• By DOROTHY MCDONALD KARILANOVIC
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The late Galveston Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas touched the lives of our citizens in many ways.

  • By MELANIE WIGGINS
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On Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, the Galveston Historical Foundation presented a seminar titled "Women's Roles in World War II" at the Lone Star Flight Museum, and one of the participants was Izola Collins.

  • By DON CIACCIO
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With all the current discussion about crime in Galveston, I decided to do the work to get the facts on crime in Galveston from online FBI records.

  • By MICHAEL JACKSON
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Well, it has been a bit inconvenient at times, but we now have a very nice thoroughfare on 65th Street. Thank you very much. Now, if the city will replace the four-way stop sign we may have a chance to drive onto Heards Lane.

  • By MICHELLE M. DAVIS
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Here is a perfect example of bias on the part of The Daily News. The story about the shooting of U.S. Republican representatives and others by a left-wing nut job was not front page news. Worse than that, it was reported in Political Buzz (!?!) that a Weber staffer was among those injured on…

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  • By CHARLES T. DOYLE
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The Daily News outlined the refund of $15 million in property taxes to Valero Energy Corp., which is using loopholes in Texas’ tax code to successfully protest its property tax valuations for recent tax years, unfairly receiving millions of dollars in refunds and shifting payment of taxes th…

  • By ROSE BROUSSARD-MURPHY
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As a concerned citizen of Galveston for nearly 50 years, I fully support the city council's three-month moratorium on construction of new structures on Broadway ("Domino's effect? Pizzeria blamed for Broadway ban," The Daily News, June 15).

  • By VICTOR CANTU
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I live on the Galveston's West End (Sea Isle). For years I've been waiting for a business or two to pop up on this side of the island. In the last month or two I've watched with anticipation as a new building is being erected just north of the Galveston Island State Park.

  • By BOB CHAPIN
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Very shortly after “the left” realized they’d been defeated in the presidential election their leaders in Washington made it clear that they, and those who followed them, would make it impossible for the Trump administration to succeed. They may have done just as they promised.

  • By CLINTON A. LITTLE
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In response to the article by Angela Wilson ("Countywide Juneteenth celebrations start today," The Daily News, June 10): Dear Angela, "in the United States" caught my eye and brought a smile across my face.

  • By KELLY LEDFORD
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I would like to commend the city for its progress over the last five years. Galveston is looking great as seen from our visitor numbers. But I ask our city leaders to remember the residents in future planning. There are many pro-business decisions that help our city, but projects like the Po…

  • By LARRY PORTER
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Last week marked the anniversaries of D-Day and the battle of Midway. Both were crucial turning points in turning the tide of World War II. The victory of Midway was due to the genius of breaking the Japanese code.

  • By JOANIE STEINHAUS
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One person alone cannot save an endangered species, it takes an army, and we have an army of volunteers who participate in our sea turtle nest patrols. These volunteers are on the beach looking for evidence of nesting sea turtles, but unfortunately many days the only evidence of activity the…

  • By GERALDINE SAM
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The citizens of La Marque and Texas City will be holding a Hands Together-Stop the Violence Rally at 9:30 a.m. June 17 from the corner of Interstate 45 S. on FM 1765 to state Highway 3. We will stand together with our hands together as we take back our community to stop the violence.

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In the article regarding the termination of the city administrator's contract ("Dickinson council fires longtime city administrator," The Daily News, June 8), The Daily News apparently quotes the Houston Chronicle on past history. First, I don't see the significance in past history as it app…

  • By GLENN SMITH
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In response to Elwood Wilhelm's letter ("Climate change is not settled science," The Daily News, June 8): I appreciate Wilhelm’s response to my column ("Withdrawing from Paris accord is a missed opportunity," The Daily News, June 6). He is taking issue with the following: The science of clim…

  • By MARION MEDWEDEFF
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President Trump and the GOP establishment are well aware that their ownership of the three branches of government (executive, legislative and judicial) depends on the inclusion of his far right supporters.

  • By KENNETH DOUGLAS
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Where the law ends, tyranny begins. All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent, etc.

  • By ERIK HITT
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Integrity, professionalism and authenticity are but a few words that come to mind when I think about Melissa Skipworth, candidate for position 5 on the College of the Mainland board of trustees.

  • By DAVID SMITH
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I'm asking everyone to get out and help transform our College of the Mainland board of trustees by electing Melissa Skipworth to the board. Its time we have a person with a fresh set of eyes to help move the college forward. After years of neglect it's time to install new leadership on the board.

  • By ELWOOD WILHELM
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In response to the guest column by Glenn Smith ("Withdrawing from Paris accord a missed opportunity," The Daily News, June 6): Smith bases his decision that pulling out of the accord is a missed opportunity because we are facing a "climate catastrophe." The catastrophe is because of his reli…

  • By SUSAN CINQUE
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I was astounded to read The Three Musketeers latest defense of President Trump ("Trump-Russia a media distraction campaign," The Daily News, May 5) in which they assert “collusion during campaigning with anyone isn’t a crime under U.S. law.”

  • By JEROME JONES JR.
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On June 3, my wife and a group of disabled doctors and researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch attended ArtWalk along Postoffice Street. 

  • By DANIEL TORRES
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So, after speaking with the person in charge of the FunFest being held in Texas City over the weekend, I would like to recognize the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo organization for their unwavering support of local veterans, in offering entrance fee discounts.

