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Six students learn to preserve family history through Blinn College-Schulenburg course

Six students recently completed Preserving Your Family Story I, a continuing education course designed to help family historians gather and preserve cherished memories offered at Blinn … more

DA’s office places wreaths on DPS monuments

Lisa Tobola of the Austin County Criminal District Attorney’s Office (pictured), Vicki Minyard, (pictured), Virgil Price and J.R. Minyard with the Austin County Sheriff’s Office recently placed … more

More free testing available for private water well owners affected by Hurricane Harvey

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others are offering additional free water testing for private well owners in areas affected by floodwaters from Hurricane … more

WoodmenLife makes local contributions

WoodmenLife Sealy Chapter 105 has made several monetary donations in the last two months to assist local organizations. These included $1,000 to Teens Across Texas, accepted by Kendra Rose, $500 to … more

Sharing Christmas food drive set for Saturday

Austin County Republican Party invites the public to its second annual Sharing Christmas Food Drive Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Look for their tables at Brookshire Brothers, Bellville; … more

St. John Lutheran Church M.A.D. Club visits Austin County Sheriff’s Office

On Sept. 27, 2017, the Austin County Sheriff’s Office was honored with a visit by the children of St. John Lutheran Church M.A.D. (Music, Arts, Drama) Club of Bellville. During their visit, they … more

Home for the holidays

When most think of Christmas, they remember the memories of running to the Christmas tree as children and opening the presents. The joy adults feel from the holiday season often comes from seeing … more

Woodmen present Texas flags

WoodmenLife Chapter 105 presented U.S. and Texas flags for the San Felipe de Austin Cemetery and were accepted by the Cemetery Association. Pictured are local WoodmenLife president Tom Knapp, Carolyn … more

WCJC moves forward with project to upgrade security features

WHARTON, TEXAS – New door locks are nearly complete. Next up are video cameras. A project to upgrade the security of Wharton County Junior College’s Wharton, Richmond and Bay City campuses is now … more

Walmart employees raise funds

Walmart employees participated in a “pie in the face” contest last week. Managers were given a jar and employees donated to the person’s jar who they wanted to see get a pie in their face. The … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 Receipts – 1,812 compared to 1,322 last week Trend – Steady to higher Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $200-240 300-400 lbs - … more

Winter wheat feasible cover crop for Rolling Plains cotton

VERNON – Interest in using cover crops to improve soil health continues to grow in the Texas Rolling Plains region, but the nagging concern of reductions in soil moisture and effects on yields of … more

Low grain prices bad for farmers but good for livestock producers

COLLEGE STATION – Plentiful grain supplies likely mean low crop prices for farmers but lower costs for livestock producers looking for feed options through winter, said a Texas A&M AgriLife … 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

NewsBits

Christmas Decoration Drive Due to weather events this past year, many are without Christmas decorations. So, for the remainder of this week, Sealy High School Interact Club is having a Christmas … more

Pena says he’ll plead guilty

Embattled former Austin County Tax Assessor-Collector Marcus Peña appeared in court last week and announced his intent to plead guilty to charges of first-degree felony theft by a public servant. … more

Walking in a winter wonderland

As Sealy residents turned their calendars to the month of December, it was no secret that the community was in need of a boost to uplift spirits in the wake of a tough year. The city’s … more

Sealy breaks ground on treatment plant

At least two years will pass before the project will be finalized, but Sealy city officials already are celebrating the construction of a new $15.6 million wastewater treatment plant. “This is … 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
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