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River Ridge closes for good

River Ridge Golf Club shut down Nov. 20. The course will not reopen and stakeholders say they’ve made no determination about the future of the property. To many employees the closure came as a … more

Sealy FFA roars loudly at state competition

Members of the Sealy FFA Chapter traveled to Huntsville Dec. 1 to compete in Texas FFA’s Leadership Career Development events. Sam Houston State University has partnered with Texas FFA in … more

City manager search continues

The Sealy City Council is getting closer to naming a new city manager. The matter has been discussed in closed session over the past few weeks, and the council sifted through more than 30 … more

Local extension agent honored

Michelle Allen, County Extension Agent - Family & Community Health, of Austin County in Bellville, was honored recently at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences 2017 … more

Avey's Chili Cookoff

Fire truck donated to hurricane-damaged Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department

PORT ARANSAS, Texas — Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department received a fire truck today, donated by the Philomont Volunteer Fire Department from Virginia. The donation was facilitated through … more

SHS students join honor society

Forty-three students from Sealy High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society Oct. 25, 2017 in the Thomas E. Golson Auditorium. To be eligible for membership … more

Stop and smell the snowflakes

As southern Texans, we spend most of our winters looking longingly at the Facebook posts of family and friends in a picture-perfect winter wonderland. We sit in our air-conditioned homes wishing for … more

Registration deadline for disaster assistance extended to Nov. 30

Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey now have until Nov. 30 to register for federal assistance. The deadline was Nov. 24, however, an additional six days now gives survivors more time through the … more

NewsBits

Courthouse cleanup The Bellville Young Professionals are seeking volunteers to help with landscaping and cleanup at the Austin County Courthouse from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 18 at the courthouse, 1 … more

NewsBits

Meet and Greet Meet and greet Robert “Beto” O'Rourke, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, on Sunday Dec. 17, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Levine Park pavilion at 410 Main Street, Sealy … more

Six students learn to preserve family history through Blinn College-Schulenburg course

Six students recently completed Preserving Your Family Story I, a continuing education course designed to help family historians gather and preserve cherished memories offered at Blinn … more

This is my main headline

GONZALES — During a regularly-scheduled noon meeting yesterday, Thursday, Sept. 14, the Gonzales Convention and Visitor Bureau announced Gonzales' new Tourism Development Director. more

Barbecue cook-off raises funds for family in need

With large community support, the 12th annual Avey’s chili cook-off benefit had another great day raising a record amount. This year’s proceeds are going to Lisa and Malcom Dittert as Lisa is … more

County approves hire to assist with record-keeping

In a 3-1 vote Monday, Austin County commissioners approved a 30-hour-per-week administrative assistant position that will assist with record keeping. Commissioner Bobby Rinn opposed the hire, … more

Small Town Christmas Festival

San Felipe residents came out last Saturday to enjoy the 3rd annual Small Town Christmas Festival last Saturday. Festivities included a parade in the morning, chili cook off, raffles and vendors from … more

Do-it-yourself home holiday decor

The holiday season can get expensive, especially when purchasing thoughtful gifts for loved ones. The last thing you want to spend money on is generic holiday decorations that don’t make your home … more

Fundraiser supports breast cancer research

Sealy News publisher Karen Lopez and Saddleback Saloon owner Tom Mendenhall presented a check for $2,515 to Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. The money came from the Sealy News’ charity event Bras … more

Sealy ISD partners with local businesses

Sealy ISD has begun its partnership with almost a dozen businesses throughout the city to help bring their students real-world experience they otherwise would not otherwise experience. Every … more
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