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Governor speaks about school shooting

AUSTIN — Local, state and federal law enforcement on May 18 responded to a shooting that left 10 people dead and 10 others injured at Santa Fe High School near Galveston.One of the … more

Thank you for support of PUPS

Dear Sealy News, Thank you very much for your donation of the two one-year subscriptions to our annual Prevent Unwanted Pets (PUPS) fundraiser on May 5, 2018. We greatly appreciate your support. … more

Time is on my side, yes it is

I turned 41 years old this year, and I feel every bit of 41 years old. Some of my high school friends have grandchildren. My parents are almost 70. Whaaaat? I used to be the youngest … more

Woods, Waters and Wildlife

You might say my wife, Vicky, and I are easily entertained. Most May evenings at about dusk, we can be found sitting quietly on the back deck, staring across the narrow back yard at a tallow tree … more

Paxton requests federal funding for women’s health program

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last week asked two federal agencies to move quickly to fund the state’s Healthy Texas Women program. The program was cut off from Medicaid funding … more

Phobias and favorites

My daughter’s preschool recently had the kids do an “All About Mom” questionnaire, and her answers were every bit as epic as I could have hoped they’d be. Apparently, my 3- (and a half) … more

Paralysis becomes a blessing in disguise

I came to know Christ at a young age and surrendered my life to Him as a young teenager. When I was a teenager God began stirring in me a real heart for children, especially those who were … more

What moms are made of

Moms are the best. There’s arguably no one who knows me better than mama, accepts me more completely for who I am, or loves me like her. I’m blessed to have a great relationship with my mother. … more

Paxton leads multi-state lawsuit challenging DACA program

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on May 1 filed a lawsuit against the federal government to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The attorneys general of Alabama, … more

My mother is my hero

Becky Towery is the white 68-year-old Beyonce. She is fierce. And she will hate that comparison because she likely questions Beyonce’s moral character based on what she saw on the cover of a … more

Woods, waters and wildlife: Snapper season expanded

It looks like Texas red snapper fishermen will see a season in federal waters that is 40 days longer than last year’s season. That’s just in federal waters; in state waters – those out to … more

Abbott urges local officials to apply for Harvey funds

AUSTIN — Mayors, county judges and emergency management officials in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey received letters last week from Gov. Greg Abbott, urging them to take advantage of … more

You can’t always get what you want

There’s something so freeing about driving around town on a beautiful day, blaring music, and singing your heart out. Half the time I don’t know the words and butcher the melody, but it still … more

It’s a good time to be a journalist

There’s a lot of talk about fake news and a lot of criticism about how journalists are covering the current U.S. president. There’s debate over global warming and sexual harassment and foreign … more

Governor announces extension of hurricane-related sheltering assistance

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on April 17 announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had granted Texas' request to extend the deadline for Hurricane Harvey survivors to apply for … more

Letters to the editor

New Orleans flooding caused by poor levee system To the editor: Regarding the article “'Hours' is an underrated suspense thriller” … more

A guide to traveling with sick kids

Beware: this is not for the weak at heart… or the weak in the stomach. I’d like to share a few tips I learned from our recent travels with sick kids. If you don’t laugh, you will cry. So I … more

Officials see room for improvement in criminal history reporting

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton on April 11 sent a joint letter to eight state criminal justice agencies and associations, urging them to review their processes for … more

Decision to send troops to border draws mixed reactions

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on April 4 welcomed the announcement by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen that the federal government would deploy some 4,000 National Guard personnel to the … 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
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