• 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…

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  • 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?

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  • By KARLA KLAY AND NORMAN PAPPOUS
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We voted for different presidential candidates; however, we believe that most Americans share similar concerns and we find ourselves in total agreement on the need to protect the environment.

  • 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.

  • BY the REV. JAMES E. DANIELS
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While in the midst of a very troubling time for many in America, I participated in the annual parade celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. As the parade proceeded down its route, my mind reflected on a very relevant Bible scripture, which, according to me, exemplifies the times …

  • By SAMUEL COLLINS III
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I recently had the opportunity to take a group of students to see the movie “Hidden Figures.” As a child growing up in the Galveston County area I had a chance to take a field trip to NASA, but I had never heard the story of the three amazing African-American women that helped America win th…

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Heber Taylor asks the community to come up with its top five priorities to enhance our island (“Islanders, what are your top five? The Daily News, Jan. 24).

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  • By JOANIE STEINHAUS
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Winter’s chill is leaving, or did it really ever begin? Temperatures are rising and the sun is shining. We are fortunate to share our beaches with a variety of native species, our human residents and visitors, numerous types of birds and a few guests with flippers.

  • By LIN JOHNSON
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How many of you have ever been in or affiliated with scouting? Do you recall your unit having any special needs individuals among it? Most units have some (special needs individuals) among them. Especially as autism, Asperger’s syndrome and many other diagnoses become more commonly known. No…

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  • By DAVID MICHAEL SMITH
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On Jan. 20, the most openly racist, misogynistic, authoritarian and dangerous presidential candidate in recent history assumed office. As Donald Trump muddled through the rituals associated with inauguration, tens of thousands of protesters assembled in the nation’s capital and declared, “No…

  • By MALCOLM D. GIBSON
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Our political system is sick. Just when you think the patient is recovering, another wave of bile bubbles up. Is it any wonder that fewer of our best and brightest are willing to risk the truculent tweets and sardonic sound bites of a public life?

  • By STEVE MCINTYRE
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Most of us trust the powers that be and their hired and elected associates to do the right thing. We pray everything will turn out all right. We hope for the best.

  • By SALLY ROBINSON
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Problem: During the 2015 Texas legislative session our elected representatives approved $350 million in Medicaid cuts to therapy providers who primarily serve children. Physical, occupational and speech therapy have a proven record of improving the day-to-day functioning of children with dis…

  • By JOSEPHINE P. TITTSWORTH
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During the early 1940s, signs were posted during World War II saying, “Loose Lips Sink Ships.” It was during this time that the nation was on high alert for espionage by the Germans and Japanese.

  • By HARRIS L. KEMPNER, JR.
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Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from a speech Harris L. Kempner Jr. gave Jan. 10. In it, he predicted that there is a better than 50-50 chance that a recession will begin in the U.S. by the end of 2017. He states that the economy would more likely have remained in slow growth mode, with no…

  • By ALVIN SALLEE
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Detail every red brick in the wall when you begin a column. When you begin your story let the reader know exactly what you were seeing. Of course have a beginning middle and ending with a moral to the story. Then you will have a good column. Now I had my answer to what makes a newspaper colu…

  • By DAN FREEMAN
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The Galveston ISD Trustees announced a series of town hall meetings to develop a strategic plan. The use of specific questions was a legitimate attempt to structure the meetings and obtain what was perceived to be useful information.

  • By GERHARD MEINECKE
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This great country became my home when I chose to be part of the American noble-minded spirit that delivered the country of my birth from the shackles of the Nazi regime and helped us to stand up against the oppression of communism.

  • By SHAWN CHRISTOPHER PHILLIPS
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On the night of Jan. 10, Judge Lonnie Cox of the 56th District Court was the featured guest speaker for a local political group at a restaurant in Texas City. There was a good turnout to hear him speak.

