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I am just proud as I can be of Aya Reimer and the group of downtown Sealy merchants who put on the first-ever Fowlkes+Main Music Fest on June 28.The turnout was great; the music was great; the food … more
AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on July 2 notified 11 Texas cities that their ordinances against plastic shopping bags had been knocked down by the Texas Supreme Court.Paxton said he … more
Sometimes we don’t recognize how valuable people are in our lives until they’re not there anymore. We’ve all had that moment where we wanted to share a special memory with a … more
AUSTIN — The United States Supreme Court voted 5-4 on June 25 to approve 10 of 11 disputed Texas House and congressional redistricting maps used in the state’s 2014 and 2016 elections.The … more
If you’re intelligent enough to be reading this newspaper, you probably already know that there’s a proven formula to weight loss and physical fitness – and you probably don’t … more
AUSTIN — Although border-crossing issues are largely federal matters, the Lone Star State has been a center of news reports about authorities separating children from their parents at detention … more
AUSTIN — A panel of Texas Senate members on June 11 and 12 received input about ways to improve security on public school campuses.Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who presides over the Senate, formed the … more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on June 6 joined President Donald Trump, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, FEMA Administrator Brock Long, White House cabinet members and … more
I was a little girl, about 7 or 8, and my dad was driving me to school one day when I very nonchalantly asked him, “Daddy, have you started saving up yet?” Inside, I think he beamed with … more
Editor’s note: Dave Mastell is a friend of mine from Texas A&M University. His brother has been missing for several years, but missing person cases of adults are difficult to pursue because … more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on May 30 joined state and local leaders in Dallas and San Marcos to unveil his School and Firearm Safety Action Plan. The governor’s plan came 12 days after the … more
AUSTIN — Former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez defeated Houston businessman Andrew White, the son of the late former governor, Mark White, in the May 22 Texas Democratic Party primary … more
We’ve camped a lot. Throughout the west, along the coast, once at a boat ramp in a crowded state park, another time -- after arriving after dark at a Tennessee park -- beneath a turkey roost that … more
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
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
Dear Sealy News, Thank you very much for your donation of the two one-year subscriptions to our annual Prevent Unwanted Pets (PUPS) fundraiser on May 5, 2018. We greatly appreciate your support. … more
I turned 41 years old this year, and I feel every bit of 41 years old. Some of my high school friends have grandchildren. My parents are almost 70. Whaaaat? I used to be the youngest … more
You might say my wife, Vicky, and I are easily entertained. Most May evenings at about dusk, we can be found sitting quietly on the back deck, staring across the narrow back yard at a tallow tree … more
AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last week asked two federal agencies to move quickly to fund the state’s Healthy Texas Women program. The program was cut off from Medicaid funding … more
My daughter’s preschool recently had the kids do an “All About Mom” questionnaire, and her answers were every bit as epic as I could have hoped they’d be. Apparently, my 3- (and a half) … more
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