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Jez reflects on 33 years serving Austin County

Betty Jez sits in her living room reflecting on many years working for former 155th District Court Judge Dan Beck, who passed away in April 2015 after a battle with ALS — Lou Gehrig’s disease. … more

Republicans square off at first candidates forum

Early voting in Austin County is just over a month out, and the county Republican Party hosted a candidates’ forum at Tony’s Family Restaurant on Thursday, Jan. 7, to introduce some of the … more

Bird's eye viewers

Lone Star College professor Michael Konvicka shows students the view of their school as seen from the drone flying overhead. Behind them is Lone Star College professor Buck Buchanan. The professors … more

Anderson Paint & Body at pinnacle of industry

Pictured from the left are Anderson Paint and Body owners and employees Nikki Klump, Glenn Brock, Dave Anderson, Chris Henske, Luis Estrada, Robin Buhler, Robert Anderson and Kimberly Buhler. Not … more

Take these steps to keep your health, money resolutions

Whether it’s resolving to exercise, lose weight or save money, taking certain specific steps will give that New Year’s resolution a better chance of succeeding, said Nancy Granovsky, Texas A&M … more

Judging judges through four key principles: Justice Ken Wise tells Rotarians what to look for when electing judges

Justice Ken Wise of the 14th Court of Appeals met with the Sealy Rotary Club on Wednesday, Jan. 6, in order to explain what it means to be a good judge, or as he calls it, “Judging good … more

Katy Prairie Conservancy hosting photo programs

Master Naturalist and photographer Glenn Olsen trains his camera on the Katy Prairie. more

AgriLife beef program coming to Brenham

A Beef 706 program, the first of three, will be held Jan. 19 in Brenham. more

Police Report

The Sealy Police Department released a report of its activity for the period of Dec. 24, 2015 to Jan. 7, 2016. Inclusion in the report does not implicate guilt of any crime. Officers dispatched to … more

Civic chorale resumes rehearsals

The Austin County Civic Chorale will resume rehearsals on Jan. 7 at St. Mary’ Episcopal Church parish hall at 24 N. Masonic, in Bellville. A soup, salad and sandwich supper will kick off the … more

AgriLife studies affect of sports on turf

Sports fans know as fall sets in and their favorite team heads out on the turf, the bright green grass begins to turn brown from the wear and tear and changing temperatures. But a Texas A&M … more

Water shut off to apartments: Owner hasn't paid city overdue $10,000 bill

Denise Basey stands outside her apartment at the Country Place Apartments. The four units at the building have experienced constant water leaks for six months. The City of Sealy cut off water to the … more

Bellville student joins Souper Bowl's national youth advisory board

Caroline Pritchett of Bellville has been named to the 2015-2016 Souper Bowl of Caring National Youth Advisory Board. Pritchett is one of 13 students from eight states chosen to serve as a member … more

Master Gardeners holding open house

For anyone interested in participating in the Master Gardener training program, an open house will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office in Bellville on Thursday, Jan. 14, from 10:30 … more

Water shut off to apartments: Owner hasn't paid city overdue $10,000 bill

Denise Basey, a renter at Country Place Apartments, has taped off a switch in her kitchen so as not to turn on an overhead light that is filled with water from the unit above her. Water has leaked … more

News Bits

KJT Society plans party KJT Society No. 80 will hold an After Christmas Party and meeting, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church Center. Sports Fest, Casino Night The 17th … more

Pet of the week

Happy New Year everyone. My name is Joy, and my New Year’s resolution is to find a forever home. I am a super sweet girl about 3 years old. I was found as a stray and then dropped off at a vet … more

Growth on the horizon for city, county

A capitalist mentality and growth are at the forefront of the New Year in and around Austin County in 2016. Two ventures sit at the top of Austin County’s to-do list for 2016: the new Sealy EMS … more

‘Historical’ house torn down in San Felipe

A stone well on the corner of Kent McAllister’s property in the Town of San Felipe most likely dates back to the time of the Texas Revolution. more

Bellville student joins Souper Bowl's national youth advisory board

Caroline Pritchett of Bellville was named to the Souper Bowl of Caring's National Youth Advisory Board. more
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