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DICKINSON ISD Education Foundation will host our annual fundraising gala at Garten Verein in Galveston on April 6, honoring our teachers of the year for providing exemplary teaching and encouragement to help our children reach their full potential and enhance their lives.
The foundation provides funds to facilitate student achievement and skill development, to recognize and encourage staff excellence and to expand community involvement throughout the district.
This school year, the foundation has awarded more than $40,000 in innovative teaching and campus grants and student and teacher scholarships and has also recognized the district’s outstanding employees.
We are hoping readers of The Post can help by providing donations for the gala’s live and silent auctions. All contributions are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. A contribution can be a product or service from a business, sporting memorabilia, tickets for entertainment or travel, gift cards or any item of value upon which gala attendees would like to bid.
In return, the foundation will advertise each donor’s name or company name in local newspapers and on its Facebook page. For details, readers can call me at the foundation on 281-229-6089 or e-mail me at sking@dickinsonisd.org.
We thank you and your readers for their consideration and helping us build a better tomorrow for our children starting today!
Stormie King
Dickinson

To dredge or not
to dredge?
There hasn’t been very much media coverage regarding the San Jacinto river waste pits but what we have read is interesting and disturbing. The fact is that there are two legitimate sides to the debate over whether this superfund site should be contained or dredged and excavated.
Perhaps many do not realize that the business interests behind the remediation proposal for the site align with the interests of the general public.
Businesses, as much as anyone, rely on the health and protection of Galveston Bay. Not a soul wishes for the existence of the site but reality demands a reasoned and measured response to its problems. Thus far, this has been far from the case.
Texas Association of Businesses, Texas Restaurant Association, Texas Association Of Manufacturing and many others are well versed with the US Army Corps Of Engineers report on the site. They all support containment over dredging.
Moreover, our own environmental agency, TCEQ, has said it could not support the EPA’s proposal and strongly implied that containment might be the best course of action. However, when scientific data and other evidence are brought to bear in this debate, the default response seems to be impulse and emotion rather than reason and substance
Some folks need to rethink their position on the waste pits, take a look at the science and then decide. Most objective readers will probably find the evidence is very clear. Ignoring the science could result in catastrophe, which the EPA is more familiar with than many know.
Crystal Laramore
Kemah

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