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Peña sentenced to 10 years in jail

Former Austin County Tax Assessor-Collector Marcus Peña was sentenced last week to 10 years in jail and ordered to pay $275,000 in restitution as punishment for stealing from the county and misusing … 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


Meet and Greet with City Manager The City Council invites residents and business owners to join us as we welcome new City Manager Lloyd Merrell to Sealy. The meet and greet will be held on … more

Austin County Fair & Rodeo donates to American Cancer Society

Bellville – The Austin County Fair Association donated $2,650 to the American Cancer Society of Austin County on Jan. 23 to represent their participation in the Tough Enough to Wear Pink … more

Dining Duets

Lydia Huebner (left) and Andie Eckerman competed in the Dining Duets competition March 11 at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The girls competed against 49 other teams: participants ages ranged … more

Donor funds new turf for stadium

The field at T.J. Mills Stadium is going to have a different look in a few months. The Mark A. Chapman Foundation donated a $1 million check to Sealy ISD last week for the installation of new turf … more

Top 10 movies to see in 2018

Ready Player One Steven Spielberg’s long-awaited big-screen adaptation of Ernest Cliine’s modern sci-fi classic novel is set to arrive in theaters on Mar. 28. The book and film are set in the … more

Pesticide resistant, crop threatening whiteflies found in Texas

OVERTON – A pesticide-resistant population of common plant-damaging whiteflies has been found in Texas, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Whiteflies are sucking, … more

Sheriff's Report

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office released a report of arrests and bookings for Nov. 10-Nov. 23. Inclusion in the report does not implicate guilt. Isaac John Cevallos was arrested for … more

How do I know when to get my eyes checked?

The Sealy News presents the first “How Do I?” In this edition, we talk with Dr. Kenneth Beckwith of Sealy Eye Care to answer the question “How do I know when to get my eyes checked?” You can … more

Austin County resident celebrates 98th birthday

About 100 people gathered Saturday afternoon at a sprawling property in Brazos Country. The party was complete with a keg of beer, a live band and lots of family members offering well-wishes to the … more

Don’t be a stranger

Recently, my 7-year-old was acting perfectly. He got ready for church, acted saintly during mass, said thank you without being prompted after doughnuts, unloaded the dishwasher when we arrived home, … more


Meet and Greet Meet and greet Robert “Beto” O'Rourke, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, on Sunday Dec. 17, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Levine Park pavilion at 410 Main Street, Sealy … more

SHS choir students honored

So far this year the Sealy Choir Program has had tremendous success. Starting at the beginning of the year, around September, the group started auditioning for the All-State Choir at the District … more
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