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Initially, American National Insurance Co.'s proposal to close 20th Street seemed like a simple request from a company trying to make it easier for its employees to get into their building during a rainstorm.

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It isn’t climate change. It’s climate cycling. There were six climate cycles in the last 2,300 years, each lasting three to 500 years. The warmest recorded cycle was called the Medieval Warm Period when the Arctic Ocean was ice-free 400 consecutive summers and Greenland exported wine, grain,…

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I know that the city of Galveston Planning Commission will do its due diligence and consider all facts in making a recommendation to city council concerning the American National Insurance Co. proposal to build a raised pedestrian plaza on 20th Street.

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I would like to take the opportunity to let the residents of Galveston County and surrounding areas know about a service that's provided here that gives safety to the air traffic above us and the people below — the Galveston Scholes Air Traffic Control Tower.

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Years ago my wife and I were called by God to become officers in The Salvation Army. Our calling is to preach the gospel and to bring people to Jesus by ministering to their human needs and our promise is to serve wherever we are called. At the end of April, we received “marching orders” fro…

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In response to the column by Frank Bowser ("Only beach side of state park will be closed," The Daily News, May 31): In my initial letter, I spoke about the beach side closure of the state park, the best side by far. We “sun worshipers” hook up motorhomes and campers while we go out to eat at…

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It’s good news to hear steps are being taken to further restore and maintain The Battleship Texas ("Island's interested, but has no plans for USS Texas," The Daily News, May 31). This is a symbol of Texas we can all regard with pride.

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In response to the editorial by Leonard Woolsey ("A&M maneuver might have unintended consequences," The Daily News, May 23): I know that Mark Henry and Ken Clark have spent a lot of time and effort on securing funding for the bridge and aren't happy with Texas A&M University at Galve…

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After reading Leonard Woolsey’s column (“Manual transmissions shift into memories,” The Daily News, May 19) the following memory came to mind: Being the engineer I am, I required our two daughters, Jamie and Leigh, to become proficient at operating a manual transmission and changing a tire b…

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May is a time every year for graduations and endings of many things. This year I had two grandchildren graduate, and I'm celebrating graduating and winning two track championships 70 years ago. A grandson, Caleb, just graduated from Emanaus Bible College in Iowa, and another granddaughter, F…