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Shootout at Waco Twin Peaks 3 years later: Zero convictions

It was a rainy Sunday a little after noon on May 17, 2015, at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco where no one would envision the gruesome crime scene that was about to happen. A meeting of the … more

Drive Clean Texas asks drivers to make clean air a point of state pride

AUSTIN – Texans have many reasons to be proud of the Lone Star state, but for nine different regions around the state, air quality is not one of them. The Texas Department of Transportation’s … more

Strauss retires as president of Old 300

Fred Strauss announced his retirement last week after eight years as president of The Old 300. He has worked tirelessly to move forward the creation of The Old 300 Hall which is a part of the new … more

OakBend Medical Group welcomes new OB/GYN

RICHMOND – OakBend Medical Group is pleased to its newest OB/GYN Dr. Amber Dobyne. Originally from Birmingham, Dr. Amber Dobyne graduated Cum Laude from Florida A&M University where she majored … more

A call to action

Editor’s Note: This is the final installment in a four-part series on human trafficking. As discussion about immigration and border patrol grows increasingly heated and political, a group of … more

Honoring Flag Day

Sealy KJT Society No. 80 paid homage to the American flag on Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, in honor of Flag Day with a special program at all three masses at the Sealy Immaculate Conception … more

4-H kids tour Minute Maid Park and learn about nutrition

Austin County 4-H’ers spent the day June 18 touring Minute Maid Park and Ooh La La Dessert Boutique. The group used the trip to support their project efforts in the Clothing and Textile and … more

Blinn announces dental hygiene information session dates

The Blinn College District invites prospective students considering a career as a dental hygienist to attend one of four upcoming information sessions regarding the College District’s Dental … more

Scholarships awarded

Scholarship winners from Court Our Lady of Faith No. 2607 at St. Mary's in Frydek included Justin Tater Kruzel, Kendall Krenek and Danielle Thaxton, pictured with Regent Doris Sodolak. more

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
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