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Agricultural trade, farm policy focus of 2017 Texas Plant Protection Conference

BRYAN – The importance of agricultural trade and current and future farm policy will be discussed at the 2017 Texas Plant Protection Association Conference Dec. 5-6 at the Brazos Center, 3232 … 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

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

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

Marine to address Austin County GOP

U.S. Marine Lt. General (retired) Joseph Weber will be the guest speaker at the Austin County Republican Party regular monthly meeting Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at Tony’s Family Restaurant, 1629 Meyer … more

SHS choir competes at district

On Saturday, Sept. 30, 16 choir members from Sealy High School went to compete at the District level of the Texas All-State choir auditions. Out of the 16 that competed, 15 of them will advance on … more

Inspiring young readers

Sealy ISD Superintendent Sheryl Moore reads to Donna Day’s fourth-grade class at Selman Intermediate School. more

‘Saddle Up’ trail ride surpasses fundraising goal

Lives are being changed, thanks to the therapeutic horsemanship program offered by Houston-based SIRE. A recent event in Cat Spring, the 25th annual “Saddle Up for SIRE” trail ride raised a … more

Sealy students celebrate Unity Day

Near the end of October, it’s not unusual to find people wearing the color orange. They do it to match the festivities of Halloween but on Oct. 25, the students of Sealy Intermediate School and … more

Basic recipe alterations can make for more healthful holiday meals

COLLEGE STATION – Holiday meals can be healthier and taste just as good by using some basic recipe substitutions or alterations, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “The sugar, … more

Texas A&M AgriLife hosts ‘Plan to control your aging years’ educational program

Recently, the Austin County Extension Education Association sponsored an educational program conducted by one of its members during the month of November entitled “Plan to Control Your Aging Years … more

Low grain prices bad for farmers but good for livestock producers

COLLEGE STATION – Plentiful grain supplies likely mean low crop prices for farmers but lower costs for livestock producers looking for feed options through winter, said a Texas A&M AgriLife … more

NewsBits

Christmas Decoration Drive Due to weather events this past year, many are without Christmas decorations. So, for the remainder of this week, Sealy High School Interact Club is having a Christmas … more

Pena says he’ll plead guilty

Embattled former Austin County Tax Assessor-Collector Marcus Peña appeared in court last week and announced his intent to plead guilty to charges of first-degree felony theft by a public servant. … more

Walking in a winter wonderland

As Sealy residents turned their calendars to the month of December, it was no secret that the community was in need of a boost to uplift spirits in the wake of a tough year. The city’s … more

Sealy breaks ground on treatment plant

At least two years will pass before the project will be finalized, but Sealy city officials already are celebrating the construction of a new $15.6 million wastewater treatment plant. “This is … more

NewsBits

Thanksgiving Dinner The 19th annual preschool-congregational Thanksgiving dinner fundraiser will be held at Trinity Lutheran Preschool from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 9. Contact Ruth Szymanski or Margie … more

Woodmen present Texas flags

WoodmenLife Chapter 105 presented U.S. and Texas flags for the San Felipe de Austin Cemetery and were accepted by the Cemetery Association. Pictured are local WoodmenLife president Tom Knapp, Carolyn … 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
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