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Book review: The Couple Next Door

I SO wanted this book, “The Couple Next Door,” written by Shari Lapena, to be a good one. I saw it on the “new paperbacks” table at Barnes & Noble a couple of months ago and made a note to … more

Contact your congressman about postal reform

Texas newspapers are facing the threat of higher postal rates and slower service unless a postal reform measure known as HR 756 passes Congress. For the sake of newspapers and everyone who uses the … more

Run away and join the circus

Most of the time, when my husband and I get the chance for a night on the town, you can find us cozied up over a bag of popcorn (OK, maybe a bucket … don’t judge!) in the middle row at the … more

Interim Committee Gives legislature a new chance to improve open government laws

Five of the most frightening words to hear from elected officials from all levels of government are these:  “I’m all for transparency, but….” The phrase following the “but” is usually … more

Faith, Family & Fun: Silencing the guns of the Alamo

Actors fire their muskets during last year's reenactment of the Battle of the Alamo. This year may be the last year they get to fire their guns at the shrine. more

Post-season preparation

College basketball’s most exciting time of the year will take place in just a few short weeks. Conference tournaments will begin soon and the road to March Madness will become quite busy. This … more

Way to rally, Sealy

The residents of Sealy are a resilient bunch of people. As we were planning our storm coverage for this week’s paper – always a wild card because you’re deciding how many pages of wreckage … more

Lt. Gov. Patrick requests AG opinion on FWISD policy

Three weeks after calling on Fort Worth Independent School District Superintendent Kent Scribner to resign, for adopting a transgender bathroom policy without a school board vote or allowing public … more

Father’s Day memories

I don’t usually write columns, but I just finished celebrating Father’s Day, and my sons are two kids that I am proud of and love. I want to write about my children. They are scattered across … more

Capital Highlights: Governor reacts to downtown Dallas ambush

A “Black Lives Matter” protest turned tragic when a sniper fired into a crowd estimated at 1,000 people in downtown Dallas at about 9 p.m. on July 7. Dozens of shots were fired, reportedly from … more

Catfished: Hook, line and sinker

I got catfished by Ricky Seals-Jones. No, not the Sealy High School graduate, Texas A&M standout and Arizona Cardinals football player. This person was a fake. And I fell for it. A few weeks … more

Black Mirror season 4 review

For you Twilight Zone lovers, good news: there’s a 21st century version of it. The only catch is you have to be willing to buy into the sci-fi twist that the series “Black Mirror” puts on the … more

New beginnings for the city of Sealy

I, for one, am pretty excited about the hire of a new Sealy city manager. Interim City Manager Warren Escovy did a great job, and I think there were many who would have been happy to see him … more

FEMA clears way for public assistance to churches that aid in disasters

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Jan. 3 announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s approval of their request to allow churches and religious … more

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor and Citizens of Austin County, It has been almost two years since Judge Carolyn Bilski handed me the gavel and the softball.  Fortunately I haven’t had to use the softball yet, … more

Summer’s out, school’s in

I’ve been trolling around on social media over the last week or two and noticing a lot of posts about how folks are sad to see summer come to a close. I get it. Once school starts back up, … more

Letter to the editor

Our thoughts and prayer to all Sealy residents and surrounding area after damages from the tornado. My family had a Shamrock station in the early 70's on the corner of Highway 36 and Main Street. We … more

Capital Highlights: Governor raises four issues to emergency status

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his second biennial “State of the State” address to a joint session of the Texas Legislature on Jan. 31.  In exercising his prerogative as governor, … more

Faith, Family & Fun: Live your life by Ricky’s example

Ricky Padilla is an inspiration. The Sealy kindergartner is battling what is most likely terminal brain cancer. I can’t imagine what it is like for anyone to battle cancer, let alone brain cancer. … more

Capital Highlights: Education chief announces fines assessed to testing service

AUSTIN — Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on Aug. 23 announced the Texas Education Agency will fine the company that delivers and administers STAAR® — the State of Texas Assessments of … more
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