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In a strange turn of events, I am learning to be a father all over again.

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Whatever the motivation among state lawmakers for passing House Bill 852, its real effect will be to make assessing the fair taxable value of residential property more difficult for tax appraisal districts and to do so in a way that mostly benefits developers of residential subdivisions.

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I read former Council member Tarris Woods’ column (“District 1 is being preyed upon by the City of Galveston,” The Daily News, June 13). As is often the case with Woods, his column is a series of misstatements and errors that cries out for correction.

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In response to frequent contributor, Gary Miller (It's not man-made climate change, but climate cycles," The Daily News, June 12): Miller’s letter proves the old adage that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. He's correct that the Earth does experience climate cycles, but it's erron…

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Sen. Kelly Hancock’s take-a-dog-to-lunch bill, which Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law June 4, is another of the assaults against local government control that have become a habit for the Texas Legislature.

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The Galveston Island Beach Patrol will hold its 22nd annual barbecue fundraiser and silent auction from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at The Press Box at 2401 Postoffice Street in Galveston. It’ll be directly in front of the restaurant.

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Whatever else they might have accomplished during the recently ended 86th session of the Texas legislature, lawmakers seem to have definitively settled one of the weirder controversies blowing around Galveston Bay in recent years.

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As the former Galveston City Council representative of District 1, I’m very concerned with a letter mailed from the city of Galveston’s Marshal’s Office that stated in part: “A housing inspection is being conducted by the city of Galveston to ensure that all living units conform to the Inter…

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I know that the city of Galveston Planning Commission will do its due diligence and consider all facts in making a recommendation to city council concerning the American National Insurance Co. proposal to build a raised pedestrian plaza on 20th Street.

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I would like to take the opportunity to let the residents of Galveston County and surrounding areas know about a service that's provided here that gives safety to the air traffic above us and the people below — the Galveston Scholes Air Traffic Control Tower.