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Austin County Enacts Burn Ban at Commissioners Court

Austin County Enacts Burn Ban at Commissioners Court

A burn ban was enacted at today’s commissioners court. Although no fires have broken out in the county so far the current dry spell that Austin County has been going through was enough for the 4 commissioner court to decide to declare a burn ban in the interest of safety throughout the county.

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Frustrated Judges Slam “Complicated” Obamacare Mess

Frustrated Judges Slam “Complicated” Obamacare Mess

The Trump Administration is backing 19 Republican-controlled states, including Texas, in a lawsuit that they hope will eventually prompt the Supreme Court to invalidate the entire Obamacare law – something it declined to do back in 2012, when Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court’s liberals to preserve it.

Lifestyles

Down Home Dining

Down Home Dining: Episode 2 – The Backdrop Events

In the second episode of our new series, Down Home Dining, we were in Sealy, TX at The Backdrop Events to sample some Cajun cuisine! The Backdrop Event’s owner, Monique Watkins is not only a great cook but, she can host some out of this world events for you at her location!

Agriculture News & Information

Midwest Farm Loan Repayment Issues Hit Highest Level Since 1999

Midwest Farm Loan Repayment Issues Hit Highest Level Since 1999

A new farm survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on Thursday detailed farm loans at Midwest banks are having the most repayment difficulties in 20 years. Following six years of falling farm income and rising debt levels, and the recent addition of record floods across the Farm Belt and the trade war between the US and China, a farm crisis on par to the 1980s could be imminent.

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