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The Galveston County Daily News : Letters To Editor

July 30, 2014

Letters To Editor

Wednesday 07/30/2014
Dr. LeBlanc will be missed

Dr. Alvin Louis “Al” LeBlanc, a physician leader at the University of Texas Medical Branch for more than 50 years, died in Galveston. He was 83. 

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How is this good?

With the arrival of tons of sargassum on the island’s beaches, people are debating the response of the Galveston Park Board of Trustees. Should crews clean the seaweed off the beaches heavily used by tourists or explain the environmental benefits of letting nature take its course?

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The benefits of fasting and Ramadan

Ramadan, a time of fasting and reflection for Muslims, ended Monday.

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Missing Dr. Al

Dr. Alvin Louis “Al” LeBlanc, a physician leader at the University of Texas Medical Branch for more than 50 years, died in Galveston. He was 83.

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Tuesday 07/29/2014
Against abortion, against welfare

Most conservative U.S. citizens are against welfare programs that feed the unemployed and immigration reform legislation that would increase the unemployed Hispanic population.

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Constituent wants to be heard

In his guest column (“The Texas border must be sealed,” July 26, The Daily News), U.S. Rep. Randy Weber said: “We are the representatives of our congressional districts, and it is important that the views of our constituents are heard.”

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Monday 07/28/2014
We should pray for those who can’t help themselves

I’m glad many Galveston County people who’ve written letters to the paper are in favor of accepting children from Central America and are in favor of providing good accommodations for them. I’m one of those people.

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DAR to welcome new members

Daughters of the American Revolution, Sam Houston chapter, will welcome new members at a new member tea at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 23.

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Sunday 07/27/2014
Those born in the USA are blessed

The good old USA — everyone wants to come here. Why? Quality of life, education, plenty of food, clothing, jobs, a home and protection regardless of color, creed, gender and no war. You are free to practice the religion of your choice or none at all.

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Something afoot in commissioners court

Patricia Grady, the incoming judge for the 212th District Court, will work as a consultant for the county for the next several months to analyze “existing operating processes and policies” in the county’s criminal justice system and to recommend ways to cut costs and improve efficiency. She will receive $2,100 a week.

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Hospice Care Teams is still on mission

A week after its board voted to cease operations, the county’s only nonprofit hospice group decided to remain open. The board announced plans to continue as a leaner operation.

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Saturday 07/26/2014
A letter to all the Obama bashers

Barack Obama is the president.

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Influx of seaweed postpones seawall mural project

The See-Wall Restoration Project has been postponed until after the summer season, because of the heavy influx of sargassum.

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‘America’ shows why country is in trouble

Since President Barack Obama took office, he and his allies in print and electronic media have been telling the world how the capitalist system is unfair to the 99-percenters.

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Friday 07/25/2014
Where’s the ferry?

The John W. Johnson, a $24 million ferry that was commissioned by the state in 2011, has been out of service.

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Shelter gives pets without homes the royal treatment

I just found Dog Dynasty’s website yesterday. This is a 501c3 no-kill animal shelter in Santa Fe.

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Big changes in La Marque are needed to heal

New blood in town is just what old La Marque needs.

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Thursday 07/24/2014
Straight-ticket voters can make exceptions

I want to thank everyone who took the time to sign my petition to get on the ballot in November as an independent candidate for county judge. The voters now have a choice, and that is always good.

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It’s time for a convention to limit government

For too long we have been told that all we need to do is elect the right people to send to Washington, D.C., and they will bring sanity back into the federal government. We are now at a tragic tipping point.

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Top marks for Pearrow’s guest column on Peru

The July 20 Galveston County Daily News was the best issue I have read in a long time. In the Lifestyle section, “Breathtaking Trek” was a well-written and informative guest column. It was thoroughly enjoyable to read.

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
A Palestinian state comes with responsibilities

If the Afghan people were to democratically elect the Taliban or the Iraqis ISIS, the western world would abandon them to the sorry fate that they chose for themselves and certainly not give them money nor any moral support. So, why is it different for the Palestinians?

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U.S. support for Israel is hurting us

Every day the world is witnessing in horror the killing of innocent men, women and children by the closest ally of the United States of America.

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No “ill eagles?”

On July 17, The Daily News published a photo in Word on the Street showing a graffiti message: “No illeagles here. No undocumented Democrats.”

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Tuesday 07/22/2014
Hard-right lacks compassion, doesn’t respect Constitution

Hard-right Republicans love to boast about constitutional rights and Christian family values. By their recent actions, they have demonstrated very little of either.

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City buses should be on time

About the Island Transit city bus: It should come on the exact time, not once in a while, but every weekend and, yes, even on the weekdays.

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Letter on China was amazing

I continue to be amazed at my fellow human beings and the total lack of understanding exhibited by some. Gary Miller’s letter regarding China (“What China learned from the United States,” July 7, Daily News) nearly caused me to choke on my coffee.

