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Recently, the city of Dickinson had its eyes on a hat drawing with signed ping-pong balls that determined the mayoral winner of a run-off election. In accordance with a “casting of lots” in Texas Election Code Section 2, the city sought to resolve a rare election tie with a luck-of-a-draw.

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I thought that 2020 was as tumultuous as 1968 when Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were shot; when the Tet Offensive occurred in Vietnam and there was serious rioting after King’s death; and at the Democratic Party convention in Chicago — that is until, Jan. 6, 2021, and the eve…

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Last year, five hurricanes or major named storms hit Louisiana. If any one of them had veered just a few degrees to the west, Galveston would’ve suffered another “Hurricane Ike.” In 2008, Hurricane Ike flooded our island causing major disruption and destroying billions of dollars in property.

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The start of 2021 brings with it the hope that the two COVID-19 vaccines mean victory over the pandemic and the end is in sight. Recently, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported about 440,000 Texans had received at least one dose of the vaccines.

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The 2020 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/Texas General Land Office Texas Coastal Plan doesn’t gate San Luis Pass. Moreover, the corps seems intent on not carefully examining this measure for substantially reducing flood risk for the region. Normally we would analyze the corps engineering result…

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My words to describe a “saint” include reverent, virtuous, kind, patient and perseverance. Santa Fe lost a saint on Dec. 17 with the passing of Coach Dan Kubacak. He was my all-time favorite coach. I never saw him angry, rude, out of control or unfriendly. He always showed respect to his pla…

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The next few months and weeks are going to be a time of accountability in this country. A time when we will hold accountable all who willingly and knowingly perpetuated the fraudulent myth of a rigged election in order to undermine American democratic rule and score points with their gullibl…

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It’s difficult to write about anything not related to the unbelievable tragedy that befell our country Wednesday. It’s hard to think about anything else. Not just because I’ve been a peace officer for almost a quarter of a century or a first responder for close to four decades. But as a citi…