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Prescribed fire practitioners have new tools at their fingertips

SAN ANGELO – As prescribed fire gains popularity as a range management tool, so does the need for up-to-the-minute information. To meet the growing need, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service … more

Officials name members to school finance commission

AUSTIN — Top state officials last week named members to the Texas Public School Finance Commission, an agency created by legislation passed last summer during a special session of the 85th Texas … more

Q&A with the coach

What’s your favorite thing about Christmas? It sounds cliché, but family. As a coach you miss so many landmark holidays, vacations and events with immediate and extended family. This is the one … more

Food drive

Locals with the Austin County Republican Party participated in a food drive Dec. 9 at Lindemann Store in Industry. Pictured from left are Adeline Luedke, Buddy Koenig, Sheryl Schultz, Ryan Johnson of … more

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo educational commitment tops $450 million

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo released its annual educational commitment for 2018, awarding more than $26.7 million to support young Texans and statewide educational programs. This brings the … more

Austin County Sheriff’s Office receives donation

On Nov. 27, 2017, the Austin County Sheriff’s Office was honored with a visit by Terry Pickering, a Law Enforcement Consultant with Texas Association of Counties, also known as TAC. During his … more

Beto O’Rourke stumps in Sealy

A candidate in a high-profile Senate race stopped to chat with residents at Sealy’s Levine Park on Sunday. Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat from El Paso, is currently serving District 16 in the U.S. … 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

Residents express concerns on insurance plan, drainage

During the Dec. 12 Sealy City Council meeting, Margaret Reeves addressed the council about its proposed employee insurance policy. “The entire insurance transaction was handled with little to … more

Police address I-10 suicide

Just 10 days before Christmas, 30-year-old Cruz Guerrero-Arreola was driving on Interstate 10 in Sealy with the mother of four of his children, who were also in the car. In a bizarre series of … more

NewsBits

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services Christmas Eve candlelight services will be held at 5 p.m. at the old historical San Felipe United Methodist Church. Old oil lamps are used for the ceremony, with … more

Main Street program to remain intact through 2017

The Sealy City Council opted during a Dec. 12 meeting to keep its Main Street Program in place with current Director Toni Franklin through the end of the year but agreed to restructure the program … more

Give poinsettias a healthy home for the holidays and beyond

OVERTON – The bright, crimson red holiday ornamental plant staple – the poinsettia – has a few needs to help it thrive throughout the holidays, according to Dr. Brent Pemberton, Texas A&M … more

Sealy senior earns Eagle Scout rank

Sealy High School senior Mark Bonaccorso has already racked up quite a few accomplishments. He was recently accepted to Texas A&M University and was named to the Tiger football’s Academic … more

Faith Academy students take Texas history tour

Faith Academy’s seventh-grade students set out on Dec. 4 for their annual Texas history tour. The tour began at Washington on the Brazos, where the students visited the Barrington Living History … more

Local Sears store donates to mom

Dee Dee Budaus, co-manager of the local Sears store, organized a donation of house appliances and gifts to local mother Kim Sanchez and her kids Chris, Micha, Mia and Lola. Crossfit of Katy donated a … more

Sheriff's Report

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office released a report of arrests and bookings for Dec. 1-7. Inclusion in the report does not implicate guilt. Damien Andre Mercier was arrested for failure to … more

SHS German students spread the Christmas spirit

Members of Sealy High School’s Advanced German classes and the German Club performed for the residents of Colonial Belle Nursing Home in Sealy on Thursday, Dec. 14. They performed a number of … 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

Kolkhorst oversees Senate hearing on sexual harassment

AUSTIN - Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham), chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Administration, held a public hearing at the state capitol Dec. 14 to review the Texas Senate's current sexual … more
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