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The Galveston County Daily News : Letters To Editor

August 29, 2014

Letters To Editor

Friday 08/29/2014
What exactly is a conservative?

I need a little help with this because I am really confused now. Would anyone be kind enough to tell me what a conservative is? I mean, I looked in the dictionary and it’s defined as a person who holds on to traditional values and is averse to change.

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Thursday 08/28/2014
We should teach youth to respect, love

Editor’s note: A recent guest column on racial issues brought to the foreground by the happenings in Ferguson, Mo., has generated many responses from Daily News readers.

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Columnist missed the reality for African-Americans

Editor’s note: A recent guest column on racial issues brought to the foreground by the happenings in Ferguson, Mo., has generated many responses from Daily News readers.

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Race baiters only fuel the fire

Editor’s note: A recent guest column on racial issues brought to the foreground by the happenings in Ferguson, Mo., has generated many responses from Daily News readers.

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Wednesday 08/27/2014
Owners must protect their pets from coyotes

Recently, there was a letter about coyotes killing pets (“A coyote killed dog in Back Bay Circle,” The Daily News, July 13). I get tired of hearing irresponsible pet owners whine about this issue. If you live where there are coyotes, you do not let small pets roam about unattended.

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Feral cats the result of irresponsible pet owners on island

Galveston City Councilman Craig Brown said residents of his district are asking for a solution to the problem of hundreds of feral cats.

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Shouldn’t there be a traffic light near the schools?

In Texas City, crews are set to remove traffic lights at three places — one near the high school and new middle school and two nearby signals on Texas Avenue — after a study by the Texas Department of Transportation deemed they weren’t needed.

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Tuesday 08/26/2014
Galveston should focus on its tax base

Galveston needs to increase its tax base. Our city needs more revenue — no one would disagree with that.

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Columnist should look at Texas City

I find it amusing that Cathy Gillentine feels the need to critique television commercials as often as she does (“When it comes to TV commercials, I’m often puzzled,” The Daily News, Aug. 18).

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Support is available for those suffering with Parkinson’s

Comedian Robin Williams was struggling with depression and the early stages of Parkinson’s disease when he died.

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Monday 08/25/2014
Prompt response saved theater

I received a call from Alert Alarms on Wednesday that the fire alarm at Island ETC was going off and the fire department had been dispatched.

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Farmers Market grand opening set

The long awaited Coastal Community Farmers Market will be having its grand opening from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 6, at 515 Sixth Ave. N., in Texas City.

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Letter to the Sports Editor for Aug. 25, 2014

Thank you for helping us

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Sunday 08/24/2014
Animal waste is a whale of a problem

Last weekend the drinking water of 400,000 Toledo residents was fouled by animal waste. With unfettered growth of animal agriculture and ineffective discharge regulations, it will happen again in our own state.

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Saturday 08/23/2014
Obama should stay on the golf course

After reading the two letters by Agnes Bailey Bourgeois and Linda Reid (“Assertions about Obama are wrong” and “Democracy is gone,” The Daily News, Aug. 15), the first speaks to President Barack Obama’s golf game compared to former President George W. Bush’s.

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Friday 08/22/2014
Vote ‘for’ GISD tax ratification

After a presentation by Galveston Independent School District Superintendent Larry Nichols explaining the Galveston ISD tax ratification election ballot, the Galveston League of United Latin American Citizens Council 151 urges a “for” vote.

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Thursday 08/21/2014
Help your child achieve good reading skills

As children get ready to go back to school, we begin to think about the most important lessons that we, ourselves, learned.

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Why wouldn’t a signal light be necessary?

With school starting in a week, the Texas Department of Transportation and city of Texas City are surveying whether to remove a traffic signal (four-way stoplight with left turn) on Ninth Avenue North.

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Editor wrong about Rigs to Reefs

Heber Taylor’s editorial “Not the time to sink Rigs to Reefs program” (The Daily News, Aug. 16) is right in suggesting that sound and unbiased peer-reviewed science should determine future public policy for responsible disposal of abandoned offshore drilling rigs in Gulf waters, but the same editorial is also sadly incorrect in implying that red snapper populations are habitat-limited in the Gulf, while proposing seafloor dumping of more rigs as a remedy.

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Letter to the Sports Editor for Aug. 21, 2014

Boating safety seminar set for Saturday

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Wednesday 08/20/2014
Old Supreme Court abortion ruling was a license to kill

In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled women have a right to abortion. That ruling was like a license. And with Bond — James Bond — it was a license to kill.

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Charges against Gov. Perry are a political attack

Democrats in Austin have arranged for Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican, to get arrested. President Barack Obama likes to lead from behind. As the leader of the Democratic Party, he’s likely the impetus behind this political attack against Perry.

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America should keep better tabs

If we can put a man on the moon, why can’t we keep track of illegals in our country?

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Tuesday 08/19/2014
Why not clean the seaweed from that beach?

In July, the Galveston Park Board of Trustees dipped into reserve funds because of the work being done to clean seaweed from the beaches.

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Politics is a blood sport in League City

I have watched League City politics for years and to put it mildly, it is a blood sport and there are a lot of strange things happening. In my opinion, this recent censure event takes the cake.

