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Save 44% Compared to the average state university “Blinn is an affordable way to ease into college life. They give you an opportunity to have a relationship with your professors rather than being in a huge class at a four-year university.”

Makenzie Menke Sealy High School ’19 Blinn College ’21

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Welcome to Sealy!

The Sealy Chamber of Commerce believes that a

strong, vital community goes hand-in-hand with a strong, vital business environment. By offering a variety of outstanding business programs, the Sealy NANCY JAMES Chamber of Commerce is dediCHAMBER PRESIDENT cated to providing something for everyone. Whether you’re a sole proprietor, CEO or an area resident raising a family, the Chamber has resources and programs to meet your needs. The Sealy Chamber of Commerce is a vital part of the ongoing growth that is taking place here in the Sealy area. Membership in the Chamber provides unparalleled opportunities to connect with peers, current and prospective clients and partners up and down the supply chain, to keep communication lines open. Further, the programs and events we present provide extraordinary opportunities to grow needed networks and gain new insights to address the ever-changing challenges facing all of us in business today. By working together as Chamber members, we have a much stronger voice with our elected leaders as they contemplate policy revisions and new rules and regulations that create greater certainty and an improved environment for business in our area and

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s the economic hub of Austin County, Sealy is located at the intersections of Interstate 10, U.S. Highway 90, State Highway 36, and the BNSF and Union Pacific Railroads. Sealy’s prime location, just 50 miles west of downtown JANICE WHITEHEAD Houston, offers more than 6,500 residents’ quick access to major MAYOR OF SEALY metropolitan areas, key transportation corridors, and quality educational opportunities, while providing a relaxing, family-friendly atmosphere. Sealy is an area devoted to strategic development, and as such, remains a member of the Texas Historic Main Street Program through the Texas Historical Commission. Working with the Sealy Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University, the City developed a comprehensive downtown revitalization plan that spurred prosperous growth within the community. Also, as a testament to ongoing progress, Sealy holds the Gold Status award earned through the Scenic City Certification Program. Sealy residents and visitors enjoy the nearby Brazos River, home to the Stephen F. Austin State Park, as well

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beyond. Our body of work ranges from Business Buzz Luncheons to Governmental & Network Luncheons as well as Business after Hours. We promote our local business members through the year-round Shop Small Program. In total, there are more than 20 different Chamber programs covering education, leadership development, business growth and networking. To make all the programs possible, the Sealy Chamber actively recruits local member support at a variety of levels in which many of them provide supplemental funding through sponsorship funding for specific platforms such as the annual banquet and golf tournament. Each of the different types of sponsors are critical to fulfilling our mission. Our Mission: To promote business prosperity and strengthen the quality of life in our community. We look forward to serving you!

Nancy James

Nancy James President Sealy Chamber of Commerce

as annual city-wide celebrations include Sealy-bration, Fantasy of Lights, Kid Fish, and National Night Out. The near-by Houston metropolitan area offers residents professional sporting events, symphony and theater productions, theme and water parks, museums, and a variety of other cultural experiences. Sealy Independent School District provides quality education to approximately 2,800 students in grades Pre-K through 12, on four campuses. For those seeking a higher education, the community is home to the Sealy Campus of Blinn College. Access to additional colleges and universities within a 50- mile radius, includes the main campuses of Blinn College, University of Houston, Rice University, Prairie View A&M University, Houston Community College, Lonestar College, and South Texas College of Law. On behalf of the City of Sealy, I welcome you to our area. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact City Hall, 979-885-3511. Cordially,

Janice Whitehead Janice Whitehead Mayor of Sealy, Texas

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18 - SEALYBRATION 19 - FANTASY OF LIGHTS

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The Sealy Chamber of Commerce welcomes you. We want to help you discover all the treasures our quaint town has to offer.

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History of Sealy, Texas S

ealy, located at the intersection of I-10 and Hwy 36 ( just 48 miles west of Houston) in south central Austin County, was formed as a railroad town in 1879. Once part of the San Felipe de Austin Town Corporation land was sold to the railroad and named to honor George Sealy, a Galveston railroad director. Sealy became a commercial shipping center and many of the early residents were railroad employees. In 1889 a fire on Front Street obliterated the wooden commercial property near the railroad. Sealy experienced a series of misfortunes, including a disastrous Brazos River flood in 1899, the relocation of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe division headquarters to Bellville in January of the next year, and the devastating hurricane of 1900, which struck in September. The establishment, however, of such manufacturing enterprises as the Haynes Mattress Factory, the Engleking Brothers Broom Factory, and the Sealy National Bank helped to build the commercial reputation with their help the town rebuilt and today is the largest town in the county. SEALY MATTRESS Sealy’s claim to fame comes from the world famous Sealy Mattress. Although no Sealy mattresses were ever manufactured here, Daniel Haynes (ca. 1885) perfected the technique and equipment patents in Sealy which he later sold in 1906 to a group of investors who went on to make the Sealy Mattress a household name. HISTORIC DOWNTOWN Browsing through Sealy’s Historic Downtown area with antique and gift shops, quaint Cafes, museums, some housed in historic buildings along with many shopping districts throughout the city are a great start to any weekend. Many historic period homes abound in and around town to add to your enjoyment. If you are one of

those that live to eat true Texas style southern cuisine- Sealy boasts at least two legendary eateries Tony’s Family GEORGE SEALY Restaurant serving locals and visitors since 1936 and Hinze’s BBQ, voted one of the ten best in the state. You can pick from over 30 different food establishments, so Sealy does have something for just about everyone! SEALY TODAY Sealy is a multifaceted modern city with lots to offer the visitor looking to spend a quiet weekend in the country or people looking for a quality of life they can’t find in the big city. A faith-based municipality with good schools, strong business community, and progressive city government which all makes Sealy a unique place to visit or a great place to raise a family. Our welcome mat is always out!

