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DPS reminds drivers of traffic dangers associated with new school year

AUSTIN – As the new school year begins, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) cautions Texans to slow down in school zones, and to be aware of children walking to and from school or waiting … more

County bond issue to go before voters this year

Austin County commissioners on Monday decided to take a $17 million bond issue before voters on Nov. 6 which, if approved, would cover construction costs for a justice center and emergency medical … more

Council hears budget requests

Sealy City Council members spent more than two hours last week reviewing departmental budget requests. City Manager Lloyd Merrell Merrell said there are 26 funds in the city budget and he and … more

First aid, CPR, active shooter training offered

When Daniel Kutch’s dad slumped over on the table at a local restaurant last year, the family thought he was choking but realized quickly that he didn’t have a pulse. He was having a heart … more

YMCA programs no longer offered in Sealy

There’s a lot of finger-pointing going on, but the bottom line is the YMCA is no longer in Sealy, leaving former Youth Development Director Betsy Zapalac without a job and local children without … more

School safety in Sealy ISD: A checklist for parents and caretakers

School safety is in the forefront of the minds of parents, students, and school personnel. This summer, district administration and staff have been busy evaluating what measures are already in place … more

Support groups available for Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers

For those who have an Alzheimer’s diagnosis or have a family member living with the disease, life can sometimes feel overwhelming and isolating. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or … more

McCaul meets with Austin County reps

U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul made a stop in Industry last week to talk shop with elected officials including Mayor Mable Meyers and Austin County Commissioner Bobby Rinn. McCaul, a Republican who has … more

Art deco

Studio Blend Gallery & Coffee Shop has the feel of a 1950s diner but instead of serving hamburgers and malted milkshakes, they offer coffee, desserts, smoothies and an art studio. On any given … more

Back to school

More than 300 students and parents from the area flocked to Sealy High School for the annual Back to School Health Fair last week. more

Sheriffs’ Association of Texas honors Ruemke

The Sheriffs’ Association of Texas awarded the Sheriff J.W. Jankowski Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500 for the 2018 fall semester to Heather Ruemke, daughter of Austin County Sheriff’s … more

Crash kills 2 near Wallis

A stretch of Highway 36 in Fort Bend County was temporarily closed Sunday evening after a five-vehicle accident killed two people. A Life Flight helicopter responded and the two victims were … more

Still bringin’ it

With a year of familiarity in the city and the same coaching staff surrounding him, second-year Head Coach Shane Mobley is ready to break in the new turf at T.J. Mills Stadium. Although soccer … more

Applications being accepted from Texas producers recovering from 2017 hurricanes, wildfires

COLLEGE STATION – U. S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency State Executive Director for Texas, Gary Six, announced that agricultural producers affected by 2017 hurricanes and wildfires … more

Austin County Fair releases entertainment lineup

BELLVILLE – The Austin County Fair highlighted its annual shrimp boil and dance by announcing this year’s entertainment lineup, along with some specials, July 27 at the Austin County Fair’s … more

Save time on school nights

Back-to-school season means plenty of evening hours spent completing homework, attending extracurricular activities and preparing to repeat the school-day routine the next day. For many families, … more

Girls State, Boys State participants honored

Alexis Kiefer, Kailey Chaney, Kendall Young and Courtney Dziadek represented Sealy High School at the 2018 Bluebonnet Girls State held at Texas Lutheran University June 17-23. Clayton Ribardo from … more

Don’t call it a comeback; he’s been here for years

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of stories about legendary Brenham baseball pitcher Jon Peters and his memoir, “When Life Grabs You by the Baseballs: Finding Happiness in … more

Worship, grow, witness, give

The Rev. Eddie Hilliard has only been leading the congregation at First United Methodist Church of Sealy for about a month, but he says it already feels like home. The pastor, originally from … more

Coaches outline fall sports

Coaches from Sealy, Bellville and Brazos gathered Saturday night to outline their football, volleyball and cross country programs for the coming year. Funds from ticket sales at the second annual … more
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