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Let’s teach responsibility, not dependence

With reference to Steve McIntyre’s guest column on Aug. 11 (“It’s the ‘let them eat cake’ mentality — again,” The Daily News), it is yet another liberal attempt to make us believe that a bloated, bureaucratic, entitlement society is the way to go.

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Sunday 08/17/2014
A methanol plant is good for Texas City

Texas City commissioners approved a lease of property on Shoal Point for a Chinese group that is considering it as a site for a multibillion-dollar methanol plant.

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A modest proposal about coyotes

In Galveston, police said coyotes were responsible for the death of a small dog, the third pet reported killed in the last six months.

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Saturday 08/16/2014
A couple of points on Friendswood Animal Control

At a meeting in June, the animal shelter advisory committee decided to postpone the treatment of the floor because of backlash from animal welfare activists who said animals would have to be euthanized at the Alvin shelter to make room for the Friendswood dogs. Police Chief Robert Wieners said that wasn’t the case.

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Friday 08/15/2014
Programs made for a great summer

This summer has been fantastic. I’ve spent lots of time with my family traveling and going out. I also spent a lot of time with friends hanging out or just playing video games.

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From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper

From the archives of The Daily News for August 15, 2014.

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Democracy is gone

People in this country think we have democracy, but we don’t anymore. What little we do have is quickly eroding.

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Assertions about Obama are wrong

Jack Feigle’s assertions about President Barack Obama’s vacations and golf are misguided (“Obama spends more time playing golf than working,” Daily News, June 30).

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Thursday 08/14/2014
Police deserve our support

Three years ago, I moved to Galveston with a dream to live in a community, rich in culture and diversity, but my dream became a nightmare when my neighbors turned out to be crystal meth addicts, prostitutes, thieves and individuals abusing Section 8 housing.

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Israel has the right to protect itself

Everyone seems to be bashing and blaming Israel for all the recent spike in bloodshed. I truly want to thank the Three Musketeers for what they wrote in “Enemies of Israel should think twice,” (Daily News, Aug. 4). They shed some true light on the subject.

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Criss possesses qualities to be effective

Craig Eiland has done an exemplary job of representing his constituents in the Texas Legislature.

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Wednesday 08/13/2014
Let’s work together on a coastal barrier

The column by the Three Musketeers (“Making a coastal barrier system happen,” The Daily News, Aug. 11) brings up an important issue we must all face now. What amazes me is the way we continue to waste time debating this subject while that the last thing in the world we have is time.

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Voters should watch politicians on TWIA

In a recent Galveston campaign stop, Greg Abbott said: “The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association is broken. It is underfunded and lawyers have taken too much.”

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A House divided

This House of Representatives lead by John Boehner has to be one of the most inept and dysfunctional assembly of legislators that has ever disgraced the halls of Congress. The lackadaisical attitude of these legislators is deplorable.

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Checking in on island businesses

Island businesses can expect a visit from Chamber Board Chair Albert Shannon, president of Frost Bank, and me in the near future. We will be making our way across the island to check the pulse of the business community.

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Tuesday 08/12/2014
La Marque resident hopeful for change

In a letter that contended that the recall effort against La Marque Councilwoman Connie Trube was unjustifiable, Walter Manuel of La Marque wrote that Valerie Beverly “drank the Kool-Aid served up by others with a personal agenda and hasn’t taken the time to fact check on her own exactly what Trube has done in all of the years while serving her district.”

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ enjoyed by all

The “Dancing With The Stars” event in Texas City last Thursday was great fun and truly entertaining. The event started at Texas City Museum and was very well attended. The food was catered by Benno’s and was superb with complimentary Champagne and a cash bar available. At 8:15 p.m., we walked the red carpet over to the Showboat Theater for “Dancing with the Stars,” which was such fun and the dancers were really good.

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Support those with Huntington’s disease

The choice of charities is difficult since there is so much human need in our world.

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Monday 08/11/2014
Gov. Perry’s plan dangerous to Texans

I oppose Gov. Rick Perry’s request for the mobilization of military troops in Texas for the enforcement of civilian law.

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Sunday 08/10/2014
Editorial missed the point on Trube recall effort

A Daily News editorial said La Marque voters have at least three reasons to be dubious about the effort to recall City Councilwoman Connie Trube.

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China’s dollars aren’t wanted here

The plan to build a multibillion-dollar methanol plant in Texas City moved a step closer to reality with the city’s approval of a lease agreement with a Chinese partnership.

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What’s with staff cuts for Precinct 8 constable?

The county’s recommended budget for 2015 includes staffing reductions in several constables’ offices.

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Saturday 08/09/2014
Thank you from La Marque Public Library

Thank you for making The La Marque Public Library’s Summer Reading Program a success.

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Park Board needs to get a handle on seaweed problem

Readers have been debating what crews from the Galveston Park Board of Trustees should do with the seaweed that has been washing ashore on the beaches — clean the beaches for tourists or let the seaweed build up on the sand?

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Avoid disaster — vote Republican

We Galvestonians are a special breed of Texan.

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