• By JIMMIE STATHAKOS
  • 18

We recently went to Happy Buddha for supper, and parked in front facing 61st Street. When we came out, we found our car full of bird droppings from the hood to the trunk. We could barely see through the windshield. We left and went to the Chevron station on 61st Street and washed it.

  • By RICHARD DEPLACENCIA
  • 0

Having worked for the Smecca family for over 40 years, I have come to know Johnny Smecca and his generous spirit well. Over the years I have been treated like family, and he has shown to truly be concerned about his employees' well-being.

  • By DAVID F. SMITH
  • 54

I will continue to watch and enjoy professional football — and I will give consideration to and will respect the players exercising their constitutional right to peacefully protest the injustices currently going on in this country.

  • By GEORGE & JUDY ESPONGE
  • 1

We have known Johnny Smecca for many, many years and have watched him grow from an outstanding son of two of the most wonderful Italians ever to grace this island, to a devoted husband, an outstanding father, and without a doubt a very successful businessman.

  • By PAUL ANDRE BROWN
  • 98

In response to the letter by Kenneth L. Johnson ("I will no longer watch football," The Daily News, Oct. 12): First Mr. Johnson, the kneeling to the national anthem is by no means a disrespect to this country or the military.

  • By THOMAS DITTO
  • 48

In response to the "AP Poll-Trump" blurb on page A2 (The Daily News, Oct. 7): Why would this news brief be entered in the news section of the paper? This is not news, but someone’s opinion or the paper's opinion that doesn’t even rate a signature of who wrote it. Just another dig at Presiden…

  • By ROSEMARY LINDLEY
  • 0

What type of representation would Sandra Tetley provide as Galveston Independent School District trustee for District 6-F? Would she have the on-site experience of being in the various schools, for more than 14 years, during the school day, working her way up to leading various PTOs and work…

  • By MARY PATRICK
  • 0

At 7 p.m. Friday at the Old Central Cultural Center in Galveston, we will host an annual Freedom Fund Scholarship Banquet. Our theme this year is “Celebrating Community Champions — Vision Transformed into Action.”

  • By DAVID DUMAS
  • 12

The press and media are saying that there were no red flags associated with Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas shooter. I guess it is normal for a person to purchase 33 assault type rifles in a year.

  • By KENNETH L. JOHNSON
  • 129

Lately, I’ve watched some professional football players show total disrespect for our flag and country during the playing of the national anthem. I was career military and have observed things that no one should have seen. Those players have no idea what pain and suffering our military have …

  • By DIANE SMITH
  • 3

Galveston has a new tourist attraction: a boondoggle! The 27th Street Corridor project is a colossal waste of money, which may even turn out to be dangerous. Entire blocks of sidewalk are being replaced for no reason.

  • By JEROME BOURGEOIS
  • 79

“You should pray like God will solve 90 percent of your problem, but act like you will solve 90 percent of it,” said Monsignor H.A. Drouhillet, my high school and college mentor.

  • By MARIS P. HELFRICH
  • 58

My remarks in this letter are in response to the guest column by the Rev. James E. Daniels ("Obama is the complete opposite of Trump," The Daily News, Sept. 26), which I appreciate and agree with for the most part. Daniels is to be commended for his courage, conviction and passion expressed …

  • By PEGGY BORN
  • 8

Thank you Roberto Torres for your great column on the Colin Kaepernick controversy ("Trump has no standing to question patriotism," The Daily News, Oct. 2).

  • By MATTHEW HAY
  • 1

John Wayne Ferguson left out of his column the two reasons I gave for why I stopped engaging on Laura Addison's Galveston School Talk page ("The local election Facebook wars begin," The Daily News, Sept. 28).

  • By HENRY L. HOMRIGHAUS JR.
  • 47

Predictably, the Rev. James E. Daniels rolls out his racist opinion accusing the majority party of "selling its soul to the devil" because an African-American family occupied the White House (Obama is the complete opposite of Trump," The Daily News, Sept. 26). May I remind Daniels that Presi…

  • By ERWIN WILEY
  • 56

Here's what the NFL game operations manual says regarding the national anthem according to an NFL spokesperson: "The national anthem must be played before every NFL game, and all players should be on the sideline for the national anthem. During the national anthem, players on the field and b…

  • By GEORGE A. LAIACONA JR.
  • 1

In response to the article ("New ordinance could address vacant structures," The Daily News, Sept. 23): Hats off to Councilman Craig Brown! The neglected structures all around the island have been eyesores for many, many years.

  • By JIM HARDIN
  • 18

Players protesting Trump; who cares? Do they really think they are that important? They play with a ball for a living. At one time I was a total fan, but no more. Haven't been for years; I'm an original Houston Oiler fan.

  • By BRAD PRICE
  • 25

I see that everyone is on the bandwagon for the removal of all Confederate statues because they are symbols of racism. If that is the case then let’s get rid of all symbols of racism. We need to check the records of the American presidents. Several were slave owners, and since history has no…

  • By CHERYL GONZALES
  • 2

On May 6, the crystal goblets were tinkling as the lords and ladies toasted a victory. The gold chandeliers cast a dreamy glow on the white tablecloths as handsome black tuxedos and shimmering gowns waltzed around the polished ballroom floor. Waiters scurried with silver soup tureens. The bi…

  • By CATHERINE MORROW
  • 0

It was so touching to see that the football players were so moved by the national anthem that they either bowed their heads or knelt in prayer. Thank you. The world could use more prayers.

