Rick Altemose

Worse yet, there was almost no security at the docks when I was there this morning. I hope that there will not be a serious breakout of the disease in the next few months on one or more of these ships (a silly wish, I know- cruise ships are petri dishes for the coronavirus), but if worse …

I dreamt that Mr. Fertitta decided to do what some local business owners are doing - keep their workers on the payroll as long as they can, even though business has dried up. In my dream, he continued paying the 40,000 workers he just laid off $15 an hour, and he did this for a month. If …

Now that Harris County and Houston have ordered bars to close for 15 days and Galveston has not, young Houstonians, who carry the coronavirus but will not die of it, will be flocking to Galveston to party. Great for business, not so great for the local elderly and medically challenged who…

Restaurants and bars in Galveston were mostly packed this weekend, normally very good news. Since these and other business that put people into close contact now help spread a deadly disease, we cannot afford to continue business as usual. It would be great if people would use common sens…

I guess all the venture capitalists and other billionaires dumping their stocks are lying Democrats, willing to lose huge sums to take Trump down. Who knew?

Yes, a bridge around the campus of A&M would be better. No, the money for such a bridge doesn't exist. But I was hoping the Colonel would tell us why he went behind everybody's back to scuttle the only bridge he is going to get. But, no joy.
From my point of view, A&M Galve…

I'm not an immigration lawyer, but this story doesn't ring true to me. South Africa has political and crime problems, but it is far from being on the brink of civil war. Its murder rate is a little higher than, say Brazil or Columbia, but far lower than Honduras, El Salvador or Guatemala. T…

Link to the Texas Tribune article: https://www.texastribune.org/2018/04/16/galveston-public-affordable-housing-hurricane-ike/

In an ideal world, Uber would have to abide by the same rules the City of Galveston has imposed upon taxi companies. Or at least, our city manager would be able to work out a deal similar to the one in Houston.

On this planet, though, it goes by who has clout. Houston, a huge market, h…

Just curious why the Daily News buried this story. A murder on Sunday outside DiBella's Restaurant, sorry, I mean the "3100 block of Avenue P," here it is Wednesday, and not a word in the paper - just this electronic version of the Galveston PD press release.
Hmm.