Marissa Barnett

The city’s hiring a new economic development coordinator while keeping their existing agreement with the Galveston Economic Development Partnership to help attract new business to the island, officials said.

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The city council is slated to vote this week about whether to fund maintenance and operations at two of the four pocket parks the city has contracted with the county to oversee.

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Galveston County Commissioners Court extended three contracts through the end of the year to close out the developments associated with Hurricane Ike recovery money, officials said.

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Hi Bill,

The test was received Sept. 6, the blood work was taken shortly after the crash.

Best, Marissa

Thanks, Jose'. I had the wrong figure. I will get it corrected. We regret the error.

-Marissa

Hi Gary,

Marissa here from The Daily News. I've put these questions out to our local lawmakers. I don't have a response yet, but we will get something in the paper ASAP.

As always, thanks for reading. Best,
Marissa

Hi Gary and Mark, Marissa here from The Daily News. On Friday, I asked our local lawmakers (who supported this law) to weigh in on whether people affected by Hurricane Harvey should be forced to adhere to this requirement in order to receive relief funds. I don't have responses yet, but we w…

Hi Gary and Mark,

Marissa here from The Daily News. On Friday, I asked our local lawmakers (who supported this law) to weigh in on whether people affected by Hurricane Harvey should be forced to adhere to this requirement in order to receive relief funds. I don't have responses yet, bu…

Hi David,

I'm Marissa Barnett, the reporter on this story. I've requested the list of the approved projects and will do an update as soon as I have that information. It's my understanding the list of projects has been narrowed down in the last few months so I did not want to include sp…

Hi all,

I did just want to clarify one point here because I might not have been clear about this in the article. Pelican Island Bridge is not a city of Galveston bridge. It's operated by the Navigation District #1, but Galveston County has been leading the effort to build a new bridge …

Hi Don,

Thank you for reading, sharing information and your viewpoint.

I just wanted to point out that the article does not wade into the debate about whether or not climate change is man-made, nor did the people interviewed comment on that in our conversation. And no one in the…

Hi PD,

About two years ago I wrote about sea rise in the area and at that time had data (I believe it was from NOAA but I could be mistaken on the source.) I'll look for that to post when I get into the office after our morning meeting.

Thanks for reading.

I have no agenda other than to report fairly and accurately. It's fine to disagree with city officials and scientists. The Daily News welcomes a diversity of opinions.

But the fact of the matter is the city is exploring ways to combat coastal flooding, which the vast majority of scien…