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County bond issue to go before voters this year

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

Back to school

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

Crash kills 2 near Wallis

A stretch of Highway 36 in Fort Bend County was temporarily closed Sunday evening after a five-vehicle accident killed two people. A Life Flight helicopter responded and the two victims were … more

Still bringin’ it

With a year of familiarity in the city and the same coaching staff surrounding him, second-year Head Coach Shane Mobley is ready to break in the new turf at T.J. Mills Stadium. Although soccer … more

Austin County Fair releases entertainment lineup

BELLVILLE – The Austin County Fair highlighted its annual shrimp boil and dance by announcing this year’s entertainment lineup, along with some specials, July 27 at the Austin County Fair’s … more

County delays decision on justice complex

Austin County commissioners opted last week to postpone a decision on issuing certificates of obligation to renovate, repair and construct the county jail and sheriff’s office, which have suffered … more

Responders commended for swift action

Bellville residents who live near Western International Gas on Highway 159 had quite a scare July 17 when an explosion prompted evacuations not only of the plant but a five-mile radius in the … more

Western International explosion

On July 17 at 6:09 a.m., the Austin County Sheriff’s Office received a called from Western International Gas Company located at 7173 Highway 159 in Bellville, reporting an explosion and fire in … more

Council tackles drainage

The Sealy City Council discussed drainage priorities during a brief meeting last week. Council members also talked about the potential sale of certificates of obligation for capital projects, … more

Who's ready to party?

Live music, a 5k run, the annual Stars & Strikes baseball and softball tournaments and a barbecue cook-off are among the attractions that draw a massive crowd to Sealy B&PW Park each year for … more

A call to action

Editor’s Note: This is the final installment in a four-part series on human trafficking. As discussion about immigration and border patrol grows increasingly heated and political, a group of … more

EMS facility is still in the works

Sealy City Manager Lloyd Merrell is moving forward with executing a contract for topography, platting and surveying services for public safety properties in order to enter an agreement with Austin … more

County moves forward with justice complex

Austin County commissioners authorized Judge Tim Lapham to begin negotiations with Lower Colorado River Authority on moving utility lines in order to expand the county’s justice complex. … more

The faces of trafficking

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a four-part series on human trafficking. During a recent symposium on human trafficking, Alf Halvorson, pastor at Houston’s Memorial Drive Presbyterian … more

Partnership teaches executives to protect their companies from cyberattack

The Blinn College District and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Cyber Readiness Center are offering a four-hour course designed to help business executives understand the vital role … more

Human trafficking

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a four-part series on human trafficking, an overview of what it is. Future stories will include interviews with law enforcement, clergy and parents and … more

County commits to repairing dangerous bridges

Austin County commissioners approved a resolution May 29 to replace a bridge on Neuman Road and provide matching funds on a Texas Department of Transportation project to repair the Mill Creek Road … more

County continues talks on facilities, possible bond issue

Austin County commissioners continued discussions on the future of county offices last week as Judge Tim Lapham reminded the court that if they want to issue bonds in November, they have to make a … more

Four appointed to Sealy EDC after heated discussion

Following a heated discussion last week, new members were appointed to Sealy’s Economic Development Corp. The EDC formed in 1997 and uses sales tax revenues to recruit new businesses to the … more

Sealy City Council makes EDC appointments

The following is a transcript from a portion of the May 22 Sealy City Council meeting prepared by Sealy News editor April Towery. Mayor Janice Whitehead announced Item No. 15: Discussion and possible … more
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