• By MELISSA TORTORICI
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The Texas City Independent School District’s Foundation for the Future has opened the nomination process for the 2017 Texas City Hall of Honor and 2017 La Marque Legacy Hall.

  • By REV. FREDA MARIE S. BROWN
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Sometimes, you just need a change. But, change is so hard for most of us even when it’s the basis of all of life. As a matter of fact, without change there can be no hope. At St. Vincent’s House, we’re all about hope.

  • By HUSSEIN ELWY
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I first learned of The Jesse Tree during my senior seminar project at the University of St. Thomas. As soon as I heard it was a nonprofit organization I was intrigued.

  • By HARVEY CAPPEL
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How about a little change of pace with a feel good story — a Trump-free moment?

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  • By MALCOLM D. GIBSON
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I marvel at how indelibly I recollect certain images and sentiments from my high school and college days. The most poignant usually channel the optimism I felt about the future. Though later buffeted by reality, their clarity still resonates.

  • By MARGARET CANAVAN
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Recent rains have been a real gift to our trees. Our wet winter was followed by a relatively dry spring, so June rains have provided a boost that will help them thrive during our scorching summer and boom-or-bust rainfall season.

  • By JOSEPH COLLINS
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During the week of June 11-16, I was blessed and honored with the opportunity to attend Texas Boys State at the University of Texas at Austin. The trip altogether was a wonderful experience.

  • By DALE M. TAYLOR
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Ike persists as a fresh memory in my mind. As much as I want to forget it, the sight of boats washed up on the highway and debris piled three stories high created a long-lasting impression.

  • By OLIVIA MEYER
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Galveston has lost another treasured citizen and visionary leader in the passing of Janice Coggeshall. Jan will be remembered by most as the first woman elected mayor of our city, following five years of service on the city council.

  • By JOHN K. DUNDEE
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My wife always wanted two annual family gatherings at our ancient beach house “Rancho Deelux” on west Galveston Island. We have had “Christmas Week” for years, but she has become adamant concerning a summer gathering, especially since our grandson came along a little over two years ago.

  • By GERHARD MEINECKE
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Those responsible for our safety don’t seem to fully realize the danger our country faces. They are trivially squabbling, too naive or too handicapped by their vanity.

  • By REV. JAMES E. DANIELS
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Every year as our community pauses to reflect on the events surrounding the acknowledgment of news arriving in Galveston that the slaves had been set free, I give honor to those four freedmen who took their freed status, worked on a cattle drive, took their wages and came to this area and ga…

  • By MICHAEL J. LEVINE
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Thank you for your attention to the issue of the unexpected, unannounced, unvoted and exorbitant increase in water bills (“Isle works to stop erroneously high water bills,” The Daily News, June 6). Having received an almost quadrupling of our usual water bill, we visited with a senior offici…

  • By EDDIE JANEK SR.
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As a former sailor in the U.S. Navy, I am excited to see an addition to our fleet of warships. However, I also am disappointed in the government’s decision to name this vessel after a former member of Congress (“’Strong and Tough,’” The Daily News, June 11). The naming of ships have had some…

  • By BRAD BRICKER
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The Texas Supreme Court opinion addressing the long-running case in which Mark Henry summarily terminated the Galveston County justice administrator reminds me of the O.J. Simpson trial where the villain gets away thanks to a million-dollar legal defense team that was able to distract attent…

  • By RAY HOLBROOK
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The critics and commentators in the news media are having a field day at President Trump’s expense on his withdrawal from the Paris climate accords. But he was absolutely right to take the United States out of that agreement and Obama was wrong to put the United States in it.

  • By DAN FREEMAN
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Hi Orf, have you had any further thoughts on the flat tax? A couple years ago you thought it was a fat tax. I am glad you straightened that out.

  • By GLENN SMITH
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President Trump’s decision to start withdrawing from the 2015 Paris accord is a missed opportunity. The White House is abdicating any responsibility to avoid climate disaster. Mark Reynolds, Citizens’ Climate Lobby executive director said “At this pivotal moment for humanity when the nations…

  • By JAMES HOLLIS
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Galveston County has been growing at a rapid pace for a number of years. As a result, Island Connect, a division of Gulf Coast Center, established the League City Park and Ride service to meet the demands of residents commuting to Galveston on a daily basis.

