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New elementary will have dual language program

Sealy ISD’s new elementary school is scheduled for completion in August and when students begin attending classes there, the building won’t be the only thing that’s new. Sealy Elementary … more

Election Results - March 6, 2018

Click attachments for Austin County results from the March 6, 2018, primary election. more

Former Bellville judge indicted

An Austin County grand jury indicted former Bellville Municipal Court Judge Terri Resendez on Feb. 28 for theft of property ($30,000 to $150,000) and tampering with a governmental record. Both … more

Scholarships offered for Austin County residents

Blinn College is encouraging Austin County residents to apply for scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year. The College has more than $320,000 in endowed scholarships available, including a … more

Faith Academy students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

Faith Academy on Feb. 26 inducted 13 junior high students into National Junior Honor Society. Shirley Mize started NJHS for Faith Academy. Mize loved everything NJHS stood for and believed all … more

Luncheon held to honor county officials

The Extension Education Association of Austin County sponsored a soup, sandwich and dessert meal Feb. 12 in honor of the Austin County Commissioners Court and many of its community partners. The … more

Progress ongoing at new gas station

Fuel tanks are going in at Murphy USA in Sealy. Did you know that an empty 25,000 gallon storage tank can weigh up to 32,500 pounds? That equals about 2.5 African bush elephants. more

Special Olympics program, Sealy ISD cut ties

Representatives speaking on behalf of the Austin County Comets, a Special Olympics organization, addressed Sealy ISD trustees last week expressing concerns about the future of the program. Comets … more

Community welcomes new city manager Merrell

New Sealy City Manager Lloyd Merrell has been on the job for about a month but says he already feels like he’s home. Merrell served as city manager of Madisonville, Ky., for 26 years and after … more

County addresses school violence

Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes reported Monday that his department remains vigilant in monitoring potential threats at area schools as violence has escalated in other parts of the country. On … more

Austin County Fair Association offers scholarships

The Austin County Fair Association is currently accepting scholarship applications. All applications listed below may be found on the Austin County Fair website; www.austincountyfair.com or in the … more

Tractor Supply stores host FFA fundraiser

Throughout the month of February, Tractor Supply Co. stores in Texas are collecting donations to support grants for FFA chapters in their community. Coinciding with National FFA Week (Feb. 17-24), … more

H-E-B purchases Sealy property

H-E-B Grocery has purchased a 10.575 acre tract of land in Sealy for future use as the site for a grocery store and pharmacy as well as a fuel station and car wash. The site is on the Interstate … more

What now?

Over the past month, The Sealy News has explored just a few points in the massive scope of bullying. The issue of bullying has had profound impacts, psychological and physical, on the … more

Ballots finalized

Two of three incumbent Sealy City Council members have drawn opponents, and two returning school board members are unopposed in the May 5 election, as ballots for the local nonpartisan elections were … more

Body found in Sealy

Deceased man found in North Sealy. Police located a deceased 44-year-old Hispanic male by his vehicle in the old El Tropical parking lot. Foul play was not indicated and the name is not being … more

Fugitive murder suspect extradited from Mexico

A fugitive murder suspect was returned to Texas from Mexico today to ensure he stands trial for the 1991 murder of Brenda Smith, 35, in Sealy. The effort to locate and capture Blas Tierrablanca, … more

Austin County Fair & Rodeo donates to American Cancer Society

Bellville – The Austin County Fair Association donated $2,650 to the American Cancer Society of Austin County on Jan. 23 to represent their participation in the Tough Enough to Wear Pink … more
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