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New associate pastor hired at The Shepherd’s Way Church

Pastor Frank Lucas announced recently that Drew Bless has accepted the responsibility of becoming an associate pastor at The Shepherd’s Way Church. “Drew has proven to be a faithful and … more

DPS offers spring break safety tips

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to keep safety a top priority as they prepare for this year’s Spring Break. Texans should be mindful that increased traffic … more

Lineup announced for 2018 Sealybration

Last year was my first year in Sealy, and I had the privilege of attending the phenomenon that is Sealybration. Put on by the Sealy Community Foundation, the event includes vendors, live music, a … more

Walk Across Texas continues push in week four

Bellville and Brazos ISD families are doing a great job accumulating miles across Texas. At the end of the fourth week, several classes and groups are pressing closer to the finish line in their … more

Youth get ‘buzz’ on bugs at Insect Expo in New Braunfels

NEW BRAUNFELS — More than 1,000 fourth-graders from New Braunfels and Comal independent school districts attended the recent two-day Insect Expo at the McKenna Children’s Museum in New … more

Election Results - March 6, 2018

Click attachments for Austin County results from the March 6, 2018, primary election. more

CTE programs prepare students for college and career success

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs become increasingly innovative each year. Extending beyond the basic technical skills, Sealy CTE courses incorporate hands on, relevant learning that … more

Scholarships offered for Austin County residents

Blinn College is encouraging Austin County residents to apply for scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year. The College has more than $320,000 in endowed scholarships available, including a … more

Faith Academy students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

Faith Academy on Feb. 26 inducted 13 junior high students into National Junior Honor Society. Shirley Mize started NJHS for Faith Academy. Mize loved everything NJHS stood for and believed all … more

Bedroom upgrades that won’t break the bank

Upgrading your bedroom might sound like a daunting task. You may assume it costs an arm and a leg, takes months and requires professionals to complete. However, upgrading your bedroom doesn’t have … more

Colonial Belle residents celebrate Mardi Gras

Residents at Colonial Belle Nursing Home in Sealy were treated to a Mardi Gras celebration Friday. Residents played card games and slot machines, collected beads and enjoyed a meal catered by the … more

Estate of Blinn College alumna Sidney Dell Johnston Remmert establishes $1 million scholarship fund for Austin County students

The estate of Sidney Dell Johnston Remmert, a former Blinn College graduate, recently gifted the Blinn College Foundation $1 million to endow scholarships for Austin County students, including … more

Luncheon held to honor county officials

The Extension Education Association of Austin County sponsored a soup, sandwich and dessert meal Feb. 12 in honor of the Austin County Commissioners Court and many of its community partners. The … more

Take a Stand program helps youth learn how to deal with bullying

SAN ANTONIO – More than 200 students in kindergarten, first and second grade at Mildred Baskin Elementary School in San Antonio learned how to stand up to bullies and resolve conflicts without … more

Blinn College invites community to inaugural Health Sciences Showcase

Blinn College invites the community to learn more about its renowned healthcare programs during the inaugural Health Sciences Showcase Thursday, March 8, from 5-8 p.m. at the Texas A&M Health Science … more

Progress ongoing at new gas station

Fuel tanks are going in at Murphy USA in Sealy. Did you know that an empty 25,000 gallon storage tank can weigh up to 32,500 pounds? That equals about 2.5 African bush elephants. more

HOA-Meals on Wheels celebrates new building

Buddy Chance and a group of dedicated volunteers have been providing hot meals to senior citizens for decades, and gathered last week to cut the ribbon at a new building on Frydek Road in … more

Special Olympics program, Sealy ISD cut ties

Representatives speaking on behalf of the Austin County Comets, a Special Olympics organization, addressed Sealy ISD trustees last week expressing concerns about the future of the program. Comets … more

Community welcomes new city manager Merrell

New Sealy City Manager Lloyd Merrell has been on the job for about a month but says he already feels like he’s home. Merrell served as city manager of Madisonville, Ky., for 26 years and after … more
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