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Sometimes you need a win

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

Don’t be a stranger

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

Proclamation honors World Series winning Houston Astros

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

Let’s have a talk about manners

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

Astros offseason outlook

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

Paxton asks high court to approve court-drawn House maps

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

Learning how to age with grace

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

Get your homework done

“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

Quitting for the right reasons: 30 is the new 40

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

Schedule released for city manager search

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

Self-awareness in coaching

“Slug bug … one point!” “BLUE slug bug…that is my point not yours!” “I said it first!” “You didn’t say the right color … those are the rules.” “If I call it out … more

Portal enables donors to help Harvey-stricken schools

AUSTIN — Texas Education Commissioner Morath on Oct. 17 announced that school systems needing instructional materials — either because of enrollment of students displaced by Hurricane Harvey or … more

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

This week I saw our first glimpse into the holidays. We ran to Kroger to get a loaf of bread to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch (meal of champions), and right there next to the … more

State creates mental health task force for Harvey-affected schools

AUSTIN — Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on Oct. 11 announced the establishment of the Hurricane Harvey Task Force on School Mental Health Supports to deliver needed attention to schools … more

Have the terrible twos come early?

Not long ago, I brought our youngest, Cooper, to the doctor basically because he was “extremely fussy.” He’d been on the decline for about a week – more cranky than usual, not sleeping, and … more

Do your part to raise awareness this month

My mom is the funniest person I know. Not in a stand-up comedian kind of way, but in the way that she thought the poop emoji was a person in a tent. Sometimes she texts me, “You got me straight … more

Nothing changes if nothing changes

A few weeks ago I shared about starting a "40 days of yoga" challenge. I’d only been going to classes regularly for a few weeks and decided to jump right into this yoga marathon because I needed a … more

Sealy City Council needs to get it together

Municipal government fascinates me. Over the years I’ve attended a lot of city council meetings in Texas, Georgia and Florida (although they were called city commission meetings in Fort … more

Stick to sports?

I want you to imagine something. Imagine you see something on the news, you feel strongly about what you saw and you want your opinion out there. So you take to social media or go to the local … more

Acknowledge your path

In parenting and coaching, it is important to say “please,” “thank you” and “I’m sorry.” If your family or program is willing to use these three phrases, then success is … more
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