Among the people being wrongly maligned during the COVID-19 crisis are those pointing out that various government restrictions on movement, assembly, the free conduct of legal business and other basic rights are fundamentally unconstitutional.
It’s a historic day in the long history of this newspaper, which a little later this month will reach 178 years. Our print readers today are holding the first Weekend edition of The Galveston County Daily News. It’s a combination edition for Saturday and Sunday.
Gov. Greg Abbott was right to follow President Donald Trump’s lead in extending social distancing measures through at least the end of April. Leaders at the county and city level should do the same.
Leaders at The Daily News last week made a hard, but necessary, decision to restructure our business model in response to the historical impact COVID-19 has had, and will continue to have, on the economy here and elsewhere and on our business of serving the community.
When Coast Monthly went to print on March 16, the world was an altogether different place. Coronavirus had canceled the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, but organizers of the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo were still hopeful the event, planned for April 17-25, was far enough in the fut…
What a week. What a time. Many in this building on Teichman Road have covered crises. Hurricane Rita and the calamitous evacuation that near-miss caused. The direct hit Hurricane Ike delivered and the night of terror and heroism that was Hurricane Harvey.
Fred Rogers, aka television’s beloved Mr. Rogers, is often quoted as having said: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s reluctance to issue a statewide shelter-in-place order is understandable, on one hand. On the other, and in context to what he and other leaders in state government were saying fairly recently, it’s amazing.
The Galveston County Clerk’s decision Wednesday to withdraw from conducting local elections scheduled for May 3 puts local elected officials in a very awkward and unfortunate position.
In the midst of panic, when rumors can rule the day, government transparency is more important than ever. So are safety and the expediency of government operations in a crisis.
Today is a good day to pause for a minute and recall how important public school districts are to civilized society. They are part of the bedrock upon which all the rest of it sits.