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Clyde Wood, who owns The Witchery on Postoffice Street, brought the issue up recently, but anybody who lives, works or otherwise spends much time in downtown Galveston is likely to be equally annoyed.

  • By JOSEPH EVERETT
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America needs to grow up and stop dwelling on the past and start focusing on the future. Look around and all you hear and see are citizens raising total chaos that happened generations ago. History has, for sure, thrown its share of good, bad and ugly upon us today, but rioting, protesting a…

  • By DAVID BLUMENTRITT
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In response to the story "Schools, NASA prepare for solar eclipse" (The Daily News, Aug. 17): Eclipse glasses or watching on TV are not the only options. You can safely view the eclipse with just a few simple supplies.

  • By ROBERT BLAKE
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Amazing how certain Americans are outraged and want to put to death Colin Kaepernick for exercising his constitutional rights; however, these same people close their eyes and brains when it comes to the activities of Trump, skinheads, the KKK and other hate groups who are exercising their co…

  • By BYRON YORK
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Some Democrats and their advocates in the press have been quick to denounce the Raise Act, the new immigration reform bill proposed by Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue and endorsed by President Trump.

  • By DALE TAYLOR
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The monument we have at the Galveston County courthouse is a symbol of Confederate war service.

  • By NISHA ROADY
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Cut the baby in half. Remember when King Solomon mediated between two prostitutes (1 Kings Chapter 4)? He would have cut the baby in half, had the true mother not loved the baby enough to give it up in order to spare its life. The other woman would have seen the baby killed just so she could…

  • By KEVIN O'BRIEN
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I have to respond to the "Weber: Let insurance companies fix health care system” (The Daily News, Aug. 14) article: Randy Weber’s answer to fixing the Affordable Care Act is to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act and let insurance companies find solutions for America’s health care system.

  • By Editorial Board The Daily News
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The neighbors of the scattered-site housing in the Magnolia Court subdivision should be more concerned with providing low- and moderate-income housing than the vetting process to move in.

  • By PETER DAVIS
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Last week our junior lifeguard and lifeguard teams competed in the United States Lifesaving Association National Lifeguard Championships in Daytona Beach. This competition is the culmination of multiple events all over the country.

  • By VICKI KENWORTHY
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In reference to the column by Paul Newberry ("Cutler has a job, Kaepernick doesn't," The Daily News, Aug. 9): I believe the whole hubbub that Colin Kaepernick has brought to the table changes just about everybody’s take on football. It used to be a family game, but now, of course — politics …

  • By MERRI EDWARDS
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Cathy Gillentine's column ("Don't fall for the scam that I was a victim of," The Daily News, Aug. 15) reminded me of the same thing that happened to my husband a few years ago. The crooks, however, have changed their tactics a little.

  • By AYAN SARKAR
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My family lived in Galveston for two years, before moving to League City in 2007. When we first arrived in League City, I could see large trees and dense emerald green forests. As I look outside my car 10 years later, all I see are a plethora of restaurants and superstores. I understand that…

  • By JOYCE NIELSEN
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Trump is always lying and the fake news is coming from the White House. Trump thinks he is right and everyone else is wrong.

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This week is your chance to ensure a generous matching grant of $500,000 from the Mabee Foundation finds its way to the Salvation Army of Galveston County, where it will help thousands of people in need throughout our community.

  • By KENDALL GUIDROZ
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Imagine a tranquil walk on the beach at sunrise. You reach down to pick up that perfect seashell … but wait. What’s that next to it — a filthy plastic bag! Trash doesn’t belong on our Galveston beaches for many reasons. It spoils the natural beauty, pollutes our Gulf of Mexico and is a hazar…

  • By JERI KINNEAR
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I was somewhat dismayed by the Aug. 10 council workshop discussion of the East End Lagoon and the use of hotel occupancy tax (trickle down) funds from the convention center. Hotel occupancy tax funds in this year’s city budget (2018) are close to $3 million.

  • By GEORGIE ANNE GEYER
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Many years ago, when Chile was on the verge of civil war, a Belgian Jesuit priest named Father Roger Vekemans impressed me with his unsentimental compassion and political positioning.

