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.
The Constitution gives Congress the responsibility for funding the federal government and the president the veto pen. Without congressional action the government shuts down. Since our Aug. 22 report there’s been a little progress on the 12 spending bills. But with the government facing yet another shutdown; Congress will need to act by Friday.
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.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Danilo Gallinari scored 24 points and Will Barton had 22, including a big 3-pointer late, to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 106-98 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
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Check out this website to see who's played the festival in the past: http://www.vivabigbend.com/lineup.html
If you like Texas country/folk/rock music, you'll love this festival.
2 months ago
Mr. Beard, I read it and even quoted what I read. I had an honest question about something that was not clear. Your response was to make a personal attack. This is one of the things that's wrong with our society as a whole. Rather than have civil discourse about an issue upon which reasonable people disagree, we issue ad hominem attacks. I will not resort to that. You have a very nice day.8 months ago
Carlos, an honest question for you. While, yes, Trump was an "other person protected by the secret service," what "Government business or official function" was he performing that would invoke the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011? 8 months ago
According to this link: http://www.grandpky.com/downloads/GP_SegmentStatus_20150722.pdf
646 not 96 will be the last segment between 45 and 14612 months ago
“Simply stated, to provide the same level of services to the same number of beach visitors as visited the island in 2006-2007, the Park Board is required to expend almost 20 percent more funding"
If you're going to use math to support an increase, make sure the numbers add up. Asking for an 87.5% increase based on an estimated increase in costs of 20% sounds greedySep 21, 2015
Ken, you're selling yourself short. The fact that you know what the left bottom side of the Bell Curve is probably moves you a little more right and higher on said curve. That being said, I share your concerns.Jun 22, 2015
The first safety tip always mentioned by Chief Davis is to swim near a lifeguard. A beach patrol trained lifeguard, not a swimming pool lifeguard that has no idea about rip currents, sand bars, guts, jetties, waves, etc... A completely preventable tragedy and my heart goes out to the family, friends and classmates. May 29, 2015
TMM - 43rd is not a high tourist area and it's being re-paved. 53rd is not a high tourist area and it's going to be re-paved (they've already put new lane markings for the work). I know there are a whole lot more that need repair, but to say none are being repaired is just plain wrong.May 11, 2015
"We live in a country where more youths know who Kim Kardashian is than our Secretary of State. Despite societal influences, and a general nationwide apathy toward politics, I am a young Republican. Why?
I believe in the Constitution, states’ rights, and a limited government. The power belongs to We, the People, not the federal government. Furthermore, we celebrate our independence from the government, not our dependence on it.
I’m pro-choice: I believe parents have the right to choose their children’s schools, or whether to home-school; we have the right to choose guns to protect ourselves; we have the right to choose our natural resources for power; and we have the right to choose which state to live in. With an open border, an $18 trillion debt, and job-killing regulations, America is in danger. I vote Republican because we must secure our border, work to reduce the deficit, and cut regulations that punish businesses for succeeding. In 2016, we have a choice: more of the same, or get America on the right track. I choose America. Learn how to get involved: add me on Facebook (Scott Ryan Presler), or follow me on Twitter (@ScottPresler).
Scott Presler, League City"
Someone please show me where it makes any mention of Mr. Presler's stance on abortion. His "pro-choice" position relates to education, guns, energy and homesteads. Appears to be a poor choice of words on his part.
May 5, 2015
Sec. 545.356. AUTHORITY OF MUNICIPALITY TO ALTER SPEED LIMITS. (a) The governing body of a municipality, for a highway or part of a highway in the municipality, including a highway of the state highway system, has the same authority to alter by ordinance prima facie speed limits from the results of an engineering and traffic investigation as the Texas Transportation Commission on an officially designated or marked highway of the state highway system. The governing body of a municipality may not modify the rule established by Section 545.351(a) or establish a speed limit of more than 75 miles per hour.
(b) The governing body of a municipality, for a highway or part of a highway in the municipality, including a highway of the state highway system, has the same authority to alter prima facie speed limits from the results of an engineering and traffic investigation as the commission for an officially designated or marked highway of the state highway system, when the highway or part of the highway is under repair, construction, or maintenance. A municipality may not modify the rule established by Section 545.351(a) or establish a speed limit of more than 75 miles per hour.
(b-1) Except as provided by Subsection (b-3), the governing body of a municipality, for a highway or a part of a highway in the municipality that is not an officially designated or marked highway or road of the state highway system, may declare a lower speed limit of not less than 25 miles per hour, if the governing body determines that the prima facie speed limit on the highway is unreasonable or unsafe.
(b-2) Subsection (b-1) applies only to a two-lane, undivided highway or part of a highway.
(b-3) The governing body of a municipality with a population of 2,000 or less, for a highway or a part of a highway in the municipality that is a one-lane highway used for two-way access and that is not an officially designated or marked highway or road of the state highway system, may declare a lower speed limit of not less than 10 miles per hour, if the governing body determines that the prima facie speed limit on the highway is unreasonable or unsafe.
(c) A prima facie speed limit that is altered by the governing body of a municipality under Subsection (b), (b-1), or (b-3) is effective when the governing body erects signs giving notice of the new limit and at all times or at other times as determined.
(d) The governing body of a municipality that declares a lower speed limit on a highway or part of a highway under Subsection (b-1) or (b-3), not later than February 1 of each year, shall publish on its Internet website and submit to the department a report that compares for each of the two previous calendar years:
(1) the number of traffic citations issued by peace officers of the municipality and the alleged speed of the vehicles, for speed limit violations on the highway or part of the highway;
(2) the number of warning citations issued by peace officers of the municipality on the highway or part of the highway; and
(3) the number of vehicular accidents that resulted in injury or death and were attributable to speed limit violations on the highway or part of the highway.
May 5, 2015