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DPS: Give the gift of safe travel this holiday season

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding drivers that by staying sober and following basic traffic laws, they can give their fellow motorists the gift of safe travels this … more

City forges ahead with new insurance plan

Several city employees, including a police officer whose daughter has special needs, voiced concerns over Sealy’s new insurance policy during a special meeting Dec. 21, but the council moved … more

Students honor veterans in Wreaths Across America event

Members of the Sealy High School Student Council, National Honor Society, and Interact club attended the Wreaths Across America event at the Houston National Cemetery on Dec. 18. The yearly … more

Prescribed fire practitioners have new tools at their fingertips

SAN ANGELO – As prescribed fire gains popularity as a range management tool, so does the need for up-to-the-minute information. To meet the growing need, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service … more

Beto O’Rourke stumps in Sealy

A candidate in a high-profile Senate race stopped to chat with residents at Sealy’s Levine Park on Sunday. Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat from El Paso, is currently serving District 16 in the U.S. … more

Bellville woman files for state rep

Bellville resident Jill Wolfskill last week launched her campaign for District 13 state representative filing her ballot application and treasurer appointment in Austin. Wolfskill said she was … more

Residents express concerns on insurance plan, drainage

During the Dec. 12 Sealy City Council meeting, Margaret Reeves addressed the council about its proposed employee insurance policy. “The entire insurance transaction was handled with little to … more

Police address I-10 suicide

Just 10 days before Christmas, 30-year-old Cruz Guerrero-Arreola was driving on Interstate 10 in Sealy with the mother of four of his children, who were also in the car. In a bizarre series of … more

Main Street program to remain intact through 2017

The Sealy City Council opted during a Dec. 12 meeting to keep its Main Street Program in place with current Director Toni Franklin through the end of the year but agreed to restructure the program … more

Sealy senior earns Eagle Scout rank

Sealy High School senior Mark Bonaccorso has already racked up quite a few accomplishments. He was recently accepted to Texas A&M University and was named to the Tiger football’s Academic … more

Sheriff's Report

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office released a report of arrests and bookings for Dec. 1-7. Inclusion in the report does not implicate guilt. Damien Andre Mercier was arrested for failure to … more

SHS German students spread the Christmas spirit

Members of Sealy High School’s Advanced German classes and the German Club performed for the residents of Colonial Belle Nursing Home in Sealy on Thursday, Dec. 14. They performed a number of … more

Sealy selects city manager finalists

The City of Sealy has announced Friday the names of four finalists in the search for a new city manager. The four candidates have been invited for interviews on Jan. 8 and 10, 2018. The contract … more

Kolkhorst oversees Senate hearing on sexual harassment

AUSTIN - Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham), chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Administration, held a public hearing at the state capitol Dec. 14 to review the Texas Senate's current sexual … more

County approves hire to assist with record-keeping

In a 3-1 vote Monday, Austin County commissioners approved a 30-hour-per-week administrative assistant position that will assist with record keeping. Commissioner Bobby Rinn opposed the hire, … more

Small Town Christmas Festival

San Felipe residents came out last Saturday to enjoy the 3rd annual Small Town Christmas Festival last Saturday. Festivities included a parade in the morning, chili cook off, raffles and vendors from … more

River Ridge closes for good

River Ridge Golf Club shut down Nov. 20. The course will not reopen and stakeholders say they’ve made no determination about the future of the property. To many employees the closure came as a … more

Sealy FFA roars loudly at state competition

Members of the Sealy FFA Chapter traveled to Huntsville Dec. 1 to compete in Texas FFA’s Leadership Career Development events. Sam Houston State University has partnered with Texas FFA in … more

City manager search continues

The Sealy City Council is getting closer to naming a new city manager. The matter has been discussed in closed session over the past few weeks, and the council sifted through more than 30 … more

Fire truck donated to hurricane-damaged Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department

PORT ARANSAS, Texas — Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department received a fire truck today, donated by the Philomont Volunteer Fire Department from Virginia. The donation was facilitated through … more
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