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Surprise: Voters AREN’T More Polarized than Ever, Only Pols and Media Are [VIDEO]

If you listen to the media, we live in the most polarized time since the Civil War. America has sorted into 2 mutual exclusive groups: Democrats & Republicans or liberals & conservatives. And, we agree on absolutely nothing. Without a common culture, the United States is rapidly descending into a war against all and may God have mercy on our souls. Well, not exactly. Americans actually agree with each other on many, if not, most fundamental questions. The polarization that we hear about all the time is largely restricted to political activists and media elites who mistake their own extreme views for the voice of the people. In reality, voters are not more extreme or polarized than in the past. Rather, it is the political parties that have pushed out to the far right and far left and they’re nominating candidates that represent fewer and fewer Americans.

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Walk Across Texas Reports – Week 2

Bellville and Brazos are off and on the go!  This year Brazos ISD has joined the ranks to participate in Walk Across Texas by having 6 adult teams on the south end of the county!! At the end of the 2nd week, several classes are walking full steam ahead in their quest to Walk Across Texas.  To date, the participants and their families have walked 22,505 miles at the end of the 2nd week.  Everyone is cruising right along!

Historic Austin County

On This Day: Remember Goliad! Remember the Alamo! [VIDEO]

April 21st should hold a special place in any Texian’s heart. For it was on this day that the Battle of San Jacinto was fought on April 21, 1836. In what is present-day Harris County, Texas, this was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Led by General Sam Houston, the Texian Army engaged and defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna’s Mexican army in a fight that lasted just 18 minutes.

Legal & Public Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A public hearing concerning the annual compensation of District and County Officers and employees of the 155th Judicial District of Texas, shall be held on August 29th, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. in the Court Room located on the 1st floor of the Austin County Courthouse.