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QuailMasters sets final run registration

SAN ANGELO — QuailMasters 2018 has opened registration for its final run, it’s founder said. The series, co-sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Wildlife … more

Grab your cape; it’s time for the Chamber banquet

The Sealy Chamber of Commerce will usher in new board president Jon Snell at its annual banquet, set for 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The event theme is “Superheroes,” … more

Schubert resigns from Texas House; joins Blinn College

CALDWELL — State Representative Leighton Schubert (R-Caldwell) announced that he is resigning as State Representative for House District 13 effective Feb. 4, 2018. “Serving the people of … more

Bank robber apprehended

Local police asked for the public’s help in identifying a man who was caught on surveillance tape following a Jan. 8 robbery at Woodforest National Bank in the Sealy Walmart – and about a week … more

Austin County youth attend 2018 national 4-H/FFA roundup

DENVER – More than 1,000 youth from more than 33 states including Alberta, Canada, attended the Western National Roundup Jan. 4-7, 2018, in Denver. The conference, now in its 98th year, is held … more

Peña sentencing delayed

The sentencing hearing for former Austin County Tax Assessor-Collector Marcus Pena, originally scheduled for Jan. 22, was delayed to March 8, Texas Attorney General’s Office prosecutor Julie Stone … more

Elementary construction continues amid weather

After a brief delay by winter weather, construction at the site of the new Sealy Elementary School resumed late last week as members of the Sealy ISD school board and members of the committee that … more

Weather causes two-day shutdown in Sealy

Ice and snow prompted a brief shut-down of city government, local businesses and Sealy schools last week. The hazardous conditions came through late Jan. 15 and roads were still being sanded the … more

Sheriff's Report

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office released a report of arrests and bookings for Jan. 5-11. Inclusion in the report does not implicate guilt. Robert Gonzales was arrested for displaying … more

Newspaper redesign unveiled

The Sealy News recently unveiled a new design of the print version of the newspaper as well as the website, The changes come after an extensive overhaul of how news is reported and … more

Hurricane recovery efforts continue with much still to do

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 17 extended for 30 days the state disaster declaration for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey, which pounded and flooded the Gulf Coast and moved deeply inland, … more

Sheriff's Report

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office released a report of arrests and bookings for Jan. 5-11. Inclusion in the report does not implicate guilt. Robert Gonzales was arrested for displaying … more

Centerpiece installed at 36 and Main Street

This cement ‘centerpiece’ recently was installed on the City Hall side of Main Street facing an identical structure across Texas 36. Orange traffic cones were placed around it shortly after … more

Blinn College posts record enrollment during winter minimester

Blinn College enrolled 1,845 students for the winter 2018 minimester, an 8.7 percent increase over the previous year and the highest winter minimester total in College history. Students enrolled … more

City honors law enforcement

Mayor Janice Whitehead, right, reads a proclamation during the Jan. 9 city council meeting to honor local law enforcement officers. more

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital offers new lymphedema management program

SUGAR LAND — Through the collaboration between oncology services and rehabilitation therapy at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, cancer survivors experiencing lymphedema will soon have access … more

City manager could be named Jan. 23

The Sealy City Council interviewed three city manager finalists last week and staff members provided tours of the community to the hopefuls. Mayor Janice Whitehead said Friday she could not … more

Interact Club recycles

Melissa Simms, faculty adviser, and members of the Sealy High School Interact Club, collect aluminum cans at the recycling bin behind The Sealy News. The club got $108 from their most recent haul. … more

SBA tops $3 billion in disaster assistance loans to businesses and residents impacted by Hurricane Harvey

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA has approved more than $3 billion in … more

‘I have a dream’

The year 2017 revisited an ongoing dialogue regarding many social issues, including racism, a topic brought to light during Martin Luther King Jr.’s quest for nonviolent activism during the Civil … more
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