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Refinancing does not always translate to savings, county auditor says

The Austin County Commissioners Court has been considering refinancing two of its bonds into one in an attempt to save the county money in the long haul. One is a certificate of obligation bond dated … more

Rain fails to dampen cruising enthusiasm

The second annual Sealy Main Street Cruise In turned out to be a success without the help of the weather. Fred Rusk Zydeco and the Hi-Steppers kept the crowd on their feet with their spicy Creole … more

Local builder notches placement among nation’s top professionals

The National Association of Home Builders recently conferred Barry Neptune of Sealy as a Certified Graduate Builder, identifying him as one of the industry’s top professionals, according to a news … more

Construction to upset traffic on Matagorda Bay crossing for 2 years

Summertime travel along the Texas Coast may get tricky for a couple of years. TxDOT said Thursday that the rehabilitation of the Port Lavaca Causeway on State Highway 35 May 23, with daily lane … more

Texas AG: River Authority can’t ban guns from parks

  According to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, parks controlled by Texas river authorities must allow visitors to openly carry handguns, the latest salvo in the “open carry” debate. The … more

Local parishioners lending helping, supportive hands

Almost everyday, usually in the morning, a group of local churchgoers visits the McDonald’s on Hwy 36 in Sealy. Customarily for them, they go through the drive thru window. But, as they pay for … more

Pet(s) of the Week

Hi everyone! This week I, Dixie, and my friend Lucille are asking you to think about fostering one of us, or any of our friends who are still without a place to live after the flood. Since the … more

County Livestock Association plans meeting for June 2

The Austin County Livestock Association will wrangle members for its 66th annual meeting June 2 at the Cat Spring Agricultural Society Hall.The meeting will first offer a program entitled “New … more

Yeti winner keeps it cool

Raymond Janosky displays his new Yeti Cooler recently awarded him by the Austin County Retired Teachers Association as part of a scholarship fundraiser. The ACTRA fundraiser proceeds help support the … more

News Bits

American Legion to present Memorial Day programThe Sealy American Legion Post #442 and Legion Auxiliary #442 will hold a Memorial Day program at 11 a.m. Monday at the Highway 36 Legion grounds. The … more

Grant to battle dyslexia

The Texas Retired Teachers Foundation recently awarded a $500 classroom assistance grant to Donna Magjarevich, dyslexia teacher at Selman Intermediate School in Sealy ISD. The TRTF gives 15 such … more

City, Chapman Foundation find common ground

Sealy City Manager Larry Kuciemba said miscommunication or no communication at all was the issue that existed between the city and the Mark A. Chapman Foundation when it came to how an indoor … more

Springtime invites busy bee networks

Thousands of bees temporarily gather inside a sycamore tree preparing for a permanent nesting location to buzz about for the summer months. more

Hey, that’s not us!

E-mail inboxes were inundated Tuesday morning by a faux web page of The Sealy News with a headline claiming Austin County Commissioner Reese Turner – locked into a run-off with challenger Mark Lamp … more

Waller County judge reveals story behind landmark landfill cases

Waller County Judge Carbett “Trey” J. Duhon III laid out the storied novel that has become the City of Hempstead versus the county and Green Group Holdings, LLC, which sought to build a more than … more

Rain fails to dampen cruising enthusiasm

Modified hot rods and classic cars converged on Sealy’s Main Street Saturday for the “Off The Rails” street dance and cruise-in. Attendees danced into the evening while surrounded by the … more

Texas AG: River Authority can’t ban guns from parks

  According to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, parks controlled by Texas river authorities must allow visitors to openly carry handguns, the latest salvo in the “open carry” debate. The … more

Construction to upset traffic on Matagorda Bay crossing for 2 years

The Port Lavaca Causeway connects the towns of Port Lavaca and Point Comfort. more

Census: Texas has five of the nation's fastest growing cities

Houston sees second-largest increase in the nation; still shy of Chicago total  About 25 years ago, Georgetown, Texas was a nice little town north of Austin, known mainly for the oldest university … more

Bluebonnet Society doles $110,000 for local charities

Members of the Bluebonnet Society of Austin County gathered last week to distribute $110,000 to local charities. more
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