As the 66,000-member Texas American Federation of Teachers calls on Gov. Greg Abbott and lawmakers to permanently toss out high-stakes standardized testing in public schools, there are some big questions educators and elected officials must answer before we pack away the No. 2 pencils:
Believing in the Bible’s admonition that “sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” I’ve never been one to try to predict the future.
People like Michael A. Smith are why this country is tearing apart at the seams. After writing a great example why universal health care will never happen ("We don't owe the unvaccinated priority on hospital care," The Daily News, Aug. 14-15), he now doesn’t think Biden’s vaccine mandate goe…
Thomas Sowell said it best, “The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.”
Most politicians of every party have always been guilty of hyperbole, omission of facts and some of just outright lying.
In response to the article ("School districts haven't budged over mask rule threat," The Daily News, Sept. 23): By not removing the mask mandate, the superintendent and school board are non-compliant with the governor’s executive order and are now being sued by the state, at taxpayers’ expense.
Galveston public school officials have been correct in ignoring Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order attempting to forbid public entities from requiring face coverings and vaccinations against COVID-19.
In February, I was introduced to the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees during planning sessions for the Juneteenth mural dedication and celebration.
A lot goes into naming a new school.The process can become political in any community, and those making the decision always run the risk of displeasing as many as they please.
The small whale thrashed on the shoreline as a representatives of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network tried to get in close to help it by getting a line to administer medication. By “small” I mean maybe 10 to 11 feet, so it was dangerous for them to get close enough to help.
For the past 15 years, I’ve served Galveston as a volunteer public servant. I’ve been a city council member, a wharves board trustee and a member of the city’s planning commission, industrial development committee and redevelopment authority.
County Commissioner Ken Clark’s idea of installing water-level monitors along creeks and bayous prone to flooding is worth exploring.
Cruise ships are finally sailing again. My girlfriend and I recently completed two cruises — including one out of Galveston.
Estuaries are vibrant places where rivers meet seas. On Saturday, our nation began celebrating National Estuaries Week. Galveston Bay is our estuary, and Galveston Island hosts untold numbers of wetlands and wilds.
Galveston County knows storms. We know hurricanes and as of February, we know deep freezes. We know how to prepare for them. We know how to deal with them. We know when to stay and when to bug out. And we know how to regroup and rebuild in their aftermath.
I’m old enough to recall a time when powers that be demanded we lower academic standards in public schools. It was a clarion call for the ostensible purpose of granting parity to a larger percentage of our population, so more students could graduate from high school. It’s no surprise that th…
Back in the 19th century, Texas was awash in vigilante groups. Modeled after the Texas Rangers, they embarked on a decades-long campaign of ethnic cleansing of indigenous peoples in the western territory.
I've lost track of how many islanders have stopped me at the post office and Kroger and wanted to hear more about plans for a National Naval Museum of the World Wars at Seawolf Park.