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Anybody who cares about and supports preserving the great American outdoors has got to oppose President Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall or a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • By BARBARA WALLACE
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In response to the brief in the Texas politics at a glance section ("Patrick promotes 'bathroom bill' nationally," The Daily News, Feb. 16): I have a question for Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton: Is there going to be a guard at every restroom where we h…

  • By BEN SCHATZ
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Recently, President Trump initiated several controversial executive immigration orders that are deeply concerning to immigrants and native-born Americans alike. We all value our security, however, I’m concerned that more than terrorists and criminals will be swept up in a broader deportation net.

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Questions of whether and how much were settled last week when Clear Creek Independent School District’s board voted unanimously to call a $487 million bond election for May.

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  • By BOB CHAPIN
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The repaving and underground plumbing replacement at 69th Street is fast approaching completion. It has been a mess for several months, but thanks to the project's management, traffic has continued to flow throughout with a minimum of inconvenience for the neighborhood. Thanks for the good work.

  • By ALVIN SALLEE
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“No mother, we did not need to go to Houston. All the attractions were within two miles of our home on Galveston Island,” I answered over the phone. Our kids and granddaughters had just visited us for a busy week.

  • By GEORGE A. LAIACONA JR.
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There have been many thoughts about just what to do about presenting a "pretty picture" to those who visit Galveston Island by way of Broadway, including the most recent article ("Hitting roadblocks," The Daily News, Feb. 8).

  • By JOSEPH A. CONTI
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Who was the genius that came up with the design for the bus stops on the beach? Talk about a hazard and potential lawsuit. The new bus stops project cut into a turn lane and have 4-inch high curbs to surround it. I almost busted my tires trying to avoid it while driving.

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Mardi Gras Galveston gets underway this evening with events including the Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade Parade and the George P. Mitchell Mardi Gras Award Honoree Parade, this year held in recognition of Larry Del Papa of Del Papa Distributing Co.

  • By SHIRLEY TERRELL
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Vocational Guidance Services is preparing for its seventh annual Talent Has No Boundaries job fair for people with mental and physical disabilities. This job fair will showcase the skills and talents of workers with disabilities who represent a diverse and vibrant talent pool for hire.

  • By PETER DAVIS
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When we teach water safety we focus on topics like the importance of learning to swim, avoiding the rip currents, obeying signs, flags and lifeguards, etc. What we don’t mention is how to teach good swimmers how to swim in the ocean.

  • By RYAN HOLLIDAY
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I understand that a lot of Trump supporters are very concerned about the political theater that is permeating the mainstream media. It is truth that the current political hype is more anti-Trump than pro-Trump. It's always impossible to read an article about politics without encountering som…

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In the middle of an increasingly ugly storm surrounding immigration and refugee travel, Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough stepped forward Monday night to offer a sincere gesture of kindness and compassion.

  • By JAMES CLEVELAND
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The First Amendment to the Constitution allows for "people to peaceably assemble." When people destroy public and private property, they are wrong. When people attack police and citizens, they are wrong. When people hide behind masks and riot, they are cowards and criminals.

  • By GEORGIE ANNE GEYER
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A small piece of news just jumped out at me. It hadn’t gotten much attention. I speak of a respected military officer, Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., testifying that outside powers, led by Russia, have increased their interference in the 16-year-old Afghan war.

  • By CLARK HALL
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The United States is the only country in the world that has local school districts.

  • By BOBO CONDE
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Why is the city creating a hazard with the seawall parking? They are putting planter boxes and bus stops in the parking lane making it unsafe for pedestrians and drivers. We don't even have a bus that runs down the seawall. If the city wanted to put them in the parking lane they should have …

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Congratulations are in order for Michael Mierzwa, former director of the Port of Galveston, who today is being honored by the American Association of Port Authorities with its 2017 Cruise Award for “his diverse and highly impactful maritime career and a recognition of his legacy in the AAPA …

  • By MARY BETH BASSETT
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The tourism industry is one of the largest in the state of Texas. To help ensure the industry continues to thrive, tourism professionals from across the state “Converge on the Capitol” each year to let their legislative leaders know their priorities.

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One of the least apparent, but most important, benefits of a school board decision to close Coastal Village Middle School in Galveston is that it will allow for an expansion of the Moody Early Childhood Center, both of which are housed in a building at 1110 21st St.

  • By SUSAN BAKER
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In reference to the letter by Gary Miller ("Voter fraud is rampant among Democrats," The Daily News, Feb. 10), in which he makes claims of voter fraud in California local elections, voter fraud by "snow birds," massive voter fraud in the Bush/Gore election, and allegations that the Democrats…

  • By MARK D. NILES
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Carl Sims wrote a letter ("Wanted: Conservative rag," The Daily News, Feb. 11) in which he complains about the liberal news coming out of the Associated Press published by The Daily News. I believe most people going into the journalism profession tend to be of a liberal or at least open-mind…

  • By CATHY GILLENTINE
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For many years I have watched a recording of the Super Bowl and written a commentary on the commercials. During most of that time, nobody else paid much attention to them, but all that has changed.

