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The Galveston County Daily News : Letters To Editor

August 21, 2014

Letters To Editor

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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Friday 08/08/2014
Welfare created a welfare mentality

Welfare has been a persistent social phenomenon. It has created a welfare mentality, which perpetuates the class of welfare recipients. There are some familiar negative consequences. It can destroy families. It discourages work and encourages illegitimate children.

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Thursday 08/07/2014
The good, the bad and the ugly

The first five amendments added to the Constitution after the Civil War were all added illegally. Both the 13th and 15th are necessary, or the Constitution is worthless. The other three can be called the good, the bad and the ugly. In the movie, “the good” was only good in comparison to the other two.

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This president is on stage, and it’s all staged

After watching a newscast on the BBC showing how people are staged to stand behind the president when he speaks, I was laughing. They moved the people around so it would show a rainbow of races. This is perfect example of how fake the current administration is.

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Tuesday 08/05/2014
When the minimum is too minimal

There is a tipping point in every family, at which family members do not have enough and over which there is little extra to provide for some dreams.

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You have to wonder about that ‘care’

I read, with interest, “Mistrial in dead dog case,” (Daily News, July 31). To recapitulate, the dog was “tangled in his tether ... without food or water ... and died of heat stroke.” Despite this story, the owner’s pastor testified the man “took good care of his dog.”

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What to do with the seaweed?

A comment was made by Elisabeth Pelham (“Park Board is dealing with the seaweed,” Daily News, Aug. 1) asking if one had a better plan as to what to do with the seaweed.

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Monday 08/04/2014
Are you ready for Ebola?

My whole life I have always respected the office of U.S. president — no matter who held it, Democrat or Republican.

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Sunday 08/03/2014
More evidence of a wayward nation

I noticed in the Houston Chronicle that a federal judge had ruled against the state of Virginia in the matter of same sex marriages. The ban against such in Virginia was unconstitutional. The article also said that there had been 20 such rulings  favoring the gays.

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President should get to work

With all the crises going on both here and abroad, the President has elected to ignore them and go on another vacation. I am sure the vacation is needed. After all, playing that many rounds of golf will take it out of you.

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Conflict in Gaza is too much

Every day the news about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza goes from bad to worse.

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Saturday 08/02/2014
Texas Avenue is no man’s land

Do Texas City and La Marque city management just not care about the appearance of the city? Drive down Texas Avenue, FM 1765 between state Highway 3 and Interstate 45, and take a look at the conditions — a highway that needs resurfacing; lots allowed to be overgrown right up to the street; and people must walk through knee-deep grass, as there are no sidewalks.

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Texas should regain its populist tradition

People say that you get the government you deserve. Texas was a populist state at one time. 

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Obama has not delivered on his promises

As the Dow Jones Industrial Average floats near record highs, the people who most needed President Barack Obama’s help are still disenfranchised and floating at the bottom of the economic barrel. 

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Friday 08/01/2014
Park Board is dealing with the seaweed

With regard to Kurt Schirmer’s enlightened overview of the Park Board of Trustees’ response to the extraordinary inundation of sargassum (“How is this good? The Daily News, July 30), it seems to me that the Park Board is actually accomplishing both proposed ways of dealing with tons of the stuff (i.e., cleaning some beaches, while explaining the environmental benefits of allowing nature to take its course on others).

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The severest critics might not be great success stories

There are critics and there are unjust critics.

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Regarding seismic testing

The only city that gives its citizen the right to refuse any drilling within a defined distance to their property is Galveston.

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