Dogs on Galveston Island need special care during the hot summer. Those of us who live here can spread the word about hazards and life-saving measures to those who don’t yet understand.
All public money is our money. I couldn't believe my eyes as I read of Mayor Jim Yarbrough's "little pre-emptive strike" ("Islanders might soon vote on seawall parking, pensions," The Daily News, June 21).
Although they took much longer than they should have, Hitchcock and Galveston officials did the right thing in following through with investigations of bullying claims lodged against their police officers.
It may not be immediately apparent what bicycle safety and roadway guardrail damage have to do with each other, but we argue the two subjects are closely related.
Now that I come to the end of my term as chairwoman of the Park Board of Trustees, I wanted to let the Galveston community know about this organization and all it has accomplished.
Here is a suggestion to assist with the problem of unlawful immigration: The United States provides benefits to many countries in the form of direct assistance payments and trade. Perhaps we could reduce those payments by the number of any country's citizens who end up in "detention" camps.
Who is to blame for children/parent separation? Our government? It must be, because it’s our laws that were implemented. It is our immigration officers that arrest them, and our courts system that adjudicate them, right?
A Federal Bureau of Investigation report released this week on active shooting incidents, such as the one at Santa Fe High School last month, had more than a few interesting points.
On June 23, 1996, Judge Elbert Tuttle died at the age of 98. He was a member of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. It was during his time on the court that a group of judges known as the “Fifth Circuit Four” became distinguished for several decisions that advanced the civil rights for Afric…
Mark Porretto was helping out with the beach service umbrellas early in the morning one day last weekend at 47th Street. You may recall that the water was extremely rough, and on this day the current was running from west to east with big surf. Mark and I grew up together on the beach.
I've been taking The Daily News for 23 years, and been very happy with it. I read the paper from beginning to end each morning over breakfast, but save the comics for last to start my day with a smile.
The United States cannot accept all these illegal aliens crossing the southern border. One solution proposed by both my two daughters is to immediately put parents and children on a plane and send them home to Central America or wherever they have come from and send them home.
I have a friend that sent me a picture of her parents on their honeymoon sitting at the Mermaid Bar in Galveston (operated in either the late 40s or early 50s). I went online and saw similar photos of the same scene but with different people.
I know little about Ed Rachal except that he was a successful rancher and cattleman in the Corpus Christi area. He was successful enough that his will enabled the founding of the Ed Rachal Foundation in Corpus Christi to fund nonprofit groups that promote “charitable, scientific, literary an…
National Reunification Month is celebrated each June and is a time to celebrate the people and efforts making it possible for families to stay together.
Why is America playing games with innocent children of immigrants? America’s innocent beloved children are being killed at home, school, church and in the streets by Americans while we bully other countries with lies, saying God is on our side to mistreat and abuse those in desperate places.…
With trade tariff news heating up, we wanted to update Daily News readers on the recently instituted tariffs on Canadian newsprint. We also wanted to offer a public thanks to local elected officials and community organizations who are stepping up to help turn around this misguided interpreta…
Galveston Independent School District is pleased to announce the generous funding of five grants from The Moody Foundation. The five grants consist of the following: Tor Kids/Tor Prep After School Program, Safe and Civil Schools CHAMPS, Ready, Set, Read Above!, Causeway Galveston and Galvest…
In 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his last book “Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community?” The current condition of my hometown Hitchcock has me asking the same question. Where do we go from here?
Tonight, as per the law — "If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, the law requires that you report it. (Texas Family Code Section 261.101 (a))” — I tried to report child abuse occurring in McAllen and Tornillo. After a half hour of being rejected online, I saw the followin…
I am appalled by the actions our government has taken to separate families of immigrants, both those caught crossing illegally and those seeking asylum. Our immigration system needs to be fixed, but using scared children as pawns in the debate is gross and un-American.
Water conservation seems to always be a hard sell among some consumers of the essential stuff, and it’s an extremely hard sell at times like these when large parts of the county still are recovering from an epic flood and it’s raining pretty hard.
