Some well-meaning parents might be putting a little too much stock in standardized test scores as they petition against Clear Creek Independent School District’s attempt to balance student populations by changing boundary lines.
The bad news is, there’s very little left of the coastal prairie that once covered 6 million acres of Texas, including most of the land mass that’s now Galveston County.
The first attempt by tourism-industry managers to raise the profile of museums in Galveston and on the mainland was a remarkable success, drawing thousands more people to such venues last month than on a typical day.
County Commissioner Ken Clark has made his political bones as the most conservative among conservatives, and before now had rarely met a tax he didn’t hate.
Most readers will agree mental illness and easy access to guns do not mix. As a matter of fact, many times when mass shootings occur, authorities are quick to play the mental illness card as an overriding factor in tragic events.
The question at hand for people interested in building a new bridge to Pelican Island is whether that can be done in way that makes all the main users happy.
Galveston City Council was right to approve an ordinance setting out new rules meant to govern the interaction between motor vehicles and other travelers — primarily bicyclists but also pedestrians and people on horseback or in horse-drawn conveyances — despite some doubts and worries.
Civil rights groups suing the state of Texas and various county voter registrars are justified in their fear that U.S. citizens will be purged from voter rolls through a dubious list Secretary of State David Whitley recently tossed out.
The early bird gets the worm. Only this year, in regards to parking along the seawall before Mardi Gras, the early birds will have to pay a good bit more for stretching the privilege and breaking the rules about how early is too early.