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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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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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Odds are, if you are reading this newspaper, you are already a fan of Galveston County. The mix of breathtaking nature, diverse cultures, unique people, powerful industry and downright good-hearted community is second to none. I’d challenge you to find a comparable small stretch of land (onl…

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If you plan to ring in the new year with a few drinks and haven’t planned how you’ll get around without driving yourself, take a few minutes to do that today.

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We at The Daily News would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas. We would also like to extend our best wishes to those who celebrated Hanukkah (Dec. 12-20), Kwanzaa (Dec. 26) or simply the remarkable gift of life. There is nothing more precious.

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There is an overly narrow and dangerous proposal working through the U.S. Department of Commerce with a very real potential of making access to your local newspaper and the valuable content more expensive and difficult to gather.

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Monica Millican, president of the Friends of League City Animal Shelter, is absolutely justified in her concern about the mental health of whoever set three kittens ablaze last month, leaving them badly injured and scarred for life.

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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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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.

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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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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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Many voices are telling us about things we ought to fear. Some voices we should be listening to are those telling us to fear Alzheimer’s disease.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Locally owned banks are coming forward in the wake of Hurricane Harvey to help business owners get back on their feet as quickly as possible.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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If forecasts issued late Friday hold true, people in Galveston County can expect to be dealing with four or five days of street flooding as Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey lingers in the area dumping rain.

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With one week to go and a sizable gap to cover in order to capture a large matching grant toward an important capital campaign for The Salvation Army of Galveston County, the community stepped forward big time.

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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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Friday’s news that Texas City Independent School District would have to return $8 million in the form of a tax refund to Valero Energy Corp. was rife with irony.

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It’s obvious in retrospect, but we admit having had no idea that devotion to, and fear for the safety of, pets presented such a huge barrier to women wanting to leave abusive relationships.

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Editor’s note: Editorial Roundup is meant to provide Daily News readers with insight into what other Texas newspapers are saying about issues of local interest. It will appear Mondays.

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The Daily News on April 23 launched a major series of articles called “Bullied to the Brink,” in which we’ll attempt over about six weeks to illuminate what some authorities have called a national crisis — the prevalence and consequences of bullying in schools and in the larger community thr…

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News being what it is, it’s easy to start thinking that a lot is wrong with education these days. And while public schools are flying against headwinds stronger perhaps than ever before, there’s an awful lot going right with public education.

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Each April, The Daily News pauses to recognize a special group of people in Galveston County who quietly make a difference in the lives of others.