• By JAMES HEFFEL
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In response to the guest column by Roney McCrary (“Rest assured: No controversy over COM’s president,” The Daily News, April 22): I read McCrary’s column with considerable interest and care. It is my opinion that his attempts to draw focus off his history of extraordinarily poor decisions as…

  • By CONNIE HEBERT
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Communities In Schools celebrated CIS Week at all campuses during the week of April 24 through April 29. We want to take this opportunity to thank the community for helping us to fulfill our mission of surrounding students with support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

  • By TOM LINTON
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Editors Note: Tom Linton, an instructional professor at Texas A&M University at Galveston and a frequent contributor to The Daily News, is taking a look at beach replenishment on Galveston Island. This is the final article of a nine-part series.

  • By TOM LINTON & LEN WATERWORTH
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Editor’s Note: Tom Linton, an instructional professor at Texas A&M University at Galveston and a frequent contributor to The Daily News, is taking a look at beach replenishment on Galveston Island. This is the eighth in a nine-part series. Len Waterworth, an executive professor at Texas …

  • By RALPH PARR
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The Clear Creek Independent School District is recognized across Texas, and is a major driver of the growth in Northern Galveston County. Clear Creek ISD is led by a dynamic 2012 Superintendent of the Year and a talented board of trustees honored for progressive thinking, transparency, respo…

  • By CONNIE PATTERSON
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I’m a BOI ... I “bought on the island” three years ago. My husband and I found Galveston to be the perfect place to retire with the Gulf setting, the historical charm and the relaxed vibe of the folks here. Meeting real BOI’s has always charmed me because they’re so passionate about their ho…

  • By JACKIE COLE
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Galveston could lose two parks on May 6. Park land is considered precious enough that the Galveston Charter requires a vote of the people to sell any park land. The May 6 ballot asks to sell two city parks using the proceeds in other parks. Gus Allen and Jones are small neighborhood parks an…

  • By ARNETTA HENDERSON
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My name is Arnetta Henderson. I am an alumna, former employee and supporter of College of the Mainland. I am seeking election to the COM Board of Trustees, Position 7 — At Large, in order to promote ethics, equality and educational excellence at the college. During the past several years, a …

  • By RONEY MCCRARY
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My opponent, Melissa Skipworth, can rest assured that there will be no controversy over Dr. Warren Nichol’s leadership (“Vote to end stagnation at COM,” The Daily News, April 19). Our college has been blessed to have the “Nick Saban” of community college presidents join our college family.

  • By BILL SPILLAR
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I’m writing to support David Rac as he seeks the office of trustee on the Texas City Independent School Board of Trustees. I have known David for over 30 years and know him to be a person of integrity, patience, compassion and intelligence.

  • By CURTISS BROWN
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I hope everyone one has the facts about the May 6 bond election in Galveston. I know not everyone gets a water bill and not everyone gets the newspaper, and not everyone can attend a public meeting to hear about the details of the proposition.

  • By PETER DAVIS
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Easter was a beautiful day on the beach. It was sunny and warm with a light breeze with moderate surf. All the beaches were packed and the guards were busy moving them away from the rock groins and other dangerous areas.

  • By LAURA DUPONT
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In Clear Creek ISD, we believe diversity of opinions is a strength. We work every day to ensure each child and adult feels empowered to express his or her own thoughts, ideas and opinions, and we do this in a safe and nurturing environment. The board of trustees values the opinions of our st…

  • By MIKE DEAN
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The city of Galveston, through the benefit of Hurricane Ike money, is undergoing the greatest renovation of my lifetime. Streets are getting fixed, sidewalks created, potholes being repaired properly, and city vehicles are clean and presentable.

  • By MELISSA SKIPWORTH
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I recently spoke at a candidate forum about the need for greater transparency from College of the Mainland’s board of trustees. My opponent, Roney McCrary, also spoke at this event and referred to COM’s need to pass a bond, saying: “Aging facilities are something that we do need to address. …

  • By JACK CROSS
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Rob Kaplan, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, said in a recent Bloomberg op-ed that the U.S. economy is getting stronger. But, he added that challenges remain that require steps beyond monetary policy.

  • By TOM LINTON
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Editor’s Note: Tom Linton, an instructional professor at Texas A&M University at Galveston and a frequent contributor to The Daily News, is taking a look at beach reconstruction on Galveston Island. This is the seventh of a nine-part series.

