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Austin County launches emergency notification system

Hurricane season is from June 1 through Nov. 30. Austin County offers residents a free notification system for emergency alerts. During an incident, communication with the community becomes … more

Graduates honored

Class of 2018 graduates attended mass and a reception in their honor hosted by the Catholic Daughter No. 2607 and St. Mary's Altar Society. Pictured from left are Michael Evanicky, Ryanne Laredo, … more

San Felipe eyes future development, expansion

The Town of San Felipe is setting itself up for economic advancement and growth through thrifty spending and possible state funding, aldermen said during a June 12 meeting. Danielle Rojas, a … more

NewsBits

Around the World with Double E World Wednesdays at Double E Grocery Ermis Encore will feature South Asia – Thailand and Vietnam on June 27. Future Wednesday themes will be determined by customer … more

EMS facility is still in the works

Sealy City Manager Lloyd Merrell is moving forward with executing a contract for topography, platting and surveying services for public safety properties in order to enter an agreement with Austin … more

County moves forward with justice complex

Austin County commissioners authorized Judge Tim Lapham to begin negotiations with Lower Colorado River Authority on moving utility lines in order to expand the county’s justice complex. … more

Police Blotter

The following call log was released by the Sealy Police Department for the time period of June 7, 2018 through June 14, 2018. Inclusion in the call log is not an implication of guilt. Officers … more

The faces of trafficking

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a four-part series on human trafficking. During a recent symposium on human trafficking, Alf Halvorson, pastor at Houston’s Memorial Drive Presbyterian … more

Grand Jury

The Austin County Grand Jury returned indictments against 20 individuals in the May session. Those indicted include: Gloribel Rauda Alvarez, possession of a controlled substance. Eric Avendano, … more

Woods, waters and wildlife

Walking our dogs along Cypress Creek one afternoon, we came upon a young man fishing with his daughter near some flooded timber. “Catching any?” I asked. “Yeah,” he said, smiling. “I … more

On the lookout

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a four-part series on human trafficking. We sat down with local law enforcement officials to get their take on the matter and found out it’s not a … more

Blinn student selected to participate in NASA summer program

For Blinn College District student Luis Garduno, acceptance into an elite NASA summer program started with a simple social media search. Looking to get his foot in the door of his dream career, … more

Blinn professor recognized by alma mater for professional excellence, community service

A Blinn College District professor has been recognized by her alma mater for her professional excellence and dedication to community service. Longview Independent School District (ISD) named … more

Scholarship awarded to Wallis veterinary student

Ankeny, Iowa – Stephanie Adamcik originally of Wallis, was recently awarded the IVMA Foundation Supporting Leadership Scholarship in the amount of $500. Adamcik received her bachelor’s of … more

Houston Methodist hosts annual sports physicals

SUGAR LAND — Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Sugar Land is offering annual student physicals from 9 a.m. to noon on July 28 for Fort Bend ISD, Stafford MSD and any other student … more

Local resident graduates from Virginia Military Institute

LEXINGTON, Va. – More than 370 cadets received bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees from Virginia Military Institute during the commencement ceremony May 16. Former U.S. Secretary of … more

Star of the Republic Museum invites visitors to new Texas-themed escape room

The Blinn College District’s Star of the Republic Museum invites visitors to put on their thinking caps and find their way out of the museum’s newest attraction – a Texas-themed escape … more

Austin County Livestock Association honors local students

Three outstanding Austin County students each received $1,000 scholarships from the Austin County Livestock Association at the annual association meeting on June 7 at the Cat Spring Agricultural … more

DPS launches iWatchTexas mobile app

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced the launch of the new iWatchTexas mobile application (app), which the public can use to report suspicious activities or … more

Police Blotter

The following call log was released by the Sealy Police Department for the time period of May 31, 2018 through June 7, 2018. Inclusion in the call log is not an implication of guilt. Officers … more
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