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Various plans being considered for some sort of coastal barrier meant to protect this region from storm-driven surge offer a lot to debate about and there’s time to do that before any solid decisions are made.

  • From Staff Reports
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Last week, reader Dennis Sheehan wrote: “I am seeking to determine why there are orange barrels at each of the completed improvements on the seawall — bus stops, planter boxes and restrooms. Would you please find out what is the answer?”

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If you ever needed a reminder of what a wonderful community Galveston County is, you don’t need to look any further than an update to the story of the Christmas tree atop The Daily News.

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Drop the name American Civil Liberties Union into a conversation in certain circles, and there’s a good chance you’ll be answered with some eye-rolling and mutterings about strident liberals and the erosion of all that made this country great.

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The much-anticipated consultant’s report recommending ways Galveston might make the Broadway corridor look better seems to have raised more questions about that long-running effort than it answered.

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League City leaders are right to be actively planning how they wish to see the community grow in the coming years. Not doing so would risk not only the quality of life for the more than 100,000 current residents, but the future of the city and surrounding communities in Galveston County.

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Galveston’s Wharves Board of Trustees voted 5-2 Monday to conduct a sociopolitical experiment into whether an important but somewhat detached public institution can become better integrated through a change of venue.

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Many of the people debating whether the city of Galveston should affirm the abandonment of 10 mostly unusable rights of way south of the seawall are arguing points that are beside the point.

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It’s tempting, although maybe not fair, to argue that nobody at any level of government really knows what’s happening with the housing recovery efforts underway after Hurricane Harvey.

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It’s hard to find much good in a Halloween night incident during which a 21-year-old Texas A&M University at Galveston student felt fear and intimidation when four college-age people entered her dormitory and threatened her with vulgar, racial slurs.

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Each year on Christmas morning, thousands of children in Galveston County awaken to the uncomfortable reminder that they live in a home facing difficult financial challenges.

  • Dave Mathews
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We would like to congratulate the area high school sports teams for reaching the playoffs. For Galveston County, there are a good number of teams this year. While some teams have already been eliminated from the goal of winning a state championship, for others the goal is still in front of them.

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Texas City school officials have been a little reluctant to use the words, but the district most likely is preparing to call a bond referendum.

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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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The story in Tuesday’s edition of The Daily News about local police officials meeting with church leaders to share how to be prepared against an attack similar to the one outside San Antonio earlier this month was disturbing and sobering.

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Galveston County Commissioners tend to talk a lot about conservative principles. So, it was astonishing Monday when the court took steps to file a lawsuit against manufacturers of opioids — known to most of us as painkillers — to recover the costs to taxpayers related to abuse of such drugs,…

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Many events are planned across the county during the annual observance of Veterans Day, all with at least the stated purpose of honoring and thanking people who donned the uniforms and took the oaths to serve in our armed forces.

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The scene is regrettably familiar. A hurricane hits the Texas Gulf Coast and, within months, local school officials face state lawmakers to ask for relief for their districts from the state’s education funding and accountability systems.

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If you haven’t already voted early in the 2017 general election, today is the day to exercise one of the most fundamental and important rights we Americans possess.

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One of the odder things we’ve seen recently was the San Luis Pass Bridge on a list of hurricane relief projects the state of Texas submitted last week to the federal government for funding consideration.

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We love getting letters about the candidates and issues and we’ll continue accepting letters of up to 200 words for races in the Nov. 7 general election until noon today.

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The Lone Star Rally gets underway today in numerous spots around Galveston. This will be the 16th year the island has played host to the thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts who are expected to attend. And as is the case every year, there will be plenty of events for bikers and the bikeless alike.

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The idea may seem attractive on paper and this soon after a horrible flood, but dredging Dickinson Bayou probably would be the worst way to keep future torrential rains from doing as much damage as happened during Hurricane Harvey.

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In response to a recent editorial, readers have been commenting about our observation that state leaders objected to what they called the federal government trying to usurp state laws — or, if you will, states’ rights.

  • By HEBER TAYLOR
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Yes, Hurricane Harvey hurt. Yes, there are the usual squabbles over things that seem urgent at the moment but that are not of lasting importance. But if you take the long view, Galveston is on a roll.

  • By HEBER TAYLOR
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It’s good that the Dickinson City Council removed the Israel test as a requirement for hurricane relief.

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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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The Moody Early Childhood Center is celebrating its first anniversary. If you do one civic-minded deed today, take the time to learn something about this innovative school. It deserves public support.

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Dickinson officials should pretty quickly seek clarification about whether a state law attempting to suppress political dissent and political action against the state of Israel actually does apply to the city’s disaster recovery grant applications.

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The public forum for candidates to the Galveston Independent School District board of trustees will happen Monday, although not exactly as envisioned.

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For decades, in their wishful thinking, many voting Americans have put forth the view they wanted an alternative choice between the country’s two major parties and candidates — not just a pick one from column A or one from column B choice.