• By MARIS P. HELFRICH
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Thanks to The Daily News for the excellent columnists such as Dr. Victor Sierpina. There is such wisdom and practical value in his columns. The latest one was of special interest to me as a former pastoral counselor/chaplain (“Faith has a vital role in scientific medicine,” The Daily News, A…

  • By JOE & REBECCA JAWORSKI
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Rebecca and I are voting "yes" in support of the city of Galveston's street and drainage improvement bond. Galveston voters have debated the pros and cons of the proposed offering, and we've closely followed their well-documented discussion. As careful taxpayers who appreciate a good argumen…

  • By JACK CROSS
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Don Gartman is my choice for the College of the Mainland at large trustee position. Don has spent his entire adult lifetime in a leadership role, always rising to the top position. But, that hasn’t stopped Don from taking time to work with local civic and charity organizations to lend his ha…

  • By ROBERT LYNCH
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I fully support what Jackie Cole said in regards to the propositions selling two of our parks ("Let's not lose our parks on May 6," The Daily News, April 23). We should not ever dispose of any of our parks, no matter how small or unused. Every neighborhood deserves a green space and room for…

  • By BOBO CONDE
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The city is wasting taxpayers money. They have at least 174 parking spaces from 10th to 89th streets on the south side of the street that could have been used for paid parking. Instead, they have red and yellow zones, planter boxes and bathrooms occupying those spaces.

  • By MARGARETHA KING
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I urge our neighbors to take part in Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Nearly one million Americans live with Parkinson’s and many of them, including me, live right here in Dickinson. There is currently no cure.

  • By BRENDA BEUST SMITH
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In response to the article ("Judge: Rollover Pass seizure can proceed," The Daily News, April 22): Galveston County's statistic-challenged plan based on this takeover will be a blow-beyond-belief to elderly and medically/physically challenged avid fishermen who use Rollover Pass 24/7  — a fa…

  • By CHRIS DEVRIES
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Professionalism, integrity, business (and common) sense, experience, level headedness — these traits are imperative for a member of any governing board, and especially important for those governing our public educational institutions like College of the Mainland. Fortunately, for the student…

  • By DEBRA CRISS
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On May 6, we have an opportunity to move Galveston forward by passing a bond issue. The bond issue proposes street and drainage repair over a five year period that would otherwise take 20 years to complete. And it does so at half the price, saving taxpayers as much as $50 million. For the mo…

  • By GEORGE THOMAS PARSONS III
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From his bully pulpit, the first 100 days of President Trump's presidency can best be described in three words: A train wreck.

  • By E. T. Anderson
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Returning from a visit to the University of Texas Medical Branch’s Victory Lakes campus and H-E-B, I came over the causeway to see all of the newly-planted oleanders in bloom. What a beautiful greeting! Then, as if to "top it off," there was our cemetery with a profusion of bright yellow cor…

  • By KATE MARX
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Saturday, Galveston will showcase the first-ever Pet-A-Palooza — a family event for pet lovers and a special day for one's four-legged family members. This new outreach event will take place on the grounds of and street adjacent to First Lutheran Church, 25th and Winnie streets in historic d…

  • By BESS MITCHELL
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Curtiss Brown is right about the upcoming bond election ("Look around and vote 'yes' May 6," The Daily News, April 21).

  • By DOROTHY CHILDRESS
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Hitchcock has realized significant infrastructure and residential developments under leadership of our current mayor and city commissioners and I commend them for that. Hitchcock is now entering a new phase of positive change and progress with a number of ongoing projects in working or plann…

  • By ERIC CHAPA
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Over the past several months, it has become well known that the San Jacinto Waste Pits pose a serious threat to downstream communities such as ours. It seems more and more residents of these communities wish to see this site capped. As a resident of Galveston, I agree. However, I wish there …

  • By SARA PETERS
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I believe Sally Branson is the right candidate for Friendswood City Council Position 2. Having worked with Sally for various local community projects, I can personally attest to her strong work ethic and absolute integrity. She champions the concept that protecting our community means protec…

  • By WILLIAM VAN SCOYOC
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The right candidate for Friendswood Council Position No. 2 is Omar Peck. We need someone with honor that will fight to protect our properties. I have seen firsthand the city cater to large business at the cost of its residence and their property.

  • By DAVID F. SMITH
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To Jean Casanave the PAC that should actually be called the Citizens "Against" CCISD or against community growth, you are just wrong ("Vote 'no' May 6 on CCID bond," The Daily News, April 17).

  • By JEROME BOURGEOIS
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Gean Leonard is a “The Daily News” treasure. His columns are always informative and amusing. “Start with something funny,” (The Daily News, April 18) was just another of many examples of his nimble and eclectic mind at work.

  • By LINN EIGNUS
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I am writing in support of my friend David O’Farrell in his efforts to serve as a council member for the city of Friendswood. I have known the O’Farrell family since they moved to Friendswood many years ago and I have watched David grow into a very astute business man with a heart to make th…

  • By SCOTT LIVANEC
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This Sunday is the Rotary Club of Galveston's seventh annual Rotary Crawfish Boil. From noon to 4 p.m., you, your family and friends can look forward to a fun afternoon filled with live zydeco music, great food and wonderful fellowship — all taking place under the Big White Tent (behind the …

  • By DON & LOUIS CIACCIO
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It's time for Galvestonians to reject the special interest groups that have held our island home back for decades. As two lifelong BOI conservative Republicans on fixed incomes, we are urging our friends and neighbors to vote "for" the bond election on May 6.

