At $750,000, the investment by the Galveston Island Park Board to help fund a project that would put up to 900,000 cubic yards of sand on local beaches is a bargain and one to support.
Critics of a proposed Galveston ordinance about how drivers should behave in proximity to bicyclists, pedestrians and other users of the roads are absolutely correct in arguing the rules would be hard for police to enforce.
There are at least two deeper stories in the news we reported last week updating restoration efforts at the W.L. Moody & Co. building, 2202 Strand in Galveston’s historic downtown.
Most years on this date we use this space to argue that honoring veterans requires more commitment than once a year attending Veterans Day events and thanking people who donned the uniforms and took the oaths to serve in our armed forces.
Shortly after his re-election Tuesday night, Gov. Greg Abbott said it’s time for Texans to “work side by side.” He said that “what unites us as Texans is far greater than our differences.”
Officials at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development should stop stalling and grant Galveston Housing Authority permission to do something useful with 12 acres of prime real estate just north of Broadway.
Obviously, there’s a lot to like in the broad concept of constructing a vast system of barriers and other enhancements meant to keep storm surge from flooding houses and commercial structures along the Texas coast.
The Lone Star Rally rumbles into town this weekend and transforms the island into hog heaven. Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts are expected to attend this year’s rally. And as is the case every year, the weekend is full of events for bikers and the bike-less alike.
If you attended this week’s Galveston Economic Development Partnership conference you might have noticed the number of faces from around Galveston County.
Perhaps people have lingering doubts about an incident involving off-duty police officers and Janice Stanton, a community leader in Galveston who is African-American. Perhaps it’s the news coverage about violence against African-Americans, the Black Lives Matter Movement or the president’s d…