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If you want to attract good jobs or retail rock stars, you have to shell out money, usually in the form of tax breaks and upfront financial perks. At least that’s the calcified conventional wisdom. Most cities and other governments justify such incentives by saying they make a place competit…

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The Port of Galveston probably needs a new strategy in its efforts to bring clarity to the issue of fog delays, how those are affecting the island’s lucrative cruise business and whether harbor pilots are using delays punitively against shippers who have complained about a substantial rate i…

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Leaders of Galveston ISD and community volunteers charged with assessing demographic trends and facility needs in preparation for the second of two contemplated bond issues face two fundamental questions.

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There is more to the city’s plan to build a public works building and warehouse a few blocks west of Galveston’s traditional downtown than immediately meets the eye, as Mayor Jim Yarbrough said in a news story published Thursday.

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Despite all the appeals from prominent politicians, a resolution from both houses of the U.S. Congress, despite support in Galveston — which considers Jack Johnson a native son — and despite a Texas Historical Society recognition awarding a historical marker to go along with the park the cit…

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It was good news for disaster victims all over the country and in Puerto Rico when the U.S. Congress early Friday finally cleared an impasse formed around partisan policy disagreement and approved a massive budget measure that includes almost $90 billion in disaster relief.

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A survey of more than 600 people registered to vote in Texas City ISD elections showed strong support, at least for the individual parts, of a bond proposition the school board is contemplating for a May referendum.

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The Daily News editorial board supports Galveston Independent School District’s attempt to pass a $31 million May bond referendum, which the board of trustees voted to call at a meeting Wednesday night.

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It was good to see that officials noted the number of contractor fraud cases in repairs and rebuilds reported so far are low in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which drenched the area more than five months ago.

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While U.S. senators look to continue their battle over the budget and immigration issues, they ought to stop for a moment and consider moving one piece of legislation forward — an $81 billion supplemental bill aimed at providing some relief to states hit by natural disasters.

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If you have traveled up and down the seawall in the past couple of days, you couldn’t miss the annual pilgrimage of vehicles parking along the roadway in preparation for the event.

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The Port of Galveston’s governing board made a good move Tuesday when it instructed newly hired Port Director Rodger Rees to draft a letter seeking a joint meeting with the Board of Pilot Commissioners.

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It’s pretty safe to argue that proponents of raising League City’s sales tax rate by a quarter-cent to generate revenue for economic development need a new message to sell the idea.

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It’s hard not to agree with bankruptcy trustee Randy Williams’ assessment of news this week that Scenic Galveston is interested in buying Porretto Beach and making it public.

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La Marque Mayor pro tem Keith Bell is right in wanting to chase slumlords out of his city, or at least make it very uncomfortable for them to operate there.

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As if anyone needed a reminder about why getting our port in order is such a high priority, December’s cruise ship embarkations established a new high water mark for the number of passengers sailing from the island.

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Here we are in the middle of January, approaching five months after Hurricane Harvey came ashore — flooding tens of thousands of homes and businesses — and the federal government has yet to approve the $81 billion disaster aid package to help Texas and other places in the United States hit b…

  • By LEONARD WOOLSEY
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Each year, our local chambers of commerce in Galveston County take time to recognize those who they wish to thank for a job well done in helping foster a stronger business community.

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It’s interesting that Gov. Greg Abbott has snubbed incumbent state Rep. Wayne Faircloth and endorsed his opponent for Texas House District 23, political newcomer Mayes Middleton.

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In April every year, we honor people in our community who go out of their way to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors.

  • By MICHAEL A. SMITH
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The timing of Friendswood attorney Greg Enos’ accusations against Judge Lonnie Cox — less than two months before early voting begins in a bitter GOP primary race pitting Cox against incumbent County Judge Mark Henry — was unfortunate.

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A majority bloc of the Galveston Planning Commission grossly exceeded its mandate Tuesday by ignoring a city staff recommendation and voting against a request that the city abandon 25 public easements on the beach between Sixth and 10th streets.

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Whether it’s just stubborn perception or opinion rooted in some reality, the city of Galveston’s building department has long been maligned as an obstructionist bureaucracy.

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The fact that Galveston County and Federal Emergency Management Agency are now, more than four months after Hurricane Harvey, at an impasse over the details of how to deal with temporary, emergency housing units — that is trailers and recreational vehicles — in floodplains indicates dysfunct…

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In April every year, we honor people in our community who go out of their way to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors.

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Odds are, if you are reading this newspaper, you are already a fan of Galveston County. The mix of breathtaking nature, diverse cultures, unique people, powerful industry and downright good-hearted community is second to none. I’d challenge you to find a comparable small stretch of land (onl…

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If you plan to ring in the new year with a few drinks and haven’t planned how you’ll get around without driving yourself, take a few minutes to do that today.

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We at The Daily News would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas. We would also like to extend our best wishes to those who celebrated Hanukkah (Dec. 12-20), Kwanzaa (Dec. 26) or simply the remarkable gift of life. There is nothing more precious.