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Church, community leaders talk disaster prep

A group of church leaders, county officials and concerned citizens gathered at Christian City Fellowship on July 9 to talk about coordinating efforts for the next disaster. The Sealy microburst in … more

Welcome to Sealy

Sealy Mayor Janice Whitehead swore in new SPD Officer Russell Grimes on June 11 and welcomed him and his wife Marcy to the community. more

Continued drought could lead to culling herds

OVERTON – Beef producers should be making plans regarding their herds in case drought conditions continue, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension … more

City looks at impact fees

Sealy City Council members last week continued talks on assessing impact fees for water and wastewater systems. The panel unanimously approved an engineering services agreement with Strand … more

The Alamo takes its show on the road

SAN ANTONIO - The Alamo hit the road July 10 for the second installment of the Alamo Roadshow. The first Alamo Roadshow visited 10 cities in April, ranging from Abilene to Laredo. The roadshow will … more

Western International explosion

On July 17 at 6:09 a.m., the Austin County Sheriff’s Office received a called from Western International Gas Company located at 7173 Highway 159 in Bellville, reporting an explosion and fire in … more

Sealy hosts blood drives in teen’s honor

Recent Sealy High School graduate Dakota Johnson was diagnosed with aplastic anemia in February and now receives weekly blood transfusions. The diagnosis changed his life. Dakota, 17, finished … more

Grand Jury

The Austin County Grand Jury returned indictments against 10 individuals in the June 27 session. Those indicted include: Kevin Murray Fickey, driving while intoxicated, third offense or … more

Bellville plant reports explosion

Information was scarce at press time Tuesday as responders were still on scene at Western International Gas on Highway 159 East in Bellville. Bellville Police Department reported around 8 a.m. that … more

Sealybrate good times

It was a weekend to remember – full of fun, friends, food, fireworks, barbecue, music, softball and a carnival atmosphere. The 10th annual Sealybration event at B&PW Park broke all kinds of … more

Summer Foods Summer Meals program feeds, educates South Texas youth

SOUTH TEXAS — An ongoing free meal program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is nourishing the bodies and minds of children in low-income areas of South Texas. The agency has been … more

KJT donates $1,000 to support students studying Czech at Blinn-Schulenburg

Catholic of Union of Texas, The KJT, gifted the Blinn College Foundation $1,000 to assist students taking non-credit, continuing education Czech courses at the Blinn College-Schulenburg … more

Governor welcomes establishment of Futures Command

AUSTIN — The U.S. Army on July 12 announced its new Futures Command would be headquartered in Austin “to better partner with academia, industry and innovators in the private sector, while … more

NewsBits

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
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