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Elementary construction continues amid weather

After a brief delay by winter weather, construction at the site of the new Sealy Elementary School resumed late last week as members of the Sealy ISD school board and members of the committee that … more

Film crew treated to Sealy hospitality

The adventure started when one of my dearest friends, Jan Knabe, contacted me on Feb. 25 and asked if I would be interested in feeding the film crew that would be on his property for three or four … more

Abbott urges local officials to apply for Harvey funds

AUSTIN — Mayors, county judges and emergency management officials in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey received letters last week from Gov. Greg Abbott, urging them to take advantage of … more

Shootout at Waco Twin Peaks 3 years later: Zero convictions

It was a rainy Sunday a little after noon on May 17, 2015, at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco where no one would envision the gruesome crime scene that was about to happen. A meeting of the … more

Cherish your memories and make new ones

Oh, what a night. I’m just thrilled for the 200-plus Sealy teenagers who donned their caps and gowns and accepted diplomas Friday night. I graduated high school in 1995, and when my parents … more

UIL academic team advances to regionals

On March 23, the Sealy High School UIL academic team competed in the district meet for the right to advance to regionals. 12 students qualified to advance while 18 medaled overall. Sealy will be … more

Local man graduates from U.S. Marine Corps corps boot camp

Pvt. Luke W. LeJeune, 19, of Sealy, TX, graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on March 16. Pvt. LeJeune successfully completed 13 weeks of … more

Peña sentenced to 10 years in jail

Former Austin County Tax Assessor-Collector Marcus Peña was sentenced last week to 10 years in jail and ordered to pay $275,000 in restitution as punishment for stealing from the county and misusing … 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

Sports briefs

Sealy basketball Junior High basketball Both 7th-grade Lady Tigers teams won their matchups last week with the A-team beating Bay City 19-12 and B-tam by an even bigger 32-9 margin. The … more

SFA Golf Club general manager Bobby Browne resigns

The members of Stephen F. Austin Golf Club held a night golf tournament and a going away party for their general manager Bobby Browne on Saturday night. He’ll be moving on to take over another … more

Taking home with you

As the Future Farmers of America awards banquet for the 2017-2018 school year began to wind down last week, one of the final speeches was delivered by the group’s seniors. They recalled … more

New fishing club competes in tournament

Feb. 10 was not what most would call a good day. The weather was cold and rainy, conditions that normally confine people indoors. That was not the case for the Sealy fishing club as they traveled to … more

Candidates kick off campaign

Four candidates vying for two Sealy City Council seats faced off during an April 18 forum at Saddleback Saloon. Place 5 Incumbent Larry Koy said he’s running again to deal with some … more

Austin County Jail passes inspection

Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes presented information last week showing that the local jail is in compliance with state standards. The facility has been plagued with mold, prompting county … more

Upcoming public meeting June 26 on water quality

BLEIBLERVILLE – The public is invited to attend the Mill Creek Watershed Partnership meeting to discuss the restoration and protection of the Mill Creek Watershed on Tuesday, June 26 from 5:30 p.m. … more

NFL 2017 Texans vs Jaguars

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) scrambles on a play while Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson (97) pursues during the second half of the NFL game between Houston and … more

Bentke earns NJCAA All-America honors

Blinn College softball pitcher Colleen Bentke (Brenham) has been named a 2017 Division I National Junior College Athletic Association second-team All-American. Bentke was also named to the … more

Two Sealy officials appointed as chairmen of statewide committees

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EEA sponsors ‘Love One Another’ event

On Feb. 13, 2017, the Extension Education Association of Austin County sponsored a soup, sandwich, and dessert meal in honor of the Austin County Commissioners Court and many of its community … more
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