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Church group hits the road to bond with nature, each other and God

Some kids spend their summer vacation at camp or in driver’s education class or at Disney World, but five teens from the Dallas area hit the road to northern Arkansas for what they call a rite of … more

Junior Miss candidate spreads love

Macy McDonald, a 16-year-old student at Faith Academy in Bellville, recently was named Junior Miss of Texas and will be competing for Junior Miss of America in November. This is a scholastic Pageant … more

Five ways to squash back-to-school stress

Heading back to school is exciting for both kids and parents, but with all the thrill and anticipation, there can be quite a bit of stress, too. As a parent, you can approach the impending school … more

County in talks with bonding companies

Austin County commissioners on Monday determined that they’d like to hear from bonding companies about potential costs and plans for constructing or expanding a new jail, sheriff’s office and … more

Camp Blessing receives donation

Texas Farm Credit recently donated $5,000 to Camp Blessing, a Brenham camp that provides week-long summer sessions for special needs children. The donation was made up of personal donations from 16 … more

All we do is win, win, win

The Texas Scrappers baseball team continued its winning streak on the road in Alabama. Pictured from left are Haden Wernecke, Parker DeBerry and Tanner Ellis. more

Fifth time’s the charm

While my husband and I were planning our wedding, I don’t believe I would have qualified myself as a “bridezilla.” However, during those first few months of wedded bliss, I may have … more

Top 10 countdown: We won’t back down

Editor’s Note: This story is the sixth installment of a series on the top 10 sports stories of the school year. It originally appeared in The Sealy News in November 2017.After the Sealy Tigers … more

‘Gatsby’ delivers with glitz and glamour

“The Great Gatsby” is actually a pretty good book. While considered a classic, it’s written in modern language and isn’t too long or cumbersome for a high school student. … more

Support your local businesses

I am just proud as I can be of Aya Reimer and the group of downtown Sealy merchants who put on the first-ever Fowlkes+Main Music Fest on June 28.The turnout was great; the music was great; the food … more

Betty Lou Kelm Richter

Betty Lou Kelm Richter was born Nov. 27, 1942 to parents Walter William and Roline Tudie (Helm) Kelm in the Long Point Community, Washington County, Texas. She was baptized January 10, 1943 at Zion … more

‘You get more than you give’

For three decades, homebound senior citizens have looked forward to daily visits from Buddy Chance. The 80-year-old director of Helping One Another-Meals on Wheels retired Friday, leaving a … more

Paxton sends letters to cities that passed bag ban ordinances

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on July 2 notified 11 Texas cities that their ordinances against plastic shopping bags had been knocked down by the Texas Supreme Court.Paxton said he … more

It’s that time

It’s an event that marks a homecoming or high school reunion for many who grew up in Sealy. It’s a chance for people who have no rhythm to shake it on the dance floor. It’s a chance for … more

Austin County celebrates Independence Day

John Walter “JW” Schmitt

There is a polka dance in heaven now that John Walter “JW” Schmitt, age 87, of Bellville, Texas, passed away on June 28, 2018. He was born and schooled in Frydek, Texas. He worked as a welder and … more

Welcome the return of warm weather with farm-to-table foods

More daylight in the evening, birds chirping in the morning and plants sprouting up from the ground are signs that spring has sprung. With the return of outdoor activities and sunshine, it’s the … more

Blinn’s Brandon Ashy earns NJCAA Division I Gold Glove

Blinn College sophomore catcher Brandon Ashy (Cypress) was awarded the 2018 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/ Rawlings NJCAA Division I Baseball Gold Glove after posting a .997 fielding … more

Parking lot party

Families gathered in downtown Sealy June 28 for the first-ever Fowlkes+Main Music Fest. Residents were treated to food trucks, late-night shopping and live music. more

Talks continue on county buildings

An Austin County resident literally kicked a can through the commissioners’ courtroom during a June 25 meeting as he pleaded with elected officials to move forward with plans for a new justice … more
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