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The Galveston County Daily News: Editorials

February 13, 2016


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The Sealy & Smith Foundation deserves congratulations

Congratulations are in order for Galveston-based The Sealy & Smith Foundation, to which University of Texas regents have awarded the system’s highest honor for donating more than $900 million since its creation to build hospitals, fund research and bring premier health care to Galveston County.

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Friday 02/12/2016
Neighborhood program: What it is and what it isn't
Posted: February 12, 2016

Granted, it's bad form to say we told you so, but The Daily News has been arguing almost since the city council created its neighborhood improvement program three years ago that the program violated at least the obvious intent and spirit of Galveston's charter.

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Thursday 02/11/2016
Empty La Marque bookshelves deserving of ire
Posted: February 11, 2016

In a startling revelation to The Galveston County Daily News, interim Superintendent Dr. Willis Mackey stated he had learned some district classrooms lacked reading material and the stock of books available in the district hadn't been updated in nearly seven years.

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Wednesday 02/10/2016
On Mardi Gras beads, umbrellas and Mummers
Posted: February 10, 2016

After three weeks — Mainland Mardi Gras opened the festivities Jan. 23 — another wonderful season is at its end. With parades, music festivals and a record-setting Funky Uptown Umbrella Parade, you would be hard pressed to say that you couldn’t find anything to do for the past fortnight or so.

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Tuesday 02/09/2016
Vogelpohl's style sorely missing from politics today
Posted: February 09, 2016

Some Daily News staffers have been lamenting the passing Saturday of Kris Anne Vogelpohl, who has been called the matriarch of the Galveston County Republican Party.

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Monday 02/08/2016
GBU: Perfect weather, a lack of books and the danger of distraction
Posted: February 08, 2016

The Good. It’s pretty rare to get two weekends of good weather for Mardi Gras and more rare still to get the cool, crisp, sunny perfect fall days that Texas weather can produce when it decides to.

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Sunday 02/07/2016
Is giving the city more of the port's money the right move?
Posted: February 07, 2016

There’s something along the lines of the adage about cutting off your nose to spite your face in calls from District 4 Councilman Norman Pappous for a charter amendment obliging the Port of Galveston to pay more money to the city each year.

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Saturday 02/06/2016
League City Chamber honors business leaders
Posted: February 06, 2016

On Friday, the League City Regional Chamber of Commerce recognized businesses and individuals who demonstrate business excellence in the community at a tailgate-themed party at the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook.

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Friday 02/05/2016
Island council was right to regulate ride-hailing companies
Posted: February 05, 2016

Galveston City Council was right to have imposed regulations on ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft and should stand firm against the counter campaign Uber is attempting to foment among its fans.

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Thursday 02/04/2016
Record number of exonerations is proof reform is needed
Posted: February 04, 2016

A record number of people were exonerated of criminal convictions last year in the United States, and nearly 40 percent of those cases involved homicide convictions. The National Registry of Exonerations, a project of the University of Michigan Law School, reported 149 people were wrongly convicted of crimes in 2015. On average, those individuals spent 14.5 years behind bars. Texas, the second most populous state, had the most exonerations with 54; New York, the fourth most populous state, came in second with 17.

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