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Get the monkeys off our backs

I have a love/hate relationship with technology. When it works, I’m on Cloud Nine at how effortlessly my world can be optimized, but when it doesn’t … watch out. Heaven help the … more

Local nightlife should extend hours

Local bars and restaurants are contemplating going before Sealy City Council to request extending their alcohol-serving business hours from midnight to 2 a.m. The way I understand it, if council … more

Walk like a man

I’m sort of obsessed with Frankie Valli. I first remember discovering his music as a little girl, going to the oldies night at Chelsea’s (our local burger and shake shop in New Orleans) with my … more

Woods, waters and wildlife

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) can sneak up on you. It’s a progressive brain disease that affects deer, elk and moose, and, once contracted, it’s fatal. Curtains. Lights out. Life’s … more

Save time on school nights

Back-to-school season means plenty of evening hours spent completing homework, attending extracurricular activities and preparing to repeat the school-day routine the next day. For many families, … more

The birthday belle

This past week our daughter turned 4. Somehow she went to bed a 3-year-old semi-toddler, and woke up a 4-year-old little lady. I can’t quite explain it, but nearly instantly she seemed a bit … more

When life grabs you by the baseballs

Editor’s Note: There’s just no way to squeeze this story into a neat package. It has many layers, from baseball to addiction to faith and family. There is much more to come from our … more

Wedding

Christina Sosa of Sealy and Matthew Macha of Wallis were united in marriage on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at noon on the beach at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The bride is the daughter … more

Five ways to squash back-to-school stress

Heading back to school is exciting for both kids and parents, but with all the thrill and anticipation, there can be quite a bit of stress, too. As a parent, you can approach the impending school … more

Fifth time’s the charm

While my husband and I were planning our wedding, I don’t believe I would have qualified myself as a “bridezilla.” However, during those first few months of wedded bliss, I may have … more

Celebrity suicides raise worries about copycats

Many people consciously or subconsciously emulate celebrities – they dress like them, talk like them and sometimes even have cosmetic surgery so they can look like them. Some people may even … more

Home is where the heart is

Over the last few months, I’ve shared about having our home on the market. Now, I’m happy to report that after all of the open houses, high hopes, and negotiations we are a mere few days … more

Three days of wildlife

If you’re reading this, you’re likely a wildlife enthusiast of one sort or another. The following should be of interest. The Texas Wildlife Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention, … more

A fit, fun summer

During warm-weather months, fitness enthusiasts often take their exercise routines to the great outdoors. The spike in summer temperatures can make those tough workouts even more challenging.Even … more

Yard of the Month

The Garden Club of Sealy has selected the home of Javier Arriaga, at 6189 Brockstein Road in Sealy, as the June 2018 Yard of the Month. more

The new rules of social media, gaming apps

Did I sleep in on the day that the social media rules changed? I’m not talking about privacy settings on Facebook, and I think we all know not to accept a friend request from a 65-year-old man … more

Depression, anxiety don’t discriminate

This is a tough subject to tackle, because I’m not a doctor, psychologist, psychiatrist or any sort of health professional. I’m not qualified to diagnose whether someone is clinically … more

Happy Father’s Day, Dad

I was a little girl, about 7 or 8, and my dad was driving me to school one day when I very nonchalantly asked him, “Daddy, have you started saving up yet?” Inside, I think he beamed with … more

Be the hero of your grill this summer

Nothing brings people together like a barbecue. There seems to be something about being outdoors and the sizzle of fresh food on the grill that makes you want to gather with family and friends. … more

Food – friend or foe?

Ever since I can remember, food has been my answer to just about everything. Celebrating a victory? Out to dinner! Drowning in the sorrows of a terrible horrible no good very bad day? Ice cream - … more
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