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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

Fate of key transparency bills is uncertain

AUSTIN — There’s no question that Americans — particularly Texans — are increasingly suspicious of government. Trust in government is at a dangerously low level. That’s why virtually … more

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor, The April 13, 2017 front page article regarding the frontage road again confirms the desire of City Manager Kuciemba to distort and misrepresent the facts to suit his own purpose. … more

Home Country

When it comes right down to it, only Dewey could do it. Our local disaster zone, Dewey Decker, is one of the kindest-hearted guys you ever met, but … things happen when Dewey’s around.    No … more

We don't think much about axes

Home Country Slim Randles   These days we don’t think much about axes. They’re kinda old fashioned and they are too closely associated with manual labor for them to be very popular. It’s … more

“For Whom the Bell Tolls”

Seventeenth Annual Commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Right Week will be observed April 2 – 8, 2017. This year’s theme is “Let Victims’ Rights Ring Across America!”  Every state … more

Guest Column: Home Country: Small-town commerce

If there's one thing you can honestly say about Delbert McLain, he's as persistent as a winter cough. As our chamber of commerce here -- he's it, you see -- his fertile brain never ceases its search … more

Capital Highlights: State budget progresses toward vote by full Senate

AUSTIN — The Senate Finance Committee, at work on the 2018-2019 state budget since January, on March 16 approved workgroup recommendations in preparation for a final vote.  Committee Chair Jane … more

Guest Column: Texas must act now to repair damage to Public Information Act

We Texans are fortunate when it comes to access to government information. Correction. We were fortunate. For more than 40 years, Texas’ open records law was one of the nation’s strongest. … more

Capital Highlights: Federal court panel rules against Texas redistricting plan

AUSTIN — Three of Texas’ 36 congressional districts are unconstitutional because of racial or political gerrymandering, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of … more

Guest Column: Home Country: One more cup

There’s something so satisfying about getting out of bed when the world is still dark and quiet and resting. Making the coffee gives us time to scratch and think. Well, scratch, anyway. Most of … more

Guest Column: Home Country: As the wind blows

“Kids got the kites up this morning down at the schoolyard,” Dud said, slipping into his chair and flipping his coffee mug to the upright and fillable position in one smooth move. Doc nodded … more

Capital Highlights: House, Senate approve bills to protect children in foster system

AUSTIN — Both houses of the Texas Legislature last week passed bills to improve the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in response to Gov. Greg Abbott's call for emergency action to … more

Capital Highlights: Federal judge sides with plaintiffs in Planned Parenthood case

AUSTIN — Texans who rely on Planned Parenthood as a medical care provider won’t have to seek those services elsewhere, pending an upcoming trial. In the lawsuit titled Planned Parenthood et … more

Guest Column: Home Country: Seven-Dog Slim

This Saturday is special to me, because for one day each year, I get to let the years fly behind me and become someone else. Back on this special Saturday in 1973, you see, I was Number 37. I had the … more

Capital Highlights: Paxton files brief in support of president’s immigration order

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a legal brief supporting President Trump’s executive order for an immigration crackdown. In his Feb. 15 brief with a San Francisco federal … more

Guest Column: District prioritizes: Priority Three

This is part three in a four-part series of editorials regarding the Legislative Priorities adopted by Sealy ISD Board of Trustees in November. If you read my previous editorials, you already know … more

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor Sealy News Once again the City’s failure to honor a contract has resulted in the filing of a lawsuit against the City. Please understand that the Developer with the … more

Capital Highlights: Legislation banning sanctuary city policies clears hurdle

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 8 praised the Texas Senate’s approval of legislation to ban sanctuary cities, an item on his priority list for the current legislative session. Senate Bill 4 … more
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