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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

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

Lineup announced for 2018 Sealybration

Last year was my first year in Sealy, and I had the privilege of attending the phenomenon that is Sealybration. Put on by the Sealy Community Foundation, the event includes vendors, live music, a … 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

Stop and smell the snowflakes

As southern Texans, we spend most of our winters looking longingly at the Facebook posts of family and friends in a picture-perfect winter wonderland. We sit in our air-conditioned homes wishing for … more

Disaster Artist turns trash into treasure

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. It’s a cliché line that would cause most college professors to bump this story down a few letter grades but it is simply the perfect way to describe … 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

Declining state funds means higher school property taxes

When the Texas Legislature reduces appropriations to school districts, each dollar we pay in higher local school property taxes counts for less. The Texas Commission on Public School Finance … 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

Making 2017 the best Christmas ever

As you sit down to read this, we’re halfway through the month of December, or possibly, if you’re a Sealy News hoarder like my mother, you’re reading this in January 2018, long after the tree … 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

Letter to The Editor

A few months ago, I agreed to be apart of a 25-member planning committee that was tasked with taking a critical, objective look at our school district’s facilities and coming up with a … more

Finding a way to win the game

This is the time of the basketball season when the “little things” are beginning to show how much they matter. Teams are now into conference play and I guarantee you coaching staffs are turning … more

Capital Highlights: Defense secretary promotes new hub to partner with tech startups

AUSTIN — U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Sept. 14 announced the opening of a “Defense Innovation Unit Experimental” hub at the Capital Factory in downtown Austin. Carter and … more
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