Through donations from businesses and individuals the Blue Santa program provides three wrapped gifts for each child in need.
Through donations from businesses and individuals the Blue Santa program provides three wrapped gifts for each child in need.
By 2041, Galveston Bay could be the source of 30 or more floods per year due to rising sea levels, according to a study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
This year’s flounder run is winding down and, while there are going to be stragglers of all sizes being caught for a while, the peak is behind us.
Christmas and Hannukah shopping for the runners on the “nice” list shouldn’t take much longer than running a 5K.
When state lawmakers gather in Austin next month to wrestle with the great legislative issues of the day, they should at least consider ending a gross fiction that has allowed a substantial illegal industry to flourish for years.
Dickinson High School students recently received (The Daily News, Dec. 16) almost $15,000 in grants for their work with robotics.
It’s like some sort of tall tale.
Pee Wee Kershaw was born on a house boat on a Louisiana bayou in 1930 in the middle of the Great Depression. His parents were always playing music.
My good friends over at The Grand 1894 Opera House sure have a lot going on this Christmas season!
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police are investigating the death of a young woman whose body was found naked under a bridge.
SEAGOVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities in North Texas say one person is dead following a single-engine plane crash.
With all the recent events across the nation involving police versus individuals — regardless of whose right and whose wrong — seeing all the protesters creating unnecessary attention only shows why there is so much hatred between not only the victims, but also the innocent.
For Deputy Claus of the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office, 2014 was a banner year for putting fun in the lives of children throughout the entire county. The event, hosted by Galveston County Citizen Sheriff’s Academy Alumni Association, was an overwhelming success this year.
Just a comment: I don’t much care what David Michael Smith thinks or says. I find his comments pretentious and wonder why this newspaper continues to publish his views, as if he represents the consensus of Galveston County. Smith does not speak for me or anyone else I know, for that matter.
We adopted a dog from Dog Dynasty some three months ago. He was thought to be a year-old black Lab mix that had been with them for nine months. My wife said she saw something in his eyes that said he would be right for us.
I see that College of the Mainland has settled the suit with former COM professor David Michael Smith (“College trustees settle suit from former professor,” The Daily News, Dec. 13).
Keeping fit is one of the best ways to resist the strains of life. But during the holidays, such as Christmas, one sometimes neglects fun and recreation. Wherever you are, there are a variety of activities for the family to continue general fitness and health. Check out your destination for recreational facilities. Ask friends and relatives about fun and recreational sites. Choose a motel with an exercise room and swimming pool for the family. There is always something to do. Stay fit wherever you go.
I attended a program at O’Connell High School Dec. 6 called “A Salute to Veterans.” This program was sponsored by O’Connell student Maddie Mallia. It honored veterans from all branches and included a speech by Michael Guarino about Galveston’s own Lt. Col. Max Clark USMCR, whose grandson was present in the audience.
One of the Republicans’ favorite songs is titled “Less Government Is The Best Government.”
When I was a kid, we young men all got The Talk. “Don’t run from the cops, if-when approached; do exactly what the cops say and no means ‘no’ on a date with a girl.” I’m 57-years old and a white male. Our dads, coaches and teachers made this — and other important things — crystal clear, respect law enforcement and your date.
The politics behind League City’s Council runoff election are nasty and mostly hidden from public view.
Regarding Steve McIntyre’s article (“At some point, a parent gives The Talk,” The Daily News, Dec. 11): “The Talk” is not a minority issue. I grew up in Indiana in the 1930s and 1940s. I am 83 years old and heard “The Talk” many times from my parents, and had it with my own children, and have heard them repeat it to their children.
The Pilot Club of Dickinson Christmas Tour of Homes is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and features five Dickinson homes, The Train Show — at the Train Depot Museum — two Dickinson designated historical sites, and the Food and Nutrition Service Building in Dickinson Independent School District.
The Knights of Columbus in La Marque and Helping Hands will join together to provide Christmas joy for local families, children, seniors and shut-ins.
