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AUSTIN — The Senate Finance Committee, at work on the 2018-2019 state budget since January, on March 16 approved workgroup recommendations in preparation for a final vote.  Committee Chair Jane … more
We Texans are fortunate when it comes to access to government information. Correction. We were fortunate. For more than 40 years, Texas’ open records law was one of the nation’s strongest. … more
AUSTIN — Three of Texas’ 36 congressional districts are unconstitutional because of racial or political gerrymandering, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of … more
There’s something so satisfying about getting out of bed when the world is still dark and quiet and resting. Making the coffee gives us time to scratch and think. Well, scratch, anyway. Most of … more
“Kids got the kites up this morning down at the schoolyard,” Dud said, slipping into his chair and flipping his coffee mug to the upright and fillable position in one smooth move. Doc nodded … more
AUSTIN — Both houses of the Texas Legislature last week passed bills to improve the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in response to Gov. Greg Abbott's call for emergency action to … more
AUSTIN — Texans who rely on Planned Parenthood as a medical care provider won’t have to seek those services elsewhere, pending an upcoming trial. In the lawsuit titled Planned Parenthood et … more
This Saturday is special to me, because for one day each year, I get to let the years fly behind me and become someone else. Back on this special Saturday in 1973, you see, I was Number 37. I had the … more
AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a legal brief supporting President Trump’s executive order for an immigration crackdown. In his Feb. 15 brief with a San Francisco federal … more
This is part three in a four-part series of editorials regarding the Legislative Priorities adopted by Sealy ISD Board of Trustees in November. If you read my previous editorials, you already know … more
Letter to the Editor Sealy News Once again the City’s failure to honor a contract has resulted in the filing of a lawsuit against the City. Please understand that the Developer with the … more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 8 praised the Texas Senate’s approval of legislation to ban sanctuary cities, an item on his priority list for the current legislative session. Senate Bill 4 … more
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
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his second biennial “State of the State” address to a joint session of the Texas Legislature on Jan. 31.  In exercising his prerogative as governor, … more
World Spay Day Dear Editor, This year World Spay Day takes place on Feb. 28, 2017. According to The Humane Society of the United States, 2.4 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs are put … more
This is part two in a four-part series of editorials regarding the Legislative Priorities adopted by Sealy ISD Board of Trustees in November 2016. Just as with a household budget, school districts … more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott has stepped up the pressure on Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez to participate in immigration enforcement, warning that she could lose state funding if she … more
Dear Residents of Austin County and Supporters of Habitat for Humanity, It is with mixed feelings that I must report that Habitat for Humanity of Austin County has dissolved. It existed for a … more
In November, the Sealy ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to promote four key priorities for our legislators to address this session. These priorities are important to the children of Sealy ISD … more
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