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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

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

Converting benefits of manure to methane

STEPHENVILLE – New research by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists shows biochar has potential to make anaerobic digestion of animal manure a more efficient method to rid farms of waste while … more

Election Results - March 6, 2018

Click attachments for Austin County results from the March 6, 2018, primary election. 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

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

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

Who will it be?

The Sealy City Council is scheduled to interview city manager candidates in person Jan. 8 and Jan. 10, bookending a regularly-scheduled Jan. 9 city council meeting. Officials say they expect the … more

'Three Billboards' is a brilliant complexity

Growing up in St. Louis, Mo., it was incredibly hard to believe a film that had the state’s name in its title would be capable of holding its own in a best picture race in the Oscars. Nothing … 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

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

Semper Fi

Maj. Shawn Matthew Campbell was my husband, and he was Tristan, Kenna, Kate and Donovan’s dad. He was kind, considerate, calm, soft-spoken, dedicated, faithful. Shawn had a fun-loving, … 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

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

'The house that Eric built'

Nov. 20, 2017, is a date etched in the minds of many Sealy residents. Kenny Willingham spent that morning with his best friend Eric Zapalac, Sealy Fire Department’s former chief. “Me and … more

Weather causes two-day shutdown in Sealy

Ice and snow prompted a brief shut-down of city government, local businesses and Sealy schools last week. The hazardous conditions came through late Jan. 15 and roads were still being sanded the … more

City manager search moves forward

The Sealy City Council is reviewing 11 applications from hopefuls who want to serve as the next city manager, and a reception is planned in January so the community has a chance to vet them. More … more

Council looks into ballpark upgrades

The Sealy City Council last week agreed to contribute to upgrades at B&PW Park and lift a temporary hiring freeze in order to fully staff the Public Works Department. Joel Grigar, representing the … more

Austin County GOP holds candidate forum

Austin County GOP kicked off the 2018 primary season Jan. 4, with its first candidate forum for the five Republican candidates for State Representative House District 13 at Tony’s Family Restaurant … more

Former Bellville judge indicted

An Austin County grand jury indicted former Bellville Municipal Court Judge Terri Resendez on Feb. 28 for theft of property ($30,000 to $150,000) and tampering with a governmental record. Both … more
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