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Capital Highlights: Governor reacts to downtown Dallas ambush

A “Black Lives Matter” protest turned tragic when a sniper fired into a crowd estimated at 1,000 people in downtown Dallas at about 9 p.m. on July 7. Dozens of shots were fired, reportedly from … more

Letter to the Editor

Many people have suffered incalculable losses due to the flooding over the last couple of weeks. As we repair our lives and homes, we should take the time to thank those friends, families and members … more

Guest Column: Country Baptists loved Stamps Quartet’s ‘sangin’

When you’re born, bred and raised ‘country’, there are some givens. My mother saw to my baptism, inoculation and total exposure to what is known today as “Southern Baptist quartet … more

13 states seek injunction against bathroom rules

The Texas Attorney General today filed a motion for a nationwide preliminary injunction against the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Justice, and other federal agencies and officials. … more

Lt. Governor Patrick Statement on US Supreme Court Ruling on HB2

Today’s United States Supreme Court ruling striking down House Bill 2 (HB 2) is a devastating blow to the protection of the health and safety of women in Texas. HB 2 was passed during the 83rd … more

DPS Increasing DWI Patrols for July 4th Holiday

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols for an 11-day period that includes the July 4th holiday. From June 27 – July 7, DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in … more

Guest Column: What kind of news do you like? — Blood and gore?

In more than half a century in the news business (and still counting), it seems inescapable that the general public is drawn to “bad news.” It just seems to be in our nature to gawk and almost … more

Capital Highlights: Supreme Court affirms 5th Circuit in immigration case

The deadlocked U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 in effect affirmed a judgment that the Obama administration’s use of deferred action in implementing immigration policy violates the United States … more

Comicpalooza delivers super sci-fi fun with ‘Aliens’ cast and others

It’s been 30 years since the science fiction blockbuster movie “Aliens” came out and Sigourney Weaver doesn’t look like she’s aged a day. As for the rest of the cast ... well, gosh, how … more

Capital Highlights: DPS asks citizens to report suspicious behavior

In the wake of the widely reported June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, the Texas Department of Public Safety called on Texans to pay close attention to what’s happening in their own … more

Guest Column: Cousin Dooley and his sleek, black 1950 Mercury

Perhaps junior high age boys aren’t as gullible and impressionable as they were when I was that age.In my hometown, one campus served both the high school and the junior high, grades 7-12, with 210 … more

Letter to the Editor

A very special thanks goes out to the Management of Walmart for their support of the American Legion Emergency Operations Center. On the 28th of May we opened the Post as a Red Cross Shelter for … more

Comicpalooza delivers super sci-fi fun with ‘Aliens’ cast and others

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Capital Highlights: Abbot joins in National Zika threat conference

Gov. Greg Abbott on June 9 participated in a White House-hosted conference call for governors to discuss the Zika virus threat and what to do about it.U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services … more

Lt. Gov. Patrick requests AG opinion on FWISD policy

Three weeks after calling on Fort Worth Independent School District Superintendent Kent Scribner to resign, for adopting a transgender bathroom policy without a school board vote or allowing public … more

Some high school lessons were too hard

Sometimes it seems that we are, to use a good Texas term, “snakebitten.” Perhaps the handful remaining of my high school graduating class feels the same way. Tragedy enveloped us and put us to … more

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,The Sealy High School Student Council would like update you on how the community came together to help our neighbors in need.Thanks to International Paper, Sealy Dental Center, Visual … more

Guest Column:

Some of us are blessed to have true blood brothers. I have three, all younger, and they each can give me a giant case of puffy chest. If you have friends so cherished that you feel they are truly … more

Capital Highlights: Governor declares state of disaster in long list of counties

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on June 1 declared a state of disaster in 31 counties that have been hit repeatedly with severe weather and flooding in recent days. The counties named in the declaration … more

Letters to the Editor

Dear editor,I was very confused and concerned after reading the article, “City, Chapman Foundation find common ground” in the May 26, 2016 issue of the Sealy News.The first paragraph regarding … more
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