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Blinn College invites community to inaugural Health Sciences Showcase

Blinn College invites the community to learn more about its renowned healthcare programs during the inaugural Health Sciences Showcase Thursday, March 8, from 5-8 p.m. at the Texas A&M Health Science … more

Progress ongoing at new gas station

Fuel tanks are going in at Murphy USA in Sealy. Did you know that an empty 25,000 gallon storage tank can weigh up to 32,500 pounds? That equals about 2.5 African bush elephants. more

HOA-Meals on Wheels celebrates new building

Buddy Chance and a group of dedicated volunteers have been providing hot meals to senior citizens for decades, and gathered last week to cut the ribbon at a new building on Frydek Road in … more

Special Olympics program, Sealy ISD cut ties

Representatives speaking on behalf of the Austin County Comets, a Special Olympics organization, addressed Sealy ISD trustees last week expressing concerns about the future of the program. Comets … more

Community welcomes new city manager Merrell

New Sealy City Manager Lloyd Merrell has been on the job for about a month but says he already feels like he’s home. Merrell served as city manager of Madisonville, Ky., for 26 years and after … more

‘Lady Bird’ portrays universal adolescent struggles

Movies, like any form of art, resonate with everyone in a different way. I don’t particularly like music while many of my closest friends find it as an important aspect to their lives. I can look … more

'Roots & Sky’ by Christie Purifoy

My family moved from little ol’ Crockett, Texas, to the big Aggieland city of College Station when I was 7 years old. I didn’t particularly like it there, and I didn’t have any friends since we … more

Get informed about human trafficking

I joined the Human Trafficking Committee. Yes, you read that right. This does not actually mean that I’ll be participating in human trafficking, but rather, a guy in my Sunday school class … more

County addresses school violence

Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes reported Monday that his department remains vigilant in monitoring potential threats at area schools as violence has escalated in other parts of the country. On … more

Visitors Day at Community Bible Study

The Bellville Community Bible Study class will be hosting a Visitors Day at Bellville United Methodist Church on Thursday, March 1 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Anyone interested in learning more about CBS … more

Austin County sheriff’s deputy retires

On Jan. 31, the Austin County Sheriff’s Office honored Deputy Barbara Reinhardt with a retirement plaque to show its appreciation for her dedicated service to the department. Deputy Reinhardt began … more

Dispatchers make special visits

Valentine’s Day visit from Austin County dispatchers This Valentine’s Day, Austin County dispatchers made a special visit to the local assisted living communities, delivering carnations to … more

Do more than live; experience life

Getting through life seems to get in the way of experiencing life sometimes, and that is not ok. Too often I find myself “doing” and not necessarily “experiencing.” I know that it’s a … more

Austin County Fair Association offers scholarships

The Austin County Fair Association is currently accepting scholarship applications. All applications listed below may be found on the Austin County Fair website; www.austincountyfair.com or in the … more

Blinn College’s Star of the Republic Museum announces history fair winners

Intrigued by her grandfather’s participation in the Vietnam War, Brenham Junior High School student Aidan Hord jumped at the opportunity to use her school’s annual history fair to dive deeper … more

Six ways to fight the flu

As temperatures drop, the spread of cold and flu germs rises. Start the year off healthy and be sure to rid your home of lingering germs that may be hiding in places you don’t expect. “I … more

Celebrating black history

For Black History Month, students at Sealy High School studied historical figures such as Rosa Parks, Colin Powell and Martin Luther King Jr., as well as entertainers like Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah … more

Prasek’s helps SHS students prepare for career

Prasek's Hillje Smokehouse is one of several local businesses who has hired students from the Sealy High School Career Preparation program. Through employment at Prasek's, these students learn … more

Simms selected as CTE Teacher of the Week

This week the students of Sealy High School selected Melissa Simms to be the Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Week. Simms is a graduate of Baylor University currently in her 14th … more

Students honored by VFW

Annually the Bellville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6522 Auxiliary sponsors the Patriot’s Pen competition for junior high students. This is an essay-only competition, typewritten between 300 and … more
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