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The good news for Galveston in the Texas Education Agency’s 2017 accountability ratings was that Central Middle School had “met standard” after having missed that baseline measure of success for four years.

  • By KAELEY TRILLER HAVER
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In the midst of a national voyeurism epidemic, the Texas Privacy Act (SB 3 and HB 46) is a common-sense solution to a problem that shouldn’t even exist. But its opponents argue that it unfairly discriminates against transgender individuals.

  • By RALPH MCMORRIS
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Recently, I explored the Stewart Beach Pavilion. Though not a structural engineer, I would bet it is the most solid structure on the island. Think of all the storms it has survived. There is not a crack to be found!

  • By PETRI URVIL
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Galveston should get rid of half addresses. My address is Avenue X 1/2 and am trying to clear an identity theft case. A slash (/) is not recognized by many official agencies. Thus, they have my address as Avenue X 12, or Avenue X, Apt 12 and this is an entirely different street than Avenue X 1/2.

  • By NEIL G. BARON
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The big question for the Trump presidency so far has been how the administration will react to its first major international crisis. Well it looks like we are getting ready to find out and the initial reviews are not good.

  • By ANN COULTER
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Last week, President Trump joined Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) to announce legislation that would make seminal changes to our immigration laws for the first time in more than half a century, profoundly affecting the entire country.

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It’s good that government officials on both sides of the San Luis Pass are stepping up efforts to keep people from killing themselves by entering the treacherous waters that flow there, connecting West Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

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A friend was telling me about how in high school he missed an important test. He had gone out of town on a Thursday night with a friend to a concert, and on the way back their car broke down. Unable to get home, they stayed the night with a friend’s family member, eventually making their way…

  • By TOM BASSING
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With The Daily News operating out of Houston because of a wartime order for civilians to evacuate Galveston, and with telegraph service disrupted, it took the paper the better part of two weeks to report the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

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The advisory issued this week warning that there might be more tropical weather systems in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico in 2017 than previously estimated serves as a good reminder that we’re about to enter peak hurricane season.

  • By MELISSA TUCKER
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The health care industry is undergoing massive change, with a focus on reduced cost, improved health outcomes and enhanced customer experience. Although we all agree on the goals, it does not mean this change is easy. The members of the community that rely on Gulf Coast Center for services k…

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Leaders of San Antonio-based Valero Energy Corp. should consider forgiving Texas City Independent School District the $8 million it’s supposed pay in tax refunds over the next three years.

  • By BYRON YORK
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As part of what he calls a “redesign” of the State Department, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has surveyed more than 35,000 employees on the most fundamental questions facing the organization.

  • By M.D. WARD
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In response to the column in the sports section by Paul Newberry ("Cutler has a job, Kaepernick doesn't," The Daily News, Aug. 9): For me, it's a no-brainer that a team owner would not sign someone when the team's own fans would probably boo him off the field. Not to mention the other team's fans.

  • By RONNIE MITCHAEL
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I read where the state's windstorm insurer of the last resort on Tuesday (Aug. 1) will consider raising next year's rates ("Windstorm insurer to consider rate hike," The Daily News, July 31).

  • By STUART JACKSON
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Texas-New Mexico Power Co. needs to be held accountable. I have lived in my home in Dickinson for over five years; I could have purchased a home anywhere in the county, but I chose to live in the thriving city of Dickinson.

  • By WILLIAM WINSLADE
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Silvia Bunge, an acclaimed neuroscientist will deliver the fourth talk in the Robert and Russell Moody Lecture Series: “Children and Adolescent Brains: How Do They Change?”

  • By GEORGIE ANNE GEYER
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You will be forgiven for confessing that you are confused about where we are going in Afghanistan. You might also add that you still are not sure why we are there.

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The League City council should be commended for wanting to hold the line on the tax rate, but it’s going to have to invest more in emergency medical services.

  • By JOE CONCIENNE
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George Black was instrumental in my wife and I joining the First Lutheran Church of Galveston. He (along with wife Sherry) also literally paved the way for us to get involved with church activities. George had a way of doing that.