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Sealy teen wins big with oil painting

More than 30,000 youth entered artwork at the recent Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo – and just a few of those pieces were selected for auction. One young man whose painting went up for bid was … more

IRS scams active in Austin County

Just before the April 17 tax deadline, scammers are working overtime trying to get your money in a continuing phone scam. The Internal Revenue Service reports sophisticated IRS impostors are calling … more

Sealy to negotiate land purchases

The Sealy City Council is poised to assemble several tracts of land, as action was taken last week to authorize City Manager Lloyd Merrell to negotiate and purchase the parcels. The tracts … more

Museum requests funding

The Sealy City Council was asked last week to contribute funding toward the $12.5 million museum at San Felipe de Austin state historic site. Chris Beckendorff, on behalf of the museum, requested … more

Crews make progress on fuel station

Progress continues at the Murphy USA near the Sealy Walmart. The new building will be a 1,200-square-foot full-service convenience store with eight pumps including diesel and E85. Officials … more

Landowner educational series offered

The Multi-County New Landowner Education program is a series of eight informational meetings, seminars, and field days designed to make new landowners in Austin, Colorado, Fayette and Washington … more

Brenham native serves aboard Navy warship in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. - A Brenham, Texas, native and Brenham High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason. Seaman Colby Colvin is an operations specialist … more

Police Blotter

The following call log was released by the Sealy Police Department for the time period of March 1, 2018 through March 8, 2018. Inclusion in the call log is not an implication of guilt. Officers … more

Sika and ye shall find

An international manufacturing company held its grand opening in Sealy last week, and by all accounts, it’s a pretty big deal. Sika Corp., which manufactures concrete repair products, now … more

Ballot set for San Felipe election

Six candidates are vying for three seats on the San Felipe Town Council. Mayor Pro Tempore Alfred Hall, Alderman Louis T. Bonner Jr. and Alderman Brenda Newsome are being challenged by Cynthia … more

Mold cleared from county jail

Pending an inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, some prisoners could be returned to the Austin County Jail this week. The inmates have been transported to Fort Bend County at a … more

School board reviews budget

Sealy ISD Chief Financial Officer Jim Obermeier presented the management and operations budget for the 2017-2018 school year during a workshop last week. Superintendent Sheryl Moore said the … more

CenterPoint Energy mutual assistance crews restored power to more than 5,100 residents of Puerto Rico

Houston – CenterPoint Energy announced that its second team of 70 employees has returned to Houston following three weeks of work to help the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) restore … more

Peña sentenced to 10 years in jail

Former Austin County Tax Assessor-Collector Marcus Peña was sentenced last week to 10 years in jail and ordered to pay $275,000 in restitution as punishment for stealing from the county and misusing … more

Blinn College authorizes contracts for Brenham Campus food service facilities renovation

During a special meeting recently, the Blinn College District Board of Trustees authorized the administration to award and execute a contract with Collier Construction for the renovation of the food … more

Recipes on display

On display now at the Virgil & Josephine Gordon Memorial Library on Circle Drive in Sealy are a series of recipes from Sealy cooks that were published in old Sealy News publications. The recipes … more

Sealy proceeds with park upgrades

The Sealy City Council on Feb. 27 authorized city staff to move forward with $3,000 in safety upgrades to B&PW Park. Planning and Community Development Director Warren Escovy told the council … more

'The house that Eric built'

Nov. 20, 2017, is a date etched in the minds of many Sealy residents. Kenny Willingham spent that morning with his best friend Eric Zapalac, Sealy Fire Department’s former chief. “Me and … more

Group explores possibility of chartering new scout troop

A group of male community leaders led by the Rev. Eric LeBrocq of St. John’s Episcopal Church met in Sealy last week to tackle an ongoing challenge: how to empower young men, particularly those who … more

New elementary will have dual language program

Sealy ISD’s new elementary school is scheduled for completion in August and when students begin attending classes there, the building won’t be the only thing that’s new. Sealy Elementary … more
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