If COVID-19 has brought any good, it was reminding Americans about the worth of brick-and-mortar public schools, the role of educators and the importance of investing in local institutions we long took for granted and often starve of resources and respect.
County Commissioners took an important step this week in how people will mental health issues are treated in the court system by creating a mental health public defenders program.
We’ll be the first to admit 2020 wasn’t exactly what we thought it would be. We’re still in the midst of a global pandemic that has altered the way we live, move and breathe.
Eligible voters who haven’t registered for the November general election are quickly running out of time to do so. It’s not too late, but it will be in less than two weeks.
The city of Galveston got good news this week when the Texas General Land Office gave initial approval for a plan to increase the cost of parking along Seawall Boulevard.
In a nation long known for a high standard of living, it’s easy to forget that before the middle of the last century, diseases such as whooping cough, polio, measles and rubella seriously harmed and even killed infants, children and adults.
Galveston County Commissioners should be commended for pushing ahead with creation of a mental health court, despite being denied a state grant to help pay for the program.
Over the holiday weekend, a couple in California triggered a wildfire that raged over 86,000 acres and as of Tuesday had yet to be contained.
Life always is more difficult for the poor. Life in a pandemic that has caused many millions of people to lose their jobs under severe and open-ended lockdowns and restrictions has proved even more so, particularly for children.
As the editors reported here last week, The Daily News will partner with the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce to present live interviews with candidates running for Galveston mayor and for six district city council positions.
Labor Day is upon us. And what better way to honor the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country than to get stupid drunk in the hot summer sun?
Editor’s note: This editorial was scheduled to run as the final piece in a series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Hurricane Laura interfered, so we are running it now.