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‘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

Three Blinn College softball players sign with four-year programs

Three Blinn College softball players have signed with four-year programs to continue their academic and athletic careers. Alivia Villarreal (New Braunfels) signed with Lubbock Christian … more

Austin County celebrates Independence Day


Court-Appointed Special Advocates Did you know? In 2017 in Texas: • More than 50,000 children were in legal care of the state? • 1,200 children aged out of the system without … more

Top 10 countdown: Maddie Goad makes state in golf

Editor’s Note: This story is the fifth installment of a series on the top 10 sports stories of the school year. It originally appeared in The Sealy News in May. With finals week fast … more

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

Texas Press Association elects veteran journalist Brown as president

AUSTIN – Texas Press Association on June 23 elected as president Laurie Ezzell Brown, editor and publisher of The Canadian Record, to serve an 18-month term beginning July 1 and ending in late … 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

Bluebonnet Girls State

On Sunday, June 17, four girls from Sealy High School left for the 74th Texas Bluebonnet Girls State, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. Their destination was Texas Lutheran University in … more


Move your butt and be kind to others

Sometimes we don’t recognize how valuable people are in our lives until they’re not there anymore. We’ve all had that moment where we wanted to share a special memory with a … 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

Let freedom ring

Lisette Monjaraz, Abigail Monjaraz and Allison Gonzales celebrated Fourth of July at Levine Park in Sealy. 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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