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June 23 will mark one month since a rare microburst exhaled a devastating blast of wind across Sealy and Austin County.  In the storm’s aftermath a swath of destruction and injury was … more
I don’t usually write columns, but I just finished celebrating Father’s Day, and my sons are two kids that I am proud of and love. I want to write about my children. They are scattered across … more
I grew up in a female-dominant household where the sports we watched were primarily Olympic figure skating and gymnastics. However, the Towerys were known for weekend jaunts to Houston to watch … more
For 140 days every other year, the Texas Legislature meets in Austin to work on crafting policy that is intended to improve the state and lives of Texans. Memorial Day marked not just a day to honor … more
Five of the most frightening words to hear from elected officials from all levels of government are these:  “I’m all for transparency, but….” The phrase following the “but” is usually … more
The last time I penned a letter to this newspaper it concerned the legal system in Austin County, and once again the legal system in Austin County has failed. Judge Jeff R. Steinhauser if you want to … more
The last time I penned a letter to this newspaper it concerned the legal system in Austin County, and once again the legal system in Austin County has failed. Judge Jeff R. Steinhauser if you want to … more
Our thoughts and prayer to all Sealy residents and surrounding area after damages from the tornado. My family had a Shamrock station in the early 70's on the corner of Highway 36 and Main Street. We … more
To the editor, It certainly appears that our ex-mayor does not intend to let the fires die down as a new era of peace, love, and harmony settle over our little community in the wake of his term … more
To the editor: Before the May 6 elections, well-crafted misrepresentations were spread via gossip, social media and other means in attempts to sway public opinion. It’s important that citizens … more
I made it a point to stop by the Hill Center on Election Day to visit with the candidates, to see how they were all holding up and to speak with the public as they were walking in to … more
To the editor: Before the May 6 elections, well-crafted misrepresentations were spread via gossip, social media and other means in attempts to sway public opinion. It’s important that citizens … more
The call for a traffic light at Overcreek Way and Texas Highway 36 is getting louder as 88-year-old Sealy resident Josephine Bear is speaking out about the need for a change and is ready to take her … more
Keeping our Texas Public Information Act operating effectively takes effort. That’s why open government advocates have worked with public officials and businesses over the past year to fine tune … more
AUSTIN — There’s no question that Americans — particularly Texans — are increasingly suspicious of government. Trust in government is at a dangerously low level. That’s why virtually … more
Dear Editor, The April 13, 2017 front page article regarding the frontage road again confirms the desire of City Manager Kuciemba to distort and misrepresent the facts to suit his own purpose. … more
When it comes right down to it, only Dewey could do it. Our local disaster zone, Dewey Decker, is one of the kindest-hearted guys you ever met, but … things happen when Dewey’s around.    No … more
Home Country Slim Randles   These days we don’t think much about axes. They’re kinda old fashioned and they are too closely associated with manual labor for them to be very popular. It’s … more
Seventeenth Annual Commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Right Week will be observed April 2 – 8, 2017. This year’s theme is “Let Victims’ Rights Ring Across America!”  Every state … more
If there's one thing you can honestly say about Delbert McLain, he's as persistent as a winter cough. As our chamber of commerce here -- he's it, you see -- his fertile brain never ceases its search … more
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