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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

River Ridge closes for good

River Ridge Golf Club shut down Nov. 20. The course will not reopen and stakeholders say they’ve made no determination about the future of the property. To many employees the closure came as a … more

Sealy FFA roars loudly at state competition

Members of the Sealy FFA Chapter traveled to Huntsville Dec. 1 to compete in Texas FFA’s Leadership Career Development events. Sam Houston State University has partnered with Texas FFA in … more

Home for the holidays

When most think of Christmas, they remember the memories of running to the Christmas tree as children and opening the presents. The joy adults feel from the holiday season often comes from seeing … more

Walking in a winter wonderland

As Sealy residents turned their calendars to the month of December, it was no secret that the community was in need of a boost to uplift spirits in the wake of a tough year. The city’s … more

Sealy breaks ground on treatment plant

At least two years will pass before the project will be finalized, but Sealy city officials already are celebrating the construction of a new $15.6 million wastewater treatment plant. “This is … more

Rabius signs to play beach volleyball at Houston Baptist

When most athletes choose the college where they’ll continue their athletic career, they take into consideration the campus, the team and the coaches. For Sealy senior Rayann Rabius, there was … more

‘Saddle Up’ trail ride surpasses fundraising goal

Lives are being changed, thanks to the therapeutic horsemanship program offered by Houston-based SIRE. A recent event in Cat Spring, the 25th annual “Saddle Up for SIRE” trail ride raised a … more

Tigers fall

As the fourth quarter came to a close Friday, the Henderson Lions began celebrating their 35-14 win over the Sealy Tigers motioning to the crowd who traveled to Lufkin to get louder and jumping in … more

100 years young

Emily Alice Pulos Preibisch might be 100 years old, but she’s still got her quick wit and sense of humor. When complimented on her sparkly sequined blouse at her 100th birthday party on Sunday, … more

Rest easy, brother

There wasn’t a dry eye Monday in the massive Second Baptist Church as Sealy Fire Chief Eric Zapalac was laid to rest, just one week after the 39-year-old died suddenly, sending shock waves through … more

City manager search moves forward

The Sealy City Council is reviewing 11 applications from hopefuls who want to serve as the next city manager, and a reception is planned in January so the community has a chance to vet them. More … more

Eric Alan Zapalac

Eric Alan Zapalac was born on June 16, 1978, in Bellville, Texas, to Randy Edward and Judy Fay Greak Zapalac. He grew up in Sealy, Texas, where he lived his entire life. As a child, he was always … more

Council addresses Sealy Community Foundation funds

Sealy City Council members revisited the issue of utility tax rates during a Nov. 14 meeting and one councilman questioned a local charity about how their funds are doled out. Interim City … more

We won't back down

After the Sealy Tigers allowed the North Forest Bulldogs to fight their way back from a halftime defecit of 14 points, many felt a creeping sense of familiarity. Throughout the season, the Tigers had … more

Let it snow

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Members of the Sealy Community Foundation are gearing up for the 31st annual Fantasy of Lights event, set for Dec. 1-2. “Sealy’s Fantasy of … more

Mold, leaks identified in Austin County Courthouse

It’s déjà vu all over again. Just weeks after the Austin County Commission entered a contract with an architect to address mold in the county jail, they’re now dealing with the same problem … more

Sealy ISD partners with local businesses

Sealy ISD has begun its partnership with almost a dozen businesses throughout the city to help bring their students real-world experience they otherwise would not otherwise experience. Every … more

Playoff bound

In a season that has been full of up-and-downs for the Sealy Tigers, the regular season ended on the best possible note for a team: earning a spot in the playoffs. After blowing a 16-point lead … more
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