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Clyde Wood, who owns The Witchery on Postoffice Street, brought the issue up recently, but anybody who lives, works or otherwise spends much time in downtown Galveston is likely to be equally annoyed.

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The neighbors of the scattered-site housing in the Magnolia Court subdivision should be more concerned with providing low- and moderate-income housing than the vetting process to move in.

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This week is your chance to ensure a generous matching grant of $500,000 from the Mabee Foundation finds its way to the Salvation Army of Galveston County, where it will help thousands of people in need throughout our community.

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The good news for Galveston in the Texas Education Agency’s 2017 accountability ratings was that Central Middle School had “met standard” after having missed that baseline measure of success for four years.

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It’s good that government officials on both sides of the San Luis Pass are stepping up efforts to keep people from killing themselves by entering the treacherous waters that flow there, connecting West Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

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The advisory issued this week warning that there might be more tropical weather systems in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico in 2017 than previously estimated serves as a good reminder that we’re about to enter peak hurricane season.

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Leaders of San Antonio-based Valero Energy Corp. should consider forgiving Texas City Independent School District the $8 million it’s supposed pay in tax refunds over the next three years.

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The League City council should be commended for wanting to hold the line on the tax rate, but it’s going to have to invest more in emergency medical services.

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The 5 percent premium rate increase members of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association board approved during a meeting Tuesday in Galveston isn’t staggering just in itself.

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Along with the questions about what kind of bridge should be built to replace the old one linking Galveston and Pelican islands, how it should be routed, how much it would cost and who all would be obliged to pay for it, are these:

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You have to admire the candor with which Texas City Mayor Matt Doyle addressed the aggressive appraisal disputes by industry operating in his community. It needed to be said and Doyle said it well.

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Workaday taxpayers may be feeling abused by having to cover the very generous severance packages public boards are in the habit of granting to executives they’ve shown the door.

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There are two fundamental problems with state Sen. Larry Taylor’s attempt to link $150 million in stopgap public school funding to a program allowing parents to pay private school tuition with public dollars; both are about scope.

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Galveston County organizations that stand to benefit from replacing the aged Pelican Island Bridge need to pony up some money before the state takes away $45 million earmarked for the project.

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W e hope pilot board Commissioner Henry Porretto and wharves board Chairman Ted O’Rourke act on their idea to publicly air concerns among cruise lines about fog delays.

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As state lawmakers gather in Austin, and Congress reconvenes in Washington, to take up immediate and pressing issues, we should consider how long some of those issues have been around and how successful we might finally be in resolving them.

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As Texas lawmakers prepare to reconvene Tuesday in Austin for a special session, they should spend some time looking at Texas public school districts, thinking about their own responsibilities and perhaps rereading their oaths of office.

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It’s good the city of Galveston is working to improve the safety of its streets for both drivers and pedestrians, although there’s only so much paint can do against one of the core problems.

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On Thursday, The Daily News held the final of three community events in celebration of the newspaper’s 175th anniversary at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center in League City. It followed events in Galveston and Texas City.

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Many questions remain about events leading to a July 3 car crash in which two men — father and son Hong Phuc Le, 33, and Duoc Van Le, 58 — were killed as they were parked on the shoulder of northbound Interstate 45 lanes, apparently tying items down in the bed of their truck.

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There never was much doubt that problems in the pretrial release program were substantially contributing to an unusually large jail population that’s costing taxpayers and puts the county at risk of outside intervention.

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There’s a lot of room for improvement in the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, even after years of improvement since Hurricane Ike in 2008. Premium rates have risen during most years since then, for example, and those costs have become burdensome to homeowners.

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Our state elected officials, and county officials trying to come up with ways to correct some problems at the jail, should be asking the Texas Department of Health and Human Services what happened to all the money lawmakers have allocated since 2013 for community mental health programs.

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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

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For most of us, today marks the beginning of the Fourth of July holiday, which — considering watermelon, barbecue, fireworks, the beach, parades and the fact that it’s held in the USA — is among the best holidays on the calendar, in our humble opinion.

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There are reasonable arguments on both sides of the question about whether the Wharves Board of Trustees, which governs the Port of Galveston, should begin holding its meetings in the council chambers at city hall.

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La Marque and its police department face a dilemma common in communities where crime is on the rise and residents demand action — how to crack down without sometimes stepping on the toes of the law abiding.

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This week’s prestigious “No Truer Words Were Spoken” award goes to County Commissioner Darrell Apffel, who told the unvarnished truth about the proposed Pelican Island Bridge.

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The ceremony Thursday to mark the opening of two mixed-income housing developments in Galveston was a milestone.