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Sealy hosts blood drives in teen’s honor

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

Grand Jury

The Austin County Grand Jury returned indictments against 10 individuals in the June 27 session. Those indicted include: Kevin Murray Fickey, driving while intoxicated, third offense or … more

Bellville plant reports explosion

Information was scarce at press time Tuesday as responders were still on scene at Western International Gas on Highway 159 East in Bellville. Bellville Police Department reported around 8 a.m. that … more

Sealybrate good times

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

Summer Foods Summer Meals program feeds, educates South Texas youth

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

KJT donates $1,000 to support students studying Czech at Blinn-Schulenburg

Catholic of Union of Texas, The KJT, gifted the Blinn College Foundation $1,000 to assist students taking non-credit, continuing education Czech courses at the Blinn College-Schulenburg … more

Governor welcomes establishment of Futures Command

AUSTIN — The U.S. Army on July 12 announced its new Futures Command would be headquartered in Austin “to better partner with academia, industry and innovators in the private sector, while … more


Blood Drive A blood drive is set for 4 to 8 p.m. July 19 at the St. John Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Cat Spring. Free beach towels will be provided. Contact Chris Beckendorff at … more

Sheriff's Report

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office released a report of arrests and bookings for June 29 to July 5, 2018. Inclusion in the report does not implicate guilt. Bryan Andrew Terrill was arrested for … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Receipts – 1,109 compared to 983 two weeks ago Trend – Steady to couple dollars better on good active market Choice Steer Calves 150-300 … more

Church group hits the road to bond with nature, each other and God

Some kids spend their summer vacation at camp or in driver’s education class or at Disney World, but five teens from the Dallas area hit the road to northern Arkansas for what they call a rite of … more

Junior Miss candidate spreads love

Macy McDonald, a 16-year-old student at Faith Academy in Bellville, recently was named Junior Miss of Texas and will be competing for Junior Miss of America in November. This is a scholastic Pageant … more

Five ways to squash back-to-school stress

Heading back to school is exciting for both kids and parents, but with all the thrill and anticipation, there can be quite a bit of stress, too. As a parent, you can approach the impending school … more

Blinn-Schulenburg Lunch and Learn event planned

The Blinn College District Division of Technical and Community Education will host a Lunch and Learn event at the Blinn-Schulenburg Campus on Thursday, Aug. 9, to show business owners how they can … more

County in talks with bonding companies

Austin County commissioners on Monday determined that they’d like to hear from bonding companies about potential costs and plans for constructing or expanding a new jail, sheriff’s office and … more

Camp Blessing receives donation

Texas Farm Credit recently donated $5,000 to Camp Blessing, a Brenham camp that provides week-long summer sessions for special needs children. The donation was made up of personal donations from 16 … more

Gamma Omega members attend convention

Members of the Gamma Omega chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International including Gamma Omega president Lou Pruett and Adriana Mendoza from Caldwell, first vice president Jeanell Dallmeyer and … more

Learning to lead

Members of the Boys & Girls & Girls Clubs of Austin County/Bellville and their advisers attended the 2018 National Keystone Conference in Atlanta last month. Boys & Girls Clubs of America Keystone … more

Floral design competition blooms

The Austin County Fair is proud to announce that the floral design competition is growing again. This year we will be extending the Fair Cup competition to Juniors. Competitions will be held on … more

A cause to celebrate

Elected officials joined Wharton County Junior College representatives recently in celebrating the completion of a $1.75 million project at the Richmond Campus. Held on Tuesday, June 26, at the … more
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