• By DAVID COLLINS
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Apparently, I am a slow learner. More than once during spring break I found myself turning onto Seawall Boulevard without thinking and coming to a virtual stop almost immediately. There are other ways to get to Kroger, but I always choose the “simple” way, i.e. straight down the beach. That …

  • By JOS WRISTERS
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Recent items such as an editorial by Laura Elder (“TIRZ 13 is not a disaster for island taxpayers — yet,” The Daily News, Feb. 24) and an article by Samantha Ketterer (“Payback Pending,” The Daily News, Feb. 23) leave the reader with the question: What was the Galveston Island Redevelopment …

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  • By KENNETH KRAMER
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Happy Sunshine Week! This week, newspapers across the country published stories about the importance of open public records and measure how well their local governments allow access to information.

  • By KEITH HENRY
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It is no secret that we live in a rapidly evolving world. This notion is ever apparent when one considers the Greater Houston area and its diverse and prodigious subcultures. As a result, quaint suburban municipalities such as Texas City have economically benefited from expansion and robust …

  • By ELAINE WIANT & DAN ECKAM
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The Electoral College is a blemish on our representative democracy. While other elections are determined by a simple tally of everyone’s vote, presidential elections segregate votes by state. Presidents are elected — not by the people — but by Electoral College electors appointed by the stat…

  • By BYRON YORK
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Hawaii has taken a new tack from the suit it filed Feb. 3 against President Donald Trump’s original travel ban. The new suit relies not only on claims of economic damages but also on claims of damages to Hawaii Muslims’ feelings and perceptions of the world.

  • By SANDRA ARNOLD
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The city of Galveston is voting May 6 on a $62 million bond to complete street reconstruction throughout the city and address repairs to the city’s drainage infrastructure.

  • By ROBERT KOMAROWSKI
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I was on the internet recently and came across some very interesting articles describing how “volcano mulching kills trees.” The articles were written by Texas A&M Forest Service, The Washington Post, Clemson University and others. I was amazed at what the articles said about volcano mul…

  • By JOHN DUNDEE
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I named our daughter’s Great Dane “The Bionic Dog” due to the vast amount of money she and her husband spent to rebuild him. Years spent in admiration of Richard Henderson performing miracles on our assortment of dogs resulted in her pursuit of a career in the veterinary industry. She’s resc…

  • By STEPHEN HODGSON
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In response to the Three Musketeers column (“The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and lower federal courts,” The Daily News, Feb. 20): They appear to be close to supporting the executive order to ban entrance into the United States by persons from seven Muslim countries. One state court has stop…

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  • By PAULA PACIOREK & BOB STOKES
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Close to the Gulf of Mexico and drained by a series of bayous that flow into Galveston Bay, the Houston region is intimately familiar with water. Perhaps a little too intimately — we are gaining a reputation as “America’s flood capital” thanks to the torrential rain events that routinely shu…

  • By SAMUEL COLLINS III
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I recently went to see the new documentary film “I Am Not Your Negro.” It is a documentary directed by Raoul Peck and written by James Baldwin. It is powerful. Baldwin’s words are amazingly relevant even though he has been dead almost 40 years.

  • By REV. JAMES E. DANIELS
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The observance of Black History Month came to an end, I found it strange that our African-American heroes and heroines were to my knowledge, not mentioned. I feel that Professor Pickney S. Simms deserves our acknowledgment. Professor Simms was the first black principal who became the Superin…

  • By JACK CROSS
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Leonard Woolsey, Galveston County Daily News Publisher, stated that he was “concerned for democracy, furthermore, I’ve never felt so strongly as the role of the press as I do now,” a reference to Trump’s war with the press (“Journalists are under fire,” The Daily News, March 5).

  • By MELISSA TUCKER
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If a co-worker were having a mental health crisis, would you know what to do? Do you think you’d even recognize the signs? Most people know someone that has a mental illness, but as a community, our understanding of its prevalence, consequences and treatment is lacking.

  • By CHRISTIE SHUMATE
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Wednesday is International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is “Be Bold for Change.” There are countless ways we can come together to change the lives of women in our community, but perhaps one of the most emergent and alarming concerns for young women of Galveston County is sex trafficking.

  • By DAN FREEMAN
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Clear Creek ISD has proposed a nearly half billion dollar bond in response to the district’s growth. Galveston ISD will probably follow suit, given the need for building maintenance. A bit of thought leads one to support both bond issues. Students cannot learn in overcrowded buildings with l…

  • Dr. WILLIAM J. WINSLADE
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Several years ago a 10-year-old boy was given a gun. When his father, an emergency room physician at UTMB, came to pick him up from his mother, who was divorced from the father, the boy climbed into the back seat. He fatally shot his father through the back seat. This is only one of the many…

  • By NORMAN PAPPOUS
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The League City council’s vote to restrict the use of electronic messaging will result, without question, in less informed decisions. Good government requires accurate, timely information. Unfortunately, people coming before a city council, or a city committee, often lie or provide incomplet…

  • By JOAN FINN
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There are moments in life when everything comes to together, like finding a front row parking space when you’re running late to your son’s graduation, and then discovering that someone has saved you a great seat. It’s like magic!

