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What makes someone a Texas barbecue aficionado?

What’s the best barbecue “joint” in Texas? (I’m a language purist and won’t use bar-b-q unless it’s part of the establishment’s name.) Of course, I don’t have the answer. Thousands … more

Full 5th Circuit to hear Texas voter ID case

AUSTIN — The entire U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will review Texas’ controversial voter identification law. A majority of the judges of the Fifth Circuit on March 9 voted in support of an … more

Capital Highlights: Cruz, Clinton winners in Texas primaries

March 1 Super Tuesday election returns posted by the Texas Secretary of State’s Elections Division show 2.8 million (about 20 percent) of the state’s 14.2 million registered voters cast a ballot … more

Letter To The Editor: On “County opposed to waste facility”

Sealy and Austin County is way too close to Houston which is a highly industrialized city and the largest producer user of chemical in the US. The sewage industry WILL truck to your county from other … 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

Faith, Family & Fun: Live your life by Ricky’s example

Ricky Padilla is an inspiration. The Sealy kindergartner is battling what is most likely terminal brain cancer. I can’t imagine what it is like for anyone to battle cancer, let alone brain cancer. … more

Capital Highlights: Court dismisses indictment against Perry

Former Gov. Rick Perry is no longer facing criminal charges.The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Feb. 24 ordered the dismissal of a 2014 felony indictment of Perry by a Travis County grand jury.The … more

Faith, Family & Fun: Silencing the guns of the Alamo

Actors fire their muskets during last year's reenactment of the Battle of the Alamo. This year may be the last year they get to fire their guns at the shrine. more

Faith, Family & Fun: Silencing the guns of the Alamo

Is this that last battle of the Alamo? On March 5, costumed reenactors with their muskets and cannons will play out scenes from the Battle of the Alamo at the shrine in downtown San Antonio. … more

Letters To The Editor: Companies should pay for their own training

Dear Editor, The Texas Workforce has awarded Blinn College, Blue Bell and Stanpac $500,000 to train its workers. While I’m very happy that Blinn will benefit by doing the training, shouldn’t … more

Capital Highlights: UT president sets campus carry policies

University of Texas at Austin President Gregory L. Fenves has adopted policies to implement Senate Bill 11, the campus handgun carry law that goes into effect on Aug. 1. Fenves adopted 25 policy … more

Capital Highlights: Supreme Court halts EPA pollution rule

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Feb. 9 heralded the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 order that put on hold a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule requiring power producers to cut back on the … more

Letters To The Editor

Letter for Young was not endorsement Dear Editor, It is my policy to not make endorsements in House District 13 primary races this year and have not done so in the race for Austin County … more

Faith, Family & Fun: Credit public notices for alerting us to solid waste composting facility

If you have not heard yet, SouthWaste Disposal, LLC, based in Houston wants to build a municipal solid waste composting facility just off Interstate 10 east of Sealy between San Felipe and Brazos … more

Capital Highlights: Governor, congressman seek details on border security cuts

Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-McAllen, are asking U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson for detailed information regarding border security cuts. Of … more

Guest Column: ‘Pioneer’ aptly named bus line for Houston outskirts

In the late 1950s, Houston’s metropolitan bus service didn’t reach out nearly as far as it does today. So, a laborious transportation process was my tricky, no-missed-deadline method for … more

Cam Newton a beacon for Blinn

Cam Newton quarterbacking Blinn in 2009. more

Cam Newton a beacon for Blinn

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Spay, neuter your pets

Dear Editor, According to The Humane Society of the United States, nearly 3 million cats and dogs are put down in U.S. shelters each year. That means one homeless pet is euthanized about every 12 … more

Cam Newton a beacon for Blinn

Blinn College has drawn the eye of the national media this week. Reporters from the Dallas Morning News, The New York Times, KHOU television in Houston, and even ESPN and Yahoo! Sports have … more
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