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October 1, 2014


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What’s the standard going to be on animal seizure cases?

The announcement that authorities may not pursue charges against two Santa Fe men who live at a house where more than 140 animals were seized requires an explanation.

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Wednesday 10/01/2014
Take a close look at the Declaration of Independence
Posted: October 01, 2014

Reading the Declaration of Independence takes less than 10 minutes. It is about the length of two op-ed essays yet forms the foundation of our republic.

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A closer look at General Order No. 3
Posted: October 01, 2014

As we prepare for the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, I would like to take a closer look at General Order No. 3 issued by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger.  Everyone recognizes this as the general order that freed the enslaved men, women and children of Texas on June 19, 1865.

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Faircloth’s the candidate for everyone
Posted: October 01, 2014

Wayne Faircloth, the candidate for all of us. I’ve known Wayne and Cheryl Faircloth for several years, and they have always been involved with our Galveston County community. But it was during a recent three-hour visit with Wayne and a local Galveston small-business owner that convinced me he is absolutely the right person to represent us in Austin.

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It’s a clear choice for state representative
Posted: October 01, 2014

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has endorsed the local Republican candidate for the Texas House of Representatives. Galveston County voters have traditionally rejected this type of intrusion when politicians from the federal government try to tell them how to vote.

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Concentrating poverty breeds crime
Posted: October 01, 2014

In Heber Taylor’s Sept. 21 editorial (“A housing problem that could be solved,” The Daily News), he focused on the high crime rate at Sandpiper Cove. Police statistics show on average 10 calls per day in 2010-11. Sandpiper Cove is a privately owned, 100 percent Section 8 property.

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Tuesday 09/30/2014
Daily News and UTMB invite you to ‘Think Pink’
Posted: September 30, 2014

Some of you are probably wondering why The Daily News’ print edition nameplate — normally printed in black ink — is pink today. If so, then we’re already raising awareness about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Thanks for a lively discussion
Posted: September 30, 2014

Thanks to Susan Criss and Wayne Faircloth, who are running for state representative in District 23, for a lively discussion at Monday’s forum.

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You can’t be too safe
Posted: September 30, 2014

When I was a boy I wanted to have a motorcycle. It came shortly after I wanted a speedboat (even though I didn’t live near the water) and just before the foreign sports car convertible. By the way, I never got any of them, although I did own a convertible once — it was a Buick.

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