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Plan merits a better reception

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If you are looking for perspective on what a liquefied natural gas plant on Pelican Island might mean for Galveston, you need to know a number…

Are you registered to vote?

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Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry was in Galveston on Wednesday, reminding people to register to vote.

Another reason to put the park board in charge

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If you were planning to write a manifesto outlining the case for turning over Galveston’s seawall parking program to the Park Board of Trustee…

Two problems with Galveston Park Board of Trustees meeting

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Many governments in Galveston County need to work on the mechanics of their meetings.

What would happen if TWIA shut down?

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Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst sent shock waves along the coast last week. He said he would ask a legislative committee to study the possibility of s…

Start of a new vision north of Broadway

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The groundbreaking for two new mixed-income developments was hailed as a great day for Galveston.

Cars, trucks share right to road with motorcyclists, bicyclists

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The indictment of a Dickinson woman involved in a collision that killed a bicyclist in Galveston suggests that attitudes are changing.

Six years after Ike, where do we stand?

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It’s been six years since Hurricane Ike struck. As time passes, it gets a bit easier to see what ought to be done in response to that storm. S…

A day to remember the innocent of 9/11

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Today, Americans will remember the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. We’ll remember the people who died and the people who acted heroically in the fa…

The Daily News Press Run helps schools teach reading

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Recently a young girl, no more than 8 or 9, clutched a copy of The Daily News close to her chest. She was standing in line with a group of oth…

Once upon a time, school started after Labor Day

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Those who like to reminisce about the good old days remember when children returned to school after Labor Day.

An interesting report on sea levels

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Reuters has begun publishing a series of reports on rising sea levels that has people in Galveston County talking.

A week when everyone is swatting

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Short of looking up Winston Churchill’s “We Shall Fight on the Beaches” speech and substituting the word “swat” for “fight,” there’s not much …

How conservative is Galveston County?

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Mark P. Jones of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University recently outlined poll data that provides a ranking of …

Remembering the 1900 Storm

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Six years after Hurricane Ike, there’s a palpable sense of fatigue.

Are the local nonprofits out?

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Why did the United Way back out of negotiations to create a human capital plan for the new mixed-income housing developments in Galveston?

Harder to deny resolution is about bigotry in League City

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League City’s resolution on immigration made national news, and its reference to “radical Islamist terror groups” has been denounced as bigotry.

Look for a way to say ‘yes’

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Do you remember the community and business leaders of the previous generation? Doesn’t it seem as if they kept a list of things you had to do …

A new deal between the city, park board?

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Should the Park Board of Trustees take over the city’s seawall parking program?

Where to start after Robin Hood is gone

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The judge in Austin was right, of course. The state’s system for financing public schools is inadequate. Just about everyone agrees. But there…

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