• By TOM LINTON
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Editors Note: Tom Linton, an instructional professor at Texas A&M University at Galveston and a frequent contributor to The Daily News, is taking a look at beach replenishment on Galveston Island. This is the final article of a nine-part series.

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The Daily News on April 23 launched a major series of articles called “Bullied to the Brink,” in which we’ll attempt over about six weeks to illuminate what some authorities have called a national crisis — the prevalence and consequences of bullying in schools and in the larger community thr…

  • By ROBERT LYNCH
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I fully support what Jackie Cole said in regards to the propositions selling two of our parks ("Let's not lose our parks on May 6," The Daily News, April 23). We should not ever dispose of any of our parks, no matter how small or unused. Every neighborhood deserves a green space and room for…

  • By BOBO CONDE
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The city is wasting taxpayers money. They have at least 174 parking spaces from 10th to 89th streets on the south side of the street that could have been used for paid parking. Instead, they have red and yellow zones, planter boxes and bathrooms occupying those spaces.

  • By MARGARETHA KING
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I urge our neighbors to take part in Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Nearly one million Americans live with Parkinson’s and many of them, including me, live right here in Dickinson. There is currently no cure.

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It appears to us that two of Galveston’s most important institutions — the city and Park Board of Trustees — are drifting toward a confrontation in which someone has to win and someone has to lose.

  • By PETER DAVIS
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Our brown, wood paneled station wagon pulled across the causeway in 1970. We had moved around quite a bit before that as my dad bounced from one university teaching job to another. My mom, a sixth-generation Galvestonian, had used a connection to land my dad a job teaching Economics at Texas…

  • By BRENDA BEUST SMITH
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In response to the article ("Judge: Rollover Pass seizure can proceed," The Daily News, April 22): Galveston County's statistic-challenged plan based on this takeover will be a blow-beyond-belief to elderly and medically/physically challenged avid fishermen who use Rollover Pass 24/7  — a fa…

  • By CHRIS DEVRIES
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Professionalism, integrity, business (and common) sense, experience, level headedness — these traits are imperative for a member of any governing board, and especially important for those governing our public educational institutions like College of the Mainland. Fortunately, for the student…

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Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is asking President Donald Trump to build a wall of sorts that coastal residents and businesses can get behind — one designed to protect the lives and property from hurricanes such as Ike, which swamped the county in 2008.

  • By RALPH PARR
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The Clear Creek Independent School District is recognized across Texas, and is a major driver of the growth in Northern Galveston County. Clear Creek ISD is led by a dynamic 2012 Superintendent of the Year and a talented board of trustees honored for progressive thinking, transparency, respo…

  • By TOM LINTON & LEN WATERWORTH
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Editor’s Note: Tom Linton, an instructional professor at Texas A&M University at Galveston and a frequent contributor to The Daily News, is taking a look at beach replenishment on Galveston Island. This is the eighth in a nine-part series. Len Waterworth, an executive professor at Texas …

  • By DEBRA CRISS
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On May 6, we have an opportunity to move Galveston forward by passing a bond issue. The bond issue proposes street and drainage repair over a five year period that would otherwise take 20 years to complete. And it does so at half the price, saving taxpayers as much as $50 million. For the mo…

  • By GEORGE THOMAS PARSONS III
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From his bully pulpit, the first 100 days of President Trump's presidency can best be described in three words: A train wreck.

  • By CONNIE PATTERSON
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I’m a BOI ... I “bought on the island” three years ago. My husband and I found Galveston to be the perfect place to retire with the Gulf setting, the historical charm and the relaxed vibe of the folks here. Meeting real BOI’s has always charmed me because they’re so passionate about their ho…

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When government talks about seizing private property through eminent domain, Americans rightfully get their backs up. The notion runs counter to ideals in a nation founded by the belief that a right to property is fundamental and that government exists to protect private property.

  • By E. T. Anderson
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Returning from a visit to the University of Texas Medical Branch’s Victory Lakes campus and H-E-B, I came over the causeway to see all of the newly-planted oleanders in bloom. What a beautiful greeting! Then, as if to "top it off," there was our cemetery with a profusion of bright yellow cor…

  • By KATE MARX
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Saturday, Galveston will showcase the first-ever Pet-A-Palooza — a family event for pet lovers and a special day for one's four-legged family members. This new outreach event will take place on the grounds of and street adjacent to First Lutheran Church, 25th and Winnie streets in historic d…

  • By BILL SARGENT, MARK MANSIUS & JOHN GAY
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Last year, Congress passed a Continuing Resolution to avoid shutting the government down and to avoid dealing with a funding measure in the midst of a presidential election. Congress returns to work today and has only four days before government funding runs out. It seems to be a recurring t…

  • By ROBERTO TORRES
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“Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick tempered displays folly.” — Proverbs 14:29

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When alarm clocks go off Monday morning, you can rest assured a lot of children and teenagers will wake up afraid to go to school. They dread being verbally or physically tormented by a classmate or classmates. Or they worry about being excluded and shunned.

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Hollywood might be the last place you would expect to hear someone thanking God for their success in life.

  • By JACKIE COLE
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Galveston could lose two parks on May 6. Park land is considered precious enough that the Galveston Charter requires a vote of the people to sell any park land. The May 6 ballot asks to sell two city parks using the proceeds in other parks. Gus Allen and Jones are small neighborhood parks an…

  • By BESS MITCHELL
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Curtiss Brown is right about the upcoming bond election ("Look around and vote 'yes' May 6," The Daily News, April 21).

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May elections can be sad affairs. There are no national candidates on the ballots; most voters don’t even bother.

  • By ARNETTA HENDERSON
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My name is Arnetta Henderson. I am an alumna, former employee and supporter of College of the Mainland. I am seeking election to the COM Board of Trustees, Position 7 — At Large, in order to promote ethics, equality and educational excellence at the college. During the past several years, a …

  • By RONEY MCCRARY
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My opponent, Melissa Skipworth, can rest assured that there will be no controversy over Dr. Warren Nichol’s leadership (“Vote to end stagnation at COM,” The Daily News, April 19). Our college has been blessed to have the “Nick Saban” of community college presidents join our college family.

  • By BILL SPILLAR
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I’m writing to support David Rac as he seeks the office of trustee on the Texas City Independent School Board of Trustees. I have known David for over 30 years and know him to be a person of integrity, patience, compassion and intelligence.

  • By DOROTHY CHILDRESS
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Hitchcock has realized significant infrastructure and residential developments under leadership of our current mayor and city commissioners and I commend them for that. Hitchcock is now entering a new phase of positive change and progress with a number of ongoing projects in working or plann…

  • By ERIC CHAPA
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Over the past several months, it has become well known that the San Jacinto Waste Pits pose a serious threat to downstream communities such as ours. It seems more and more residents of these communities wish to see this site capped. As a resident of Galveston, I agree. However, I wish there …

  • By SARA PETERS
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I believe Sally Branson is the right candidate for Friendswood City Council Position 2. Having worked with Sally for various local community projects, I can personally attest to her strong work ethic and absolute integrity. She champions the concept that protecting our community means protec…

  • By WILLIAM VAN SCOYOC
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The right candidate for Friendswood Council Position No. 2 is Omar Peck. We need someone with honor that will fight to protect our properties. I have seen firsthand the city cater to large business at the cost of its residence and their property.