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October 26, 2016

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LMISD lost nothing except a bad board

It appears the only thing that will satisfy former La Marque school board members would be to turn back the clock and put them back in charge. Knowing this is not going to happen, they apparently are on a mission to create road blocks for Texas City ISD, either deliberately or otherwise.

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Wednesday 10/26/2016
Vote rigging matters only when Democrats lose
Posted: October 26, 2016

The press, the Democratic Party joined by Republican elites are all tied in knots, over Donald Trump’s answer to a question thrown in at the end of the last debate, asking if he would accept the results of the election. Trump’s answer was: “We’ll have to wait and see.”

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Trump can unite the country Obama divided
Posted: October 26, 2016

First, I feel the representatives we elect must fall in line with the status quo. When we elect someone, they have clear eyes and a full heart to do the right thing. Then something seems to happen. They discover that they need to build up their war chest for the next election. Consequently, they take donations from the lobbyist and/or super pacs. Now they are obligated to support legislation that the donors want.

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Why I'm running for Navigation District
Posted: October 26, 2016

It was a hot June afternoon when I told my wife I wanted to run for the Navigation District. Overall, she took it well. She asked if I was having a heat stroke. At the time, she was seven months pregnant with our second child and she thought it was not a good time to run for office. I was prepared for this reaction and proceeded to explain why I had to run. When I was done, I had her full support. What I told her can be summed up in five words: We need a better bridge.

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Help us make our community a better place for all
Posted: October 26, 2016

Our Galveston community is a patchwork quilt of young and old, black and white, rich and poor, and straight or gay. Our diversity adds to the richness of our community and we all need each other at one time or another. It could be following a disastrous hurricane, a house fire or losing one’s job. It might be you or your relative, your co-worker or your neighbor in need.

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Tuesday 10/25/2016
Rosenberg Library is committed to its patrons, community
Posted: October 25, 2016

I am writing in response to several issues raised in Stephen A. Hodgson’s guest column (“Public should have a seat on library board,” The Daily News, Oct. 20).

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Saturday 10/22/2016
We must keep Faircloth in office
Posted: October 22, 2016

In 2014, the voters of the 23rd District of the Texas House of Representatives sent a Republican to Austin for the first time since Reconstruction. The 85th Legislative Session begins Jan. 10 and I ‘m asking you to vote Nov. 8 to send Wayne Faircloth back to represent us.

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Climate change is real — but it's not man-made
Posted: October 22, 2016

In response to the editorial by Michael A. Smith (“Climate change is real and its effects are here,” The Daily News, Oct. 19): There are all kinds of evidence of global warming. Things like surface temperature, sea level, tree line, droughts, floods, storms and many others, but they all show change that is no different from other periods. Only the hockey stick and yes it is the only one that shows something unprecedented going on in temperature.

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Friday 10/21/2016
Economic regionalism connects islands of opportunity that benefit everyone
Posted: October 21, 2016

Truisms are pronouncements of everyday wisdom of the common man. That makes them valuable to those who take the time to listen.

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We need better funding and some STEAM
Posted: October 21, 2016

For the past decade, the funding formula provided by the legislature for public education in Texas has been broken. It has been patched, repaired, cobbled together and still is difficult to fathom. Justice Don Willett in writing the 100-page opinion saying the system “satisfies minimum constitutional requirements” also commented that, “Our Byzantine school funding ‘system’ is undeniably imperfect, with immense room for improvement.” The court urges the legislature to work for actual “transformational, top-to-bottom reforms that amount to more than Band-Aid on top of Band-Aid.”

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