These are exciting times for League City, where the population is booming, developers are flocking and the city council is feuding.

With growth comes growing pains.

As Tom Bassing reports in our cover story, League City, where population has more than doubled in the past 16 years to more than 100,000 residents, is looking to spend $400 million in the next five years to bolster its aging infrastructure. But how the city will pay for it is another question altogether. Meanwhile, the tone of municipal politics has been anything but friendly.

This month, I took over as editor of League City Connection, replacing Shannon Daughtry, who left to work for the school district. Daughtry created a strong base with this publication that I plan to build on.

I intend to keep our thousands of readers informed about all the good and not-so-good news in the largest city in Galveston County.

League City Connection will cover government at its best and worst and will include features about interesting people working to improve quality of life in the city.

In coming editions, you’ll also find more news about politics, education and sports. I also intend to greatly increase news about business and development, keeping readers informed about openings, closings and rumors of such in Biz Connections, a specialized and localized form of Biz Buzz, which for years has been a weekly column in The Galveston County Daily News.

I welcome all feedback and story suggestions and would like to know what you want to see in your Connection. Do you want comics, puzzles, horoscopes, opinion columns? Let us know at

I look forward to getting to know League City a lot better.

Laura Elder


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