Fishing was non-existent around the Galveston area Sunday, as moderate northerly winds and rain prevailed all day. Tuesday and Wednesday look the best for fishing this week, as the rain is forecast to be out of here and light winds taking over.
And so the clown show continues. For those Trump supporters still trying to convince me (or themselves) that Trump was just putting on a show and that Steve Bannon is an “economic nationalist” not a white supremacist I beg to differ. Feel free to refer to the barrage of tweets and retweets on everything from “Saturday Night Live” sketches to flag burning for a representative sample of the president-elect’s policy statements to the nation.
Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote that “The world will be saved by beauty,” which leads us to ask two rhetorical questions: first, does this mean that the world is lost and, second, is ugliness to blame for its condition? Rhetorical questions require no answer, but what we can see for ourselves is that in their multiple forms — artistic, personal and moral — beauty and ugliness contend for cultural supremacy. Today the general consensus among humanistic thinkers is that a “cult of ugliness” prevails.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The longest, loudest standing ovation of the Kennedy Center Honors gala wasn't reserved for Al Pacino, Mavis Staples or the Eagles. Instead, it went to the man sitting to their left, attending his eighth and most likely his last honors presentation: President Barack Obama.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As investigators searched for signs of a crime in the fire that killed at least 33 in an Oakland warehouse during a late-night dance party, survivors and teary-eyed friends of those who perished viewed the charred building from a distance, placed flowers on several small memorials and embraced each other to mourn their losses.
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My Recent Comments
No! No! No! Firstly, if there is surplus funds they should go to already approved projects. 2) Do not install one more obnoxious sign on our island, let alone an LED annoying blinding billboard! No! No! No! Oct 1, 2015
Nicely written, great photos! Thanks for sharing your library with us, Michael!Jan 28, 2015
Thank you for taking the time to write this guest column - words to live by for everyone.Dec 11, 2014
(sorry, the word is resources to defend the innocent - not, recourses) - although, my recourse is to move away from this paradise island and find a safer place to reside.Sep 4, 2014
Although i agree with using real numbers and not fairy tail budgeting figures, i must also recommend taking the "slam dunk" cases to trial with their indigent court appointed attorneys in a timely manner. Although some time spent on cases is necessary for the investigative D.A.'s Office to bring all evidence before the defense attorney for the indigent "The burden of proof is thus on the prosecution, which has to collect and present enough compelling evidence to convince the trier of fact" – but when you have a clear cut case (perp arrested inside the home after a home invasion - police did their job superbly) but, dragging cases out which are slam dunk - evidence is forthright, right there, in front of your nose but continue to postpone phases of hearings, continuances, including the grand jury hearing is ludicrous. This just adds fuel to the fire – keeps criminals on the street, living their happy-go-lucky lives with freedom and causes more money to be spent on representation for someone who just needs to be put away again (as in the case of career criminals); i am disgusted at the time wasted and money spent on bureaucracy. Save the money, prosecute when it's a slam dunk in a timely manner and use those saved recourses to defend the innocent. end of rant.Sep 4, 2014
Best Guest Column i've read in a while. This is a beautifuly put together column and i can only pray that we, as Galveston County residents, have the moral ethics to make a step in the right direction for the lives of so many. As Socrates and Jiminy Cricket's said: "Let your conscious be your guide."Jul 28, 2014
How refreshing to read this article this morning. You, Tom Linton, are absolutely correct - they are unsung heroes! Last Saturday at 3am in the morning, i was ever so grateful for a 911 Operator - what professionalism - what a calming nature - thank you 911! Being the victim of a home invasion (yes, when you're home), and hearing your husband fighting with the perp is not an experience i'd wish on anyone, however, having a competent 911 operator on the line, rest assured, will get the job done; minutes later, we had a team of Galveston's Finest at our front door to the rescue. Bless you one and all 911 Operators, bless you! Thank you ever so much. I only wish i knew your name - for i'd send you flowers on your next shift.Mar 8, 2014
Jonathan, as always, so wise.... thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Galveston misses you and your family tremendously... Liked the gratefulness part about volunteering to help make Galveston a sustainable community. NICELY DONE, my friend!Jul 28, 2013
Thank you Susan (Judge Baker) for taking time to write this. You are so correct. I can't ever imagine you being wrong!Jul 26, 2013