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Texas high-speed train unveils passenger station in Dallas

DALLAS – Developers of the Texas Bullet Train unveiled new details today on its passenger station in Dallas, giving riders quick and comfortable access for their in-state travels instead of being … more

Sealy city manager takes office

Lloyd Merrell was welcomed by enthusiastic employees last week for his first day on the job. The new city manager started Feb. 1 and will earn an annual salary of $118,000. Merrell said he is getting … more

Sealy High holds college night

Last week, Sealy High School hosted College Night where representatives from universities and military branches could talk with students ranging from sixth grade to 12th grade. Representatives also … more

New concert stage unveiled for rodeo

Today, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials revealed a new, larger RODEOHOUSTON® stage that will put fans closer to the action in 2018. “We continue to look for new ways to improve the … more

Sheriff's Report

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office released a report of arrests and bookings for Jan. 19-25. Inclusion in the report does not implicate guilt. Rayford Doss Vanwinkle was arrested for possession … more

Why women should listen to their hearts

SUGAR LAND — Despite the perception that heart disease is a man’s disease, it’s the No. 1 killer of women, according to the American Heart Association. Millions of women die of heart disease … more

Community contributes to local cop

Sealy Police Detective Jason Manies was presented a check for $720 to help his family recover from destruction to his home caused by Hurricane Harvey. Manies thanked local residents who contributed … more

Sticks and stones

Bullying has been a problem for decades but evolved to new lengths thanks to the anonymity and accessibility of social media and the Internet. Cyberbullying is a method in which a student can target … more

CenterPoint Energy earns award for restoration efforts following severe storms in Sealy

CenterPoint Energy has been presented with the Edison Electric Institute (EEI)’s “Emergency Assistance Award” for its outstanding power restoration efforts after storms hit Sealy in May … more

Walmart to raise wages

DALLAS – Recently, Walmart announced plans to increase the starting wage rate for all hourly associates in the U.S. to $11, expand maternity and parental leave benefits and provide a one-time cash … more

New city manager tapped to lead Sealy

The Sealy City Council unanimously voted following a closed session Jan. 23 to hire Lloyd Merrell as the new city manager. Merrell will earn an annual salary of $118,000. His first day is … more

Selman Intermediate School Honor Roll

First Semester Fifth grade All A's Emily Acosta, Tate Anderson, America Arriaga, Lindsay Botello, Isabella Burns, Jasmine Burns, Lizbeth Chavez, Cole Crosby, Jessica Deberry, Hannah Diemer, … more

QuailMasters sets final run registration

SAN ANGELO — QuailMasters 2018 has opened registration for its final run, it’s founder said. The series, co-sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Wildlife … more

Grab your cape; it’s time for the Chamber banquet

The Sealy Chamber of Commerce will usher in new board president Jon Snell at its annual banquet, set for 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The event theme is “Superheroes,” … more

Schubert resigns from Texas House; joins Blinn College

CALDWELL — State Representative Leighton Schubert (R-Caldwell) announced that he is resigning as State Representative for House District 13 effective Feb. 4, 2018. “Serving the people of … more

Bank robber apprehended

Local police asked for the public’s help in identifying a man who was caught on surveillance tape following a Jan. 8 robbery at Woodforest National Bank in the Sealy Walmart – and about a week … more

Austin County youth attend 2018 national 4-H/FFA roundup

DENVER – More than 1,000 youth from more than 33 states including Alberta, Canada, attended the Western National Roundup Jan. 4-7, 2018, in Denver. The conference, now in its 98th year, is held … more

Peña sentencing delayed

The sentencing hearing for former Austin County Tax Assessor-Collector Marcus Pena, originally scheduled for Jan. 22, was delayed to March 8, Texas Attorney General’s Office prosecutor Julie Stone … more

Elementary construction continues amid weather

After a brief delay by winter weather, construction at the site of the new Sealy Elementary School resumed late last week as members of the Sealy ISD school board and members of the committee that … more

Weather causes two-day shutdown in Sealy

Ice and snow prompted a brief shut-down of city government, local businesses and Sealy schools last week. The hazardous conditions came through late Jan. 15 and roads were still being sanded the … more
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