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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

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

Let’s be part of the solution

This week wraps up our four-part series on bullying, through which reporter Tad Desai has taken a close look at the national epidemic. Bullying has been a front-page headline in The Sealy News … 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

Hazard mitigation funding for Harvey recovery becomes available

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott traveled to Rockport and Houston on Feb. 13 to announce the availability of new funding for hazard mitigation projects along the Gulf Coast following the devastation of … 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

Care for others, get involved

As a school superintendent, it's hard to know what to say at times like these, when the nation is mourning the deaths of 17 children in Florida. It is tempting to want to reassure you that something … 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

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

Thank you for book review

Dear Ms. Towery: A "Google Alert" informed me of your review of "True Story," and I just wanted to thank you for the extremely kind words. I'm deeply appreciative that you read the book, that it … more

Legislation passed by Congress includes hurricane relief funds

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 9 lauded Congress’ passage of budget legislation that contains nearly $90 billion in hurricane and wildfire disaster relief funding for Texas, Florida, … 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

Straus: Audit reveals need for stronger oversight at state agency

AUSTIN — House Speaker Joe Straus on Jan. 31 said a new state audit raises questions about the management of the state Health and Human Services Commission and illustrates the need for legislative … 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

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

Thank you to community for supporting Zapalac family

Dear Editor: Anyone who has lost a close loved one knows how it changes your world forever. When that person is not well known or in the public eye, it may seem as if the world moves on … 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
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