Some people take joy in denigrating the concept of American exceptionalism.
It has taken years for the Texas House to act on gun violence following the Santa Fe, El Paso and Odessa shootings by passing House Bill 1927, a bill allowing permit-less gun carry. Unfortunately, the bill does the opposite of what a gun safety bill should do: It puts Texans in more danger.
The letter by Matt Fondren concerning the increase in property values hit a nerve with me ("2021 appraisals are long on greed, short on sense," The Daily News, April 21). From what I hear, the valuations are way beyond normal increases.
I don’t believe the idea of closing the seawall to motorized traffic, at least Sixth to 61st streets, is revolutionary ("Galveston's golf cart problem invites revolutionary thinking," The Daily News, April 21. It seems more like common sense.
Private companies are floating the idea of a COVID passport before allowing you to access their premises. Isn’t one of the battle cries of the progressive left “my body, my choice?” It’s true that children must show proof of vaccination to attend school, but we're not talking about a Food an…
As a parent, taxpayer and 13-year volunteer, I have a vested interest in Clear Creek Independent School District leadership. In about one month, I will complete my service as a district trustee at large.
Dec. 7, 1941. The Japanese attacked the United States of America. Sept. 11, 2001. Terrorists attacked the United States on Nov. 3, 2020.
First, I would like to thank Trustee Jennifer Broddell for her three years of service. She was always prepared, asked hard questions and demonstrated courage. Second, thanks to all four candidates who've expressed an interest in this voluntary and nonpartisan position.
In response to Jim Stevenson's commentary ("Let's replace dead tropical plants with Texas natives," The Daily News, April 10-11): The definition of a native plant to Galveston can be debated — if there were no plants brought into Galveston, we would be a sandbar.
Take a drive around Galveston, or just walk out your front door, and you’ll probably see a dead tree. The February ice storm killed off so many plants and trees, including the large palms. These tall palms can be very costly and difficult to cut down.