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WCJC moves forward with project to upgrade security features

WHARTON, TEXAS – New door locks are nearly complete. Next up are video cameras. A project to upgrade the security of Wharton County Junior College’s Wharton, Richmond and Bay City campuses is now … more

Walmart employees raise funds

Walmart employees participated in a “pie in the face” contest last week. Managers were given a jar and employees donated to the person’s jar who they wanted to see get a pie in their face. The … more

Ghost tour draws a crowd

Those who did not participate in the Sealy Area Historical Society’s Ghost Tour on Oct. 28 missed a rare opportunity to see the old Sealy Rice Mill on Front Street in its original condition. The … more

Reichardt Construction named to Aggie 100

COLLEGE STATION – Reichardt Construction LLC of Cat Spring is among the top 100 companies named to the 6th Annual Aggie 100 honoring the fastest-growing companies in the world owned or operated by … more

Boo Bash draws a crowd

As storm clouds rolled through Austin County on the afternoon of Oct. 31, residents panicked, wondering what they would do with their kids, and those costumes, and the makeup and the candy. But … more

Constitutional amendments approved

Almost 900 ballots were cast locally in a Nov. 7 election, all of which passed in Austin County and statewide. The following items appeared on the ballot: State of Texas Proposition 1 – … more

DA’s office places wreaths on DPS monuments

Lisa Tobola of the Austin County Criminal District Attorney’s Office (pictured), Vicki Minyard, (pictured), Virgil Price and J.R. Minyard with the Austin County Sheriff’s Office recently placed … more

City releases employee salaries

Annual salaries for Sealy employees run the gamut from part-timers who make just over $10,000 per year to the interim city manager and police chief coming close to six figures. The median salary … more

WoodmenLife makes local contributions

WoodmenLife Sealy Chapter 105 has made several monetary donations in the last two months to assist local organizations. These included $1,000 to Teens Across Texas, accepted by Kendra Rose, $500 to … more

Sharing Christmas food drive set for Saturday

Austin County Republican Party invites the public to its second annual Sharing Christmas Food Drive Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Look for their tables at Brookshire Brothers, Bellville; … more

St. John Lutheran Church M.A.D. Club visits Austin County Sheriff’s Office

On Sept. 27, 2017, the Austin County Sheriff’s Office was honored with a visit by the children of St. John Lutheran Church M.A.D. (Music, Arts, Drama) Club of Bellville. During their visit, they … more

Sealy High School Pink Out

Every year during the month of October, Sealy High School celebrates Pink Out. Students and faculty showed their support by wearing pink Friday, Oct. 27 to the official Pink Out pep rally and … more

SHS donates to international disaster relief

This year Sealy High School Student Council chose to make a donation to Operation USA for the Sportsmanship gift, which is exchanged before each football game with students from our opponent's … 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

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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
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