Sir, while I am glad to see a swift response from Austin on the tragedy in Santa Fe, I have a question or two as to some of the suggestions that were tossed about.
I live in Santa Fe Independent School District, and I’m devastated by the shooting in my community. The ensuing discussion about keeping children safe is critically important, but Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to expand the school marshal program moves us backward. Arming teachers and staff is dan…
In response to the article ("Through storms, economic woes, a developer hung on," The Daily News, June 3): I have lived on 8 Mile Road since 2005, and was shocked to learn I live in a depressed, blighted, crime-ridden area.
Bring back our comics. I realize the change happened as a business decision, but it was short-sighted in that it hurts your primary readership, those retired or at least 50 and older.
In response to the article ("Still no results in Galveston police bullying investigation," The Daily News, June 13): Bless the police and all that they do. I shudder to think of life without them.
Several issues have arisen recently that have aroused my ire and, apparently, the ire of others. So this column contains an assortment of bellyaches.
It starts with spikes in our heat index, rolling into early storm predictions, and suddenly it’s June 1 and it’s official — we’re in hurricane season. For the next several months, residents of the Gulf Coast, particularly communities that live on our warm waters’ edge, brace themselves for s…
Juneteenth is a very important day. From parades to golf tournaments, from picnics to prayer breakfasts and the traditional reading of General Order No. 3 at Aston Villa in Galveston, most county residents know a least something about the significance of June 19.
So, for the second week in a row, the paper published a misleading guest column by a charter skipper, Mike Short, bashing Yamaha for standing up for recreational fishermen access to red snapper ("Yamaha: Stop meddling in US fishing policies," The Daily News, June 17).
I am about as sick as I can get from reading about how all these people do not like the new comics. Don't we have more important issues in this town to discuss?
Galveston’s second “Fields of Dreams” will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. June 28 at Crockett fields at 53rd Street and Avenue S, as part of a citywide party sponsored by Better Parks for Galveston and many local parks’ supporters. The second annual Party for the Parks: Let’s Play Ball, will hon…
While the Lords of Commerce would lead us to believe the celebration of Father’s Day is best addressed by a special sale on power tools, a funny card written with marginally funny puns or maybe a colorful new tie, the truth is much different for many of us.
Charter boat captains are preparing for the big fishing season when Americans from across the country head down to the Gulf to enjoy sunny days on the water. This favorite American pastime has long been sustained by science-based regulations ensuring fish stocks remain healthy. In addition t…
The inventory of items sheriff’s deputies seized during two raids in May on so-called game rooms suspected of being illegal gambling dens is interesting for what’s not listed.
Arming teachers is bad idea because of the potential for students to get guns. The teacher puts a gun down for a moment and the student picks it up out of curiosity or because they want to attack someone that is bullying them or they want to bully someone. Perhaps, a teacher and a student ge…
Wow! Hard to believe how fast summer is moving. Tonight is our annual BBQ fundraiser. Come down from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today to The Press Box at 24th and Postoffice streets in Galveston.
In response to the letter by John Paul Listowski ("Letter on my voting record was blatantly inaccurate," The Daily News, June 15): Mea Culpa. I am sorry.
Just had to add my two cents worth about the comics: The new ones are hardly worth reading. And Curtis was in the middle of a dilemma about thinking his parents might be getting a divorce and we don't know what happened when you cut him off without a second thought about who might actually b…
It’s fair to ask, as many people are, what’s taking the cities of Galveston and Hitchcock so long to investigate a bullying complaint involving their police departments.
There was a recent letter to the editor written by Stan Obloy that was blatantly inaccurate ("Carol Hollaway is the right choice for District 5," The Daily News, June 14 ). Obloy made claims that I voted on issues that were, in fact, not a part of my tenure on the planning commission.
Carol Hollaway has my vote for the Galveston City Council District 5 race, and if you live in the district, I hope you will join me in electing her. I served on the city’s planning commission with Carol, and I know her to be among that commission’s most thoughtful, responsive and technically…
The meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un this week was nothing short of historic. No matter what side of the political spectrum you may fall on, the fact that the two leaders walked across a stage and shook hands is remarkable.