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Capital Highlights: Abbot joins in National Zika threat conference

Gov. Greg Abbott on June 9 participated in a White House-hosted conference call for governors to discuss the Zika virus threat and what to do about it.U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services … more

Find a way: Game day coach

When you look down at the bench and see a coach barking instructions to their team on the court, putting their arm around a player on the bench or grabbing a dry-erase board during a time-out, … more

Letter to the Editor: Two flawed candidates

Letter to the Editor: Clinton and Trump are flawed candidates running for President. Clinton has questionable scruples, and she has made significant mistakes. As Secretary of State she set up … more

The Vineyard II brings in a crowd, even when food drives away

The Vineyard II not only houses some of the best local Texas Wines and Craft Beers, but their ability to think outside of the box gives them the upper edge on attracting a gaggle of thirsty … more

Transparency in government leads to real news

Whether depending on our government for storm recovery, good schools, police protection or other important services, openness and access to information are essential to ensuring the job gets … more

Lt. Governor Patrick Statement on US Supreme Court Ruling on HB2

Today’s United States Supreme Court ruling striking down House Bill 2 (HB 2) is a devastating blow to the protection of the health and safety of women in Texas. HB 2 was passed during the 83rd … more

Hurricane Harvey assaults coast, then batters inland counties

AUSTIN — Hurricane Harvey slammed the middle Texas coast on Aug. 25, hammering the region from Rockport to Palacios before continuing inland as a tropical storm and causing widespread catastrophic … more

Planning a cross-country move with your pet

Tips to make the journey go more smoothly A cross-country move is no small feat. The logistics alone of packing up all of your worldly belongings and getting them to your new digs in one piece -- … more

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,The Sealy High School Student Council would like update you on how the community came together to help our neighbors in need.Thanks to International Paper, Sealy Dental Center, Visual … more

Guest Column: Home Country: Valentine’s Day

In the week before Valentine’s Day, Marvin Pincus had two new customers for his (free of charge, of course) love advice and fly-tying consultation services. He tied up a midge for one client, a … more

Guest Column: Sealy ISD honoring alumni

Have you ever spoken to someone about their job and thought, “I wish I would have known about a career like that when I was in school”?  In Sealy ISD, we believe in giving students a global … more

Keep it simple, silly

Among my hundreds of thousands of hours in the gym, there are a few moments that have stuck with me through the years. A scrimmage decades ago, when I was playing in high school, is one of those … more

Reading is good for the soul

It’s been said that in order to be a good writer, you have to be a good reader. Our grasp for the English language, vocabulary and ability to turn a phrase is honed by reading and, I think, by … more

Guest Column: Home Country: As the wind blows

“Kids got the kites up this morning down at the schoolyard,” Dud said, slipping into his chair and flipping his coffee mug to the upright and fillable position in one smooth move. Doc nodded … more

When Sealy weathered the storm

In 1900 the winds of change in Sealy were felt literally and figuratively. Sealy grew quickly from its founding in 1879 through the end of the nineteenth century. By 1900, Sealy’s population had … more

Letter to the editor

The last time I penned a letter to this newspaper it concerned the legal system in Austin County, and once again the legal system in Austin County has failed. Judge Jeff R. Steinhauser if you want to … more

We don't think much about axes

Home Country Slim Randles   These days we don’t think much about axes. They’re kinda old fashioned and they are too closely associated with manual labor for them to be very popular. It’s … more

Capital Highlights: Texas Legislature convenes in 85th regular session

AUSTIN — Lawmakers gathered at the state Capitol in their respective houses on Jan. 10, opening day for the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature. The 140-day session will conclude on May … more

Surviving the terrible twos: what I wish I’d known

Currently, and for the third time, we have a toddler right square in the middle of the “terrible twos.” If you had asked me for advice about this phase of toddlerhood with Parker (our oldest), I … more
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