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Silver Bells

Residents at Silver Lake and The Oaks retirement communities were treated to the sounds of the Brookwood Handbell Choir on March 14. The choir was founded by Silver Lake resident Joyce Henderson and … more

Sika and ye shall find

An international manufacturing company held its grand opening in Sealy last week, and by all accounts, it’s a pretty big deal. Sika Corp., which manufactures concrete repair products, now … more

Ballot set for San Felipe election

Six candidates are vying for three seats on the San Felipe Town Council. Mayor Pro Tempore Alfred Hall, Alderman Louis T. Bonner Jr. and Alderman Brenda Newsome are being challenged by Cynthia … more

Mold cleared from county jail

Pending an inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, some prisoners could be returned to the Austin County Jail this week. The inmates have been transported to Fort Bend County at a … more

School board reviews budget

Sealy ISD Chief Financial Officer Jim Obermeier presented the management and operations budget for the 2017-2018 school year during a workshop last week. Superintendent Sheryl Moore said the … more

Wesley Norman “Buddy” McShan Jr.

Wesley Norman “Buddy” McShan Jr., 64, passed away unexpectedly on March 5, 2018, at his home in Sealy, Texas. Buddy was born on August 7, 1953 in Weimar, Texas to Wesley Norman “Joe” and … more

Austin County 4-H wins at Houston Livestock Show

Austin County 4-H would like to send hearty congratulations to Jack Luedeker, Madison Diezi, Samantha Diezi and James Schumann. They served on the Junior/Intermediate Beef Quiz Bowl Team at the … more

CenterPoint Energy mutual assistance crews restored power to more than 5,100 residents of Puerto Rico

Houston – CenterPoint Energy announced that its second team of 70 employees has returned to Houston following three weeks of work to help the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) restore … more

Sealy proceeds with park upgrades

The Sealy City Council on Feb. 27 authorized city staff to move forward with $3,000 in safety upgrades to B&PW Park. Planning and Community Development Director Warren Escovy told the council … more

'The house that Eric built'

Nov. 20, 2017, is a date etched in the minds of many Sealy residents. Kenny Willingham spent that morning with his best friend Eric Zapalac, Sealy Fire Department’s former chief. “Me and … more

Group explores possibility of chartering new scout troop

A group of male community leaders led by the Rev. Eric LeBrocq of St. John’s Episcopal Church met in Sealy last week to tackle an ongoing challenge: how to empower young men, particularly those who … more

New elementary will have dual language program

Sealy ISD’s new elementary school is scheduled for completion in August and when students begin attending classes there, the building won’t be the only thing that’s new. Sealy Elementary … more

Election Results - March 6, 2018

Click attachments for Austin County results from the March 6, 2018, primary election. more

Former Bellville judge indicted

An Austin County grand jury indicted former Bellville Municipal Court Judge Terri Resendez on Feb. 28 for theft of property ($30,000 to $150,000) and tampering with a governmental record. Both … more

Faith Academy students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

Faith Academy on Feb. 26 inducted 13 junior high students into National Junior Honor Society. Shirley Mize started NJHS for Faith Academy. Mize loved everything NJHS stood for and believed all … more

Anna Johnson Rabb

Anna Johnson Rabb, 96, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 in Sealy. Born Nov. 18, 1921 to parents Oscar and Matilda Johnson in Houston, Anna will be forever remembered as a loving, … more

Colonial Belle residents celebrate Mardi Gras

Residents at Colonial Belle Nursing Home in Sealy were treated to a Mardi Gras celebration Friday. Residents played card games and slot machines, collected beads and enjoyed a meal catered by the … more

Douglas Len Westbrook

Douglas Len Westbrook, 61, of Katy, Texas passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 5, 2018. Doug was born July 31, 1956, in Waynesboro, Georgia, to Dr. Bill R. and Madeline (Watkins) … more

Elizabeth Kendrick Remmert

Elizabeth Kendrick Remmert, 86, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 in Bellville, Texas. She was born Elizabeth Minnie to Frank and Lala Belle “Dolly” Falk Keilberg on July 24, 1931 in Hempstead, Texas. … more

Beatrice Sylvia Chalupa

Beatrice Sylvia Chalupa was born Feb. 23, 1935 to Frank and Marie Hosak of Frydek, Texas. She was raised in Frydek working on her family’s farm, until she graduated from Sealy High School. On … more
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