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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

Governors urge congressional leaders to pass disaster aid funding

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and the governors of California, Puerto Rico and Florida on Jan. 24 asked U.S. House and Senate leaders to hurry up and pass supplemental disaster funding, and to send the … more

Spreading Christmas cheer

The pre-school students from Faith Academy decided to spread some Christmas cheer last week. They baked cookies and delivered them around town, thanking community helpers for their hard work. more

Bellville woman files for state rep

Bellville resident Jill Wolfskill last week launched her campaign for District 13 state representative filing her ballot application and treasurer appointment in Austin. Wolfskill said she was … more

Sealy dominates: Tiger defense leads Sealy over Stafford

Coming off two narrow losses, the Sealy Tigers football team knew a win over the Stafford Spartans would keep their playoff hopes alive. The Tigers managed to do just that beating the Spartans 43-7 … more

This is my main headline

GONZALES — During a regularly-scheduled noon meeting yesterday, Thursday, Sept. 14, the Gonzales Convention and Visitor Bureau announced Gonzales' new Tourism Development Director. more

Police Blotter

The following call log was released by the Sealy Police Department for the time period of Jan. 11 through Jan. 18, 2018. Inclusion in the call log is not an implication of guilt. Officers … more

Council postpones decision on tax hikes

The Sealy City Council was poised to move forward with utility increases during a regular meeting Oct. 24 but instead opted to table several items and seek more information. Interim City Manager … more

Path to the Plate: Wading through food labels, marketing strategies

AMARILLO – Consumers can be confused by all the labels and marketing in the grocery store, but the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is rolling out a new program aimed at clearing the … more

WOODS, WATERS and WILDLIFE

Just as the calm that often occurs as the eye of a hurricane passes overhead is misleading, don’t let the warmer weather since last week’s frigid temperatures make you think winter is over. … more

Peña sentencing delayed

The sentencing hearing for former Austin County Tax Assessor-Collector Marcus Pena, originally scheduled for Jan. 22, was delayed to March 8, Texas Attorney General’s Office prosecutor Julie Stone … more

Holiday Guesting 101

If you manage to avoid hosting duties this holiday season, you may be dodging some of the hardest work, but remember that being a good guest goes beyond arriving on time and taking your shoes off at … more

Sealy selects city manager finalists

The City of Sealy has announced Friday the names of four finalists in the search for a new city manager. The four candidates have been invited for interviews on Jan. 8 and 10, 2018. The contract … more

Election planned for November 7

Austin County commissioners on Monday reviewed plans for an election Nov. 7 that will decide seven statewide propositions. Early voting began this week and runs through Nov. 3. Polls are open from 8 … more

Council addresses Sealy Community Foundation funds

Sealy City Council members revisited the issue of utility tax rates during a Nov. 14 meeting and one councilman questioned a local charity about how their funds are doled out. Interim City … more

It’s a girl!

Gatlin Grace Gilcrease was born to Jenna and Travis Gilcrease in Sealy on Nov. 22, 2017. Congratulations! more

Bringing it back

In the peak months of summer, the Sealy Tiger football team gathered to hear from their new head coach Shane Mobley who took the job back in January. Seniors like Justin Eckhardt were eager to see … more

Austin County 4-H has good showing at Food Challenge

Thirteen 13 Austin County 4-Hers participated Jan. 6 in the District 11 Food Show and Food Challenge competition in Victoria. The theme for this year’s activities was “Fresh from the Farm,” … more

Book review: ‘Ghost Bully’ by Brian Corley

Full disclosure: I haven’t actually read this book yet, but the premise sounds pretty hilarious, and I can vouch for author Brian Corley, a friend of mine who, like me, grew up in College Station, … more

Money-saving tips for the new year

I recently got an email reminding me that my subscription to the best magazine on the planet, InStyle, was up for renewal and that they’d gladly take $35 or so out of my bank account automatically … more
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