The last two columns targeted the history of the lifeguard service of Galveston, which dates all the way back to 1875.
Galvestonians have an important decision when choosing the next mayor. Do we want to continue the progress we’ve made during the past six to eight years or do we want to go back to the “good old days?”
December is here, which means the holidays are among us. With the holidays come fun, family and, of course, delicious foods. While holiday favorites are usually eaten around this time of the year, these foods can sometimes be overeaten and be high in calories, fat and added sugars. Therefore…
I wish we could turn back time, back to a time before social media, back to a time when disagreement on public policy didn’t necessitate hatred for each other. Back to a time when I wasn’t vilified for caring whether people were going hungry. Back to a time when opioids hadn’t destroyed the …
With a little more than two weeks until the mayoral run-off election, Roger “Bo” Quiroga has begun his smear tactics, lies, misstatements and embellishments. I know firsthand because I received two of his campaign brochures in the mail just last week.
I spent weeks in anticipation of Election Day. I was interested in the outcome, of course, but my main purpose for wanting it to be over was so we could all stop having to watch political commercials.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world dramatically since this time last year, but the needs of our communities are still there. In fact, those needs have never been greater. The uncertainties about our health and the economy have also taken heavy tolls on local support for nonprofit or…
Once more, we here in Galveston are inundated by Roger “Bo” Quiroga’s claims that overall, Galveston city’s spending is “inefficient” and “bloated” and that only he can fix this “huge” problem. Is this correct, or just political sloganeering?
My parents’ choices put them in a position that they weren’t able to financially assist in my college education. That didn’t stop me from becoming a first-generation college graduate. I did it without student loans.
Last week’s column left off with the reorganization of the beach patrol in 1981, at which time it began to be funded by the hotel tax revenues that were funneled through the Park Board of Trustees and the management was moved to the sheriff’s office.
Sixty percent of Austin Middle School’s students are low-income and 55 percent are minority. In many districts, that would be a “poor school,” but local critics want it closed because its magnet program is “disproportionately white” and “represents exclusivity and privilege.”
At the turn of the century when Roger “Bo” Quiroga was mayor, he had a style of governing that fit into the political climate of his day.
I was fortunate to move to Galveston in 2004. I decided this would be a wonderful chance to get involved with the island events, island friends and island life. What impressed me about Galveston was the fact that politics on the island was nonpartisan.
I stated in a previous commentary — and it merits being repeated — that the primary reason COVID-19 infections are peaking in all 50 states and have now killed more than 250,000 Americans can be boiled down to one word: stupidity. Not ignorance — stupidity.
In response to the commentary by Marty Fluke (“In our eyes, de Schaun has done an admirable job,” The Daily News, Nov. 21-22): I’m often humored by the audacity of representatives in Galveston who constantly mischaracterize and discredit those who don’t see things “through their lens.”