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Pet of the week

So many people say they love old dogs and children. Well, I’m thinkin’ that sounds pretty good to me. My name is Liza, and I’m one sweet old dog. The shelter has taken great care of me, but … more

Blinn graduate defies odds in pursuit of education

Katerin Meza came to the United States from Honduras at age 16 and pursued her educational goals at Blinn College. more

Pet of the week

So many people say they love old dogs and children. Well, I’m thinkin’ that sounds pretty good to me. My name is Liza, and I’m one sweet old dog. The shelter has taken great care of me, but … more

County tax office aims to streamline services

On Jan. 21 at 9 a.m., the Austin County Tax Office will hold a seminar for all car dealers called webDEALER, a new program that Texas Department of Motor Vehicles rolled out in 2014. It benefits … more

Dupont named Sealy teacher of the month

The Sealy High School Student Council has recognized Matt Dupont as the January Teacher of the Month.   Dupont’s five and a half years of teaching have all been at Sealy High School in the … more

Gamma Omega chapter of DKG holds meeting

The Gamma Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Phillipsburg with 46 members and two … more

Sheriff Report

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office released a report of arrests and bookings for the period of Dec. 25-Jan. 7. Inclusion in the report does not implicate guilt of any crime. Jorge Garcia Guerra … more

'Ricky is a superhero': Boy fights brain cancer through strength, character

The Padilla family joins in for a group photo throwing up peace signs in honor of Iron Man, one of Ricky’s favorite superheroes. Pictured from left to right are Belen Padilla, Javier Padilla, Ricky … more

Sealy council hires new city attorney

At a Dec. 12 Sealy City Council meeting, the council approved the hiring of a new city attorney, Lora Jean Lenzsch of Katy, effective Jan. 13. At the meeting, Lenzsch was present to address city … more

'Ricky is a superhero': Boy fights brain cancer through strength, character

“Ricky is a superhero,” Belen Padilla said of her son. Ricky sees himself as Spider-Man. Ricardo Padilla, 5,  prefers to be called Ricky. Only doctors call him Ricardo, to which he rolls … more

Blinn names new dean of math, business

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Bluebonnet German Society to meet

The life of William Trenckmann will be the program at the next meeting of the Bluebonnet Chapter of the Texas German Society. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Hill … more

'Ricky is a superhero': Boy fights brain cancer through strength, character

Ricky Padilla displays two of his favorite superheroes, Batman and Spider-Man, as he sits on the Padilla living room couch. The 5-year-old is battling terminal brain cancer. more

Blinn graduate defies odds in pursuit of education

With only “hey” and “goodbye” in her English repertoire, Katerin Meza set out for America at age 16 to chase an enduring dream. Dizzy with nervousness and excitement, Meza left her beloved … more

A&M scientists see benefit of ecotourism

Two Texas A&M University scientists highlighted the conservation benefits of ecotourism worldwide and said a recent research review citing the dangers of ecotourism to wildlife is premature and … more

Texas Workforce, Blinn partner to provide job training for Igloo

Texas Workforce Commission has awarded Blinn College a nearly $400,000 Skills Development Fund grant to provide safety and skills training for 341 employees of Igloo Products Corp. The training … more

Hwy. 36 to be widened this spring

The red line shows the portion of Highway 36 that is to be widened between Sealy and Wallis later this year. more

Artists wanted to depict Astrodome

Since its opening in 1965, the Astrodome has been depicted in film, song, books and in thousands of photos over the last 50 years. Now Houston Arts and Media wants to see fans artistic interpretation … more

Memorial Hermann Katy expands to new heights

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital celebrated a major milestone recently with the official opening of its new 230,000-square-foot, six-story patient tower. With added capacity to multiple services, … more

County revisits septic regulations

The Austin County Commissioners Court wants to elicit the public’s opinion on the matter of aerobic septic systems and their continued use in the county on future suburban … more
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