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How one injury led me down the right path

My sophomore year in high school, I attempted to play varsity football. I had played for my middle school and freshman teams so I decided that it was only logical to continue on to junior varsity and … more

Married life: Don’t cry over spilled milk

It was a small thing to get so upset over, but right before pouring my coffee I knocked over the mug and cream went everywhere. You wouldn’t think a tablespoon of creamer could make such a mess, … more

When Sealy weathered the storm

In 1900 the winds of change in Sealy were felt literally and figuratively. Sealy grew quickly from its founding in 1879 through the end of the nineteenth century. By 1900, Sealy’s population had … more

Abbott signs 3 bills with few likely to reach his desk in final week

AUSTIN — Three bills reached Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk last week, with the 30-day special session of the Texas Legislature set to expire Aug. 16.   Abbott signed all three into law on Aug. … more

Our Rainbow of Chaos

Last week I had more free time in the history of my motherhood career than ever before. All of the kids were off with grandparents, and, I’m not going to lie, it was glorious. The house was … more

City of Sealy, show me the money

I’ve never been accused of being a numbers person. I am terrible at math and can engage in a pretty strong debate about why it should not be required education beyond simple addition, subtraction, … more

House passes bills to give retired teachers relief from rising costs

AUSTIN – The Texas House on Aug. 1 approved House Bill 20, legislation appropriating $212.7 million from the “rainy day” reserve fund to help defray rising healthcare costs for retired school … more

Share your stories of inspiration

As we at The Sealy News celebrate our 130th anniversary, we are planning to spend the last 130 days of the year – starting Aug. 23 – by sharing a story of inspiration. We all have these cool … more

House, Senate have not yet engaged in back-and-forth on key bills

AUSTIN — Not a single bill had been agreed to by the state House and Senate as of July 28, exactly 10 days into the 30-day special session of the Texas Legislature. Lawmakers have a tall order … more

End of summer family bucket list

As a child, I started looking forward to the summer break about two weeks after school started. Even though I genuinely enjoyed school and being with my friends, the slow-paced summers were … more

Make good choices and do the right thing

So there were a couple of surprises in OJ Simpson news last week. It was not a surprise that the former NFL star was paroled, set to become a free man in October. It was a surprise that he’s … more

Making decisions for children: Shoulda, coulda, woulda

While I was getting our youngest ready for bed reently, I reached for a "night time diaper" (aka extra-absorbent), and a thought popped into my head: “Maybe we should be using cloth … more

Senate races through agenda to get to other-than-Sunset bills

AUSTIN — The 85th Texas Legislature convened at the Capitol on July 18 for its first called session, the main purpose being for lawmakers to extend the life of certain state agencies scheduled for … more

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
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