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Western International explosion

On July 17 at 6:09 a.m., the Austin County Sheriff’s Office received a called from Western International Gas Company located at 7173 Highway 159 in Bellville, reporting an explosion and fire in … more

Council tackles drainage

The Sealy City Council discussed drainage priorities during a brief meeting last week. Council members also talked about the potential sale of certificates of obligation for capital projects, … more

Who's ready to party?

Live music, a 5k run, the annual Stars & Strikes baseball and softball tournaments and a barbecue cook-off are among the attractions that draw a massive crowd to Sealy B&PW Park each year for … more

A call to action

Editor’s Note: This is the final installment in a four-part series on human trafficking. As discussion about immigration and border patrol grows increasingly heated and political, a group of … more

EMS facility is still in the works

Sealy City Manager Lloyd Merrell is moving forward with executing a contract for topography, platting and surveying services for public safety properties in order to enter an agreement with Austin … more

County moves forward with justice complex

Austin County commissioners authorized Judge Tim Lapham to begin negotiations with Lower Colorado River Authority on moving utility lines in order to expand the county’s justice complex. … more

The faces of trafficking

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a four-part series on human trafficking. During a recent symposium on human trafficking, Alf Halvorson, pastor at Houston’s Memorial Drive Presbyterian … more

Partnership teaches executives to protect their companies from cyberattack

The Blinn College District and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Cyber Readiness Center are offering a four-hour course designed to help business executives understand the vital role … more

Human trafficking

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a four-part series on human trafficking, an overview of what it is. Future stories will include interviews with law enforcement, clergy and parents and … more

County commits to repairing dangerous bridges

Austin County commissioners approved a resolution May 29 to replace a bridge on Neuman Road and provide matching funds on a Texas Department of Transportation project to repair the Mill Creek Road … more

County continues talks on facilities, possible bond issue

Austin County commissioners continued discussions on the future of county offices last week as Judge Tim Lapham reminded the court that if they want to issue bonds in November, they have to make a … more

Four appointed to Sealy EDC after heated discussion

Following a heated discussion last week, new members were appointed to Sealy’s Economic Development Corp. The EDC formed in 1997 and uses sales tax revenues to recruit new businesses to the … more

Sealy City Council makes EDC appointments

The following is a transcript from a portion of the May 22 Sealy City Council meeting prepared by Sealy News editor April Towery. Mayor Janice Whitehead announced Item No. 15: Discussion and possible … more

Police Blotter

The following call log was released by the Sealy Police Department for the time period of May 10, 2018 through May 17, 2018. Inclusion in the call log is not an implication of guilt. Officers … more

Austin County Jail passes inspection

Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes presented information last week showing that the local jail is in compliance with state standards. The facility has been plagued with mold, prompting county … more

Boy Scouts take flight

A group of 22 Boy Scouts with Charlie Ribardo’s Troop No. 548 earned their aviation badges Saturday as they spent the day at Gloster Airport in the Brazos Country area of Austin County. Airport … more

Austin County prepares for hurricane season

AUSTIN – With the hurricane season less than one month away, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) urges all Texans to learn how to protect themselves and their families from hurricanes and … more

Going the distance

Standing in the front hall of Sealy High School, a school employee and two seniors struggle to find an anecdote that exemplifies who Sealy senior Tyrek McNeese is as an athlete, student and person. … more

New company to manage city pool

The Sealy City Council is moving forward with a new company – Katy-based Aquatico Pool Management – to oversee the swimming pool in Cryan Park. The decision was made last week following a … more
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