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There was something for everyone at this year’s Austin County Fair, including live bands, a parade, livestock showcase and rodeo. With top-tier performers like Aaron Watson and Tracy Byrd, some … more
After seven terms in office representing Austin County in Washington, D.C., Republican U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul made a stop on the campaign trail last week at a Sealy Chamber of Commerce luncheon. … more
The Sealy City Council last week decided to remove a brick structure that sits at the intersection of Main Street and the west side of Highway 36. The matter was placed on the agenda by … more
CAT SPRING — Saddle up your horse and come out to 7IL Ranch in Cat Spring, Oct. 20, 2018, for the Saddle Up for SIRE benefit trail ride, silent auction and barbecue lunch. The 26th annual event … more
Faith Academy High School celebrated the 13th induction of members to its chapter of the National Honor Society on Sept. 24. The service-based scholastic club was honored to host Keith Hite as … more
Chet Garner’s popular PBS show “Daytripper” visits venues across Texas, and last week they added stops in Bellville and San Felipe. “This town between Houston and Austin may seem small and … more
The Austin County Fair kicked off Friday night with lots of cute kids, happy parents, belt buckles and cowboy hats. The fair continues at Margaret Chesley Park in Bellville through Oct. 14. … more
Sealy Police Department K9 Officer Eric Bryant is once again heading up the effort to bring families together and unite the community at National Night Out. This year’s event is set for 5 p.m. … more
The Sealy City Council last week adopted its budget for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. There was little discussion and no public feedback. Finance Director Steven Kutra said he provided a … more
Austin County commissioners voted last week to train personnel to comprise a “central counting station” to make elections run more efficiently. The next county election is set for Nov. 6. … more
Last Sunday I got to hear about the Micah Project, a ministry in Honduras, an area ravaged by poverty, crime and suicide. Every week is a rough week in Honduras. There’s a guy named … more
People from many different churches throughout Austin County give their time volunteering with Sealy Christian Food Pantry, and last week those generous folks were thanked with a catered lunch at … more
Since Mayor Janice Whitehead was elected to lead the Sealy City Council last year, a lot has changed in the local landscape. A new city manager, Lloyd Merrell, was hired, and the council recently … more
Sealy FFA member traveled west to the Colorado County fairgrounds Sept. 8 to compete in the livestock judging contest. Sealy entered 16 juniors in the event. Emily Askew was first high point … more
On Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at 8 a.m., the Austin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a possible marijuana grow field located in Cat Spring, Texas. Officers searched the area and … more
Residents spoke out once again in opposition to Austin County’s proposed tax rate at a second public hearing on the matter held Sept. 10. A week later, on Sept. 17, after an hour-long, often … more
It’s hard to believe that the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, occurred 17 years ago, preceding the lives of most high school students. Everyone remembers where they were that day, changing … more
SAN FELIPE, Texas— The Friends of the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site will host their annual meeting on Monday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and those … more
No public comments were made during a Sept. 11 hearing on Sealy’s proposed tax rate, a stark contrast from a similar meeting held last week at Austin County Commissioners Court at which residents … more
On Saturday, Aug. 4, the Sealy FFA held the second annual Sealy Showdown After Dark Lamb and Goat Show. More than 200 lambs and goats competed in the event at the Austin County Fairgrounds. … more
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