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On Friday, Austin County Judge Tim Lapham announced three new cases of COVID-19 in the county. Active cases remain at five according to the Department of State Health Services as of 4 p.m. more
Sealy resident Lenel Brandiberg announced Friday morning a group of community members is organizing a peaceful protest of George Floyd’s killing and other racial injustices that will be held at Sealy’s Joe Scranton Park on Tuesday at 11 a.m. and will last for about two hours. more
More than 1,000 Katy residents of all ages, race, and gender came together to honor Houston-native George Floyd, who died in police custody, and call out the systematic killing of black people by law enforcement.  more
Last week, another 106,821 Texans filed for unemployment. Already, the agency has processed more than four typical years' worth of unemployment claims since mid-March. more
School officials, still reeling financially from shutting down their campuses mid-semester, are unclear what the summer surge signals for their fall enrollment. more
They went to protests in Houston and El Paso, spoke at an online town hall in Midland and held small celebrations amid national upheaval. In this weekly series, Texans from across the state share stories about how they’re navigating life during the COVID-19 pandemic. more
The governor on Wednesday announced his third phase of reopening the state's economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. more
Jesse Frank Sobotik, 93, of Houston passed away May 19, 2020, at Grace Care Center of Katy. Jesse was born in Rosenberg, Texas on June 6, 1926, to Frank Joe and Marie Ann Matus Sobotik. more
William John Renneker, Jr., 76, of Cat Spring, Texas passed away on May 24, 2020. Bill was born on July 1, 1943, to William and Henrietta Renneker and grew up in Belleville, Illinois. more
Organizers and protesters say the use of force by police during protests in Texas cities highlights the underlying discord between law enforcement and residents that underpinned the protests in the first place. more
“He's definitely that that dynamic-type athlete so it really hurt us, especially being at a small school, when you lose that one or a few athletes you have like that,” Brazos head football coach/athletic director Ryan Roecker said of graduated senior Jaylin Vela in a phone interview Monday afternoon. more
While the news about strength and conditioning and sport-specific instructional activities being able to resume on a limited basis starting June 8 was welcomed, Sealy head football coach/athletic director Shane Mobley said the emphasis will be on the safety of the student-athletes. more
Sam Houston State junior pole vaulter Clayton Fritsch has earned All-America honors for the 2020 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field season from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the organization announced Tuesday. more
The Sealy community lost a hardworking volunteer in the passing of Paul Dronka last Monday, May 25, and the outpouring of support has come from nearly every corner of the town that Dronka dedicated the latter part of his life to serving. more
About 20% of classes at the University of Texas at Austin will be taught remotely this fall. Students who choose not to return to campus can take all their courses online but will pay the same tuition rate as in-person classes. more
A group from Sealy’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church visited Colonial Belle Nursing Home in Sealy at the beginning of May to remind residents they have not been forgotten in the wake of the new coronavirus pandemic and no in-person church services. more
The state triggered an extended benefits period, adding an additional 13 weeks of unemployment staring in July. It is the second benefits extension this year. more
The Austin County Retired Teachers Association, a local unit of the Texas Retired Teachers Association, recently awarded five scholarships to local Austin County high school graduates going into education as their profession. more
Two outstanding students from Austin County will each be receiving $1000 scholarships from the Austin County Livestock Association. more
Live updates: New charges for three officers who were previously fired but not charged in connection with George Floyd's death. more
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