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STUDIO BLEND GALLERY & COFFEE SHOP

Sealy’s Historic Downtown

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STUDIO BLEND GALLERY & COFFEE SHOP - Studio Blend Gallery & Coffee Shop is exactly what the name encompasses; a blend of local flavors that visitors can see, drink, eat, and create. Located in downtown Sealy, it’s combination of a café, a destination venue for wedding rehearsals and private parties, as well as a working artist studio and art gallery that features over 30 local artists. Originally built by local rancher Jack Hillbolt in 1928, the structure was originally known as the Sealy City Café. Today, owners Steven and Annette Hajdik Smith work together to combine their vision and construction talents. “We still have the original neon sign, barstools and coffee bar from the early days,” said Annette. “This cool old building was like an original retro diner from the 30s with the real turquoise plaster over brick walls, red counter tops and vinyl seats with chrome; it needed an artist’s touch. It had been closed since 1982” The newly restored building has been described as “quaint, upscale, fun and fabulous,” and the team at Studio Blend works hard every day to insure that their customers not only enjoy the unique architecture, but also their café. “We serve light breakfast, lunch and desserts, as well as soup, salads and sandwiches,” said Annette. “We are also open special hours for events and offer fine art lessons for all ages and levels.” Studio Blend Gallery & Coffee Shop is located at 203 Fowlkes Street and can be reached at 281-782-4640.

BLISS - It took a pinch of good timing and a big heaping of love to create Bliss, a very distinctive boutique in downtown Sealy. Mother-daughter team, Ann Reay and Bonnie Reay, first opened their doors in the summer of 2009. “We wanted to get out of Houston and, at the time, there wasn’t much in downtown Sealy and half the buildings were empty,” said Ann. “We saw the two-story building and we had a vision. It was a fun adventure to renovate the building and help develop what we knew the downtown area could be.” However, before they could welcome shoppers, there was hard work to do the structure, both inside and out. “We didn’t do a whole lot of tearing walls down,” added Ann. “It was mostly cosmetic and maintenance work that needed to be done … water leaks, roof repairs. The building has such amazing architecture that we wanted to keep as much as we could. It would have been crazy to cover that up.” Today, Bliss offers gifts, home décor, and clothing that appeal to the senses and create a destination where customers can escape the mundane for a while. They’ve also expanded, opening two additional boutiques in Houston under the name Emerson Rose, allowing Bliss to carry a wider range of inventory than it could on its own. “We try to provide a place that is special,” said Ann. “It’s not the mall. You’re going to find items with us that you cannot find just anywhere. In addition, we have a family atmosphere with both staff and customers. It really is special.” Bliss is located at 124 Main Street and online at www.shopemersonrose.com.

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CREATIVE THREADS - Gail Moore, founder and owner of Creative Threads, opened her doors on December 26, 2011 in downtown Sealy, turning what was originally an appliance store into a fabric and notions paradise. “It was an antique shop when we signed the contract,” said Moore. “We built shelves, places to put fabric, using furniture for displays.” Originally built in the 1920s, the building needed renovations to accommodate the new wares. “Fabric doesn’t fit in an appliance store,” added Moore. “I followed examples from places I had been and the way I had seen things displayed. We have over 5,000 bolts of fabric. It’s kind of like an old-fashioned hardware store – we have things everywhere.” Moore is always ready to help to newcomers to the craft and offers one-on-one, one-hour classes in crochet, knitting, sewing, and quilting at a rate of only ten dollars an hour. “I enjoy helping people with color, design and inspiration for their projects,” said Moore. “I give ideas on what people can do within their own abilities. Our pricing allows students to learn a creative way to use thread.” Creative Threads is located at 219 Fowlkes Street and can be reached at 979-398-1545.

EDWARD JONES - It was over six years ago when the stars aligned over Texas, combining an old, tired office building with two Sealy natives who just happened to also be husband and wife. In 2014, Edward Jones Financial Advisor Andy Krampitz, along with his wife, Erin, bought the office building at 201 Fowlkes Street in Sealy. Erin, an interior decorator by trade, eagerly took on the project of renovating the historic structure and turning it into a showcase they are both proud of. “Someone could have moved in here as-is,” said Andy. “But for how we wanted it, yes, it needed some work.” Instead of modernizing the old structure, the Krampitz decided to instead take a step back in time. “We kept original features,” said Andy. “In front, we exposed the beams to showcase the character of the original structure. We also ripped off sheetrock to expose the original brick behind it and I painted the duct work black so it would blend with the ceiling.” Standing proud and strong, the Edward Jones office now houses professionals ready to meet their clients’ needs. “We’re passionate about taking care of our clients,” added Andy. “Finances can be confusing and we’re here to help.” The Sealy branch of Edward Jones can be reached at 979-885-4787 or online at www.edwardjones.com. THE TWISTED WILLOW - It’s been three years since The Twisted Willow’s owner, Lani Miller, grasped the reigns of Sealy’s iconic downtown floral. Originally a bank, the building has stood strong with the same yesteryear appearance, and some say the same residents, for over 100 years. “It is haunted,” said Miller. “The people with the historical commission came out and they did a big show on the spirits that are here.” And it’s pretty easy to see why anyone would want to spend some time here. “It’s a beautiful building,” shared Miller. “There’s a stunning staircase, gorgeous hardwood floors, big ceilings … it’s very comfortable.” Working in an appealing atmosphere has its perks, but it’s Miller’s passion for people that pleases her the most. “I love serving my community,” said Miller. “Whether it is a time of grieving for a funeral or walking a bouquet across the street for no reason; flowers make people happy. The Twisted Willow specializes in fresh flowers, plants, custom silk arrangements, gifts, home décor, furniture, and Willow Tree. They are located at 128 Main or online at twistedwillowfloralshop.com.

