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The Galveston County Daily News: Opinion

February 11, 2016


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City is forgoing more than $11 million from the Port of Galveston

The Galveston Central Appraisal District estimates the Port of Galveston’s value at $105 million. A market return of 7.5 percent, usual for real estate, would generate income of about $7.9 million.

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Thursday 02/11/2016
Conservation, preservation are civic duties
Posted: February 11, 2016

When President Theodore Roosevelt presented the National Park Service initiative to Congress he met great opposition. After making little progress with Congress, Roosevelt focused on the public by hosting The Conference of Governors in 1908. Roosevelt’s agenda was to achieve his conservation efforts and to cast conservation as a public, rather than private, and moral, rather than economic, issue.

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Galveston offers many fine alternatives to historic neighborhoods
Posted: February 11, 2016

Iread with interest the guest column by Charlotte O’Rouke (“Historic Districts: Know the real costs” The Daily News, Feb. 5). Since the early 1970s, I have owned and remodeled three historic Galveston houses and consulted in the remodel of several others.

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Empty La Marque bookshelves deserving of ire
Posted: February 11, 2016

In a startling revelation to The Galveston County Daily News, interim Superintendent Dr. Willis Mackey stated he had learned some district classrooms lacked reading material and the stock of books available in the district hadn't been updated in nearly seven years.

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Wednesday 02/10/2016
On Mardi Gras beads, umbrellas and Mummers
Posted: February 10, 2016

After three weeks — Mainland Mardi Gras opened the festivities Jan. 23 — another wonderful season is at its end. With parades, music festivals and a record-setting Funky Uptown Umbrella Parade, you would be hard pressed to say that you couldn’t find anything to do for the past fortnight or so.

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Volunteerism is strong among African-Americans
Posted: February 10, 2016

It’s been said that volunteers are seldom paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.

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Opportunities at job fair
Posted: February 10, 2016

Those considering embarking on a career path with the Galveston Park Board are invited to attend the organization’s second annual job fair from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at Park Board Plaza, 601 Tremont St. (23rd St.) in Galveston.

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Writer's proposals would diminish property values, undermine tourism
Posted: February 10, 2016

Galveston Historical Foundation was formed as the Galveston Historical Society in 1871 and reincorporated in 1954 as a nonprofit organization devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County. Over the past 60 years, the foundation has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. Island businesses, individuals and families have witnessed, for 145 years, the value and positive impact history and historic preservation make in our community.

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Tuesday 02/09/2016
Vogelpohl's style sorely missing from politics today
Posted: February 09, 2016

Some Daily News staffers have been lamenting the passing Saturday of Kris Anne Vogelpohl, who has been called the matriarch of the Galveston County Republican Party.

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Whatever you say, doc
Posted: February 09, 2016

Telling someone what to do is not a good approach toward helping them.

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