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Texas waits for Senate agreement on disaster aid funding

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Dec. 21 released a statement applauding the U.S. House of Representatives’ preliminary passage of $81 billion in disaster aid to Texas, several other states and … more

Officials name members to school finance commission

AUSTIN — Top state officials last week named members to the Texas Public School Finance Commission, an agency created by legislation passed last summer during a special session of the 85th Texas … more

Breaking down the top 10 stories of 2017

It’s challenging to choose what’s “most important” to a community. You can gauge it by the number of clicks on a Facebook post or the feedback received through phone calls or the amount … more

Abbott asks Rangers to investigate reports of misconduct

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott has asked the Texas Rangers to investigate reports of sexual misconduct and inappropriate relationships by Texas Juvenile Justice Department personnel. On Dec. 13 … more

Bright shining STaRs

I sat back this week and started thinking about all the strong women in my life and how they each, in their own way, molded me into the person that I am today. My mother was pretty strict on us … more

Impact and flaws of NCAA tournament

The storyline that always kicks of the NCAA tournament is about the team that didn’t make the tournament at all, even though they sat in front of the TV and waited or even expected their name to be … more

Adding the new with the old

On Aug. 21, 2017, most people were talking about the total solar eclipse that occurred for the first time since 1979. As miraculous as seeing the eclipse occur that afternoon I was about to witness … more

Abbott picks TCEQ to manage Clean Air settlement funds

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Dec. 4 announced his selection of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as the lead agency for Texas’ participation in the Environmental Mitigation Trust. … more

Stop and smell the snowflakes

As southern Texans, we spend most of our winters looking longingly at the Facebook posts of family and friends in a picture-perfect winter wonderland. We sit in our air-conditioned homes wishing for … more

Making 2017 the best Christmas ever

As you sit down to read this, we’re halfway through the month of December, or possibly, if you’re a Sealy News hoarder like my mother, you’re reading this in January 2018, long after the tree … more

Highway fund, Rainy Day fund receive hefty infusions

AUSTIN — State Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Nov. 29 announced the transfer of $1.47 billion into the State Highway Fund and the Economic Stabilization Fund, with $734 million going into each … more

Catfished: Hook, line and sinker

I got catfished by Ricky Seals-Jones. No, not the Sealy High School graduate, Texas A&M standout and Arizona Cardinals football player. This person was a fake. And I fell for it. A few weeks … more

Keep it simple, silly

Among my hundreds of thousands of hours in the gym, there are a few moments that have stuck with me through the years. A scrimmage decades ago, when I was playing in high school, is one of those … more

Hurricane recovery continues with extension of disaster declaration

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Nov. 20 extended the disaster declaration for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. Some 60 counties are included and they will continue to be eligible for … more

NFL’s brewing civil war

There are multiple problems facing the NFL right now from declining ratings, controversies surrounding players’ political actions and the seemingly unsolvable problem of concussions. However, none … more

What in the normal?

The Lord did not bless me with children of my own, but I am real quick to steal them from my friends. I play favorites. There is, in fact, such a thing as an ugly baby, people. And by the way, … more

Yoga pants vs. pants pants – the mom debate

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

Cherish your today

“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

A Category 5 situation

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

FEMA briefs governor, vice president on hurricane recovery efforts

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
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