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As local officials express concerns that their hospitals could be overloaded with coronavirus patients, some are urging Gov. Greg Abbott to empower local governments to issue stay-at-home orders. more
Four Texas Tribune photographers went out to see how Texans were celebrating the holiday as the new coronavirus surges and new restrictions are imposed to stem its rise. Here's what they saw. more
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
As coronavirus caseloads soar across Texas, hospitals are seeing a surge of new patients. But getting information on which hospitals are hardest hit is nearly impossible. 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
Texas was one of the first states in the nation to ease social distancing mandates. In Houston, the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has quadrupled since Memorial Day. “It’s time to be alarmed,” one expert said. more
While collections from restaurants were depressed, Comptroller Glenn Hegar said that take-out and delivery sales, along with online purchases, helped buoy revenue in the restaurant and retail sectors. 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
In 2018, the festival contributed $264.6 million to the city's economy and created or sustained at least 1,500 jobs across bars and restaurants, hotels and transportation, according to the Austin-American Statesman. more
The agency will use the same self-administered, oral tests used to conduct mass testing in Texas' adult prison facilities. more
The bar owners say in the lawsuit that Abbott's order violates their constitutional rights and "may very well leave long-term scarring on the Republican form of government if left unchecked." more
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