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The Galveston County Daily News : Letters To Editor

October 22, 2014

Letters To Editor

Wednesday 10/22/2014
I want to be your county judge

I wanted to revisit with you about our county election’s only independent candidate and what “independent” means. Independent (definition) is “free from others control and outside authority.” It’s very simple. A person cannot serve two masters. I choose to serve the taxpayers.

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Faircloth’s pulling a fast one on voters

Credibility has become an issue in the race for state representative District 23. One of the candidates is trying to pull a fast one on the voters.

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Wayne Faircloth will make District 23 proud

Wayne Faircloth has demonstrated his knowledge, belief and practice of the ideals that have made the Texas economy the envy of our nation. He understands that jobs are the economic engine of our local communities and our state.

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Everyone should vote

Recently, the Congressional Budget Office reported that in 2012, the gap between the richest 1 percent of our citizens and the remaining 99 percent was the widest it’s been since the 1920s. Incomes of the wealthiest 1 percent rose nearly 20 percent, whereas the income of the remaining 99 percent rose 1 percent in comparison.

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Criss utilizes legal skill to protect people

The Wayne Faircloth campaign is focused on attacking Susan Criss’s profession.

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Daily News endorsement was disappointing

I couldn’t help but be disappointed in The Daily News’ rationale for lifting up Wayne Faircloth in the race for District 23. It seems the editorial board decided that potential access to a state senator whose job it already is to represent us is enough. We deserve better from The News.

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Tuesday 10/21/2014
County Judge Candidate Questionnaire: Mark Henry

Mark Henry

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County Judge Candidate Questionnaire: Bill Young

Bill Young

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Saturday 10/18/2014
America was founded on Christian principles

President Barack Obama said “America is not a Christian nation,” and he is doing his best to make it so. The majority of our founders were Christians. God is the author of the Bible — you either believe all of the Bible or none of it.

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A vote for Criss is a vote for our children’s future

When the Texas Legislature cut funding for public education by $5.4 billion for the 2012-13 biennium, every school district in Galveston County felt the impact.

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Friday 10/17/2014
Galveston should stay the course with Maxwell

Kenneth Shelton quoted, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” in his support of Brian Maxwell (“Maxwell has shown he can do the job,” The Daily News, Oct. 15). I’d use another folksy saying, “Dance with the one who brung ya.” Stay the course with the talent, process or system that got you here.

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Who represents that district?

An empty taxi cab pulled up to the curb at City Hall and out stepped the council member from District 3.

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Jane Long Festival was a great success

The fifth annual Jane Long Festival at Fort Travis Park on the Bolivar Peninsula on Saturday honored Jane Long, considered my many to be the Mother of Texas.

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Thursday 10/16/2014
Be careful what you ask for

I agree with Senator Ted Cruz’s statement: “I remain concerned that we don’t see sufficient seriousness on the part of the federal government about protecting the American public.”

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So much bad information on Iraq

I am responding to a guest column written by Jim Bagg (“There is no bigger insult than a shoe upon the face,” The Daily News, Oct. 7).

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Vote for a Republican majority

President Barack Obama’s interview on “60 Minutes” amazed me when I saw him look into the camera and continue to lie to the American people.

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Wednesday 10/15/2014
Far greater worries than ISIS, Ebola

Worried about ISIS and Ebola? Me too. But, having lived in countries with major terrorist problems and periodic outbreaks of cholera, I’m reasonably confident that Galveston residents face a far greater threat each day driving on Interstate 45.

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Maxwell has shown he can do the job

After hours behind closed doors Monday, the Galveston City Council deferred a decision on hiring a city manager until Nov. 4. The finalists are Brian Maxwell, an island native who has been interim city manager, and Stephen Rasmussen, a retired army colonel and former city manager of Jefferson City, Mo.

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Be informed on minimum wage policy

Low-information voters don’t understand that progressives use deception as political tools. Raising the minimum wage sounds like a compassionate policy. The deception is they don’t care about low-income workers as much as growing their welfare industry or raising taxes on low-income workers.

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Tuesday 10/14/2014
Abortion should be illegal in Texas

Susan Criss says, “Those in power have no right to superimpose their moral beliefs on women who have to make this ... decision.” (Trust women to make their own health care decisions, The Daily News, Oct. 5) The decision they have to make is if they will murder their pre-born child. If she is right, then the government cannot impose its moral beliefs on me.

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Please read the small print

For as many years as I can remember, I paid on a life insurance policy. It was a small policy — $20,000. I kept it because it would help my kids pay off any expenses that might occur related to my dying.

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9/11 impacts O’Connell Prep students

Elizabeth Cook was on her daily route to her job, Sept. 11, thinking of the many victims who lost their lives or who lost loved ones on that tragic day. As she was passing O’Connell College Preparatory, she was thinking of a particular friend who had lost his life when she noticed students lowering the American Flag to half-staff. Liz thought of a wonderful idea.

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Saturday 10/11/2014
Look at the link between malnutrition, breast cancer

Breast cancer has increased 50 percent in less than 20 years. Malnutrition — a word not mentioned in the Think Pink presentation in The Daily News on Oct. 1 — was recognized long ago as a factor of chronic illness, including breast cancer.

