I sometimes wonder if I would love this town as much as I do if I didn’t see most of it through the filter of a camera.
Just when we thought the war on terror was over (we got out of Iraq and are getting out of Afghanistan), it raises its head in the grotesque beheading of an American journalist. It shouldn’t be a surprise.
We are allowed to expect more from our government.
we’re still talking about the inadequacy of a public school education. We need some straight talk. We’re making basic education too complicated.
Spurred by Gulfport’s Ward Three Councilwoman, Gulfport City Council voted 3-2 to pass a resolution supporting marriage equality.
People surprise you all the time; you just have to let them.
If Big Brother (Orwell’s “1984” novel) is a good enough phrase to refer to the ever-watching, always-intruding government in general, Big Mama is apt for programs that intrude in the kitchen.
Two weeks after the promised arrival date, only one artist has fulfilled their contract and installed their promised art in Clymer Park.
Perhaps the time has come for our mayor, who had to do battle with the county to get two crosswalks, could work his political magic once again to get better streetscaping, a dedicated center turn lane, and, perhaps, city ownership of the road. I don’t know if that’s even possible, but I do believe our mayor could start having those discussions. Little known fact: When our city manager worked for St. Pete Beach, he oversaw the streetscaping of Blind Pass Road. Go take a look; wouldn’t palm trees and sea grass down the middle of Gulfport Boulevard be a nice addition?
It is argued that an influx of foreigners stimulates our economy and our country. Might not the same occur if we can integrate to the broader US those millions of our own citizens who are desperate to escape poverty, crime, and unemployment?
What I suspect certain businesses may not understand is that Gulfport has one chance to make a good impression on people passing through, and what impression people have of the city will be formed, in part, by how those businesses choose to represent themselves.
Friday night, July 25, Gordan became the target of an aborted goat-napping on Gulfport Beach