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Galveston County Daily News (Newspaper) - July 11, 2015, Galveston, Texas Editorial Short circuit in procedures caused la Power pole fiasco a b6 Galveston count the daily news saturday Lilly 11,2015 Texas oldest newspaper Quot a a i it it 12 $1 Quot i v to 7y of 7y 7y 7 a one Jai Galveston police recruits Mitchel Barton and Alejandro Gomez roller subdue a Quot suspect Quot As their fellow cadets watch during a training session at martial arts of America in Galveston on thursday. Courting cops Law enforcement till baby Boomers retiring police departments Are having smaller Pool of candidates to replace them. Facing obstacles some of the reasons police departments Are seeing fewer qualified applicants include increased Public scrutiny generational differences and longer classroom hours. But Galveston s High rate of Calls for service which could be a deterrent for some is regarded As a Point of Pride among patrol officers. City Galveston league City c alls for service 201j 75,423 30,065 75 80 average number of trills pc officer per Day 2.76 1.24 by Chanour Koop the daily news fewer Young people Are lining up to Iii police department ranks a a nationwide problem experts predict will get worse amid increased Public scrutiny and retiring baby Boomers who comprise nearly one third of forces across the country. In i Galveston county police have seen a shrinking Pool of Quali fled applicants forcing agencies to kick Start recruiting campaigns offer signing bonuses and steal experienced officers from other departments. On top of that theres wide disparity in starting salary among area agencies c rating More Competition. Ilo Wever bringing in new officers is half the Battle experts say because changes need to be made retain a new generation of police. A a you be got the perfect tsunami a com. Cox a former police chief and Carleton sate i University Public administration professor said. A officers Are leaving at a greater rate than they re going to be Able to till positions. About 30 percent of the nations police officers Are baby Boomers. You re going to see a huge exodus As they Start losing interest police Point out numerous reasons for Why fewer people Are see cops As gators reported in Harbor Waik Clear Lake shores by to. Aulds the daily news familiar to Many of the residents of Harbor Waik a 2 loot Alligator that occasionally makes his Way vol. 173, no. 91 Hitchcock out of i Freshwater Pond into tile brackish Waters near the Marina is somewhat of a Mascot. A livery once Iii a while we will grab him and take him Back to the Pond just so he does no to bother anybody a Harbor Waik resident Larry Monson said. The heavy rams of May and june have made the usually uni venting Salt water of Galveston Bay Mannas and nearby canals prime feeding grounds for gators that see gators a3 5485 00100 7 today s weather 89 79 mostly sunny 20% Chance of rain a a8galveston settlements from by spill land locally try Park Board port net about $4m in deals by John Wayne Ferguson amp Laura elder the daily news local governments that sued by after the 2010 Deepwater i Lon on Oil spill will receive More than s i million in settlement funds. The Galveston City Council agreed thursday to Settle its claims for $3,014 million it will get to keep about $2.3 million after attorney fees. Galveston will put the Money in a settlement fund to use when it faces future Legal issues c try manager Brian Maxwell said i thursday. The Galveston Park Board of t trustees approved an $821,Ock settlement during a special meeting f riday. The Park Board will keep about $616,000 Atter attorney fees. Chairman Melvin Williams said the Board had not decided How the unrestricted funds would be spent but that he hoped it would be on development of the fast end Lagoon nature preserve or completing projects at local by settlements City of Galveston Galveston Park Board port of Galveston total inside today Gross settlement $3,014,028 $616,480 $527,469 $4,157,977 see deals i a3 after attorney fees $2,260,521 $616,478 $397,601 $3,274,602 sports results and photos from the 7on7 football tournament �a6 lifestyle Many of the artefacts in the Bryan museum highlight the relationship Between our Southwest and Texas history and Faith a by Index bulletin Board. .b2 obituaries. R9 Faith. By opinion. By lotto. .a2 sports. A movies. By to listings. .b8 inside Rick cousins writes about science and god in his Faith focus column a by

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