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Gaming would bolster state’s windstorm fund - The Galveston County Daily News: Letters To Editor

December 6, 2016

Gaming would bolster state’s windstorm fund

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  • carlosrponce posted at 4:23 pm on Thu, Mar 27, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 6548

    "I’ll ask the state to designate the tax for the Texas windstorm fund." Bill Young has that much power?
    This letter reminds me of the thousands of jobs and millions of dollars that approving a dog track for Galveston County would bring(1987). Well the track was built over 20 years ago and I'm growing old waiting for fulfillment of these promises.

  • Jake Buckner posted at 6:16 pm on Thu, Mar 27, 2014.

    Jake Buckner Posts: 2240

    carlosponce, Galveston isn't La Marque. Unless badly bungled (cough, cough), gaming would be a success on the Island.

    The city would thrive, the County would flourish, an Ike Dike would be built, roads would be fixed. And our windstorm insurance would be cheaper.

    Like you I wonder how it can be made to happen. Glad someone's thinking about it, though.

  • carlosrponce posted at 8:07 pm on Thu, Mar 27, 2014.

    carlosrponce Posts: 6548

    Jake, I bet (pun intended) you voted for the dog track!
    Murphy's Law: If anything can go wrong, it will.
    I predict that any money made will go towards more police to take care of the increase in crime that comes with gambling, not to make windstorm cheaper.

  • justaman posted at 12:53 am on Fri, Mar 28, 2014.

    justaman Posts: 213

    Someone finally with a plan instead of negative political bullcrap

  • justaman posted at 10:33 am on Wed, Mar 18, 2015.

    justaman Posts: 213

    he may just have the connections