The Daily News honored its 2019 Citizens and Business of the Year during a reception in Texas City on Tuesday evening.

The annual event, which precedes publication of the newspaper’s special Profiles edition, honored a dozen Everyday Heroes and 15 students graduating from county high schools who were awarded Les P. Daughtry scholarships.Keith and Genette Bassett were named Business of the Year for their work in restoring the W.L. Moody & Co. Building in downtown Galveston.Chuck and Mary Ellen Doyle were named Citizens of the Year for their decades-long commitment to Texas City.

Read much more about all the honorees in Profiles, to be delivered Saturday in The Daily News and online at

— Kelsey Walling


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Jose' Boix

Congratulations to Mary Ellen and Chuck Doyle - former Mayor Doyle for having been selected as 2019 Citizens of the 2019 Year by the GCDN. An honor that is both fitting and so well deserved. The Doyles have been amazing supporters, partners, contributors and much more helping make our community a better place to live, study, invest, work, play, worship and retire! Congratulations and thanks seem like a small token of our appreciation for the magnitude of their contributions. Thank you!

Kelly Naschke

Congrats to Keith and Jeanette. That project is a huge undertaking!

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