  • By BETTY MASSEY
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In my opinion, Laura Elder jumped the gun in her editorial (“City should hold off on Broadway consultant,” The Daily News, Feb. 10). The subject was the future of Broadway, and the opinion as summarized in the headline was that “The city should hold off on Broadway consultant.” Let me tell y…

  • By LYNN MCCORMACK
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I agree with Carl Sims ("Wanted: Conservative rag," The Daily News, Feb. 11). I have been a longtime subscriber to The Daily News. I am thinking about canceling my subscription, because of your constant Trump bashing. He didn't take on the presidency for fun. He wants to help our country. Wh…

  • By BRET OESTREICH
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Southwest Airlines founder Herb Kelleher built one of the best places to work in the country — and one of the safest airlines in the world. His successor, CEO Gary Kelly, is in danger of destroying that legacy because he wants to outsource your safety to save a few bucks.

  • DAVE MATHEWS
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When the Democratic-controlled Congress in 2009 pushed through the Affordable Care Act, Republicans were quick to complain the measure was done too fast. It was a reasonable complaint and both parties agree that the act now needs a fairly major overhaul.

  • By BILL SARGENT, MARK MANSIUS & JOHN GAY
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On Feb. 1, President Trump nominated a federal judge from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals as his pick in replacing the seat left by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia. Neil Gorsuch is a “textualist” (meaning he believes in the intent of the original words found in the Constitution). In …

  • By SUSAN CRISS
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At the new year, the attorney fees paid by Galveston County to Mark Henry’s lawyers in just one of his lawsuits reached $1.2 million. Cox v. Henry is referred to as “The Mandamus Action” to distinguish it from the others. All of the cases are litigating Henry and the commissioners court’s at…

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Whatever else League City’s council decides when it meets Tuesday to consider revising its governance policy and rules of procedure, it should substantially improve, and probably better, kill, the parts governing how ethics complaints are managed.

  • By SUSAN GEORGE
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Trump protesters are unrelenting and his approval rating has sunk to record lows after three chaotic weeks in office. Even Trump voters must be experiencing buyers’ remorse if they’re paying attention to disparities between campaign promises and policies delivered since the election. The Rep…

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Anyone hoping Clear Creek Independent School District’s Facility Advisory Committee would substantially cut the amount of a bond issue under consideration for a May election is probably disappointed.

  • By HARVEY CAPPEL
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Obamacare is the Republican tag for The Affordable Health Care Act. I recently saw a TV show where they asked people about the two names. Practically all were against Obamacare and for The Affordable Health Care Act; successful Republican brainwashing?

  • By CAROL SIVERAND
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We're all here because of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. He was a preacher and a very fine person of compassion for fellow human beings, whether you're black or white, or any other nationality.

  • By CARL SIMS
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Is there any other source of regional, state or national news available to The Daily News other than Associated Press? If so, why don’t you use it at least as an alternative viewpoint? Is this a money thing? Would it cost more to use another source? Or is this just another case of liberals c…

  • By MARIS HELFRICH
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In response to Neil Baron's column ("Steve Bannon: Trumpworld's man behind the curtain," The Daily News, Feb. 6): Thank you for your column. Kudos to you for your important, informative and honest exposé on this situation at the heart of our democracy.

  • By PETER DAVIS
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Monday night, a little after 8 p.m., I got a call from an old friend — Louis Trochesset. Louis is a longtime Galveston guy who has worked in law enforcement for much of his life. He really knows the water well and runs the sheriff’s Marine Division. I’ve worked many calls with him and really…

  • By KENNETH DOUGLAS
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As a constitutionally free nation, America has for a period of time been experiencing the politics of hatred and social divisiveness. We have seemingly become a nation of tangled political squabbling nationalities. Instead of a nation of citizens that all share pride and patriotism in its co…

  • By GARY MILLER
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Sanctuary city Democrats elected by illegal migrants and green-card residents claim it’s legal since their local election laws permit it. It is fraud because it violates federal law and distorts national elections. Multiple voting by "snow birds" living north in summer and south in winter.

  • By JANE ELTON
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I applaud Najet A. Ayachi’s guest column response ("A cheddar cheese moon and other non-facts," The Daily News, Feb. 3) to the Three Musketeers’ column ("Finally, there is a commitment to the truth," The Daily News, Jan. 30).

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  • By KARLA KLAY AND NORMAN PAPPOUS
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We voted for different presidential candidates; however, we believe that most Americans share similar concerns and we find ourselves in total agreement on the need to protect the environment.

  • By GEORGIE ANNE GEYER
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I seem to be surrounded by fellow citizens who are indelibly confused. They are everywhere. Americans who, after previous election losses, would have simply grumbled and grouched, are now disconsolate, and their opposites, who everyone agrees won the election, seem to be unusually uncertain …

Anyone interested in the future success of Galveston public schools should plan to attend a special meeting scheduled for Thursday evening.

  • By PRIS BERENDS
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I recently had a benefit garage sale at my place which was going well until two wonderful customers came and told me "You have a gas leak and need to call the gas company now."

  • By KIM CONNER
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I have noted all the uproar over the “travel” ban: It is unconstitutional, our allies mad, terrorists are energized, etc.