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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

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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

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

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

Kolkhorst oversees Senate hearing on sexual harassment

AUSTIN - Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham), chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Administration, held a public hearing at the state capitol Dec. 14 to review the Texas Senate's current sexual … 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

Playoff bound

In a season that has been full of up-and-downs for the Sealy Tigers, the regular season ended on the best possible note for a team: earning a spot in the playoffs. After blowing a 16-point lead … more

Thank you, veterans

As a massive American flag blew in the wind, the sounds of youth singing “God Bless the USA” filled the air and people of all ages greeted each other with hugs and handshakes, the residents of … more

Let it snow

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Members of the Sealy Community Foundation are gearing up for the 31st annual Fantasy of Lights event, set for Dec. 1-2. “Sealy’s Fantasy of … more

Mold, leaks identified in Austin County Courthouse

It’s déjà vu all over again. Just weeks after the Austin County Commission entered a contract with an architect to address mold in the county jail, they’re now dealing with the same problem … more

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital earns gold-level Beacon Award for excellence

SUGAR LAND — The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), recently recognized the Surgical ICU Department at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital with a gold-level Beacon Award for … more

Bluebonnet Master Gardeners Association

The Bluebonnet Master Gardeners Association will celebrate a successful year at a holiday dinner Dec. 5, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Brenham. Members should contact … more

AgriLife Extension sets prospective grape grower workshop

LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has scheduled the Prospective Grape Grower Workshop from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, … more

Public meeting planned on Brazos-Colorado Coastal Basin project

A meeting to discuss the Brazos-Colorado Coastal Basin (Basin 13) Bacteria Reduction Project will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Wharton County Public Library-Main Branch, … more
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