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Bellville woman files for state rep

Bellville resident Jill Wolfskill last week launched her campaign for District 13 state representative filing her ballot application and treasurer appointment in Austin. Wolfskill said she was … more

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

Council postpones decision on tax hikes

The Sealy City Council was poised to move forward with utility increases during a regular meeting Oct. 24 but instead opted to table several items and seek more information. Interim City Manager … more

Peña sentencing delayed

The sentencing hearing for former Austin County Tax Assessor-Collector Marcus Pena, originally scheduled for Jan. 22, was delayed to March 8, Texas Attorney General’s Office prosecutor Julie Stone … more

Sealy selects city manager finalists

The City of Sealy has announced Friday the names of four finalists in the search for a new city manager. The four candidates have been invited for interviews on Jan. 8 and 10, 2018. The contract … more

Election planned for November 7

Austin County commissioners on Monday reviewed plans for an election Nov. 7 that will decide seven statewide propositions. Early voting began this week and runs through Nov. 3. Polls are open from 8 … more

Council addresses Sealy Community Foundation funds

Sealy City Council members revisited the issue of utility tax rates during a Nov. 14 meeting and one councilman questioned a local charity about how their funds are doled out. Interim City … more

Bringing it back

In the peak months of summer, the Sealy Tiger football team gathered to hear from their new head coach Shane Mobley who took the job back in January. Seniors like Justin Eckhardt were eager to see … more

Austin County 4-H has good showing at Food Challenge

Thirteen 13 Austin County 4-Hers participated Jan. 6 in the District 11 Food Show and Food Challenge competition in Victoria. The theme for this year’s activities was “Fresh from the Farm,” … more

Money-saving tips for the new year

I recently got an email reminding me that my subscription to the best magazine on the planet, InStyle, was up for renewal and that they’d gladly take $35 or so out of my bank account automatically … more

NewsBits

Meet and Greet with City Manager The City Council invites residents and business owners to join us as we welcome new City Manager Lloyd Merrell to Sealy. The meet and greet will be held on … more

Austin County Fair & Rodeo donates to American Cancer Society

Bellville – The Austin County Fair Association donated $2,650 to the American Cancer Society of Austin County on Jan. 23 to represent their participation in the Tough Enough to Wear Pink … more

Donor funds new turf for stadium

The field at T.J. Mills Stadium is going to have a different look in a few months. The Mark A. Chapman Foundation donated a $1 million check to Sealy ISD last week for the installation of new turf … more

Sheriff's Report

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office released a report of arrests and bookings for Nov. 10-Nov. 23. Inclusion in the report does not implicate guilt. Isaac John Cevallos was arrested for … more

Austin County resident celebrates 98th birthday

About 100 people gathered Saturday afternoon at a sprawling property in Brazos Country. The party was complete with a keg of beer, a live band and lots of family members offering well-wishes to the … more

Don’t be a stranger

Recently, my 7-year-old was acting perfectly. He got ready for church, acted saintly during mass, said thank you without being prompted after doughnuts, unloaded the dishwasher when we arrived home, … 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

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

Brenham Clinic appoints administrator

BRENHAM, Texas – Brenham Clinic announced last week the appointment of Melissa Mccune to administrator. Mccune spent the last year as assistant administrator of the Brenham Clinic and … more
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