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A group of around 30 residents gathered at the Austin County courthouse in Bellville the morning of June 20 for a peaceful demonstration about justice for all. The gathering was also in honor of the Juneteenth holiday on the day prior which celebrates when Texas slaves were informed they’d been freed at the end of the Civil War. more
In honor of Friday’s Juneteenth holiday, the same organizers who put together the peaceful protest that was held at Sealy’s Abe and Irene Levine Park on June 9 announced they will be hosting a peaceful demonstration the morning of Saturday, June 20, in Bellville. more
April Towery, a former editor of The Sealy News, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle and intoxication assault with a vehicle in relation to March 29, 2019 vehicle collision that took the life of Bill “Shannon” Brewer of Madisonville, 55, who was ejected from the vehicle following the crash and was not wearing a seatbelt. more
The Texas Department of Transportation announced an update to the Austin County Expansion project stating the eastbound main lane of IH-10 will be closed at FM 1458 from 10 p.m. June 19 until 8 a.m. June 20 for traffic shifting operations according to a June 14 release. more
Sealy City Council honored Immaculate Conception Church's Reverend Eric James Pitre with a symbolic key to the city at the biweekly council meeting on June 16 at the W.E. Hill Community Center. more
The runoff election originally scheduled for May 26 and ultimately postponed due to the new coronavirus pandemic is coming up on July 14 with early voting beginning June 29. Voters in Austin County will decide on three state and two federal races. more
When it was decided in March to begin construction of a new EMS station in Sealy, Austin County commissioners gave the project a 365-day timeline to finish but with crews taking advantage of good weather, the building has remained on track and may be a bit ahead of schedule said Austin County EMS Director Walter Morrow in a June 16 phone interview. more
Bellville Medical Center announced the launch of a telemedicine program on June 2 via a press release. The new service was launched to provide convenience and allow patients to avoid having to visit BMC offices during the COVID-19 pandemic whether they need care for their physical or mental health. more
Although it was a different-looking rodeo with only the participants’ family in the stands, Austin County’s representatives still put on a show at the Texas High School Rodeo Association’s state finals at the Taylor Telecom Arena at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene last weekend. more
Tuesday afternoon brought a positive COVID-19 test for one of the Sealy High School coaches involved with the voluntary strength and conditioning and sport-specific instruction and Tiger head football coach and athletic director Shane Mobley announced that all workouts are suspended until June 25 out of caution. more
Austin County Judge Tim Lapham announced five new cases of COVID-19 after the weekend, bringing the total case number to 41. He also said in his June 15 update that 15 cases remained active and 51 people were tested at the state-supported site on June 14 but those results have not come back yet. more
As of Friday afternoon, Austin County Judge Tim Lapham announced the total COVID-19 case number in the county has reached 36 with 19 of those cases being declared recovered by the state. As of 3:40 p.m. Friday, the Department of State Health Services had a record of five active cases in Austin County. more
FRED, another name for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s “Families Reading Every Day” project will be featured this summer at all WIC Clinics in Austin County and the Gordon Memorial Library in Sealy. more
The Austin County Fair Association announced the formation of a Junior Fair Board. The Junior Fair Board is comprised of young people between the ages of 17 and 20 who have previously participated in the Austin County Fair through 4H or FFA. more
The 12th annual summer festival, Sealybration hosted by the Sealy Community Foundation, was confirmed to be held on July 10, 11 and 12 at B&PW Park, the nonprofit organization announced on June 3. Tracy Lawrence will headline the music lineup Saturday night, SCF President Melanie Willingham said. more
The Sealy City Council reviewed the audit of the city’s annual financial report, discussed drainage along Allens Creek with residents and discussed the efficacy of the city’s parks and planning boards at its June 2 meeting. more
In a short, in-person meeting at the Austin County Courthouse, the Austin County Commissioners Court discussed progress on the county’s new EMS station in Sealy, approved several expenditures and adjusted contracts. more
About 100 members of the Sealy community gathered peacefully at Abe and Irene Levine Park Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. to protest the killing of George Floyd and other racial injustices across the nation. more
As of Monday afternoon, Austin County’s total COVID-19 case numbers have reached 31 cases with only seven of those remaining active according to an update from County Judge Tim Lapham. more
The National Weather Service announced a heat advisory will be in effect from noon until 7 p.m. Tuesday with a maximum heat index between 107 and 111 degrees. more
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