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SHS students earn free college credit

This story was made possible by McCarthy Drafting, LLC with their support for Newspaper In Education. NIE is an educational partnership between the newspaper industry and participating school … more

Who will be your Valentine this year?

"Ellie Scott" more

Former tax assessor faces theft charges

Former Austin County Tax Assessor-Collector and Election Official Marcus Peña showcases a new polling pad for the county purposed for the 2016 March primaries during a commissioners court meeting in … more

Board approves resolution to refinance bonds

Darrick Eugene, a bond counselor with Powell & Leon, LLP, awaits Joe Mike Young’s signature on necessary documents to move forward with refinancing Sealy ISDs current bonds. more

Proposed mergers by biotechnology firms could result in cotton seed price surge

A study conducted by the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University found that proposed mergers by the world’s leading biotechnology firms would result in steep price increases … more

Gowns to guide angels home

Gowns are made from various patterns cut out from pre-existing wedding dresses. more


Jay Shepard with the Sealy Fire Department looks down a serpentine grouping of downed electrical wires leading to the culprit responsible for their clipping: A tractor-trailer a bit too tall for the … more

Local firefighters hold training

Bellville and Bleiblerville firefighters force open a door prop. more

Texas Workforce, Blinn partner to provide job training for Igloo

Texas Workforce Commission has awarded Blinn College a nearly $400,000 Skills Development Fund grant to provide safety and skills training for 341 employees of Igloo Products Corp. The training … more

Texas agricultural losses from Hurricane Harvey estimated at more than $200 million

COLLEGE STATION – Hurricane Harvey, which decimated parts of South Central Texas and the upper Gulf Coast, caused more than $200 million in crop and livestock losses, according to Texas A&M … more

Rest easy, brother

There wasn’t a dry eye Monday in the massive Second Baptist Church as Sealy Fire Chief Eric Zapalac was laid to rest, just one week after the 39-year-old died suddenly, sending shock waves through … more

Culture change begins in Sealy ISD

“We need to move from great teaching to great learning.”                 That was what Assistant Superintendent Doug Young said when discussing Sealy ISD’s new approach to teaching … more

Council approves texting and driving ordinance

On first reading May 23, the Sealy City Council approved an ordinance that bans the use of portable electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle. The Texas House passed Amendment 62, which … more

Four incumbent Bluebonnet directors re-elected to board

Bastrop – Four Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative directors up for election this year were unopposed in their respective races and, in accordance with the co-op’s bylaws, were elected by general … more

Revenue cap threatens public safety, job creation, roads

AUSTIN – The Texas Municipal League today denounced a state Senate committee’s recommendation to restrict city budgets as “a direct assault on public safety, economic development and … more

Hunting in ‘God’s country’

Hunting season can take you pretty far in Texas but it can be a much needed remedy to forget about the hustle and bustle of big city life and just relax. Diamond R. Ranch is located just west of … more

2016-2017 Elementary School Supply Lists

2016-2017 Selman Elementary School Supply List Prekindergarten 1 Plastic school box1 Fine tip classic markers 8 ct3 Crayons 16 ct12X18 Manila paper 50 ct2 Tissue boxes 160 ct4 glue sticks (22 … more

Election Identification Certificates available at driver license offices

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans in advance of the upcoming Primary Election that Election Identification Certificates (EIC) are available year-round at all Texas … more

2016 Fantasy of Lights BBQ Cook-off

Git R Dun Cookers claim the 2016 Fantasy of Lights Grand Champion award at the BBQ Cook-off held Saturday, Dec. 3, at W.E. Hill Community Center. more

County budget discussions, reflective times near

At present, the Austin County Commissioners Court have only just begun preliminary budget talks. Recently, chief appraiser Carmen Ottmer for the Austin County Appraisal District issued a proposed … more
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