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No public comments were made during a Sept. 11 hearing on Sealy’s proposed tax rate, a stark contrast from a similar meeting held last week at Austin County Commissioners Court at which residents … more
A typical Thursday morning at Virnau Tractor suddenly changed with a 15-second span of a collection of loud noises. more
The Sealy City Council hired Houston native Tim Kirwin last month to serve as the city attorney. The city previously contracted with Lora Lenzch. Some municipalities opt to have a city attorney … more
Sealy ISD students have been hailed as heroes as they were able to stop a moving school bus and steer it to safety after their driver collapsed while transporting the youth at the … more
Austin County’s Sept. 4 public hearing on the proposed tax rate lasted less than 20 minutes, but commissioners got an earful from residents who are concerned about their rising property taxes. … more
There’s no shortage of things to do around Austin County next month. October means it’s time for the annual county fair, which includes a parade through downtown Bellville at 10 a.m. Oct. 11, … more
This year marks 16 years that the Austin County Fair Association has joined forces with the American Cancer Society utilizing the program, Tough Enough to Wear Pink, to raise money for cancer … more
County commissioners last week approved an outdoor burn ban and discussed the sheriff’s department budget. The burn ban is effective until further notice from commissioners. According to the … more
After more than three years of offering emergency room services at Sealy ER, Dr. Kannappan Krishnaswamy – affectionately known in the community as “Dr. K.” – is switching gears and opening an … more
Longtime Sealy employee Kim Meloneck is retiring, and officials say her last day with the city is Sept. 7. As director of Sealy’s Economic Development Corp., Meloneck is credited with bringing … more
Marcus Peña’s tearful plea for an early release from prison didn’t exactly fall on deaf ears, but it was not granted. Assistant Attorney General Julie Stone scoffed at Peña’s complaints … more
Austin County commissioners on Monday decided to take a $17 million bond issue before voters on Nov. 6 which, if approved, would cover construction costs for a justice center and emergency medical … more
More than 300 students and parents from the area flocked to Sealy High School for the annual Back to School Health Fair last week. more
A stretch of Highway 36 in Fort Bend County was temporarily closed Sunday evening after a five-vehicle accident killed two people. A Life Flight helicopter responded and the two victims were … more
With a year of familiarity in the city and the same coaching staff surrounding him, second-year Head Coach Shane Mobley is ready to break in the new turf at T.J. Mills Stadium. Although soccer … more
BELLVILLE – The Austin County Fair highlighted its annual shrimp boil and dance by announcing this year’s entertainment lineup, along with some specials, July 27 at the Austin County Fair’s … more
Austin County commissioners opted last week to postpone a decision on issuing certificates of obligation to renovate, repair and construct the county jail and sheriff’s office, which have suffered … more
Bellville residents who live near Western International Gas on Highway 159 had quite a scare July 17 when an explosion prompted evacuations not only of the plant but a five-mile radius in the … more
On July 17 at 6:09 a.m., the Austin County Sheriff’s Office received a called from Western International Gas Company located at 7173 Highway 159 in Bellville, reporting an explosion and fire in … more
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