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Knights fall in first district game

The Faith Academy Knights basketball team squared off against the Kingwood Covenant Prep in their first district game on Nov. 28 at Beth Keaton Gymnasium. The Knights were defeated 49-20. Pierce … more

Highway fund, Rainy Day fund receive hefty infusions

AUSTIN — State Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Nov. 29 announced the transfer of $1.47 billion into the State Highway Fund and the Economic Stabilization Fund, with $734 million going into each … more

WCJC moves forward with project to upgrade security features

WHARTON, TEXAS – New door locks are nearly complete. Next up are video cameras. A project to upgrade the security of Wharton County Junior College’s Wharton, Richmond and Bay City campuses is now … more

Walmart employees raise funds

Walmart employees participated in a “pie in the face” contest last week. Managers were given a jar and employees donated to the person’s jar who they wanted to see get a pie in their face. The … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 Receipts – 1,812 compared to 1,322 last week Trend – Steady to higher Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $200-240 300-400 lbs - … more

Winter wheat feasible cover crop for Rolling Plains cotton

VERNON – Interest in using cover crops to improve soil health continues to grow in the Texas Rolling Plains region, but the nagging concern of reductions in soil moisture and effects on yields of … more

Low grain prices bad for farmers but good for livestock producers

COLLEGE STATION – Plentiful grain supplies likely mean low crop prices for farmers but lower costs for livestock producers looking for feed options through winter, said a Texas A&M AgriLife … more

It’s a girl!

Gatlin Grace Gilcrease was born to Jenna and Travis Gilcrease in Sealy on Nov. 22, 2017. Congratulations! more

Bringing it back

In the peak months of summer, the Sealy Tiger football team gathered to hear from their new head coach Shane Mobley who took the job back in January. Seniors like Justin Eckhardt were eager to see … more

Catfished: Hook, line and sinker

I got catfished by Ricky Seals-Jones. No, not the Sealy High School graduate, Texas A&M standout and Arizona Cardinals football player. This person was a fake. And I fell for it. A few weeks … more

NewsBits

Christmas Decoration Drive Due to weather events this past year, many are without Christmas decorations. So, for the remainder of this week, Sealy High School Interact Club is having a Christmas … more

Pena says he’ll plead guilty

Embattled former Austin County Tax Assessor-Collector Marcus Peña appeared in court last week and announced his intent to plead guilty to charges of first-degree felony theft by a public servant. … 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

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

Ho, ho … oh just stay still for the camera!

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and ’tis the season for eating like you only live once, gift giving and cheer spreading. Christmas is legitimately my favorite time of year, and one of my favorite … more

Joanie Leigh Bumgardner

Joanie Leigh Bumgardner, 40, of Sealy, Texas, passed away Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at her home, following a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 7, 1977, in Wichita Falls, Texas, … more

Basic recipe alterations can make for more healthful holiday meals

COLLEGE STATION – Holiday meals can be healthier and taste just as good by using some basic recipe substitutions or alterations, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “The sugar, … 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

Texas A&M AgriLife hosts ‘Plan to control your aging years’ educational program

Recently, the Austin County Extension Education Association sponsored an educational program conducted by one of its members during the month of November entitled “Plan to Control Your Aging Years … more
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