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Disaster Artist turns trash into treasure

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. It’s a cliché line that would cause most college professors to bump this story down a few letter grades but it is simply the perfect way to describe … more

Declining state funds means higher school property taxes

When the Texas Legislature reduces appropriations to school districts, each dollar we pay in higher local school property taxes counts for less. The Texas Commission on Public School Finance … more

Woods, Waters and Wildlife

Your dogs can give you lasting memories. Mine all have. Although it had nothing to do with dogs, last Saturday, we watched “The Guardian,” a Kevin Costner movie about U.S. Coast Guard rescue … more

Book Review

In a rare deviation from my usual true crime book reviews, I want to talk about another favorite genre. I’m obsessed with White House reporters, particularly the original gangsta Helen Thomas. … more

Young love and carpool lines

We’ve had so much rain this winter that when we finally had a sunny afternoon last week, I took the opportunity to surprise Parker by meeting him in the school’s atrium, rather than the carpool … more

Abbott orders action to ensure safety on juco campuses

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott is calling for immediate action to ensure the safety of Texas’ junior college campuses following a Feb. 14 mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, … more

‘Lady Bird’ portrays universal adolescent struggles

Movies, like any form of art, resonate with everyone in a different way. I don’t particularly like music while many of my closest friends find it as an important aspect to their lives. I can look … more

'Roots & Sky’ by Christie Purifoy

My family moved from little ol’ Crockett, Texas, to the big Aggieland city of College Station when I was 7 years old. I didn’t particularly like it there, and I didn’t have any friends since we … more

Governor orders action to address safety at schools

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 21 sent a letter to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath ordering immediate action to ensure the safety of children in Texas schools following the … more

Get informed about human trafficking

I joined the Human Trafficking Committee. Yes, you read that right. This does not actually mean that I’ll be participating in human trafficking, but rather, a guy in my Sunday school class … more

And they called it puppy love …

Snuggling puppies is my favorite. Don’t get me wrong, a good baby nuzzle is 12 out of 10, but having a well-trained canine snuggle companion is plum hard to beat. My first puppy lover was … more

Do more than live; experience life

Getting through life seems to get in the way of experiencing life sometimes, and that is not ok. Too often I find myself “doing” and not necessarily “experiencing.” I know that it’s a … more

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Editor’s note: This review contains spoilers. When “Gone Girl” was released in 2012, it was all the rage. Every book club in town was reading it, and it prompted literature junkies like me … more

Let’s be part of the solution

This week wraps up our four-part series on bullying, through which reporter Tad Desai has taken a close look at the national epidemic. Bullying has been a front-page headline in The Sealy News … more

Baby book dropout

I have a confession to make – I’m a baby book dropout. While I whole-heartedly LOVE journaling, and all things paper, when it came time to grab the baby book and write down all the … more

Hazard mitigation funding for Harvey recovery becomes available

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott traveled to Rockport and Houston on Feb. 13 to announce the availability of new funding for hazard mitigation projects along the Gulf Coast following the devastation of … more

'Three Billboards' is a brilliant complexity

Growing up in St. Louis, Mo., it was incredibly hard to believe a film that had the state’s name in its title would be capable of holding its own in a best picture race in the Oscars. Nothing … more

Care for others, get involved

As a school superintendent, it's hard to know what to say at times like these, when the nation is mourning the deaths of 17 children in Florida. It is tempting to want to reassure you that something … more

Invite to big league camp: What's that mean?

If you’re reading this, it means the Dodgers – finally – announced their 2018 Big League Camp (BLC) non-roster invites. Anddd guess who is one of them? Yep, Matty B. We’ve known … more

Act your age, not your shoe size

So help me, if I see one more Instagram photo of a grown woman sporting a “duck face” pout and a crown of laurels resting on her cartoon dog ears … Rant over? Nah, I’m just getting … more
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