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Politicians have figured out ways to tax just about everything, except ... politics. Taxing politics is a perfect taxing scenario. The contributions don't belong to the politicians, and seem to have an unending flow.

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On Dec. 15, my family will participate in the annual Wreaths Across America event at Barancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, and the Houston National Cemetery.

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It's that time of the year when I hear weather forecasters warning drastic climate conditions coming, which will be perceived to change life as we know it, in the way of a "cold" front. It's going to get down to the low 40s and maybe "life" threatening 30s.

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This issue has nothing to do with the renters or the mission of the renters at the property across from our beloved Garten Verein. It has everything to do with the preservation of our historically at-risk Galveston neighborhoods ("New zoning map left some properties 'nonconforming,'" The Dai…

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What is The Daily News' policy on publishing hunting photos? It has struck me as very odd that, in the very same newspaper, there will be articles encouraging the adoption of pets and support of the animal shelter, and also trophy shots of people proudly posing next to dead animals they’ve k…

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On behalf of the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy, we invite you to come out from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 18 for our annual Arbor Day Luncheon in the Conservatory at The Bryan Museum. Barbara Sanderson will be the Deep Roots honoree, and William Johnson, a horticulturist at the Galvest…

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The topic of this letter is how garbage bins are treated by the garbage workers. The bin we currently have cost around $65 and lasted about two months before the lid was broken off. It took another two months before the lid disappeared altogether.

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Galveston Island, with its spirit of helping, has an active veteran community. Two jewels on the island are the Gulf Coast Center, with Heather Melton as its veteran volunteer coordinator for veterans services, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 880 with Cmdr. Michael Caballero at the helm.

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In response to the story ("Ike Dike plan released, corps now turns to details," The Daily News, Oct. 31): If they were to actually move forward and build a coastal spine as currently being proposed down state Highway 87 on the Bolivar Peninsula and down FM 3005 in west Galveston, then you wi…