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Summer Foods Summer Meals program feeds, educates South Texas youth

SOUTH TEXAS — An ongoing free meal program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is nourishing the bodies and minds of children in low-income areas of South Texas. The agency has been … more

It’s that time

It’s an event that marks a homecoming or high school reunion for many who grew up in Sealy. It’s a chance for people who have no rhythm to shake it on the dance floor. It’s a chance for … more

Shootout at Waco Twin Peaks 3 years later: Zero convictions

It was a rainy Sunday a little after noon on May 17, 2015, at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco where no one would envision the gruesome crime scene that was about to happen. A meeting of the … more

Strauss retires as president of Old 300

Fred Strauss announced his retirement last week after eight years as president of The Old 300. He has worked tirelessly to move forward the creation of The Old 300 Hall which is a part of the new … more

A call to action

Editor’s Note: This is the final installment in a four-part series on human trafficking. As discussion about immigration and border patrol grows increasingly heated and political, a group of … more

Austin County launches emergency notification system

Hurricane season is from June 1 through Nov. 30. Austin County offers residents a free notification system for emergency alerts. During an incident, communication with the community becomes … more

San Felipe eyes future development, expansion

The Town of San Felipe is setting itself up for economic advancement and growth through thrifty spending and possible state funding, aldermen said during a June 12 meeting. Danielle Rojas, a … more

EMS facility is still in the works

Sealy City Manager Lloyd Merrell is moving forward with executing a contract for topography, platting and surveying services for public safety properties in order to enter an agreement with Austin … more

County moves forward with justice complex

Austin County commissioners authorized Judge Tim Lapham to begin negotiations with Lower Colorado River Authority on moving utility lines in order to expand the county’s justice complex. … more

The faces of trafficking

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a four-part series on human trafficking. During a recent symposium on human trafficking, Alf Halvorson, pastor at Houston’s Memorial Drive Presbyterian … more

On the lookout

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a four-part series on human trafficking. We sat down with local law enforcement officials to get their take on the matter and found out it’s not a … more

NewsBits

Around the World with Double E World Wednesdays at Double E Grocery Ermis Encore began June 13 featuring Mexico. They continue throughout the month with Italy on June 20 and South Asia – … more

Scholarship awarded to Sealy grad

Molly Dittert, a senior at Sealy High School, received a $500 scholarship at the Texas German Society Convention held May 5. Dittert plans to attend Texas A&M University in the fall. Pictured with … more

TxDOT to highlight upcoming construction opportunities

YOAKUM — The Texas Department of Transportation is sponsoring PAVED, an event highlighting upcoming subcontracting opportunities for highway construction and maintenance projects in the Yoakum … more

Partnership teaches executives to protect their companies from cyberattack

The Blinn College District and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Cyber Readiness Center are offering a four-hour course designed to help business executives understand the vital role … more

Human trafficking

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a four-part series on human trafficking, an overview of what it is. Future stories will include interviews with law enforcement, clergy and parents and … more

Master Gardeners improving Levine Park

Sealy citizens may notice some more color has been added to Levine Family Park in the past few months. The park is being replanted with new shrubbery and flowers by The Bluebonnet Master Gardener … more

County commits to repairing dangerous bridges

Austin County commissioners approved a resolution May 29 to replace a bridge on Neuman Road and provide matching funds on a Texas Department of Transportation project to repair the Mill Creek Road … more

Sealy residents celebrate Memorial Day

Members of Sealy’s American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary of Post No. 442 were busy over the Memorial Day weekend honoring living and remembering the fallen Veterans who sacrificed their … more

NewsBits

Summer Reading Program Readers of all ages will explore all things musical this summer as Gordon Memorial Library presents “Libraries Rock” during their summer library program. Activities may … more
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