• By PHYLLIS GALATAS
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Congratulations and a giant thank you to Michael A. Smith for his editorial ("Texas City ISD's rally no cause for retaliation," The Daily News, April 21) endorsing the behavior of Texas City students who held a rally in support of their fellow students from Parkland, Fla.

  • BY SUSAN GRAHAM
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I live in Sea Isle and am very grateful to have had Carolyn Sunseri as our District 6 representative over the last two sessions. She has been extremely accessible and willing to listen to the concerns of residents of Sea Isle regarding our drainage issues.

  • By CRAIG LINDBERG
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I’m supporting Jennifer Broddle for the at-large trustee position in the Clear Creek ISD election. I met Jennifer on the 2017 Facility Advisory Committee and currently serve with her on the Citizens Financial Advisory Committee. Spend just five minutes talking to her, and you will have no do…

  • By SCOTT LIVANEC
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This Sunday is the Rotary Club of Galveston's eighth annual Rotary Crawfish Boil fundraiser! 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 (b…

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  • By MIKE ROBINSON
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I would like to recognize some of the significant achievements of Councilwoman Carolyn Sunseri, as I support Sunseri for a third and final term.

  • By ELDREGE LANGLINAIS
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In April 1947, I was 7 years old and in the second grade at our second-story Catholic school near my home in Port Neches, some 70 miles away.

  • By TONYA HEBERT
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Carolyn Sunseri has been on the Galveston City Council representing District 6 for the past four years. Since that time, I have seen more improvements throughout our island than I have seen in years past.

  • By CHRISTOPHER BERTINI
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The Texas City disaster survivors — what an amazing generation. Nothing could knock them down. Wait a minute! There is a great generation right now. Millennials.

  • By CINDY SCHULZ
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I am proud and honored to endorse Carolyn Sunseri for re-election to the Galveston City Council, District 6. I have known Carolyn for over 25 years and have found her to be an independent leader and thinker who exemplifies integrity, vision and an unwavering passion for Galveston.

  • By MIKE LOCKWOOD
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I lived in La Marque for 62 years. I attended every grade level at La Marque Independent School District, served on the La Marque Chamber of Commerce and on the La Marque Parks Board, and even served as a city councilman. I was involved in many youth related sports functions and was an activ…

  • By DAVID PASTALANIEC
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On May 5, elections will be held for the Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District, which manages flood control for the Clear Creek watershed. I live in the Quakers Landing Subdivision in Friendswood, which was flooded by Hurricane Harvey.

  • By M.D. WARD
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I've been reading about the American Civil Liberties Union suing Galveston County about our jail system ("ACLU: County legal system discriminates against poor," The Daily News, April 10). Sounds to me like our police are wasting their time arresting and booking criminals that they risk their…

  • By GARY HARRIS
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After attending the candidate's forum on April 10, it struck me why I’m especially pleased to support Mike Foreman as our next mayor of Friendswood — he is a visionary. In his responses on that night, he demonstrated an excellent understanding of the current issues before the city, such as E…

  • By PAMELA MILETELLO
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A grassroots movement in Friendswood politics has new contenders stepping into the ring for the upcoming elections. Supporters of longtime city and county leaders who are seeking re-election or campaigning to shift from one leadership role to another (some having held their positions for the…

  • By GENE HAIN
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It’s easy to understand the newspaper's concern about the tariff on foreign produced paper and the added cost to your business. Where was that concern when paper companies sent their production to other countries costing many paper workers their jobs?

  • By MICHAEL & JANET WEGNER
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Robert Griffon will be a great asset to the Friendswood City Council. My wife and I have known him for over 20 years. During this time, we have witnessed him serving in several leadership positions. Proven leadership should be a foundation for any candidate, but it takes time and life experi…

  • By CHUCK AUTH
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Watching the questioning of Mark Zuckerberg by congressmen it became obvious that there were two types of questioners; ones that needed explanation and ones using the national soapbox — until Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vermont) began. Anyone watching Zuckerberg's behavior could quickly see his eyes…

  • By JOSHUA & SUMMER CHAPMAN
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As small business owners, and more importantly, parents of current Texas City Independent School District students, we urge voters to preserve the future of our expanded school district and support the proposed TCISD 2018 bond.

