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Texans reminded to stay vigilant, report suspicious activity to authorities

AUSTIN – In the wake of the recent bomb explosions in Texas that have killed two and injured several other victims, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging all Texans to remain … more

Capital Farm Credit returns $77.5 million to borrowers

BRYAN, Texas – This month, Capital Farm Credit will return $77.5 million cash to its members in the form of patronage dividends. In addition, the association is setting aside $86.3 million in … more

Stop the bleed, save a life

Austin County EMS is reaching out to the community to help provide life-saving tools for local schools, law enforcement agencies, first responders, fire departments and public entities. … more

Candidate forum set for April 18

A forum featuring questions and answers from the candidates vying for seats on the Sealy City Council is set for 5:30 p.m. April 18 at Saddleback Saloon. The one-hour forum will be moderated by … more

Inmates returned to mold-free jail

After more than six months of transporting inmates to Fort Bend County due to mold in the Austin County Jail, Sheriff Jack Brandes said Monday all male inmates have been returned to the Bellville … more

Council tackles downtown parking, infrastructure, development

Sealy City Council members gathered Saturday for a workshop to discuss downtown parking, capital improvement projects and impact fees – but perhaps the biggest news that came from the meeting is … more

Sealy teen wins big with oil painting

More than 30,000 youth entered artwork at the recent Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo – and just a few of those pieces were selected for auction. One young man whose painting went up for bid was … more

IRS scams active in Austin County

Just before the April 17 tax deadline, scammers are working overtime trying to get your money in a continuing phone scam. The Internal Revenue Service reports sophisticated IRS impostors are calling … more

Sealy to negotiate land purchases

The Sealy City Council is poised to assemble several tracts of land, as action was taken last week to authorize City Manager Lloyd Merrell to negotiate and purchase the parcels. The tracts … more

Museum requests funding

The Sealy City Council was asked last week to contribute funding toward the $12.5 million museum at San Felipe de Austin state historic site. Chris Beckendorff, on behalf of the museum, requested … more

Crews make progress on fuel station

Progress continues at the Murphy USA near the Sealy Walmart. The new building will be a 1,200-square-foot full-service convenience store with eight pumps including diesel and E85. Officials … more

Landowner educational series offered

The Multi-County New Landowner Education program is a series of eight informational meetings, seminars, and field days designed to make new landowners in Austin, Colorado, Fayette and Washington … more

Brenham native serves aboard Navy warship in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. - A Brenham, Texas, native and Brenham High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason. Seaman Colby Colvin is an operations specialist … more

Police Blotter

The following call log was released by the Sealy Police Department for the time period of March 1, 2018 through March 8, 2018. Inclusion in the call log is not an implication of guilt. Officers … more

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
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