WoodmenLife Coat Drive

WoodmenLife Chapter 105 of Sealy is sponsoring a coat drive in conjunction with the First Baptist Church. All sizes of coats are welcomed and may be dropped off at the church, 707 Eighth Street, Sealy. There is a rack on which to hang the coats. If you are in need of a coat, you may take it off the rack.

Becoming Media Savvy

The Texas Master Naturalists, Coastal Prairie Chapter, will hold their monthly program on Thursday, Feb. 1 at the Rosenberg Civic Center, 3825 Texas 36 South, Rosenberg. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m. The February program features Jaime Gonzalez, Community Conservation Director, Katy Prairie Conservancy, who has been recognized by Texas Children in Nature for leadership in the children and nature movement in the Greater Houston Region. The Texas Master Naturalists program is sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. For additional information call 281.633.7033 or email

Lions Sealy Dance Club

The Lions Sealy Dance Club is having its first dance of the year on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Sealy American Legion Hall with Charles and the Fabulous Four providing the music from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Membership is $50 per person for 11 dances so please consider joining; however, guests are always welcome.

Fort Bend Regional Vegetable Conference

The 33rd Fort Bend Regional Vegetable Conference is scheduled Feb. 8 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds in Rosenberg. The program will be in Buildings C and D with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. The conference begins at 8 a.m. and will conclude at 3:30 p.m. According to organizers, the conference is a celebration of vegetable production along the upper Gulf Coast region. Waller, Wharton, Harris, Galveston, Brazoria, Colorado and Austin counties join with Fort Bend to put on this event focusing on teaching sustainable practices to help producers maximize efficiencies and profitability. Five continuing education credits for Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator license holders will be given. To register, go to or call AgriLife Conference Services at 979-845-2604. There will be no in-office registrations. For general questions, contact Brandy Rader at 281-342-3034.

Chamber of Commerce Banquet

The annual Sealy Chamber of Commerce banquet and silent auction is set for 6 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Contact Tammy at 979-885-3222 or for more information.

Catholic Daughters Fundraiser

The annual fundraiser for the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Queen of Angels No. 1538 of Wallis is set for 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 11. The menu includes chicken fried steak, green beans, mashed potatoes with gravy, salad and tea or coffee catered by Ben’s Chuck Wagon. Plates are available for dine-in or carry-out at Guardian Angel Church Parish Hall in Wallis.

Family Land Heritage Program

Applications can now be made for the annual Family Land Heritage Program sponsored by the Texas Department of Agriculture. The program honors families in Texas whose property has been agriculturally productive and owned by family members for 100, 150 or 200 years. A workshop will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Austin County Courthouse at 10 a.m. Anyone interested can attend, even if the property does not qualify this year.

Contact Grace Holtkamp at (979) 885-2169 if you plan to attend.

Sealy Booster Club Crawfish Boil

The Sealy Booster Club is hosting a crawfish boil fundraiser featuring all-you-can-eat crawfish, draft beer, soft drinks and water, on Saturday, April 7, at the Sealy KC Hall Pavilion. Doors open at 4 p.m., and serving begins at 5 p.m. The event will feature silent and live auction items.

Texas Master Naturalists announce spring training schedule

As a Master Naturalist, you will join a corps of volunteers dedicated to the beneficial management of our natural resources and natural areas. Are you interested in our natural habitat –learning more about native plants and grasses; local geology; natural water systems; native birds, insects and mammals; hummingbirds or butterflies; our overall ecosystem? If so, you can enhance your knowledge of these areas and more by becoming a Certified Texas Master Naturalist.

The classes are scheduled to begin March 24 and complete on Saturday, May 26 and will include four evening classes on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and eight Saturday classes from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday classes are held at nearby parks and preserves to provide additional educational opportunities for new trainees in the field.

Texas German Society

Americans of German descent constitute the largest ethnic group in the United States with more than 58 million Americans proudly proclaiming their German heritage. Austin County and the surrounding areas contain a large number of inhabitants with German backgrounds.

The Bluebonnet Chapter of Texas German Society strives to preserve and promote the German language, culture and traditions. This group meets bi-monthly at the Hill Center in Sealy. Anyone, including non-German speaking individuals, is encouraged to join. They may contact chapter president Herbert Schumann at 979-865-3804.

Clasa de Ingles

Clasa de Ingles – gratis – cada martes y viernes a las 6:30 p.m.

Donde: La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santo de los Ultimos Dias

600 West St., Sealy

Telefono: Elder Wilding, 208-534-8071

State Historic Site

San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site shares the stories of Stephen F. Austin and his colonists who came to Mexican Texas in the 1820s and 1830s. The historic site is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offers frequent special-content programming on weekends. Construction on a new museum is ongoing (anticipated opening is spring 2018). For more information or to plan a visit, call 979-885-2181 or go to

Today’s Word Ministries

Today’s Word Ministries is starting a nondenominational Bible study at Tony’s Family Restaurant in Sealy. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays every month at 7 p.m. Come as you are and if you want to, enjoy your supper at 6 p.m. and study from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, call Stew Williford at 979-661-0242 (cell), or email

Updated property tax information available

The Austin County Appraisal District has updated property tax information available to assist taxpayers. Information for select groups, such as disabled veterans and persons who are who are age 65 or older. For more information about these programs, contact the Austin County Appraisal District at 906 E. Amelia St., Bellville, or at 979-865-9124. Information is also available on the Comptroller's Property Tax Assistance Division's website.

Free Genealogy Class

The Gordon Memorial Library invites you to attend a free Genealogy class, each Wednesday at 11 a.m. until noon at the Gordon Memorial Library – 917 N. Circle Drive.

Please bring the following:

1. Information about you, your parents, and your grandparents;

2. An email address and corresponding username, password and/or cell phone;

3. A laptop computer (optional).

For further information call: the Gordon Memorial Library - 979-885-7469 or Elder Wilding – 208-534-8071.


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