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…
In response to the article ("Through storms, economic woes, a developer hung on," The Daily News, June 3): I have lived on 8 Mile Road since 2005, and was shocked to learn I live in a depressed, blighted, crime-ridden area.
Bring back our comics. I realize the change happened as a business decision, but it was short-sighted in that it hurts your primary readership, those retired or at least 50 and older.
In response to the article ("Still no results in Galveston police bullying investigation," The Daily News, June 13): Bless the police and all that they do. I shudder to think of life without them.
So, for the second week in a row, the paper published a misleading guest column by a charter skipper, Mike Short, bashing Yamaha for standing up for recreational fishermen access to red snapper ("Yamaha: Stop meddling in US fishing policies," The Daily News, June 17).
I am about as sick as I can get from reading about how all these people do not like the new comics. Don't we have more important issues in this town to discuss?
In response to the letter by John Paul Listowski ("Letter on my voting record was blatantly inaccurate," The Daily News, June 15): Mea Culpa. I am sorry.
Just had to add my two cents worth about the comics: The new ones are hardly worth reading. And Curtis was in the middle of a dilemma about thinking his parents might be getting a divorce and we don't know what happened when you cut him off without a second thought about who might actually b…
There was a recent letter to the editor written by Stan Obloy that was blatantly inaccurate ("Carol Hollaway is the right choice for District 5," The Daily News, June 14 ). Obloy made claims that I voted on issues that were, in fact, not a part of my tenure on the planning commission.
Carol Hollaway has my vote for the Galveston City Council District 5 race, and if you live in the district, I hope you will join me in electing her. I served on the city’s planning commission with Carol, and I know her to be among that commission’s most thoughtful, responsive and technically…
Let’s see. Speculative beachfront mega-developments carving up our island’s most important asset? Or real improvements addressing our most critical needs such as drainage and flood control?
After several weeks of consideration we have come to the conclusion that any way you look at it your recent replacement of the comics, which were a vast improvement over the past section, is still a mistake.
Well I guess it was inevitable. Despite our former publisher writing about his morning jogs on the seawall, seeing dirty diapers and used condoms, we’ve been discovered!
In response to the guest column by the Rev. James E. Daniels ("Trying to move forward in a backward America," The Daily News, June 4): I would like to give him something to think about.
I’ve been reading a lot of letters asking you to bring back the old comics. I disagree, and want to say I’m very happy with the change. Please don’t change back.
Ordinarily I am not one to complain about anything, but I am going to have to join the chorus of the rest of the people who want to bring back the comics we used to see. The ones we have now do not make any sense to me and I miss my daily dose of easy to read and understand the comics you us…
Due to the utter destruction of the "comics" as we know it, by the powers that be, The Galveston County Daily News now only has two redeeming qualities: firing up my charcoal grill and lining our cat box.
The editorial ("June 6, 1944: A pivotal day in the world's history," The Daily News, June 6) was excellent even if repeated. It is very important to me for two reasons. I was drafted in 1945 into the Navy when I was 18 and served for 18 months, though not in combat. I knew on D-Day I would g…
If you want to learn about schools, ask students. That’s what happened on June 3 when I attended “A Conversation with Students of Galveston County,” hosted by Adrienne Bell, the Democratic candidate for Texas District 14 of the U.S. House.
What's going on with these multimillionaire NFL players (it’s a child’s game, come on) who refuse to stand in support for their country’s national anthem stating that there are two USAs?
The pedestrian crossings in front of the San Luis Hotel are extremely dangerous. Someone is going to be killed there. The idea is good, the design is terrible.
During Hurricane Harvey, 7,700 homes in League City were flooded. Hurricane season began June 1, and the administration of League City has done nothing to aid drainage and prevent future flooding. The administration has no plan to deepen, widen, dredge or remove silt from drainage waterways.
I really, really would like to see our old comics back. Sitting down and reading my newspaper in the afternoon is one of my favorite things to do, and the highlight was my snickering at the comics.
Attempted witness tampering in a federal felony prosecution is not a matter to be taken lightly. If special counsel Robert Mueller's allegations about this are correct, Paul Manafort has been treating the U.S. District Court and judge presiding over this case, as well as Mueller, the U.S. De…
In response to the guest column by the Rev. James E. Daniels ("Trying to move forward in a backward America," The Daily News, June 4): Well I guess the time is here again to spew divisive and racially charged words again. There is no basis for the statement made by Daniels declaring that "ma…
In response to the letter by Judy Glaister ("Change in the comics not appreciated," The Daily News, May 29): I'm with Judy! She hit the nail on the head with our routine and comics.