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Two fruit tree seminars set for January in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – Two free seminars on fruit trees will be presented in January by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in collaboration with two well-known nurseries in San Antonio, program … more

Texas waits for Senate agreement on disaster aid funding

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Dec. 21 released a statement applauding the U.S. House of Representatives’ preliminary passage of $81 billion in disaster aid to Texas, several other states and … more

Oh, what a year!

The year 2017 brought a lot of change in Sealy city government. Residents elected a new mayor, got a new police chief and will have a new city manager early next year. We mourned the loss of Fire … more

NewsBits

Master Gardener Training Program For anyone interested in participating in the Master Gardener training program, the deadline for signing up is Jan. 17. Class size is limited. The classes will be … more

DPS: Give the gift of safe travel this holiday season

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding drivers that by staying sober and following basic traffic laws, they can give their fellow motorists the gift of safe travels this … more

City forges ahead with new insurance plan

Several city employees, including a police officer whose daughter has special needs, voiced concerns over Sealy’s new insurance policy during a special meeting Dec. 21, but the council moved … more

SHS students assist with toy drive

On Monday, Dec. 18, Sealy High School National Honor Society had the opportunity to help wrap gifts at the Sealy Police Department for their Blue Santa Toy Drive. more

Students honor veterans in Wreaths Across America event

Members of the Sealy High School Student Council, National Honor Society, and Interact club attended the Wreaths Across America event at the Houston National Cemetery on Dec. 18. The yearly … more

Prescribed fire practitioners have new tools at their fingertips

SAN ANGELO – As prescribed fire gains popularity as a range management tool, so does the need for up-to-the-minute information. To meet the growing need, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 Receipts – 784 compared to 1,252 last week Trend – Steady Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $180-250 300-400 lbs - … more

Officials name members to school finance commission

AUSTIN — Top state officials last week named members to the Texas Public School Finance Commission, an agency created by legislation passed last summer during a special session of the 85th Texas … more

Fourth Texas Barbecue Town Hall meeting features discussions of meat trends

COLLEGE STATION – Texas barbecue owners and pitmasters from across the Lone Star state gathered at Texas A&M University in College Station recently for the Fourth Texas Barbecue Town Hall … more

Q&A with the coach

What’s your favorite thing about Christmas? It sounds cliché, but family. As a coach you miss so many landmark holidays, vacations and events with immediate and extended family. This is the one … more

Food drive

Locals with the Austin County Republican Party participated in a food drive Dec. 9 at Lindemann Store in Industry. Pictured from left are Adeline Luedke, Buddy Koenig, Sheryl Schultz, Ryan Johnson of … more

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo educational commitment tops $450 million

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo released its annual educational commitment for 2018, awarding more than $26.7 million to support young Texans and statewide educational programs. This brings the … more

Austin County Sheriff’s Office receives donation

On Nov. 27, 2017, the Austin County Sheriff’s Office was honored with a visit by Terry Pickering, a Law Enforcement Consultant with Texas Association of Counties, also known as TAC. During his … more

National pest control pros scurry to Texas Rodent Academy

DALLAS — Pest control professionals from companies in Utah, Georgia, New York and across Texas converged in Dallas for three days to train alongside Texas A&M AgriLife Extension entomologists on … more

Livestock Report

For Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 Receipts – 1,252 compared to 1,229 last week Trend – Steady Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $190-270 300-400 lbs - $180-215 400-500 lbs. - … more

Water quality training Jan. 26 in Brenham to focus on Mill Creek watershed

BRENHAM – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality and management related to the Mill Creek watershed will be from 1-5 p.m. Jan. 26. The workshop will be in the Washington County … more
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