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The 93rd Austin County Fair and Rodeo is set for Oct. 2 to 11 in Bellville, starting with the barbecue contest and ending with Whiskey Meyers on the main stage. more
Zach Hood, a rising senior at Bellville High School, was involved in a fatal accident Sunday night, his family announced. He was 18 years old. more
Bellville Medical Center announced Austin County’s first death related to COVID-19 in an update Friday afternoon. Austin County Judge Tim Lapham confirmed the report in his update later in the … more
Earlier this year Austin County placed a bounty on wild hogs. With $10,000 set aside to cover the bounty, hog hunters can collect $5 for each pair of ears they redeem at Steinhauser’s in Sealy … more
According to numbers reported by the state to Austin County Judge Tim Lapham, the number of COVID-19 cases in the county skyrocketed in the last week from 90 to 133 with 87 of those still considered … more
A survey by the Sealy Independent School District shows that more than half of parents with children in the district favor having their children attending classes in person this fall. At the time … more
A Wallis man was shot to death at his home Sunday around 11:30 a.m. and police are searching for his killer. Jason Zavala, who lived at 6619 Guyler St. in Wallis, was allegedly killed by Heriberto … more
With only 5% of eligible voters casting their ballots in Austin County for Tuesday’s runoff election, local Democrats had the largest ballot of statewide races to choose.With only one race on … more
The Sealy City Council postponed its regular in-person meeting from last Tuesday until Wednesday, July 15, at 6 p.m. online. Prior to the meeting, it will hold a workshop at 5 p.m. to discuss drainage issues. more
An unnamed Austin County Commissioner was informed Monday after meeting in commissioners court that he had tested positive for COVID-19. On Tuesday morning it was reported that a second test came … more
Interstate 10 westbound mainlanes will be closed for traffic shifting operations Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Westbound mainlane traffic will be moved to the westbound exit to Chew Road/Mlcak Road … more
Austin County voters have several items on the ballot today's runoff election. Republicans have a short ballot this time around with only one race on the ticket. Terry Adams is facing James … more
On May 20, Faith Academy Bellville launched the Annual High School Academy Awards with a virtual presentation. The virtual 2020 Academy Awards were hosted by junior Tanner David, videographer … more
“The two best decisions I’ve made in my life are entering seminary and moving to Sealy,” Fr. Eric Pitre said, just three days after retiring from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Born … more
A house was destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon in a blaze of unknown origin that appeared to have spread from an adjacent shed. The house on Klopesteck Road was fully engulfed around 5 p.m. … more
Things are looking a little blank on Main Street right now, but that’s about to change. After months spent replacing water mains under Main Street, the city has repaved the road from the water … more
Despite the rise in cases of COVID-19, local law enforcement has managed to keep healthy during the pandemic. According to Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes, none of his deputies or staff have … more
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and the likelihood of wearing facial coverings becomes prolonged, more and more people are wearing custom masks. The Sealy News asked people on Facebook to … more
After finishing in a tie for sixth place in the first round of the girls cutting competition at the Texas High School Rodeo Association State Finals Rodeo in Abilene last month, Sealy’s Samantha … more
The Blinn College Agricultural Sciences Department’s innovative virtual livestock judging camp held earlier this month attracted 92 participants from around the country. “It was a … more
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