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Police Blotter

The following call log was released by the Sealy Police Department for the time period of Jan. 4 through Jan. 11, 2018. Inclusion in the call log is not an implication of guilt. Officers … 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

SBA tops $3 billion in disaster assistance loans to businesses and residents impacted by Hurricane Harvey

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA has approved more than $3 billion in … more

‘I have a dream’

The year 2017 revisited an ongoing dialogue regarding many social issues, including racism, a topic brought to light during Martin Luther King Jr.’s quest for nonviolent activism during the Civil … more

NewsBits

WoodmenLife Coat Drive WoodmenLife Chapter 105 of Sealy is sponsoring a coat drive in conjunction with the First Baptist Church. All sizes of coats are welcomed and may be dropped off at the … more

‘The Greatest Showman’: not the greatest show

The hairs on my arm stood up when I first saw the trailer for Hugh Jackman’s “The Greatest Showman,” a movie musical about the life of P.T. Barnum, better known as the “Circus King,” the … 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

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

Visitors Day at Community Bible Study

The Bellville CBS class will be hosting a Visitor's Day at its host church, Bellville United Methodist Church on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.. Anyone interested in learning more about … more

Water well screenings offered in January for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will present free water well screenings in January for Aransas, Calhoun, Jackson, Matagorda, Refugio, San Patricio and Victoria counties to give … more

City manager search narrows to three

The Sealy City Council is getting closer to naming a city manager, as the race narrowed to just three hopefuls last week after Copperas Cove City Manager Andrea Gardner withdrew her … more

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

Leschper receives Humanitarian Award

The Sealy Lodge of Herman Sons Life presented Angela Leschper of Sealy with the Humanitarian Award at their Christmas meeting on Dec. 21. Leschper has traveled all over the world for Farouk … more

Sealy News donates to HOA-Meals on Wheels

Tad Desai of The Sealy News presents Buddy Chance of HOA-Meals on Wheels a check for $485.55. The Sealy News donates proceeds from the newspaper’s recycling bin to the nonprofit organization. Thank … more

Sealy ISD receives academic performance report

Sealy ISD Assistant Superintendent Doug Young presented the Texas Academic Performance Report for grades six through 12 during the district’s December school board meeting. While the overall … more

Product review: Audible app and podcasts

I’m in the car a lot, as I imagine most of us are these days. I have a long commute, and while I love cranking up the Taylor Swift tunes, sometimes a podcast or a book are better ways to keep a … more

Commissioners move forward with mold remediation plans

The process of eliminating mold from the Austin County Jail continues, as commissioners voted Monday to proceed with an agreement to have Blackmon Mooring Texas Inc. remediate the hazardous … more

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announces 2018 lineup

HOUSTON – The 2018 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo entertainment lineup features a mix of country, rock, R&B and Spanish pop artists. Several local favorites, plus six entertainers new to … more

Faith Academy continues season of sharing

After returning from the Christmas break, the students in the Early Education Department at Faith Academy decided to continue the season of sharing. They read ‘The After Christmas Tree’ and, in … more
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