It would be easy to underestimate the significance of cold-case arrests such as the one we reported on the front page Tuesday.

If you missed it, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office on Monday held a news conference about the arrest of a Salvadoran man accused of slashing a woman and leaving her near dead along a county road in 1991.

Michael A. Smith: 409-683-5206; michael.smith@galvnews.com

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