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Senate panel conducts hearings on school violence, safety

AUSTIN — A panel of Texas Senate members on June 11 and 12 received input about ways to improve security on public school campuses.Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who presides over the Senate, formed the … more

County moves forward with justice complex

Austin County commissioners authorized Judge Tim Lapham to begin negotiations with Lower Colorado River Authority on moving utility lines in order to expand the county’s justice complex. … more

Sheriff's Report

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office released a report of arrests and bookings for June 1 to June 7, 2018. Inclusion in the report does not implicate guilt. Demarcus Earl Lynch was arrested for … more

Police Blotter

The following call log was released by the Sealy Police Department for the time period of June 7, 2018 through June 14, 2018. Inclusion in the call log is not an implication of guilt. Officers … more

The faces of trafficking

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a four-part series on human trafficking. During a recent symposium on human trafficking, Alf Halvorson, pastor at Houston’s Memorial Drive Presbyterian … more

Yard of the Month

The Garden Club of Sealy has selected the home of Javier Arriaga, at 6189 Brockstein Road in Sealy, as the June 2018 Yard of the Month. more

The new rules of social media, gaming apps

Did I sleep in on the day that the social media rules changed? I’m not talking about privacy settings on Facebook, and I think we all know not to accept a friend request from a 65-year-old man … more

High school English teachers may be on to something

I got an unsigned postcard in the mail last week from someone who apparently hates my opinion column and my taste in books (“Ugg,” he wrote, referring to my book reviews. It was not lost … more

Depression, anxiety don’t discriminate

This is a tough subject to tackle, because I’m not a doctor, psychologist, psychiatrist or any sort of health professional. I’m not qualified to diagnose whether someone is clinically … more

Grand Jury

The Austin County Grand Jury returned indictments against 20 individuals in the May session. Those indicted include: Gloribel Rauda Alvarez, possession of a controlled substance. Eric Avendano, … more

Top officials join in briefing about hurricane preparedness

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on June 6 joined President Donald Trump, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, FEMA Administrator Brock Long, White House cabinet members and … more

Senator Kolkhorst honored by Houston Retired Firefighter Association

AUSTIN – Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) has been honored with a legislative appreciation award by the Houston Retired Firefighter Association for her longtime support of firefighters and … more

Post-emergent herbicide timing key in corn production

AMARILLO – Weed control in corn is important to profitability, but producers need to be aware of herbicide application timing, said Dr. Jourdan Bell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist … more

Woods, waters and wildlife

Walking our dogs along Cypress Creek one afternoon, we came upon a young man fishing with his daughter near some flooded timber. “Catching any?” I asked. “Yeah,” he said, smiling. “I … more

On the lookout

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a four-part series on human trafficking. We sat down with local law enforcement officials to get their take on the matter and found out it’s not a … more

Blinn student selected to participate in NASA summer program

For Blinn College District student Luis Garduno, acceptance into an elite NASA summer program started with a simple social media search. Looking to get his foot in the door of his dream career, … more

Flag Day

Join us in celebrating Flag Day on June 14. The day commemorates the adoption of the U.S. flag on June 14, 1777. more

Blinn professor recognized by alma mater for professional excellence, community service

A Blinn College District professor has been recognized by her alma mater for her professional excellence and dedication to community service. Longview Independent School District (ISD) named … more

Scholarship awarded to Wallis veterinary student

Ankeny, Iowa – Stephanie Adamcik originally of Wallis, was recently awarded the IVMA Foundation Supporting Leadership Scholarship in the amount of $500. Adamcik received her bachelor’s of … more

Houston Methodist hosts annual sports physicals

SUGAR LAND — Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Sugar Land is offering annual student physicals from 9 a.m. to noon on July 28 for Fort Bend ISD, Stafford MSD and any other student … more
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