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Appellate court’s ruling on immigration law draws reactions

AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on March 13 praised a ruling by a panel of the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upholding a new state law that bans sanctuary … more

Fate of key transparency bills is uncertain

AUSTIN — There’s no question that Americans — particularly Texans — are increasingly suspicious of government. Trust in government is at a dangerously low level. That’s why virtually … more

Capital Highlights: Governor declares state of disaster in long list of counties

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on June 1 declared a state of disaster in 31 counties that have been hit repeatedly with severe weather and flooding in recent days. The counties named in the declaration … more

Capital Highlights: Supreme Court affirms 5th Circuit in immigration case

The deadlocked U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 in effect affirmed a judgment that the Obama administration’s use of deferred action in implementing immigration policy violates the United States … more

Marry, marry, quite contrary

I got engaged on Christmas Day and since that time I’ve purchased exactly one bridal magazine and made it through the first 15 pages of it (all ads). I took my nieces to look at bridesmaid dresses … more

Build your Jedi team … consistent you must be

I bet George Lucas never thought he would be helping give a college basketball coach advice on how to build a team when Star Wars first hit theaters on May 25, 1977. Just a few months earlier Al … more

Guest Columnist: Literate, brilliant, sophisticated — loaded with talent

An ad brought her to my office. She was tall, pushing 50, red-haired, freckled and had a prominent overbite. Yet, there was something very different about the woman with the ordinary name Helen … more

Take me out to the ballgame

I grew up in a female-dominant household where the sports we watched were primarily Olympic figure skating and gymnastics. However, the Towerys were known for weekend jaunts to Houston to watch … more

Q&A with the coach

We sat down with Coach Brian Barone this week – by phone, since he’s on the road with his team in Illinois – to ask him how the season is going and what advice he’d give to young players. … more

Flood-related suffering, relief efforts grow in Harvey’s wake

AUSTIN — Emergency relief operations expanded and intensified last week as floodwaters caused by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey-generated rains inundated and overwhelmed Harris County and dozens … more

Learning how to age with grace

I’m such an old person. I’ve been called an “old soul” since I was a kid, and I take that as a compliment, but now it’s gone to a whole new level. I tell the same stories over and … more

Adulting is hard; parenting is harder

About five years ago we looked at our then-1 ½-year-old and realized our school days were numbered. Our little guy was growing up fast and before we knew it, the time would come for him to enroll in … more

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, The April 13, 2017 front page article regarding the frontage road again confirms the desire of City Manager Kuciemba to distort and misrepresent the facts to suit his own purpose. … more

Guest Column: Home Country: A proper election

“This whole election process just doesn’t work for me,” Dud said, sipping his coffee. “There’s no way we can tell who is best for the job.” Doc, being the senior member of the Mule … more

Sealy ISD bond dedicated to growth, immediate needs

  In February, the Sealy Independent School District Board of Trustees made the unanimous decision to call a $43.2 million bond election for May 7, based on the recommendation of the district’s … more

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor,Funny math in Sealy ISD. One is the Bond election and two seven grade math teachers. There is a man and a woman teacher that teach seven grade math. The lady teacher one class, the man … more

Cherish your today

“Daddy, she just told me I was fake crying!” “Daddy, he just told me I am not funny!” “Daddy, she just scratched and pinched me!” “Daddy, I only scratched him, I didn’t pinch … more

Capital Highlights: Marches come one day after inauguration of new president

AUSTIN — Thousands of Texans were on hand to witness the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20 in Washington. President Trump closed his 16-minute … more

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

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A Category 5 situation

On one blissful morning last week, all of the kids had slept past 7 a.m. That almost never happens, and I loved the early solitude.It was Monday morning, and I wasn’t about to upset the apple cart … more
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