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Among my hundreds of thousands of hours in the gym, there are a few moments that have stuck with me through the years. A scrimmage decades ago, when I was playing in high school, is one of those … more
Dear citizens, The Sealy YMCA Board of Directors would like to give everyone a short update on where we are and where we are headed. We have had tremendous support from donors from all parts of … more
I must say, I am blessed to have grown up in a city that has experienced so much winning that some children didn’t even know which team they were really celebrating. more
To the editor, I attended the monthly meeting of San Felipe city government this month to voice my complaints. Needless to say, they are not happy. I have no secrets about this city management and … more
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
To the editor, My grandson was bullied, but I sat him down and taught him a nursery rhyme, “Stick and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me.” The next time that young man … more
“Kids got the kites up this morning down at the schoolyard,” Dud said, slipping into his chair and flipping his coffee mug to the upright and fillable position in one smooth move. Doc nodded … more
Earlier this month, I went on the Azalea Trail in central Houston. It was a beautiful way to spend a few hours - soaking up the first springtime rays of sun, taking in the gorgeous flowers, and … more
In 1900 the winds of change in Sealy were felt literally and figuratively. Sealy grew quickly from its founding in 1879 through the end of the nineteenth century. By 1900, Sealy’s population had … more
The last time I penned a letter to this newspaper it concerned the legal system in Austin County, and once again the legal system in Austin County has failed. Judge Jeff R. Steinhauser if you want to … more
Home Country Slim Randles   These days we don’t think much about axes. They’re kinda old fashioned and they are too closely associated with manual labor for them to be very popular. It’s … more
AUSTIN — Lawmakers gathered at the state Capitol in their respective houses on Jan. 10, opening day for the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature. The 140-day session will conclude on May … more
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 — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Dec. 15 intervened in a lawsuit filed on behalf of nurse’s aide Dedra Shannon against the Killeen Independent School District over its decision to … more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and the governors of California, Puerto Rico and Florida on Jan. 24 asked U.S. House and Senate leaders to hurry up and pass supplemental disaster funding, and to send the … more
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
AUSTIN — Although border-crossing issues are largely federal matters, the Lone Star State has been a center of news reports about authorities separating children from their parents at detention … more
We Texans are fortunate when it comes to access to government information. Correction. We were fortunate. For more than 40 years, Texas’ open records law was one of the nation’s strongest. … more
To the editor: Thank you very much for sponsoring the award for Best Fruit at the Flower Show at the 2018 Austin County Fair. I am the proud winner of the award and I will display it with pride … more
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