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A hospital says goodbye, a restaurant welcomes diners back and others reflect on the pandemic’s lessons. In the finale of our weekly series, Texans from across the state share stories about how they’re navigating life during the COVID-19 pandemic. more
“He's definitely that that dynamic-type athlete so it really hurt us, especially being at a small school, when you lose that one or a few athletes you have like that,” Brazos head football coach/athletic director Ryan Roecker said of graduated senior Jaylin Vela in a phone interview Monday afternoon. more
The Sealy community lost a hardworking volunteer in the passing of Paul Dronka last Monday, May 25, and the outpouring of support has come from nearly every corner of the town that Dronka dedicated the latter part of his life to serving. more
Although her final season in a Sealy uniform was cut short, Lady Tiger senior golfer Maddie Goad already knew there would be more golf in her future and that was made official last Friday, May 15, at a signing ceremony at the Goad household. more
Sealy senior Zoee Jeffrey played her final game in a Sealy Tiger uniform without even realizing it. more
Plenty can be learned from an introductory meeting with Sealy ISD’s new superintendent but one thing that sticks out above the rest is growth. Bryan Hallmark said that progress isn’t only in terms of students’ understanding of curriculum but also for the adults teaching them. more
Ricky Seals-Jones can now add Texas A&M alum to his title since completing his bachelor’s degree four years after he left school a semester shy of graduating to enter the NFL Draft. more
At the end of a four-year stint as Sealy High School band director, Rolando Cantu’s band directing job in El Campo comes with some familiarity after interviewing with the same principal he nearly took an offer from last time on the job hunt. more
While he could not have an in-person ceremony to receive it, Sealy High School senior Khondker Salim achieved what he’s set out for in two previous trips to the Texas Art Education Association’s state Visual Arts Scholastic Event: the Gold Seal award reserved for the top 150 artists in the state. more
Since becoming the first person to have a confirmed test of COVID-19 in Austin County, Sealy’s Amy Jett has become one of the biggest supporters of others going through the process and recently donated plasma to aid three infected people. more
With the coronavirus’s sweeping arm shutting down all athletic competitions, it was exceptionally devastating to former Sealy High School and Sam Houston State jumper Tristyn Allen, who said she trained the hardest she ever had leading up to this outdoor season for the Northern Illinois Huskies and coach Connie Teaberry as a graduate transfer. more
What was it that made current Sealy ISD Superintendent Sheryl Moore decide she was ready to retire from education after 35 years, creating what she calls “the best job available in the state of Texas”? more
U.S. News and World Report released its Best High School national school performance rankings and considered various factors to rank each school within its state as well as in the country. more
With traditional graduations likely off the table for the Class of 2020, one group of local parents has spearheaded efforts to honor all of the seniors in Austin County with a specialized gift from a community member who signs up to “adopt” a senior. more
Even though Brazos senior Allie Gonzalez didn’t actually get to play in her senior night game, Cougarette head softball coach Dustin Nilius made sure her career was still honored and hosted an unconventional senior ceremony. more
In the face of adversity, the Sealy varsity cheerleading team held virtual tryouts last Friday morning after new head coach Taylor Rosenauer had to push back the tryout dates multiple times before settling on the live video conference tryout. more
With an increased demand for hand sanitizer, unconventional methods of making it have come out of the woodworks. more
The Sealy community came out by the hundreds to the KC Hall for the return of Fish Fry Friday. more
Social distancing and missing out on your favorite activities can surely wear down on a person over time but local officials want to remind community members that this is all for the long-term benefit of the city and surrounding area. more
With the rest of their final year of high school in jeopardy, local Sign Gypsy affiliates have been bringing smiles back to seniors by surprising students with signs and yard decorations to reiterate the appreciation of all their hard work. more
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