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October 26, 2016

Daily News endorses Galveston candidates

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  • JohnNagy1400 posted at 12:54 am on Sun, Apr 27, 2014.

    JohnNagy1400 Posts: 1 Staff

    Awesome Carolyn!!

  • truthserum posted at 12:56 am on Sun, Apr 27, 2014.

    truthserum Posts: 584

    And ladies and gentlemen.... That's the next city council.

    Great endorsements!

  • gecroix posted at 8:17 am on Sun, Apr 27, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6261

    Quite a change to go Back to the Future on trolley tracks instead of in a DeLorean...

  • confusedemmy posted at 8:51 am on Sun, Apr 27, 2014.

    confusedemmy Posts: 345

    Of course. I only agree with districts 5 and 6, which are obvious.

    But seriously. The rest of the selections are hand-picked by the Kempners and the Moodys. Let's just keep being owned by rich people that don't care about us.

  • lgrahamtx posted at 10:06 am on Sun, Apr 27, 2014.

    lgrahamtx Posts: 9

    I definitely think this would be a better combo for the City than what we have now. As a West Ender, I particularly would like to see Sunseri win.

  • RonShelby posted at 11:20 am on Sun, Apr 27, 2014.

    RonShelby Posts: 1047

    I really like the rational behind these endorsements. There's a clear thread of cooperation running through. It would be a breath of fresh air.

  • Jake Buckner posted at 11:59 am on Sun, Apr 27, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    The only surprise here is Hoover over Pappous. I really don't see how anyone can fault the job Norm Pappous has done, even the GDN. This tells me the endorsements were bought. Which also comes as no surprise.

    I really, really, really hope that whomever we elect are able and willing to think for themselves. Cooperation in following the wrong path is a terrible thing.

  • npappous posted at 1:10 pm on Sun, Apr 27, 2014.

    npappous Posts: 578

    Thanks Jake but it is no surprise. Read the questionnaires.

    My opponent favors the mixed-income housing plan. All their candidates do.

  • Jake Buckner posted at 1:27 pm on Sun, Apr 27, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240


    Well, Mr Pappous, there's a silver lining: I know you're a staunch supporter of the Police Department (as all citizens should be). Rebuilding the tenements will give Chief Poretto solid rationale to expand his force.


  • confusedemmy posted at 9:04 am on Mon, Apr 28, 2014.

    confusedemmy Posts: 345

    Also, Kovacs had David Hoover brought in for 3 months after Yarbrough's stint at economic development - for 1/2 the paycheck! JY got $10K/month, DH got $5K... never heard of any results from either.

    Friday, July 6, 2012 12:00 am

    By Laura Elder

    GALVESTON — The island is taking another swing at employing an economic development director a position vacant since Jim Yarbrough’s contract ended in September.

    The city on Monday hired David A. Hoover through a three-month professional services contract to work for City Manager Michael Kovacs as economic development directorconsultant.

    The city will use 4B sales tax to pay Hoover $15000 for the three months. Kovacs doesn’t need the city council’s approval for professional services contracts worth $15000 or less.

  • confusedemmy posted at 9:04 am on Mon, Apr 28, 2014.

    confusedemmy Posts: 345

    And Jake, I think Marx over McMorris was a bit of a slap in the face after all the things Ralph has done for the community.

  • gecroix posted at 9:44 am on Mon, Apr 28, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6261

    An economic developement for one person.
    That's a good deal for the one.
    If it's worth 10 grand a month to accomplish nothing but a personal paycheck, what is the pay for actually producing economic developement on a bigger scale than for self?

  • confusedemmy posted at 10:29 am on Mon, Apr 28, 2014.

    confusedemmy Posts: 345

    Well, looking at his campaign finance reports, I'd say pretty darn good.

  • Partner posted at 2:09 pm on Mon, Apr 28, 2014.

    Partner Posts: 480

    I am surprised about Marx's endorsement and have to think that a yes vote for the housing question was a definite plus in the evaluations. Marx has picked up on the lexicon quickly but miss-represents her public service and is anything less than objective about when the TIRZ should begin to pay out and help us.

    If she wins, we will have a person overseeing our taxes who does not pay taxes to the City. It seems that each election the squalor gets even more so.

    To be fare, confusedemmey, I doubt the Moody's per se are very interested in Marx. More likely, Jimbo is for Marx because she rounds out that behind the scenes ticket of candidates he's running but after that, I'm not sure they care. Kempner, on the other hand, for sure would back Marx for several agenda reasons. Would not be surprised if someone close to them didn't write her Chamber and News answers.

    An interesting tid bit: Last election, Rosen and Pappous got into a public argument. The Mayor's violent response was to two items Pappous said: 1) Rosen was not a Republican, he donated to the Democratic Party and 2) Rosen was a shill for Kempner. Rosen got indignant and was shouting his denials in a public place.

    At the GAIN forum, Rosen and Kempner sat next to each other and looked pretty chummy.

    After the last two years, are there any doubts Rosen is a shill? After the last two years, are there any doubts that Rosen is so dumb he may not even yet know he was a shill?

  • truthserum posted at 11:27 pm on Mon, Apr 28, 2014.

    truthserum Posts: 584

    He did some good stuff in the background on the economic development .... You're about to find out about when he gets elected.

  • LV1951 posted at 8:21 am on Tue, Apr 29, 2014.

    LV1951 Posts: 119

    I personally, don't think it is right for any news media to show support for any particular candidate. I always thought news medias are supposed to be impartial. Or at least they should be! IMHO

  • dbeard57 posted at 8:00 am on Wed, Apr 30, 2014.

    dbeard57 Posts: 1183

    Since when has the news media not tried o influence voting, I know for 60 years myself they have been doing. It truly is their job to put the information to voters and let the voter make their decision. when I say put out the info I mean in a non biased way which the meadia can never do.

  • georgelee posted at 6:07 pm on Wed, Apr 30, 2014.

    georgelee Posts: 20

    The daily gazette endorsements and the chamber of comedy are tripe, and reflect housing (vague, in support or silent) and are a cave-in to the ruling families. I was nauseated but not surprised at the choices. Nodding heads and puppets. Ignore them and elect intelligent, independent thinkers who will vote with integrity and knowledge. rosen and Robb were the primary sources of the animosity and childish behavior in the present council. Listen to Electric Theatre Radio Hour if you want in- depth interviews where they reveal their positions and views. Marx? Hoover? The paper and the chamber are in a parallel universe. Think for yourselves and do some research before you swallow this pablum!

  • justaman posted at 7:24 am on Thu, May 1, 2014.

    justaman Posts: 213

    The GDN has it right. I agree with Shelby.. I'm excited about the future for Galveston
    as Yarbrough will be our next mayor. City entrance sign on the causeway should read, men at work, progress ahead! . The jewel of the Texas gulf coast is about to shine again.!

  • Jarvo posted at 6:55 pm on Fri, May 2, 2014.

    Jarvo Posts: 720

    To not pick Norman is so very sad but so very predictable. Same with Big Jim, good guy but not the right person. As usual in our city , big money wins again...........Maybe........The people haven't spoke yet .

  • gecroix posted at 9:00 pm on Fri, May 2, 2014.

    gecroix Posts: 6261

    Whoever wins has to stay a full term, don't they?
    No cashing in and leaving the job early...[wink]