• BY MONICA WAGNER
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Galveston Independent School District’s School Board has called for a $31 million bond election on May 5. As a private citizen who has been involved in the school bond conception, I have learned a great deal how it is constructed and how it will benefit Galveston.

  • By PHYLLIS GALATAS
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Congratulations and a giant thank you to Michael A. Smith for his editorial ("Texas City ISD's rally no cause for retaliation," The Daily News, April 21) endorsing the behavior of Texas City students who held a rally in support of their fellow students from Parkland, Fla.

  • BY SUSAN GRAHAM
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I live in Sea Isle and am very grateful to have had Carolyn Sunseri as our District 6 representative over the last two sessions. She has been extremely accessible and willing to listen to the concerns of residents of Sea Isle regarding our drainage issues.

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  • By KRISTEN CARLSON
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For the past 105 years, the Rotary Club of Galveston has subscribed to the motto “Service Above Self.” And again this year, to raise monies that will directly benefit the Galveston community’s many vital humanitarian and educational projects and programs, the club will host its eighth annual…

  • By ALAN WATERS
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There has been some confusion as to the utilization of previous bond election funds by the College of the Mainland. The fact is that no bond money has ever been earmarked by the college for maintenance projects to make improvements to the current campus structures that are 50-plus years old.

  • By BILL BROUSSARD
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Ihave been at several presentations where Carolyn Sunseri suggests she has been responsible for many of the wonderful things Galveston has managed to accomplish in the past five years.

  • By CONNIE HEBERT
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At a seminar recently, we were reminded that no child lives without risk to traumatic experiences. Whether it is chronic poverty in the community, a devastating flood, tornado, or hurricane, or an incidence of gun violence or death in the family, providing children with immediate and long-te…

  • By CRAIG LINDBERG
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I’m supporting Jennifer Broddle for the at-large trustee position in the Clear Creek ISD election. I met Jennifer on the 2017 Facility Advisory Committee and currently serve with her on the Citizens Financial Advisory Committee. Spend just five minutes talking to her, and you will have no do…

  • By JOSE BOIX
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On Feb. 13, the Texas City Independent School District trustees unanimously voted to call a bond election to be placed on the May 5 ballot. The single proposition totaling about $136.1 million, will address these three main elements of critical need:

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President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday he was considering a pardon for Galveston native Jack Johnson, boxing’s first black heavyweight champion who was convicted more than 100 years ago by an all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines.

  • By CATHY GILLENTINE Columnist
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If you have been following the tweets of a certain president, you may have noticed his choice of insulting words is a bit limited. How much news can you call fake? How many people can you call grandstanding liars?

  • By SCOTT LIVANEC
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This Sunday is the Rotary Club of Galveston's eighth annual Rotary Crawfish Boil fundraiser! From noon to 4 p.m., you, your family and friends can look forward to a fun afternoon filled with live zydeco music, great food and wonderful fellowship — all taking place under the Big White Tent (b…

  • By MIKE ROBINSON
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I would like to recognize some of the significant achievements of Councilwoman Carolyn Sunseri, as I support Sunseri for a third and final term.

  • By ELDREGE LANGLINAIS
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In April 1947, I was 7 years old and in the second grade at our second-story Catholic school near my home in Port Neches, some 70 miles away.

  • By RON COX
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In response to the article (“A great divide,” The Daily News, April 8) some $13 million is currently allocated for detention around Mud Gully and Turkey Creek in Harris County, and for de-snagging in Clear Creek and its tributaries.

  • By TONYA HEBERT
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Carolyn Sunseri has been on the Galveston City Council representing District 6 for the past four years. Since that time, I have seen more improvements throughout our island than I have seen in years past.

  • By CHRISTOPHER BERTINI
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The Texas City disaster survivors — what an amazing generation. Nothing could knock them down. Wait a minute! There is a great generation right now. Millennials.

  • By KIM JONES YANCY
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As I walk the streets, campaigning for mayor and going door to door in this beautiful city of La Marque, I often hear the concerns about gentrification, safety, security, aging infrastructure and lack of business interest or investors in our city.