  • By JACK ROADY
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Recently, our office tried a case in which a grand jury, comprised of Galveston County citizens, indicted an officer for unlawfully entering the vehicle of someone he had arrested without probable cause. The trial caused impassioned responses from across our community and drew some national …

  • By GLENN SMITH
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Steve McIntyre’s guest column on National Geographic’s “Years of Living Dangerously” asks us to consider whether the series is based on fact or fiction (“When fact is scarier than TV fiction,” The Daily News, Jan. 13). And, should it be shown to children? I have watched half of the second ye…

  • By STEPHEN HODGSON
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Regarding the recent report (“GISD seeks input about reconfiguring schools and building repairs,” The Daily News, Jan. 9) about the poor condition in some of the buildings such as Ball High School and Central Middle School were mentioned, let me present some thoughts about addressing the problems.

  • By DALE TAYLOR
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Recently, Galveston Mayor Jim Yarbrough, City Manager Brian Maxwell, Police Chief Rick Boyle and Assistant Chief Byron Frankland visited the mosque to assure Muslims of their support.

  • By STEVE MCINTYRE
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There are a lot of shows that you and your family can watch on TV or the internet. Recently, I watched a show on the National Geographic Channel that seems no scarier than other prime time shows, but it is hard to know whether it is fact or some sort of twisted fiction. I have been watching …

  • By THE REV. JAMES E. DANIELS
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I was afforded the opportunity to attend the United Steelworkers International Civil and Human Rights Conference in Birmingham, Ala., in December thanks to my local union. Contrary to what critics say about organized labor, we are very committed to the welfare of our country.

  • By EDNA COURVILLE
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Laura Elder, in much of her quest to expound her intuition regarding what is really happening to Galveston Independent School District in its cost-cutting efforts (“Sentimentality has no place in GISD cost-cutting efforts,” The Daily News, Jan. 6), did well until she made the following state…

  • By ROD DUNKLEE
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In response to the guest column by John D. Colyandro and Russell H. Withers (“Scare tactics and misinformation cheapen the school choice debate,” The Daily News, Jan. 4): I guess I should be scared when an adviser to Rove, Abbott and Delay comments on my column reviewing flaws in Dan Patrick…

  • By DWAYNE JONES
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Dickens 2016 was wet. Very wet. The unprecedented rainfall for December created what we now call “Double Dickens.” As far as I know, the Dickens tradition of the first weekend in December has never seen such rainfall and has never been canceled. We welcomed over 10,000 guests the second week…

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  • By JOHN D. COLYANDRO AND RUSSELL H. WITHERS
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Arguing that Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s push for school choice would make Texas “the most cost effective place for ISIS to train children,” as Rod Dunklee has done in a guest column (“Lt. Governor’s proposal is Obamacare for Texas schools,” The Daily News, Dec. 15), is dishonorable and dishonest.

  • By JACKIE COLE
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Change is hard. Any of us who have tried new resolutions at New Year’s know this. But it is possible and happening all over the country including right here in Galveston. In December, the White House hosted a reunion of the Champions of Change. I was invited after being recognized in 2012 fo…

  • By MALCOLM D. GIBSON
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There’s nothing good about goodbyes. So the European Union learned several months ago in Brussels when Great Britain said its adieus. Goodbye to unity, hello to nationalism.

  • By KATHY BARROSO
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The end of the year is typically the time we reflect on the past and look forward to setting and achieving future goals. At the Galveston County Health District, we’ve spent much of the past year looking ahead and planning for ways in which we can work to improve the health of our community …

  • By DAVE BARY
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In response to the letter by Ed Hooven (“Concern about fake news a little late,” The Daily News, Dec. 28): Hooven wrote: “... they (the mainstream press) continue to peddle the same old misinformation ... that the global cooling/global warming/climate change mongers didn’t manipulate data.”

  • By DAN FREEMAN
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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt articulated the Four Freedoms as goals in his State of the Union address Jan. 6, 1941. With this statement, he rejected the non-interventionist policies that dominated American foreign policy subsequent to the end of World War I and our rejection of the Le…

  • By BILL BROUSSARD
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As if the fog were not bad enough in Galveston this time of year, Michael Smith intends to worsen it (“Council should change Landmark Commission’s authority,” The Daily News, Dec. 9). For someone whose writing I usually admire, I was stunned by the footnote type apology issued by Smith (“We …

  • By JOHNNY ENRIQUEZ
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On behalf of the Galveston Vietnam Veterans Fallen Heroes Committee and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 880, we would like to thank over 75 people that found it in their heart to help us to exceed our goals of collecting donations and creating tiles, which recognized and honored those …