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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

Cherish your memories and make new ones

Oh, what a night. I’m just thrilled for the 200-plus Sealy teenagers who donned their caps and gowns and accepted diplomas Friday night. I graduated high school in 1995, and when my parents … more

Capital Highlights: Legislation proposes to regulate access to restrooms, locker rooms

AUSTIN — Texas now has a “bathroom bill.” The Lone Star State has joined Alabama, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington as states where legislation has been … more

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

What in the normal?

The Lord did not bless me with children of my own, but I am real quick to steal them from my friends. I play favorites. There is, in fact, such a thing as an ugly baby, people. And by the way, … more

Let’s all give Sarah Sanders a break

Buckle up. This might be a bumpy ride. First things first. I’m not here to talk about Trump. I’m here to talk about his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who I believe might have … 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

Select panel considers approaches to mass shooting prevention

AUSTIN — A special interim committee of state lawmakers met July 24 at the Texas Capitol to further explore what can be done to prevent mass shootings like the one that resulted in 10 deaths … more

Hurricane recovery continues with extension of disaster declaration

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Nov. 20 extended the disaster declaration for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. Some 60 counties are included and they will continue to be eligible for … 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

NFL’s brewing civil war

There are multiple problems facing the NFL right now from declining ratings, controversies surrounding players’ political actions and the seemingly unsolvable problem of concussions. However, none … more

Find a way: Game day coach

When you look down at the bench and see a coach barking instructions to their team on the court, putting their arm around a player on the bench or grabbing a dry-erase board during a time-out, … more

Letter to the Editor: Two flawed candidates

Letter to the Editor: Clinton and Trump are flawed candidates running for President. Clinton has questionable scruples, and she has made significant mistakes. As Secretary of State she set up … more

Transparency in government leads to real news

Whether depending on our government for storm recovery, good schools, police protection or other important services, openness and access to information are essential to ensuring the job gets … more

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst

I’m not exactly proud of this but I’ve become a little numb to the school shootings and mail bombs. My boyfriend won’t let me open an Amazon package unattended, and that actually makes me … more

Bombing suspect ends own life as officers approach him

AUSTIN — The primary suspect in a string of terrorist-style bombings died in his pickup truck on March 21. Mark Anthony Conditt, 23, of Pflugerville, detonated explosive devices in his truck on … more

Hurricane Harvey assaults coast, then batters inland counties

AUSTIN — Hurricane Harvey slammed the middle Texas coast on Aug. 25, hammering the region from Rockport to Palacios before continuing inland as a tropical storm and causing widespread catastrophic … more

Guest Column: Home Country: Valentine’s Day

In the week before Valentine’s Day, Marvin Pincus had two new customers for his (free of charge, of course) love advice and fly-tying consultation services. He tied up a midge for one client, a … more

Guest Column: Sealy ISD honoring alumni

Have you ever spoken to someone about their job and thought, “I wish I would have known about a career like that when I was in school”?  In Sealy ISD, we believe in giving students a global … more

Keep it simple, silly

Among my hundreds of thousands of hours in the gym, there are a few moments that have stuck with me through the years. A scrimmage decades ago, when I was playing in high school, is one of those … more
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