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Youth get ‘buzz’ on bugs at Insect Expo in New Braunfels

NEW BRAUNFELS — More than 1,000 fourth-graders from New Braunfels and Comal independent school districts attended the recent two-day Insect Expo at the McKenna Children’s Museum in New … more

Election Results - March 6, 2018

Click attachments for Austin County results from the March 6, 2018, primary election. more

CTE programs prepare students for college and career success

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs become increasingly innovative each year. Extending beyond the basic technical skills, Sealy CTE courses incorporate hands on, relevant learning that … more

Former Bellville judge indicted

An Austin County grand jury indicted former Bellville Municipal Court Judge Terri Resendez on Feb. 28 for theft of property ($30,000 to $150,000) and tampering with a governmental record. Both … more

Scholarships offered for Austin County residents

Blinn College is encouraging Austin County residents to apply for scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year. The College has more than $320,000 in endowed scholarships available, including a … more

Recent rains help planting conditions, but drought persists in some areas

COLLEGE STATION – Recent rainfall has set up much of the state for spring crop planting, but other areas continue to experience drought, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service … more

Faith Academy students inducted into National Junior Honor Society

Faith Academy on Feb. 26 inducted 13 junior high students into National Junior Honor Society. Shirley Mize started NJHS for Faith Academy. Mize loved everything NJHS stood for and believed all … more

Bedroom upgrades that won’t break the bank

Upgrading your bedroom might sound like a daunting task. You may assume it costs an arm and a leg, takes months and requires professionals to complete. However, upgrading your bedroom doesn’t have … more

Colonial Belle residents celebrate Mardi Gras

Residents at Colonial Belle Nursing Home in Sealy were treated to a Mardi Gras celebration Friday. Residents played card games and slot machines, collected beads and enjoyed a meal catered by the … more

Estate of Blinn College alumna Sidney Dell Johnston Remmert establishes $1 million scholarship fund for Austin County students

The estate of Sidney Dell Johnston Remmert, a former Blinn College graduate, recently gifted the Blinn College Foundation $1 million to endow scholarships for Austin County students, including … more

Luncheon held to honor county officials

The Extension Education Association of Austin County sponsored a soup, sandwich and dessert meal Feb. 12 in honor of the Austin County Commissioners Court and many of its community partners. The … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 Receipts – 972 compared to 503 last week Trend – Higher on good active market Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $200-235 300-400 … more

Blinn board authorizes to negotiate for health sciences instructional space

The Blinn College Board of Trustees has authorized College administrators to negotiate and execute a lease agreement that will provide instructional space for Blinn College health science students at … more

County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas receives AgriLife Extension award

COLLEGE STATION – The County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas was honored recently as the recipient of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Partnership Award. The award … more

Take a Stand program helps youth learn how to deal with bullying

SAN ANTONIO – More than 200 students in kindergarten, first and second grade at Mildred Baskin Elementary School in San Antonio learned how to stand up to bullies and resolve conflicts without … more

Sheriff's Report

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office released a report of arrests and bookings for Feb. 9-15. Inclusion in the report does not implicate guilt. Juan Pablo Garcia Jr. was arrested for possession of … more

Blinn College invites community to inaugural Health Sciences Showcase

Blinn College invites the community to learn more about its renowned healthcare programs during the inaugural Health Sciences Showcase Thursday, March 8, from 5-8 p.m. at the Texas A&M Health Science … more

Local students achieve academic honors at Sam Houston State University

HUNTSVILLE – The students listed on the Dean's List of Academic Honors at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, are undergraduates who have achieved a grade point average of at least … more

Progress ongoing at new gas station

Fuel tanks are going in at Murphy USA in Sealy. Did you know that an empty 25,000 gallon storage tank can weigh up to 32,500 pounds? That equals about 2.5 African bush elephants. more
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