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‘I have a dream’

The year 2017 revisited an ongoing dialogue regarding many social issues, including racism, a topic brought to light during Martin Luther King Jr.’s quest for nonviolent activism during the Civil … more

Council looks into ballpark upgrades

The Sealy City Council last week agreed to contribute to upgrades at B&PW Park and lift a temporary hiring freeze in order to fully staff the Public Works Department. Joel Grigar, representing the … more

Austin County GOP holds candidate forum

Austin County GOP kicked off the 2018 primary season Jan. 4, with its first candidate forum for the five Republican candidates for State Representative House District 13 at Tony’s Family Restaurant … more

Visitors Day at Community Bible Study

The Bellville CBS class will be hosting a Visitor's Day at its host church, Bellville United Methodist Church on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.. Anyone interested in learning more about … more

City manager search narrows to three

The Sealy City Council is getting closer to naming a city manager, as the race narrowed to just three hopefuls last week after Copperas Cove City Manager Andrea Gardner withdrew her … more

Converting benefits of manure to methane

STEPHENVILLE – New research by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists shows biochar has potential to make anaerobic digestion of animal manure a more efficient method to rid farms of waste while … more

Leschper receives Humanitarian Award

The Sealy Lodge of Herman Sons Life presented Angela Leschper of Sealy with the Humanitarian Award at their Christmas meeting on Dec. 21. Leschper has traveled all over the world for Farouk … more

Sealy ISD receives academic performance report

Sealy ISD Assistant Superintendent Doug Young presented the Texas Academic Performance Report for grades six through 12 during the district’s December school board meeting. While the overall … more

Suspect wanted for robbing banks in Sealy and Conroe

HOUSTON - The Safe Streets Task Force out of the FBI Bryan Resident Agency needs the public’s help identifying and locating the man who has robbed two banks in the past four weeks- one in Conroe, … more

Commissioners move forward with mold remediation plans

The process of eliminating mold from the Austin County Jail continues, as commissioners voted Monday to proceed with an agreement to have Blackmon Mooring Texas Inc. remediate the hazardous … more

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announces 2018 lineup

HOUSTON – The 2018 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo entertainment lineup features a mix of country, rock, R&B and Spanish pop artists. Several local favorites, plus six entertainers new to … more

Students can still register for Blinn College’s spring semester

Prospective students who included higher education among their New Year’s resolutions can register for Blinn College’s spring 2018 semester through Monday, Jan. 15. Blinn courses are available … more

Find a way: Game day coach

When you look down at the bench and see a coach barking instructions to their team on the court, putting their arm around a player on the bench or grabbing a dry-erase board during a time-out, … more

Grand Jury

The Austin County Grand Jury returned indictments against 11 individuals in the November session. Those indicted include: Irby Giles Allison, driving while intoxicated, third offense or … more

Houston Methodist West Hospital hosts first NICU reunion

Christmas came early for dozens of area kids and families last week as Houston Methodist West Hospital celebrated its first ever Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) reunion. More than 100 … more

Who will it be?

The Sealy City Council is scheduled to interview city manager candidates in person Jan. 8 and Jan. 10, bookending a regularly-scheduled Jan. 9 city council meeting. Officials say they expect the … more

NewsBits

Candidate Forums Austin County GOP will host its first Candidate Forum for the five Republican candidates for State Representative House District 13 at the regular monthly meeting Thursday, Jan. … more

Sealy ISD financial rating drops due to floods, construction

Sealy ISD chief financial officer Jim Obermeier presented the 2016 Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) in front of the school board during their meeting on Dec. 20. The school district … more

Faster than a speeding bullet ...

DALLAS – The Texas bullet train made a big push forward last month as federal regulators for the first time outlined a preferred route between North Texas and Houston and identified passenger … more

Oh, what a year!

The year 2017 brought a lot of change in Sealy city government. Residents elected a new mayor, got a new police chief and will have a new city manager early next year. We mourned the loss of Fire … more
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