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Sika and ye shall find

An international manufacturing company held its grand opening in Sealy last week, and by all accounts, it’s a pretty big deal. Sika Corp., which manufactures concrete repair products, now … more

Ballot set for San Felipe election

Six candidates are vying for three seats on the San Felipe Town Council. Mayor Pro Tempore Alfred Hall, Alderman Louis T. Bonner Jr. and Alderman Brenda Newsome are being challenged by Cynthia … more

Mold cleared from county jail

Pending an inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, some prisoners could be returned to the Austin County Jail this week. The inmates have been transported to Fort Bend County at a … more

School board reviews budget

Sealy ISD Chief Financial Officer Jim Obermeier presented the management and operations budget for the 2017-2018 school year during a workshop last week. Superintendent Sheryl Moore said the … more

CenterPoint Energy mutual assistance crews restored power to more than 5,100 residents of Puerto Rico

Houston – CenterPoint Energy announced that its second team of 70 employees has returned to Houston following three weeks of work to help the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) restore … more

Peña sentenced to 10 years in jail

Former Austin County Tax Assessor-Collector Marcus Peña was sentenced last week to 10 years in jail and ordered to pay $275,000 in restitution as punishment for stealing from the county and misusing … more

Blinn College authorizes contracts for Brenham Campus food service facilities renovation

During a special meeting recently, the Blinn College District Board of Trustees authorized the administration to award and execute a contract with Collier Construction for the renovation of the food … more

Recipes on display

On display now at the Virgil & Josephine Gordon Memorial Library on Circle Drive in Sealy are a series of recipes from Sealy cooks that were published in old Sealy News publications. The recipes … more

Sealy proceeds with park upgrades

The Sealy City Council on Feb. 27 authorized city staff to move forward with $3,000 in safety upgrades to B&PW Park. Planning and Community Development Director Warren Escovy told the council … more

'The house that Eric built'

Nov. 20, 2017, is a date etched in the minds of many Sealy residents. Kenny Willingham spent that morning with his best friend Eric Zapalac, Sealy Fire Department’s former chief. “Me and … more

Group explores possibility of chartering new scout troop

A group of male community leaders led by the Rev. Eric LeBrocq of St. John’s Episcopal Church met in Sealy last week to tackle an ongoing challenge: how to empower young men, particularly those who … more

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
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