At age 74, Galveston's Lucy McMahon is a record-holding international powerlifting competitor, and on Dec. 8 she will be competing in the Global Powerlifting Alliance/International Powerlifting Organization World Championships in Moscow.
Last week, Republicans meet in Cleveland, Ohio, to conduct business, ratify a platform and formally nominate their candidate for the United States Presidency. Describing the atmosphere, Chris Wallace, the host of Fox News Sunday, remarked, “I will tell you going down on the floor yesterday, it was a very different Republican party than I have seen in prior conventions. It was much more of a country club type atmosphere in prior Republican conventions… This is much more of working class, white collar rather blue collar workers.” On Tuesday, they formally nominated Donald Trump and Mike Pence for President and Vice-President.
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Entertaining and well written sir!6 days ago
What scares me is this: Frank's most outspoken supporters either 1) do not live in District 3 (Debra Criss, Ana Raa, Lisa Blair that I know of); 1) want to weaken the historic district rules (Charlotte O'Rourke); do not own property in District 3 (Sean Cameron and Frank himself); or if they do (Joe Jaworski) were rumored to pander to Houston interests as mayor. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong on any of these. I'm having trouble with the concept of the residents deciding their own fate without outside influence by people and entities who just want to make money and run.1 month ago
Frank: You say you don't support "any one particular plan" and your plan for wall-to-wall high-rises "simply does not exist". That's not really much of a commitment, is it? If we need a leader who "is not afraid to make a commitment" let's hear your beach plan. Let's hear what you're going to do instead of the "frivolous" sidewalks and lighting that McMorris supports. As for "a leader that is not afraid to challenge the status quo. A leader that thinks independently, votes his conscience and has the class and local knowledge to represent everyone in this fine historic city" I would say we had that with Beeton and we have that with McMorris. I'll vote for Ralph.1 month ago
Ana: I guess I'm a little older than you. I owned a home in the East End for 18 years before I finally retired here 10 years ago. I have quite a few friends that have done the same. We live in a small town, in a diverse community with lots of restaurants that we can walk to and a major medical center a few blocks away as well as the beach and Strand. The main complaint I have heard is about infrastructure. Let's face it, Exxon is not going to move its headquarters to a sandbar, and if they did, the young, middle income folks would live on the mainland. Have you been to Charleston or Savannah or any of the towns we like to compare ourselves to? If so, you'll remember smooth sidewalks, well maintained curbs, good lighting. These are some of the things people notice when they look at a neighborhood, and League City and Webster win big time in those categories. Look around your neighborhood in Libertyville, Illinois (92% white with average income of $106,000). Notice any broken sidewalks?1 month ago
Joe: I too love Maceo Spice and Import and encourage Galvestonians to check it out, but I'm voting for Ralph McMorris. I think it's great that Frank returned to Galveston and worked hard to earn his degree, but Ralph came to Galveston with degrees from Georgia Tech and Harvard and lives here because he loves this place. Also, while I admire the fact that you didn't say anything negative about Ralph, I must say that some of the things I've seen recently about Frank in a flyer from Ralph's campaign are disturbing. Things like numerous run-ins with Galveston Police, violations of city ordinances and with his deal with the Park Board, intimidation tactics against other licensed beach businesses, calling neighborhood improvements like lighting and sidewalks "vanity projects", and finally a reference to the Maceo Family distancing themselves from Frank's business practices by saying in a letter from their attorney "Frank Maceo does not have the authority to speak for/represent us".2 months ago
Debra: I can't speak for other neighborhoods, but those who LIVE in the East End and love our unique neighborhood appreciate the support we get from Ralph. It seems there are those out there who don't think we should have controls on tearing down the historic homes and building whatever we want wherever we want. In many ways the EEHD is unique in Texas, where it's generally "anything goes". I and many of my neighbors live here precisely because many Galveston neighborhoods have a character that can't be replaced, and because we have rules to protect that character. Many of us (including Ralph) can live anywhere we want, and we choose to live here not because we just happen to have been born here, but because of that uniqueness.2 months ago
What are the hours for Thursday??3 months ago
Let's not rush to spend billions on a politically expedient solution to an event that happens once every 100 years. Do the studies and let the science (and the cost/benefit) dictate the answer.3 months ago
Allow me to summarize what I've read here so far:
1) We don't like Mr. McMorris because he supports the residents of his district.
2) He's not pro-business even though he operates a very successful business in the EEHD.
I don't get it. I thought we were all mad at "Wall Street" because they run the government to the exclusion of what the citizens of the U.S. want. So now our representative listens to "the people" and he gets blasted? Oh, not by the residents, but by the business interests. We love our restaurants in the EEHD, but when the owners cater to the lunch business they get from the UTMB employees who live on the mainland and don't care what the locals think we might have a problem. I didn't retire here to live in a parking lot, and I don't think most of my neighbors did. I'm pretty sure I'm voting for Ralph.
4 months ago
Ms. Bassett: The new beach west of 61st is going to be very popular, but Wal Mart is going to get tired of me using their restrooms. What's the outlook for restrooms on the seawall between 61st and 71st? 4 months ago