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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Home for the holidays

When most think of Christmas, they remember the memories of running to the Christmas tree as children and opening the presents. The joy adults feel from the holiday season often comes from seeing … more
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