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Way to rally, Sealy

The residents of Sealy are a resilient bunch of people. As we were planning our storm coverage for this week’s paper – always a wild card because you’re deciding how many pages of wreckage … more

Lt. Gov. Patrick requests AG opinion on FWISD policy

Three weeks after calling on Fort Worth Independent School District Superintendent Kent Scribner to resign, for adopting a transgender bathroom policy without a school board vote or allowing public … more

Father’s Day memories

I don’t usually write columns, but I just finished celebrating Father’s Day, and my sons are two kids that I am proud of and love. I want to write about my children. They are scattered across … more

Capital Highlights: Governor reacts to downtown Dallas ambush

A “Black Lives Matter” protest turned tragic when a sniper fired into a crowd estimated at 1,000 people in downtown Dallas at about 9 p.m. on July 7. Dozens of shots were fired, reportedly from … more

Catfished: Hook, line and sinker

I got catfished by Ricky Seals-Jones. No, not the Sealy High School graduate, Texas A&M standout and Arizona Cardinals football player. This person was a fake. And I fell for it. A few weeks … more

Black Mirror season 4 review

For you Twilight Zone lovers, good news: there’s a 21st century version of it. The only catch is you have to be willing to buy into the sci-fi twist that the series “Black Mirror” puts on the … more

New beginnings for the city of Sealy

I, for one, am pretty excited about the hire of a new Sealy city manager. Interim City Manager Warren Escovy did a great job, and I think there were many who would have been happy to see him … more

FEMA clears way for public assistance to churches that aid in disasters

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Jan. 3 announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s approval of their request to allow churches and religious … more

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor and Citizens of Austin County, It has been almost two years since Judge Carolyn Bilski handed me the gavel and the softball.  Fortunately I haven’t had to use the softball yet, … more

Summer’s out, school’s in

I’ve been trolling around on social media over the last week or two and noticing a lot of posts about how folks are sad to see summer come to a close. I get it. Once school starts back up, … more

Letter to the editor

Our thoughts and prayer to all Sealy residents and surrounding area after damages from the tornado. My family had a Shamrock station in the early 70's on the corner of Highway 36 and Main Street. We … more

Capital Highlights: Governor raises four issues to emergency status

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his second biennial “State of the State” address to a joint session of the Texas Legislature on Jan. 31.  In exercising his prerogative as governor, … more

‘Lady Bird’ portrays universal adolescent struggles

Movies, like any form of art, resonate with everyone in a different way. I don’t particularly like music while many of my closest friends find it as an important aspect to their lives. I can look … more

Capital Highlights: Education chief announces fines assessed to testing service

AUSTIN — Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on Aug. 23 announced the Texas Education Agency will fine the company that delivers and administers STAAR® — the State of Texas Assessments of … more

Governor orders action to address safety at schools

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 21 sent a letter to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath ordering immediate action to ensure the safety of children in Texas schools following the … more

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

Get informed about human trafficking

I joined the Human Trafficking Committee. Yes, you read that right. This does not actually mean that I’ll be participating in human trafficking, but rather, a guy in my Sunday school class … 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

Getting better in 2018

So the first week of the new year I got sick. Sniffles, a cough, a lot of mucus and a lack of sleep. I’m not looking for sympathy here; I think everyone in town was sick. But it did put a damper on … 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
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