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Voters to determine council, board seats in May election

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Austin County voters will return to the polls to let their voices be heard in the City of Sealy Council and Sealy ISD Board of Trustee races May 1.

The Sealy News will host election forums on Facebook Live for viewers and readers to hear directly from the candidates on hot-button topics in their campaigns. Each of the candidates will be recorded in an individual interview and once all of the candidates are interviewed, a full video will be created and shared to include everyone's answers.

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Sealy Sweethearts

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Sealy Main Street hosted the Downtown Sealy Sweethearts Sip n’ Stroll event last Saturday with multiple vendors and entertainment opportunities to celebrate Valentine’s Day. For more pictures of the event check The Sealy News’ Facebook page.
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Austin County Jail Museum Preservation Project

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The 125-year-old Austin County Jail Museum building is beginning to show its age. Built in 1896 as Austin County’s fourth jail, the building is in dire need of interior repairs and preservation. The last prisoner was removed in 1982. It now operates as the Austin County Jail Museum, featuring the jail’s and county’s history through exhibits on the first level.
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Sealy’s Super Bowl debut

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When Super Bowl LV kicks off Sunday evening in Tampa Bay, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Ricky Seals-Jones will become the first Sealy-born NFL player to make the championship game.

According to Pro Football Reference, which has a record of Texas-born players dating back to 1920, only Eric Dickerson (Sealy High School alum) and Shane Lechler (East Bernard High School alum) were born in Sealy but neither advanced past their respective conference championships.