  • By CLAIRE RHOADS
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Unknown to many people, the city of Dickinson has a very rich and storied history. The mission of the Dickinson Historical Society, as a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, is to preserve and honor the heritage of the Dickinson area. We do this by having oral history sharing every month, desi…

  • By KEVIN MORAN
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The minority of taxpayers opposed to improving 50 miles of streets and reducing damaging flooding in town keep claiming the city already frittered away money earmarked for those purposes.

  • By TOM LINTON & BEN RITT
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Tom Linton, an instructional professor at Texas A&M University at Galveston and a frequent contributor to The Daily News, is taking a look at beach replenishment on Galveston Island. This is the sixth of a nine-part series. This column was co-written by Ben Ritt, a graduate student at Te…

  • By ALVIN SALLEE
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A three-hour Saturday afternoon cruise for a few bucks, looks good to me. A phone call to 409-572-2561; the woman quickly books the trip, “be at Sea Star Base Galveston at 12:30 p.m.,” she said. I reply, “No problem, see you then.”

  • By TOM LINTON
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Editor’s Note: Tom Linton, an instructional professor at Texas A&M University at Galveston and a frequent contributor to The Daily News, is taking a look at beach replenishment on Galveston Island. This is the fifth of a nine-part series.

  • By MINDY LAKIN
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Galveston is my home by choice. Nobody enjoys paying excessive amounts of money for taxes, but as someone originally from the ortheast, I can tell you that property taxes in Galveston County pale in comparison to back home.

  • By JOANIE STEINHAUS
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Turtle Island Restoration Network staff is collaborating with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary staff for a Sea Turtle in the Sanctuary initiative.

  • By CHRISTINE COLE-GRAHAM
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I read about the city of Galveston holding a vote May 6 on a $62 million bond to complete street reconstruction throughout the city and to address repairs to the city’s drainage infrastructure.

  • By TOM LINTON
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Tom Linton, an instructional professor at Texas A&M University at Galveston and a frequent contributor to The Daily News, is taking a look at beach replenishment on Galveston Island. This is the fourth of a nine-part series.

  • By HARVEY CAPPEL
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I enjoy “alternative truths,” in my humorous stories; you may detect a few if you read this. I’ve been serious too long and it’s starting to affect my hair growth, my sense of love and my intelligence.

  • By JEROME W. CROWDER & PEGGY L. DETERMEYER
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A recent poll found that one-third of individuals in the U.S. did not know that the Affordable Care Act and Obamacare were the same thing. Such disconnects between policy and popular culture indicate the real potential for future misunderstanding of any other health care related laws and pol…

  • By LEA FISTEIN
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You may know that the Galveston Island Humane Society is not able to staff a full-time veterinarian, but it does not stop them from providing the best care possible for the animals in their charge.

  • By BILL BROUSSARD
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With interest, I read the article on the Solomon decision concerning the debate between residents of Laffite’s/Pirates Cove and the Hamilton petition to rezone his land from single family residential to recreational (“West End zoning case gets Solomon treatment,” The Daily News, April 5). Re…

  • By BOB PISATURO
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The taxpayers of Galveston are again facing an unnecessary and financially burdensome increase in the property tax rate charged to all property owners in the city limits. The proponents are counting on a low voter turnout in the May 6 election for what is simply a single issue election. The …

  • By JOHN GRAHAM
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When is a tax, a tax too much? What is the taxpayers’ tipping point? Depending on who you ask, it varies greatly.

  • By The Rev. James E. Daniels
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As I read the guest column by Edna Courville (“Paul supporters are not confused,” The Daily News, March 28), I reflected on the commitment of professors Ralph C. Allen, Lorraine Montgomery and other dedicated educators at Lincoln High School, and Lake Road and Woodland elementary schools. Al…

  • By CONNIE RICKETTS
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In Texas, every nine minutes a child becomes a victim of abuse and neglect. And every day in Texas, 52 children enter the foster care system. In Texas alone, there are 48,795 children in the foster care system on any given day. Sixty percent of the abused and neglected children in Texas are …

  • By SELAH TACCONI
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A woman on the mainland is killed during a domestic violence assault. A woman in Galveston County commits suicide after a sexual assault. Women and children on Galveston Island are seeking shelter from abuse at an alarming rate. The demand for services for victims of domestic violence and se…

  • By ALVIN SALLEE
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From crewing on the small Sonar sailboat for three races, I knew this man had passion and no time for idle talk. So I scheduled a meeting to find the passion’s source.