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SADDLEBACK SALOON - A historic landmark dating back to 1886, Saddleback Saloon embraces her history while continuing to grow with Tom Mendenhall at the helm since September of 2015. “All the bricks are made from Brazos River clay,” shared Mendenhall. “There’s a lot of history behind it. It was featured from the 50s to the 90s in film, including Clint Black’s first music video Killing Time, a few movies that included Kirk Douglas and Matt Damon and even a Budweiser advertisement, in England of all places.” After retiring from working in the oil and gas industry for over 41 years, Mendenhall touts his love of people as the reason behind making Saddleback Saloon his full-time gig. “It’s my masterpiece,” added Mendenhall. “I enjoy every aspect of it. And I am supported by the city, police, EDC, Main Street Manager – a lot of good people.” Saddleback Saloon is located at 207 Main Street and patrons are encouraged to follow them on Facebook for updates on their steak nights, pool tournaments, poker games, karaoke, and live music.

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Adventure Awaits in Sealy Our Super 8 Sealy hotel is conveniently located off I-10 with easy access to Houston. Easily reach popular attractions from our hotel including many historic sites in the Texas Independence Trail Region. Start your morning with a free 8-item SuperStart breakfast, and check email with free WiFi in your room. On a warm day, cool off in our outdoor pool. We offer free large-vehicle parking, 24-hour front desk service, and guest laundry facilities.

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Link to the Past Prasek’s Family Smokehouse serves up tried-and-true favorites, Texas-style

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ravel along Interstate 10 just little west of Sealy and it’s easy to discover Prasek’s Family Smokehouse, a family-owned establishment known far and wide for making their patrons’ mouths water as soon as they step in the door. “What makes us unique is our product selection and high quality of products that we make,” said Joe Svrcek, the general manager at Prasek’s ever since they opened their doors in Sealy in August of 2017. “All of the items we serve at the Big H Grill are made in the store fresh and from scratch. All of the items in our bakery department are made from scratch as well. We pride ourselves on tradition. Our recipes come from three and four generations back that originated in the Czech Republic.” And while locals may argue if a pig-in-a-blanket is really called a klobasniky, there’s no arguing that Prasek’s are the best around … no matter what you call them. While scoring their crowd-pleasing bakery items, guests are encouraged to also check out Prasek’s extensive line of jar and dry items. “We sell a lot of items that are hard to find on the open market,” added Svreck. “Some of our better sellers are quail eggs and candied jalapeños two examples that you typically won’t find at a retailer.”

Serving Up a Bit of Sealy Charm Tony’s Family Restaurant offers an old-school diner experience

An icon of Texan culture, Tony’s Family Restaurant is a

quintessential Sealy experience. Patrons are encouraged to slide into a booth, order a hand-battered chicken fried steak, and sip on a tall glass of sweet tea … a tradition since 1936. “We serve American and Hispanic foods, south of the border specialties, seafood, and a wide variety of different plates,” said Carroll Roden, Tony’s manager for over seven years. “We’re known for our breakfast, chicken fried steaks, and desserts. We’re a restaurant people like to come to again and again.” Conveniently positioned right off Interstate 10, this local dive serves hungry guests from far and wide that travel not only for the homestyle food but also for hometown hospitality. “Most of our employees have been with us for many years and they’re a great group that works hard, making my job easy,” added Roden. “Also, the food is consistently good, and we have a steam table where people in a hurry can pick up a quick plate lunch.” Although every day is a great day to visit Tony’s, Roden shared that Mother’s Day is a particularly favorite time at the restaurant. “We’re totally packed on Mothers’ Day,” said Roden. “It’s always nice

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to see customers taking care of their mothers by taking them out to eat.” Tony’s enigmatic charm has helped it to resist fierce competition from fast food chains, but fans of the wayside canteen can’t be complacent. “You know, it’s one of those deals where you want your local customers to come out and support local businesses,” said Roden. “Local businesses, small businesses, need the support of the community. We feel very strongly about supporting our community, too. We like to see our customers come in the restaurant.” Tony’s Family restaurant is located at 1629 Meyer Street and online at tonysfamilyrestaurant.com.

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Offering distinctive items is the name of the game at Prasek’s and it continues with their meat products. Known for their smoked sausage, jerky and specialty meats, they remain unrivaled when it comes to serving up true Texas flavor. “We’re very proud of our extensive line of smoked sausage and jerky,’ said Svrcek. “We also have a fresh meat department that is a very high quality offering a top line of beef that you won’t find just anywhere.” All of the team members at Prasek’s pride themselves on being knowledgeable of their product line and going the extra mile to meet customer needs. Recognizing that it’s the people that make the magic happen, Svrcek is quick to share his key to success. “We welcome our customers just like they were a guest in our home,” said Svrcek. “The drive for me basically is the interaction with people, both returning customers and first timers.” Prasek’s Family Smokehouse is located at 2949 Interstate 10 Frontage Road and online at praseks. com.

Sippin’ in Sealy

Cast Iron Winery pours their wine with a distinctive dose of hospitality

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usband and wife team, Sean and ChelseaHumes, fused their love of wine with their hospitality background to form a solid foundation for Cast Iron Winery in November of 2017. Today, the cozy winery and vineyard continues to expand and grow with a constant focus on their guests. “We were both hospitality majors and worked in restaurants,” said Chelsea. “Sean got his online sommelier in college and that kind of pushed us in that direction. We love bringing hospitality into the wine industry.” Part of the Texas Independence Wine Trail, Cast Iron offers live music and monthly events and is open to anyone. And the Humes recently added a new feature to enhance both their wines and their guests’ experience. “We just put in a new vineyard,” added Chelsea. “It’s a brand new varietal, Camminare Noir. They just released this grape right before the growing season this year.” Cast Iron Winery focuses on Spanish and Italian wines and, although guests can enjoy a variety of wines that will please any palette, the Humes are particularly proud of one of their reds. “Italian wine does really well out here and we are fond of our Dolcetto,” shared Chelsea. “It’s lighter like a Pinot noir but it has more spice in there.” Cast Iron Winery is located at 1657 Meir Road or online at castironwinery.com.

