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Folmar anniversary

David and Augusta Folmar celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 21.  more

Prasek’s Hillje Smokehouse brings unique menu to Sealy

On Oct. 1, 1974, Mike and Betty Jo Prasek purchased Hillje Grocery, which was a typical small-town market that included meats, a saloon and a feed store. In the 40 years since opening Prasek’s … more

Homecoming queen crowned

Bellville student Taylor Swearingen, who was escorted by Conner Neumann, was crowned homecoming queen at halftime of the football game against Sealy on Sept. 22. more

Keeping the dark side out

This post is a continuation of Episode 1 – “Build Your Jedi Team … Consistent You Must Be.” It’s a further exploration of my reflections on the philosophical coaching/parenting … more

It’s my paci and I’ll cry if I want to

About a week ago, my youngest son, who is about 19 months old, took a tumble while playing with friends outside. He is all boy, and tries to do way more than his little body is quite capable of, … more

Scary good seasonal treats

Whether your tastes tend toward the spooky or spectacular, or maybe a little of both, this Halloween you can set the scene for a scary good time with a menu that entices goblins big and small. You … more

Embracing a healthier lifestyle

It’s time for a change. Ever get stuck in a rut? Ever get stuck in a really bad rut? Ever get stuck in a really bad rut of eating fast food 70 percent of the time and having dessert every single … more

Build your Jedi team … consistent you must be

I bet George Lucas never thought he would be helping give a college basketball coach advice on how to build a team when Star Wars first hit theaters on May 25, 1977. Just a few months earlier Al … more

NewsBits

VFD celebration New Ulm Volunteer Fire Department is holding its 67th annual celebration Sunday, Sept. 17, at New Ulm Fireman’s Park. Serving of barbecue beef, mutton and pork begins at 11 a.m. … more

Hollas-Krenek

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Hollas of LaGrange, , and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ray Krenek of Sealy, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Brandy Renee Hollas to Kyle Anthony Krenek. Brandy is a … more

You don't just move to Texas; Texas moves into you

My Mom is an avid iced tea drinker, and her all-time favorite tea hails from McDonald’s.For as long as I can remember she’s gotten a large McDonald’s iced tea every day, and I feel fairly … more

Sealy native serving aboard U.S. Navy ship forged from World Trade Center steel

As the nation prepares to observe the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a 2005 Chireno High School graduate and Sealy native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard a ship … more

Throw the ultimate tailgate

Football season is back, and that means it's time to stock up on all the tailgating essentials. Nailing the food lineup is key because few things can ruin a good game like getting "hangry" before … more

The challenges of coaching and parenting

You be “good cop” and I’ll be “bad cop.” We have all heard this phrase and most of us have all tried it. I lost belief and interest in this concept a long time ago. It is gimmicky and … more

Hurricane Harvey: Destruction turns into hope

I first heard about “Harvey” when my brother sent me a text warning us that Houston was likely going to be hit with some heavy rain for the upcoming weekend – an estimated 15 to 20 inches.He … more

Nursing home holds annual melon social

Members of the Garden Club of Sealy recently treated the residents of Colonial Belle Nursing Home in Sealy to a melon social, an annual club event. They enjoyed watermelon, cantaloupe and honey dew … more

Summer’s out, school’s in

I’ve been trolling around on social media over the last week or two and noticing a lot of posts about how folks are sad to see summer come to a close. I get it. Once school starts back up, … 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

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

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
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