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Converting benefits of manure to methane

STEPHENVILLE – New research by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists shows biochar has potential to make anaerobic digestion of animal manure a more efficient method to rid farms of waste while … more

Let go and let life

It feels like our crew has been battling sickness forever. We wash hands like crazy, take our vitamins, get sleep and still it seems like we just can’t seem to get a handle on these nasty winter … more

Who will it be?

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

Semper Fi

Maj. Shawn Matthew Campbell was my husband, and he was Tristan, Kenna, Kate and Donovan’s dad. He was kind, considerate, calm, soft-spoken, dedicated, faithful. Shawn had a fun-loving, … more

City manager search moves forward

The Sealy City Council is reviewing 11 applications from hopefuls who want to serve as the next city manager, and a reception is planned in January so the community has a chance to vet them. More … more

Council looks into ballpark upgrades

The Sealy City Council last week agreed to contribute to upgrades at B&PW Park and lift a temporary hiring freeze in order to fully staff the Public Works Department. Joel Grigar, representing the … more

Austin County GOP holds candidate forum

Austin County GOP kicked off the 2018 primary season Jan. 4, with its first candidate forum for the five Republican candidates for State Representative House District 13 at Tony’s Family Restaurant … more

Water workshop set for Jan. 26

BRENHAM – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality and management related to the Mill Creek watershed will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. January 26. The workshop will be held in the … more

Rest easy, brother

There wasn’t a dry eye Monday in the massive Second Baptist Church as Sealy Fire Chief Eric Zapalac was laid to rest, just one week after the 39-year-old died suddenly, sending shock waves through … more

Spreading Christmas cheer

The pre-school students from Faith Academy decided to spread some Christmas cheer last week. They baked cookies and delivered them around town, thanking community helpers for their hard work. 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

This is my main headline

GONZALES — During a regularly-scheduled noon meeting yesterday, Thursday, Sept. 14, the Gonzales Convention and Visitor Bureau announced Gonzales' new Tourism Development Director. more

Council postpones decision on tax hikes

The Sealy City Council was poised to move forward with utility increases during a regular meeting Oct. 24 but instead opted to table several items and seek more information. Interim City Manager … 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

Election planned for November 7

Austin County commissioners on Monday reviewed plans for an election Nov. 7 that will decide seven statewide propositions. Early voting began this week and runs through Nov. 3. Polls are open from 8 … more

Council addresses Sealy Community Foundation funds

Sealy City Council members revisited the issue of utility tax rates during a Nov. 14 meeting and one councilman questioned a local charity about how their funds are doled out. Interim City … more

Bringing it back

In the peak months of summer, the Sealy Tiger football team gathered to hear from their new head coach Shane Mobley who took the job back in January. Seniors like Justin Eckhardt were eager to see … more

Austin County 4-H has good showing at Food Challenge

Thirteen 13 Austin County 4-Hers participated Jan. 6 in the District 11 Food Show and Food Challenge competition in Victoria. The theme for this year’s activities was “Fresh from the Farm,” … more

Money-saving tips for the new year

I recently got an email reminding me that my subscription to the best magazine on the planet, InStyle, was up for renewal and that they’d gladly take $35 or so out of my bank account automatically … more

Donor funds new turf for stadium

The field at T.J. Mills Stadium is going to have a different look in a few months. The Mark A. Chapman Foundation donated a $1 million check to Sealy ISD last week for the installation of new turf … more
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