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May is National Stroke Month. It is the perfect time to learn how to recognize the symptoms of stroke, a type of medical emergency where blood flow to the brain suddenly stops. more
Ricky Seals-Jones can now add Texas A&M alum to his title since completing his bachelor’s degree four years after he left school a semester shy of graduating to enter the NFL Draft. more
With distinguished merit at the state competition for UIL Theatrical Design, Sealy High junior RJ Wigfall accomplished something that had not been done before in the history of the theater arts program. more
The Austin County A&M Club announced 16 recipients of scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year, citing superb academic and extracurricular achievements. more
As businesses begin to open, advertisers have told Sealy News staff they are uncertain how they can afford advertising after being forced to close for several weeks. more
After five long weeks of honey-dos and home projects, Alan Hozak reopened Alan’s Barbershop at 204 Fowlkes Street May 8, albeit with some social distancing procedures in place. Barbershops and cosmetic salons were allowed to reopen that day as part of Tex. Gov. Greg Abbott’s reopening plan to stagnate certain businesses returning to operation. more
Tuesday afternoon brought the sixteenth confirmed case of COVID-19 in Austin County, according to  Judge Tim Lapham, but with 10  cases already declared recovered,  reopening plans are unaffected. more
The National Weather Service released a significant weather advisory for multiple counties in central Texas, including Austin County, until 5:45 p.m. more
After Tex. Gov. Greg Abbott’s stay-home order expired April 30, the Texas Education Agency released guidelines May 5 that allowed rural counties with five or fewer active cases of COVID-19 to hold socially-distant outdoor graduation ceremonies between May 15 and 31. more
As of Monday morning, Austin County sat at 15 overall cases of COVID-19 and 10 of those had been declared recovered, leaving five active cases and no deaths according to County Judge Tim Lapham. Lapham said he appreciated the community pitching in to support testing efforts. more
The Austin County Commissioners Court was updated on progress of the county’s new EMS facility, jail and sheriff’s office and new justice center during its Monday morning meeting. more
Sealy Mayor Janice Whitehead and Councilmember Dee Anne Lerma were sworn in for renewed terms at Tuesday evening’s regular city council meeting after city elections were canceled due to no opponents coming forward to challenge them. The city also tabled any action based on requests from local commercial lodging businesses requesting aid due to the COVID-19 pandemic. more
At the end of a four-year stint as Sealy High School band director, Rolando Cantu’s band directing job in El Campo comes with some familiarity after interviewing with the same principal he nearly took an offer from last time on the job hunt. more
An arrest is not proof of guilt. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty. more
The Austin County Fair Association is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Austin County Fair Scholarships. The Austin County Fair has been awarding scholarships in memory of deceased directors and deceased director’s spouses since 1992. more
While he could not have an in-person ceremony to receive it, Sealy High School senior Khondker Salim achieved what he’s set out for in two previous trips to the Texas Art Education Association’s state Visual Arts Scholastic Event: the Gold Seal award reserved for the top 150 artists in the state. more
Bellville Medical Center announced it was extending a branch to Sealy to provide emergency-room service to an area that has been underserved for a long time, said BMC CEO Juanita Romans. more
Every ten years Americans are required by law to complete the census, a decennial count of the nation’s population. Participation by everyone in the county is important, local leaders said, because it helps determine funding for a wide variety of programs and emergency measures making it important for each household to complete the survey honestly. more
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