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The Austin County A&M Club announced 16 recipients of scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year, citing superb academic and extracurricular achievements. more
As businesses begin to open, advertisers have told Sealy News staff they are uncertain how they can afford advertising after being forced to close for several weeks. more
After five long weeks of honey-dos and home projects, Alan Hozak reopened Alan’s Barbershop at 204 Fowlkes Street May 8, albeit with some social distancing procedures in place. Barbershops and cosmetic salons were allowed to reopen that day as part of Tex. Gov. Greg Abbott’s reopening plan to stagnate certain businesses returning to operation. more
Congress directed most insurance companies to cover test costs for insured patients in March, and has promised to reimburse providers for testing those who are uninsured. But experts say there are gaps in the protection that can leave patients surprised with bills. more
Wednesday's biggest developments: St. Edward's lays off employees and Paul Quinn president to speak at HBCU virtual graduation ceremony. more
Tuesday afternoon brought the sixteenth confirmed case of COVID-19 in Austin County, according to  Judge Tim Lapham, but with 10  cases already declared recovered,  reopening plans are unaffected. more
The National Weather Service released a significant weather advisory for multiple counties in central Texas, including Austin County, until 5:45 p.m. more
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said it will begin having prisoners test themselves with a newly approved test. So far, less than 2% of state prisoners have been tested for the virus. More than 1,700 have been infected, and 30 have died. more
In a series of tweets and a public statement, Paxton said eligibility for absentee voting has not been expanded. But a state judge's order says otherwise. more
Craddick told The Texas Tribune in a live interview that a global price war and the coronavirus pandemic will continue hampering the state's economy and budget. more
After Tex. Gov. Greg Abbott’s stay-home order expired April 30, the Texas Education Agency released guidelines May 5 that allowed rural counties with five or fewer active cases of COVID-19 to hold socially-distant outdoor graduation ceremonies between May 15 and 31. more
As of Monday morning, Austin County sat at 15 overall cases of COVID-19 and 10 of those had been declared recovered, leaving five active cases and no deaths according to County Judge Tim Lapham. Lapham said he appreciated the community pitching in to support testing efforts. more
Mental health counselors are seeing more demand for their help during the pandemic, and they're feeling the weight of it, too. more
Early voting for the July 14 runoffs will begin June 29, instead of July 6, under a proclamation issued Monday by Gov. Greg Abbott. more
The Austin County Commissioners Court was updated on progress of the county’s new EMS facility, jail and sheriff’s office and new justice center during its Monday morning meeting. more
Anyone who has ever studied United States history in school knows about John Wilkes Booth and the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. more
Lawmakers widely agree that the Legislature will tap into the Economic Stabilization Fund next session. But under the weight of a crippled economy, many Texans want relief now. more
You may remember the last shot of “Field of Dreams," a movie which, for sheer poetic justice, should probably end up on the schedule this summer at the McHenry Outdoor Theater. more
The schedule for the 2020 NFL season was released Thursday evening and is set to start on Sept. 10 when the Houston Texans travel to Kansas City, Mo. and take on the defending Super Bowl Champion Chiefs with kickoff slated for 7:20 p.m. more
Sealy Mayor Janice Whitehead and Councilmember Dee Anne Lerma were sworn in for renewed terms at Tuesday evening’s regular city council meeting after city elections were canceled due to no opponents coming forward to challenge them. The city also tabled any action based on requests from local commercial lodging businesses requesting aid due to the COVID-19 pandemic. more
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