Seventy-six years ago, the United States was attacked at Pearl Harbor. Back then our military was ill-prepared and, with the surprise attack, the situation looked even worse.
In the story about girls joining the Boy Scouts ("Historic shift," The Daily News, Dec. 7), it seemed curious that according to Scout officials, the girls would join an all-girl Cub Scout den, while the boys will remain in all boy dens.
As Human Rights Day approaches on Sunday, let's take a moment to reflect on what this day means. After the atrocities of World War II, the international community reaffirmed that all human beings should be treated with dignity and respect in the 1948 United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.
While dining out Sunday evening on the island, a woman collapsed in cardiac arrest. As a registered nurse with 20-plus years of ER experience, I responded.
The Galveston Project for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, called Discovery Club, is a program that provides services to children that do not have a fixed, permanent residence.
A number of years ago, Galvestonians voted against any high-rise developments on the beach side of the seawall. It seems, with the Poretto situation, that some of our city council members do not know nor remember this.
Dickinson drowns and Julie Masters decorates. I find it interesting the Dickinson families and businesses struggle to regain some degree of normalcy as they try to rebuild. Some reduced to sleeping in their truck as the city won't permit a temporary pole to provide power to their FEMA trailer.
The big storm debris is gone, but the small stuff still remains along the Dickinson roadways and ditches. Heavily devastated by Hurricane Harvey, remnants of loss continue to litter the community, a constant reminder of the havoc left behind by unprecedented flooding.
Regarding the article ("Galveston gets $875K to hire police, with one string," The Daily News, Nov. 22): Does The Daily News editorial board have what it takes to report their stance on the "one string" portion in the headline and article?
Jeannie Janota, you need to read my comments again ("'Taking a knee' has nothing to do with military," The Daily News, Nov. 19). Why are you playing the race card? I did not say anything about race. Before the NFL declined to show players kneeling during the national anthem I observed people…
I'm frustrated with Galveston County's lack of response regarding debris pick-up. The major part was done about a month after the storm, but residual items are still roadside waiting for action.
What now? The sheets are coming off. The Rev. Jamie Johnson, former director of the center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the nation’s Department of Homeland Security has been uncovered for his racist comments.
Another “gem” in Galveston! The Galveston Community Band concert commemorating its one-year anniversary was spectacular! Garden Verein’s band shell was the perfect venue (thanks GHF), food from the Galveston Restaurant Group was delicious, especially accompanied by Galveston Island Brewery B…
A sexual predator isn’t just that creepy guy whose photo you see on a page in the back of the newspaper, or whose address you find when you check for sex offenders in your area.
With oil man George W. Bush, we saw the highest oil price ever his last summer in office. With community organizer Barack Obama, we passed out more food stamps than ever.
In response to the letter by Rose Broussard Murphy ("Taking a knee is a constitutional right," The Daily News, Nov. 11): You are correct, Mrs. Murphy, it is not against the law to “take a knee during the national anthem, neither is burning a flag against the law."
Congress should not target 401K accounts to pay for tax cuts for the rich. Deposit limits, including catch up contributions, need to be raised. Families like mine depend on those accounts for retirement savings.
It's difficult for me to fathom the meaning of Laura Elder's editorial concerning the Galveston County Commissioners seeking to file a lawsuit against the manufacturers of opioids ("Suing can be habit forming with serious side effects," The Daily News, Nov. 12).
In response to the article ("'We're becoming an RV park,'" The Daily News, Nov. 5): My home also was flooded during Hurricane Harvey. My son and I stayed in it and waded water for two days. We've ripped up soaked carpet, tore out Sheetrock and now are rebuilding.
The Daily News has been harping about the ongoing litigation between Galveston County Judge Mark Henry and Judge Lonnie Cox, especially the lawyer's fees amounting to $1.2 million dollars.
In regards to the new crosswalks connecting the seawall to the San Luis and Holiday Inn: Useless. On Nov. 9, I stood on the seawall side waiting to cross and no one stopped or even slowed down — and it's off season!
