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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

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

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

Sometimes you need a win

There are days, sometimes weeks, when it seems like nothing goes "right." You catch every red light on your way to work, there’s a bone in your chicken soup, and you get stuck in the rain without … more

Letter to the editor

To the editor: Before the May 6 elections, well-crafted misrepresentations were spread via gossip, social media and other means in attempts to sway public opinion. It’s important that citizens … more

Dine out to donate during Houston Restaurant Weeks

Restaurant Weeks is in full force in the Houston area as we speak. What is it you ask? Participating restaurants make donations to the Food Bank based upon how many brunches, lunches and dinners they … more

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

Have you ever cried over the death of someone that you barely even knew? Strike that. Have you ever cried for someone that you never even met? Of course you have. There is at least one person in … more

Capital Highlights: Supreme Court rules in ‘one person, one vote’ case

AUSTIN — On a unanimous vote of 8-0, the U.S. Supreme Court on April 4 affirmed that states may continue to draw legislative districts based on total population. In the Texas case, Evenwel v. … more

Guest Column:

Some of us are blessed to have true blood brothers. I have three, all younger, and they each can give me a giant case of puffy chest. If you have friends so cherished that you feel they are truly … more
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