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AG Paxton: Texas Leads 13-State Coalition for School’s Rights

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement today after his office filed a reply brief in its lawsuit seeking a nationwide preliminary injunction against the U.S. … more

Guest Columnist: Insomnia resurrects past flirtation with abject poverty

A recent one-night bout with insomnia and the always-resulting thought swirls, resurrected some childhood experiences that steeled the determination already being forced into my young mind about … more

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

It’s been 30 years since the science fiction blockbuster movie “Aliens” came out and Sigourney Weaver doesn’t look like she’s aged a day. As for the rest of the cast ... well, gosh, how … 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

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

Faith, Family & Fun: Broncos are showing Texans potential of what they had

Gary Kubiak, left, the former Texans and now current Broncos coach, visits with Texans player J.J. Watt after a preseason game last August. 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

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

Is it time for your stress test?

A week ago Tuesday was one of the worst days of my life. Let me tell you about it and hopefully someone’s life will be saved in the process. A week ago Monday night my husband Eddie complained … more

Spay, neuter your pets

Dear Editor, According to The Humane Society of the United States, nearly 3 million cats and dogs are put down in U.S. shelters each year. That means one homeless pet is euthanized about every 12 … more

Don’t be a stranger

Recently, my 7-year-old was acting perfectly. He got ready for church, acted saintly during mass, said thank you without being prompted after doughnuts, unloaded the dishwasher when we arrived home, … more
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