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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.