David Schuler

Last time i checked, good intentions was not a valid excuse for unlawful behavior. If closing streets is legal, let the party begin! If it is found to be illegal under current Texas law, then either change the event or change the law. These same types arguments could have been (and probab…

In the US, odorants typically consist of a mixture of Tert-Butyl Mercaptan (TBM) plus either Methyl Ethyl Sulfide (MES) or Dimethyl Sulfide (DMS). Straight TBM is never used due to corrosion and freezing levels. The two major brands are Spotleak and Scentinel, and the type chosen for any …

To be clear, i'm in favor of the USS Texas being berthed in Galveston if the infrastructure is upgraded and the highly corrosive environment is addressed properly. I also agree with Don - since the USS Texas is a state historical entity, none of the costs involved should disproportionatel…

I hope the committee has considered two issues. First, the road to Seawolf Park is barren, in poor condition and does not encourage travel. The road and immediate environment on either side would require a massive upgrade. Secondly, if you think maintenance is a challenge now with the Tex…

Absolutely agree.

David Schuler commented on New Year’s holiday closings

Isn't the Helen Hall library closed indefinitely due to a water leak?

Dickens on the Strand was once an immersive, well executed two-day festival that made a valid attempt to recreate a scene from Victorian England. It has since devolved into a common street festival with only a small percentage of attendees in costume, a random selection of street vendors …

David Schuler commented on Please be patient with us

I have two huge issues with this explanation. First, EVERY recent project in Galveston has discovered something "unexpected", so why hasn't the city started taking this into account when planning major projects? Ground-penetrating radar could have been used to survey the street BEFORE it …

I should not have to 'reach out' to the school board; it should be their responsibility to sell this to us taxpayers. I'm all in favor of a new high school but the cost seems way out of line. Of course it should cost more to build a school that is hurricane rated, raised, and meets new st…

We need facts, not opinions. I"m a practicing engineer and expect an appropriate level of design detail before agreeing to an additional $400 - $500 per year in taxes. In the early 2000's I donated a significant amount to Ball High for a new computer lab; within two years the teacher had …