Galveston County is going through hell right now.

We don’t know what the next couple of days holds. No one does.

What we do know is even after the skies clear, this is far from over. Not even close.

This column is from me, as a member of The Daily News, to you, our community. The point is to ask for your help as we move forward as a community.

We are working to cover — and uncover — what is unfolding around this historic event for Galveston County.

While there is much to do, there is much to learn. What do we do now? How to do we help those in need? What could we do better next time?

Today’s world is different from 2008 when Hurricane Ike came ashore. Technology has allowed all of us to be more connected, capture more information, and share like never before. The Daily News is here to tell those stories. And you can play an important role in this telling.

If you have any tips, photos, or ideas you would like to share, please reach out to us at We would appreciate hearing from you.

Your eyes did not deceive you

Monday’s issue of The Daily News was a bit different on the eyes. Employees of The Daily News are like everyone else — experiencing flooding, road closures and concerned about loved ones. But we were determined — and committed — to bringing you your newspaper.

Sunday a small but dedicated crew was working both under the roof and remotely. Road closures literally cut Galveston County in half, particularly when Interstate 45 was closed near Dickinson. Like you, we found friends and staff stranded on the other side of the floodwaters.

But, everyone rolled up their sleeves and passionately contributed to serving you. Honestly, I was moved.

In the end, we developed a newspaper formula focusing on getting the important content and stories out to you and others. Other items, like comics, felt less important during this time and were omitted for speed and efficiency.

Our goal was to print and deliver a newspaper for Monday. And because of a talented and committed team, we were able to keep that commitment to you.

The more familiar model has resumed with our newspaper today.

Where is my Daily News?

Weather conditions affected delivery areas and may continue to do so in the coming days. Know we are making every effort to safely delivery to areas deemed passable. We respect the power of nature and how quickly conditions can change in the blink of an eye.

If your area is impacted by delivery challenges, we ask you email us at We would like to record your email and make any needed adjustments to your account.

Leonard Woolsey: 409-683-5207;

President & Publisher of The Galveston County Daily News.

(3) comments

Bill Broussard

I thought you folks at the gcdn have done an amazing job during Harvey. Thank you for your concern and dedication

Mark Aaron

I was quite surprised that every paper was delivered, and on time, throughout the storm. Thanks GCDN. You went above and beyond.

John Dupla

I live in League City and was isolated from any news except online and TV. Noticed that I could not find any news posted on local conditions. Where are local roads that have high water? How one can navigate roads to get home/out/work? Looked to GDN as a resource to get updates other than the generic "mandatory", "flash flood", pictures, etc. news. As of today, I'm still trying to get to LaMarque to check on friends and family's homes, however, no news to see what roads are back open/closed. FYI, I don't have a twitter/face book account, but I do have GDN account. Also noted the city/county officials failed to provide good communications to the public through this event. Bottom line, I'm still trying to get current news and the only way to see what's going on is to literally get in my vehicle and drive around.

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