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Doc wasn’t really sure just why he woke up so early this morning and went outside. It was cold, of course, as the first day of any new year is supposed to be. He and Mrs. Doc had watched some … more
AUSTIN — Just before Labor Day weekend, Gov. Greg Abbott released a School Safety Action Plan Summary that lists actions taken by school districts to harden campuses in the wake of the deadly … more
We’ve camped a lot. Throughout the west, along the coast, once at a boat ramp in a crowded state park, another time -- after arriving after dark at a Tennessee park -- beneath a turkey roost that … more
I’ve never been accused of being a numbers person. I am terrible at math and can engage in a pretty strong debate about why it should not be required education beyond simple addition, subtraction, … more
As we transition into the month of April, there’s a little bit of excitement in the air. Weddings and summer vacations are on the horizon; kids are no doubt looking forward to sleeping late and … more
AUSTIN — The United States Supreme Court voted 5-4 on June 25 to approve 10 of 11 disputed Texas House and congressional redistricting maps used in the state’s 2014 and 2016 elections.The … more
Keeping our Texas Public Information Act operating effectively takes effort. That’s why open government advocates have worked with public officials and businesses over the past year to fine tune … more
“I can’t stand winter,” said Herb Collins, who had dropped in at the Mule Barn’s philosophy counter for a quick cup. “There’s nothing to do.” “Get out and enjoy it,” suggested … more
When traffic is heavier, schedules are crazy, and life, in general, seems to be more taxing, it’s easy to get away from being grateful and become wrapped up in the struggles. During these … more
There are days, sometimes weeks, when it seems like nothing goes "right." You catch every red light on your way to work, there’s a bone in your chicken soup, and you get stuck in the rain without … more
Just as the calm that often occurs as the eye of a hurricane passes overhead is misleading, don’t let the warmer weather since last week’s frigid temperatures make you think winter is over. … more
To the editor: Before the May 6 elections, well-crafted misrepresentations were spread via gossip, social media and other means in attempts to sway public opinion. It’s important that citizens … more
Have you ever cried over the death of someone that you barely even knew? Strike that. Have you ever cried for someone that you never even met? Of course you have. There is at least one person in … more
It looks like Texas red snapper fishermen will see a season in federal waters that is 40 days longer than last year’s season. That’s just in federal waters; in state waters – those out to … more
As we at The Sealy News celebrate our 130th anniversary, we are planning to spend the last 130 days of the year – starting Aug. 23 – by sharing a story of inspiration. We all have these cool … more
The Texas Legislature’s high-profile stalemate over property tax reform means newspapers will remain the primary source of public notices for tax hearings and rates — for now, at … more
In a rare deviation from my usual true crime book reviews, I want to talk about another favorite genre. I’m obsessed with White House reporters, particularly the original gangsta Helen Thomas. … more
It’s quite simple, really.We Texans have a right to know how our taxpayer dollars are spent.It’s our money. We, the people, choose our government. Our elected public officials represent … more
The call for a traffic light at Overcreek Way and Texas Highway 36 is getting louder as 88-year-old Sealy resident Josephine Bear is speaking out about the need for a change and is ready to take her … more
We’ve had so much rain this winter that when we finally had a sunny afternoon last week, I took the opportunity to surprise Parker by meeting him in the school’s atrium, rather than the carpool … more
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