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Silver Bells

Residents at Silver Lake and The Oaks retirement communities were treated to the sounds of the Brookwood Handbell Choir on March 14. The choir was founded by Silver Lake resident Joyce Henderson and … more

Sika and ye shall find

An international manufacturing company held its grand opening in Sealy last week, and by all accounts, it’s a pretty big deal. Sika Corp., which manufactures concrete repair products, now … more

Ballot set for San Felipe election

Six candidates are vying for three seats on the San Felipe Town Council. Mayor Pro Tempore Alfred Hall, Alderman Louis T. Bonner Jr. and Alderman Brenda Newsome are being challenged by Cynthia … more

Mold cleared from county jail

Pending an inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, some prisoners could be returned to the Austin County Jail this week. The inmates have been transported to Fort Bend County at a … more

School board reviews budget

Sealy ISD Chief Financial Officer Jim Obermeier presented the management and operations budget for the 2017-2018 school year during a workshop last week. Superintendent Sheryl Moore said the … more

Austin County 4-H wins at Houston Livestock Show

Austin County 4-H would like to send hearty congratulations to Jack Luedeker, Madison Diezi, Samantha Diezi and James Schumann. They served on the Junior/Intermediate Beef Quiz Bowl Team at the … more

CenterPoint Energy mutual assistance crews restored power to more than 5,100 residents of Puerto Rico

Houston – CenterPoint Energy announced that its second team of 70 employees has returned to Houston following three weeks of work to help the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) restore … more

Sealy proceeds with park upgrades

The Sealy City Council on Feb. 27 authorized city staff to move forward with $3,000 in safety upgrades to B&PW Park. Planning and Community Development Director Warren Escovy told the council … more

'The house that Eric built'

Nov. 20, 2017, is a date etched in the minds of many Sealy residents. Kenny Willingham spent that morning with his best friend Eric Zapalac, Sealy Fire Department’s former chief. “Me and … more

Group explores possibility of chartering new scout troop

A group of male community leaders led by the Rev. Eric LeBrocq of St. John’s Episcopal Church met in Sealy last week to tackle an ongoing challenge: how to empower young men, particularly those who … more

New elementary will have dual language program

Sealy ISD’s new elementary school is scheduled for completion in August and when students begin attending classes there, the building won’t be the only thing that’s new. Sealy Elementary … more

Election Results - March 6, 2018

Click attachments for Austin County results from the March 6, 2018, primary election. more

Former Bellville judge indicted

An Austin County grand jury indicted former Bellville Municipal Court Judge Terri Resendez on Feb. 28 for theft of property ($30,000 to $150,000) and tampering with a governmental record. Both … more

Faith Academy students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

Faith Academy on Feb. 26 inducted 13 junior high students into National Junior Honor Society. Shirley Mize started NJHS for Faith Academy. Mize loved everything NJHS stood for and believed all … more

Colonial Belle residents celebrate Mardi Gras

Residents at Colonial Belle Nursing Home in Sealy were treated to a Mardi Gras celebration Friday. Residents played card games and slot machines, collected beads and enjoyed a meal catered by the … more

HOA-Meals on Wheels celebrates new building

Buddy Chance and a group of dedicated volunteers have been providing hot meals to senior citizens for decades, and gathered last week to cut the ribbon at a new building on Frydek Road in … more

Special Olympics program, Sealy ISD cut ties

Representatives speaking on behalf of the Austin County Comets, a Special Olympics organization, addressed Sealy ISD trustees last week expressing concerns about the future of the program. Comets … more

Community welcomes new city manager Merrell

New Sealy City Manager Lloyd Merrell has been on the job for about a month but says he already feels like he’s home. Merrell served as city manager of Madisonville, Ky., for 26 years and after … more

County addresses school violence

Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes reported Monday that his department remains vigilant in monitoring potential threats at area schools as violence has escalated in other parts of the country. On … more

Do more than live; experience life

Getting through life seems to get in the way of experiencing life sometimes, and that is not ok. Too often I find myself “doing” and not necessarily “experiencing.” I know that it’s a … more
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