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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

Money-saving tips for the new year

I recently got an email reminding me that my subscription to the best magazine on the planet, InStyle, was up for renewal and that they’d gladly take $35 or so out of my bank account … 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

January Yard of the Month

The Garden Club of Sealy selected the home of Vernell Luedecke at 304 North Lantana Circle in Sealy as the January 2018 Yard of the Month. 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

Walmart to raise U.S. wages, provide one-time bonus and expand hourly maternity and parental leave

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Last week Walmart announced plans to increase the starting wage rate for all hourly associates in the U.S. to $11, expand maternity and parental leave benefits and provide a … more

Brenham Clinic appoints administrator

BRENHAM, Texas – Brenham Clinic announced last week the appointment of Melissa Mccune to administrator. Mccune spent the last year as assistant administrator of the Brenham Clinic and … more

Sheriff's Report

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office released a report of arrests and bookings for Dec. 29-Jan. 4. Inclusion in the report does not implicate guilt. Zachary Lawrence Vingoe was arrested for … more

Austin County 4-H has good showing at Food Challenge

Thirteen 13 Austin County 4-Hers participated Jan. 6 in the District 11 Food Show and Food Challenge competition in Victoria. The theme for this year’s activities was “Fresh from the Farm,” … more

Water workshop set for Jan. 26

BRENHAM – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality and management related to the Mill Creek watershed will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. January 26. The workshop will be held in the … 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

Nish Shah, M.D., now seeing patients in Long Meadow Farms

SUGAR LAND — Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is pleased to announce that Nish Shah, M.D., is now seeing patients in Long Meadow Farms. Shah is a primary care sports medicine … more

DPS acts to prevent violent confrontations at capitol

AUSTIN — Enhanced security measures have been implemented at the state capitol complex and grounds, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced Jan. 11. According to the DPS announcement, … 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

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set for Feb. 22-23

KYLE/SAN ANTONIO – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program is hosting two residential rainwater harvesting and turf management trainings in Kyle and San … more

Police Blotter

The following call log was released by the Sealy Police Department for the time period of Jan. 4 through Jan. 11, 2018. Inclusion in the call log is not an implication of guilt. Officers … more

Let go and let life

It feels like our crew has been battling sickness forever. We wash hands like crazy, take our vitamins, get sleep and still it seems like we just can’t seem to get a handle on these nasty winter … 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

NewsBits

WoodmenLife Coat Drive WoodmenLife Chapter 105 of Sealy is sponsoring a coat drive in conjunction with the First Baptist Church. All sizes of coats are welcomed and may be dropped off at the … more
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