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Kolkhorst oversees Senate hearing on sexual harassment

AUSTIN - Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham), chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Administration, held a public hearing at the state capitol Dec. 14 to review the Texas Senate's current sexual … more

County approves hire to assist with record-keeping

In a 3-1 vote Monday, Austin County commissioners approved a 30-hour-per-week administrative assistant position that will assist with record keeping. Commissioner Bobby Rinn opposed the hire, … more

Small Town Christmas Festival

San Felipe residents came out last Saturday to enjoy the 3rd annual Small Town Christmas Festival last Saturday. Festivities included a parade in the morning, chili cook off, raffles and vendors from … more

River Ridge closes for good

River Ridge Golf Club shut down Nov. 20. The course will not reopen and stakeholders say they’ve made no determination about the future of the property. To many employees the closure came as a … more

Sealy FFA roars loudly at state competition

Members of the Sealy FFA Chapter traveled to Huntsville Dec. 1 to compete in Texas FFA’s Leadership Career Development events. Sam Houston State University has partnered with Texas FFA in … more

Home for the holidays

When most think of Christmas, they remember the memories of running to the Christmas tree as children and opening the presents. The joy adults feel from the holiday season often comes from seeing … more

Walking in a winter wonderland

As Sealy residents turned their calendars to the month of December, it was no secret that the community was in need of a boost to uplift spirits in the wake of a tough year. The city’s … more

Sealy breaks ground on treatment plant

At least two years will pass before the project will be finalized, but Sealy city officials already are celebrating the construction of a new $15.6 million wastewater treatment plant. “This is … more

‘Saddle Up’ trail ride surpasses fundraising goal

Lives are being changed, thanks to the therapeutic horsemanship program offered by Houston-based SIRE. A recent event in Cat Spring, the 25th annual “Saddle Up for SIRE” trail ride raised a … more

100 years young

Emily Alice Pulos Preibisch might be 100 years old, but she’s still got her quick wit and sense of humor. When complimented on her sparkly sequined blouse at her 100th birthday party on Sunday, … more

Rest easy, brother

There wasn’t a dry eye Monday in the massive Second Baptist Church as Sealy Fire Chief Eric Zapalac was laid to rest, just one week after the 39-year-old died suddenly, sending shock waves through … more

Council addresses Sealy Community Foundation funds

Sealy City Council members revisited the issue of utility tax rates during a Nov. 14 meeting and one councilman questioned a local charity about how their funds are doled out. Interim City … more

We won't back down

After the Sealy Tigers allowed the North Forest Bulldogs to fight their way back from a halftime defecit of 14 points, many felt a creeping sense of familiarity. Throughout the season, the Tigers had … more

Let it snow

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Members of the Sealy Community Foundation are gearing up for the 31st annual Fantasy of Lights event, set for Dec. 1-2. “Sealy’s Fantasy of … more

Mold, leaks identified in Austin County Courthouse

It’s déjà vu all over again. Just weeks after the Austin County Commission entered a contract with an architect to address mold in the county jail, they’re now dealing with the same problem … more

Sealy ISD partners with local businesses

Sealy ISD has begun its partnership with almost a dozen businesses throughout the city to help bring their students real-world experience they otherwise would not otherwise experience. Every … more

Playoff bound

In a season that has been full of up-and-downs for the Sealy Tigers, the regular season ended on the best possible note for a team: earning a spot in the playoffs. After blowing a 16-point lead … more

Thank you, veterans

As a massive American flag blew in the wind, the sounds of youth singing “God Bless the USA” filled the air and people of all ages greeted each other with hugs and handshakes, the residents of … more

Constitutional amendments approved

Almost 900 ballots were cast locally in a Nov. 7 election, all of which passed in Austin County and statewide. The following items appeared on the ballot: State of Texas Proposition 1 – … more

City releases employee salaries

Annual salaries for Sealy employees run the gamut from part-timers who make just over $10,000 per year to the interim city manager and police chief coming close to six figures. The median salary … more
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