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The Sealy News
P.O. Box 480
193 Schmidt Rd.
Sealy, TX 77474
Phone: 979-885-3562
Fax: 979-885-3564

Karen Lopez, Publisher (
Joe Southern, Managing Editor (
Lance Hagood, Reporter (
Karen Lopez, Ad Sales (
Christopher Hunt, Sports writer(
Classified Ad Sales (
Sandy Davis, Billing (

Contributing Writers
David Massey,Church of Christ in Sealy
Kevin Haug, St. John Lutheran Church of Cat Spring
Wendi Lucas, The Shepherd's Way in Sealy
Cade Schalla, Cowboy Poetry
Phillip Shackelford, Austin County Ag Extension Agent
J.D. "Bubba" Sartwelle, "Over My Shoulder"
Lynn Ehler, Bluebonnet Master Gardener
James A. Brown, "Words of Encouragement"

The Sealy News is published weekly on Thursdays.
Subscription rates are as follows:
- In Austin County: $42 per year
- Outside Austin County, in Texas: $52per year
- Outside Texas: $70 per year

Change of Address
Notices of change of address should be mailed to:
The Sealy News
P.O. Box 480
Sealy, TX 77474
Or e-mail:

Retail ads are located throughout the pages of the paper and are only available in display format (i.e., with a border around the outside).
Classified ads are located in The Sealy News Classifieds section and are available in word and display format. Word ads are listed at the top of the Classified pages, in their appropriate section.
Classified Word Ad Online Rate: (Word ads placed in our paper will also appear online at no extra cost.)
Up to 18 words = $8.50 ($0.25 for each additional word.)
Discounts for more than one run:
2 runs = $14.50
3 = $18.50
4 runs = $22.00
Fifth run is free.

Legal Notices
$0.50 per word flat rate

Online Advertising:
You can advertise on any page of our website with a colorful tile or banner ad. For more information, call (979) 885-3562, or e-mail:

- Letters to the Editor: The Sealy News publishes letters to the editor on almost any topic. Send your letters to:
Letters to the Editor
P.O. Box 480
Sealy, TX 77474
Or e-mail: or fax (979) 885-3564.
Letters should be signed and include the writer’s full address and daytime and evening phone numbers. Letters to the editor should be as brief as possible. We reserve the right to edit all letters. Anonymous letters will not be published.

The Sealy News has several deadlines for its weekly. The deadline for editorial submissions and classified and retail advertising is:
Friday at noon for the following Thursday edition.

Editorial Requirements
Lifestyle announcements (ie., weddings, anniversaries, engagements, newborns and birthdays) are due by Monday at noon to be printed in the Thursday edition.
Submitted Photos
Submitted photos may be picked up at The Sealy News after they appear in the newspaper.
We are only responsible for photos for 30 days after they have been published.
Submissions are printed on a space-available basis and must include a name and contact number. All items are subject to editing for style and content.

The Sealy News is one of the oldest newspapers in Texas. It was founded in 1887 by J.J. Walker and has enjoyed a long history of being the predominant news source of Sealy and the surrounding communities.

The Sealy News has gone through several owners in the past 127 years, but through all of the changes, one thing has remained constant: It will always be Sealy’s local newspaper and strive to serve the community.

On June 4, 1996, The Sealy News became a semi-weekly newspaper to bring more news in a more timely manner. It has been a hard transition, mainly due to the fact that change is hard for everyone. But change is good most of the time, and as the community grows and changes, so must we all.

The staff at The Sealy News is working hard to put as much news as possible in each issue. In 2009, The Sealy News became a weekly newspaper, bundling all the important news readers want in one issue. The staff at The Sealy News is working hard to put as much news as possible in each issue. Each issue features education, business, sports, lifestyles, religion, agriculture, health, gardening, pets and cooking news. Issues also have have pictures and information brought in by our readers. Of course, advertising is a must for newspapers to survive, and our advertisers’ ads can be found throughout the paper, almost on every page, for your shopping convenience.

Highway closed for bridge repair

The Texas Department of Transportation started repair work on the Hwy. 90 bridge on Tuesday morning March 24. The construction work will close and detour Hwy. 36 traffic every weekday for up to two weeks. North and southbound Hwy. 36 traffic should detour using Loop 350 (Circle Street).

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