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What about a simple registration?

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The short-term rental business operated for years in Galveston without coming to the public’s attention. The only reason that business got ont…

Try to be civil and don’t throw darts

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What do you make of the social media announcement, inviting people to come to a polling place for hot dogs and to throw darts at a photo of Pr…

A reminder on those election letters

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Just a reminder: The deadline for submitting letters about the election is 11 a.m. today.

The surprise was in the timing

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It was not surprising that the Galveston City Council chose to elevate its interim city manager, Brian Maxwell, to the permanent post. 

What is the risk?

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There are two questions about the plan to dismantle the Sturgis, an old military barge that once held a nuclear reactor, in Galveston.

What’s on the island’s agenda?

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One of the most valuable things that comes out of the Galveston Economic Development Partnership’s annual Economic Development Summit is an agenda.

A revealing moment in the Ike Dike discussion

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If you’re interested in the continuing discussion of the Ike Dike, there was a revealing exchange during the Galveston Economic Development Pa…

In this fight, bet on the judges

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The Galveston County Commissioners Court picked a bad fight over who has the authority to hire and fire the courts administrator.

A small change with big implications

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The Galveston City Council changed the way it appoints members to some city boards. Slowly, people are realizing that change could have huge i…

The case against term limits

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The Daily News has generally supported term limits, but leaders in La Marque have made a case that repealing them would help, rather than hurt…

Some guidelines for election letters

Some guidelines for election letters

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The Daily News loves to publish letters from readers — especially about contested elections. But we do have a few guidelines.

Needed: A better process for hiring key people

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John Hamm might be the best choice to head of the Hitchcock Police Department, but the process used to fill that important post in city govern…

Unless you like traffic, support Proposition 1

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Today’s the first day of early voting in the Nov. 4 elections. A good way to observe it would be to cast a vote for Proposition 1.

Daily News endorsements in the Nov. 4 election

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The Daily News recommends Wayne Faircloth for state representative in District 23.

What if Ebola patients came here?

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Sooner or later, a patient with a deadly virus will be brought to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. What should islanders think?

With Ebola, hysteria doesn’t help

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GALVESTON — The University of Texas Medical Branch’s role in fighting Ebola and similar diseases is going to expand. What institution is bette…

McMorris’ actions reflect poorly on Galveston

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The choice of Galveston's next city manager should be decided by intelligent and thoughtful discussion. Strong-arming and potential intimidati…

Galveston’s library welcomes new patrons

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On Tuesday morning, Rosenberg Library in Galveston was full of first graders. They’d come by bus on a field trip. They were excited.

Texans pay dearly for what we don’t understand

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Texas motorists pay 20 cents per gallon in state tax on a gallon of gasoline.Why is it important for you to know that?

Public should see the finalists before a Hitchcock chief is hired

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City commissioners in Hitchcock could choose a police chief as early as Tuesday, and The Daily News has asked for a list of the finalists for …

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