’s highways you will see billboards, road signs and warning notices of all different colors, shapes and sizes. Among them are the blue and white signs that tell you there is a hospital in the neighborhood.
I can only now speculate like most everyone else why an “economic development partnership” would even consider letting a design contract to an Oklahoma firm when there is well proven and vastly superior talent locally experienced with the subject matter. I was moved to watery eyes, when my name was drawn into the conversation repeatedly on the topic of the new logos, posted by William S. Cherry on Facebook under the heading of “Why not our own local expert Michael Alan Basham?” I attempted to refrain from comment. I eventually chimed in with remarks to others’ comments, later to full-blown chest thumping. Having posted my credentials, lists of advertising triumphs and many local accounts who basically included every major account ever on the island, I resigned myself to the fact that the deed was done, the money spent and I was wasting my Facebook breath.
If you or your children are not up-to-date on your vaccination schedule, make an appointment with your primary care physician today.
When you hire employees you expect them to accomplish the job you have hired them to do. Likewise, when you become someone’s employee you sign on to diligently strive to accomplish the goals your employer has set for you.
Once again, Gov. Abbott, Attorney General Paxton and Lt. Gov. Patrick seem determined to prove the truth of the old adage about the definition of insanity. Just last year I reported that a three-judge panel from the 5th Circuit, the most conservative federal circuit court in America, had struck down the Texas Voter ID law (SB14) because it discriminates against racial minorities in violation of the Voting Rights Act.
Texas’ prison system has had a chronic problem of having a shortage of guards. Over the past several years, prison officials said last week, the system has been operating with an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 vacant guard positions.
We have to sympathize with the city of Hitchcock in its efforts to deal with a growing number of video slot-machine operations.
Democracy is alive and well — at least in one small town in the Hill Country of Texas.
The Texas Education Agency this week issued what should be the last word in the debate about whether former Commissioner Michael Williams acted wisely and legally when he ordered La Marque Independent School District to be shut down and annexed by the district in neighboring Texas City.
The state calls them “economically disadvantaged.” I call them hungry: The children that find themselves in households at or below the poverty level. The mother that skips meals to make sure her kids never go without. School-aged kids without access to meals when school is out for the summer.
Turning to my good friend Bill Flores, I said, “Can’t believe we are driving through Los Angeles at 70 miles an hour.” Of course it was 12:30 a.m. on the 210 to the 101. Keeping freeway numbers straight is harder than remembering passwords. Around SoCal, it’s, “take the 5 to the 57, off on the 91 and you are there.” At least there are a plethora of road signs.
The Texas Department of Transportation should rethink its notion of what improving the Teichman Road intersection with Interstate 45 entails.
Academic performance is a priority for Friendswood. Recruiting and retaining quality staff is essential to remain in the top 3 percent of the state in student performance. On Sept. 10, the Friendswood Independent School District will join many other districts by holding a tax ratification election to increase the overall tax rate by two cents. It will require a vote to increase the maintenance and operation rate by 9 cents, while the board of trustees exercised its authority to lower the debt service rate by 7 cents, made possible by refinancing bonds and saving $16.7 million in interest payments.
For the first time in 19 years, as I sit down to write this column, we finally know what happened to Jessica Cain. She was murdered on Aug. 17, 1997, by a serial killer. Six-thousand, seven-hundred and eighty-eight days later, remains were found and then later determined to belong to Jessica.
We are in some weird weather patterns fluctuating between storms and heat waves. Although in Galveston the actual temperature isn’t really that high, the real thing that worries us is the heat index, which is a combination of relative humidity and air temperature. When the relative humidity is more than 60 percent it hampers with sweat evaporation and hinders your body’s ability to cool itself. Since in Galveston the humidity is pretty much always over 60 percent heat-related illnesses are an ever-present danger in the summer.
Galveston has many strange things. Some funny; some not. But as a fairly new permanent resident, I’ve found idiosyncrasies on the island that try ones patience. Some are stupid, some downright dangerous or illegal and many deal with traffic and driving.
Early in Obama’s first term in office I sent him two letters. One said, “either John, Hillary and Joe had it right and you are not qualified to be President, or you are deliberately trying to destroy America.”
News of a capital improvement bond election is proof that this Galveston city council has their priorities straight (“City plans first bond election in more than 10 years,” The Daily News, Aug. 14). Citizens should approve the bonds and make the necessary financial sacrifice. However, voters should also unequivocally demand that all parties that benefit from this financial obligation proportionately sacrifice as well.
For a second straight year, Texas country music artist Cory Morrow is performing a benefit concert in Santa Fe. “An Evening with Cory Morrow” is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at Haak Vineyards and Winery, with proceeds from the event going to support those diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehirg’s disease.
In response to the editorial "At long last, is there no sense of decency?" (The Daily News, Aug. 4): It is not surprising the national liberal media (and its local affiliates) would see the political stunt by the Democrats involving Khizr Khan as an opportunity to raise their level of anti-Trump animus. This is Democrat S.O.P.: find someone who can be presented as a victim; have them trash Republicans; and trot out their shopworn faux outrage when there is any pushback. Until Trump, this had completely cowed Republicans (remember Cindy Sheehan or the “Jersey Girls?”).
Thank you, Daily News, for a refreshing description of Galveston, in your “Destinations” magazine. It followed three weeks during which I counted no less than five op-ed/letters by tourism boosters, plus other notices about the Park Board, the beach, the convention center, etc.
Proposed 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: There is no reason, for those who cherish the Second Amendment, to object to the enactment of the following 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. However, the NRA might oppose it for fear that the auto insurance industry and the U.S. Department of Public Safety may include firearms in their lobbying for vehicle insurance and public safety restrictions.
I’m deeply concerned by the lack of media attention your organization has shown the third party presidential candidate, Libertarian Gov. Gary Johnson. Johnson and his running mate, Gov. Bill Weld, are both former two-term Republican governors of Democratic states — New Mexico and Massachusetts. Both governors are credible, honest, pragmatic and have proven that they can work across party lines. This executive dream team will be on the presidential ballot in all 50 states.
Although I was warned not to say anything about Friendswood ISD’s Tax Ratification Election, as the County “Cut Tax” Assessor Collector, I have a duty to the voters who count on me to be their voice.
Internal polling by the Galveston Municipal Police Association determined that a non-competitive benefits package, highlighted by low wages and a troubled pension, are the leading reasons why officers are seeking employment elsewhere.
For San Leon residents, the inevitable is looming large — the unincorporated area needs to incorporate.
It is time for us to drop off our daughter Dallas at Sam Houston State University and I started thinking about when I left for Texas A&M University in August 1989. I had received an academic scholarship, but my success was not mine alone.
Last week, more than a dozen area citizens interviewed for four board seats on the Park Board of Trustees. It’s exciting to see that there’s so much interest in these volunteer positions among those who live and work here.
I'm a somewhat compassionate fellow, so I looked around for a reasonably solid bottom where I could beach the boat and put the fish back in the water. I chose wrong, for the bottom was muddy, and as I stepped out of the boat I slipped in the mud, and my feet went out from under me.