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In the middle of an increasingly ugly storm surrounding immigration and refugee travel, Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough stepped forward Monday night to offer a sincere gesture of kindness and compassion.

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This space generally is devoted to the thoughts and opinions of The Daily News Editorial Board, a small group that meets to discuss and debate issues of compelling interest facing our local communities, state and nation.

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Call us old-fashioned here at The Galveston County Daily News, but we’re not getting into the game of “fake news.”

  • By LEONARD WOOLSEY
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The recent reporting of what could be nothing short of hateful behavior toward a Galveston businessman is disappointing if not outright insulting to our community.

  • DAVE MATHEWS
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As early voting begins today, what is of equal, if not more, importance than the presidential race for Galveston County voters are the local races.

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In July, a record number of passengers boarded ships in Galveston. With more than 90,000 people embarking on cruises with Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival Cruise Lines, port officials predict about 870,000 cruise passengers will leave from Galveston this year, which would be an increase …

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Pretty 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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Art is in the eye of the beholder — and that is exactly what a Houston artist who goes by GONZO247, the Houston Zoo, and the local Galveston Park Board of Trustees hopes happens to those walking along the sandy shoreline beneath Galveston’s seawall.

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Many of us awoke this morning already able to begin the long Fourth of July Weekend, 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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More than 1,400 volunteers gathered one week ago, to collect trash along Galveston beaches as part of the annual Texas Adopt-a-Beach spring cleanup.

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Hundreds of news organizations, civic groups, libraries, nonprofit groups and even some governmental subdivisions are celebrating Sunshine Week — which is not about the weather, but instead is meant to drum up awareness about the importance of open government and the dangers of its alternative.

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  • By THE DAILY NEWS EDITORIAL BOARD
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Galveston County has a stormy history. The county still bares the scars from Hurricane Ike in 2008; Tuesday was the 32nd anniversary of Hurricane Alicia; and Sunday marked 100 years since the 1915 storm, which was the second major storm to hit Galveston in the 20th century. 

  • By MICHAEL A. SMITH
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Several things are worth noting in the story of the Gustafson family of Friendswood.

  • By Leonard Woosley and Kimberly Worner
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No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family,” U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote. “In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”

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In an ongoing effort to engage our readers and encourage debate, The Galveston County Daily News made a few adjustments to the guidelines for posting comments in the GalvNews.com forums.

  • By LEONARD WOOLSEY The Daily News
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The U.S. Supreme Court this week heard a case that could expand the definition of legal marriage to include a binding action between two individuals, regardless of sexual orientation. 

  • By KIMBERLY WORNER
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State Rep. Jason Villalba, a Dallas Republican, has proposed legislation that would make it a crime, a Class B misdemeanor, for ordinary citizens to get within 25 feet to film, photograph or otherwise document a police officer performing his duties.

  • By LEONARD WOOLSEY
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Recent news about former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s decision to use her personal email account exclusively for government business shows the ongoing battle over the public’s right to know what our officials are doing, and those officials’ constant efforts to hide their actions from the light of public scrutiny.

  • By MICHAEL A. SMITH
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Galveston City Council is scheduled to vote Thursday on a sweeping revision of the city’s land-use regulations. The document at issue has been four years in the making and is meant to shape the city’s character for the next 50 or so years. 

  • By T.J. AULDS
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Congratulations to Galveston Ball High graduate and now Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans on being named a finalist for NFL Rookie of the Year. 

  • By MICHAEL A. SMITH
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The inevitable second-guessing of police officer Christopher Ham’s actions during a fatal shooting Friday morning at a Texas City nightclub has begun on social media and on protest signs appearing at a rally Sunday evening.

  • By MICHAEL A. SMITH
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It strikes us as a bit premature for the indefatigable activist Quanell X to have held a rally demanding a federal investigation and that law enforcement release video of Friday’s deadly police shooting at a Texas City nightclub.

  • By MICHAEL A. SMITH
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The shooting death of Carlton Wayne Smith, 20, in the parking lot of a Texas City nightclub early Friday morning was similar in one important way to the August killing of Michael Brown that plunged Ferguson, Mo., into violent chaos.

  • By HEBER TAYLOR
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The Senior Share Program started when Kevin Yackly, owner of Grand Prize Barbecue in Texas City, noticed that some senior citizens were hanging around the restaurant during the holidays. They had no family in the area and were blue. He invited them home.

 

  • By HEBER TAYLOR
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Sooner or later, a patient with a deadly virus will be brought to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. What should islanders think?

  • By HEBER TAYLOR
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GALVESTON — The University of Texas Medical Branch’s role in fighting Ebola and similar diseases is going to expand. What institution is better equipped? Which has better people with better training?

  • By HEBER TAYLOR
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The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, which issues an annual report on banned books in public schools, ranked Clear Creek school district No. 2 in terms of the highest number of books that were challenged.

  • By HEBER TAYLOR
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Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry was in Galveston on Wednesday, reminding people to register to vote.

  • By HEBER TAYLOR
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Today, Americans will remember the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. We’ll remember the people who died and the people who acted heroically in the face of tragedy.