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I have an solution to the potential pedestrian deathtrap crosswalks in front of the San Luis Hotel on the seawall. Get rid of them permanently comes to mind. Actually, it's a pretty good idea, but the execution of it stinks.

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Well, not sure where you were in 2004, but the president at that time went on national TV and "told" Americans that he and Congress are going to let the people on the other side of our southern border come to the United States to do jobs Americans "don't" want to do.

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Ball High School students and Randalls have joined forces again this year for a special two-week in-store promotion to kick off the 38th annual ABC-13 “Share Your Holidays” Food Drive in Galveston. This year’s in-store initiative runs through July 29.

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Federal lawmakers face a July 31 deadline to either reauthorize or reform the National Flood Insurance Program, which is vitally important to people living and doing business along the coast.

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League City council should approve a long-planned hike and bike trail along FM 518, despite opposition from some residents of a nearby subdivision who fear the trail would attract crime.

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Does our government understand the issues we are dealing with? I fear not! Issues like immigration are a hot topic of discussion in my part of the country, but how does it play in Memphis, or much less Kansas City? A good question on my mind is how is immigration playing in Washington? From …

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Start your summer off with a chance to win one of two custom designed and built child playhouses during Court Appointed Special Advocates of Galveston County’s CASA’s for CASA Playhouse Raffle event. These beautifully crafted custom playhouses will be on display outdoors at Baybrook Mall thr…

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Many in our community have been affected by recent tragedies such as teen suicides, flooding or the recent shooting at Santa Fe High School. These types of public events add additional worries to our already stressful daily lives. As a result, some people may feel anxious, sad or irritable. …

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So, League City has decided to spend $400,000 on a consulting firm to “figure out ways to increase the number of city projects that finish on time and on budget” (“Some council members wary of consulting fees,” The Daily News, July 12). A project approved by council will have a start date, a…

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I enjoyed Ray Holbrook’s guest column (“Don’t vote for Democrats in November election,” The Daily News, July 12). Blame everyone except yourself.

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A group of children stand in a row in front of their rescue boards along the shoreline wearing yellow tank jerseys and carrying their rescue tubes in one hand. Some of them are vibrating slightly as they get ready to go into action. They then grab their boards and stand on the line.

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The fervor surrounding Trump’s Supreme Court pick is understandable: Over the last 100 years, the Supreme Court has rewritten the Constitution. What was once a short, simple document has become a 3,000-page tome empowering the Feds to dictate state and local policy. These decisions have done…

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In response to the letter by L. Davied Bond ("Maybe we should put the Christ back in Christian," The Daily News, July 3): Bond said "Jesus was a liberal." So, I try to imagine Jesus as a liberal. Protesting, destroying property, carrying a sign saying "bleep" Trump or saying it on TV.

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I wanted to let you know I think The Galveston County Daily News staff did an awesome job handling a terrible situation — the Santa Fe shooting that took place on May 18.

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The city of Galveston’s attempts to address the serious shortage of middle-income housing are noble. But the city should use public resources cautiously — if at all — in trying to solve a problem in which the private market can’t make the math work.

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On a lighter note, when I was a child we listened to our programs on the radio. We used our imaginations while listening to "The Shadow," "The Lone Ranger" or "Dick Tracy" and we could see them in our minds.

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Whiskers, fluffy tails and pink noses. Plenty of which residents will encounter at shelters in the county right now. One shelter in particular, the Galveston County Animal Resource Center, recently wrapped up a weekend of reduced adoption fees.

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The first of three inspector general reports were released. It illustrates how and why the Washington sewer exists. The sewer is the senior executive service, politically appointed heads of federal bureaucracies appointed by Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama — people who think “runnin…

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In response to the article ("Isle to weigh pros, cons of banning overnight tents, canopies on beaches," The Daily News, July 8): I live on the west end of Galveston and often see the remnants of shade structures left on the beach for our park board to pick up and dispose.

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Galveston has always welcomed diversity: racial, economic, ethnic, religious. Galveston was racially segregated, but less rigidly than perhaps any city in the South, and, than most in the North.

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In response to the AP brief that ran on A2 ("US judge orders release of detained Brazilian boy," The Daily News, June 29): If the paper needs help writing articles, don't go to New York or Chicago where there's an obvious slant to the left. This "discussion" and "opinion" isn't fact in any way.

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Editor’s note: Hurricane Ike killed 40,000 trees on Galveston Island. The Galveston Island Tree Conservancy formed to address that loss and has replaced more than 17,000 through grant-funded plantings and giveaways.

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Speaking on behalf of the M.I. Lewis clients, volunteer’s, and board of directors, we are grateful for our loyal supporter’s help. I would like to say “Thank You” to Daily News reporter Connor Behrens for his reporting on the recovery of the center, and Michael A. Smith for the follow-up, wh…

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Last week, President Donald Trump announced, by executive order, that he was rescinding the executive directive of former President Barack Obama to colleges and universities on how they can use race in admissions decisions to promote diversity.

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My friend is dead. Rear-ended while parked at a red light, the impact crushed his Ford F-150 and pushed him into the intersection. He died a few days later from complications resulting from head injuries. Already, the world feels a bit less exciting, a little less complete.

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The video is enough to give even a noncyclist pause. On Friday, The Daily News examined the subject of cyclists on the roads of Galveston County. The newspaper posted a link to a disturbing video captured by a cyclist while on FM 3005, which shows very clearly part of the problem.

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Forecasters say hurricane season 2018 could be an active one. Hurricane Harvey was a stark reminder of how important fuel supplies are to our daily lives. The Texas oil and natural gas industry and its public and private sector partners are ready.

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For a contextual change, members of The Eagles’ Nest and The West End Community Organization will share some good news with readers. Our community is growing by leaps and bounds, both physically and morally.

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At the San Luis Pass, the tide change flows through a gap only about a mile across. It bottlenecks and accelerates the tidal current tremendously. So, roughly every six hours it changes directions and builds up to full strength. The entire pass is dangerous, but there are two spots that catc…

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We believe the constant ordering of the Stars and Stripes to half-staff is eroding the value of the symbol, as well as creating a growing insensitively to the recognition it is intended to convey.

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I’ve done genealogical research for years, and recently had a DNA test to help identify my ancestors and where they came from to find out “what I am.” It appears I’m your basic “white guy,” with essentially no Native American, African or Asian DNA.

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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

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Thanks to Laura Elder for her editorial ("Here is the argument for shaming lazy, selfish lowlifes," The Daily News, July 1). I would like to add that it is unfortunately not only the visitors to the island who contribute to the problem.

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Just another holiday, or is it, as this one celebrates Independence Day, the day the Founding Fathers said we want to control our own future and not be under the thumb of a monarch?

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Many Americans love the awe and excitement of Fourth of July fireworks, but often our pets don’t share the same sparkly wonder. This Independence Day, American Humane, the country’s first humane organization, is encouraging pet owners to take simple steps to keep furry friends safe. If you m…

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She closes her little brown eyes in supreme satisfaction as she sings about her haircut, which is sensationally, beautifully, wonderfully, and perfectly round.

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In response to the editorial ("Here is the argument for shaming lazy, selfish lowlifes," The Daily News, July 1): Action must be taken to combat littering in Galveston and residents and local government must get creative in their efforts to keep our shores beautiful.

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The Fourth of July in Galveston County is synonymous with fireworks, barbecues, beaches, boats and parades. The fact that it’s a celebration of the USA makes it all the more enjoyable. However, it’s also a holiday when carelessness, inattention and, frequently, alcohol cause more accidents t…