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School districts won't lose state funding if they stick with virtual classes this fall because a local health authority has mandated that classrooms remain closed. more
Earlier this year Austin County placed a bounty on wild hogs. With $10,000 set aside to cover the bounty, hog hunters can collect $5 for each pair of ears they redeem at Steinhauser’s in Sealy … more
According to numbers reported by the state to Austin County Judge Tim Lapham, the number of COVID-19 cases in the county skyrocketed in the last week from 90 to 133 with 87 of those still considered … more
A survey by the Sealy Independent School District shows that more than half of parents with children in the district favor having their children attending classes in person this fall. At the time … more
A Wallis man was shot to death at his home Sunday around 11:30 a.m. and police are searching for his killer. Jason Zavala, who lived at 6619 Guyler St. in Wallis, was allegedly killed by Heriberto … more
Gov. Greg Abbott has again suspended elective surgeries in hospitals in 104 counties located within 11 of the state’s 22 trauma service areas.Each of the trauma service areas has a regional … more
With the approaching first anniversary of Operation Freedom, Fort Bend County Judge KP George hosted a Facebook Live panel with several community members and elected officials to discuss human and sex trafficking on July 9. more
With only 5% of eligible voters casting their ballots in Austin County for Tuesday’s runoff election, local Democrats had the largest ballot of statewide races to choose.With only one race on … more
The pandemic-driven economic downturn has left more than 5.4 million Americans with no job and no insurance. Texas has one of the largest shares of this increase. more
The repeal follows outspoken criticism from universities, legal experts and higher education advocates, who deemed the rules unfairly punitive for foreign students. more
The Sealy City Council postponed its regular in-person meeting from last Tuesday until Wednesday, July 15, at 6 p.m. online. Prior to the meeting, it will hold a workshop at 5 p.m. to discuss drainage issues. more
Many Texas hospitals are no longer accepting transfer patients in order to maintain space for a surge that’s expected to come. In some parts of the state, it’s already here. more
At one prison, more than 750 inmates were actively infected with the coronavirus Monday, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. more
An unnamed Austin County Commissioner was informed Monday after meeting in commissioners court that he had tested positive for COVID-19. On Tuesday morning it was reported that a second test came … more
Interstate 10 westbound mainlanes will be closed for traffic shifting operations Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Westbound mainlane traffic will be moved to the westbound exit to Chew Road/Mlcak Road … more
Austin County voters have several items on the ballot today's runoff election. Republicans have a short ballot this time around with only one race on the ticket. Terry Adams is facing James … more
Disabled and older voters have encountered the most problems navigating mail-in balloting as they try to avoid going to polling places. In-person voting has been generally smooth so far in the low-turnout runoffs. more
More than 3,000 Texans have died from the coronavirus and counties are preparing for even more deaths by expanding their capacities to store bodies. more
Abbott has repeated that warning multiple times in local television interviews this week. more
The busiest hospitals in Houston are increasingly telling emergency responders they cannot safely accept new patients as hundreds of coronavirus patients crowd emergency rooms, and hospitals scramble to open more intensive care space. more
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