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Bellville residents who live near Western International Gas on Highway 159 had quite a scare July 17 when an explosion prompted evacuations not only of the plant but a five-mile radius in the … more
Sealy City Council members last week continued talks on assessing impact fees for water and wastewater systems. The panel unanimously approved an engineering services agreement with Strand … more
Recent Sealy High School graduate Dakota Johnson was diagnosed with aplastic anemia in February and now receives weekly blood transfusions. The diagnosis changed his life. Dakota, 17, finished … more
It was a weekend to remember – full of fun, friends, food, fireworks, barbecue, music, softball and a carnival atmosphere. The 10th annual Sealybration event at B&PW Park broke all kinds of … more
SOUTH TEXAS — An ongoing free meal program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is nourishing the bodies and minds of children in low-income areas of South Texas. The agency has been … more
It’s an event that marks a homecoming or high school reunion for many who grew up in Sealy. It’s a chance for people who have no rhythm to shake it on the dance floor. It’s a chance for … more
The Austin County Sheriff’s Office held its first-ever Summer Day at Thaemer Park in Bellville on June 27. Kids were treated to a water slide, bounce house and snow cones. more
Seventy students from the Texas 4-H program will attend college thanks in part to $1.4 million in scholarships from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, presented during the Texas 4-H Roundup in … more
It was a rainy Sunday a little after noon on May 17, 2015, at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco where no one would envision the gruesome crime scene that was about to happen. A meeting of the … more
AUSTIN – Texans have many reasons to be proud of the Lone Star state, but for nine different regions around the state, air quality is not one of them. The Texas Department of Transportation’s … more
Fred Strauss announced his retirement last week after eight years as president of The Old 300. He has worked tirelessly to move forward the creation of The Old 300 Hall which is a part of the new … more
RICHMOND – OakBend Medical Group is pleased to its newest OB/GYN Dr. Amber Dobyne. Originally from Birmingham, Dr. Amber Dobyne graduated Cum Laude from Florida A&M University where she majored … more
Editor’s Note: This is the final installment in a four-part series on human trafficking. As discussion about immigration and border patrol grows increasingly heated and political, a group of … more
Sealy KJT Society No. 80 paid homage to the American flag on Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, in honor of Flag Day with a special program at all three masses at the Sealy Immaculate Conception … more
Austin County 4-H’ers spent the day June 18 touring Minute Maid Park and Ooh La La Dessert Boutique. The group used the trip to support their project efforts in the Clothing and Textile and … more
The Blinn College District invites prospective students considering a career as a dental hygienist to attend one of four upcoming information sessions regarding the College District’s Dental … more
Scholarship winners from Court Our Lady of Faith No. 2607 at St. Mary's in Frydek included Justin Tater Kruzel, Kendall Krenek and Danielle Thaxton, pictured with Regent Doris Sodolak. more
Hurricane season is from June 1 through Nov. 30. Austin County offers residents a free notification system for emergency alerts. During an incident, communication with the community becomes … more
Class of 2018 graduates attended mass and a reception in their honor hosted by the Catholic Daughter No. 2607 and St. Mary's Altar Society. Pictured from left are Michael Evanicky, Ryanne Laredo, … more
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