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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

Semper Fi

Maj. Shawn Matthew Campbell was my husband, and he was Tristan, Kenna, Kate and Donovan’s dad. He was kind, considerate, calm, soft-spoken, dedicated, faithful. Shawn had a fun-loving, … more

Tennessee head coach search takes ugly turn

Normally, if I’m speaking about a specific team I try to keep it as local as possible when writing these columns. It takes a special kind of wrong to make me write about a team like the University … 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

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

Spreading Christmas cheer

The pre-school students from Faith Academy decided to spread some Christmas cheer last week. They baked cookies and delivered them around town, thanking community helpers for their hard work. more

Quitting for the right reasons: 30 is the new 40

OK, time to come clean – I’m a big fat quitter. The last official day of my “40 days of yoga" challenge has come and gone, and let’s just say I didn’t graduate. When I signed up, I had … more

Mauldine Lamar (Stuessel) Schubert

Mauldine Lamar (Stuessel) Schubert Mauldine Lamar (Stuessel) Schubert, 81, of Sealy, Texas, passed away Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at her home. She was born Nov. 4, 1935, in Cat Spring, Texas, … more

Sealy dominates: Tiger defense leads Sealy over Stafford

Coming off two narrow losses, the Sealy Tigers football team knew a win over the Stafford Spartans would keep their playoff hopes alive. The Tigers managed to do just that beating the Spartans 43-7 … more

This is my main headline

GONZALES — During a regularly-scheduled noon meeting yesterday, Thursday, Sept. 14, the Gonzales Convention and Visitor Bureau announced Gonzales' new Tourism Development Director. more

Council postpones decision on tax hikes

The Sealy City Council was poised to move forward with utility increases during a regular meeting Oct. 24 but instead opted to table several items and seek more information. Interim City Manager … more

Path to the Plate: Wading through food labels, marketing strategies

AMARILLO – Consumers can be confused by all the labels and marketing in the grocery store, but the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is rolling out a new program aimed at clearing the … more

Get your homework done

“You have to do your homework before you can go outside and play.” I say this every single day to my 7-, 5-, and 3-year old (the 3-year-old doesn’t have homework, but wants to be included). … more

Holiday Guesting 101

If you manage to avoid hosting duties this holiday season, you may be dodging some of the hardest work, but remember that being a good guest goes beyond arriving on time and taking your shoes off at … more

Shane Mobley season wrap-up interview

Our Tad Desai sat down with Sealy Football Coach Shane Mobley to discuss the 2017 season and where the future of Sealy football is headed more

Sealy selects city manager finalists

The City of Sealy has announced Friday the names of four finalists in the search for a new city manager. The four candidates have been invited for interviews on Jan. 8 and 10, 2018. The contract … more

JV football goes undefeated

Finishing a season undefeated is one of the hardest feats to accomplish in football. Not only did the Sealy Tigers junior varsity football team accomplish just that but many members of the team have … more

Election planned for November 7

Austin County commissioners on Monday reviewed plans for an election Nov. 7 that will decide seven statewide propositions. Early voting began this week and runs through Nov. 3. Polls are open from 8 … 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

Paxton asks high court to approve court-drawn House maps

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Oct. 27 filed a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling that required nine of the state’s 150 House districts to be redrawn. more
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