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Christmas Decoration Drive Due to weather events this past year, many are without Christmas decorations. So, for the remainder of this week, Sealy High School Interact Club is having a Christmas … more

Pena says he’ll plead guilty

Embattled former Austin County Tax Assessor-Collector Marcus Peña appeared in court last week and announced his intent to plead guilty to charges of first-degree felony theft by a public servant. … more

Special Olympics program, Sealy ISD cut ties

Representatives speaking on behalf of the Austin County Comets, a Special Olympics organization, addressed Sealy ISD trustees last week expressing concerns about the future of the program. Comets … 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

Community welcomes new city manager Merrell

New Sealy City Manager Lloyd Merrell has been on the job for about a month but says he already feels like he’s home. Merrell served as city manager of Madisonville, Ky., for 26 years and after … more

City manager search narrows to three

The Sealy City Council is getting closer to naming a city manager, as the race narrowed to just three hopefuls last week after Copperas Cove City Manager Andrea Gardner withdrew her … 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

Converting benefits of manure to methane

STEPHENVILLE – New research by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists shows biochar has potential to make anaerobic digestion of animal manure a more efficient method to rid farms of waste while … more

Why women should listen to their hearts

SUGAR LAND — Despite the perception that heart disease is a man’s disease, it’s the No. 1 killer of women, according to the American Heart Association. Millions of women die of heart disease … more

Spreading Christmas cheer

The pre-school students from Faith Academy decided to spread some Christmas cheer last week. They baked cookies and delivered them around town, thanking community helpers for their hard work. more

Community contributes to local cop

Sealy Police Detective Jason Manies was presented a check for $720 to help his family recover from destruction to his home caused by Hurricane Harvey. Manies thanked local residents who contributed … more

Leschper receives Humanitarian Award

The Sealy Lodge of Herman Sons Life presented Angela Leschper of Sealy with the Humanitarian Award at their Christmas meeting on Dec. 21. Leschper has traveled all over the world for Farouk … more

Victim found dead of apparent suicide

Sealy Police found a 22-year-old victim dead of an apparent suicide at the Rooms For Rent at 207 N. Meyer St. in Sealy. more

Gas station ATM taken early Thursday morning

Police were dispatched at approximately 3:50 a.m. Thursday to a robbery-in-progress call at the Shell gas station that is also a part of the Sealy Country Market. The Sealy Police Department said … more

County addresses school violence

Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes reported Monday that his department remains vigilant in monitoring potential threats at area schools as violence has escalated in other parts of the country. On … more

Austin County power update

Since 6 p.m. on Friday to 3 p.m. today Bluebonnet  had a total number of 321 of outages that affected a total of 10,871 families and businesses including people in Austin County  Most of the … more

Sealy ISD receives academic performance report

Sealy ISD Assistant Superintendent Doug Young presented the Texas Academic Performance Report for grades six through 12 during the district’s December school board meeting. While the overall … more

Luncheon held to honor county officials

The Extension Education Association of Austin County sponsored a soup, sandwich and dessert meal Feb. 12 in honor of the Austin County Commissioners Court and many of its community partners. The … more

Woodmen present Texas flags

WoodmenLife Chapter 105 presented U.S. and Texas flags for the San Felipe de Austin Cemetery and were accepted by the Cemetery Association. Pictured are local WoodmenLife president Tom Knapp, Carolyn … more

Sticks and stones

Bullying has been a problem for decades but evolved to new lengths thanks to the anonymity and accessibility of social media and the Internet. Cyberbullying is a method in which a student can target … more
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