In response to the editorial by Michael A. Smith ("An odd thing happened on the way to $61 billion," The Daily News, Nov. 5): Did you know that Bolivar Peninsula has been without a useable mandatory hurricane evacuation route since Hurricane Ike nine years ago?
I want to give a huge thank you to The Daily News' sports section for writing a wonderful article about our U.S. Army JROTC Marksmanship Team ("Shooting for success," The Daily News, Nov. 5).
Recently, NFL players began using their platform to highlight the injustices blacks are subjected to by officers who dishonor their pledge and badge. Some object to the athletes kneeling during the national anthem. I counter with they are embracing their constitutional right to peacefully protest.
After reflecting on Roberto Torres' column ("I'm hoping the DNC learned a lasting lesson in 2016," The Daily News, Nov. 6) whom I agree with, and listening to election returns on Tuesday, and Donald Trump's speech (if you can call it that) to the South Korea National Assembly, I had a few thoughts:
I dare to compare this inspirational rise of our Astros to greatness to that of the NFL and their downfall into the despicables they have become. You need only compare their respective tributes to our national anthem to see the remarkable difference.
Stephen Hodgson — like most liberals — left out a few things called facts in his letter ("We should work together to solve gun issues in US," The Daily News, Oct. 29). He states: "Our national average of deaths by guns is very high, exceeded only by traffic accidents and natural causes."
On behalf of our entire membership, we invite you to come out for our 41st annual Rotary Club of Galveston's Chili Supper from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 8 in the cafeteria of Ball High School, 4115 Ave. O, in Galveston.
It was so refreshing to see Heber Taylor's commentary on very important issues in The Daily News' opinion page once again. In his commentary ("Was it just another routine traffic stop on I-45?," The Daily News, Oct. 29) he reminds us that we still have a problem with our justice system in Ga…
When my son started kindergarten in Galveston ISD 12 years ago, I noticed a woman who was around the school all the time volunteering for everything from PTO, to the carnival, to art enrichment and even coordinated Snow Day bringing snow to the school. When we got to middle school, she was t…
I have known Sandra Tetley for 15 years and highly endorse her for Galveston ISD board District 6-F. She has an excellent background working in the schools for the betterment of all students and the time and organizational skills to devote to the board.
As a fifth generation BOI, Laura Addison has a strong tie to the Galveston community and its schools. Having lived here for 46 years, we have had the pleasure of watching her grow from a vivacious high-schooler and dedicated college student into a loving wife and mother, hardworking accounta…
I have known Laura Addison since she was a child running around our neighborhood on 32nd Street. She is a BOI who attended Galveston ISD schools including Central and Ball High. She also comes from a family with many Galveston roots.
Since Galveston ISD reconfigured the district to remove fifth-graders from the elementary schools and since they have opened “schools of choice,” there has been no significant improvement in our children’s education. The Texas Education Agency records show that GISD still ranks fifth in "Stu…
Five years ago, the Texas Education Agency records show that Galveston ISD ranked fifth in "Student Achievement" among Galveston County schools districts. Today, GISD still ranks fifth. No improvement from years of deficit budgets. GISD's performance rate in terms of "indicators met" actuall…
If you look at Laura Addison’s background and goals, it is exactly what Galveston ISD needs at this very moment. With all the challenges that GISD will be facing within the upcoming years, specifically academics, demographics and finance, Addison’s expertise in accounting and as an active me…
I write this letter to support my dear friend Matthew Hay for Galveston ISD school board. Matthew is a truly dedicated individual who is selfless with his time and deeply committed to improving our schools. He has served on the board since 2011, and held the position of president the past fi…
If Ray Holbrook is not watching football anymore because of the nonviolent protests by the NFL players, he should leave the country ("Don't watch NFL games this year," The Daily News, Oct. 29).
I am one of the people who "always" keeps a safe distance behind the car in front of me. It may tick people off, but it's the right thing to do. I also drive speed limits. Recently, a truck in front of me had three 12 foot or longer heavy ladders tied on it. I was headed north on the Galvest…