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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

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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

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
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