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The first coronavirus case has been confirmed in Sealy. more
Many reentry services offered to those leaving incarceration — like help with housing and employment — have moved online or been halted since the new coronavirus hit the state. more
Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday issued a proclamation suspending provisions of the Texas Election Code to allow political subdivisions to postpone their 2020 local elections. This means local … more
The novel coronavirus has caught governments unprepared, put people out of work and set businesses on the brink of closure. Congress is working on a federal stimulus package as unemployment claims in Texas are expected to rise. more
President Donald Trump issued guidelines suggesting people avoid groups larger than 10 people. Last week, Gov. Greg Abbott directed state agencies to provide flexible and remote work options to employees. But many government workers still don't have the option. more
Congress is preparing to send billions more to businesses. Some say the first round of money was depleted as larger enterprises beat smaller businesses to the punch. more
The bill will temporarily replenish about $320 billion into a forgivable loan fund earmarked for small businesses. more
Friday's biggest developments: Stores offering curbside pickup can reopen and Texas reports 21,944 cases and 561 deaths. more
Austin County Judge Tim Lapham announced Friday that the county will have a state-supported mobile COVID-19 testing sight on Sunday, April 26, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. according to a release. more
The Sealy City Council took the final step in approving a $250,000 grant program to help Sealy businesses facing economic uncertainty in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and also approved all other items on their agenda during a Friday evening meeting. more
The businesses must limit occupancy to no more than 25%. more
Smaller communities have also struggled to get tests because they were not prioritized by the government or are too cash-strapped to buy them from the private sector, which runs the majority of tests in Texas. more
"We are doing this now today so we can get back to business as usual more quickly," Abbott said. more
There's no partisan split among Texas voters when it comes to assessing Congress' performance: 53% of Democrats and 57% of Republicans disapprove of the job federal lawmakers are doing. more
The Sealy City Council will hold an emergency meeting on Friday at 1 p.m. at the W.E. Hill Center to consider extending the declaration of disaster issued Monday by the mayor regarding the … more
The poll results come as Gov. Greg Abbott prepares to announce his plans for reopening a wide range of Texas businesses. more
"The University Interscholastic League (UIL) is extending its suspension of all UIL sanctioned activities due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Texas," a release from Thursday afternoon states. more
If a business reopens and an employee chooses not to return to work, they become ineligible for unemployment, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. more
The Sealy Police Department has issued the following statement regarding their response to calls during the coronavirus pandemic: As always, the Sealy PD will continue to offer the highest level … more
Housing advocates say they are still concerned about cases of harassment and the longterm housing safety of vulnerable Texans. more
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