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The Sealy News won 13 awards Friday, Aug. 7, from the South Texas Press Association. The awards were announced during an online conference. more
U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) recently presented the members of the Java Gypsies with congressional certificates of recognition. Pictured with their certificates at the law enforcement shooting … more
Rough-hewn log cabins began taking shape last week next to the museum at Stephen F. Austin State Historic Site in San Felipe. more
At the end of Tuesday’s zoom meeting of the Sealy City Council, Mayor Janice Whitehead announced her resignation from the position. more
With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing changes to how education will be delivered safely, Sealy ISD’s new special education director Shae Whatley is thankful practically everybody is starting a new job when the 2020-2021 school year kicks off. more
Austin County Commissioners approved two measures at the July 27 session of court that will allow them to give elected officials up to a 3% raise and also increased the voter approval rate (formerly called the roll-back rate) on property tax increases from 3.5% to 8%. more
With the consistently inconsistent and ever-evolving way the state of Texas reports COVID-19 case information, the number of reported deaths from the virus in Austin County has dropped from four to three. more
Waller County Sheriff R. Glenn Smith died Aug. 1 of an apparent heart attack according to an announcement from Waller County Judge Trey Duhon. more
The Austin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the burglary of the Fuel Maxx store on Hwy. 159 East of Bellville. more
Sealy City Manager Lloyd Merrell recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association (IMCA). more
The board of directors of Austin County State Bank recently announced the election of Jeff Virnau to the board during its July meeting. more
The Bellville community came together on July 24 to give the late Zach Hood one more Friday night under the lights of the Pasture of Pain, where he excelled in both football and soccer in his three years as a Brahma. more
Three female rodeo athletes from Austin County made the trip to Guthrie, Okla. for the National High School Rodeo Association Finals and not only came away with top finishes in their events but also earned a fifth consecutive team title for the state of Texas. more
After the Sealy ISD Board of Trustees was presented with the return-to-school plan created by district leaders at last Wednesday’s regular meeting, the district is awaiting survey results from families and staff before finalizing the plan. more
Due to changes in the way the state reports COVID-19 information, the number of deaths in Austin County has risen from one to four, but not all the deaths are recent. more
An arrest is not proof of guilt. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty. more
Sealy ISD leaders presented the board of trustees with the return-to-school plan at Wednesday’s regular meeting in the Sealy Junior High School cafeteria with an audience of around 30 socially distant parents and students. more
In a matter of four weeks, Jon Stork went from having a song from his first full-length album top the Texas Regional Radio Report, to performing at Rodeo Houston to stopping in the Sealy Walmart parking lot announcing the rest of the rodeo, where he was supposed to appear again, was canceled due to COVID-19. more
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush recently announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) approved $194,936 in Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery grants for the city of Sealy to install a generator at the Silliman Water Pump Station. more
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