  • By MELISSA SKIPWORTH
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In April, I discussed the stagnation plaguing College of the Mainland and appealed to the voters to elect leadership that will work to fully support the college’s mission and empower the institution to strive toward its full potential. This has been the message of my campaign from day one an…

  • By GEORGE P. BUSH
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Nearly a decade after hurricanes Ike and Dolly, our coast remains largely unprotected. We are just as vulnerable to a major storm today as we were in 2008 — and that’s bad news. As residents of Galveston, you understand the cost of waiting to protect our coast better than most. The hurricane…

  • By KAT JOEL
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If you don’t believe there needs to be a change in our local judicial system, you are highly mistaken. Crime is rampant in Galveston County and crime is non-discretionary. If you had a choice for your community to feel safe, wouldn’t you want that?

  • By MARY JO NASCHKE
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Neighborhood organizations are important to the overall health and growth of a city. Founded in 1986, the University Area Association is the oldest neighborhood organization on the island. The association is a volunteer organization of individuals, landowners, corporations, foundations and t…

  • By DAVID A. SAMPSON
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Today, June 1, marks the start of hurricane season. As a nation, we’re more prepared for hurricanes than ever before, but there’s still work to be done in terms of storm readiness — by residents and policymakers alike — to further our ability to protect lives and property.

  • By MARTIN B. COMINSKY & MARK A. HENRY
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“I love Meals on Wheels. The food is good and is always hot. My driver is very nice and he makes my day when he asks me how I am feeling this morning.” — Ms. Patsy B., age 81

  • By BILL SARGENT
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In any election there’s always the possibility of human error. I’m not talking about intentional voter fraud here, but honest mistakes. Following the November 2016 election there were 15 people who called me concerned about a letter they’d received saying their absentee ballot had not been c…

  • By BOB FIELDS
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Bill Love’s rebuttal of my short satire about the future of the Trump presidency, is somewhat misdirected (“Conservatives are reaping what they’ve sown,” The Daily News, May 24). He says, “Donald Trump showed us who he is during the 18 months before the election. All that Fields said in his …

  • By HARVEY CAPPEL
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After my article (“Lowering taxes, good or bad idea?” The Daily News, May 13), a letter (“Cappel’s column was just wrong all around” The Daily News, May 17) challenged my knowledge of history.

  • By PATTI HANSSARD
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Since 1969, the Texas State Teacher of the Year Program has honored excellence in classroom education and provided a forum to showcase many outstanding educators whose efforts and example have inspired students, colleagues and the communities they serve.

  • By ALVIN SALLEE
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A distinguished panel just discussed issues related to Galveston as a port of call. I was not invited to participate — perhaps because I was at sea? As a briefcase-toting traveler, I qualify as an expert consultant, having visited over 50 ports of call from Nawiliwili to Istanbul. Well, at l…

  • By NATHAN JUNG
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Triumph and tragedy are typical. Calmness and chaos are common. The men and women of emergency medical services encounter people at what is often the most helpless and vulnerable moment of their lives. While it’s often challenging and emotional work, being there for you when things go wrong …

  • By the REV. JAMES E. DANIELS
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As the La Marque and Texas City communities begin to write a new chapter in our storied existence, the Eagle’s Nest and West End community organizations are keeping a watchful eye as we put the knowledge of how we got here into perspective. Our communities acknowledge a sense of gratitude to…

  • By MARY BETH BASSETT
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Set your DVRs or plan to be home at 1 p.m. on weekdays this week. Galveston is getting not just 15 minutes of fame, but five full hours of fame when KPRC’s “Houston Life” TV show becomes “Galveston Life.”

  • By GREG SMITH
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Thank you for supporting your neighborhood schools through the successful passage of the 2017 Clear Creek Independent School District Bond Program.

  • By MALCOLM D. GIBSON
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Dreams and reality seldom cross paths, except at the intersection of 21st Street and Avenue M in Galveston. There, in the two-story vintage Bryan Museum, a collection of rare artifacts portrays how the dreams of Texas settlers clashed head on with the brutal reality of the frontier.

  • By KEITH G. HENRY
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As a kid, I remember having had an ardent affinity for politics, in addition to a fervent love of my country. Although, my interest in polity could be seen as anomalous given my upbringing. Raised in Galveston’s public housing for the vast majority of my formative years, myself and many of m…