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After seven terms in office representing Austin County in Washington, D.C., Republican U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul made a stop on the campaign trail last week at a Sealy Chamber of Commerce luncheon. … more
The Sealy City Council last week decided to remove a brick structure that sits at the intersection of Main Street and the west side of Highway 36. The matter was placed on the agenda by … more
After a nationwide search, the YMCA of Greater Houston has appointed Stephen Ives as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Ives comes to the YMCA of Greater Houston from the YMCA of … more
Faith Academy High School celebrated the 13th induction of members to its chapter of the National Honor Society on Sept. 24. The service-based scholastic club was honored to host Keith Hite as … more
Sealy Police Department K9 Officer Eric Bryant is once again heading up the effort to bring families together and unite the community at National Night Out. This year’s event is set for 5 p.m. … more
Austin County commissioners voted last week to train personnel to comprise a “central counting station” to make elections run more efficiently. The next county election is set for Nov. 6. … more
On Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at 8 a.m., the Austin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a possible marijuana grow field located in Cat Spring, Texas. Officers searched the area and … more
Residents spoke out once again in opposition to Austin County’s proposed tax rate at a second public hearing on the matter held Sept. 10. A week later, on Sept. 17, after an hour-long, often … more
No public comments were made during a Sept. 11 hearing on Sealy’s proposed tax rate, a stark contrast from a similar meeting held last week at Austin County Commissioners Court at which residents … more
The Sealy City Council hired Houston native Tim Kirwin last month to serve as the city attorney. The city previously contracted with Lora Lenzch. Some municipalities opt to have a city attorney … more
Sealy ISD students have been hailed as heroes as they were able to stop a moving school bus and steer it to safety after their driver collapsed while transporting the youth at the … more
Austin County’s Sept. 4 public hearing on the proposed tax rate lasted less than 20 minutes, but commissioners got an earful from residents who are concerned about their rising property taxes. … more
There’s no shortage of things to do around Austin County next month. October means it’s time for the annual county fair, which includes a parade through downtown Bellville at 10 a.m. Oct. 11, … more
County commissioners last week approved an outdoor burn ban and discussed the sheriff’s department budget. The burn ban is effective until further notice from commissioners. According to the … more
After more than three years of offering emergency room services at Sealy ER, Dr. Kannappan Krishnaswamy – affectionately known in the community as “Dr. K.” – is switching gears and opening an … more
Longtime Sealy employee Kim Meloneck is retiring, and officials say her last day with the city is Sept. 7. As director of Sealy’s Economic Development Corp., Meloneck is credited with bringing … more
Marcus Peña’s tearful plea for an early release from prison didn’t exactly fall on deaf ears, but it was not granted. Assistant Attorney General Julie Stone scoffed at Peña’s complaints … more
Austin County commissioners on Monday decided to take a $17 million bond issue before voters on Nov. 6 which, if approved, would cover construction costs for a justice center and emergency medical … more
More than 300 students and parents from the area flocked to Sealy High School for the annual Back to School Health Fair last week. more
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