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The Galveston County Daily News: Editorials

August 29, 2016


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Improving Harborside Drive makes good business sense

In July, a record number of passengers boarded ships in Galveston. With more than 90,000 people embarking on cruises with Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival Cruise Lines, port officials predict about 870,000 cruise passengers will leave from Galveston this year, which would be an increase of about 35,000 from 2015.

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Sunday 08/28/2016
Yes on TRE is an investment in FISD's future
Posted: August 28, 2016

Voters in Friendswood should consider one fundamental question above all other questions as they decide whether to support a tax ratification vote scheduled for Sept 10: How important is the quality of the public schools to the quality of life in Friendswood?

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Friday 08/26/2016
It's time once again to register for the Daily News Press Run
Posted: August 26, 2016

Pretty frequently, we devote this space to the promotion of worthy local causes. Today, we’re taking the space on our own behalf, but also on behalf of Galveston County teachers, students, literacy, civic-mindedness and newspapers in general.

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Thursday 08/25/2016
Support-the-police campaigns open door to dialogue
Posted: August 25, 2016

Home delivery subscribers in Galveston found something extra in their papers today — “Love You Blue” bumper stickers.

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Wednesday 08/24/2016
Polls are interesting, but ...
Posted: August 24, 2016

So while the polls are leaning toward Clinton, it's far from time for Democrats to begin planning an election victory party.

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Tuesday 08/23/2016
Lessening effects of concussions starts with teaching how to play the game
Posted: August 23, 2016

As the emphasis on safety, Cantu said, has moved from the professional to the college to the high school level, perhaps it should morph even further, down to the junior high and middle school level or even earlier.

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Monday 08/22/2016
Santa Fe may set standard for investment of public money
Posted: August 22, 2016

If the deal goes through as planned, Santa Fe’s city leaders will have set a standard for effective use of economic development money.

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Sunday 08/21/2016
Welcome to the legislature's preseason
Posted: August 21, 2016

Texas’ prison system has had a chronic problem of having a shortage of guards. Over the past several years, prison officials said last week, the system has been operating with an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 vacant guard positions.

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Only the legislature could create such absurdity
Posted: August 21, 2016

We have to sympathize with the city of Hitchcock in its efforts to deal with a growing number of video slot-machine operations.

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Saturday 08/20/2016
Latest state ratings the last word on LMISD
Posted: August 20, 2016

The Texas Education Agency this week issued what should be the last word in the debate about whether former Commissioner Michael Williams acted wisely and legally when he ordered La Marque Independent School District to be shut down and annexed by the district in neighboring Texas City.

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