John Wayne Ferguson

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Boston, Mass.

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John Ferguson

HI Mike, as it says in the story, the city "prefers" that cars don't merge into the bike lane. Rather, drivers should approach the intersection, make sure the bike path is clear and make the 90-degree turn directly across the bike path. There's no signage that says that, and it's n…

John Ferguson

Hi Susan, the CDBG definition of moderate and low income is different from the criteria HUD uses in other programs. For the block grant program, 80 percent is defined as moderate. In other HUD program, 80 percent is defined as low.

The median family income for the area is also now $74,…

John Ferguson

Hi Ron, the case is being tried in Bexar County, not Galveston County, which is where the crime is alleged to have happened. The victim was a League City native.

John Ferguson

Hey PD, that's something we've reported on before. While some Deepwater tar was found on Galveston beaches, but it definitely didn't cover the area the way it did in Louisiana.

The local argument about damages comes down to economic losses. BP might have challenged some of the claims, …

John Ferguson

Hi Diane, thanks for pointing that out. We'll see if we can get a clearer picture in the future.

John Ferguson

I think you might have misread, George. Middleton raised $59,000, not counting the loan he made to himself. Faircloth raised $10,000.

John Ferguson

Randy, please correct me if I'm mistaken, but the levee system in place now is the same one that existed pre-Ike, correct? My point is that no new prevention measures have been made since 2008.

John Ferguson

Hi Curtiss, the event *not* on a christening, that already happened. It is a commissioning ceremony, marking the ship's entry into service.

I've rewritten the sentence for clarity.

John Ferguson

John Ferguson commented on Code enforcement crack-down sparks uproar

Connie, have you or someone you know been ticketed while your street is flooded? I love to write about it. Send me an email at john.ferguson@galvnews.com.

John Ferguson

I've seen those posts on Facebook, but police say no one has been arrested. Don't want to speculate too much, but sometimes in other situations, people have been handcuffed while being questioned and then released later. We're cautious to interpret event based on what neighbors and social media say.