Despotic rulers have been around since human history began but totalitarian tyrants only since the 20th century. Egyptian pharaohs, Persian shahs, Roman emperors and similar monarchs wielded absolute power in ancient times, but they lacked the technical means to be totalitarians in the moder…
The Galveston County Coalition for Justice would be totally remiss if we sit back, say nothing and allow President Trump’s willful ignorance to undermine science-based health and safety protection for a potential coronavirus vaccine to be injected into the arms of the American population to …
As our state and country continue to grapple with COVID-19 and its devastating effects, it’s clear that to defeat this pandemic, the United States must embrace the power of the competitive market and the immense medical innovation it produces.
Turning away from COVID, crowds and congestion, it’s time to celebrate the wonderful people of Galveston. Many businesses are suffering from the economic downturn, as are individuals who have been furloughed from their jobs.
Due to the restrictions that have occurred because of COVID-19, the board of directors of the M. I. Lewis Social Service Center made the difficult decision to cancel the 12th annual Wine & Dine Gala and fundraiser, which is our major fundraiser each year.
Yet another reminder that all the things we want to be constant slip away, and we’re in a constantly changing reality. Even this smallish tropical storm drastically changed the beach.
The rain has come to me darkening its silent waste; I fold into my grief. My amputated heart throbbing with the weight of memories. The mirror tells my story of the unimaginable — the loss of my firstborn son, Wells, two months ago. Unrelenting sorrow not lessening with time.
Voting is one of our most important rights and responsibilities, and now more than ever we must vote. Not only do we have the greatest and consequential national and state elections, but a local election that will determine our city’s future, as every one of our elected officials is on the b…
Sometimes, I barely recognize the world in which I now live. We’re experiencing very troubling and dangerous times. Of course, when I speak my truth, it comes from my existence, environment, lessons learned and the very essence of what’s good, bad or indifferent, according to me.
This newspaper has printed varying opinions regarding the Confederate statue, Dignified Resignation, which dominates our county courthouse square. Some assert removing it would erase history.
As we celebrate Diaper Need Awareness Week and our seventh anniversary, the Galveston Diaper Bank is hosting a Diaper Drive-Thru, thanks to a large donation from Harmony Lodge No. 6 A.F & A.M., from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday at 4116 Ave. N 1/2 in Galveston.
One of the sights evoked by a visit to the beach is that of seagulls soaring over the water or standing sentinel in rows at its edge.
The COVID-19 pandemic altered everything. Working from home, virtual distance learning, social distancing, no large gatherings, restrictions when dining out and shopping. COVID-19 touches every part of our lives. And while challenging, safety is of the utmost importance.
During this time of unrest and increased awareness of racial concerns, I’ve seen many instances where people have mentioned the idea of separating the Black Lives Matter “movement” from the “the organization” because of particular beliefs and values posted on a certain website.
Riots aren’t unique to the United States, but they’re woven throughout the tapestry of this nation’s history. Depending on how you define a riot, there have been hundreds — or thousands — since the 18th century.