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County bond issue to go before voters this year

Austin County commissioners on Monday decided to take a $17 million bond issue before voters on Nov. 6 which, if approved, would cover construction costs for a justice center and emergency medical … more

School safety in Sealy ISD: A checklist for parents and caretakers

School safety is in the forefront of the minds of parents, students, and school personnel. This summer, district administration and staff have been busy evaluating what measures are already in place … more

McCaul meets with Austin County reps

U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul made a stop in Industry last week to talk shop with elected officials including Mayor Mable Meyers and Austin County Commissioner Bobby Rinn. McCaul, a Republican who has … more

Art deco

Studio Blend Gallery & Coffee Shop has the feel of a 1950s diner but instead of serving hamburgers and malted milkshakes, they offer coffee, desserts, smoothies and an art studio. On any given … more

Back to school

More than 300 students and parents from the area flocked to Sealy High School for the annual Back to School Health Fair last week. more

Crash kills 2 near Wallis

A stretch of Highway 36 in Fort Bend County was temporarily closed Sunday evening after a five-vehicle accident killed two people. A Life Flight helicopter responded and the two victims were … more

Austin County Fair releases entertainment lineup

BELLVILLE – The Austin County Fair highlighted its annual shrimp boil and dance by announcing this year’s entertainment lineup, along with some specials, July 27 at the Austin County Fair’s … more

Girls State, Boys State participants honored

Alexis Kiefer, Kailey Chaney, Kendall Young and Courtney Dziadek represented Sealy High School at the 2018 Bluebonnet Girls State held at Texas Lutheran University June 17-23. Clayton Ribardo from … more

Worship, grow, witness, give

The Rev. Eddie Hilliard has only been leading the congregation at First United Methodist Church of Sealy for about a month, but he says it already feels like home. The pastor, originally from … more

Eagle Scout to memorialize fallen officers

Sealy City Council members last week unanimously approved the Eagle Scout project of Garrison Rutledge, who wants to build a memorial for fallen police officers at Jacqueline A. Cryan Memorial Park. … more

County delays decision on justice complex

Austin County commissioners opted last week to postpone a decision on issuing certificates of obligation to renovate, repair and construct the county jail and sheriff’s office, which have suffered … more

Responders commended for swift action

Bellville residents who live near Western International Gas on Highway 159 had quite a scare July 17 when an explosion prompted evacuations not only of the plant but a five-mile radius in the … more

City looks at impact fees

Sealy City Council members last week continued talks on assessing impact fees for water and wastewater systems. The panel unanimously approved an engineering services agreement with Strand … more

Sealybrate good times

It was a weekend to remember – full of fun, friends, food, fireworks, barbecue, music, softball and a carnival atmosphere. The 10th annual Sealybration event at B&PW Park broke all kinds of … more

Summer Foods Summer Meals program feeds, educates South Texas youth

SOUTH TEXAS — An ongoing free meal program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is nourishing the bodies and minds of children in low-income areas of South Texas. The agency has been … more

It’s that time

It’s an event that marks a homecoming or high school reunion for many who grew up in Sealy. It’s a chance for people who have no rhythm to shake it on the dance floor. It’s a chance for … more

Shootout at Waco Twin Peaks 3 years later: Zero convictions

It was a rainy Sunday a little after noon on May 17, 2015, at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco where no one would envision the gruesome crime scene that was about to happen. A meeting of the … more

Strauss retires as president of Old 300

Fred Strauss announced his retirement last week after eight years as president of The Old 300. He has worked tirelessly to move forward the creation of The Old 300 Hall which is a part of the new … more

A call to action

Editor’s Note: This is the final installment in a four-part series on human trafficking. As discussion about immigration and border patrol grows increasingly heated and political, a group of … more

Austin County launches emergency notification system

Hurricane season is from June 1 through Nov. 30. Austin County offers residents a free notification system for emergency alerts. During an incident, communication with the community becomes … more
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