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Blood Drive A blood drive is set for 4 to 8 p.m. July 19 at the St. John Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Cat Spring. Free beach towels will be provided. Contact Chris Beckendorff at … more

Sheriff's Report

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office released a report of arrests and bookings for June 29 to July 5, 2018. Inclusion in the report does not implicate guilt. Bryan Andrew Terrill was arrested for … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Receipts – 1,109 compared to 983 two weeks ago Trend – Steady to couple dollars better on good active market Choice Steer Calves 150-300 … more

Church group hits the road to bond with nature, each other and God

Some kids spend their summer vacation at camp or in driver’s education class or at Disney World, but five teens from the Dallas area hit the road to northern Arkansas for what they call a rite of … more

Junior Miss candidate spreads love

Macy McDonald, a 16-year-old student at Faith Academy in Bellville, recently was named Junior Miss of Texas and will be competing for Junior Miss of America in November. This is a scholastic Pageant … more

Five ways to squash back-to-school stress

Heading back to school is exciting for both kids and parents, but with all the thrill and anticipation, there can be quite a bit of stress, too. As a parent, you can approach the impending school … more

Blinn-Schulenburg Lunch and Learn event planned

The Blinn College District Division of Technical and Community Education will host a Lunch and Learn event at the Blinn-Schulenburg Campus on Thursday, Aug. 9, to show business owners how they can … more

County in talks with bonding companies

Austin County commissioners on Monday determined that they’d like to hear from bonding companies about potential costs and plans for constructing or expanding a new jail, sheriff’s office and … more

Camp Blessing receives donation

Texas Farm Credit recently donated $5,000 to Camp Blessing, a Brenham camp that provides week-long summer sessions for special needs children. The donation was made up of personal donations from 16 … more

Gamma Omega members attend convention

Members of the Gamma Omega chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International including Gamma Omega president Lou Pruett and Adriana Mendoza from Caldwell, first vice president Jeanell Dallmeyer and … more

Learning to lead

Members of the Boys & Girls & Girls Clubs of Austin County/Bellville and their advisers attended the 2018 National Keystone Conference in Atlanta last month. Boys & Girls Clubs of America Keystone … more

Floral design competition blooms

The Austin County Fair is proud to announce that the floral design competition is growing again. This year we will be extending the Fair Cup competition to Juniors. Competitions will be held on … more

A cause to celebrate

Elected officials joined Wharton County Junior College representatives recently in celebrating the completion of a $1.75 million project at the Richmond Campus. Held on Tuesday, June 26, at the … more

Police Blotter

The following call log was released by the Sealy Police Department for the time period of June 28, 2018 through July 5, 2018. Inclusion in the call log is not an implication of guilt. Officers … more

Sheriff's Report

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office released a report of arrests and bookings for June 22 to June 28, 2018. Inclusion in the report does not implicate guilt. Chad Michael Harkins was arrested for … more

‘You get more than you give’

For three decades, homebound senior citizens have looked forward to daily visits from Buddy Chance. The 80-year-old director of Helping One Another-Meals on Wheels retired Friday, leaving a … more

It’s that time

It’s an event that marks a homecoming or high school reunion for many who grew up in Sealy. It’s a chance for people who have no rhythm to shake it on the dance floor. It’s a chance for … more

Austin County celebrates Independence Day

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Court-Appointed Special Advocates Did you know? In 2017 in Texas: • More than 50,000 children were in legal care of the state? • 1,200 children aged out of the system without … more

Texas Press Association elects veteran journalist Brown as president

AUSTIN – Texas Press Association on June 23 elected as president Laurie Ezzell Brown, editor and publisher of The Canadian Record, to serve an 18-month term beginning July 1 and ending in late … more
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