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H-E-B purchases Sealy property

H-E-B Grocery has purchased a 10.575 acre tract of land in Sealy for future use as the site for a grocery store and pharmacy as well as a fuel station and car wash. The site is on the Interstate … more

What now?

Over the past month, The Sealy News has explored just a few points in the massive scope of bullying. The issue of bullying has had profound impacts, psychological and physical, on the … more

Ballots finalized

Two of three incumbent Sealy City Council members have drawn opponents, and two returning school board members are unopposed in the May 5 election, as ballots for the local nonpartisan elections were … more

Body found in Sealy

Deceased man found in North Sealy. Police located a deceased 44-year-old Hispanic male by his vehicle in the old El Tropical parking lot. Foul play was not indicated and the name is not being … more

Fugitive murder suspect extradited from Mexico

A fugitive murder suspect was returned to Texas from Mexico today to ensure he stands trial for the 1991 murder of Brenda Smith, 35, in Sealy. The effort to locate and capture Blas Tierrablanca, … more

Snowden selected as CTE Teacher of the Week

During February, in honor of CTE Month, the Sealy High School students are choosing one CTE teacher each week to spotlight the great things that they are doing in their classrooms and … more

Warrant resolution program begins this month

The Sealy Municipal Court, Austin County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3, and San Felipe Municipal Court will participate in a 2018 Warrant Resolution beginning Saturday, Feb. 24, and ending March … more

It lasts a lifetime

Bullying is a widespread problem in schools ranging from elementary to high school but the effects it can have can last decades after both the bullies and the victims leave school. The emotional … more

Chamber event honors fallen, welcomes new leaders

The theme of this year’s Sealy Chamber of Commerce banquet was “Superheroes” and there was no shortage of Wonder Women and Super Men in the audience Friday night. The late Sealy Fire Chief … more

County voices opposition to New Ulm juvenile facility

Austin County commissioners unanimously agreed Monday to oppose the continued operation of an at-risk juvenile group home in New Ulm. While the Commissioners Court does not have regulatory … more

Sealy High School celebrates Career and Technical Education Month

Students and faculty at Sealy High School are joining others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month®. This year’s … more

Made, not born

People know the clichés. Bullies come from broken homes and bad parenting, and they struggle with insecurities. What many don’t understand is why those factors drive kids of all ages, even … more

SHS choir students honored

So far this year the Sealy Choir Program has had tremendous success. Starting at the beginning of the year, around September, the group started auditioning for the All-State Choir at the District … more

Sales rep joins The Sealy News

Susan Walker joined The Sealy News last month as a sales representative. Walker, 27, grew up on her family’s 800-acre ranch in Brenham, equipped with seven ponds, natural creeks and deer … more

Sealy city manager takes office

Lloyd Merrell was welcomed by enthusiastic employees last week for his first day on the job. The new city manager started Feb. 1 and will earn an annual salary of $118,000. Merrell said he is getting … more

Sealy High holds college night

Last week, Sealy High School hosted College Night where representatives from universities and military branches could talk with students ranging from sixth grade to 12th grade. Representatives also … more

New concert stage unveiled for rodeo

Today, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials revealed a new, larger RODEOHOUSTON® stage that will put fans closer to the action in 2018. “We continue to look for new ways to improve the … more

Faith Academy students bring home hardware from spelling bee

Seven Faith Academy students traveled to Alpha Omega in Huntsville Jan. 12 to participate in the district ACSI spelling bee. There were 23 schools in competition with as many as 33 students per grade … more

Community contributes to local cop

Sealy Police Detective Jason Manies was presented a check for $720 to help his family recover from destruction to his home caused by Hurricane Harvey. Manies thanked local residents who contributed … more

Sticks and stones

Bullying has been a problem for decades but evolved to new lengths thanks to the anonymity and accessibility of social media and the Internet. Cyberbullying is a method in which a student can target … more
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