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Let yourself indulge in a funny read

For those of us who are avid readers, the humor genre is sort of the tilapia of the bookstore, while Tolstoy and Thoreau are the filet mignon. Comedy books are cheap, generic and simple. They’re … more

Miracles happen

After church on Easter Sunday, we were driving over to my parents’ house when we saw a dog standing on the side of the road just outside of our neighborhood park. The pup had a collar, but we could … more

The Call

I met the father of my two oldest children when we were teenagers, around age 15. We ended up in a very long, very difficult relationship. If I had to pick three words to describe it, they would be … more

‘Hours’ is an underrated suspense thriller

As a young adult without any children and someone who fortunately hasn’t been put in any serious life or death situations, it’s not easy for me to relate to anyone in either situation. It may … more

Shout out to the mamas

Stepmommin’ ain’t easy. I do not have any children, and I have difficulty keeping plants and pets alive, so the good Lord knew what He was doing when He opted a hard pass on this option in my … more

Staying grateful through thick and thin

When traffic is heavier, schedules are crazy, and life, in general, seems to be more taxing, it’s easy to get away from being grateful and become wrapped up in the struggles. During these … more

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Every week I write a book review, and every week our sportswriter Tad says to me, “That’s a book? I thought it was just a movie.” Almost all good movies originated as a book, and I’m hard … more

Woods, waters and wildlife: Deer hunters take a back seat

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission had a chance recently to rectify a decades-long discrepancy between the closing dates of the North Texas Deer Zone and the South Texas Deer Zone. The TPWD … more

Movie Review

For the month of April, my movie reviews will take a look at some of the better underrated films made prior to 2017 that weren’t nominated for any Academy Awards. This is a way to help some … more

Interact Club honored

Sealy High School Interact Club was awarded the Presidential Citation for 2016-2017 service and was also awarded the 2018 Interact District 5890 "Spirit of Rotary Project of the Year" Award for the … more

Experts address road projects, tourism and growth at summit

Experts addressed topics including the oil and gas industry, digital marketing, heritage tourism and Texas Department of Transportation projects during a growth summit held Friday at Liedertafel … more

Six years and four stitches later

Earlier this month, I went on the Azalea Trail in central Houston. It was a beautiful way to spend a few hours - soaking up the first springtime rays of sun, taking in the gorgeous flowers, and … more

Film crew treated to Sealy hospitality

The adventure started when one of my dearest friends, Jan Knabe, contacted me on Feb. 25 and asked if I would be interested in feeding the film crew that would be on his property for three or four … more

Brenham historic homes open for tour

The Heritage Society of Washington County will open its three historic homes for tours Sunday, April 9, 2018, from 1-4 p.m., hosted by Heritage Belles in period dress. On tour is the Giddings … more

Q&A with Michael Finkel

The following is a question-and-answer exchange with best-selling author Michael Finkel, whose books “True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa” and “The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary … more

Concert review

Y’all, this dude can saaaang. Before Friday night, I would not have described myself as a huge Chris Stapleton fan. In fact, I probably only know of him because there is a certain 13-year-old … more

Woods, Waters and Wildlife

Indeed it is turkey time. Hunters have been practicing turkey calls for weeks! The South Zone for Rio Grande turkey hunting opened March 17 and closes April 29. The North Zone opens March 31, … more

One-act play wins district for 32nd straight year

In sports, the word “dynasty” is one of the highest honors a team can be awarded. It is reserved for those who constantly find themselves competing in championships over a period of about a … more

Marry, marry, quite contrary

I got engaged on Christmas Day and since that time I’ve purchased exactly one bridal magazine and made it through the first 15 pages of it (all ads). I took my nieces to look at bridesmaid dresses … more

‘Bright’ doesn’t shine

Last week I reviewed “Black Panther,” a film that explored complex issues regarding race in a way that was both deeply explored and entertaining and provided the benchmark for storytelling on the … more
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