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Sports Toyrism brings a great demographic with families. The current misuse of Hot Tax on street cleaning, security and other government services during beer-drinking festivals is irresponsible by city leaders and the city attorney. Sports Tourism is a legal use of Hot Tax to fill hotel room…

Interesting how none of the anti-casino people don't oppose the Game Rooms.

Few people know that the parking meters paid themselves off, spun a profit of $85,000 per year, and provided the city a free service from a private company. The city spent zero and everybody was happy. The customers and businesses were happy. THEN...The city thought they could do it bette…

galvestonresident commented on Council to consider new Mardi Gras contract

Yaga's is not at fault because the city is foolish. The city falsely gives Yaga's the credit for the Momus parades. The city should be more truthful. The credit for the family parades goes to the great Krewes. The city paid an estimated $1million of the promoter's expenses with public fun…

Casinos vs no casinos? Good points on both sides. Game rooms in Texas? Nobody has anything good to say about them.

Regardless of whether people want gambling or not, the article makes good points to confirm that game rooms are fronts for illegal gambling. So no matter what side of gambling you're on, game rooms have strong links to crime. It's a great article.

People say it's illegal to gamble in Texas. As described in the article, Texas actually has the worst form of gambling with no taxes or oversight. As soon as a first class casino shows any interest in setting up beautiful casino resorts in Texas, the anti-gambling people scream. But those …

I regret voting for paid parking after seeing the cheap parking system and the city's incompetency in managing parking. The city management lied to taxpayers and city council when it said that $1.2 Million in in well-working parking meters were obsolete and worth only $14,000. The voters w…

The article lacks balance and necessary facts. According to the city manager there were 72 working meters. According to parking company experts that were not interviewed by Mr. Ferguson, the working meters were worth about $8500 each used. Working meters worth $8500 shouldn't be sold for on…

Parking is much better now that the PayByPhone system is gone in Downtown. But some tourists want to stay in the downtown area for more than two hours and have asked where and how they pay for parking after 2 hours go by. There are no signs that state that the parking is free after 6pm &…