I would like to thank the many people involved in my husband Roland Morales’ care on Nov. 8. Many people in the community may know me from my past involvement in political activism and most recently being involved in coordinating the Galveston VA Clinic Outpatient Vet Fair. The fair was a great success.
I just spent all morning down at Pier 19, where 15 more pelicans were rescued and four more were at Seawolf Park. I wanted to speak with the owners of businesses about the situation and try to educate myself on exactly what was happening with the pelicans. As a rehabilitator with the Wildlife Center in Houston and based here in Galveston, it has been a great concern to me.
Rain and frigid, gusty wind did not deter over 30 tough Texans from participating in Brushes By the Beach Plein Air contest Nov. 15-22. From Victoria to Fort Worth and points in between, artists converged on the island to paint everything from beaches to the bay, historic homes, famous landmarks and popular eateries.
Let me get this straight (“Could a food truck be the answer?” The Daily News, Dec. 6). The poor multitudinous restaurants here on the island are threatened by the presence of a few mobile produce trucks providing fresh food to our food deserts here?
I have heard and read all of the criticisms of the grand jury system and must strongly disagree. It was my duty and pleasure to serve on the grand jury of Galveston County, and what I experienced was far from what is being portrayed by the liberal media.
The following is a quote from Bill Sargent’s, Mark Mansius’ and John Gay’s article “Let’s consider the minimum wage” (The Daily News, Dec. 1): “We concur; we all need to have a willingness to think independently. Nobody, Republican or Democrat, should be so connected to a political party that he/she blindly votes for people he/she doesn’t know and who may, or may not, be trustworthy!”
There has been so much discussion about the port of Galveston tariff increases on the private cruise parking lots that I want to share my views, as the manager of the largest private cruise parking company in Galveston. We have worked with the port over the years to provide much needed additional parking spaces to the cruise industry.
The new year is the perfect time to try new things, and the library is the perfect place. This year, Moore Memorial Public Library wants to make it pay to be a patron.
When I read the article about Smokey Culver, who rescued the puppy from the cold and a hopeless situation (“A pup in Bacliff gets a new home,” The Daily News, Dec. 2), I knew immediately what I wanted from Santa Claus this Christmas. I sat down and wrote a little letter to him. This is how it went:
A couple of months back, I wrote an article about Dog Dynasty in Santa Fe, a no-kill shelter desperately needing donations to remain open. I just saw on the news that they are closing their doors, which means 100 dogs need homes. Some will be taken to other shelters (most full), some hopefully will be adopted by anyone reading this who wants a pet and some probably will be euthanized.
I just read the headlines about League City adjusting its tree policy (“League City adjusts its tree policy,” The Daily News, Dec. 3), and found it to be deceptive and hypocritical. League City has demonstrated a total disregard to what it has stated.
We should all feel sympathy for innocent residents in Ferguson, Mo., regardless of race. It is always unfortunate to lose a loved one, but the grand jury had all the time to look at the forensic reports, weed out the lies and render a “no bill.” The protesters in Ferguson did not even wait for this fact finding process to start before they went animal. How can anyone justify their actions, burning, looting, attacking innocent people, teaching children this ignorance?
Great news! The Senate and House both have passed the bill to make Bernardo de Galvez an honorary citizen. All that is left is for President Barack Obama to sign it into law. There should be no problem with that.
Many know that Japan attacked us without warning at 7:55 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, with two waves of planes. But did you know there was a planned third wave of attacks?
The response of my good friend Bill Love to my column extolling the virtues of the fair tax (“Fair tax plan isn’t as fair for the poor,” The Daily News, Nov. 23) was one that I would agree with if it was correct. Mr. Love said it was regressive and those who are at or below the poverty income level would be paying a 23 percent income tax rate. Actually, they would pay no income tax at all because of the prebate clause in the bill.
The Galveston Project for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth/Discovery Club is a program that provides services to homeless children (those that do not have a fixed, permanent residence). We make sure that the homeless students in the Galveston Independent School District have an equal opportunity to get a quality education.
