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The Galveston County Daily News : Letters To Editor

July 24, 2014

Letters To Editor

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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Consider putting a child in a basket on a river

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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For prayer and against helping children?

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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Where are all the churches?

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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Are we thinking about those with disabilities?

In Galveston, city officials said they hope that a $6 million plan to improve amenities on the seawall be complete by July 2015.

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A coyote killed dog in Back Bay Circle

This morning we let our lab, Sadie, and our maltipoo, Brandi, out for their morning run and only our lab came back.

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Saturday 07/12/2014
City needs to get clear about paid parking rules

With the way fees are now collected — per license and not by space — how does the city figure a true and accurate accounting of revenues that should be collected from seawall paid parking?

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Benny Moore will be missed

We put the boat in the water on June 28 and got busy after getting home. I guess the paper got pushed under some stuff on my table — I read the paper everyday, but that day I didn’t.

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There are reasons to separate church and state

I am a Catholic.

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Friday 07/11/2014
What a contrast of views within League City

The City Council in League City voted 6-2 on Tuesday night 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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Resolution goes against the majority

The City Council in League City voted 6-2 on Tuesday night 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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The level of ignorance in letter is sad

The City Council in League City voted 6-2 on Tuesday night 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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Officials just read the scripture wrong

The City Council in League City voted 6-2 on Tuesday night 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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Irony in League City: Prayer is OK, children are not

The City Council in League City voted 6-2 on Tuesday night 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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How can a parent send their children away?

The City Council in League City voted 6-2 on Tuesday night 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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Thursday 07/10/2014
An omission of historic proportions

“Today In History” on July 4 should have included Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, who both died July 4, 1826.

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‘Tiny Town’ needs all evidence before moving ahead

Let’s just say for all practical purposes “Tiny Town” just got a little tinier.

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Bell stood out at La Marque City Council meeting

An investigation by a law firm hired by the city of La Marque concluded that Councilwoman Connie Trube did say she wanted to close the city library because only African-Americans used it. In his report, Brian Begle, an attorney with the firm Olson & Olson, said the evidence “indicates that Trube did, in fact, make several statements regarding defunding the city library because it was used primarily by ‘blacks.’” At a tense council meeting, Trube again denied making those statements and said she was not a racist.

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