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Welcome to Hennessey Performance S

ince 1991, Hennessey Performance has modified over 10,000 vehicles for performance enthusiasts from around the world. HPE is the home to the largest lineup of late-model high-performance sports cars, muscle cars, supercars, trucks & SUVs, including the Venom GT and upcoming Venom F5 hypercar. From the Ford Mustang GT & Shelby GT350, Ford Raptor, VelociRaptor 600, VelociRaptor 6X6, Chevy Camaro SS, ZL1 & Z/28, Dodge Viper, Charger / Challenger Hellcat, Dodge Demon, Jeep Trackhawk, V8 Raptor, Tahoe & Suburban RST, Chevy Corvette C7 Stingray & Corvette Z06, , Corvette ZR1, Cadillac CTS-V, Escalade, GMC Yukon Denali, among others, Hennessey Performance offers complete turnkey cars and upgrade packages for some of the world’s most exciting vehicles. From mild to wild, Hennessey Performance (HPE) offers a complete line of street-legal with warranty, track-tested and dyno-proven high-performance aftermarket upgrades including: Bolt-on parts such as air intake and induction kits, computer programmers, stainless steel catback exhaust & header systems, engine upgrades, supercharger / blower systems as well as complete 1000-plus HP twin turbo applications. If you love horsepower, you’ve come to the right place! Founded in 1991 by racer, John Hennessey, HPE has spent the past 27 years by “making fast cars faster!” About Tuner School Tuner School is the world’s only automotive technical school dedicated to teaching car enthusiasts how to modify and tune cars, sports cars and race cars.

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Over the last 10 years, John Hennessey has received thousands of emails from performance enthusiasts from around the world asking the question: Where can I go to learn how to modify cars? And the answer was clear that there just wasn’t a place where people could go and learn the fundamentals of auto performance modification. Simply put, the people in the industry who knew how to modify cars either taught themselves or learned by working around others who had the know-how. The problem with being self-taught is that it’s a long and expensive process of trial and error. And for those who learned from others, it took a long time to gain the knowledge and skills. Mission Our mission is to teach students how to make fast cars faster while instilling a strong sense of hard work, good character and basic business understanding. • Class size is limited to just 15 students. • Tuner School is a 14-week program consisting of combined classroom, workshop and racetrack instruction and hands-on experience. • Classes are held Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 1 pm. The program consists of Combined Classroom, workshop, and Racetrack Learning. Classes are not held on weekends or on major holidays. Hennessey Performance is located at 9281 SW I-10 Frontage Road or online at hennesseyperformance.com.

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Liedertafel Hall

n 1914, it is reposted that a German singing I society built Liedertafel Hall on land donated by

the Lux and Kinkler families. It quickly became a popular site for dances, concerts, plays and family reunions. In 1944, the Sealy Volunteer Fireman’s Association purchased the Liedertafel for the annual Fireman’s Frolic and to host other events. The building at that time was called Firemen’s Hall. In June 1945, the new Firemen’s Hall opened with a large celebration. The Houston Post reported 5,000 attendees at the 1945 Fireman’s Frolic. The firemen donated the hall to the Sealy Historical Society in 1995. In May of 2007, the Sealy Historical Society gifted the Liedertafel Hall to the City of Sealy. Today, the hall is leased and maintained by the City of Sealy. SEALY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Photo courtesy of Jerry Olson, Olson Design Works.

116 Lux Road (northwest area of town) Sealy, TX 77474 979-885-3511 Amenities

3,724 sq. ft. building Kitchen: 9’ x 18’ Stage: 14’ x 24’ Central Air & Heat Restrooms 20 - 2’6” x 8’ tables 4 - 5’ round tables 197 chairs Occupancy load: 372 persons

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Sealy Calendar of Events San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site Visitor Center is open for guided tours Wednesday through Sunday. Tours are scheduled on the hour between 10 am and 4 pm. Call (979) 885-2181, ext. 1 for more information or to confirm availability. APRIL Attwater Prairie Chicken Festival (Eagle Lake) - Second Weekend

NOVEMBER Father of Texas Celebration (San Felipe) – Second Saturday

Spring Fest - Second Saturday

DECEMBER Fantasy of Lights - First Weekend

Frydek Grotto Celebration (Frydek) – Last Sunday MAY Honey / Bee Jubilee (New Ulm) – First Saturday JUNE 90 Miles on 90 Garage Sale Second Friday & Saturday of the Month Sealy City Wide Garage Sale Second Friday & Saturday of the Month JULY Sealybration - Second Weekend

Events are listed as the usual days they fall on each year. Please check the area Facebook pages and websites for the most current and updated information. Facebook Pages Sealy Chamber of Commerce Visit Sealy Visit Austin County Websites www.sealychamber.com www.visitsealy.com

OCTOBER San Felipe de Austin SHS Archeology Month (San Felipe) Ghost Tour Weekend before Halloween Halloween on Main Street Annual Boo Bash - October 31

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CONCERTS • FIREWORKS • BEER • BBQ • FESTIVAL • FUN

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n celebration of the annual Sealybration, the Sealy Community Foundation has planned a party for everyone with exciting entertainers, popular events like the IBCA-sanctioned BBQ cook-off and VIP Experience, and much more. This patriotic, family-friendly event is held annually at Sealy’s B&PW Park. In the 12 years since the Sealy Community Foundation began organizing Sealybration, countless hours of volunteer time have been spent pulling off this now three-day-long event that attracts visitors from all over the state for the IBCA Sanctioned BBQ cookoff, softball tournament, and top-notch live entertainment. During that time, the Sealy Community Foundation has given around $145,000 in scholarships to 135 students and donations to many non-profits. “It’s hard to believe it’s been 12 years of

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Sealybration,” said Melanie Willingham, President of the Sealy Community Foundation. “Looking back, we’ve met our goal each year to create an event that has something for everyone to enjoy while also giving back to our Sealy community that we love so much. It’s going to be a party this year so come ready to celebrate!” All tickets, including general admission, VIP and Friday-Saturday combo passes, will be available June 2021 at sealybration.sealycommunityfoundation.com. Sealybration is hosted by the Sealy Community Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is serving as a voice for all non-profits, with intent to advance education and charity. To receive updates on Sealybration, be sure to like “Sealy Community Foundation” on Facebook or visit online at sealybration.sealycommunityfoundation.com.

