It appears that we are in the middle of a more typical croaker run, as anglers are reporting large catches of huge golden croaker, with one report of a 4-pounder being taken.
It hasn’t quite sunk in yet for the players, but the 2016 Lady Tors volleyball squad are now and forever a part of school history — the first team to reach the playoffs in a program more than 40 years old.
Reports surfaced last week that professional FBI agents are alarmed over the decision by FBI Director James Comey to recommend that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton not be prosecuted for her mishandling of classified information. According to reputable accounts, federal agents within the bureau are frustrated by the director’s leadership.
A telephone poll of 1,000 registered voters conducted by the University Of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs showed Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in a virtual tie in the red state of Texas. The poll conducted between Oct. 7-15, showed Trump leading by a margin of 41 to 38 percent with 11 percent undecided. The poll has a margin of error of plus/minus 3 percent.
As early voting begins today, what is of equal, if not more, importance than the presidential race for Galveston County voters are the local races.
Why do we as taxpaying Americans even go to the polls and vote for our next president?
The navigation district board has operated quietly while the Pelican Island Bridge, the link to Galveston's future economic development, has rusted away. Is there a strategic plan to address the rapid growth of the Texas A&M campus, commercial operations and potential economic growth?
The Galveston County Daily News endorses Hillary R. Clinton for President of the United States.
To the mayor and city council of Galveston, a request: For the love of God and for the love of the great Republic of Texas, can someone please sync the lights on Harborside Drive?
Last week I found myself apologizing to both my voting-age children for the state of today’s national election.
In 2014, the voters of the 23rd District of the Texas House of Representatives sent a Republican to Austin for the first time since Reconstruction. The 85th Legislative Session begins Jan. 10 and I ‘m asking you to vote Nov. 8 to send Wayne Faircloth back to represent us.
In response to the editorial by Michael A. Smith (“Climate change is real and its effects are here,” The Daily News, Oct. 19): There are all kinds of evidence of global warming. Things like surface temperature, sea level, tree line, droughts, floods, storms and many others, but they all show change that is no different from other periods. Only the hockey stick and yes it is the only one that shows something unprecedented going on in temperature.
The two candidates are firmly in place, each with a majority of primary votes, but national polling shows that a majority of us view both unfavorably. How does that happen in a democracy? Well, let's see.
We could not have imagined the situation with video slot machines could get any weirder, but it did.
Truisms are pronouncements of everyday wisdom of the common man. That makes them valuable to those who take the time to listen.
There are many ways to enjoy the water, but one of the fastest growing aquatic sports is stand-up paddle-boarding. A “stand-up board” is typically wider, thicker and longer than a surfboard. They’re designed for the rider to stand straight up and use a light paddle.
For the past decade, the funding formula provided by the legislature for public education in Texas has been broken. It has been patched, repaired, cobbled together and still is difficult to fathom. Justice Don Willett in writing the 100-page opinion saying the system “satisfies minimum constitutional requirements” also commented that, “Our Byzantine school funding ‘system’ is undeniably imperfect, with immense room for improvement.” The court urges the legislature to work for actual “transformational, top-to-bottom reforms that amount to more than Band-Aid on top of Band-Aid.”
David Michael Smith, your guest column finally made up my mind ("There's still time to jump off the Trump Train," The Daily News, Oct. 19). He complains about a seasoned county judge, about College of the Mainland leadership and the only thing he can push is his Marxist views.
I am impressed by the very active Hillary Clinton campaign workers in Galveston. Last week they stole one of my Trump/Pence signs from inside my fence.
Four people are in the race for Navigation District Commissioner. Half of them would serve with the necessary integrity and commitment. But, it takes more, and only one candidate is fully qualified. That candidate is clearly the incumbent, Dennis Byrd.
International Stuttering Awareness Day is Saturday. Did you know that 70 million people worldwide stutter — more than the population of France?
As the 2016 presidential campaign enters its home stretch with just a little more than two weeks to Election Day, the prevailing debate between voters seems to be not about which candidate — Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton — is most fit to serve as the next president of the United States, but rather which is least deserving of the office.
Why can’t I discuss candidates or politics in the polling place?
Let me introduce my comments by saying that Rosenberg Library offers many good services, such as the children’s center. Upon entering the library, one notices that children of ages varying from about 3 years old to 12-plus years, are using the computers to play different games. This says that the library is a fun place to be.
Donald Trump is the most openly racist, misogynistic, authoritarian and dangerous presidential candidate in recent United States history. Born into bourgeois privilege and brought up to value wealth and power instead of morality and decency, Trump has long had a reputation for bigotry and mistreatment of people. In the 1970s, he and his father were sued for racial discrimination in housing and had to settle the lawsuits.
Last week, the Galveston Park Board unveiled a new website design with the goal of making the organization’s information more accessible to the public. Whether you’re looking for information about board projects, meetings or parking passes, you’ll find it at the newly updated www.galvestonparkboard.org.
As State Representative for House District 23, and as a former classroom teacher, I am committed to focusing our attention on the current state of education. Most of us, myself included, have opinions which are based upon our experiences of being educated in the Texas public school system.
For a long time, it has been pretty easy to ignore the whole problem of global climate change.
Thanks for nothing Obama. The unemployment rate has been cut in half. We have had 78 consecutive months of private-sector job growth. We have seen the biggest job growth in manufacturing since the 1990s. The auto industry has shown record sales. Clean energy production has doubled. Our deficit has been cut three quarters. The stock market has tripled. We have the fewest uninsured in our history and we now have marriage equality nationwide.
Congratulations are in order for Texas City High School’s Marching Stingarees band, the 102 members of which have been invited to play during the halftime show of the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29 in San Antonio.
