The Daily News is proud of Galveston County. Faced with one of the most difficult chapters in regional history, our community has come together with remarkable compassion, resourcefulness and good, old-fashioned Texas work ethic. We salute you.

Having served this community for 175 years gives The Daily News the perspective to make this call. We’ve seen everything from The Great Storm of 1900 to the devastating explosion of 1947 in Texas City. And in each time, our communities have dropped everything to help one another.

While the outside world may be surprised at what they see, The Daily News has only to look back through our archives to read about how this community has successfully faced adversity in the past.

We are proud to enter this chapter into our archive for future generations to experience.


One of the challenges we face in the post-Harvey world is managing the sheer number of good deeds and fundraisers going on throughout Galveston County. While we attempt to cover a good number of them, there are simply not enough hours in the day or days in the week for us to get to them all.

Unfortunately, coverage choices have to be made and we mean no disrespect for those we cannot attend.

That said, if you have an upcoming event or have news of one recently completed, please send a brief email to our community news editor, Angela Wilson, so we can look for an opportunity to use the information. Again, please understand the volume is high right now — and that is a good thing — but we invite you to keep us posted with your good news.

Please send to Angela Wilson at



The Daily News is offering for a limited time, reduced rate advertising packages to local businesses to help generate foot traffic or get the phones ringing. Priced well below standard rates, these new packages will only be available during September. For more information, please contact your local account representative or email me at and I will forward you to the right person. You can also call us at 409-683-5200 and ask for advertising.


The Daily News’ annual Press Run is going to be Oct. 28. Originally scheduled for this coming Saturday, we decided to move the race out of any recovery window for those affected by the recent flooding.

The race will now be held in late October to give everyone a chance to get ready for the race across the Galveston Causeway. We know this is a popular event with both families and individuals and we want everyone to be able to participate without concern for more pressing issues.

The Press Run raises funds for elevating literacy and provides free newspapers to student classrooms throughout Galveston County.

For more information or to sign up, please visit or email

Leonard Woolsey: 409-683-5207;

President & Publisher of The Galveston County Daily News.

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