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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

Shout out to the mamas

Stepmommin’ ain’t easy. I do not have any children, and I have difficulty keeping plants and pets alive, so the good Lord knew what He was doing when He opted a hard pass on this option in my … more

Staying grateful through thick and thin

When traffic is heavier, schedules are crazy, and life, in general, seems to be more taxing, it’s easy to get away from being grateful and become wrapped up in the struggles. During these … more

Question to appear on upcoming census stirs opposing viewpoints

AUSTIN — Ted Cruz of Texas was one of three United States senators who requested that respondents to the 2020 decennial census be asked if they are citizens of the United States. When Commerce … more

Try to enjoy your high school experience

As we transition into the month of April, there’s a little bit of excitement in the air. Weddings and summer vacations are on the horizon; kids are no doubt looking forward to sleeping late and … more

Thank you for coverage of Chamber banquet

To the editor: I want to thank you so much for covering, in photos, so beautifully, our annual Chamber banquet and the open house event held to celebrate The Bellville Perk Coffee House. The bold … 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

New YMCA building in the works

Dear citizens, The Sealy YMCA Board of Directors would like to give everyone a short update on where we are and where we are headed. We have had tremendous support from donors from all parts of … more

San Felipe needs to clean up city

To the editor, I attended the monthly meeting of San Felipe city government this month to voice my complaints. Needless to say, they are not happy. I have no secrets about this city management and … more

A simple approach to bullying

To the editor, My grandson was bullied, but I sat him down and taught him a nursery rhyme, “Stick and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me.” The next time that young man … more

Six years and four stitches later

Earlier this month, I went on the Azalea Trail in central Houston. It was a beautiful way to spend a few hours - soaking up the first springtime rays of sun, taking in the gorgeous flowers, and … more

Concert review

Y’all, this dude can saaaang. Before Friday night, I would not have described myself as a huge Chris Stapleton fan. In fact, I probably only know of him because there is a certain 13-year-old … more
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