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Glass’s ideas don’t reflect mainstream America

Obviously, Phil Glass’s attack on so-called right-wing followers (“The folly of ideologues ought to be obvious,” Daily News, July 8) is based upon his keen worldly perception of what is going on around him. Thankfully, he does not represent mainstream America.

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Sunday 07/20/2014
Food insecurity rampant in DISD

As a social work student at UHCL and resident of Dickinson, it has come to my attention there are great nutritional needs for the children in the Dickinson Independent School District.

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Invest in dictionary before picking up a can of spray paint

On July 17, The Daily News published a photo in Word on the Street showing a graffiti message: “No illeagles here no undocumented Democrats”

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We need your help for the Back to School Fair

The Galveston Independent School District is once again hosting a Back to School Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 12 in the Ball High School Cafeteria, 4115 Ave O.

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Saturday 07/19/2014
Secularists try to take God out of everything

Every time there is another school shooting people ask, “What’s going on? Why is this happening?”

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King Obama has done little to stop illegal aliens

Lou Graves MacBeth’s letter (“No Wonder Nothing Gets Done,” Daily News, July 15) would be laughable if it weren’t so sad. President Barack Obama said he didn’t want just a photo op at the border, but that was all he was looking for on the tarmac from the governor of Texas.

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Why nothing ever gets done

As an American, I am embarrassed that our do-nothing President has the gall to come back to Texas for a photo op with Gov. Rick Perry to try to boost his approval rating in the polls while attending Democrat fundraisers around the state with no intentions of going to the border and seeing firsthand what’s going on there.

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Friday 07/18/2014
If you do the crime, you should have to do the time

The criminal justice system needs to re-evaluate its approach to and form of punishment for all crimes. What is the point of giving a suspect 30 years for a crime but letting him out after only a third or a half of the time ordered?

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Trube, and all, are innocent until proven guilty

Valerie Beverly “wants to see a positive change in La Marque” (“Trube recall effort starts,” July 3, Daily News). Beverly reports living in La Marque for eight short months, so how many times has she actually attended La Marque City Council meetings or volunteered in the city to substantiate her claim that a recall effort against Councilwoman Connie Trube is justifiable?

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An objection to some seawall development

I am opposed to further development south of the seawall, west of First Street — that is, on the beach. As Commander Galloway did in “A Few Good Men,” I strenuously object.

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Thursday 07/17/2014
Guest column on immigration lacked substance

The City Council in League City voted 6-2 in support of a resolution that would prohibit city departments from cooperating with federal directives or requests to process or house undocumented immigrants.

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Letters about immigration are a hopeful sign

The City Council in League City voted 6-2 in support of a resolution that would prohibit city departments from cooperating with federal directives or requests to process or house undocumented immigrants.

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If the children came, where will they stay?

The City Council in League City voted 6-2 in support of a resolution that would prohibit city departments from cooperating with federal directives or requests to process or house undocumented immigrants.

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Wednesday 07/16/2014
Watch out for this vehicle scam

We arrived June 13 to visit my son who moved to Galveston earlier in the year. We enjoyed his home, the beach and the overall assortment of fine eating and would have been glad to see the homestead.

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Please stop trashing our neighborhood

In response to Colleen Valerio’s letter (“Litter makes Galveston look trashy,” Daily News July 5), I agree with every word.

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Thanks to all who thought of seniors at Seniorshare

I attended Seniorshare for the first time July 2 at the Nessler Center in Texas City. I want to thank Kevin Yackly for a great time.

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Tuesday 07/15/2014
Billboards don’t encourage hurricane preparedness

Have you noticed the expensive billboards throughout Galveston County with huge photos of County Judge Mark Henry on them? They are supposed to encourage hurricane preparedness. This is a ruse. The billboards promote Judge Henry.

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No wonder nothing gets done

Gov. Rick Perry declined a White House offer to greet President Barack Obama at the airport in Austin. In a copy of a letter obtained by the Austin American-Statesman, he wrote: “I appreciate the offer to greet you at Austin-Bergstrom Airport, but a quick handshake on the tarmac will not allow for a thoughtful discussion regarding the humanitarian and national security crises enveloping the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas.”

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CASA needs your help

Never heard of CASA before? Well, you’re in good company. Texas CASA and the local board of directors are vigorously working to correct that.

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Monday 07/14/2014
President Obama is giving it his best shot

After reading Jake Feigle’s letter in The Daily News (“Obama spends more time playing golf than working,” Daily News, June 30), I realized just how uninformed he is.

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U.S. sold Democracy to Iraq under false pretenses

The invasion of Iraq was orchestrated by Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and Paul Bremer lll.

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The list of things Obama would like to forget

I was delighted to read Paula Flinn’s list of “President Barack Obama’s accomplishments” (The Daily News, July 8).

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Sunday 07/13/2014
Turning away refugee children is shameful

The City Council in League City voted 6-2 in support of a resolution that would prohibit city departments from cooperating with federal directives or requests to process or house undocumented immigrants.

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We need to inspire compassion, not fear

The City Council in League City voted 6-2 in support of a resolution that would prohibit city departments from cooperating with federal directives or requests to process or house undocumented immigrants.

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