In response to the guest column by Ray Holbrook ("Don't vote for Hillary," The Daily News, Oct. 13): Seriously... you were really a judge? Your views are ridiculous, to say the least.
When you look at Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as presidential candidates, I think Trump is correct when he says most of the media is against him. He's fighting the media and numerous established Republican leaders.
In response to the editorial by Dave Mathews ("Bad behavior is just bad behavior," The Daily News, Oct. 10): He's exactly right in most of his comments — except this didn't originate with President Kennedy. Any historian will tell you that it has always been there in any positions that some people consider "power."
Dr. William Johnson never met a bug he didn’t like.
Q: How important are the expiration dates on foods and medications? Am I at risk if I take pills or eat foods that are out of date?
Things, if not getting worse, certainly aren't getting any better seven months after Gov. Greg Abbot appointed new leadership with a mandate to overhaul the system.
The mainstream media has been all a “twitter” over the language used by Donald Trump 10 years ago, which he terms “locker room talk.” Unmentioned are the ways Hillary has treated the women who her husband forced himself upon.
Donald Trump’s campaign is imploding. He’s lashing out at friends and foes, real and imaginary. His vision is increasingly angry, dark and apocalyptic. His words and actions range from creepy to destructive, from delusional to dangerous.
What Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough described recently as a vision for the Port of Galveston’s future may not be the right one, but discussion about it should continue beyond the backlash his comments generated.
“I don’t know what’s wrong with these kids today.”
If there’s an upside to the 2016 presidential election, which, as everybody knows, has been plowing through the weeds and beer cans in the ditch beside the low road, it may be that a record number of Texans have registered to vote.
Keep Dickinson Beautiful is usually involved in projects or events involving litter control, cleanups or recycling. But on Oct. 22, it will be showcasing Art in the Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. under the flags at the Dickinson City Hall complex, 4403 state Highway 3. This is a free event.
We owe a lot to Ray Holbrook. I know I do. I arrived in Galveston County in April of 1973, married only a year and in graduate school at Sam Houston State University. Judge Holbrook had volunteered Galveston County to the graduate school to provide an internship with the Commissioners Court. Paid for by an Intergovernmental Personnel Act grant, I was staffed to the very first effort at identifying just who worked for Galveston County and what they did — pre-personnel department. In that job I traveled to all the departments of the county, and learned most of the jobs. There were some recalcitrant elected officials who thought the commissioners court didn’t need to know those things.
WikiLeaks, Russia's Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. What's really with this bizarre alliance? Russia is one of the United States' main adversaries. At one point Trump was praising Putin and Russia over our current president, etc.
On behalf of the National Society of Artists and the artists who participated in the 32nd annual National Juried Art Show, I would like to thank the directors and trustees of Rosenberg Library for allowing the use of the newly renovated Wortham Auditorium.
The lawsuit Marathon Petroleum Corp. filed Monday against BP over the condition of the Galveston Bay Refinery when it changed hands in 2013 for about $2.5 billion is, perhaps, mostly an argument between one big energy company and a much bigger energy company over a huge business deal.
The Galveston Vietnam Veterans Fallen Heroes Program started collecting donations to raise funds to purchase, design and display 40 tiles for fallen Vietnam veterans from Galveston.
By my second year on Beach Patrol, I had work experience that enabled me to move away from Stewart Beach to the more challenging areas with rock groins on the seawall.
Under the school district’s former superintendent Dr. Leland Williams, who was an advocate for providing education programs for students with autism, Dickinson ISD made a substantial investment in its special education programs.
Why can’t I use my phone in the polling place?
I believe Hillary Clinton is the worst candidate for president in my lifetime. She is a serial liar and corrupt the Nth degree. Her position on major issues of the day are very socialistic. I hope no one in Galveston County votes for her.
If you watched the presidential debate Sunday night, you missed the best parts of a pretty good football game between the Giants and the Packers.
Greetings to Jeanie Bond in Bacliff who I do not know ("It's time to get Criss back where he belongs," The Daily News, Oct. 7). I do know Lloyd Criss, however. I have known him quite awhile.
After hearing the latest Donald Trump tape on Oct. 7, and seeing the related political cartoon on Oct. 9, I just wanted to say how disgusted I am by Trump’s actions.
How do we identify "legal" citizens? I am proud to be an American citizen (my grandparents emigrated from England and Germany) — and I know many naturalized citizens. We all would gladly produce our proof of citizenship, but we carry no proof. At any one time, all I have is my driver’s license (this applies to state issued IDs too). At the time I got it, I had to show my birth certificate and Social Security Card (birth certificate also required). But nowhere on the license or ID does it state U.S. citizen.
The recent condemnation of Donald Trump prompted me to think about how Jesus would have handled this situation. First of all, it is appalling to hear the hypocrisy. Crimes that were "forgiven." Hillary, a husband, a repeat offender of the Word of God, and still accused another human being of sins of the past.
I was proud to have been a part of the grand opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. I feel privileged and honored to have been chosen as a charter member. The museum is a grand testament to the long struggle of the African American race.
The USS Cavalla submarine and the USS Stewart destroyer escort, testaments to the country’s historic military might, are the centerpieces of Seawolf Park. Keeping these naval ships in tiptop shape is a labor of love for the volunteers who do so.
Some of the most interesting news in Galveston right now is what reporter Marissa Barnett last week called a renaissance underway along Market Street west of 25th Street.
What do I write about when I have nothing to write about? That problem strikes every so often.
Lots of things happen in October. There is Oktoberfest, Halloween and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But even if this was not October and it was not Breast Cancer Awareness Month, breast cancer is not going away. Don’t let the weather, your own personal laziness or fear or the busyness of this social season mask your need to be vigilant and make that appointment for a screening mammogram.