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Bellville plant reports explosion

Information was scarce at press time Tuesday as responders were still on scene at Western International Gas on Highway 159 East in Bellville. Bellville Police Department reported around 8 a.m. that … more

Sealybrate good times

It was a weekend to remember – full of fun, friends, food, fireworks, barbecue, music, softball and a carnival atmosphere. The 10th annual Sealybration event at B&PW Park broke all kinds of … more

Summer Foods Summer Meals program feeds, educates South Texas youth

SOUTH TEXAS — An ongoing free meal program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is nourishing the bodies and minds of children in low-income areas of South Texas. The agency has been … more

KJT donates $1,000 to support students studying Czech at Blinn-Schulenburg

Catholic of Union of Texas, The KJT, gifted the Blinn College Foundation $1,000 to assist students taking non-credit, continuing education Czech courses at the Blinn College-Schulenburg … more

Governor welcomes establishment of Futures Command

AUSTIN — The U.S. Army on July 12 announced its new Futures Command would be headquartered in Austin “to better partner with academia, industry and innovators in the private sector, while … more

Church group hits the road to bond with nature, each other and God

Some kids spend their summer vacation at camp or in driver’s education class or at Disney World, but five teens from the Dallas area hit the road to northern Arkansas for what they call a rite of … more

Junior Miss candidate spreads love

Macy McDonald, a 16-year-old student at Faith Academy in Bellville, recently was named Junior Miss of Texas and will be competing for Junior Miss of America in November. This is a scholastic Pageant … more

Five ways to squash back-to-school stress

Heading back to school is exciting for both kids and parents, but with all the thrill and anticipation, there can be quite a bit of stress, too. As a parent, you can approach the impending school … more

County in talks with bonding companies

Austin County commissioners on Monday determined that they’d like to hear from bonding companies about potential costs and plans for constructing or expanding a new jail, sheriff’s office and … more

Camp Blessing receives donation

Texas Farm Credit recently donated $5,000 to Camp Blessing, a Brenham camp that provides week-long summer sessions for special needs children. The donation was made up of personal donations from 16 … more

‘You get more than you give’

For three decades, homebound senior citizens have looked forward to daily visits from Buddy Chance. The 80-year-old director of Helping One Another-Meals on Wheels retired Friday, leaving a … more

It’s that time

It’s an event that marks a homecoming or high school reunion for many who grew up in Sealy. It’s a chance for people who have no rhythm to shake it on the dance floor. It’s a chance for … more

Austin County celebrates Independence Day

Welcome the return of warm weather with farm-to-table foods

More daylight in the evening, birds chirping in the morning and plants sprouting up from the ground are signs that spring has sprung. With the return of outdoor activities and sunshine, it’s the … more

Parking lot party

Families gathered in downtown Sealy June 28 for the first-ever Fowlkes+Main Music Fest. Residents were treated to food trucks, late-night shopping and live music. more

Talks continue on county buildings

An Austin County resident literally kicked a can through the commissioners’ courtroom during a June 25 meeting as he pleaded with elected officials to move forward with plans for a new justice … more

It takes a village

Vacation Bible School volunteers wrap up another successful program at First United Methodist Church of Sealy. ‘They say it takes a village and I can’t imagine doing this with anyone else,’ … more

Council tackles drainage

The Sealy City Council discussed drainage priorities during a brief meeting last week. Council members also talked about the potential sale of certificates of obligation for capital projects, … more

Bringing home the hardware

April Towery of The Sealy News was recognized by the Texas Press Association at the annual awards banquet June 23 for the fourth place column in the state’s Division 8. more

Who's ready to party?

Live music, a 5k run, the annual Stars & Strikes baseball and softball tournaments and a barbecue cook-off are among the attractions that draw a massive crowd to Sealy B&PW Park each year for … more
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