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Kolkhorst oversees Senate hearing on sexual harassment

AUSTIN - Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham), chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Administration, held a public hearing at the state capitol Dec. 14 to review the Texas Senate's current sexual … more

Douglas W. Haedge

Douglas W. Haedge, 96, passed away on December 10, 2017. He was born in Sealy, Texas, to Walter and Theresa Haedge on Feb. 25, 1921. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, two brothers … more

Yard of the Month

The Garden Club of Sealy selected the home of Mike and Vanessa O'Donnell, located at 722 Main Street in Sealy, as the December 2017 Yard of the Month. more

Faith Academy students share ‘stone soup’

After learning the story of Stone Soup, the Early Education friends from Faith Academy decided to make their very own version of Stone Soup. Each class shared what they had; they combined it all … 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

Barbecue cook-off raises funds for family in need

With large community support, the 12th annual Avey’s chili cook-off benefit had another great day raising a record amount. This year’s proceeds are going to Lisa and Malcom Dittert as Lisa is … more

Adding the new with the old

On Aug. 21, 2017, most people were talking about the total solar eclipse that occurred for the first time since 1979. As miraculous as seeing the eclipse occur that afternoon I was about to witness … more

County approves hire to assist with record-keeping

In a 3-1 vote Monday, Austin County commissioners approved a 30-hour-per-week administrative assistant position that will assist with record keeping. Commissioner Bobby Rinn opposed the hire, … more

Small Town Christmas Festival

San Felipe residents came out last Saturday to enjoy the 3rd annual Small Town Christmas Festival last Saturday. Festivities included a parade in the morning, chili cook off, raffles and vendors from … more

Do-it-yourself home holiday decor

The holiday season can get expensive, especially when purchasing thoughtful gifts for loved ones. The last thing you want to spend money on is generic holiday decorations that don’t make your home … more

Knights win at buzzer

On Dec. 5, the Faith Academy Knights took on district opponent Conroe Lifestyle Victors at Beth Keaton Gymnasium. The Knights played well and controlled the tempo of the game. Leading most of the … more

Sports briefs

The Bellville varsity boys basketball team began their season last Thursday against Tidehaven and won 63-50. The Brahmas won their second game of the season against El Campo in a 42-36 game. Their … more

Tigers swept in tournament play

The Sealy Tigers varsity basketball team played in their first tournament of the season last weekend and lost all four games to drop their season record to 1-4. The tournament was played at Sweeny … more

Girls basketball lose two straight

Coming off a massive 50-10 win over Round Top Carmine High School to end the Brazos tournament, the Lady Tigers were looking to start a winning streak against the Schulenburg Shorthorns. The teams … more

Fundraiser supports breast cancer research

Sealy News publisher Karen Lopez and Saddleback Saloon owner Tom Mendenhall presented a check for $2,515 to Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. The money came from the Sealy News’ charity event Bras … more

NFL isn’t getting softer, it’s getting smarter

Football is dangerous. This is a universal truth that has been confirmed by science as more and more proof comes in to prove that America’s favorite pastime is killing those who play it for a … more

Ora Dell Dittmar

Ora Dell Dittmar passed away Dec. 1, 2017 at the age of 96. Ora Dell was born on Feb. 15, 1921 to Elo and Emily Marburger in Sealy, Texas. She is a graduate from Sealy High School and on Aug. 25, … more

Abbott picks TCEQ to manage Clean Air settlement funds

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Dec. 4 announced his selection of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as the lead agency for Texas’ participation in the Environmental Mitigation Trust. … more

Margaret Elizabeth Cloud

Margaret Elizabeth Cloud (Bruce, Henline, Hewitt) Miles passed into the arms of the Lord on December 10, 2017 in Bellville Texas, two days before her 93rd birthday. The eldest of three daughters, … more
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