Leonce Thierry

Bravo - Great column! It's interesting that very few national media outlets will even mention Jack Johnson in the immediacy of Ali's death. It's as if African Americans were exposed to boxing by either Muhammad Ali or Joe Louis. A history seems lost.

The $7,000,000 is not missing. It represents the estimated amortized funds from a long-term agreement the city would have to pay back to the Federal Government for not continuing to run the Trolley System. Federal funds are in reserve for the trolley to be up-and-running, not idle or disco…

Hank Thierry commented on Economics 101 — the minimum wage

In terms of dollars and cents, what should be an appropriate minimum hourly wage earned by a non-skilled worker? A migrant farm worker who harvests fruit by handing picking it from the vine should earn how much for an hour of work? Custodial workers should make what? What about dishwasher…

Should “voluntarily join” be defined as elected council members having an option to join the city’s health insurance plan by paying monthly premiums or does it mean the premiums will be paid on their behalf with city funds? If the latter is true, I will vote no. If they are willing to pay…

If single-member districts designed to increase ethnic minority participation in representative government does not produce an elected body that mirrors the population of its citizens, there may be concerns. If switching to an at-large form of government where City Council members run at-la…

The context of this story is a lack of minority citizens running for public office in the City of Galveston. The story is clear and offers explanations as to why this phenomenon of low participation among underrepresented minorities exists within a multicultural city. With looming discussi…

The downward trend of African Americans as a percentage of the Galveston population from 1990 to 2010 perhaps speaks greater to the growing loss of Galveston’s African American middle class. However the trend may be explained, it seems more college educated, professional, and administrative…

Thank you for this explanation. Makes much better sense.

In spring of 2010, the San Jacinto Neighborhood Association proposed becoming a Neighborhood Conservation District. The NCD protocols were established related to demolition and new construction within SJNA. The 2010 City Council under Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas approved the guidelines proposed …

Mr. Ponce - The Galveston Weekly News, in the week of June 19, 1865, along with other papers, clearly document Granger's General Orders. I went to a source called Newspapers.com, through the Rosenberg library and was able to search actual papers from Galveston. These papers contained Gene…