  • By CHRISTOPHER BERTINI
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Galveston is a beautiful place to live! We have beaches, homes, the sunsets and sunrises. Sure a bunch of nerds on Instagram populate the social media daily with the next Ansel Adams depiction of sunsets, sea shells, whatever. What really makes Galveston wonderful is not what social media ca…

  • By VIVIAN HERNANDEZ
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The city of Galveston’s Families, Children and Youth board in partnership with Galveston College and the University of Texas Medical Branch will sponsor the city of Galveston’s “Education is a Family Affair” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Menard Park, 2222 28th St., in Galveston.

  • By LAURA EWING
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I believe that Mike Foreman is the person with the specific city council leadership experience and skills that the citizens of Friendswood need to serve as mayor. As one who had the privilege of serving the residents of Friendswood as a member of city council, I understand the steep learning…

  • By RALPH PARR
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As a journalism and writing teacher for years, I admonished my students for using cliches. With apologies to them, this cliche, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" applies perfectly to the upcoming Clear Creek Independent School District trustee election.

  • By MARY DUNBAUGH
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For the last 15 years, the Dickinson Historical Society has hosted an annual Wine & Roses fundraiser. Due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the Dickinson community, the board of directors elected to cancel the 16th annual Wine & Roses event and instead invite everyone to join us f…

  • By CHRISTOPHER BERTINI
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No, don’t buy the fish wrap! Contribute to it. Write a letter to the editor (I heard he can read). Send in a guest opinion article. Better yet, go out and cover some news stories so we don’t have to read the continued saga of the open records request to the Lake Okeechobee Nature Preserve fo…

  • By NORMAN PAPPOUS
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Galveston’s economic and social welfare is directly tied to its environmental quality. Artist Boat is Galveston’s premier environmental and, in my opinion, best managed nonprofit organization.

  • By SARAH PIEL
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The Grand 1894 Opera House will host its 23rd annual Grand Kids Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on Postoffice Street between 20th and 23rd streets in Galveston.

  • By REBECCA HILLENBURG
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Mike Foreman is highly qualified to lead Friendswood as its mayor. Yes, we know Mike served our country as a Naval aviator and astronaut. But in addition to those achievements, he has a long history of serving locally.

  • By PRISCILLA FILES
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The Great Galveston Tree Giveaway will begin 8 a.m. Saturday at the McGuire Dent Recreation Center at Menard Park, 28th Street and Seawall Boulevard, in Galveston.

  • By JIM BASS
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On Easter Sunday morning 2008, the crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour was awakened with a worship song recorded by the Friendswood Methodist Church worship team. Mike Foreman, who was a mission specialist on that flight, requested the song. Each astronaut is assigned a day where they select…

  • By MELANIE REYES
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I have known Michael Wood for eight of the 40-plus years I have resided in Friendswood. Michael is a straightforward and honest man. Having been retired for many years now, it would be easy for Michael to sit back and watch Friendswood change, but instead, Michael has chosen to volunteer his…

  • By CHARLES W. ANDERSON
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Some local elections are about competency — the practice of effectiveness. Some city elections are about character — the practice of integrity. I am supporting Mike Foreman for Friendswood mayor, because my experience says Mike has both.

  • By MARY GILLISPIE
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We invite all to come together to fill a need, because hunger never ends. Backpack Buddy-Santa Fe will host a card party April 4 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church at 13217 FM 1764 in Santa Fe. For a $10 donation, you get lunch and help buy food for hungry children.

  • By KIM & JO BETH BRIZENDINE
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Friendswood has enjoyed Patricia Hanks' leadership in the Friendswood Independent School District for many years. In her capacity as teacher, campus administrator, district leader, and superintendent, Hanks demonstrated integrity, fairness and a positive vision for the future. We now have th…

  • By CINDY RIPSIN
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Most lawful gun owners have grown up in families and communities where responsible ownership is taught at a young age and most non-gun owners have not.