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The Blinn College Agricultural Sciences Department’s innovative virtual livestock judging camp held earlier this month attracted 92 participants from around the country. “It was a … more
When your name is Big T, it’s hard sticking to anonymity in a small town — but as owner of Big T’s Auto Detail at 416 Hwy. 90 he found building bridges within a community can be just as … more
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Thursday issued an executive order that requires all Texans in counties with 20 or more cases of COVID-19 to wear a face mask or other covering in public. "Wearing a face … more
On Tuesday, June 23, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) arrested a suspect in connection with the vandalism and damage caused to the Texas State Capitol during a protest on May 30. During … more
Traffic has come to a stop on Highway 36 next to the shopping center and Chicken Express, and most residents are happy about it.For the first time in many years the stoplight that has been blinking a … more
The Sealy City Council voted and confirmed four members for the Sealy Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors during a June 22 special meeting after candidates proposed how they would … more
The Sealy City Council approved $205,000 Tuesday for the Sealy Economic Development Corporation to attract a company’s planned $35 million manufacturing facility. Hendrix Industries, Inc., a … more
The Austin County Fair Association is planning on holding its annual shrimp boil on Friday, July 17, in the Austin County Fair Exposition and Convention Center. However, it will look a little … more
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church held a surprise retirement parade for the Rev. Eric Pitre Sunday, June 28, following his final Masses prior to his retirement June 30. The parade started at B&PW … more
Austin County voters have several items on the ballot for the runoff election slated for July 14. Early voting began June 29 and will run through July 10, with polls closed on weekends. Voters should … more
The coronavirus pandemic that led to a three-month shutdown has flared up and taken more social event victims with it. This year there will be no public fireworks displays in Austin County and the … more
Austin County saw a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases from last week. “Friday, June 26, the county count was at 57 while by Monday, June 29, the count was 67,” Bellville … more
As hospitalizations and positive test rates for COVID-19 in Texas continue a dramatic rise, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Friday to re-close bars, rafting and tubing businesses and put … more
Austin County Judge Tim Lapham’s Wednesday update announced the total COVID-19 case number in the county is up to 55 with 30 cases remaining active. Lapham also announced at least one resident had been hospitalized with a possible second hospitalization coming soon. more
An arrest is not proof of guilt. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty. more
While COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, case counts, hospitalizations and deaths increased last week, more and more Texans ventured out of their homes with the deadly coronavirus showing no sign of abatement. more
Enforcement methods will largely focus on persuasion, but schools say they may discipline students or professors who don't comply. more
The governor also moved for the first time to allow the tightening of two kinds of restrictions that had been eased under his reopening plan. more
Tuesday evening, the Major League Baseball Players Association finalized an agreement to report to camp on July 1 for a 60-game season beginning either July 23 or 24. more
Regionally, some hospital officials are reporting that intensive care units are near or over capacity, and local leaders have warned that hospitals could get overwhelmed if the number of infections keeps climbing. more
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