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Capital Highlights: Defense secretary promotes new hub to partner with tech startups

AUSTIN — U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Sept. 14 announced the opening of a “Defense Innovation Unit Experimental” hub at the Capital Factory in downtown Austin. Carter and … more

Guest Column: Home Country: State fairs

September means pencils and books for the youngsters, but it also means state fair season. That’s when the world’s largest zucchini squash is at its prime, of course. The farm animals are all … more

Guest Column: Home Country: September

September. Our month of change. Our month of happy change. Once more we can stand the thought of wearing a sweater as the summer sun burns itself down. Once again we can think about a new year at … more

Capital Highlights: Paxton says subpoena of corporation's records violated First Amendment

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Sept. 9 announced he had filed a friend-of-the-court brief “in defense of the First Amendment.” The brief, he said, explains that Massachusetts … more

Capital Highlights: Education chief announces fines assessed to testing service

AUSTIN — Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on Aug. 23 announced the Texas Education Agency will fine the company that delivers and administers STAAR® — the State of Texas Assessments of … more

Guest Column: What's New for 2016-2017 in Sealy ISD

Schools are a lot more fun when they are full of children, so I always look forward to the first day when we welcome back the students. Some things are inevitable, such as traffic congestion and bus … more

Capital Highlights: Federal court rules in favor of UT’s campus carry policy

AUSTIN — An attempt by three University of Texas at Austin professors to prevent licensed permit holders from carrying their concealed handguns while attending classes was denied by U.S. District … more

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Two aspects of life that I try to instill in my students are the negative effects that apathy has on society and the importance of maintaining integrity in all they think and do. In … more

Guest Column: Dove season officially begins

Dove hunting season is fast approaching and it’s helpful to be “armed” with correct information about the activity as it pertains to the City of Sealy. Each year, during dove season, the Sealy … more

Dine out to donate during Houston Restaurant Weeks

Restaurant Weeks is in full force in the Houston area as we speak. What is it you ask? Participating restaurants make donations to the Food Bank based upon how many brunches, lunches and dinners they … more

Capital Highlights: Texan diagnosed with Zika illness after returning from trip

AUSTIN — A Texas resident who recently traveled to Miami, Florida, has tested positive for Zika virus disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported on Aug. 15. The traveler, an … more

Letter to the Editor: Two flawed candidates

Letter to the Editor: Clinton and Trump are flawed candidates running for President. Clinton has questionable scruples, and she has made significant mistakes. As Secretary of State she set up … more

Capital Highlights: Court relaxes Texas voter ID law in time for fall election

AUSTIN — Voters will have more options when presenting personal identification at the polls for the November 8 general election, Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos announced last … more

Letter to the Editor: Student exchange

Dear Editor, In this time of ongoing turmoil, student exchange is good medicine for a world torn by terror. We want to invite the families of Bellville to help us combat international fears and … more

AG Paxton: Texas Leads 13-State Coalition for School’s Rights

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement today after his office filed a reply brief in its lawsuit seeking a nationwide preliminary injunction against the U.S. … more

Is it time for your stress test?

A week ago Tuesday was one of the worst days of my life. Let me tell you about it and hopefully someone’s life will be saved in the process. A week ago Monday night my husband Eddie complained … more

Capital Highlights: Parties to campus-carry lawsuit to return to court

AUSTIN — Three University of Texas professors are seeking a temporary injunction “to at least retain the option of maintaining their academic classrooms as gun-free zones when classes start … more

Planning a cross-country move with your pet

Tips to make the journey go more smoothly A cross-country move is no small feat. The logistics alone of packing up all of your worldly belongings and getting them to your new digs in one piece -- … more

Capital Highlights: State rolls out revised women’s health program

A women's health program is in effect and ready to deliver more care to more women statewide who are 15 to 44 years old and whose income is up to 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines. Sen. … more

Appellate court strikes down Texas voter ID law

Texas’ voter photo identification law is racially dis­criminatory, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled July 20. In striking down the law passed by the Texas Legislature in … more
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