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November 1, 2014


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What about a simple registration?

The short-term rental business operated for years in Galveston without coming to the public’s attention. The only reason that business got onto the public agenda was because of a few bad actors.

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Thursday 10/30/2014
Try to be civil and don’t throw darts
Posted: October 30, 2014

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 President Barack Obama? Was it a campaign stunt that went a step too far? Or was it one more example of the lack of respect that happens only to people who just happen to be minorities?

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A reminder on those election letters
Posted: October 30, 2014

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

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Wednesday 10/29/2014
The surprise was in the timing
Posted: October 29, 2014

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

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We need your help to make Juneteenth book a success
Posted: October 29, 2014

The Daily News will publish a commemorative 150th anniversary glossy, full-color magazine on Juneteenth featuring stories and photos remembering our past and celebrating a future that provides opportunities to all, regardless of race or ethnicity. But we need your help.

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Sunday 10/26/2014
Barking at squirrels
Posted: October 26, 2014

Increasingly, I’m finding myself heavily relying on my morning pillbox to let me know what day of the week it is.

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Monday 10/20/2014
Three Musketeers: Being a hero and role model to youths
Posted: October 20, 2014

While campaigning, some of us felt many people were more interested in sports, especially football, than in participating in solving our nation’s problems. To many fans, sports seemed an escape to avoid thinking about the chaos they saw going on around them. But now even sports has become part of the latest chaos.

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Potpourri: A nifty storyteller who had a lesson to teach the club
Posted: October 20, 2014

The Rev. Todd Williams is a pastor, but he is also a nifty storyteller who brought his autobiographical lesson to members of the Texas City Civic Club via a program called “A Shoe, a Shovel and an Old Straw Hat.”

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Sunday 10/19/2014
How you use the clock matters
Posted: October 19, 2014

In life it seems we have two choices — live life knowing we will eventually run out of time or to simply run out the clock.

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