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Support your local businesses

I am just proud as I can be of Aya Reimer and the group of downtown Sealy merchants who put on the first-ever Fowlkes+Main Music Fest on June 28.The turnout was great; the music was great; the food … more

Paxton sends letters to cities that passed bag ban ordinances

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on July 2 notified 11 Texas cities that their ordinances against plastic shopping bags had been knocked down by the Texas Supreme Court.Paxton said he … more

Move your butt and be kind to others

Sometimes we don’t recognize how valuable people are in our lives until they’re not there anymore. We’ve all had that moment where we wanted to share a special memory with a … more

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Texas redistricting maps

AUSTIN — The United States Supreme Court voted 5-4 on June 25 to approve 10 of 11 disputed Texas House and congressional redistricting maps used in the state’s 2014 and 2016 elections.The … more

It’s time to get in shape for summer

If you’re intelligent enough to be reading this newspaper, you probably already know that there’s a proven formula to weight loss and physical fitness – and you probably don’t … more

Parents, children separated at border gain widespread attention

AUSTIN — Although border-crossing issues are largely federal matters, the Lone Star State has been a center of news reports about authorities separating children from their parents at detention … more

Senate panel conducts hearings on school violence, safety

AUSTIN — A panel of Texas Senate members on June 11 and 12 received input about ways to improve security on public school campuses.Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who presides over the Senate, formed the … more

Top officials join in briefing about hurricane preparedness

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on June 6 joined President Donald Trump, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, FEMA Administrator Brock Long, White House cabinet members and … more

Happy Father’s Day, Dad

I was a little girl, about 7 or 8, and my dad was driving me to school one day when I very nonchalantly asked him, “Daddy, have you started saving up yet?” Inside, I think he beamed with … more

Up and vanished: a brother’s search

Editor’s note: Dave Mastell is a friend of mine from Texas A&M University. His brother has been missing for several years, but missing person cases of adults are difficult to pursue because … more

Governor offers safety plan designed to prevent shootings at schools

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on May 30 joined state and local leaders in Dallas and San Marcos to unveil his School and Firearm Safety Action Plan. The governor’s plan came 12 days after the … more

Valdez wins race to face Abbott in November gubernatorial election

AUSTIN — Former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez defeated Houston businessman Andrew White, the son of the late former governor, Mark White, in the May 22 Texas Democratic Party primary … more

Woods, waters and wildlife: The coast is clear-ing

We’ve camped a lot. Throughout the west, along the coast, once at a boat ramp in a crowded state park, another time -- after arriving after dark at a Tennessee park -- beneath a turkey roost that … more

Cherish your memories and make new ones

Oh, what a night. I’m just thrilled for the 200-plus Sealy teenagers who donned their caps and gowns and accepted diplomas Friday night. I graduated high school in 1995, and when my parents … more

Governor speaks about school shooting

AUSTIN — Local, state and federal law enforcement on May 18 responded to a shooting that left 10 people dead and 10 others injured at Santa Fe High School near Galveston.One of the … more

Thank you for support of PUPS

Dear Sealy News, Thank you very much for your donation of the two one-year subscriptions to our annual Prevent Unwanted Pets (PUPS) fundraiser on May 5, 2018. We greatly appreciate your support. … more

Time is on my side, yes it is

I turned 41 years old this year, and I feel every bit of 41 years old. Some of my high school friends have grandchildren. My parents are almost 70. Whaaaat? I used to be the youngest … more

Woods, Waters and Wildlife

You might say my wife, Vicky, and I are easily entertained. Most May evenings at about dusk, we can be found sitting quietly on the back deck, staring across the narrow back yard at a tallow tree … more

Paxton requests federal funding for women’s health program

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last week asked two federal agencies to move quickly to fund the state’s Healthy Texas Women program. The program was cut off from Medicaid funding … more

Phobias and favorites

My daughter’s preschool recently had the kids do an “All About Mom” questionnaire, and her answers were every bit as epic as I could have hoped they’d be. Apparently, my 3- (and a half) … more
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