Category: Sealy News

Disaster Resource Center Opens in Bellville for Austin County Residents [VIDEO]

In response to severe storms and flooding in Austin County from April 26, 2024, a Disaster Resource Center (DRC) will open in Bellville at the Bellville Police Department Training Center on 162 N Chesley St. Operating daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the center offers support following President Biden’s declaration of a major disaster on May 17, 2024, making Austin County eligible for federal assistance. Residents, homeowners, renters, and businesses affected by the disaster can access recovery resources, including low-interest federal disaster loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA), with application assistance available onsite or online at sba.gov/disaster.

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Sealy City Council Discusses Cost of Living Increase Amid Budget Concerns [VIDEO]

On June 4, 2024, the Sealy City Council convened to discuss implementing a 3% cost of living increase (COLA) for city employees, amidst concerns over financial sustainability and the urgent need to address a shortage of police officers. After approving funding for the COLA using surplus departmental funds for the current fiscal year, the council scheduled a special session to explore budget amendments and strategies to retain critical personnel, including measures to improve police officer retention. Additionally, plans were made to engage an HR consultant to develop comprehensive compensation packages, ensuring the city’s long-term ability to attract and retain essential staff.

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Austin County ESD No. 2 Junior Firefighters Kick Off ‘Project Cool’ To Help Seniors With No Working A/C

The scorching Texas summer is no match for the Austin County ESD No. 2 Junior Firefighters Program as they launch ‘Project Cool,’ an initiative to collect fans for those in need. Community members can contribute by donating 20-inch box fans in new or like-new condition at Sealy Fire Station 1 until May 31, 2024. Join in the effort to ensure a safer and more comfortable summer for everyone in the community.

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Virgil & Josephine Gordon Memorial Library Launches Exciting 2024 Summer Program

Dive into summer with the Virgil & Josephine Gordon Memorial Library’s Summer 2024 Program in Sealy, Texas! This season, the library is bustling with activities ranging from Toddler Storytime to Magic Shows and educational workshops, all designed to entertain and enlighten community members of all ages. Join us for a summer of learning, fun, and community engagement, all at no cost!

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Multiple Fire Departments Respond to Intense Structure Fire in Sealy, Texas

Multiple fire departments converged in Sealy, Texas, joining forces to battle a fierce structure fire at 220 Howard. The fire, classified as a “working structure fire,” demanded a concerted effort from the Bellville Volunteer Fire Department, Cat Spring Volunteer Fire Department, and San Felipe/Frydek Fire Department. Despite the challenging circumstances, no injuries were reported, thanks to the coordinated response of the emergency services teams.

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Sealy Police Department Welcomes Officer Sean Aguilar to the Force

The Sealy Police Department proudly welcomes Officer Sean Aguilar, who was sworn in today after graduating from the Houston Community College Police Academy. Officer Aguilar begins his six-month field training program, surrounded by family, fellow officers, and city staff. Congratulations and best wishes to Officer Aguilar as he embarks on his career in serving and protecting the community of Sealy.

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Early Voting Begins Tuesday, February 20, 2024: Find Your Voting Place in Austin County, Texas

Early voting begins Tuesday, February 20, 2024 in Austin County, Texas! Exercise your right to vote and make your voice heard at the Austin County Annex on Wendt Street or the W.E. Hill Community Center in Sealy. Check out the sample ballots for all four precincts to prepare for this important election.

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Austin County Emergency Services District No. 2 Enhances Firefighters’ Skills with Specialized Training Drills

Austin County Emergency Services District No. 2 (AC ESD No. 2) recently completed specialized training drills aimed at enhancing firefighters’ abilities to navigate through challenging scenarios, including breaching through confined spaces with limited visibility. The rigorous exercises, which involved navigating through smoke-filled environments and maneuvering through ladder rungs with blacked-out masks, underscore AC ESD No. 2’s unwavering commitment to maintaining the highest standards of preparedness and professionalism among its firefighting personnel, ensuring the safety and security of the Austin County community. Dedicated to providing high-quality emergency services, AC ESD No. 2 prioritizes proactive training, state-of-the-art equipment, and unwavering dedication to duty in safeguarding lives and property.

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Sealy FFA Shines at San Antonio Livestock Expo Swine Skillathon

Sealy FFA members triumphed at the San Antonio Livestock Expo’s Swine Skillathon, with Kenna Schram clinching the champion senior title and a $10,000 scholarship. Ainsley Oliver showcased her expertise with a 9th place finish in the Intermediate Division, while newcomer Vincent Perez gained valuable experience in his inaugural competition. The event, designed to test participants’ knowledge and skills in swine production, underscored Sealy FFA’s commitment to agricultural education and excellence in livestock management.

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Sealy High School FFA’s Ag Mechanics Team Wins Blue Ribbon at San Angelo Stock Show

The Sealy High School FFA’s Ag Mechanics Show Team achieved a significant milestone by winning a coveted Blue ribbon at the San Angelo Stock Show. These dedicated students, including Anthony Venegas, Rafael Gomez, J Rodriguez, and David Saldua, showcased their exceptional skills in welding and machinery modification through their 12′ Utility Trailer project. This recognition highlights the program’s commitment to hands-on learning, career preparation, and fostering leadership qualities among its participants.

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Joint Law Enforcement Operation Leads to Arrests and Seizures in Eagle Lake, Texas

On February 1, 2024, a coordinated effort by the Austin County Regional Special Response Team and the Texas Department of Public Safety led to a significant narcotics bust in Eagle Lake, Texas. Arrest and search warrants were executed on two residences, culminating in the arrest of three individuals and the seizure of methamphetamine. This operation marks a critical strike against narcotics distribution in the region, showcasing the collaborative prowess of multiple law enforcement agencies.

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Sealy FFA Shines at Karnes County Livestock Judging Competition

The Sealy FFA made a notable impact at the Karnes County Livestock Judging competition, clinching top positions and showcasing their livestock evaluation skills. With both senior and junior teams excelling in various categories, their achievements highlight the depth of talent and knowledge in agricultural practices. This article delves into their success, offering insights into the world of livestock judging for the uninitiated.

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Sealy Chamber Hosts January’s “Thirsty Thursday” Event; Promotes Business Networking in Sealy, Texas

On January 18, 2024, the Sealy Chamber of Commerce and the Fulshear Katy Area Chamber of Commerce came together to host the monthly “Thirsty Thursday” event at the Frydek Roadhouse & Winegarden in Sealy, Texas. This after-work social gathering, a part of the Business After Hours series, provided a valuable platform for members of the local business community to expand their networks and foster new professional relationships. Located just off I-10, the event strategically aimed to bring business enthusiasts from across the region, promoting the growth and vitality of the local business community in a welcoming environment with a diverse menu of Southern and Tex-Mex cuisine.

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