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Appellate court’s ruling on immigration law draws reactions

AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on March 13 praised a ruling by a panel of the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upholding a new state law that bans sanctuary … more

One-act play wins district for 32nd straight year

In sports, the word “dynasty” is one of the highest honors a team can be awarded. It is reserved for those who constantly find themselves competing in championships over a period of about a … more

IRS scams active in Austin County

Just before the April 17 tax deadline, scammers are working overtime trying to get your money in a continuing phone scam. The Internal Revenue Service reports sophisticated IRS impostors are calling … more

Marry, marry, quite contrary

I got engaged on Christmas Day and since that time I’ve purchased exactly one bridal magazine and made it through the first 15 pages of it (all ads). I took my nieces to look at bridesmaid dresses … more

Urban Quail Appreciation Day set March 29 in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH – Urban Quail Appreciation Day, March 29, aims to inform North Texans about the value of one of the state’s most popular game birds and what people can do to help reverse declining … more

Gas prices continue to climb

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.31/g March 18, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas. This … more

Sealy to negotiate land purchases

The Sealy City Council is poised to assemble several tracts of land, as action was taken last week to authorize City Manager Lloyd Merrell to negotiate and purchase the parcels. The tracts … more

Museum requests funding

The Sealy City Council was asked last week to contribute funding toward the $12.5 million museum at San Felipe de Austin state historic site. Chris Beckendorff, on behalf of the museum, requested … more

Growth summit set for March 23

The Central Texas I-10 Community Alliance Growth Summit will be held at historic Liedertafel Hall, 116 Lux Road, Sealy, on Friday, March 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Discussion topics will … more

Crews make progress on fuel station

Progress continues at the Murphy USA near the Sealy Walmart. The new building will be a 1,200-square-foot full-service convenience store with eight pumps including diesel and E85. Officials … more

China’s largest fertilizer manufacturer visits Texas A&M agriculture researchers

COLLEGE STATION – China’s largest fertilizer company’s senior management and top distributors recently met with Texas A&M researchers in their first stop of a week-long tour to learn about U.S. … more

Sheriff's Report

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office released a report of arrests and bookings for March 2-March 8, 2018. Inclusion in the report does not implicate guilt. Terri Marie Resendez was arrested for … more

Yard of the Month

The Garden Club of Sealy has selected the home of Tammy and Rick Bauman, located at 302 Sunset in Sealy, as the March 2018 Yard of the Month. more


Beef Cattle Management Seminar The Beef and Forage Committee of Austin County is sponsoring a Beef Cattle Management Seminar on March 23, at Four County Auction Center in Industry. Registration … more

Silver Bells

Residents at Silver Lake and The Oaks retirement communities were treated to the sounds of the Brookwood Handbell Choir on March 14. The choir was founded by Silver Lake resident Joyce Henderson and … more

Landowner educational series offered

The Multi-County New Landowner Education program is a series of eight informational meetings, seminars, and field days designed to make new landowners in Austin, Colorado, Fayette and Washington … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Receipts – 1,061 compared to 592 last week Trend – Mostly steady Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $200-270 300-400 lbs. - … more

Earth Day clean-up event

Brenham native serves aboard Navy warship in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. - A Brenham, Texas, native and Brenham High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason. Seaman Colby Colvin is an operations specialist … more

Dining Duets

Lydia Huebner (left) and Andie Eckerman competed in the Dining Duets competition March 11 at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The girls competed against 49 other teams: participants ages ranged … more
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