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Journaling as a family: Preserve every day

Hello, Sealy! I’m Jordan, a current Houstonian by way of New Orleans. I moved to Texas about 12 years ago, shortly after Hurricane Katrina, where I was fortunate enough to meet my husband. We had a … more

Let’s work together to make Sealy great

When tasked with writing a weekly column – or doing anything on a regular basis, for that matter – sometimes you come up short. Sometimes the pastor’s sermon feels a little bit “phoned in.” … more

Abbott gives lawmakers initial marching orders for special session

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on July 10 issued a formal proclamation for the special session that begins July 18, directing the Texas Legislature to extend expiration dates for the Texas Medical Board … more

Don’t forget to vote in special city council election

I’ve been working for The Sealy News for a very short time – just three months – and I don’t think I’ve even come close to figuring this place out. The residents definitely are … more

Lawmakers plan to file teacher pay legislation in special session

AUSTIN — A special session of the Texas Legislature, called by Gov. Greg Abbott, is set to begin on July 18. The agenda is big. Before adjourning in late May, our 150 state representatives and … more

Remembrin' Benjamin: Family plans golf tourney to help others

Do you remember where you were when the Challenger shuttle exploded? When JFK was assassinated? When the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks occurred? The Oklahoma City bombing? Of course, you do. There … more

Now is the time to make a hurricane plan

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

Father’s Day memories

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

Take me out to the ballgame

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

Texas Legislature ends successful session

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

Interim Committee Gives legislature a new chance to improve open government laws

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

Letter to the editor

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

Letter to the editor

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

Letter to the editor

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

Letter to the editor

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

Letter to the editor

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

No still means no

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

Letter to the editor

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

Traffic light gains traction

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

Texas House members have chance to save open government

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
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