  • By SHLOMO HAMO
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Is the Environmental Protection Agency listening to our community? Hearing about the San Jacinto Waste Pits and the EPA’s possible decision to dredge this Superfund site has been alarming, to say the least. From what I have gathered, the Texas Association of Businesses, the Texas Restaurant …

  • By LYNDA HARRIS
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I am proud to support David O’Farrell for Friendswood City Council, Position 5. David is an exemplary citizen of Friendswood having lived here his entire life and led a successful Friendswood business for 33 years. David’s volunteerism has benefitted our community in many ways. His 10 years …

  • By FRANK STANFORD
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In response to the guest column by Mindy Lakin ("I'll be voting yes May 6 for better infrastructure," The Daily News, April 14): It is nice Mindy came from a location which had higher taxes to a location with lower taxes. I am sure having come from a place with higher taxes, I would say her …

  • By SHERI BARBER, SELENA ELLIS & BARSA HARCLERODE
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Sally Branson is the most qualified candidate running for Friendswood City Council, Position 2, based on her years of experience serving on many city committees and boards. Her talents and qualifications have led her to serve, as well as hold leadership positions on Planning and Zoning, Frie…

  • By BILLY HILL
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Galveston Bay is a thriving marine area, home to both human residents and aquatic life that depend on the quality of the water. Upon hearing of the San Jacinto Waste Pit's potential to disrupt the environment, I felt compelled to reach out in any way possible.

  • By JEAN CASANAVE
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Is Carl Gustafson backtracking on his GOP resolution? Does Mayor Pat Hallisey really think that half a billion dollars isn't "that" much money? Does Mayor Jon Keeney really think that a building makes a quality education? Does Superintendent Greg Smith really think rezoning means kids will h…

  • By JEFFREY WRIGHT
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The West End is no longer silent. We are speaking up! Just one week ago, opponents of the rezoning of 13718 Stewart Road posted an online petition. Almost 500 property owners, their families, and friends have already signed the Change.org petition, "Let Galveston City Council know you oppose…

  • By DENISE O'FARRELL MAST
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As a proud supporter of David O'Farrell, and as his little sister, I'd like to share about him. He is a tireless worker for Friendswood, which he loves. His vision for our city I believe aligns with what most of our citizens long for. I tell him all the time that he is, "uniquely wired for t…

  • By HAROLD WHITAKER
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Early voting for the Friendswood City Council election starts April 24th and Election Day is May 6th. We are now at very critical time in determining how our city will develop, what our tax base will be for the future and will city services and the appearance of Friendswood meet what our cit…

  • By BARRY FOLSE
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I'm writing in support of John Scott for re-election to Friendswood City Council, Position 5. I have known John for about 10 years, through youth sports. After I have seen our city government prioritize downtown businesses over our homeowners through tax increases and zoning changes, I am gl…

  • By RON COX
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I am writing this letter in support of David O’Farrell for the Friendswood City Council. David and his family have been a part of the long and vibrant history of Friendswood. His family moved here in the early days. He graduated from Friendswood High School. He later joined the family busine…

  • By KEN HUFSTETLER
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Unfortunately, I no longer vote in Dickinson; but, after nearly 50 years of living and serving in Dickinson, I still keep up and closely follow the issues that face the community. I still want to see Dickinson prosper and grow, and it is in that vein that I make a political recommendation to you.

  • By ERIC CRAVEY
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Home ownership is a myth. That's right, you just rent that house from the government at a 2.5 percent tax rate, we pay the full, current value of our houses to the government every 40 years ... ad infinitum. Galvestonians already pay in excess of 2.5 percent in property taxes, but apparently…

  • By TOM GRANT
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As a recent Galveston resident, living in this beautiful area along Seawall Boulevard, I have grown very concerned on the bus stops/planters being built along the seawall. I agree with the beautification and pedestrian bus stops, but have become very frustrated by the process and logistics f…

  • By LAURA EWING
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Please join me in voting for David O’Farrell for Friendswood City Council, Position 5. As a life-long resident of our city, his heart and mind support an environment of safety, beauty and affordability for its citizens.

  • By JOHN SANCHEZ
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The success of the annual Oceans of Opportunities Job Fair in Galveston always depends on those who attend the job fair and who are looking for a job or a better job.

  • By PHILLIP WEBB
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Our downtown district in an important issue for our city. It is vital in attracting new businesses. We have come to a time in Friendswood when we’ll need to invest in order to preserve our city’s heritage, core values and small town atmosphere as we edge closer to build-out. Therefore, it is…

  • By BILL SARGENT
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As of this point, I have not made up my mind how to vote on the city of Galveston bond measure, but one thing strikes me. Recently, our water bill arrived and with it a flier produced by the city of Galveston. The flier talks about the bond, lists “sample” projects (some of which may not act…

  • By GARY MILLER
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Federal, state and local taxpayers, pay $620 billion a year for 40 million independent school district students. A national average of $15,500 per student, not counting fundraisers and corporate grants. Before federal involvement our “world best” schools were “lowest cost."