Believing in the Bible’s admonition that “sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” I’ve never been one to try to predict the future.
Thomas Sowell said it best, “The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.”
Most politicians of every party have always been guilty of hyperbole, omission of facts and some of just outright lying.
In February, I was introduced to the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees during planning sessions for the Juneteenth mural dedication and celebration.
The small whale thrashed on the shoreline as a representatives of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network tried to get in close to help it by getting a line to administer medication. By “small” I mean maybe 10 to 11 feet, so it was dangerous for them to get close enough to help.
For the past 15 years, I’ve served Galveston as a volunteer public servant. I’ve been a city council member, a wharves board trustee and a member of the city’s planning commission, industrial development committee and redevelopment authority.
Cruise ships are finally sailing again. My girlfriend and I recently completed two cruises — including one out of Galveston.
Estuaries are vibrant places where rivers meet seas. On Saturday, our nation began celebrating National Estuaries Week. Galveston Bay is our estuary, and Galveston Island hosts untold numbers of wetlands and wilds.
I’m old enough to recall a time when powers that be demanded we lower academic standards in public schools. It was a clarion call for the ostensible purpose of granting parity to a larger percentage of our population, so more students could graduate from high school. It’s no surprise that th…
Back in the 19th century, Texas was awash in vigilante groups. Modeled after the Texas Rangers, they embarked on a decades-long campaign of ethnic cleansing of indigenous peoples in the western territory.
Coming off the Labor Day weekend, we all jumped straight into a hurricane. If we needed a reminder that Mother Nature is completely random and impartial with respect to our needs and wants, we’ve just gotten yet another one.
For physicians and those in health care, patient safety is a critical component of our job every day. We work diligently to provide care for those in need, to reduce medical errors and to protect the patients who entrust us with their health care.
The last communist leader of Romania, Nicolae Ceauşescu, issued Decree 770. It forbade both abortion and contraception for women younger than 40 with fewer than four children.
Galveston College opened its doors on Sept. 18, 1967. Since then, countless people have been associated with Galveston’s hometown community college. Classes have been taken, degrees and certificates earned, jobs accomplished and events have been held.
Last week, city council failed to set a new tax rate. We adopted a budget, but then weren’t able to agree on a tax rate to support it.
Like many young people who grew up in Texas, I was disillusioned with and apathetic toward politics. I used to believe “both parties are the same” and “nothing ever changes anyway.”
As the president of the Butler Longhorn Museum and with 40 years in retail management, I’m familiar with change. It’s always hard, but there are times when it’s for the best. The Butler Longhorn Museum is at a crossroads in its path to the future.