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Feeder roads project to go forward

The Sealy City Council authorized Interim City Manager Warren Escovy last week to move forward with a much-debated Interstate 10 feeder road project. Escovy said there are options on how to pay … more

Prasek’s Hillje Smokehouse brings unique menu to Sealy

On Oct. 1, 1974, Mike and Betty Jo Prasek purchased Hillje Grocery, which was a typical small-town market that included meats, a saloon and a feed store. In the 40 years since opening Prasek’s … more

Acknowledge your path

In parenting and coaching, it is important to say “please,” “thank you” and “I’m sorry.” If your family or program is willing to use these three phrases, then success is … more

Governor applauds TxDOT efforts in removal of hurricane debris

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 27 announced the Texas Department of Transportation had collected more than 2.4 million cubic feet of debris left behind by Hurricane Harvey in roadways across … more

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Harvest Festival The 52nd annual Harvest Festival, sponsored by Sealy First United Methodist Church, will be Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Fellowship Hall, 200 Atchison Street in Sealy. Serving for the … more

Rotary installation

An installation ceremony was held Sept. 28 as members of the 2017-18 Sealy High School Interact Club were introduced along with faculty adviser Melissa Simms and several members of the Rotary Club of … more

Conditions brewing for warm, dry winter

COLLEGE STATION – Dry conditions around the state could worsen over the next few months as a warmer, drier winter is expected, said the state climatologist. Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon said cooler … more

Tigers take it to the wire

Coming off a dominant 42-17 win against crosstown rival Bellville, the Sealy Tigers football team was looking to push its win streak to three on the road against the undefeated Needville Blue … more

FEMA representatives return to the Hill Center in Sealy Oct. 5 and 6

Friday, Sept. 29, is the last day of this week that FEMA will be at the Hill Center in Sealy. Next week FEMA will be back at the Hill Center for THURSDAY and FRIDAY only (Oct. 5 and 6).  more

O captain my captain: Sealy policeman promoted

Shuffling of the ranks at the Sealy Police Department continues as new hires are being made and internal promotions have been announced. The latest officer to receive a career boost is Chris … more

Council reviews budget, tax rate

The Sealy City Council’s second public hearing on the proposed budget and tax rate Sept. 20 turned somewhat acrimonious as elected officials quarreled over how to conduct the meeting and heard from … more

Crosstown Showdown: Sealy ends drought against Bellville

In 2010, “Toy Story 3” was the highest grossing movie, Mark Zuckerberg was Time Magazine’s Person of the Year and the New Orleans Saints won their first Super Bowl after beating a Colts team … more

Commissioners adopt tax rate, discuss moldy jail

With just one dissenting vote, the Austin County Commissioners Court voted Monday to approve a tax rate of $0.5479 per $100 assessed valuation. Precinct 2 Commissioner Bobby Rinn voted against the … more

Homecoming queen crowned

Bellville student Taylor Swearingen, who was escorted by Conner Neumann, was crowned homecoming queen at halftime of the football game against Sealy on Sept. 22. more

Alternate Reality Escape Rooms

From left, Sealy City Council member Dee Anne Lerma, Sealy News publisher Karen Lopez, Sealy News advertising representative Jennifer McDonald and Sheila McConico recently participated in an escape … more

Feed the Veterans

Sealy Rotary Club president Tim McCarthy presented Sealy High School student John Owen a check for $500 for the school’s “Feed the Veterans” program on Nov. 10. more

Culture change begins in Sealy ISD

“We need to move from great teaching to great learning.”                 That was what Assistant Superintendent Doug Young said when discussing Sealy ISD’s new approach to teaching … more

Scary good seasonal treats

Whether your tastes tend toward the spooky or spectacular, or maybe a little of both, this Halloween you can set the scene for a scary good time with a menu that entices goblins big and small. You … more

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Hollien Family Reunion The Hollien Family Reunion for the descendents of Hulda (Ramm) and Johan Hollien will be Saturday, Sept. 30, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sealy. A meeting and potluck … more

Governor extends aid for widespread needs caused by Hurricane Harvey

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 20 extended his state disaster declaration for 60 counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. “As Texans continue to recover from this storm, I want make it … more
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