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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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