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Elementary construction continues amid weather

After a brief delay by winter weather, construction at the site of the new Sealy Elementary School resumed late last week as members of the Sealy ISD school board and members of the committee that … more

Peña sentenced to 10 years in jail

Former Austin County Tax Assessor-Collector Marcus Peña was sentenced last week to 10 years in jail and ordered to pay $275,000 in restitution as punishment for stealing from the county and misusing … more

100 years young

Emily Alice Pulos Preibisch might be 100 years old, but she’s still got her quick wit and sense of humor. When complimented on her sparkly sequined blouse at her 100th birthday party on Sunday, … more

Delta Kappa Gamma Society holds November meeting

The Gamma Omega Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International held their November meeting in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Phillipsburg with 42 members in attendance. … more

A Night to Support the Knights

A silent auction, a live auction, live music, raffles and a Kenney Store dinner of roast beef, potatoes and green beans with a roll all contributed toward the Faith Academy Bellville community coming … more

Mr. Debonair crowned

The Sealy News’ own Susan Walker was among the judges who selected Dontay Holmes as Bellville High School’s 2018 Mr. Debonair on Saturday. ‘Not only were my fellow judges Johnetta Labba, left, … more

Orchard UMC invites the community to ‘The Star: A Journey to Christmas Advent Series’

ORCHARD – Everyone in the community is invited to attend Orchard United Methodist Church for a four-week series based on the Advent themes of Hope, Love, Joy and Peace called The Star: A Journey to … more

Ranchers Leasing Workshop set for Feb. 26 in Cat Spring

The first of the 2018 Rancher Leasing Workshops series covering grazing, hunting, and livestock leases is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 26, in Cat Spring. The workshop addresses the legal risks … more

Blinn College Agricultural Sciences Program hosts Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Volunteer Education Day

The Blinn College Agricultural Sciences Program recently hosted a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Volunteer Education Day at the W.J. “Bill” Rankin Agricultural Complex. This is the second … more

Tractor Supply stores host FFA fundraiser

Throughout the month of February, Tractor Supply Co. stores in Texas are collecting donations to support grants for FFA chapters in their community. Coinciding with National FFA Week (Feb. 17-24), … more

Back the Blue 5k And Bellville Police Department to host first 5K run

Back the Blue 5K and Bellville Police Department are working together to host the first annual 5K race/walk. In addition to the 5K, there will be a one-mile fun run and different community activities … more

Find a way: Game day coach

When you look down at the bench and see a coach barking instructions to their team on the court, putting their arm around a player on the bench or grabbing a dry-erase board during a time-out, … more

Schubert resigns from Texas House; joins Blinn College

CALDWELL — State Representative Leighton Schubert (R-Caldwell) announced that he is resigning as State Representative for House District 13 effective Feb. 4, 2018. “Serving the people of … more

Grand Jury

The Austin County Grand Jury returned indictments against 11 individuals in the November session. Those indicted include: Irby Giles Allison, driving while intoxicated, third offense or … more

Police Blotter

The following call log was released by the Sealy Police Department for the time period of Jan. 11 through Jan. 18, 2018. Inclusion in the call log is not an implication of guilt. Officers … 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

First Presbyterian donates to Lazy River residents

Pastor Ken Richter and members of First Presbyterian Church of Sealy met recently to deliver monetary donations and bags of groceries to residents of Lazy River subdivision, which was affected by … more

Houston Methodist West Hospital hosts first NICU reunion

Christmas came early for dozens of area kids and families last week as Houston Methodist West Hospital celebrated its first ever Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) reunion. More than 100 … more

Top 10 gifts this holiday season

If you got a bunch of gift cards or need to make some exchanges this year, or if you happen to have any friends with upcoming birthdays or special occasions, here are a few of my favorite gifts this … more
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