Jan Johnson

[smile] I loved Margaret Canavan's story about the Grace Episcopal yew tree in today's Galveston Daily News! It brought to my mind Jan Dorsett's most human story of the tree as a metaphor for the church itself. I contacted Jan's daughter, Carolyn Dorsett Pate who manages the Galveston Isla…

GOOD for YOU, Michael!! So very often, those "over"- the-Island (i.e., in control of) "overlook" the talents of those already there. Either they are jealous of the talented Islanders or they do not think any Islanders have any talent, that somehow if they are still on…

I first met the Rygaards when giving my first presentaion on my first book, Walking Historic Galveston, for the JSC senior program. In fact, he was one of my first sales. He told me he bought it for his daughter, Donita -- who I had worked with at Moody Gardens! This March, I was so very …

Janjgal commented on Spiritual Uplifting

This was my mother's family's church, the Stechmanns. During the 1850's, it was estimated that one-third to one-half of Galveston's residents were from Germany. Bishop Odin established the parrish so that they could celebrate Mass in the German language. Desgined by Joseph Bleicke, the ch…

Janjgal commented on TNR will be abysmal failure

Thank you, twilightzone, for mentioning the author's past history with this subject. Would really like to see a summary of those stories . . . for all those new to the Island.

Euthanizing is just a fancy word for killing. Gee, why don't we euthanize all stray dogs as they have been a much larger problem for much longer. Remember the coyotes?? A life is a life, rather it is human or animal . . . . Save the Kitties!!!

I remember my experiences with Island Tours Unlimited during the 1990's. The cruise ship companies wanted all these Motor coaches waiting at the docks for the ship without a guarantee of tours or not. Without a major motor coach company on the Island, which necessitates paying 2 hours of &…

To those who support what amounts to wholesale slaughter (not euthanize) of feral cats on Galveston Island: I would remind them that it was the mass killing of cats during the Middle Ages that lead to the horrific Black Plague, spread by an overpopulation of rats. More than birds, I would…

The main problem with this issue is that a cat is not a dog. A cat is a solitary animal most of the time, providing for itself as best it can. Dogs on the other hand run in packs . . . one cat does not do half the damage that a pack of feral dogs do -- to other dogs, cats, even the poten…

[smile] I am so very happy that Charli and her family have moved back to Galveston Island! What a dedicated asset she is to our Island city, the port and all of her/our feathered friends . . . . keep your eyes out for this lady 'cause she is really bound to do good things . . .