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I read former Council member Tarris Woods’ column (“District 1 is being preyed upon by the City of Galveston,” The Daily News, June 13). As is often the case with Woods, his column is a series of misstatements and errors that cries out for correction.

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Recent tropical weather threats have given rise to a need for me to express once again those things I’ve said over the years that may encourage others to evacuate before a major storm.

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As the former Galveston City Council representative of District 1, I’m very concerned with a letter mailed from the city of Galveston’s Marshal’s Office that stated in part: “A housing inspection is being conducted by the city of Galveston to ensure that all living units conform to the Inter…

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Running like Flash, my hardest working student whizzes by my classroom window kicking the soccer ball like he hasn’t a care in the world, and he doesn’t, at least for now.

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Today marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of France on June 6, 1944. It was the largest and most difficult amphibious operation in history. On that day, American, British, Canadian, free French and free Polish troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, a province in north…

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The notion of having a private beach is the default claim for many beachfront homeowners on the West End of Galveston. Much to the credit of the West Galveston Island Property Owners Association, you rarely hear it mentioned at its meetings or when testifying on some matter before city counc…

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In your travels around town you may have noticed some graceful small and medium-sized trees with a single trunk and bright green fern-like foliage. These are bald cypress, an ancient genus of trees in the Cypress family Cupressaceae, now found only in Mexico and southeastern U.S.

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Rumors are a strange phenomenon, and false rumors like the one spread by Reese Turner in his letter to the editor (“Islanders should be in an uproar over park closing,” The Daily News, May 25) can be injurious to Galveston Island State Park and to those who might be deprived of his future sp…

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The first time I visited Arlington National Cemetery in 1995, I was a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Marine Corps. I went to pay respects to those who had gone before me, many of who paid the ultimate price in battle for the United States’ continued independence and liberty as a nation. I thought then …

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Earlier this month, a three-vehicle accident occurred on the stretch of Seawolf Parkway that runs through the heart of Texas A&M at Galveston, leaving a damaged tanker truck carrying dangerous, flammable cargo within 300 feet of an academic building where students attend class.

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Stories have the power to move and enrich us beyond what we can imagine. Thinking about the play "Death of a Salesman" that we’re reading in class and what it can teach us about life; I ruminate over the line, “Life is a casting off.”

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The ocean is beautiful and alive. Join us at the World Oceans Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 8 at Stewart Beach, honoring the most awesome and life benefitting natural resource on earth — our oceans. Experience a day at the beach discovering and learning how we can prevent plastics…

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As the winds of division blow and the fear of what tomorrow may bring sets seeds of anxiety, I can hear the words of Martin Luther King Jr.’s last sermon on April 3, 1968: “The time is always right to do right.”