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DPS warns Texans of safety concerns in summer heat

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to take extra safety precautions as temperatures and heat indices continue to reach 100 degrees and above in many parts of … more

Shopping spree

Cameron Kershner was the winner of this year’s $500 shopping spree from AL&M in Sealy. Pictured with Kershner are AL&M employees Edith Almeida and Debbie Hamner. more

Get ready to rumble

The second annual Austin County Fall Sport Night will be Saturday, July 28, at the Sealy Knights of Columbus Hall. Last year the event raised over $1,300 for the booster clubs of the public … more

Church, community leaders talk disaster prep

A group of church leaders, county officials and concerned citizens gathered at Christian City Fellowship on July 9 to talk about coordinating efforts for the next disaster. The Sealy microburst in … more

Welcome to Sealy

Sealy Mayor Janice Whitehead swore in new SPD Officer Russell Grimes on June 11 and welcomed him and his wife Marcy to the community. more

Continued drought could lead to culling herds

OVERTON – Beef producers should be making plans regarding their herds in case drought conditions continue, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension … more

City looks at impact fees

Sealy City Council members last week continued talks on assessing impact fees for water and wastewater systems. The panel unanimously approved an engineering services agreement with Strand … more

Kansas City Royals purchase contract of Skeeters pitcher

SUGAR LAND — The Sugar Land Skeeters announced that the contract of right-hander Dallas Beeler was purchased by the Kansas City Royals, who’ve assigned Beeler to Double-A North … more

The Alamo takes its show on the road

SAN ANTONIO - The Alamo hit the road July 10 for the second installment of the Alamo Roadshow. The first Alamo Roadshow visited 10 cities in April, ranging from Abilene to Laredo. The roadshow will … more

Your life ain’t that bad

I had a pretty horrific week last week – and I can’t attribute it to one single thing. It was just a series of “you gotta be kidding me” moments. The cancer returned in the … more

Western International explosion

On July 17 at 6:09 a.m., the Austin County Sheriff’s Office received a called from Western International Gas Company located at 7173 Highway 159 in Bellville, reporting an explosion and fire in … more

Wedding

Christina Sosa of Sealy and Matthew Macha of Wallis were united in marriage on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at noon on the beach at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The bride is the daughter … more

Sealy hosts blood drives in teen’s honor

Recent Sealy High School graduate Dakota Johnson was diagnosed with aplastic anemia in February and now receives weekly blood transfusions. The diagnosis changed his life. Dakota, 17, finished … more

Grand Jury

The Austin County Grand Jury returned indictments against 10 individuals in the June 27 session. Those indicted include: Kevin Murray Fickey, driving while intoxicated, third offense or … more

Bellville plant reports explosion

Information was scarce at press time Tuesday as responders were still on scene at Western International Gas on Highway 159 East in Bellville. Bellville Police Department reported around 8 a.m. that … more

Sealybrate good times

It was a weekend to remember – full of fun, friends, food, fireworks, barbecue, music, softball and a carnival atmosphere. The 10th annual Sealybration event at B&PW Park broke all kinds of … more

Larry E. Gerland

Larry E. Gerland, 68, of Sealy, was born March 7, 1950 in Pasadena, Texas, and passed away on July 11, 2018, in Houston. He married Sharon Sodolak on January 30, 1982 and together they have two … more

Woods, waters and wildlife

Nature is magnificent. Poets have extolled its virtues and idyllic refuge for centuries. But it’s akin to solitude, which has been said to sometimes be a disease and sometimes a cure, depending … more

Summer Foods Summer Meals program feeds, educates South Texas youth

SOUTH TEXAS — An ongoing free meal program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is nourishing the bodies and minds of children in low-income areas of South Texas. The agency has been … more

KJT donates $1,000 to support students studying Czech at Blinn-Schulenburg

Catholic of Union of Texas, The KJT, gifted the Blinn College Foundation $1,000 to assist students taking non-credit, continuing education Czech courses at the Blinn College-Schulenburg … more
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