A few people have asked me about how the storms and flooding impacted distribution of The Daily News.

The good news is, The Daily News is at full distribution. Actually, we are even distributing free newspapers to local shelters. So, you could say the readership is higher than ever.

We are especially proud that we did not miss a publishing day during the storm.

What this means is local businesses can reach out to local residents through The Daily News with the confidence of knowing a highly engaged audience is waiting.

The U.S. Postal Service may not be running, but your local newspaper never missed a beat.

So yes, The Daily News is open for business and running at full speed to serve the business community. Let us know how we can help at 409-683-5200.


Because of Tropical Storm Harvey, the annual Daily News Press Run is going to be rescheduled to October. The impact of the storm on people’s lives will most likely continue to dominate people’s attention and time — and rightfully so. We also know how many people enjoy running the race with their families.

We currently have a couple of dates being vetted as not to conflict with other events already in place and will make a date announcement by early next week.

The Press Run is an annual race across the Galveston Causeway and proceeds fund newspapers being placed in local classrooms for students. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our race director at NIE@galvnews.com.

We hope see you and your families in October as we all run across the causeway to support literacy.



On Thursday, we began publishing free listings of businesses open throughout Galveston County after the storm. What began as a single full-page quickly expanded overnight to two-full pages. We are thrilled to offer this free service to help local businesses get the word out.

Titled “Open for Business,” these are an investment by The Daily News in our business community. Please include them in your shopping, dining and purchase decisions. They need you.

Also, if you would like to list your business, email the following information: name of business, address, phone number and city. Business listings should be sent to weareopenforbusiness@galvnews.com.

Also, if you have any questions about The Daily News or suggestions on how we can help our community during this recovery period, please feel free to drop me an email at leonard.woolsey@galvnews.com.

Leonard Woolsey: 409-683-5207; leonard.woolsey@galvnews.com

President & Publisher

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