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As the dust settled on Saturday’s municipal and school board elections, the sun arose Sunday morning on a new city in Austin County. more
The Texas Department of Transportation announced that the Austin County Interstate 10 expansion project from west of FM 3538 to east of Brazos River will begin on May 7. more
The Senate approved a measure last week aimed at reining in property tax rate growth, one that Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called “the biggest tax relief and reform bill we’ve ever passed.” more
With the promotion of Mary Gajewski to the district office, the vacancy she left behind in the principal’s seat at Sealy Elementary School was filled during a special meeting of the Sealy Independent School District Board of Trustees. more
The former managing editor of The Sealy News was arrested and charged last Friday with intoxication manslaughter. The arrest came after she was involved in a collision which killed the driver of the other vehicle. more
Many rural hospitals in Texas are on the ropes. more
Plans are underway for the Don’t Mess with Sealy Trash Off event Saturday, April 6. The event, organized by Sealy City Council members Dee Anne Lerma and Jennifer Sullivan, is an effort to … more
Five Oaks Residential Treatment Center in New Ulm is shutting down following years of controversy and complaints from neighbors. Texas Sen. Lois Kolkhorst announced last week that owners and … more
Sealy city officials recently announced the receipt of a $2 million grant to improve drainage in the area and also want to move forward to protect the Westview Terrace subdivision from flooding. … more
Bellville resident De'eddrick Graves was reportedly in critical condition after being shot in the neck by a Prairie View A&M police officer last week. Authorities say Graves was armed at the time … more
BRYAN – CHI St. Joseph Health and Bellville Hospital District announced last week that they have ended a lease agreement and CHI will no longer operate Bellville Hospital, effective May 7. … more
Cat Spring volunteer firefighter Michael Jack, 36, was arrested Feb. 7 following a lengthy investigation for promotion of child pornography. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office … more
Robert Worley began work Tuesday as Sealy’s economic development director, replacing Kim Meloneck, who retired in September. Worley has served as president/CEO or executive director at the EDCs … more
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles denied parole for Former Austin County Tax Assessor/Collector Marcus Peña on January 7, 2019. Peña, 41 of Bellville, pleaded guilty to charges of stealing … more
Sealy city officials still appear hopeful that Austin County will purchase land near the police station and fire department, but discussions about drainage and detention are ongoing. The city … more
AUSTIN – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has named Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) as Chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services. In naming Senate Committee appointments for the 86th … more
More than a month has passed since U.S. President Donald Trump called for a government shutdown, but the effects appear to be limited for Sealy residents. The banks and post office are operating … more
Two burglars are in jail after being spotted by an Austin County deputy sheriff last week. Deputy Sheriff D. Duron was on patrol on Jan. 2 when he saw a suspicious vehicle at a residence in the … more
The Austin County Fair Association won first place for its newspaper insert, compiled by the Sealy News staff and designed by page designer Victoria Parker, at the 2019 Texas Association of Fairs and … more
Chip Reed was sworn in Jan. 10 to serve as Precinct 4 Austin County commissioner. Reed, who has served as the precinct foreman for 18 years, replaces the late Commissioner Doug King, who died in an … more
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