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Taiwan’s democratic system a good model for Hong Kong

Over the past few days, the protests for universal suffrage in Hong Kong have attracted worldwide attention.

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Friday 10/10/2014
Look at the link between malnutrition, breast cancer

Breast cancer has increased 50 percent in less than 20 years. Malnutrition — a word not mentioned in the Think Pink presentation in The Daily News on Oct. 1 — was recognized long ago as a factor of chronic illness, including breast cancer.

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Taiwan’s democratic system is a model for Hong Kong

Over the past few days, the protests for universal suffrage in Hong Kong have attracted worldwide attention.

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'Three Musketeers' mistaken on new Roth IRA rules

Once again, the Three Musketeers have not told you the whole truth. They intimate that in President Barack Obama’s 2015 budget proposal, he is seeking to double tax certain individual retirement accounts (“You can’t change the rules midgame,” The Daily News, Sept. 29).

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Thursday 10/09/2014
Jim took time to say ‘thank you’

As the world counts success, Jim Leonard was near the bottom (“Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle in La Marque,” The Daily News, Oct. 2).

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Parents should have a say on what books are in schools

For once, I disagree with Heber Taylor. In his editorial “The debate over what kids can read” (The Daily News, Oct. 7), Taylor propagandizes the challenge to some books being made available in school libraries.

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Wednesday 10/08/2014
Insurance companies are the real winners

I read all the time about the Ike Dike project. Who will benefit the most from the Ike Dike? Insurance companies will. Why aren’t they talking about helping or even financing this project?

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Monday 10/06/2014
Faircloth is a role model

I am a current college student in Galveston about to graduate with almost $30,000 in student debt, while going into to a tough job market. There are also thousands of students just like me.

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Hopefully, terrorism won’t repeat itself

George W. Bush administration officials have consistently claimed that no one could have predicted anything like the 9/11 attacks. In testimony to the 9/11 Commission, then National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice said, “No one could have imagined them taking a plane, slamming it into the Pentagon ... into the World Trade Center, using planes as missiles.”

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Faircloth is best qualified

Wayne Faircloth is the best qualified candidate to represent Galveston. Wayne is a former teacher, dutiful husband and loving father. He built his small business the old fashioned way — he was first to work and the last to leave.

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Ebola demands a prudent approach

A recent study of HIV places its origin in the area along the Ebola River, the same area of the first human Ebola infection.

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Saturday 10/04/2014
Looking for descendants of those who experienced the 1900 Storm

My name is Ervin Mendlovitz, and I have practiced optometry in San Antonio since 1995.

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Friday 10/03/2014
Don’t miss Yoga On the Beach

Each year, we, at the Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County, partner with Yoga Haven to offer a free yoga class on Stewart Beach to promote Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Galveston County.

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Criss is by far the most qualified

Surviving hurricanes and storms is one of our major concerns. Susan Criss, as a lawyer and later a judge, worked with courage and diligence to bring billions of dollars back to our families and local businesses to fix our roofs, repair our homes and rebuild our economy after Hurricane Ike. She is gifted with great passion and talent.

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Thursday 10/02/2014
Clear Creek JROTC to host obstacle course Saturday

Clear Creek Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps will have its annual Obstacle Course Challenge at 10 a.m. Saturday.

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Faircloth and your wallet

Insurance business stands to reap immense profit increases from the threatening huge rise in flood insurance premiums, looming over us three years from now.

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Register to vote by Monday

There is still time to register to vote. If you know one of the 28 percent eligible but unregistered Texas voters, there is still time.

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Wednesday 10/01/2014
Faircloth’s the candidate for everyone

Democrat Susan Criss and Republican Wayne Faircloth are running to be the representative for state House District 23.  

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It’s a clear choice for state representative

Democrat Susan Criss and Republican Wayne Faircloth are running to be the representative for state House District 23.

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Concentrating poverty breeds crime

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
Benefit planned for Prom Dress Essay Contest

Atmosphere the Salon and Beyond is holding a sidewalk sale on Nov. 1. If you are cleaning out your closet, moving, or just want to declutter in time for the holidays, we will take donations of any type. The proceeds will benefit the Prom Dress Essay Contest for students in Communities In Schools.

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Nothing will change with public housing

The Galveston Housing Authority and developer McCormack Baron Salazar recently broke ground on two mixed-income housing developments that will be built on the sites of public-housing developments wrecked by Hurricane Ike in 2008.

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Business has to pay fair share

The purchase of the doughnut chain by Burger King is only one of the tax inversion deals by corporations. Do you know that one in four companies don’t pay any income tax?

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Monday 09/29/2014
Oil spill pros should have known

On TV the other day, it was disclosed that after four years, the BP PLC oil spill is affecting fish species in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Henry has accomplished his goals

County Judge Mark Henry was elected four years ago to reduce the size of county government, reduce spending and, probably most importantly, lower the tax rate. Mission accomplished by Judge Henry and the three other conservative members of commissioners court.

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Sunday 09/28/2014
Is Schmidt correct about climate change?

Wow, even an educated successful man like Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt is talking about the climate change nonsense.

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Desalination is far too expensive

Bill Young wrote a column (“County should be in the water business,” The Daily News, Sept. 18) that either shows no study on the subject or just a lot of ignorance.

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