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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

Fair food challenge

Austin County 4-H participated Aug. 2 in the second annual Fayette County Fair Food Challenge Contest. Food Challenge encourages youth to take recipes that are provided lacking known ingredient … more

KJT keeps on giving

The Catholic Union of Texas, The KJT, Sealy Society No. 80 is making a difference in Immaculate Conception Church. Members of the society, along with financial help from the home office, came up … 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

KJZT Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas

On the left is Doris Sodolak who is being presented with her 75 year KJZT pin by KJZT State Director Arlene Cloyd at the district meeting held on Sunday, July 15, in Needville. Doris is a member of … more

Police Blotter

The following call log was released by the Sealy Police Department for the time period of July 19, 2018 through Aug. 2, 2018. Inclusion in the call log is not an implication of guilt. Officers … 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

Austin County Fair to host calf scramble

The Austin County Fair will host the 2018 Calf Scramble again this year. There are two components to the Calf Scramble program: sponsors and scramblers. One cannot work without the other. … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 Receipts – 1,074 compared to 815 two weeks ago Trend – Steady to lower Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $180-215 300-400 lbs. - … more

Crockett descendants support Alamo Master Plan

I am a direct descendant of David Crockett. He was my great-great-great-great-grandfather through his second wife, Elizabeth Patton. My ancestor came to Texas and quickly got involved in the fight … 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

Grand Jury

The Austin County Grand Jury returned indictments against 10 individuals in the July 25 session. Those indicted include: Quentin Eugene Anderson, unlawful possession of a firearm by a … 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

Texas Master Naturalist program seeks applicants

COLLEGE STATION – Twenty Texas Master Naturalist chapters will be conducting training classes in fall and winter for volunteers wanting to learn about natural resource and conservation management, … more

Bees and Trees program set in Colorado County

The August meeting for the 2018 New Landowners series will take place on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the Colorado County Fairgrounds HE Building (Exhibit Hall) at 1146 Crossroads Blvd in Columbus. … more

Sheriff's Report

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office released a report of arrests and bookings for July 27 to Aug. 2, 2018. Inclusion in the report does not implicate guilt. David Wayne Broussard was arrested for … more


Sealy Pregnancy Resource Center FundraiserThe Sealy Pregnancy Resource Center is hosting a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at the drive-through behind the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1390 … 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
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