News Bits for Nov. 12, 2020


Sealy BizSmart

The Sealy Chamber of Commerce is hosting Sealy BizSmart – Overcoming the Challenges of COVID-19 from 9-10 a.m. on Nov. 11. It is a free virtual seminar for Sealy’s business professionals courtesy of the Sealy Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union. To register, visit

Sealy KC’s Famous Fish Fry Dinner

The Sealy Knights of Columbus will hold a fish fry drive thru dinner on Friday, Nov. 13, at the Sealy Columbus Club (KC) Hall at 1310 Hwy 90 West, Sealy. Serving from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

2nd Annual Extravaganza

Friends of the Sealy American Legion are hosting the 2nd Annual Extravaganza on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 6-11 p.m. Dinner is served from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and dancing and drawings begin at 8 p.m. Top prize is a $5,555 gift card. Only 400 tickets will be sold. For more information, call 713-296-9387.

Chili cook-off

The 15th annual Avey’s Chili Cook-off to benefit the Cat Spring Volunteer Fire Department will take place Nov. 21 at the Cat Spring Agricultural Hall. Sponsorships are being accepted through Nov. 13. To become a sponsor or for more information, contact Sandi Sens Ward at 281-639-1045 or

Chicken fried steak dinner

San Felipe United Methodist Church will hold its 8th annual fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the church. The drive-thru dinner will include chicken fried steak, potatoes, gravy, green beans and homemade bread.

Sealy barbecue chicken dinner

A drive-thru barbecue chicken dinner benefitting the Friends of the Sealy American Legion will be held Sunday, Nov. 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 1630 Meyer St.

Wallis barbecue chicken dinner

Wallis American Legion Post 200 will hold at Veterans Day drive-thru barbecue chicken and sausage fundraiser at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov 15, at the Wallis America Legion Hall.

Austin County Pecan Show

The Horticulture Committee of Austin County will host its Annual Pecan Show on Friday, Nov. 20, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office at 800 E Wendt St, Bellville. Entries must be delivered to the office during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to noon, and 1-5 p.m., from Nov. 16-19. All entries must be submitted by 9 a.m. Nov. 20. For more information, call 979-865-2072.

Holiday Hold’em

Want to maintain or lose weight this holiday season? A community wellness program, Holiday Hold’em will begin soon. The free online challenge is designed to encourage participants to gain no more than two pounds during the holiday season. The AgriLife Extension programs of Austin and Fayette counties will offer the program starting Sunday, Nov. 22, through Jan. 4. On average, people gain 8-10 pounds during the holiday season. Holiday Hold’em is a six-week challenge to gain no more than two pounds during the holidays. To register, visit

Fantasy of Lights

The Sealy Community Foundation is holding the annual Fantasy of Lights on Dec. 4-6 with the popular parade on Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. The theme will be A 2020 Christmas. This year events will be held at B&PW Park. Events include a barbecue cookoff, softball tournament, and a gingerbread house decorating contest. For more information, visit

Eagle Lake holiday celebration

The Eagle Lake Chamber of Commerce is hosting holiday festivities on Dec. 12. The Christmas Mall will be open in Eagle Lake from noon to 9 p.m. The parade of lights will start at 6:45 p.m., followed by pictures with Santa. For more information, email

Christmas in Old Town Sealy

The Sealy Area Historical Society is sponsoring a “drive around” Christmas homes tour in Sealy’s historic neighborhood extending from West Street to Hwy. 36 and from Columbus Road (FM 1094) to 8th St. on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Christmas in Old Town Sealy will end with live Christmas carols at the gazebo in the Levine Park from 7:30-8:30 p.m. For more information visit or contact Nancy Naron at 832-492-4244 or

Wreaths Across America

Sealy High School Student Council, NHS, and Interact are hosting their 3rd Annual Sealy Wreaths Across event on Saturday, Dec. 19. In order to ensure we have located all local veterans in the Sealy Cemetery, please contact Leslie Pacher ( with the veteran’s name, plot location (if possible), and contact information in case a follow up is necessary.

Looking for SHS grads in military

Sealy High School Student Council wants to reach out to any SHS graduates that are currently serving in the military. Contact Leslie Pacher ( with the graduate’s name and a current mailing address where they are stationed.


Christmas mixer

The Sealy Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual membership Christmas mixer on Thursday, Dec. 10, from 5-8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 2370 Hwy. 36 South. Unwrapped gifts benefiting the Blue Santa project will be collected.

Barbecue chicken dinner

A drive-thru barbecue chicken dinner benefitting the Friends of the Sealy American Legion will be held Sunday, Dec. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 1630 Meyer St.


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