Early Wednesday morning, about 15,000 people and businesses still were without power because of Hurricane Nicholas. Schools closed and daily commerce was interrupted across Galveston County because of power outages. Some people who depend on power for life-sustaining equipment were without, …
There are far worse kinds of editorials we might have to write a day after a hurricane blows through the county than one like this saying we more or less avoided Mother Nature’s worst. Again.
Kudos to the Galveston Park Board of Trustees for its new beach litter initiative. It’s an effort to keep island beaches clean and free of trash left behind by not only the 7 million or so visitors that frequent the island annually but, we’re sure, from locals as well.
The Horned Frogs are making a comeback. Not the purple and white kind you find at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth. That breed is threatened by the changing climate in the Big 12 Conference.
Today marks the 121st anniversary of The Great Storm that came roaring out of the Gulf of Mexico on Sept. 8, 1900, destroying this island city and ensuring its place in the history of calamity.
It’s no surprise that school attendance is down in Galveston County from this same time in 2019. Much has happened since then and is still happening.
Nobody who has lived in Galveston County very long has to imagine the misery people in Louisiana have been going through since Hurricane Ida blew ashore.
Galveston County officials no longer have justification for withholding information about the 2018 mass shooting at Santa Fe High School and should disclose records they hold to the public.
If the city council intends Thursday to reject an application for zoning variances sought by a developer wanting to build a condominium tower on the west end of Galveston’s seawall, it will need a better argument than the planning commission offered.
Leaders in Galveston County have worked too hard and come too far to walk away from efforts to strike a deal to build a new Pelican Island Bridge. Although some frustration and exasperation might be understandable, none of us can afford to let the project die now.