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One-act play wins district for 32nd straight year

In sports, the word “dynasty” is one of the highest honors a team can be awarded. It is reserved for those who constantly find themselves competing in championships over a period of about a … more

Marry, marry, quite contrary

I got engaged on Christmas Day and since that time I’ve purchased exactly one bridal magazine and made it through the first 15 pages of it (all ads). I took my nieces to look at bridesmaid dresses … more

'The house that Eric built'

Nov. 20, 2017, is a date etched in the minds of many Sealy residents. Kenny Willingham spent that morning with his best friend Eric Zapalac, Sealy Fire Department’s former chief. “Me and … more

Do more than live; experience life

Getting through life seems to get in the way of experiencing life sometimes, and that is not ok. Too often I find myself “doing” and not necessarily “experiencing.” I know that it’s a … more

Mr. Debonair crowned

The Sealy News’ own Susan Walker was among the judges who selected Dontay Holmes as Bellville High School’s 2018 Mr. Debonair on Saturday. ‘Not only were my fellow judges Johnetta Labba, left, … more

Invite to big league camp: What's that mean?

If you’re reading this, it means the Dodgers – finally – announced their 2018 Big League Camp (BLC) non-roster invites. Anddd guess who is one of them? Yep, Matty B. We’ve known … more

Don’t let the bullies win

Growing up, my parents instilled in me one of the most important life lessons an adolescent could learn: "Treat others the way you want to be treated." The second most important life lesson would … more

It’s tough out there for the good guys

The pendulum of gender equality just took a flying leap, and all of a sudden it’s become a woman’s world. As a card-carrying feminist, this truly warms my heart. It’s high time that we get … more

Sticks and stones

Bullying has been a problem for decades but evolved to new lengths thanks to the anonymity and accessibility of social media and the Internet. Cyberbullying is a method in which a student can target … more

Surviving the terrible twos: what I wish I’d known

Currently, and for the third time, we have a toddler right square in the middle of the “terrible twos.” If you had asked me for advice about this phase of toddlerhood with Parker (our oldest), I … more

Austin County resident celebrates 98th birthday

About 100 people gathered Saturday afternoon at a sprawling property in Brazos Country. The party was complete with a keg of beer, a live band and lots of family members offering well-wishes to the … more

Q&A with the coach

We sat down with Coach Brian Barone this week – by phone, since he’s on the road with his team in Illinois – to ask him how the season is going and what advice he’d give to young players. … more

Adulting is hard; parenting is harder

About five years ago we looked at our then-1 ½-year-old and realized our school days were numbered. Our little guy was growing up fast and before we knew it, the time would come for him to enroll in … more

Let go and let life

It feels like our crew has been battling sickness forever. We wash hands like crazy, take our vitamins, get sleep and still it seems like we just can’t seem to get a handle on these nasty winter … more

Take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne

I love Christmas. I love the decorations, the cookies, the hot chocolate, the songs, the parties, and the presents - I love it all. With that said, here’s a big air high-five out there to … more

Small Town Christmas Festival

San Felipe residents came out last Saturday to enjoy the 3rd annual Small Town Christmas Festival last Saturday. Festivities included a parade in the morning, chili cook off, raffles and vendors from … more

100 years young

Emily Alice Pulos Preibisch might be 100 years old, but she’s still got her quick wit and sense of humor. When complimented on her sparkly sequined blouse at her 100th birthday party on Sunday, … more

Rest easy, brother

There wasn’t a dry eye Monday in the massive Second Baptist Church as Sealy Fire Chief Eric Zapalac was laid to rest, just one week after the 39-year-old died suddenly, sending shock waves through … more

On top of the world

Sealy residents were among millions who tuned in to watch the Houston Astros compete against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series. The series offered quite a few ups and downs, lots of … more

Sealy students celebrate Unity Day

Near the end of October, it’s not unusual to find people wearing the color orange. They do it to match the festivities of Halloween but on Oct. 25, the students of Sealy Intermediate School and … more
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