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Sealy teen wins big with oil painting

More than 30,000 youth entered artwork at the recent Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo – and just a few of those pieces were selected for auction. One young man whose painting went up for bid was … more

One-act play wins district for 32nd straight year

In sports, the word “dynasty” is one of the highest honors a team can be awarded. It is reserved for those who constantly find themselves competing in championships over a period of about a … more

Marry, marry, quite contrary

I got engaged on Christmas Day and since that time I’ve purchased exactly one bridal magazine and made it through the first 15 pages of it (all ads). I took my nieces to look at bridesmaid dresses … more

Sealy to negotiate land purchases

The Sealy City Council is poised to assemble several tracts of land, as action was taken last week to authorize City Manager Lloyd Merrell to negotiate and purchase the parcels. The tracts … more

Museum requests funding

The Sealy City Council was asked last week to contribute funding toward the $12.5 million museum at San Felipe de Austin state historic site. Chris Beckendorff, on behalf of the museum, requested … more

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
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