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The other day I was walking through the mall with my 3-year-old daughter when she stopped dead in her tracks and said, “Mommy! What is THAT?!?” I looked around thinking maybe she had a random … more
“Daddy, she just told me I was fake crying!” “Daddy, he just told me I am not funny!” “Daddy, she just scratched and pinched me!” “Daddy, I only scratched him, I didn’t pinch … more
On one blissful morning last week, all of the kids had slept past 7 a.m. That almost never happens, and I loved the early solitude.It was Monday morning, and I wasn’t about to upset the apple cart … more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and Vice President Mike Pence on Nov. 15 received a briefing on Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts at the Federal Emergency Management Agency Joint Field Office in the … more
I love Christmas, and I can honestly say that my favorite thing about it is seeing someone’s face light up when they open the perfect gift. I’ve spent years honing my craft as the best gift-giver … more
You can lose a game in the first five minutes, but you can’t win a game in the first five minutes. This is what I would call a “coaching cliché.” Basically, this means that your team needs … more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and leaders of the Texas Legislature on Nov. 9 announced the approval of $90 million in emergency state funding to help Hurricane Harvey disaster-declared counties pay for … more
When the Sealy Tigers faced off against the Bellville Brahmas, a rivalry I had just found out existed and one that has been dominated by the Brahmas this decade, I was joined with another reporter … more
I suppose it was only a matter of time before it happened again. A lone gunman goes into a public place, shoots a bunch of innocent strangers and kills himself so we don’t get the voyeuristic … more
Have you ever heard the expression, “The days are long, but the years are short?” I first remember hearing it when my oldest was about four months old, now he’s just a couple of days shy of … more
There are days, sometimes weeks, when it seems like nothing goes "right." You catch every red light on your way to work, there’s a bone in your chicken soup, and you get stuck in the rain without … more
Recently, my 7-year-old was acting perfectly. He got ready for church, acted saintly during mass, said thank you without being prompted after doughnuts, unloaded the dishwasher when we arrived home, … more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott proclaimed Nov. 3 as Houston Astros Day, honoring the American League champions for winning the 2017 Major League Baseball World Series. The Astros won their fourth … more
So about that Yuli Gurriel gesture in the dugout … If you’ve been living under a rock, let me fill you in. The 33-year-old Gurriel, a Cuban first baseman for the Houston Astros, made a racist … more
The word “dynasty” shouldn’t be thrown around casually in sports. It’s one of the hardest things a team can establish and if they’re able to, it etches their name in history. The Houston … more
AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Oct. 27 filed a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling that required nine of the state’s 150 House districts to be redrawn. more
I’m such an old person. I’ve been called an “old soul” since I was a kid, and I take that as a compliment, but now it’s gone to a whole new level. I tell the same stories over and … more
“You have to do your homework before you can go outside and play.” I say this every single day to my 7-, 5-, and 3-year old (the 3-year-old doesn’t have homework, but wants to be included). … more
OK, time to come clean – I’m a big fat quitter. The last official day of my “40 days of yoga" challenge has come and gone, and let’s just say I didn’t graduate. When I signed up, I had … more
Sealy city officials are moving forward with plans to bring in a permanent city manager to replace Larry Kuciemba, whose contract was terminated in late May. Warren Escovy, the city’s planning … more
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