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Peña sentencing delayed

The sentencing hearing for former Austin County Tax Assessor-Collector Marcus Pena, originally scheduled for Jan. 22, was delayed to March 8, Texas Attorney General’s Office prosecutor Julie Stone … more

Elementary construction continues amid weather

After a brief delay by winter weather, construction at the site of the new Sealy Elementary School resumed late last week as members of the Sealy ISD school board and members of the committee that … more

Weather causes two-day shutdown in Sealy

Ice and snow prompted a brief shut-down of city government, local businesses and Sealy schools last week. The hazardous conditions came through late Jan. 15 and roads were still being sanded the … more

Hurricane recovery efforts continue with much still to do

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 17 extended for 30 days the state disaster declaration for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey, which pounded and flooded the Gulf Coast and moved deeply inland, … more

Sheriff's Report

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office released a report of arrests and bookings for Jan. 5-11. Inclusion in the report does not implicate guilt. Robert Gonzales was arrested for displaying … more

Centerpiece installed at 36 and Main Street

This cement ‘centerpiece’ recently was installed on the City Hall side of Main Street facing an identical structure across Texas 36. Orange traffic cones were placed around it shortly after … more

Blinn College posts record enrollment during winter minimester

Blinn College enrolled 1,845 students for the winter 2018 minimester, an 8.7 percent increase over the previous year and the highest winter minimester total in College history. Students enrolled … more

City honors law enforcement

Mayor Janice Whitehead, right, reads a proclamation during the Jan. 9 city council meeting to honor local law enforcement officers. more

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital offers new lymphedema management program

SUGAR LAND — Through the collaboration between oncology services and rehabilitation therapy at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, cancer survivors experiencing lymphedema will soon have access … more

City manager could be named Jan. 23

The Sealy City Council interviewed three city manager finalists last week and staff members provided tours of the community to the hopefuls. Mayor Janice Whitehead said Friday she could not … more

Interact Club recycles

Melissa Simms, faculty adviser, and members of the Sealy High School Interact Club, collect aluminum cans at the recycling bin behind The Sealy News. The club got $108 from their most recent haul. … more

SBA tops $3 billion in disaster assistance loans to businesses and residents impacted by Hurricane Harvey

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA has approved more than $3 billion in … more

‘I have a dream’

The year 2017 revisited an ongoing dialogue regarding many social issues, including racism, a topic brought to light during Martin Luther King Jr.’s quest for nonviolent activism during the Civil … more

Council looks into ballpark upgrades

The Sealy City Council last week agreed to contribute to upgrades at B&PW Park and lift a temporary hiring freeze in order to fully staff the Public Works Department. Joel Grigar, representing the … more

Austin County GOP holds candidate forum

Austin County GOP kicked off the 2018 primary season Jan. 4, with its first candidate forum for the five Republican candidates for State Representative House District 13 at Tony’s Family Restaurant … more

Visitors Day at Community Bible Study

The Bellville CBS class will be hosting a Visitor's Day at its host church, Bellville United Methodist Church on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.. Anyone interested in learning more about … more

City manager search narrows to three

The Sealy City Council is getting closer to naming a city manager, as the race narrowed to just three hopefuls last week after Copperas Cove City Manager Andrea Gardner withdrew her … more

Converting benefits of manure to methane

STEPHENVILLE – New research by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists shows biochar has potential to make anaerobic digestion of animal manure a more efficient method to rid farms of waste while … more

Leschper receives Humanitarian Award

The Sealy Lodge of Herman Sons Life presented Angela Leschper of Sealy with the Humanitarian Award at their Christmas meeting on Dec. 21. Leschper has traveled all over the world for Farouk … more

Sealy ISD receives academic performance report

Sealy ISD Assistant Superintendent Doug Young presented the Texas Academic Performance Report for grades six through 12 during the district’s December school board meeting. While the overall … more
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