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he Sealy Community Foundation kicks off the holiday season with Sealy’s Annual Fantasy of Lights, every December. Festival-goers will enjoy activities for all ages including live entertainment, specialty booths, a 5K and 1K fun run benefitting the Sealy PTA, the Snowball Classic softball tournament, pageants and the annual Kids Fantasy in the park with crafts, live snowfall and a visit from Santa himself. It’s all capped off with a lighted parade Saturday evening. “The Fantasy of Lights festival has become a tradition to many Sealy residents who look forward to kicking off the Christmas season at this fun event,” said Melanie Willingham, President of the Sealy Community Foundation. “It’s a weekend with something for everyone and many opportunities to share in the Christmas spirit with family and friends. This festival continues to improve year after year due to our amazing volunteers and generous sponsors. We hope to see everyone at Fantasy of Lights!” Many of the events directly benefit local youth and non-profit organizations. The Snowball Classic Softball Tournament asks for donations of toys with entry fees to be donated to the Sealy Christian Food Pantry. The proceeds from the annual Jingle Bell Fun Run will be donated to the Sealy and Selman Elementary PTA organizations. Early Saturday morning you will find children, adults, athletes and entire families who have made a tradition of lining up for the Jingle Bell 1K and 5K fun runs which benefit the local PTA programs and for several years now have given thousands of dollars in proceeds. Kids 12 and under can participate in the Blizzard Blitz where they can race in both the 1K and 5K for a special prize and bragging rights. Kids will then be able to play in real snow with a large slide for kids and adults alike, ride a zip line, make arts and crafts and much more. Santa himself will also make an appearance in Levine Park. While the kids play, parents can cruise around the square to shop and enjoy some tasty food and hot chocolate as the specialty booths set up shop, also around Levine Park. Throughout the day local live entertainment will be featured on Main Street. After a day of fun, it’ll be time to wind down and enjoy the festive tree lighting of the park after dark and sit back to marvel as the lighted parade makes its way through town. Fantasy of Lights is sponsored by the Sealy Community Foundation, a local nonprofit organization whose mission is serving as a voice for all non-profits, with intent to advance education and charity. For registration forms and a detailed schedule of the Fantasy of Lights festivities visit online at FOL.sealycommunityfoundation.com. Also, like “Sealy Community Foundation” on Facebook for updated information and contests.

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Stay Awhile! Relocation Information Population 2000 5,248 2010 6,019 2017 7,059

Source: U.S. Census Bureau / Environics Analytics

Tax Structure

Retail Sales Tax Rate 8.25% 2019 Ad Valorem Tax Rates: Per $100 assessed valuation City of Sealy $ 0.39807 Austin County $ 0.56423 Sealy ISD $ 1.27000 Austin County ESD #2 $ 0.10000 Total $ 2.33230

Parks & Recreation

The City of Sealy maintains the following parks and recreational facilities for use by the general public. Sealy Business & Professional Women’s (B&PW) Park Jacqueline A. Cryan Memorial Park Abe & Irene Levine Park Joe Scranton Jr. Park Liedertafel Hall Mark Frederick Park W. E. Hill Community Center

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Our Mission The City of Sealy will strive to assure the highest quality of life for those who choose to live, work, and play here while protecting the City’s economic well-being for current and future generations.

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Worship With Us! Churches in Sealy All Around Cowboy Church (979) 885-1155 5812 Crosstree Ln • Sealy allaroundcowboychurch.com

Anderson Street Church (979) 885-1953 803 Live Oak St • Sealy andersonstreet.churchofchrist. info Bethel Baptist Church (979) 885-6802 513 San Felipe Rd • Sealy Christian City Fellowship (979) 885-3113 5243 Hwy 36 N • Sealy christian-city.net Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints (979) 885-6023 600 West St • Sealy lds.org Cole’s Chapel United Methodist Church (979) 885-3182 438 San Felipe Rd • Sealy

Grace Fellowship (281) 702-5602 or (281) 702-5601 1115 Miller Rd • Sealy gracefellowshipsealy.com Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church (979) 885-4624 929 Silliman • Sealy

New Life Sanctuary United Pentecostal Church (979) 627-7194 129 2nd St • Sealy St John Episcopal Church (979) 885-2359 515 Meyer St • Sealy St Paul AME Church (979) 885-2419 400 San Felipe Rd • Sealy stjohnssealy.com

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (979) 885-3868 608 5th St • Sealy sealyicc.com Lifebridge Community Church (979) 885-7270 2161 FM 2187 • Sealy lifebridgesealy.com Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church (979) 885-0056 1807 Grubbs Rd • Sealy Mt Nebo Community Church (979) 885-6651 103 Main St • Sealy

The ROM Church (832) 236-0985 314 Fowlkes • Sealy theromchurch.com The Shepherd’s Way Church (979) 885-1225 1225 Eagle Lake Rd • Sealy tswchurch.com Trinity Lutheran Church (979) 885-2211 402 Atchison St • Sealy tlcsealy.com

