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With only 5% of eligible voters casting their ballots in Austin County for Tuesday’s runoff election, local Democrats had the largest ballot of statewide races to choose.With only one race on … more
An unnamed Austin County Commissioner was informed Monday after meeting in commissioners court that he had tested positive for COVID-19. On Tuesday morning it was reported that a second test came … more
Interstate 10 westbound mainlanes will be closed for traffic shifting operations Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Westbound mainlane traffic will be moved to the westbound exit to Chew Road/Mlcak Road … more
A house was destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon in a blaze of unknown origin that appeared to have spread from an adjacent shed. The house on Klopesteck Road was fully engulfed around 5 p.m. … more
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Thursday issued an executive order that requires all Texans in counties with 20 or more cases of COVID-19 to wear a face mask or other covering in public. "Wearing a face … more
As hospitalizations and positive test rates for COVID-19 in Texas continue a dramatic rise, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Friday to re-close bars, rafting and tubing businesses and put … more
Tuesday evening, the Major League Baseball Players Association finalized an agreement to report to camp on July 1 for a 60-game season beginning either July 23 or 24. more
Abbott notified lawmakers of the plan during a conference call Thursday. more
Tuesday afternoon brought a positive COVID-19 test for one of the Sealy High School coaches involved with the voluntary strength and conditioning and sport-specific instruction and Tiger head football coach and athletic director Shane Mobley announced that all workouts are suspended until June 25 out of caution. more
The 12th annual summer festival, Sealybration hosted by the Sealy Community Foundation, was confirmed to be held on July 10, 11 and 12 at B&PW Park, the nonprofit organization announced on June 3. Tracy Lawrence will headline the music lineup Saturday night, SCF President Melanie Willingham said. more
The National Weather Service announced a heat advisory will be in effect from noon until 7 p.m. Tuesday with a maximum heat index between 107 and 111 degrees. more
Sealy resident Lenel Brandiberg announced Friday morning a group of community members is organizing a peaceful protest of George Floyd’s killing and other racial injustices that will be held at Sealy’s Joe Scranton Park on Tuesday at 11 a.m. and will last for about two hours. more
The governor on Wednesday announced his third phase of reopening the state's economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. more
Live updates: Throughout the weekend, protesters marched in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Fort Worth, clashing with police officers, over the death of George Floyd. more
In a statement, Abbott said the declaration would allow him to designate federal agents to serve as peace officers in Texas. more
The Sealy Police Department provided two traffic updates Monday morning warning drivers of lane closures beginning on May 26. more
The Texas Department of Transporation provided an update on the Austin County Expansion Project along Interstate Highway 10. more
Child care opens immediately, bars can open Friday and sports will be allowed to return at the end of the month, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday. more
The National Weather Service released a significant weather advisory for multiple counties in central Texas, including Austin County, until 5:45 p.m. more
After Tex. Gov. Greg Abbott’s stay-home order expired April 30, the Texas Education Agency released guidelines May 5 that allowed rural counties with five or fewer active cases of COVID-19 to hold socially-distant outdoor graduation ceremonies between May 15 and 31. more
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