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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

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

Former Texans Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips, left, currently with the Denver Broncos, poses with Darryl Morris and Ross Madison after a preseason game. 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

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

Guest Column: Dove season officially begins

Dove hunting season is fast approaching and it’s helpful to be “armed” with correct information about the activity as it pertains to the City of Sealy. Each year, during dove season, the Sealy … more

Capital Highlights: Court relaxes Texas voter ID law in time for fall election

AUSTIN — Voters will have more options when presenting personal identification at the polls for the November 8 general election, Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos announced last … more

Special session ends over impasse on property tax reform bill

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott gave legislators 20 must-pass items, but the lawmakers delivered only 12 bills to his desk during the first called session of the 85th Texas Legislature. Both the House … more

Abbott signs 3 bills with few likely to reach his desk in final week

AUSTIN — Three bills reached Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk last week, with the 30-day special session of the Texas Legislature set to expire Aug. 16.   Abbott signed all three into law on Aug. … more

Right to carry handgun versus right to now allow handguns

Should we, as business owners, have the right to tell concealed carry license holders that they cannot carry into our business? Does it violate their rights or ours? I had a small conflict with a … more

Married life: Don’t cry over spilled milk

It was a small thing to get so upset over, but right before pouring my coffee I knocked over the mug and cream went everywhere. You wouldn’t think a tablespoon of creamer could make such a mess, … more

Guest Column: Home Country: September

September. Our month of change. Our month of happy change. Once more we can stand the thought of wearing a sweater as the summer sun burns itself down. Once again we can think about a new year at … more
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