Those Pesky Reporters, Asking Questions

After an emotional

council meeting

that ended with a member walking out and therefore losing a quorum, there are increasing signs of panic among the leaders of Galveston.

Editor & Publisher reports via the Galveston County Daily News that Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas and City Manager Steve LeBlanc have ordered city employees to stop talking to the media, always a sure indication that things have gotten out of hand.

Leigh Jones, the Twittering Daily News reporter, had this along those lines: "Officials giving hesitant answers to questions about martial law."

Love or hate the media, when a government bureaucracy goes into a defensive hunker-down mentality, it's not because things are going great.

We've got people on the island (or, perhaps, still stuck in a traffic jam trying to get to the island; we'll let you know what we hear.

-- Richard Connelly

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >