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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

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Two aspects of life that I try to instill in my students are the negative effects that apathy has on society and the importance of maintaining integrity in all they think and do. In … more

Setting the record straight

I’ll give credit where it’s due. I’m not always accurate in my reporting. We rely on our sources to tell us the truth and sometimes we don’t have the time or resources to verify the … more

Capital Highlights: Board sets state funding limit for next 2-year budget

AUSTIN — Texas lawmakers will have just under $100 billion to use for the non-constitutional spending portion of state budget for fiscal years 2018-2019. The 10-member Legislative Budget Board, … more

Guest Column: Home Country: Guatemala fishing

There are times when we can tell what’s going on without even seeing it or smelling it. Just take the other morning at the Mule Barn truck stop. Most of the charter members of the world dilemma … more

Proclamation honors World Series winning Houston Astros

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott proclaimed Nov. 3 as Houston Astros Day, honoring the American League champions for winning the 2017 Major League Baseball World Series. The Astros won their fourth … more

Let’s have a talk about manners

So about that Yuli Gurriel gesture in the dugout … If you’ve been living under a rock, let me fill you in. The 33-year-old Gurriel, a Cuban first baseman for the Houston Astros, made a racist … more

Letter To The Editor: Our schools are growing in population and in age

On May 7, we will have the opportunity to approve a bond package for our schools. For those of us that served on the Planning Committee, the decision will be easy. We were able to tour the … more

Letters To The Editor: Gun free zones are a mistake

Dear Editor, Now that it’s legal to open and concealed carry a handgun in Texas many businesses seem to be running scared that a legal firearm might enter their business. I need to remind them … more

Astros offseason outlook

The word “dynasty” shouldn’t be thrown around casually in sports. It’s one of the hardest things a team can establish and if they’re able to, it etches their name in history. The Houston … more

Highway fund, Rainy Day fund receive hefty infusions

AUSTIN — State Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Nov. 29 announced the transfer of $1.47 billion into the State Highway Fund and the Economic Stabilization Fund, with $734 million going into each … more

How one injury led me down the right path

My sophomore year in high school, I attempted to play varsity football. I had played for my middle school and freshman teams so I decided that it was only logical to continue on to junior varsity and … more

Guest Column: Home Country: New year, new life

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

Some high school lessons were too hard

Sometimes it seems that we are, to use a good Texas term, “snakebitten.” Perhaps the handful remaining of my high school graduating class feels the same way. Tragedy enveloped us and put us to … more

Letters to the Editor

Dear editor,I was very confused and concerned after reading the article, “City, Chapman Foundation find common ground” in the May 26, 2016 issue of the Sealy News.The first paragraph regarding … more

City of Sealy, show me the money

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

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

The Houston Texans have to be looking at the Denver Broncos and thinking about what could have been. Patience and a good quarterback puts Houston, not Denver, in the Super Bowl. As it is, most of … more

Texas House members have chance to save open government

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

Home Country: Winter hobbies

“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
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