  • By CANDY HATTINGH
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Child abuse cases can be complex and they require many different professionals to be involved. Historically, a child might have been interviewed multiple times, furthering the trauma. Agencies did not always share information and the child and the cases suffered.

  • By GEORGE DOUGLAS LEE
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Women artists create work for our enjoyment and inspire us with the power of their imaginations. Galveston County is rich with talented women artists making our communities more beautiful and thoughtful places.

  • By LONNIE COX
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March 9 is the long awaited moment when the Texas Supreme Court hears oral arguments from the attorneys representing Judge Lonnie Cox and Judge Mark Henry. Most of you already know that I am accusing Judge Henry of interfering with the judicial branch of government in Galveston County. Most …

  • By SCOTT PACKARD
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It happens every year. As the weather warms, the words “flesh-eating bacteria” cycle into headlines and social media feeds. After all, those words are much more likely to grab attention than Vibrio vulnificus, the actual name of the bacteria.

  • By DR. STEPHEN DUNCAN
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I have loved learning as long as I can remember. My mom worked as an accountant so she got my brother and I into a day care just down the street from her office. I got to do two years at Small Fry Academy and even learned some French. My brother and I started out in the Catholic school in ou…

  • By RALPH MCMORRIS
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If the city shows up at your house tomorrow and asks you to donate your front yard to a land speculator, are you going to say “Yes?” Mr. Land Speculator has promised to let you look at the shiny new McMansions built 3 feet off your front door every day free of charge.

  • By ELIZABETH BEETON
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Galveston City Council will consider a giveaway of your city property tomorrow. The trustee of Sonya Porretto’s bankruptcy has asked the council to “affirm” that she owns ten city streets and alleys that run through Porretto Beach even though there is no evidence that this is true.

  • By SHIRLEY TERRELL
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Vocational Guidance Services is preparing for its seventh annual Talent Has No Boundaries job fair for people with mental and physical disabilities. This job fair will showcase the skills and talents of workers with disabilities who represent a diverse and vibrant talent pool for hire.

  • By BETTY MASSEY
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In my opinion, Laura Elder jumped the gun in her editorial (“City should hold off on Broadway consultant,” The Daily News, Feb. 10). The subject was the future of Broadway, and the opinion as summarized in the headline was that “The city should hold off on Broadway consultant.” Let me tell y…

  • By BRET OESTREICH
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Southwest Airlines founder Herb Kelleher built one of the best places to work in the country — and one of the safest airlines in the world. His successor, CEO Gary Kelly, is in danger of destroying that legacy because he wants to outsource your safety to save a few bucks.

  • By SUSAN GEORGE
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Trump protesters are unrelenting and his approval rating has sunk to record lows after three chaotic weeks in office. Even Trump voters must be experiencing buyers’ remorse if they’re paying attention to disparities between campaign promises and policies delivered since the election. The Rep…

  • By HARVEY CAPPEL
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Obamacare is the Republican tag for The Affordable Health Care Act. I recently saw a TV show where they asked people about the two names. Practically all were against Obamacare and for The Affordable Health Care Act; successful Republican brainwashing?

  • By BOB FIELDS
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President Donald Trump’s flurry of executive orders and daily tweets during his first two weeks of office are causing a lot more consternation than reassurance about his leadership. Has he really thought through most of the issues and the possible push backs on each? Just looking at a couple…

  • By BYRON YORK
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There’s one fundamental difference between the new White House and the old when it comes to immigration: Barack Obama ordered his administration not to enforce a number of immigration laws. Donald Trump has ordered his administration to enforce them.

  • By NAJET A. AYACHI
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Would you buy a car from a dealership with a history of overcharging? Would you be happy with your neighbor who denies his dog’s guilt even when presented with incriminating video?

  • DR. JULIE SAMUELSON PURSER
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For over 100 years, Family Service Center of Galveston County has supported individuals and families of Galveston County. Early on, we embraced the importance of supporting a strong family unit. This guiding principal has never wavered, resulting in a focus on supporting families by providin…

  • By KENNETH SHELTON
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Ted O’Rourke’s column (“Think of the Port of Galveston,” The Daily News, Jan. 29) was insightful and erred in only one respect, suggesting a focus on job creation be a priority for the port.

  • By GREG ABBOTT
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Texas is the Lone Star State for a reason. We stand apart as a model for the nation. But we must do more to establish higher standards that reflect respect for the sanctity of life.

  • By GEORGIE ANNE GEYER
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To understand what America is going through today, you have to go back to 1965 when the Nationality Act was signed, almost as an afterthought. Yet it would transform America beyond Americans’ wildest dreams — or, more aptly, fears.

  • By DR. PHILIP KEISER
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Heart disease is America’s leading cause of death and the statistics are startling. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease contributes to about 610,000 deaths every year in the United States. That’s approximately one in every four deaths.