  • By MELANIE REDDICK
  • 0

Different areas of our lives can be affected by a trauma like Hurricane Harvey. We may see changes in ourselves both physically and psychologically. We may experience a wide range of emotions from fear to numbness in varying degrees of severity.

  • By STEPHEN A. HODGSON
  • 28

In response to ("Henry says 'no' to removing Confederate statue," The Daily News, Aug. 17): I agree with the Judge Mark Henry, including his statement about arresting anyone who tries to move it or do some kind of damage to the statue.

  • By CLAIR WILLIAMS
  • 23

I want to thank you for publishing Joe Jaworski's commentary ("Enough of the moral equivalence," The Daily News, Aug. 22). He articulated beautifully what I have been thinking for several weeks. We really cannot be destroying statuary and other monuments.

  • By DR. JULIE PURSER
  • 0

The Family Service Center is standing strong for the Dickinson community so devastated by the impact of Hurricane Harvey. It has however come to our attention that we received and publicized misinformation regarding the impact of the storm on Dickinson Independent School District students.

  • By DIANE BRODIE
  • 9

In response to the article ("Less salt, more debris in bay since Harvey," The Daily News, Sept. 20): Attention Galveston County Commissioner's Court, Texas General Land Office and Texas Legislators, this is exactly why I wrote about not closing Rollover Pass ("Rollover Pass helps keep the ba…

  • By CAROLANN PETERS
  • 0

The time after a natural disaster is stressful for everyone in the area, and that stress can be triggering for people who struggle with substance misuse and addiction. Recovering from a disaster like Hurricane Harvey will take many months — and even years to be complete.

  • By ROBERT BLAKE
  • 0

Scammers are like sharks smelling blood after a natural disaster strikes. They prey on victims by pretending to be owners or leasing agents of properties in and surrounding the natural disaster affected areas.

  • By JOSEPH EVERETT
  • 10

Now that the state has passed the law of use of cellular devices that are not hands free, now the ultimate question, will this be enforced? As we all do, traveling around town, it is almost impossible to see any vehicle not operated by a driver with a cellphone in their hands. Either they ar…

  • By SANDRA WOODFORD
  • 54

Joe Elliott's letter ("The AP thinks we're stupid," The Daily News, Sept. 20) echoed my own sentiments about The Daily News' overuse of AP-authored articles to report so many news articles, especially those regarding President Trump, political takes on national and international news, and "f…

  • By PATRIK HORNAK
  • 2

Perched on this narrow barrier island, Galveston is clearly no stranger to coastal storms and beach erosion. We have a renowned and effective seawall, a miles-long groin field, and multiple beach replenishment projects completed in recent years with ongoing plans for continued, periodic repl…

  • By JOE ELLIOTT
  • 69

Though I admit I have a general disdain for The Associated Press, my following complaints are expressed in earnest. I believe the AP twists the truth. In the AP briefs on A2 on Sept. 14, the AP writes that the University of California-Berkeley is “the birthplace of America’s free speech move…

  • By DANIEL N. COTE
  • 2

In response to the guest column by Bill Broussard and Ralph McMorris ("Bond money could finance a Galveston ring levee," The Daily News, Sept. 13): Great column, you two. Now the Galveston City Council must act. Let’s not stop now.

  • By HERBERT FRANKOVICH
  • 45

I have read The Daily News for over 50 years. I like to read the editorial page and see what people are thinking about. The guest column by Alvin Sallee ("The last ship out of Cherburg," The Daily News, Sept. 12) was very interesting. I like hearing about history.

  • By KEVIN STEPHENSON
  • 1

Come on Mark Henry! You mean to tell me you saved the county $1.35 million by paying $665,000 ("Commissioners agree to pay $665K in FM 646 dispute," The Daily News, Sept. 12)?

  • By RICHARD CAPESTANI
  • 0

I have been riding the Metro bus No. 249 for over 10 years and was on the bus mentioned in the “Galveston-to-Houston bus line quietly begins service” article (The Daily News, Sept. 12). This is another example of outdated planning and poor service by transportation authorities.

  • By AMY DELLINGER
  • 0

Bottling clean or cleaned water is a multi-million dollar business, and with that comes marketing and citizens' knowledge and skills to make good choices, as with many products in our grocery stores.

  • By GARY MILLER
  • 40

Did Harvey squash the Ike Dike? As proposed, an Ike Dike could have made the flooding worse. The ring levee around Texas City, unable to pump water to the bay, caused flooding where it never happened before.

  • By P.J. BOURGEOIS
  • 2

With many important things probably happening all over the world, the only international news we get on our TV networks is about the first day of school for a British prince.

  • By SANDRA DEVALL
  • 0

Perhaps the news brief about the gift of $1 million to Dickinson was sent close to the layout deadline ("Former resident donates $1M to Dickinson," The Daily News, Sept. 7).

  • By KATHY HAMPTON
  • 0

My son had to take his truck in for service at Jiffy Lube in Texas City after bringing two officers out of their neighborhood so they could help with rescues after the hurricane. A woman (an angel) who was waiting and talking with my son heard what he did. When the bill came to almost $400 f…

  • By DONNA SWENSON
  • 0

In response to the guest column by Dr. Ahmed Ahmed ("In Harvey's flood is a message from Almighty," The Daily News, Sept. 3): Thank you for your wise words of inspiration.