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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

Book review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Editor’s note: This review contains spoilers. When “Gone Girl” was released in 2012, it was all the rage. Every book club in town was reading it, and it prompted literature junkies like me … more

Baby book dropout

I have a confession to make – I’m a baby book dropout. While I whole-heartedly LOVE journaling, and all things paper, when it came time to grab the baby book and write down all the … more

'Three Billboards' is a brilliant complexity

Growing up in St. Louis, Mo., it was incredibly hard to believe a film that had the state’s name in its title would be capable of holding its own in a best picture race in the Oscars. Nothing … 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

Three ways to throw back style

When it’s time for a bathroom or kitchen upgrade, some of the greatest inspiration may come from another time entirely. Some of the most on-trend styles of today are actually throwbacks to bygone … more

Act your age, not your shoe size

So help me, if I see one more Instagram photo of a grown woman sporting a “duck face” pout and a crown of laurels resting on her cartoon dog ears … Rant over? Nah, I’m just getting … 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

Oldman carries “Darkest Hour”

“I want others to love and respect you, as I do.” Those are the words spoken by Kristin Scott Thomas as she portrays the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s wife Clementine. They are … more

The Valentine’s Fairy

Celebrating holidays with kids has a way of making even "National Hot Dog Day” (coming to a barbecue near you on July 23) sound like reason enough to party. I love the anticipation, planning … more


Mark and Carol Thormaehlen of Wallis are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Reid to Miss Sephra Hochstein. Sephra is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hochstein of Luling, Texas. … more

Book review

The cover says it all: “Just as I was fired from a job I had coveted almost all my life, I learned about the murders. A man named Christian Longo, who was wanted for killing his wife and three … more

‘Why Be Catholic’ scheduled at Holy Cross Church

Holy Cross Parish, East Bernard is hosting three nights of inspiration with Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio “Dr. Italy,” as he presents the mission Why Be Catholic? at 7 p.m. Feb. 11-13, at Holy … more

Woods, Waters and Wildlife

Drones have become more popular the past few years, and new uses are arising almost daily. Some might be legal; some might not. And it’s often easier to get into trouble than to get out of … 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

Dunkirk: A great war movie with questionable storytelling

Christopher Nolan is famous for his ability to tell a story in an unconventional manner, allowing stories to be told in a fresh, original manner. His works like “Inception” and “Memento” have … 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

Reading is good for the soul

It’s been said that in order to be a good writer, you have to be a good reader. Our grasp for the English language, vocabulary and ability to turn a phrase is honed by reading and, I think, by … 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

Oscar countdown: Get Out

With nominees for this year’s Academy Awards being announced last week, we will be reviewing some of the nominated films as a countdown to the actual awards which will be held March 8. The … more
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