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Share your stories of inspiration

As we at The Sealy News celebrate our 130th anniversary, we are planning to spend the last 130 days of the year – starting Aug. 23 – by sharing a story of inspiration. We all have these cool … more

House, Senate have not yet engaged in back-and-forth on key bills

AUSTIN — Not a single bill had been agreed to by the state House and Senate as of July 28, exactly 10 days into the 30-day special session of the Texas Legislature. Lawmakers have a tall order … more

End of summer family bucket list

As a child, I started looking forward to the summer break about two weeks after school started. Even though I genuinely enjoyed school and being with my friends, the slow-paced summers were … more

Make good choices and do the right thing

So there were a couple of surprises in OJ Simpson news last week. It was not a surprise that the former NFL star was paroled, set to become a free man in October. It was a surprise that he’s … more

Making decisions for children: Shoulda, coulda, woulda

While I was getting our youngest ready for bed reently, I reached for a "night time diaper" (aka extra-absorbent), and a thought popped into my head: “Maybe we should be using cloth … more

Senate races through agenda to get to other-than-Sunset bills

AUSTIN — The 85th Texas Legislature convened at the Capitol on July 18 for its first called session, the main purpose being for lawmakers to extend the life of certain state agencies scheduled for … more

Journaling as a family: Preserve every day

Hello, Sealy! I’m Jordan, a current Houstonian by way of New Orleans. I moved to Texas about 12 years ago, shortly after Hurricane Katrina, where I was fortunate enough to meet my husband. We had a … more

Let’s work together to make Sealy great

When tasked with writing a weekly column – or doing anything on a regular basis, for that matter – sometimes you come up short. Sometimes the pastor’s sermon feels a little bit “phoned in.” … more

Abbott gives lawmakers initial marching orders for special session

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on July 10 issued a formal proclamation for the special session that begins July 18, directing the Texas Legislature to extend expiration dates for the Texas Medical Board … more

Don’t forget to vote in special city council election

I’ve been working for The Sealy News for a very short time – just three months – and I don’t think I’ve even come close to figuring this place out. The residents definitely are … more

Lawmakers plan to file teacher pay legislation in special session

AUSTIN — A special session of the Texas Legislature, called by Gov. Greg Abbott, is set to begin on July 18. The agenda is big. Before adjourning in late May, our 150 state representatives and … more

Remembrin' Benjamin: Family plans golf tourney to help others

Do you remember where you were when the Challenger shuttle exploded? When JFK was assassinated? When the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks occurred? The Oklahoma City bombing? Of course, you do. There … more

Now is the time to make a hurricane plan

June 23 will mark one month since a rare microburst exhaled a devastating blast of wind across Sealy and Austin County.  In the storm’s aftermath a swath of destruction and injury was … more

Father’s Day memories

I don’t usually write columns, but I just finished celebrating Father’s Day, and my sons are two kids that I am proud of and love. I want to write about my children. They are scattered across … more

Take me out to the ballgame

I grew up in a female-dominant household where the sports we watched were primarily Olympic figure skating and gymnastics. However, the Towerys were known for weekend jaunts to Houston to watch … more

Texas Legislature ends successful session

For 140 days every other year, the Texas Legislature meets in Austin to work on crafting policy that is intended to improve the state and lives of Texans. Memorial Day marked not just a day to honor … more

Interim Committee Gives legislature a new chance to improve open government laws

Five of the most frightening words to hear from elected officials from all levels of government are these:  “I’m all for transparency, but….” The phrase following the “but” is usually … more

Letter to the editor

The last time I penned a letter to this newspaper it concerned the legal system in Austin County, and once again the legal system in Austin County has failed. Judge Jeff R. Steinhauser if you want to … more

Letter to the editor

The last time I penned a letter to this newspaper it concerned the legal system in Austin County, and once again the legal system in Austin County has failed. Judge Jeff R. Steinhauser if you want to … more

Letter to the editor

Our thoughts and prayer to all Sealy residents and surrounding area after damages from the tornado. My family had a Shamrock station in the early 70's on the corner of Highway 36 and Main Street. We … more
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