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There was something for everyone at this year’s Austin County Fair, including live bands, a parade, livestock showcase and rodeo. With top-tier performers like Aaron Watson and Tracy Byrd, some … more
With neither starting pitcher going the required six innings to factor into the win-decision, it was up to the guys with the best seats in the house. The relievers in the bullpen would more than … more
Hectic daytime schedules can often lead to even busier evenings, which makes putting dinner on the table in less than an hour a valuable time-saver for home chefs. Balancing a busy lifestyle with … more
Boyce Dawson Orange Sr. was born on Sept. 9, 1930 to James Albert Orange and Davie Alco Orange. He passed from this life on Oct. 4, 2018. He was raised in the Hempstead area. After a brief service … more
A couple of weeks ago I was scrolling through Facebook when I saw a post from an old college friend, and it read: “In three months, you’ll thank yourself.” That changed me. Most of … more
Coming out of a summer that recorded 32 days of over 100-degree temperatures with some highs hovering around 110 might sound gloomy to deer hunters. But Texas whitetail deer are one of God’s most … more
After seven terms in office representing Austin County in Washington, D.C., Republican U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul made a stop on the campaign trail last week at a Sealy Chamber of Commerce luncheon. … more
Can we talk about something other than Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh or Benghazi?I say we can.Let’s talk about Def Leppard and Janet Jackson. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its new … more
AUSTIN — The Texas House Committee on Appropriations met Oct. 9 to hear ideas on improving school safety in the aftermath of the May 18 Santa Fe High School shooting that left eight students … more
The Sealy City Council last week decided to remove a brick structure that sits at the intersection of Main Street and the west side of Highway 36. The matter was placed on the agenda by … more
After a nationwide search, the YMCA of Greater Houston has appointed Stephen Ives as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Ives comes to the YMCA of Greater Houston from the YMCA of … more
CAT SPRING — Saddle up your horse and come out to 7IL Ranch in Cat Spring, Oct. 20, 2018, for the Saddle Up for SIRE benefit trail ride, silent auction and barbecue lunch. The 26th annual event … more
Faith Academy High School celebrated the 13th induction of members to its chapter of the National Honor Society on Sept. 24. The service-based scholastic club was honored to host Keith Hite as … more
I’ve never been sexually assaulted. I certainly feel empathy for those who have, as I’m sure everyone with a beating heart also does. We all know that it happens. We all know that … more
Chet Garner’s popular PBS show “Daytripper” visits venues across Texas, and last week they added stops in Bellville and San Felipe. “This town between Houston and Austin may seem small and … more
Let me explain. I have a weird quirk. I see previews for awful, cheesy Lifetime movies and immediately want to watch them. If they involve a former Charlie’s Angel or Meredith Baxter Birney, … more
The Austin County Fair kicked off Friday night with lots of cute kids, happy parents, belt buckles and cowboy hats. The fair continues at Margaret Chesley Park in Bellville through Oct. 14. … more
AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Oct. 5 announced he had joined an Indiana-led coalition of 11 state attorneys general in a friend-of-the-court brief seeking dismissal of a … more
Dr. Jean Moffatt Samaan, M.D., the only daughter of Cyril and Lillian Ann Moffatt, was born in Nottingham, England on Dec. 2, 1933, and left this world on September 30, 2018. Surrounded by her … more
I am sorry, Mom, but I am not a good cook. My grandmother served us Dairy Queen steak fingers, rolled-up lunch meat and mac and cheese when we were kids, and I think I’ve taken after her rather … more
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