• By LEWIS ROSEN
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As a former mayor, I’ve learned to pay close attention to the actual words candidates use to describe their positions, particularly when it comes to local taxation. So, this direct quote caught my eye in a campaign piece from the millionaire oilman running against our Texas Representative Wa…

  • By RICHARD CHAPA
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The Texas City Independent School District Industrial Trades Center is a program that was implemented to support students across Galveston County, as well as the industry workforce. Center administrators worked with industry and community representatives to design the programs in need. That …

  • By JERI KINNEAR
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I read Gov. Greg Abbott’s glowing endorsement of Mayes Middleton over Republican incumbent Wayne Faircloth (“Spurning incumbent, Abbott endorses Middleton,” The Daily News, Jan. 10) for the District 23 house seat. Following that, I went to Middleton’s campaign website where the governor’s en…

  • By DOUG MCLEOD
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Politics has always been a contact sport, but it seems to be especially rough this election cycle. “Low E” and even less civility appear to be radiating out of several local incumbents’ offices, while the school children of Texas, vital flood control projects, and property tax burdens are no…

  • By RAYMOND LEWIS
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Usually when a friend is aware that I am a regent at Galveston College, their first question is, “How’s the college?” They don’t "really" want to know. Kind of like, “How are you this morning” when they really don’t want the answer. My response is always, “The college is doing well.” Here’s …

  • By BILL SARGENT
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Ensuring viable red snapper fishing requires accurate data on the size of the fishery and the number of fish being caught. Clearly, everyone wants a strong fishery for years and generations to come. Presently, the National Marine Fisheries Service evaluates the data, data which is often chal…

  • By DON JOHNSON
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At a candidate forum in League City, Mark Henry accused me of causing political races in Galveston County to be unusually bitter and personal. This was one of many factually inaccurate statements.

  • By JENNIFER NEWTON
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According to the Texas School Survey, marijuana use among secondary students is increasing, with 38.2 percent of 12th-graders reporting that they have used marijuana at least once. Despite recent legalization movements in other states, marijuana remains a threat to public health and safety. …

  • By CHERYL JOHNSON
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The race for the Galveston County judge is notable — not because there are two candidates running with big plans for the county — there is only one doing that. The other is focused on mudslinging rather than issues.

  • By MICHAEL O. WELCH
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In response to the article (“Residents, officials discuss county drainage woes,” The Daily News, Jan. 30): County Commissioner Joe Giusti is to be commended for hosting this workshop demonstrating leadership in an area of great interest to residents of Galveston County.

  • By GERI BENTLEY
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Sadly, there are many self-serving individuals such as Ray Holbrook (“Don’t vote for Cox in the county judge election,” The Daily News, Jan. 31), and now Shawn Christopher Phillips (“Told you Lonnie Cox is a bad judge,” The Daily News, Feb. 1) desperate to keep their place at the government …

  • By GEORGE GRACE
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The Founding Fathers of our America were mere men with a common purpose. They were brought together by the tyrannical and oppressive practices of the King of England. These imperfect men were able to form “a more perfect union.” They were able to rise above their imperfections and create a m…

  • By HEBER TAYLOR
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Walter Glannon, a Canadian philosopher, tells the story of a man who underwent Deep Brain Stimulation as a treatment for anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders.

  • By BILL BROUSSARD
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The Porretto Beach decision, correct or not, is not the topic of this editorial. For now, the decision to release the rights of way stands on its own merit, and will either result in a purchase from the developer or will go to auction. The five acres are cleansed.

  • By BILL FULLEN
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When Trump took office, many critics in the media proclaimed “Trump about to tank the economy,” “investors ignoring the risks in Trump’s presidency,” “why Trump’s economic boom will never come,” and “Trump has been handed a booming economy, what happens when it goes south?”

  • By SANDRA JONES TETLEY
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This is Texas, and we are a friendly, polite bunch for the most part. We are known for cordially greeting outsiders all of the time as they pass through, come to visit or even move here to stay. It’s the way we were brought up to be. This trait actually sets us apart from the 49 lesser states.

  • By CHRIS WILLISTON
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The calendar has flipped to 2018 — a new year filled with great expectations. I can’t help but feel optimistic as I look to the months ahead. Will this be the year that comprehensive Congressional regulatory relief for community banks finally happens?

  • The JAMES E. DANIELS
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For years, I have been vilified by some because I have continued to express my love for the Settlement Community without reservation. I can emphatically proclaim that I have no reservation regarding anything that I have said about this issue.

  • By SHAWN CHRISTOPHER PHILLIPS
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Three years later, it should now be clear, and obvious even to friends of Lonnie Cox, that aside from being a bully, he is unmitigatedly dishonest and is an appalling excuse for a judge.

