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Take me out to the ballgame

I grew up in a female-dominant household where the sports we watched were primarily Olympic figure skating and gymnastics. However, the Towerys were known for weekend jaunts to Houston to watch … 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

Paxton asks high court to approve court-drawn House maps

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Oct. 27 filed a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling that required nine of the state’s 150 House districts to be redrawn. more

Flood-related suffering, relief efforts grow in Harvey’s wake

AUSTIN — Emergency relief operations expanded and intensified last week as floodwaters caused by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey-generated rains inundated and overwhelmed Harris County and dozens … more

Learning how to age with grace

I’m such an old person. I’ve been called an “old soul” since I was a kid, and I take that as a compliment, but now it’s gone to a whole new level. I tell the same stories over and … 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

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, The April 13, 2017 front page article regarding the frontage road again confirms the desire of City Manager Kuciemba to distort and misrepresent the facts to suit his own purpose. … more

Guest Column: Home Country: A proper election

“This whole election process just doesn’t work for me,” Dud said, sipping his coffee. “There’s no way we can tell who is best for the job.” Doc, being the senior member of the Mule … more

Sealy ISD bond dedicated to growth, immediate needs

  In February, the Sealy Independent School District Board of Trustees made the unanimous decision to call a $43.2 million bond election for May 7, based on the recommendation of the district’s … more

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor,Funny math in Sealy ISD. One is the Bond election and two seven grade math teachers. There is a man and a woman teacher that teach seven grade math. The lady teacher one class, the man … more

Cherish your today

“Daddy, she just told me I was fake crying!” “Daddy, he just told me I am not funny!” “Daddy, she just scratched and pinched me!” “Daddy, I only scratched him, I didn’t pinch … 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

Capital Highlights: Marches come one day after inauguration of new president

AUSTIN — Thousands of Texans were on hand to witness the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20 in Washington. President Trump closed his 16-minute … more

Comicpalooza delivers super sci-fi fun with ‘Aliens’ cast and others

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Get your homework done

“You have to do your homework before you can go outside and play.” I say this every single day to my 7-, 5-, and 3-year old (the 3-year-old doesn’t have homework, but wants to be included). … more

A Category 5 situation

On one blissful morning last week, all of the kids had slept past 7 a.m. That almost never happens, and I loved the early solitude.It was Monday morning, and I wasn’t about to upset the apple cart … more

Letter To The Editor

Sealy news reporters, Is there anyone who would write an article about all of the disrespect that is shown our flag and anthem? I am 86 and was brought up to show respect. Some of 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

Guest Column: Home Country: Small-town commerce

If there's one thing you can honestly say about Delbert McLain, he's as persistent as a winter cough. As our chamber of commerce here -- he's it, you see -- his fertile brain never ceases its search … more

Murder by Family

Some of you might remember when the Whitaker family was shot in their own Sugar Land home after returning from dinner one night in December 2003. Mom Tricia and son Kevin were killed; father Kent … more
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