First Baptist Church of Sealy (979) 885-3302 707 8th St • Sealy fbcsealy.net First United Methodist Church (979) 885-2223 200 Atchison • Sealy fumcsealy.org First Presbyterian (979) 885-3993 172 Selman Dr • Sealy firstpresbyterian.org

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20

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Meet the Neighbors COLUMBUS - Travel a short 26 minutes west down I-10 and you’ll discover

Columbus, a progressive town that holds tight to its unrivaled historic roots. A popular attraction featured on The Texas Bucket List, Columbus’ Santa Claus Museum, is the only Santa museum in the South. With over 3,000 Santas deckMuseum ing its halls, is a Christmas lover’s dream. Columbus’ War Memorial Museum is dedicated to Colorado County’s veterans of all wars and is on the list of Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks. The Alley Log Cabin and Antique Tool Museum has been preserved since the Texas Revolution. This oak cabin houses tools, furnishings and artifacts. The Dilue Rose Harris House Museum is a unique “tabby” style home featuring furnishings and collectibles dating back to the 1850s. Museums are shown by appointment only; 979-732-8385. COLUMBUS

SAN FELIPE - Drive a few minutes east on I-10 and you’ll find the historic site commemorating the location where, in 1823, Stephen

F. Austin established a headquarters for his colony in Mexican Texas, San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site and new museum share the stories of early settlers in this region. Today, visitors can walk in the footsteps of these early pioneers at what was the social, economic, and political center of American immigration to Texas before independence. San Felipe de Austin didn’t survive the war for Texas independence - it was burned by its own residents as they evacuated during the Runaway Scrape of 1836. Visitors Center open for guided tours, Wednesday through Sunday; tours on the hour between 10 a.m. and 4 SAN FELIPE p.m. Call 979-885-2181, ext. 1 to confirm availability. WALLIS - Twelve miles southeast of Sealy is Wallis, a quant WALLIS town is proud of its history and heritage. While there, visit the Guardian Angel Catholic Church. Church One of the last Painted Churches built in Texas, construction started in 1913 with the blessing of the cornerstone, and was completed two years later in 1915. This church, in Gothic Style, was designed by architect Leo Dielman of San Antonio and was built by Jan Bujnoch of Wallis with the help of parishioners who volunteered their carpenter skills. It is believed to be one of the oldest and largest solid wood structures of its type in Texas. Guardian Angel Catholic Church is listed on the national Register of Historic Places, with a historical marker dedicated in 1996. The church is opened daily, with group tours by appointment; 979-478-6532.

BELLVILLE - Travel only 16 minutes to the town of Bellville, the Austin

County seat, and you’ll find a few unique architectural gems. Something you don’t see every day in Texas is a medieval castle. But that’s exactly what you’ll be able to discover, just outside of Bellville. Newman’s Castle is an architectural find, constructed by the owner of Bellville’s local bakery, Newman’s Bakery. Bakery Also while you’re in town, stop by and say “howdy” to the giant bust statue of the Father of Texas, Stephen F. Austin. Austin Before you head back to Sealy, check out their blacksmith shop, Phenix Knives, Knives whose owner has a passion for crafting knives by hand. Call the Bellville Chamber of Commerce at 979-865-3407 for more information. BELLVILLE

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Cycling Around Sealy

Sealy proves popular destination for cyclists

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ycling the back roads of Sealy is a peaceful, scenic, and relaxing way to spend a day in the country. Sealy has 16 mapped cycle routes for all levels of interest and endurance, boasting some of the best views in Texas. For those with limited time, check out the Brazos-Stephen F. Austin Loop. This 25-mile ride is rated five stars on bikemap.net and is a popular go-to because it’s paved and pretty flat. It starts on Farm-to-Market Road 1458 in San Felipe and takes riders through the long, lost town of Sunny Side and their abandoned post office and cotton gin. If you’d like a bit more of a challenge, check out the Sealy Race Team Ride. It’s a nice ride

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with very light traffic, good tree coverage and rolling hills. This route is 56 miles and starts on Peschel Road within the city limits of Sealy before taking riders all the way to New Ulm and back. If you’re in the mood some seasonal beauty, do the San Felipe 1. While beautiful all year long it is especially lovely in spring, when you’ll be surrounded by bluebonnets and other wildflowers for over 57 miles. It’s a little steeper and at times there’s no shoulder, so riders are encouraged to take caution. But if you’re willing and have the endurance, the views are unparalleled. Additional cycling routes and maps can be found online at bikemap.net with a search of “Sealy, Texas.”

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Bell Oaks Village Apartments 890 High Oaks Dr Bellville, TX 77418 (979) 865-3790 _____________________ Art Studios

Riverside Tire Center 12450 FM 1458 Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-4009 riversidetire.com

Studio Blend Gallery & Coffee Shop 203 Fowlkes St Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 627-9000 studioblendgalleryandcoffeeshop.com _____________________ Assisted Living Facilities

Stephen’s Diesel Service ~ SDS 940 E Hacienda St Bellville, TX 77418 (979) 203-7394

___________________ _____________________ Beer Distributor / Business Consulting Wallis Chamber of Wholesaler Commerce Small Business DevelopKristen Distributing ment Center-Blinn College 6810 Guyler St, Ste 800 Wallis, TX 77485 Company 108 Blinn Blvd (979) 478-6712 8301 N State Hwy 6 Brenham, TX 77833 wallischamber.com Bryan, TX 77807 (979) 830-4137 _____________________ (979) 775-6322 blinn.edu/sbdc Churches kristendistributing.com Mike Hopkins Distributing Company, Inc. 1751 Hwy 290 W Brenham, TX 77834 (979) 836-2022 mhdbud.com _____________________ Box Companies International Paper 1485 Silliman St Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-4191 weyerheauser.com _____________________ Brick Manufacturers ACME Brick Company 6005 Peters San Felipe Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-4124 brick.com _____________________ Building Materials