On behalf of nurse practitioner Dr. Rosie Morales, we would like to thank everyone who helped make our fair a success, Nov. 8, at Galveston VA Clinic, 3828 Ave. N. We had over 30 agencies present, and more than 100 veterans attended.
The Daily News’ recent article on the port states that the port does not receive tax assistance. This is not accurate.
With the current school year under way, beginning teachers must be aware of the magnitude, enormity and quantity of problems facing them.
Regarding Anzil Salam’s letter to the editor (“Muslims oppose the radicalization of youth,” The Daily News, Nov. 29): I think the best way to oppose the radicalization, is to not let youth go to the Middle East.
There was a fine front page photo of Mr. Jim Bragg in The Daily News (“State park is an economic engine,” Nov. 24), as part of an article about Galveston Island State Park.
In a guest column published Sunday, Gary Bledsoe, president of the Texas State NAACP, wrote: “Like Americans of all colors, African-Americans support law enforcement and understand the need to have effective public safety, yet we still are entitled to equitable, proper and humane treatment by law enforcement.The problem of needless shootings of young black men is one of the primary causes of our nation’s great racial divide and continues to happen all around the nation at an alarming rate.”
The city of Galveston scores an estimated 20 points on the 100-point scale created to show which U.S. cities are making progress in guaranteeing rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents. The new municipal equality index, released by the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, D.C., reports on 353 cities, including 22 in Texas.
Nowadays, some Muslim youth have chosen to travel to the Middle East where they are being radicalized. It is possible that some may return to carry out lone wolf attacks. These evil acts are being associated with Islam, whereas the true message of Islam is of love, universal peace and justice. Thus, there is a great need to bring to the forefront Islamic solutions to the problem of radicalization of youth.
Wow! Something from fired College of the Mainland Professor David Michael Smith (“Are Americans really against health care?” The Daily News, Nov. 17) that doesn’t call anyone who disagrees with his left-leaning views either a racist or some other vulgar names. Must have been a ghost writer.
I was surprised to receive a recent city utility bill and see an insert providing information about the proposed public swimming pool at Lasker Park, and appealing for donations.
Regarding the Rev. James E. Daniels’ guest column (“Unfortunately, racism does still exist in 2014,” The Daily News, Nov. 22): Racism is surely alive and well, as long as we so label any criticism of President Barack Obama. That stops any constructive and reasonable dialogue dead in its tracks. Properly labeled, the dart throwing incident was politics.
All of us should praise the Lord at Thanksgiving. In Psalms 103, we are reminded “not to forget all his benefits.”
Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that has little to do with religion but everything to do with being grateful and giving thanks to those who have shown kindness. Sometimes we forget to express that gratefulness adequately.
One of the incontestable and most effective arguments for casino gambling in Texas is the number of daily buses leaving each of our major Texas cities for Louisiana and Oklahoma.
Regarding the Rev. James E. Daniels’ guest column (“Unfortunately, racism does still exist in 2014,” The Daily News, Nov. 22): Those who claim to see evidence of pervasive white racism clearly have extremely sensitive antennae. However, the evidence they adduce seems an awfully thin reed indeed.
Heber Taylor is a remarkable journalist and an even more remarkable person. I had the privilege of working with Heber at The Galveston County Daily News two decades ago. In my nearly 40-year career, no colleague was more trusted and respected.
In some funeral addresses, it is difficult for a hearer to ascertain whether any distinction is made between the righteous and the wicked — all are good at death. With reference to most men who disappear from this stage of life, it is best to say nothing. I have delivered eulogies and did not have the right to comment regarding the righteous or wicked.
Alvin Sallee wrote an article on planning retirement, which was right on the money (“He’s got retirement down to an art,” The Daily News Nov. 12).
In my opinion, the time is right for us to make an aggressive effort in getting the state legislature to pass casino gambling in Texas. However, this time around, let’s try a new approach: select marketing, which could be used in introducing a new product.
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