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The race to replace Janice Whitehead as mayor Sealy comes down to two candidates with extensive experience in local politics. Carolyn Bilski, a former city council member and 20-year Austin County … more
Laura has upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane and is on a path to hit the Texas/Louisiana coast Wednesday night or early Thursday. Galveston County is under a mandatory evacuation and … more
The filing period closed Thursday, leaving a two-way race to see who will be Sealy's next mayor. Former mayor Nick Tirey and former city councilmember and 20-year retired county judge Carolyn … more
Construction continues on Harvest Moon Apartments, located at 1100 Highway 90 West. The 75-unit apartment complex broke ground in October and construction is expected to last a year. The $7 million … more
The Retreat at Sealy, a 196-unit apartment complex on 11 acres on Highway 90, is now under construction. more
Interim CEO Juanita Romans handed over the reins to newly named CEO Daniel Bonk on Aug. 17. Romans said she feels good about the progress made during her time at the helm of BMC and is turning … more
The Sealy City Council found itself in a COVID-19 quandary during its special meeting online on Aug. 12 as it weighed the need to hire additional personnel against keeping property taxes and utility … more
Seeing that Sealy is experiencing rapid growth, the city council is contemplating a zoning ordinance and wants to know how residents feel about it.The council has talked about zoning on and off for a … more
One horse is dead and two more were recently seized by the Austin County Sheriff’s Office in a case of severe neglect. Thomas Ryan of Austin County lost custody of the two surviving horses after … more
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic concerns, the Austin County Fair Board of Directors and staff have announced the cancellation of the 2020 Austin County Fair. This is the first cancellation … more
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Austin County have spiked in the last week, going from 97 to 164 as of Monday. So far during the pandemic Austin County has reported 332 total cases and four … more
In order to perform bridge work at the Chew Road intersection over Interstate 10, the contractor for the Texas Department of Transportation will close the eastbound mainlanes between Mlcak and Chew … more
With Sealy Mayor Janice Whitehead resigning, the window to file for her seat is short in order to make the Nov. 3 election. Filing opened on Aug. 13 and will close Thursday, Aug 20, according to … more
Last week Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union donated a check for $3,690 to the Texas Nurses Association’s “Care for the Caregiver” initiative, following up on a promise made to their members … more
The Austin County commissioners spent a lot of time Monday morning doing a lot of adding and subtracting as they went over next year’s budget before they hold a public hearing on it at their next meeting. more
The Sealy City Council voted to participate in the Texas Enterprise Zone Program, which will allow Hailiang Copper Texas to qualify for state tax rebates and employment incentives. The action came … more
As of Monday, Aug. 10, the number of COVID-19 cases in Austin County was at 242 with 145 of those recovered and four people dead of the virus. “While cases in Austin County continue to rise, … more
Registration is complete, the second round of parent and staff surveys have been filled out, and Sealy ISD’s return-to-school plan has been tweaked ahead of classes resuming in-person instruction on Aug. 19 for the first time since spring break in early March. more
Sealy Mayor Janice Whitehead announced at the end of the Aug. 4 city council meeting that she is resigning her position as mayor as of Sept. 16 since she is moving outside the city limits. “I am … more
In order to place bridge beams at the Chew Road intersection over Insterstate 10, the contractor for the Texas Department of Transportation will close the eastbound mainlanes between Mlcak Road and … more
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