  • By GREG MOSES
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Not that I’d mind a world where facts sometimes slip free, so long as stories we share have lasting value. Fighting back “fake news” is one thing. We also have to take the offensive in telling stories that bring us back to life — like the story of the mothers and fathers who birthed the MLK …

  • By GERHARD MEINECKE
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In Galveston County the extensive amount of construction of homes and businesses on former pastures and rice fields has greatly reduced the ground’s ability to absorb rainfall. The runoff is being channeled into bayous, which do not have the capacity to receive the volume of runoff. Their ca…

  • By BILL MCGARVEY
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La Marque primary, elementary and middle schools were all badly damaged by Hurricane Harvey, forcing students to be relocated. Primary and elementary school students were sent to Texas City, where they are currently in temporary, mobile classrooms, and middle school students are attending cl…

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Glancing at the driver’s side rearview mirror, I noticed a yellow banana sitting on the mirror of the pickup truck behind me. The light ahead remained red and I found myself watching the image.

  • By MARK CIAVAGLIA
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Last fall, over 70 members of the Texas City Independent School District community began meeting to assess the district’s facilities. Do the current facilities meet the existing needs of our students and teachers? What about in the future? Are our schools as safe and secure as our students a…

  • By CINDY SCHULZ
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I am proud and honored to endorse Carolyn Sunseri for re-election to the Galveston City Council, District 6. I have known Carolyn for over 25 years and have found her to be an independent leader and thinker who exemplifies integrity, vision and an unwavering passion for Galveston.

  • By MIKE LOCKWOOD
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I lived in La Marque for 62 years. I attended every grade level at La Marque Independent School District, served on the La Marque Chamber of Commerce and on the La Marque Parks Board, and even served as a city councilman. I was involved in many youth related sports functions and was an activ…

  • By DAVID PASTALANIEC
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On May 5, elections will be held for the Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District, which manages flood control for the Clear Creek watershed. I live in the Quakers Landing Subdivision in Friendswood, which was flooded by Hurricane Harvey.

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People who care about public education and its role in developing the well-rounded, and, dare we even hope, open-minded citizens necessary for the maintenance of democracy should step up support for Texas City ISD and the bond issue its leaders have called for May.

  • By EDNA COURVILLE
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We are fast approaching the date for the school bond election for Texas City Independent School District. If you are reading this, you most probably are cognizant of the fact that Texas City and La Marque ISDs are now one district. That means that our school community is one.

  • By M.D. WARD
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I've been reading about the American Civil Liberties Union suing Galveston County about our jail system ("ACLU: County legal system discriminates against poor," The Daily News, April 10). Sounds to me like our police are wasting their time arresting and booking criminals that they risk their…

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There’s a growing popular opinion, based on the hard personal experience of Hurricane Harvey, that this region needs broader, more coordinated and better integrated flood-control efforts.

  • By PETER DAVIS
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The group of 10 or so middle school students came to the 24th Street beach early. They were well away from the designated “no swim” area, about midway between the rocks and the Pleasure Pier.

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The Daily News does not gather and resell your personal data to third-party vendors for profit. This point is worth making as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg returns from last week’s hat-in-hand apology tour before Congress.

  • By GARY HARRIS
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After attending the candidate's forum on April 10, it struck me why I’m especially pleased to support Mike Foreman as our next mayor of Friendswood — he is a visionary. In his responses on that night, he demonstrated an excellent understanding of the current issues before the city, such as E…

  • By PAMELA MILETELLO
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A grassroots movement in Friendswood politics has new contenders stepping into the ring for the upcoming elections. Supporters of longtime city and county leaders who are seeking re-election or campaigning to shift from one leadership role to another (some having held their positions for the…

  • By GENE HAIN
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It’s easy to understand the newspaper's concern about the tariff on foreign produced paper and the added cost to your business. Where was that concern when paper companies sent their production to other countries costing many paper workers their jobs?

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Editor’s Note: This editorial was originally published in The Galveston Daily News on April 19, 1947. It’s reprinted here to mark the 71st anniversary of what remains today the worst industrial disaster in U.S. history.

  • By JAMES E. DANIELS
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As we watched the commemoration of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and heard the divisive rhetoric from both sides, it became apparent that we need a concerted effort to bring back the sense of unity and dignity in this country.

  • By MICHAEL & JANET WEGNER
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Robert Griffon will be a great asset to the Friendswood City Council. My wife and I have known him for over 20 years. During this time, we have witnessed him serving in several leadership positions. Proven leadership should be a foundation for any candidate, but it takes time and life experi…

  • By CHUCK AUTH
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Watching the questioning of Mark Zuckerberg by congressmen it became obvious that there were two types of questioners; ones that needed explanation and ones using the national soapbox — until Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vermont) began. Anyone watching Zuckerberg's behavior could quickly see his eyes…