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Declining state funds means higher school property taxes

When the Texas Legislature reduces appropriations to school districts, each dollar we pay in higher local school property taxes counts for less. The Texas Commission on Public School Finance … more

Governor offers safety plan designed to prevent shootings at schools

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on May 30 joined state and local leaders in Dallas and San Marcos to unveil his School and Firearm Safety Action Plan. The governor’s plan came 12 days after the … more

Married life: Don’t cry over spilled milk

It was a small thing to get so upset over, but right before pouring my coffee I knocked over the mug and cream went everywhere. You wouldn’t think a tablespoon of creamer could make such a mess, … more

Making 2017 the best Christmas ever

As you sit down to read this, we’re halfway through the month of December, or possibly, if you’re a Sealy News hoarder like my mother, you’re reading this in January 2018, long after the tree … more

Book review: ‘Ghost Bully’ by Brian Corley

Full disclosure: I haven’t actually read this book yet, but the premise sounds pretty hilarious, and I can vouch for author Brian Corley, a friend of mine who, like me, grew up in College Station, … more

Guest Column: Home Country: September

September. Our month of change. Our month of happy change. Once more we can stand the thought of wearing a sweater as the summer sun burns itself down. Once again we can think about a new year at … more

Finding a way to win the game

This is the time of the basketball season when the “little things” are beginning to show how much they matter. Teams are now into conference play and I guarantee you coaching staffs are turning … more

Capital Highlights: Defense secretary promotes new hub to partner with tech startups

AUSTIN — U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Sept. 14 announced the opening of a “Defense Innovation Unit Experimental” hub at the Capital Factory in downtown Austin. Carter and … more

Capital Highlights: Federal court panel rules against Texas redistricting plan

AUSTIN — Three of Texas’ 36 congressional districts are unconstitutional because of racial or political gerrymandering, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of … more

Editor's Column: The journalist's suit I choose to wear

Craig Sager, left, performs a halftime interview with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. more

It’s tough out there for the good guys

The pendulum of gender equality just took a flying leap, and all of a sudden it’s become a woman’s world. As a card-carrying feminist, this truly warms my heart. It’s high time that we get … more

Woods, Waters and Wildlife

Your dogs can give you lasting memories. Mine all have. Although it had nothing to do with dogs, last Saturday, we watched “The Guardian,” a Kevin Costner movie about U.S. Coast Guard rescue … more

DPS acts to prevent violent confrontations at capitol

AUSTIN — Enhanced security measures have been implemented at the state capitol complex and grounds, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced Jan. 11. According to the DPS announcement, … more

Thank you to community for supporting Zapalac family

Dear Editor: Anyone who has lost a close loved one knows how it changes your world forever. When that person is not well known or in the public eye, it may seem as if the world moves on … more

Guest Column: District prioritizes: Priority Three

This is part three in a four-part series of editorials regarding the Legislative Priorities adopted by Sealy ISD Board of Trustees in November. If you read my previous editorials, you already know … more

Capital Highlights: Texan diagnosed with Zika illness after returning from trip

AUSTIN — A Texas resident who recently traveled to Miami, Florida, has tested positive for Zika virus disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported on Aug. 15. The traveler, an … more

Dunkirk: A great war movie with questionable storytelling

Christopher Nolan is famous for his ability to tell a story in an unconventional manner, allowing stories to be told in a fresh, original manner. His works like “Inception” and “Memento” have … more

No still means no

I made it a point to stop by the Hill Center on Election Day to visit with the candidates, to see how they were all holding up and to speak with the public as they were walking in to … more

Let go and let life

It feels like our crew has been battling sickness forever. We wash hands like crazy, take our vitamins, get sleep and still it seems like we just can’t seem to get a handle on these nasty winter … more

Straus: Audit reveals need for stronger oversight at state agency

AUSTIN — House Speaker Joe Straus on Jan. 31 said a new state audit raises questions about the management of the state Health and Human Services Commission and illustrates the need for legislative … more
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