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Peña sentencing delayed

The sentencing hearing for former Austin County Tax Assessor-Collector Marcus Pena, originally scheduled for Jan. 22, was delayed to March 8, Texas Attorney General’s Office prosecutor Julie Stone … more

Elementary construction continues amid weather

After a brief delay by winter weather, construction at the site of the new Sealy Elementary School resumed late last week as members of the Sealy ISD school board and members of the committee that … more

Weather causes two-day shutdown in Sealy

Ice and snow prompted a brief shut-down of city government, local businesses and Sealy schools last week. The hazardous conditions came through late Jan. 15 and roads were still being sanded the … more

Q&A with the coach

We sat down with Coach Brian Barone this week – by phone, since he’s on the road with his team in Illinois – to ask him how the season is going and what advice he’d give to young players. … more

Adulting is hard; parenting is harder

About five years ago we looked at our then-1 ½-year-old and realized our school days were numbered. Our little guy was growing up fast and before we knew it, the time would come for him to enroll in … more

City honors law enforcement

Mayor Janice Whitehead, right, reads a proclamation during the Jan. 9 city council meeting to honor local law enforcement officers. more

City manager could be named Jan. 23

The Sealy City Council interviewed three city manager finalists last week and staff members provided tours of the community to the hopefuls. Mayor Janice Whitehead said Friday she could not … more

Interact Club recycles

Melissa Simms, faculty adviser, and members of the Sealy High School Interact Club, collect aluminum cans at the recycling bin behind The Sealy News. The club got $108 from their most recent haul. … 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

‘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

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

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

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

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

Suspect wanted for robbing banks in Sealy and Conroe

HOUSTON - The Safe Streets Task Force out of the FBI Bryan Resident Agency needs the public’s help identifying and locating the man who has robbed two banks in the past four weeks- one in Conroe, … 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

Find a way: Game day coach

When you look down at the bench and see a coach barking instructions to their team on the court, putting their arm around a player on the bench or grabbing a dry-erase board during a time-out, … more

Houston Methodist West Hospital hosts first NICU reunion

Christmas came early for dozens of area kids and families last week as Houston Methodist West Hospital celebrated its first ever Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) reunion. More than 100 … more
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