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Guest Column: Home Country: Valentine’s Day

In the week before Valentine’s Day, Marvin Pincus had two new customers for his (free of charge, of course) love advice and fly-tying consultation services. He tied up a midge for one client, a … more

Capital Highlights: Governor raises four issues to emergency status

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his second biennial “State of the State” address to a joint session of the Texas Legislature on Jan. 31.  In exercising his prerogative as governor, … more

Letter to the Editor

World Spay Day Dear Editor, This year World Spay Day takes place on Feb. 28, 2017. According to The Humane Society of the United States, 2.4 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs are put … more

Guest Column: District prioritizes: Priority Two

This is part two in a four-part series of editorials regarding the Legislative Priorities adopted by Sealy ISD Board of Trustees in November 2016. Just as with a household budget, school districts … more

Capital Highlights: Abbott tells sheriff to reverse sanctuary policy or lose funding

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott has stepped up the pressure on Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez to participate in immigration enforcement, warning that she could lose state funding if she … more

Letter to the Editor

Dear Residents of Austin County and Supporters of Habitat for Humanity, It is with mixed feelings that I must report that Habitat for Humanity of Austin County has dissolved. It existed for a … more

Guest Column: District prioritizes: Priority One

In November, the Sealy ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to promote four key priorities for our legislators to address this session. These priorities are important to the children of Sealy ISD … more

Capital Highlights: Marches come one day after inauguration of new president

AUSTIN — Thousands of Texans were on hand to witness the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20 in Washington. President Trump closed his 16-minute … more

Capital Highlights: Texas Legislature convenes in 85th regular session

AUSTIN — Lawmakers gathered at the state Capitol in their respective houses on Jan. 10, opening day for the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature. The 140-day session will conclude on May … more

Guest Column: Home Country: Guatemala fishing

There are times when we can tell what’s going on without even seeing it or smelling it. Just take the other morning at the Mule Barn truck stop. Most of the charter members of the world dilemma … more

Letter To The Editor

Once again City Manager Kuciemba has demonstrated his sales methods which would make a used car salesman on Washington Avenue look virtuous by comparison. In the front page news story regarding … more

Capital Highlights: Legislation proposes to regulate access to restrooms, locker rooms

AUSTIN — Texas now has a “bathroom bill.” The Lone Star State has joined Alabama, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington as states where legislation has been … more

Guest Column: Home Country: Clearin’ da cat box

“Tell you kids what,” he said, sitting down and cutting off their escape route, “there’s more to lifetimin’ than jest gettin’ married, makin’ a buncha money and bein’ a success. … more

Letter to the Editor

Editor, You published a New Year’s/Mea culpa letter from my young and former friend, the county judge, which needs some clarification for those who do not understand mangled metaphors. Please … more

Guest Column: Home Country: New year, new life

Doc wasn’t really sure just why he woke up so early this morning and went outside. It was cold, of course, as the first day of any new year is supposed to be. He and Mrs. Doc had watched some … more

Capital Highlights: Patrick applauds action preserving North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill’

AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has applauded the North Carolina legislature’s refusal to repeal a law banning individuals from using public bathrooms designated for the opposite sex. Patrick, … more

Capital Highlights: Attorney General intervenes in ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ lawsuit

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Dec. 15 intervened in a lawsuit filed on behalf of nurse’s aide Dedra Shannon against the Killeen Independent School District over its decision to … more

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor and Citizens of Austin County, It has been almost two years since Judge Carolyn Bilski handed me the gavel and the softball.  Fortunately I haven’t had to use the softball yet, … more

Capital Highlights: Abbott reacts to Trump’s choice of Perry as energy secretary

AUSTIN — President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Rick Perry as the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy prompted this reaction by Gov. Greg Abbott: “Under Rick Perry’s … more

Editor's Column: The journalist's suit I choose to wear

Have you ever cried over the death of someone that you barely even knew? Strike that. Have you ever cried for someone that you never even met? Of course you have. There is at least one person in … more
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