  • By RAY HOLBROOK
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The primary election for county judge is the most important election in Galveston County this year. The most important advice you can receive is “not” to vote for Judge Lonnie Cox. Please vote for the incumbent Mark Henry.

  • By CHARLOTTE O'ROURKE
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The article “Commissioners turn down joint meeting with wharves board” (The Daily News, Jan. 20) was a shock to anyone that understands that the pilot commission has a duty to ensure fairness in a state mandated pilot monopoly.

  • By DAVID COLLINS
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I’ve asked a lot of my neighbors to describe their ideal city council representative, and certain words kept popping up: words like judgment, knowledgeable, and thoughtful, but the one that came up the most is responsive. It’s people’s No. 1 concern precisely because they feel it’s what’s missing.

  • From Staff Reports
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Editor’s note: Walter Glannon, an authority on cognitive enhancement, will be the next speaker in the Robert and Russell Moody Lecture Series, which explores consciousness and the life cycle of the brain. He talked with The Daily News about the use of drugs and other therapies to improve cognition.

  • By JOSEPH COLLINS
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Any good vision has multiple perspectives or points of view. I am writing to give you the youth outlook on the Dream Reset, which took place Jan. 15 at Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church in Hitchcock.

  • By DAVID MICHAEL SMITH
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During his first year in office, Trump has proved to be the most brazen white supremacist, misogynistic, anti-working class and authoritarian U.S. president in decades.

  • By THERESA MORRIS & JOANIE STEINHAUS
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The Gulf of Mexico is home to five different species of sea turtles, including loggerheads, greens, hawksbills, leatherbacks and Kemp’s ridleys. These species are all either threatened or critically endangered, and need the help of conservation organizations and dedicated volunteers to recov…

  • By STEPHEN HODGSON
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County Judge Mark Henry attempted to listen in on discussions between attorneys and inmates at the jail. Bonnie Quiroga advised Henry that this should not be done. (This would violate the attorney-client right to privacy.) How can anyone in public office be unaware of such rights?

  • By WILLIAM J. WINSLADE
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Do you want to improve your mind? To think more clearly? To have a better memory? To stay focused rather than being distracted?

  • By KRISTOPHER BENSON
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Disregard for the moment any particular project proposed in Galveston. It is worth noting that statements by city staff related to beaches or adjacent public easements anywhere on Galveston Island, to the effect that “staff is unaware of any municipal purpose or contemplated municipal use” o…

  • By RALPH MCMORRIS
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Correction: This guest column incorrectly states Galveston City Councilwoman Carolyn Sunseri works for Stewart Title Co. Sunseri works for South Land Title Co. and has never been affiliated with Stewart Title Co.

  • By JACKIE COLE
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The Galveston City Council on Thursday needs to reject a twice-amended agreement that made sure a developer of a luxury beach subdivision was able to get an immediate $4 million gift of taxpayer money with even more in the pipeline.

  • By ELIZABETH BEETON
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The city council should not abandon Galveston’s rights of way on Porretto Beach and neighboring properties because they may be useful in the future, and because the city should encourage conservation or low-impact development on this vulnerable beach between the seawall and the gulf.

  • By GERHARD MEINECKE
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If you have been affected, directly or indirectly, by Ike or Harvey, or any other such flood-producing disaster and do not want to suffer a repeat, it is highly important to let our officials know that. Make it clear to them they will not have your support if they’re not doing the utmost to …

  • By BILL BROUSSARD
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Dunes float. Sand dunes appear to change locations. It’s actually sand that moves and not the dune itself. Sand is windblown, traps more sand and the resulting dune appears to have floated from an old location while an old location slowly erodes from the same wind that built the new dune. Na…

  • By DAN FREEMAN
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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered his “Four Freedoms” speech to Congress on Jan. 6, 1941, outlining goals for liberal democracies around the world. He specifically used this speech to begin our response to fascism that threatened the world.

  • By LONNIE COX
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On Jan. 5, I received a copy of a politically motivated criminal complaint directed to Galveston County District Attorney Jack Roady from Greg Enos. Enos’ accusations are frivolous and show his lack of understanding about criminal law. I ought to know. I’m board certified in criminal law, wa…

  • By ROBERT L.K. LYNCH
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Should the city of Galveston sell the city rights of way to Porretto Beach for a few thousand dollars? One could look at this as an opportunity to receive some cash and have a property placed on the tax rolls with the expectation that a structure will be built that will provide revenues in b…

  • By SAMUEL COLLINS III
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Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrated his 39th and last birthday working at Ebenezer Baptist Church. He had breakfast at home with his family that morning and went to the church around 9 a.m.

  • By KATHY BARROSO
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Are you looking for ways to eat healthier and be more active in 2018? Like most of us, one of your goals going into a new year probably centers on health. Even with great intentions, motivation to stay on track can fade with each new week. The It’s Time Texas Community Challenge is a great w…