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.
When Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough appointed Thayer Evans to the city’s police pension board, figure skater Tonya Harding immediately came to mind.
Dickinson Mayor Julie Masters’ worry about small cities being forgotten when post-Harvey disaster recovery money begins flowing into Texas may have been unfounded, but she was right in expressing them.
There was a little good news near the end of last week about disaster housing programs to be funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and managed by the Texas General Land Office.
It may have seemed like a small thing at first glance, a gesture even, that organizations running a disaster recovery center in Texas City decided to stay open a little later into the evening to accommodate Dickinson residents, especially those such as teachers who are back at work but still…
Last month, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter to Washington, D.C., asking that churches and other houses of worship be allowed the same access to federal Hurricane Harvey aid that other nonprofits are.
After having to suffer the pain of Harvey reaching into their homes, storm victims are now being subjected to the indignity of scavengers picking through their discarded water-damaged items waiting for pickup.
Galveston City Councilman Craig Brown’s plans to impose tougher rules and steep fines for owners of neglected, abandoned and vacant buildings is promising.
The talk about statues dedicated to, and schools and even U.S. Army forts named after, leaders of the Confederacy, which fell more than 150 years ago, begs the question. What should be the discussion about the underlying issue?
As we near the one-month anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, the shock of the storm and all it inflicted has mostly worn off, only to be replaced by despair and frustration.
We urge Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath to follow through with a plan to financially help school districts facing declines in student population or property values because of Hurricane Harvey.
Recently, we warned about the inevitable appearance of scam charities hoping to capitalize on the spike in charitable giving that also inevitably happens after disasters such as Hurricane Ike.
Editor’s note: This editorial was scheduled to be published Aug. 27 but was pre-empted by Hurricane Harvey. Much has changed in the weeks since, but this point stands.
There is little more sacred in Texas than Friday night football. And Clear Creek Independent School District’s offering of free admission to two home football games today is an excellent gesture in community building following Harvey and the epic flooding and damage across our communities.
It’s good news that advocates for the construction of a coastal barrier system seem confident that Hurricane Harvey’s flooding rains will lift, rather than drown, support for measures meant to protect the region from storm-surge flooding.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency probably should rethink its blanket prohibition against housing flood-displaced people in short-term rental properties.
While Congress moved quickly to approve $15.3 billion in disaster aid after Hurricane Harvey, with Florida being pounded by Hurricane Irma, the cost for southern states to rebuild is expected to be in the hundreds of billions of dollars.
Saturday, we wrote about avoiding the bad actors that inevitably will arrive in the county to take advantage of people needing repairs at their homes and businesses.
The floods of Hurricane Harvey brought out the best in a lot of people, but they inevitably will wash some of the worst kinds of people out of their burrows and into the county.
We’ve expended a lot of words in this space over the past week or more praising rescuers, both official and freelance, who turned up, often unbidden, to help people escape the flood.
Galveston County leaders are right in asking federal emergency officials for a housing program that allows contractors to make damaged houses livable in a shorter amount of time.
Galveston officials are right to be careful and sensitive about how they market the island’s tourism attractions while people are displaced from their homes and otherwise suffering in the immediate aftermath of Harvey.
One of the questions that will arise from Hurricane Harvey is exactly how, and by how much, the massive flood will change the debate about investing several billion dollars, mostly federal, into a huge civil engineering project to mitigate storm-surge flooding along this part of the Texas Coast.
Post office bashing is a sport, of sorts, in this country. It’s a pastime, like baseball, and an inalienable right bestowed by some authority beyond even the constitution.
It’s hard to know what to say about Hurricane Harvey today; this is the first day in what seems like a very long time that the immediate effects of the event haven’t dominated every minute and demanded more than full attention.
A catastrophe that some officials already were calling the worst in Texas history was unfolding Sunday in Galveston County, where Tropical Storm Harvey was dropping rain at levels unprecedented in recent memory.