It’s hard to get very excited about the amnesty program the Galveston City Council approved last week in effort to collect some of about $30 million owed in fines and fees on an equally staggering 83,733 outstanding warrants issued for failure to resolve citations over traffic tickets and mi…
Galveston County Commissioners are taking a step in the right direction by trying to recoup some of the $500,000 sent in error to a scammer posing as a county contractor in May 2018.
Opening of a Ninth Grade Center should help incoming Dickinson High School students in a number of ways during perhaps the most critical part of their academic careers.
The Galveston City Council plans an unusual executive session today. It’s unusual in that the closed-door meeting is scheduled to include people representing the Port of Galveston, an organization that from time to time argues it’s not a subordinate part of city government.
Galveston County prosecutors are right in attempting to get Donald Neely out of the court system and into a mental health treatment program. It’s the only humane, socially responsible thing to do and the only thing remotely likely to benefit Neely, who was homeless and had been diagnosed wit…
Despite a lot of worry among educators, most Galveston County School districts came through their first full treatment under the state’s new A-to-F grading system fairly well.
Galveston County should cut its losses and agree to the closure of the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 12 north of Broadway in Galveston, a zone that hasn’t lived up to commercial expectations and likely never will given recent real estate transactions.
Now that the negotiations between the city and the police association have apparently ended — all that is needed now is the approval from the city council — it is time for the council and park board to kick into high gear getting an interlocal agreement.
Galveston Police Chief Vernon Hale did a commendable thing Tuesday night. He stood before a crowd of perhaps 200 outraged residents and took responsibility for a huge mistake a couple of his officers made in handling what should have been a routine misdemeanor arrest.
While not endorsing a plan in Dickinson to build a public market at this point, city leaders should take the next step and start a formal planning process.
Officially Galveston is doing about all it can, or should do, to help people avoid bad encounters with the island’s resident population of coyotes.