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Demolition mission complete

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At the end of last week, the time finally came for the demolition of the building formerly known as the Rooms 4 Rent Motel on Highway 36 in Sealy and the lot has since been turned into an empty plot of land. The property was purchased by local businessman John Wilson in November for $508,000 and the Sealy Economic Development Corporation contributed up to $200,000 for asbestos treatment.
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Hospital Foundation donates to BMC

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The Bellville Hospital Foundation, a duly recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, was created in 1959 to raise charitable funds for Bellville Medical Center (BMC). Thanks to the generous donations of the citizens and businesses in Austin County, and the Foundation Director’s challenging hard work, BHF recently presented a check to BMC CEO Daniel Bonk for $221,498.
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A BLANK CANVAS

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Mel Eason, owner of Joy Brush Signs, recently completed her mural on the side of the Edward Jones building in downtown Sealy after seven days of work. Based out of Houston, Eason said it was the most time she had spent in Sealy although her parents live in Bellville so she wasn’t unfamiliar with Austin County. Erin Krampitz Designs contacted Joy Brush Signs and brought her out to a blank canvas to do with what she pleased. Eason built off inspiration she got while picking out a bouquet of flowers and went to work.
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Vaccine subHUB in area

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As part of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, vaccination HUBs were established in metro areas and rural county vaccination sub-HUBs were set up away from the major cities. Late last week, the Washington County Fairgrounds was identified as the closest sub-HUB available to Austin County residents and 2,000 doses started being administered on Tuesday, Jan. 19.