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Hurricane Laura has rapidly intensified into a Category 4 storm as it approaches landfall. Laura is expected to make landfall Wednesday night into early Thursday near the border between Louisiana … more
The Texas Department of State Health Services announced that a fifth person in Austin County has died of COVID-19. The death came on Aug. 6 and no other details were released. The DSHS reported … more
The race to replace Janice Whitehead as mayor Sealy comes down to two candidates with extensive experience in local politics. Carolyn Bilski, a former city council member and 20-year Austin County … more
Nearly 350,000 Texans don't qualify for the extra payment because they either earned too little from the work they lost or didn't indicate on paperwork that they lost their jobs due to the pandemic. more
Not all of Harris County’s registered voters will ultimately qualify. Texas is among a handful of states with strict eligibility requirements to vote by mail. more
Laura has upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane and is on a path to hit the Texas/Louisiana coast Wednesday night or early Thursday. Galveston County is under a mandatory evacuation and … more
Monday was the first day of in-person instruction at the San Marcos campus since the coronavirus pandemic raged across Texas, forcing school officials to reinvent the college experience in an attempt to keep students safe. more
Texans receiving less than $100 in weekly unemployment benefits do not qualify for the extra $300 weekly payments the Trump administration is distributing to Texas and other states. more
With Tropical Storm Marco moving eastward toward the Louisiana coast, attention in Texas is turning toward Tropical Storm LauraThe center Laura moved over the island of Hispaniola overnight, with a … more
A U.S. Air Force mission this morning has found that Tropical Storm Marco is quickly intensifying. The central pressure has fallen to 992mb with several 65-70mph wind reports mainly to the east … more
With more than 10,000 Texans dead from COVID-19, economists have warned that until the state gets a handle on the pandemic, the economic recession will not improve. more
The filing period closed Thursday, leaving a two-way race to see who will be Sealy's next mayor. Former mayor Nick Tirey and former city councilmember and 20-year retired county judge Carolyn … more
Twice a year, AL&M Building Supplies in Sealy offers a $500 shopping spree giveaway to customers. They recently presented the winners with their purchases. Pictured is winner Jeff Tevino, right, with … more
To protect the health and safety of its campus community, the Blinn College District has partnered with Ivy.ai to create an easy, one-step self-certification process for employees, students, and … more
A Texan’s speeding ticket put her in the legal history books last week.To combat the backlog in criminal cases created by the pandemic, a Travis County justice of the peace conducted the … more
Construction continues on Harvest Moon Apartments, located at 1100 Highway 90 West. The 75-unit apartment complex broke ground in October and construction is expected to last a year. The $7 million … more
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center recently presented a $500 Commit for Life scholarship to student essay winner Brendon Beckendorff at the Sealy High School. Beckendorff plans to study petroleum … more
On Sept. 1, Austin County begins its 35th year implementing its responsibility under the Texas Indigent Health Care and Treatment Act. The act defines who is indigent, assigns the responsibility … more
The Retreat at Sealy, a 196-unit apartment complex on 11 acres on Highway 90, is now under construction. more
Some bar owners are planning to reopen in defiance of the moratorium, a desperate attempt to generate income — and draw Gov. Greg Abbott’s attention. more
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