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Capital Highlights: High court rules school finance method is constitutional

AUSTIN — The current method devised by the Texas Legislature in 2011 to fund public education does not violate the state constitution, the Texas Supreme Court unanimously ruled May 13.The lawsuit … more

What makes someone a Texas barbecue aficionado?

What’s the best barbecue “joint” in Texas? (I’m a language purist and won’t use bar-b-q unless it’s part of the establishment’s name.) Of course, I don’t have the answer. Thousands … more

Capital Highlights: State rolls out revised women’s health program

A women's health program is in effect and ready to deliver more care to more women statewide who are 15 to 44 years old and whose income is up to 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines. Sen. … more

Traffic light gains traction

The call for a traffic light at Overcreek Way and Texas Highway 36 is getting louder as 88-year-old Sealy resident Josephine Bear is speaking out about the need for a change and is ready to take her … more

Capital Highlights: DPS asks citizens to report suspicious behavior

In the wake of the widely reported June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, the Texas Department of Public Safety called on Texans to pay close attention to what’s happening in their own … more

Capital Highlights: SEC files charges naming Paxton in Servergy case

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is facing civil fraud charges filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.Paxton was named in charges filed April 11 against Servergy Inc., a … more

Capital Highlights: Abbott nominates Racing Commission chair as secretary of state

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Rolando Pablos of El Paso to succeed Secretary of State Carlos Cascos, effective Jan. 5.  Pablos has served as chair of the Texas Racing Commission, the … more

Capital Highlights: Federal judge sides with plaintiffs in Planned Parenthood case

AUSTIN — Texans who rely on Planned Parenthood as a medical care provider won’t have to seek those services elsewhere, pending an upcoming trial. In the lawsuit titled Planned Parenthood et … more

Guest Column: District prioritizes: Priority Two

This is part two in a four-part series of editorials regarding the Legislative Priorities adopted by Sealy ISD Board of Trustees in November 2016. Just as with a household budget, school districts … more

Abbott picks TCEQ to manage Clean Air settlement funds

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Dec. 4 announced his selection of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as the lead agency for Texas’ participation in the Environmental Mitigation Trust. … more

Capital Highlights: High court refuses to rehear Texas immigration case

AUSTIN — The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 3 denied the Obama administration’s petition for a rehearing of United States v. Texas, a high-profile immigration case. Heard by the eight-member high … more

Letter to the Editor

“Strong in Spirit, Strong in Mind, Senior Class of ‘59.” That was our motto. About 50 children started school in the first grade and went all the way through high school graduation. School was … 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

Guest Columnist: Age, walking cane ended the fun days of dancing

Age carries lots of burdens with it. Among them is “blame” for ending fun things you did as a young person. So, I have no compunction about hanging the blame turkey of “no dancing” around the … more

Guest Column: Confession: Columnists can be guilty of gallows humor

It is said that confession is good for the soul. Columnists can be guilty of gallows humor.The origin of that bit of wisdom about confession is unknown to me. Perhaps it was an early pope. Or, maybe … more

House, Senate have not yet engaged in back-and-forth on key bills

AUSTIN — Not a single bill had been agreed to by the state House and Senate as of July 28, exactly 10 days into the 30-day special session of the Texas Legislature. Lawmakers have a tall order … more

House passes bills to give retired teachers relief from rising costs

AUSTIN – The Texas House on Aug. 1 approved House Bill 20, legislation appropriating $212.7 million from the “rainy day” reserve fund to help defray rising healthcare costs for retired school … more

Thank you for generous donation

Dear Sealy News: On behalf of Memorial Hermann, thank you for Sealy Publications’ gift of $2,698, raised by the annual Bras for a Cause event, in support of Memorial Hermann Katy … more

Guest Column: Not all Tabasco’s products are hot stuff, some are sweet

My cowboy daddy, the late Lawrence Ray (L. Ray) Webb, saw to it that spicy seasoning was a staple around the household when he and Mom were raising four sons. Dad spent a lot of his early childhood … more

Back to the Future

With three growing kids (and a fourth who entered the world last week), I have often found myself sitting with the “fans” at some event my child is participating in. And while in my work, I’m … more
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