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Sealy Economic Development Corp 313 Main St Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 627-6121 YBR Builders sealyedc.com _____________________ 3587 Ward Bend Rd, Unit A (979) 885-6314 Sealy, TX 77474 Sealy ISD Citizens State Bank Government: County creativecarecs.com (979) 472-1689 222 Main St _____________________ 939 Tiger Ln Austin County Judge Tim ybrbuilders.com Sealy, TX 77474 Sealy, TX 77474 Dental Centers Lapham _____________________ (979) 885-3516 (979) 885-3571 1 Main St Bright Dental Sealy Hospital sealyisd.com csbsealy.com Bellville, TX 77418 2308 Hwy 36 S _____________________ Bellville Medical Center (979) 865-5911 Sealy, TX 77474 Electric Contractors Lone Star Bank 44 N Cummings austincounty.com (979) 885-7251 307 Main St K.O.’s Electric _____________________ Bellville, TX 77418 Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 413-7400 1868 FM 1094 Government: State Sealy Dental Center (979) 885-6386 bellvillemc.org Sealy, TX 77474 430 Meyer St State Senator lsbtexas.com _____________________ (979) 885-3116 Sealy, TX 77474 Lois Kolkhorst Hotel/Motel (979) 885-4856 2000 S Market, Ste 101 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Starbrite Electric, Inc. American Inn sealydentalcenter.com Brenham, TX 77833 2833 Hwy 36 S 1150 Kloecker Rd 2107 Hwy 36 S _____________________ (979) 251-7888 Sealy, TX 77474 Sealy, TX 77474 Sealy, TX 77474 Directory Publishing senate.texas.gov (979) 885-4151 (979) 885-4877 _____________________ (979) 885-3707 Downey Publishing wellsfargo.com starbriteelectric.com Government: US 14942 FM 156 _____________________ _____________________ Countryside Inn Justin, TX 76247 Congressman Fuel Sales Employment Services 2021 Hwy 36 S (800) 343-8840 Michael T. McCaul Colorado County Oil Sealy, TX 77474 SER Jobs for Progress downeypublishing.com 2000 S Market St, Ste 303 Company, Inc. (979) 885-7407 _____________________ 1710 Telephone Rd Brenham, TX 77833 2997 Hwy 36 S Houston, TX 77023 Distributing (512) 473-2357 Sealy, TX 77474 Holiday Inn Express & (713) 773-6000 mccaul.house.gov Gulf States Toyota (979) 732-6870 Suites serhouston.org _____________________ 2370 Hwy 36 S 5614 I-10 Frontage Rd coloradocountyoil.com Sealy, TX 77474 _____________________ Graphic Designs Sealy, TX 77474 Workforce Solutions (713) 580-3300 Jerry Olson Design Funeral Home (979) 877-0700 2346 Hwy 36 S friedkin.com 1597 Yaupon Rd hiexpress.com Sealy, TX 77474 Knesek Bros. Funeral Bellville, TX 77418 (979) 627-0241 Chapel Walmart Distribution (979) 270-1390 Super 8 Hotel wrksolutions.com 768 4th St Center # 7036 olsondesignworks.com 267 Gebhardt Rd _____________________ Sealy, TX 77474 3162 FM 3538 _____________________ Sealy, TX 77474 Fair Grounds (979) 885-3535 Sealy, TX 77474 Home Builders (979) 885-2121 knesekfuneralhome.com Austin County Fair Assoc. (979) 885-4300 super8.com First America Homes _____________________ 1076 E Hill walmart.com _____________________ 118 White Wing Ln Gift & Apparel Boutique _____________________ Bellville, TX 77418 Human Resources Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 865-5995 Bliss Dog Groomer (713) 452-1737 Employers One Source austincountyfair.com 124 Main St Hair of the Dog Pet Parlor _____________________ Sealy, TX 77474 firstamericahomes.com/doveGroup & Boutique landing-homes 1260 Pin Oak Rd, #102 Family Crisis Center (979) 885-6690 311 Main St Katy, TX 77494 bliss-on-main.business.site Focusing Families Sealy, TX 77474 Merrick Coastal, LLC (281) 492-9292 _____________________ 910 9th St (979) 256-1196 8665 SE I 10 Frontage Rd eosg.com Hempstead, TX 77445 hairofthedogpetparlor.com Sealy, TX 77474 _____________________ _____________________ (979) 826-3290 (979) 987-6086 focusing-families.org merrickcoastal.com

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Verity Mortgage Company/ The Gothard Team 113 Main St Sealy, TX 77474 (832) 975-1800 veritymortgage.com/Donald. Friends of Sealy American Gothard Legion Post 442 _____________________ 227 Main St Sealy, TX 77474 (713) 296-9387

Sealy American Legion Post 442 1630 Meyer St Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-7271 facebook.com/AmericanLegionSealy Sealy Community Foundation Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-4009 sealybration.sealycommunityfoundation.com Sealy K of C #3313 1310 Hwy 90 W Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-6370 sealykofc.org Sealy Lions Club Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-7280 facebook.com/sealylionsclub Sealy Pregnancy Resource Center 2555 FM 1094 Rd Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 472-8663 sealyprc.com Sealy Rotary Club Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-0273

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_____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ Real Estate Nursing Home Plumbing Rentals/Equipment, Party Roofing & Siding & Moonwalks Colonial Belle Nursing Weido Plumbing Company Bubba Louis / Heritage Houser Roofing Home & Rehabilitation 1401 Eagle Lake Dr Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-2937 colonialbellesealy.com _____________________ Office Supplies & Printing Wittenburg Printing 210 Meyer St Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-7464 wpprint.com _____________________ Oil & Gas Exploration Broughton Petroleum, Inc. 1205 Silliman St Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 877-0200 _____________________ Online News Source

1412 Mockingbird Bend Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-6888 weidoplumbing.com _____________________ Political Organization

