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NRA Foundation awards $3,948 to Austin County Sheriff’s Office

BELLVILLE – The NRA Foundation has awarded the Austin County Sheriff’s Office a grant totaling $3,948 to fund practice ammunition for deputies. "We are very excited about receiving funding to … more

Talkin’ trash

Sealy residents woke up to a cold, wet morning on Saturday, and almost 100 decided to brave the elements and head outside to pick up trash in an effort to beautify the community. Headed up by … more

Puppy Love

Friday the 13th is coming up this weekend! We challenge our Austin County residents to get 13 animals between now and May 5. The PUPS annual fundraiser – Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby Party – … more

The Call

I met the father of my two oldest children when we were teenagers, around age 15. We ended up in a very long, very difficult relationship. If I had to pick three words to describe it, they would be … more

Jailer retires

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office honored jailer Ray Wendt March 31 with a retirement plaque to show appreciation for his dedicated service to the department. Wendt began his career with the … more

College and career center to open next year at Sealy High

In the Sealy ISD board room, a poster sits on the wall next to the half-circle of chairs the board members sit in during their meetings. On that poster are three goals they wish to accomplish this … more

'Do y'all have guts enough to vote for it?'

Rather than just making repairs to a leaky roof and overseeing mold remediation at the jail and sheriff’s office, Burns Architecture LLC is now proposing a $27 million Austin County Justice Center, … more

Don't Mess with Sealy!

It’s not too late to register for this weekend's Don't Mess with Sealy event. Participants don’t have to be on a team but are asked to email Councilwoman Jennifer Sullivan … more

It takes a community …

The ‘Growing and Nourishing Healthy Communities Garden Program’ at Sealy High School is off and running. The gardening project is being implemented with the Culinary Department at the school. … more

UIL academic team advances to regionals

On March 23, the Sealy High School UIL academic team competed in the district meet for the right to advance to regionals. 12 students qualified to advance while 18 medaled overall. Sealy will be … more

Candidate forum set for April 18

A forum featuring questions and answers from the candidates vying for seats on the Sealy City Council is set for 5:30 p.m. April 18 at Saddleback Saloon. The one-hour forum will be moderated by … more

City considers land swap for EMS complex

The Sealy City Council last week showed interest in moving forward with a land exchange that would allow Austin County to construct an emergency medical services facility on what is now city property … more

Texans reminded to stay vigilant, report suspicious activity to authorities

AUSTIN – In the wake of the recent bomb explosions in Texas that have killed two and injured several other victims, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging all Texans to remain … more

Capital Farm Credit returns $77.5 million to borrowers

BRYAN, Texas – This month, Capital Farm Credit will return $77.5 million cash to its members in the form of patronage dividends. In addition, the association is setting aside $86.3 million in … more

Stop the bleed, save a life

Austin County EMS is reaching out to the community to help provide life-saving tools for local schools, law enforcement agencies, first responders, fire departments and public entities. … more

Candidate forum set for April 18

A forum featuring questions and answers from the candidates vying for seats on the Sealy City Council is set for 5:30 p.m. April 18 at Saddleback Saloon. The one-hour forum will be moderated by … more

Inmates returned to mold-free jail

After more than six months of transporting inmates to Fort Bend County due to mold in the Austin County Jail, Sheriff Jack Brandes said Monday all male inmates have been returned to the Bellville … more

Council tackles downtown parking, infrastructure, development

Sealy City Council members gathered Saturday for a workshop to discuss downtown parking, capital improvement projects and impact fees – but perhaps the biggest news that came from the meeting is … more

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
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