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Guest Column: Home Country: Seven-Dog Slim

This Saturday is special to me, because for one day each year, I get to let the years fly behind me and become someone else. Back on this special Saturday in 1973, you see, I was Number 37. I had the … more

Capital Highlights: Paxton files brief in support of president’s immigration order

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a legal brief supporting President Trump’s executive order for an immigration crackdown. In his Feb. 15 brief with a San Francisco federal … more

Guest Column: District prioritizes: Priority Three

This is part three in a four-part series of editorials regarding the Legislative Priorities adopted by Sealy ISD Board of Trustees in November. If you read my previous editorials, you already know … more

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor Sealy News Once again the City’s failure to honor a contract has resulted in the filing of a lawsuit against the City. Please understand that the Developer with the … more

Capital Highlights: Legislation banning sanctuary city policies clears hurdle

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 8 praised the Texas Senate’s approval of legislation to ban sanctuary cities, an item on his priority list for the current legislative session. Senate Bill 4 … more

Guest Column: Home Country: Valentine’s Day

In the week before Valentine’s Day, Marvin Pincus had two new customers for his (free of charge, of course) love advice and fly-tying consultation services. He tied up a midge for one client, a … more

Capital Highlights: Governor raises four issues to emergency status

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his second biennial “State of the State” address to a joint session of the Texas Legislature on Jan. 31.  In exercising his prerogative as governor, … more

Letter to the Editor

World Spay Day Dear Editor, This year World Spay Day takes place on Feb. 28, 2017. According to The Humane Society of the United States, 2.4 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs are put … more

Guest Column: District prioritizes: Priority Two

This is part two in a four-part series of editorials regarding the Legislative Priorities adopted by Sealy ISD Board of Trustees in November 2016. Just as with a household budget, school districts … more

Capital Highlights: Abbott tells sheriff to reverse sanctuary policy or lose funding

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott has stepped up the pressure on Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez to participate in immigration enforcement, warning that she could lose state funding if she … more

Letter to the Editor

Dear Residents of Austin County and Supporters of Habitat for Humanity, It is with mixed feelings that I must report that Habitat for Humanity of Austin County has dissolved. It existed for a … more

Guest Column: District prioritizes: Priority One

In November, the Sealy ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to promote four key priorities for our legislators to address this session. These priorities are important to the children of Sealy ISD … more

Capital Highlights: Marches come one day after inauguration of new president

AUSTIN — Thousands of Texans were on hand to witness the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20 in Washington. President Trump closed his 16-minute … more

Capital Highlights: Texas Legislature convenes in 85th regular session

AUSTIN — Lawmakers gathered at the state Capitol in their respective houses on Jan. 10, opening day for the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature. The 140-day session will conclude on May … more

Guest Column: Home Country: Guatemala fishing

There are times when we can tell what’s going on without even seeing it or smelling it. Just take the other morning at the Mule Barn truck stop. Most of the charter members of the world dilemma … more

Letter To The Editor

Once again City Manager Kuciemba has demonstrated his sales methods which would make a used car salesman on Washington Avenue look virtuous by comparison. In the front page news story regarding … more

Capital Highlights: Legislation proposes to regulate access to restrooms, locker rooms

AUSTIN — Texas now has a “bathroom bill.” The Lone Star State has joined Alabama, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington as states where legislation has been … more

Guest Column: Home Country: Clearin’ da cat box

“Tell you kids what,” he said, sitting down and cutting off their escape route, “there’s more to lifetimin’ than jest gettin’ married, makin’ a buncha money and bein’ a success. … more

Letter to the Editor

Editor, You published a New Year’s/Mea culpa letter from my young and former friend, the county judge, which needs some clarification for those who do not understand mangled metaphors. Please … more

Guest Column: Home Country: New year, new life

Doc wasn’t really sure just why he woke up so early this morning and went outside. It was cold, of course, as the first day of any new year is supposed to be. He and Mrs. Doc had watched some … more
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