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Austin County Republican Party New Ulm, TX 78950 (979) 357-2716 facebook.com/groups/AustinCountyGOP _____________________ Promotional Products

Bellville Rent-All, LLC 726 E Mill St Bellville, TX 77418 (979) 865-1520 bellvillerent-all.com _____________________ Restaurants

Dooley Home Inspection 1111 Schulenburg Ln Columbus, TX 78934 (979) 732-4779 dooleyhomeinspection.com

Sealy Dairy Queen 1902 Meyer St Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-3592 smithdq.com

Paramount Promotions, Inc. 227 Main St Sealy, TX 77474 (713) 296-9387 227main.com

Visual Promotions, LLC Austin County News Online.com 2040 Hwy 90 W Sealy, TX 77474 2217 Peters San Felipe Rd (979) 627-0533 Sealy, TX 77474 visualpromotions.net (979) 253-1785 _____________________ austincountynewsonline.com _____________________ Propane Company Outdoor Buildings Sealy Appliance & Butane Co. 1401 Columbus Rd Knight Outdoor Products Sealy, TX 77474 4662 NE I-10 Frontage Rd (979) 885-3388 Sealy, TX 77474 _____________________ (281) 608-2808 Publishing KnightOutdoorProducts.com _____________________ Trips Publications Parks & Recreation 406 W Main, Ste 105 Stephen F. Austin State Park Weimar, TX 78962 (979) 725-3080 Park Rd 38 tripspublications.com San Felipe, TX 77473 _____________________ (979) 885-3613 Ready Mix Concrete tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/ Koy Concrete, LTD stephen-f-austin _____________________ 770 Hwy 90 E Sealy, TX 77474 Pest Control (979) 885-3551 Pro Pest Professional koyconcrete.com Exterminating 200 Meyer St Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-6666 propestbugs.com _____________________ Pharmacy Sealy Pharmacy 707 Meyer St Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 256-3045 localpharmacyrx.com

Evlyn Properties 3811 Lamplighter Missouri City, TX 77459 (832) 628-0683 Kay Krampitz, Realtor 809 Hardeman St Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-9948 T2 Real Estate 300 Main St, #3 Sealy, TX 77474 (832) 759-1523 t2realestate.com

2949 SW I-10 Frontage Rd Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 627-6027 praseks.com _____________________ Retail Store

Texas Trust Real Estate 402 4th St Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-6925 texastrustrealestate.com

Sears Hometown Store 3297 Hwy 36 Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 627-7889 searshometownstores.com/ home/tx/sealy/1932 _____________________ Retired

Sealy Concrete, Inc. 4460 NE I-10 Frontage Rd Sealy, TX 77474 Havel & Burttschell Appraisers (979) 885-2916 301 N Meyer St sealyconcreteinc.com _____________________ Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-6801 theappraiseremporium.com _____________________

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Precision Roofing and Restoration 326 N Circle Dr Sealy, TX 77474 (832) 665-7000 sealyprecision.com

Xtreme Roofing 3026 FM 2187 Tony’s Family Restaurant Sealy, TX 77474 1629 Meyer St (979) 877-0875 Sealy, TX 77474 extremeroofingtx.com (979) 885-4140 _____________________ tonysfamilyrestaurant.com _____________________ RV, Tractor & UTV Sales and Services Restaurants/Convenience Cliff Jones RV & Tractor Stores/Fuel Stations 1629 S Circle Dr Kathy’s Korner, LLC Sealy, TX 77474 9027 SE I-10 Frontage Rd (979) 885-3554 Sealy, TX 77474 cliffjones.com (979) 987-6077 _____________________ kathyskornertx.com Spay/Neuter Assistance Prasek’s Family Smokehouse Program

Texas Land Group 4449 Hwy 90 Alleyton, TX 78935 (979) 732-5263 txlandgroup.com

Travis Abel & Associates Real Estate 220 N Meyer St Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-3524 abelrealty.net _____________________ Real Estate Appraisers

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Carolyn Bilski Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-7814 Leroy Zapalac Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-9128 Nancy James Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-5144 Zanetta Knesek Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-8246

PUPS - Prevent Unwanted Pets 1884 Bostik Rd Cat Spring, TX 78933 (979) 732-5591 pupsofcatspring.com _____________________ Sports & Recreation Texas Premier Sporting Arms 7311 Hwy 36 S Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 627-7827 txpremiersportingarms.com _____________________ Staffing Agencies Manpower 2100 W Loop S, 4th Floor Houston, TX 77027 (713) 386-1443 manpower.com Personnel Services 2554 Ryan St Brenham, TX 77833 (979) 251-7554 psstaffing.com _____________________

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_____________________ Bellville Abstract-Sealy Supermarket Branch Bill’s Country Market 19 N Bell St 333 Fowlkes St Bellville, TX 77418 Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 865-3127 (979) 885-3522 bellvilleabstract.com https://www.facebook. _____________________ com/Bills-Country-MarTowing Services ket-254932791380993

WCTractor 289 Gebhardt Rd Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-6140 wctractor.com _____________________ Utilities

CenterPoint Energy 5431 Hwy Blvd _____________________ KBR Towing Service 1640 Mountain Laurel Rd Katy, TX 77494 Swimming Pools Sealy, TX 77474 (281) 391-5106 Invision Pools, Inc. (832) 710-5626 centerpointenergy.com 1811 Peach Ridge Rd _____________________ kbrtowing.com Brookshire, TX 77423 Veterinarian _____________________ (281) 934-8777 Tractor Sales & Service Sealy Veterinary Clinic invisionpools.com 1430 Hwy 36 N _____________________ Virnau Sealy Tractor 1537 Hwy 36 N Sealy, TX 77474 Title Company Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-4811 All Texas Title, Inc. (979) 885-3549 sealyvet.com 109 Main St sealytractor.com _____________________ Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-6800 alltexastitle.com

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