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Guest Columnist: Insomnia resurrects past flirtation with abject poverty

A recent one-night bout with insomnia and the always-resulting thought swirls, resurrected some childhood experiences that steeled the determination already being forced into my young mind about … more

Letter to the Editor

“Strong in Spirit, Strong in Mind, Senior Class of ‘59.” That was our motto. About 50 children started school in the first grade and went all the way through high school graduation. School was … more

Capital Highlights: Supreme Court rules in ‘one person, one vote’ case

AUSTIN — On a unanimous vote of 8-0, the U.S. Supreme Court on April 4 affirmed that states may continue to draw legislative districts based on total population. In the Texas case, Evenwel v. … more

Guest Columnist: Funny how life’s twists, turns shape attitudes, goals

Most of us are or have been dreamers. As youngsters, we see or read about successful, well-known people. Everyone says wonderful things about them, so we start developing our ideas about life’s … more

Letter to The Editor

A few months ago, I agreed to be apart of a 25-member planning committee that was tasked with taking a critical, objective look at our school district’s facilities and coming up with a … more

Capital Highlights: Senate Finance chair confirms behavioral health budget

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will have some $6.7 billion to fund the state’s behavioral health services efforts during the 2016-2017 fiscal biennium. Senate Finance Committee … more

Sealy ISD bond dedicated to growth, immediate needs

  In February, the Sealy Independent School District Board of Trustees made the unanimous decision to call a $43.2 million bond election for May 7, based on the recommendation of the district’s … more

The Vineyard II brings in a crowd, even when food drives away

The Vineyard II not only houses some of the best local Texas Wines and Craft Beers, but their ability to think outside of the box gives them the upper edge on attracting a gaggle of thirsty … more

The Vineyard II brings in a crowd, even when food drives away

Sealy News Publisher Karen Lopez and husband Eddie. more

The Vineyard II brings in a crowd, even when food drives away

Vineyard II owner Kathy Bullard, entertainer Traci Cooper, and Cindy Cheatham. more

The Vineyard II brings in a crowd, even when food drives away

A crowd gathered at Vineyard II to enjoy the atmosphere. more

DPS chief reminds citizens to be vigilant

Following news reports of coordinated, terroristic bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, on March 22, the Texas Department of Public Safety posted a reminder to Texans to remain vigilant and to report … more

Guest Column: They keep tearing down this Old Coot’s memories

  Every time I read my print edition replica of the Houston Chronicle online, I read where they’ve’ torn down something else from the great memories of my past. (The headline reference to Old … more

Letter To The Editor: Our schools are growing in population and in age

On May 7, we will have the opportunity to approve a bond package for our schools. For those of us that served on the Planning Committee, the decision will be easy. We were able to tour the … more

Capital Highlights: Paxton seeks halt to regional haze rules

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on March 18 asked an appeals court to prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from implementing new regional haze regulations until a trial of the state’s … more

What makes someone a Texas barbecue aficionado?

What’s the best barbecue “joint” in Texas? (I’m a language purist and won’t use bar-b-q unless it’s part of the establishment’s name.) Of course, I don’t have the answer. Thousands … more

Full 5th Circuit to hear Texas voter ID case

AUSTIN — The entire U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will review Texas’ controversial voter identification law. A majority of the judges of the Fifth Circuit on March 9 voted in support of an … more

Capital Highlights: Cruz, Clinton winners in Texas primaries

March 1 Super Tuesday election returns posted by the Texas Secretary of State’s Elections Division show 2.8 million (about 20 percent) of the state’s 14.2 million registered voters cast a ballot … more

Letter To The Editor: On “County opposed to waste facility”

Sealy and Austin County is way too close to Houston which is a highly industrialized city and the largest producer user of chemical in the US. The sewage industry WILL truck to your county from other … more

Guest Column: Confession: Columnists can be guilty of gallows humor

It is said that confession is good for the soul. Columnists can be guilty of gallows humor.The origin of that bit of wisdom about confession is unknown to me. Perhaps it was an early pope. Or, maybe … more
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