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The Sealy City Council gave its OK for a very scaled back Fantasy of Lights celebration to take place the first weekend in December. The council held a special meeting Wednesday at 5 p.m. to … more
The surge in COVID-19 appears to have claimed another victim. This time the city is considering canceling part or all of Fantasy of Lights. A special meeting was called for Wednesday at 5 p.m. at … more
With many spring elections postponed to Nov. 3 and a highly contentious presidential election unfolding, voters in Austin County came to the polls in record numbers. In locally contested races, … more
The following results are final, unofficial votes in Austin County. Regional, statewide, and national results may differ.   Sealy Mayor Carolyn Bilski: 1,462/64.8% Nick Tirey: … more
The following results reflect early votes in Austin County. Regional, statewide, and national results may differ.   Sealy Mayor Carolyn Bilski: 1,249/64.8% Nick Tirey: … more
Austin County Judge Tim Lapham on Monday filed the paperwork necessary to lift the mask order in the county on Monday and to allow bars to reopen on Wednesday. Lapham made the announcement Friday … more
Beta, now a tropical depression, made landfall yesterday evening on the southern end of the Matagorda Peninsula as a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. It has since weakened … more
As of 4 p.m., Tropical Storm Beta remains nearly stationary in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. A slow northwestern motion of the storm remains expected through tomorrow as the system approaches … more
Hurricane Laura came ashore around 1 a.m. as a Category 4 storm at the Texas-Louisiana border and is moving across Louisiana as a Category 2 hurricane as of 8 a.m. today. Austin County and most of … more
Hurricane Laura has rapidly intensified into a Category 4 storm as it approaches landfall. Laura is expected to make landfall Wednesday night into early Thursday near the border between Louisiana … more
Laura has upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane and is on a path to hit the Texas/Louisiana coast Wednesday night or early Thursday. Galveston County is under a mandatory evacuation and … more
With Tropical Storm Marco moving eastward toward the Louisiana coast, attention in Texas is turning toward Tropical Storm LauraThe center Laura moved over the island of Hispaniola overnight, with a … more
A U.S. Air Force mission this morning has found that Tropical Storm Marco is quickly intensifying. The central pressure has fallen to 992mb with several 65-70mph wind reports mainly to the east … more
The filing period closed Thursday, leaving a two-way race to see who will be Sealy's next mayor. Former mayor Nick Tirey and former city councilmember and 20-year retired county judge Carolyn … more
At the end of Tuesday’s zoom meeting of the Sealy City Council, Mayor Janice Whitehead announced her resignation from the position. more
With only 5% of eligible voters casting their ballots in Austin County for Tuesday’s runoff election, local Democrats had the largest ballot of statewide races to choose.With only one race on … more
An unnamed Austin County Commissioner was informed Monday after meeting in commissioners court that he had tested positive for COVID-19. On Tuesday morning it was reported that a second test came … more
Interstate 10 westbound mainlanes will be closed for traffic shifting operations Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Westbound mainlane traffic will be moved to the westbound exit to Chew Road/Mlcak Road … more
A house was destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon in a blaze of unknown origin that appeared to have spread from an adjacent shed. The house on Klopesteck Road was fully engulfed around 5 p.m. … more
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Thursday issued an executive order that requires all Texans in counties with 20 or more cases of COVID-19 to wear a face mask or other covering in public. "Wearing a face … more
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