  • By E.T. 'BETS' ANDERSON
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I read an article by Jim Hightower in the June issue of The Progressive and felt its topic was important enough to pass along to The Daily News readership:

  • By PETER SANTSCHI
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Willi Luthy complained in his letter that Texas A&M University at Galveston canceled summer classes with low enrollment ("What is a university's role in the community?," The Daily News, May 30). He compared that with the university system in Switzerland he (and I) grew up with, which is …

  • By ELAINE CARRIO LEWTON
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I would like to send a big thank you to Avery Miller. She was the activity director at the Wayne Johnson Community Center at Carbide Park. This is from all the seniors at the center that miss you so much.

  • By DAVID DUMAS
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In response to the article ("The history of Memorial Day," The Daily News, May 26) that ran in the special pull-out section of the paper on D3: In writing about the celebration in Charleston, S.C., the article failed to mentioned the majority of the people that participated were freedmen (ex…

  • By SHARON DURAY
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I couldn’t let a significant piece of Galveston history pass without comment. Post office box patrons were officially notified that the main post office at 601 25th Street will be moving from its current location to 601 Tremont Street on June 5.

  • By NICHOLAS ECONOMIDIS
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Residents of Galveston County and Texas Senate District 11 should be concerned with the recent legislative efforts of Sen. Larry Taylor. At a time when Texas faces serious issues, Sen. Taylor has elected to sponsor and support Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s strange quest for a “bathroom bill;” i…

  • By KURT SISTRUNK
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I was amused when I drove by the justice center on May 25. There was a huge political sign out already for the 2018 election for district attorney, and it suggested that a vote for this person meant a vote for no politics, with a nice red line and circle through the word "politics."

  • By JOE ELLIOTT
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The compliments, below, are not meant to be backhanded, nor even begrudging. So, I’ll start with my criticisms: Galveston is not a “tourist town,” and there’s no way to call it that and then spin it so that it doesn’t insult residents.

  • By JOYCE ANN DANIEL
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The first Franciscan Friars, Father Ronald Nunlist and Father Jeff Scheeler, came to Galveston 37 years ago serving Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. My family welcomed and rode the Colonel Paddlewheel on the Galveston Bay.

  • By DAVID F. SMITH
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Seriously, are the three gentlemen of the right really going to title their weekly propaganda column "The starting place: Respecting each other?" (The Daily News, May 22).

  • By MIGUEL POMPA
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The bunnies are out on the West End. Be careful driving on West End roads. The baby bunnies of early spring are growing up and leaving their homes for adventure. Be on the lookout and drive slow. Bunny lives matter.

  • By LYDIA MILLER
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On behalf of the International Oleander Society, I would like to thank Valerie Wells, Jennifer Reynolds and Angela Wilson for helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary with a front page article and following up daily with photos of our members in the Betty Head Oleander Garden Park. The resp…

  • By BILL LOVE
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In Bob Fields' letter, he said he is a "die-hard Republican conservative," and he goes on to say that "our political system in America seems to be going to hell in a hand basket," ("Trump presidency is not going to end well," The Daily News, May 18). He goes on to say we have "a carnival bar…

  • By CHERI BRIGANCE
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High Island and Gilchrist folks — if you have old stories from your family history, old folk tales, old photos of people and places, or historical facts linked to these small communities, please take the time to write them down in as much detail as possible and send them to us (Monte Cheri B…

  • By KITTY ALLEN
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Indivisible is a far cry from being the "shadow party," Loretta Roberts alleges (“Indivisible: A shadow party dedicated to chaos,” The Daily News, May 18). To the contrary — Indivisible is a bright light!

  • By FRANK FURLEIGH
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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8248 will sponsor the annual Memorial Day Graves Decorations by placing flags on more than 3,000 veterans' graves in five cemeteries, including Galveston County Memorial Cemetery, Mainland Cemetery, Perthius Cemetery, Rising Star Cemetery and the Texas City …

  • By BRAD PRICE
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I see that Texas' oldest newspaper with the oldest news has made new inroads in the realm of the absurd. This newspaper, as most liberal newspapers, has never worried about protecting someone's identity unless that revelation might cost you some advertising.

  • By PAGE S. WILLIAMS
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John Wayne Ferguson's report ("Galveston discussing ways to prevent deadly bird strikes," The Daily News, May 12) that local leaders are responding to the event of 400 birds killed by building strikes during an unusual windstorm event seems ironic considering that Galveston has just re-autho…

  • By ROBERT GLOVER
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In response to ("Maw of Mystery," The Daily News, May 14): Really, Tilman Fertitta? Shark Attack? I can't wait to be scared out of the water by your next "amusement" attractions — Flesh-Eating Bacteria 3D, Swimming with Jellyfish, and the Seaweed Hot Tub.

  • By PHIL GLASS
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I cannot understand the blind loyalty Texans seem to have for this modern Republican Party. You know, this Limbaugh/Hannity-indoctrinated bunch who've spent the past decade lecturing on biblical principles and the constitution while failing to enact a single piece of meaningful legislation, …

  • By BOB FIELDS
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As a lifelong, die-hard, Republican conservative it pains me to say this: Our political system in America seems to be going to hell in a hand basket, and is perfectly exemplified by a carnival barker as president who maniacally keeps hawking the freak-show tent.

  • By LEAH CLARK
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It is interesting to see that Friendswood Independent School District (an exemplary district for years) hired its new superintendent from within (FISD trustees name lone finalist for superintendent job," The Daily News, May 16). Thad Roher has been in the district for 18 years, replacing Tri…