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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
My sophomore year in high school, I attempted to play varsity football. I had played for my middle school and freshman teams so I decided that it was only logical to continue on to junior varsity and … more
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
In 1900 the winds of change in Sealy were felt literally and figuratively. Sealy grew quickly from its founding in 1879 through the end of the nineteenth century. By 1900, Sealy’s population had … more
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
Last week I had more free time in the history of my motherhood career than ever before. All of the kids were off with grandparents, and, I’m not going to lie, it was glorious. The house was … more
I’ve never been accused of being a numbers person. I am terrible at math and can engage in a pretty strong debate about why it should not be required education beyond simple addition, subtraction, … more
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
As we at The Sealy News celebrate our 130th anniversary, we are planning to spend the last 130 days of the year – starting Aug. 23 – by sharing a story of inspiration. We all have these cool … more
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
As a child, I started looking forward to the summer break about two weeks after school started. Even though I genuinely enjoyed school and being with my friends, the slow-paced summers were … more
So there were a couple of surprises in OJ Simpson news last week. It was not a surprise that the former NFL star was paroled, set to become a free man in October. It was a surprise that he’s … more
While I was getting our youngest ready for bed reently, I reached for a "night time diaper" (aka extra-absorbent), and a thought popped into my head: “Maybe we should be using cloth … more
AUSTIN — The 85th Texas Legislature convened at the Capitol on July 18 for its first called session, the main purpose being for lawmakers to extend the life of certain state agencies scheduled for … more
Hello, Sealy! I’m Jordan, a current Houstonian by way of New Orleans. I moved to Texas about 12 years ago, shortly after Hurricane Katrina, where I was fortunate enough to meet my husband. We had a … more
When tasked with writing a weekly column – or doing anything on a regular basis, for that matter – sometimes you come up short. Sometimes the pastor’s sermon feels a little bit “phoned in.” … more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on July 10 issued a formal proclamation for the special session that begins July 18, directing the Texas Legislature to extend expiration dates for the Texas Medical Board … more
I’ve been working for The Sealy News for a very short time – just three months – and I don’t think I’ve even come close to figuring this place out. The residents definitely are … more
AUSTIN — A special session of the Texas Legislature, called by Gov. Greg Abbott, is set to begin on July 18. The agenda is big. Before adjourning in late May, our 150 state representatives and … more
Do you remember where you were when the Challenger shuttle exploded? When JFK was assassinated? When the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks occurred? The Oklahoma City bombing? Of course, you do. There … more
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