One of the persistent issues local governments face, especially those in smaller communities, is lacking sufficient resources to meet the requirements of federal and state grant programs. The problem is even greater after a natural disaster, when every precious dollar is needed to provide se…
When electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, burst on the scene commercially in the early 2000s, vaping was marketed as a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes, although it came with many of the same health warnings such as being highly addictive because of nicotine content.
Early voting for the Nov. 5 election begins Monday, and while there are no heated, partisan races among national- or state-level politicians, the sad truth is many people tend to ignore local elections.
At first glance, observers might — and some have — dismissed the Port of Galveston’s effort to track its environmental effects as a feel-good, green-washing stunt, or, as one environmental group representative characterized it, “window dressing.”
There might not be much point in talking about flu season as if it were a well-defined period of each year with predictable consequences.
It might be possible to see evidence of racial animus in the video recordings of two Galveston mounted police officers arresting Donald Neely for criminal trespassing in early August, but you have to work at it.
The holiday season will be a little less bright for residents and visitors to the central and northern part of Galveston County.
Before the Galveston Park Board of Trustees aggressively pursues larger events at R.A. Apffel Park, it has to clear some major logistical hurdles, or better yet, decide whether it’s even possible to do so. And it should answer the fundamental question: “What value would it add?”
Recently, after reporting a fairly large and vocal bloc of Galveston business leaders opposed plans to build a ring barrier around most of the island, The Daily News asked what alternatives there might be to that clearly undesirable structure.