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Guest Columnist: Literate, brilliant, sophisticated — loaded with talent

An ad brought her to my office. She was tall, pushing 50, red-haired, freckled and had a prominent overbite. Yet, there was something very different about the woman with the ordinary name Helen … more

Letter to The Editor

Dear Editor,On Saturday, May 7, we the taxpayers of Sealy ISD will have an opportunity to step up for our children and grandchildren and improve their education surroundings via a new elementary … 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

Capital Highlights: Abbott proclaims flooding disaster, adds more counties

Gov. Greg Abbott on April 18 declared a state of disaster for Austin, Bastrop, Colorado, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Montgomery, Waller and Wharton counties.Those counties were hit with severe storms … 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

Guest Columnist: Insomnia resurrects past flirtation with abject poverty

A recent one-night bout with insomnia and the always-resulting thought swirls, resurrected some childhood experiences that steeled the determination already being forced into my young mind about … 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

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 Columnist: Funny how life’s twists, turns shape attitudes, goals

Most of us are or have been dreamers. As youngsters, we see or read about successful, well-known people. Everyone says wonderful things about them, so we start developing our ideas about life’s … 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

Capital Highlights: Senate Finance chair confirms behavioral health budget

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will have some $6.7 billion to fund the state’s behavioral health services efforts during the 2016-2017 fiscal biennium. Senate Finance Committee … more

Sealy ISD bond dedicated to growth, immediate needs

  In February, the Sealy Independent School District Board of Trustees made the unanimous decision to call a $43.2 million bond election for May 7, based on the recommendation of the district’s … more

The Vineyard II brings in a crowd, even when food drives away

The Vineyard II not only houses some of the best local Texas Wines and Craft Beers, but their ability to think outside of the box gives them the upper edge on attracting a gaggle of thirsty … more

The Vineyard II brings in a crowd, even when food drives away

Sealy News Publisher Karen Lopez and husband Eddie. more

The Vineyard II brings in a crowd, even when food drives away

Vineyard II owner Kathy Bullard, entertainer Traci Cooper, and Cindy Cheatham. more

The Vineyard II brings in a crowd, even when food drives away

A crowd gathered at Vineyard II to enjoy the atmosphere. more

DPS chief reminds citizens to be vigilant

Following news reports of coordinated, terroristic bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, on March 22, the Texas Department of Public Safety posted a reminder to Texans to remain vigilant and to report … more

Guest Column: They keep tearing down this Old Coot’s memories

  Every time I read my print edition replica of the Houston Chronicle online, I read where they’ve’ torn down something else from the great memories of my past. (The headline reference to Old … 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

Capital Highlights: Paxton seeks halt to regional haze rules

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on March 18 asked an appeals court to prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from implementing new regional haze regulations until a trial of the state’s … more
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