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At $750,000, the investment by the Galveston Island Park Board to help fund a project that would put up to 900,000 cubic yards of sand on local beaches is a bargain and one to support.

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Politicians have figured out ways to tax just about everything, except ... politics. Taxing politics is a perfect taxing scenario. The contributions don't belong to the politicians, and seem to have an unending flow.

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Critics of a proposed Galveston ordinance about how drivers should behave in proximity to bicyclists, pedestrians and other users of the roads are absolutely correct in arguing the rules would be hard for police to enforce.

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This issue has nothing to do with the renters or the mission of the renters at the property across from our beloved Garten Verein. It has everything to do with the preservation of our historically at-risk Galveston neighborhoods ("New zoning map left some properties 'nonconforming,'" The Dai…

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World AIDS Day takes place Dec. 1 each year ever since its foundation in 1988. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

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Running the west beach in the early morning, the most interesting people I encounter are fishermen. They frequent the pocket parks where they can drive to the shoreline to unload their gear. My fascination derives less from their sport than their demeanor.

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Most years on this date we use this space to argue that honoring veterans requires more commitment than once a year attending Veterans Day events and thanking people who donned the uniforms and took the oaths to serve in our armed forces.

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What is The Daily News' policy on publishing hunting photos? It has struck me as very odd that, in the very same newspaper, there will be articles encouraging the adoption of pets and support of the animal shelter, and also trophy shots of people proudly posing next to dead animals they’ve k…