I have an solution to the potential pedestrian deathtrap crosswalks in front of the San Luis Hotel on the seawall. Get rid of them permanently comes to mind. Actually, it's a pretty good idea, but the execution of it stinks.
Well, not sure where you were in 2004, but the president at that time went on national TV and "told" Americans that he and Congress are going to let the people on the other side of our southern border come to the United States to do jobs Americans "don't" want to do.
So, League City has decided to spend $400,000 on a consulting firm to “figure out ways to increase the number of city projects that finish on time and on budget” (“Some council members wary of consulting fees,” The Daily News, July 12). A project approved by council will have a start date, a…
The fervor surrounding Trump’s Supreme Court pick is understandable: Over the last 100 years, the Supreme Court has rewritten the Constitution. What was once a short, simple document has become a 3,000-page tome empowering the Feds to dictate state and local policy. These decisions have done…
In response to the letter by L. Davied Bond ("Maybe we should put the Christ back in Christian," The Daily News, July 3): Bond said "Jesus was a liberal." So, I try to imagine Jesus as a liberal. Protesting, destroying property, carrying a sign saying "bleep" Trump or saying it on TV.
I wanted to let you know I think The Galveston County Daily News staff did an awesome job handling a terrible situation — the Santa Fe shooting that took place on May 18.
On a lighter note, when I was a child we listened to our programs on the radio. We used our imaginations while listening to "The Shadow," "The Lone Ranger" or "Dick Tracy" and we could see them in our minds.
The first of three inspector general reports were released. It illustrates how and why the Washington sewer exists. The sewer is the senior executive service, politically appointed heads of federal bureaucracies appointed by Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama — people who think “runnin…
In response to the article ("Isle to weigh pros, cons of banning overnight tents, canopies on beaches," The Daily News, July 8): I live on the west end of Galveston and often see the remnants of shade structures left on the beach for our park board to pick up and dispose.
Galveston has always welcomed diversity: racial, economic, ethnic, religious. Galveston was racially segregated, but less rigidly than perhaps any city in the South, and, than most in the North.
In response to the AP brief that ran on A2 ("US judge orders release of detained Brazilian boy," The Daily News, June 29): If the paper needs help writing articles, don't go to New York or Chicago where there's an obvious slant to the left. This "discussion" and "opinion" isn't fact in any way.
Speaking on behalf of the M.I. Lewis clients, volunteer’s, and board of directors, we are grateful for our loyal supporter’s help. I would like to say “Thank You” to Daily News reporter Connor Behrens for his reporting on the recovery of the center, and Michael A. Smith for the follow-up, wh…
Just wanted to express my appreciation for the full page of quotations from the presidents, Founding Fathers, Congress, etc., in the July 1 edition of The Daily News.
Thanks to Laura Elder for her editorial ("Here is the argument for shaming lazy, selfish lowlifes," The Daily News, July 1). I would like to add that it is unfortunately not only the visitors to the island who contribute to the problem.
Just another holiday, or is it, as this one celebrates Independence Day, the day the Founding Fathers said we want to control our own future and not be under the thumb of a monarch?
Many Americans love the awe and excitement of Fourth of July fireworks, but often our pets don’t share the same sparkly wonder. This Independence Day, American Humane, the country’s first humane organization, is encouraging pet owners to take simple steps to keep furry friends safe. If you m…
In response to the editorial ("Here is the argument for shaming lazy, selfish lowlifes," The Daily News, July 1): Action must be taken to combat littering in Galveston and residents and local government must get creative in their efforts to keep our shores beautiful.
The county government sending $525,000 to a "fake" account is disturbing. Apparently, the county and Lucas Construction have a history of doing business together for some time.
Bill Tinsley, surely a nice guy, can string sentences together well enough. Want a bland affirmation of faith, something to help maintain religious complacency? "Choosing Faith" (The Daily News, June 29) will suffice.
As a newcomer to the island, I would like to tell you about three ways that getting involved has helped me understand this island and given me the opportunity to contribute.
My husband and I do a daily morning walk on the seawall and notice that the new "No U-Turn" symbols painted onto the street is totally disregarded by motorists.
I’m really getting tired of people bashing my government over the crisis at the southern border. The U.S. government did not cause this problem; they are only trying to protect our borders in the most humane way possible.
In regard to the beach littering problem ("Island to step up efforts to collect trash on beaches," The Daily News, June 27): How about issuing tickets to people that are observed discarding or leaving trash on Galveston’s sandy shores?
In response to the article ("The last straws?" The Daily News): Kudos to Hemingway’s Bar and Moody Gardens for eliminating plastic straws from their establishments.
What do you call it when a child is forcibly removed from his parents? Attorney General Jeff Sessions calls it a deterrent to illegal immigration. Webster's Dictionary calls it kidnapping — "to seize and hold or carry off a person against that person's will." This was Trump's policy for dete…
Why is America the only country without borders? I've been all around the world as a seafarer and have had to jump through all kinds of hoops just to join my ship.
In this state it is illegal to drive "open wheeled" (no fenders) vehicles. Numerous pick-up trucks have oversized tires, extending beyond the fenders, creating flying debris hazards for the vehicles behind them.
Murdochs is a precious jewel on the beach and we should support and encourage the owner for his huge reinvestment in the island economy ("Some question chair rentals under Murdochs," The Daily News, June 23).
City staff’s attempt to give the commercial trash hauling concession in Galveston to a single carrier, BFI, is the same moribund idea that was voted down in the past, a zombie ordinance.
The Associated Press and The Daily News is biased against Trump ("Trump orders halt to his family separation rule," The Daily News, June 21). The headline was way out of line. When was it his rule? What happened to Congress rule?
All public money is our money. I couldn't believe my eyes as I read of Mayor Jim Yarbrough's "little pre-emptive strike" ("Islanders might soon vote on seawall parking, pensions," The Daily News, June 21).
Here is a suggestion to assist with the problem of unlawful immigration: The United States provides benefits to many countries in the form of direct assistance payments and trade. Perhaps we could reduce those payments by the number of any country's citizens who end up in "detention" camps.
Who is to blame for children/parent separation? Our government? It must be, because it’s our laws that were implemented. It is our immigration officers that arrest them, and our courts system that adjudicate them, right?
I've been taking The Daily News for 23 years, and been very happy with it. I read the paper from beginning to end each morning over breakfast, but save the comics for last to start my day with a smile.
The United States cannot accept all these illegal aliens crossing the southern border. One solution proposed by both my two daughters is to immediately put parents and children on a plane and send them home to Central America or wherever they have come from and send them home.
I have a friend that sent me a picture of her parents on their honeymoon sitting at the Mermaid Bar in Galveston (operated in either the late 40s or early 50s). I went online and saw similar photos of the same scene but with different people.
Why is America playing games with innocent children of immigrants? America’s innocent beloved children are being killed at home, school, church and in the streets by Americans while we bully other countries with lies, saying God is on our side to mistreat and abuse those in desperate places.…
Tonight, as per the law — "If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, the law requires that you report it. (Texas Family Code Section 261.101 (a))” — I tried to report child abuse occurring in McAllen and Tornillo. After a half hour of being rejected online, I saw the followin…
I am appalled by the actions our government has taken to separate families of immigrants, both those caught crossing illegally and those seeking asylum. Our immigration system needs to be fixed, but using scared children as pawns in the debate is gross and un-American.
I live in Santa Fe Independent School District, and I’m devastated by the shooting in my community. The ensuing discussion about keeping children safe is critically important, but Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to expand the school marshal program moves us backward. Arming teachers and staff is dan…