Local News

The 2017 Bellville City Council Candidate Forum [VIDEO]

The 2017 Bellville City Council Candidate Forum was held Wednesday April 26, 2017 at 7 pm at the Cielito Lindo Restaurant II in Bellville. The forum allowed the citizens of Sealy the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates and hear what their vision for Bellville’s future would be as well as what they would like to see accomplished. The forum was jointly hosted by the Bellville Chamber of Commerce and Austin County News Online.com. The forum began with introductions and quickly moved to questions submitted by those in attendance.

National News

Caught On Tape: U.S. Security Contractors Open Fire On Somali Pirates [VIDEO]

For years Somali pirates were able to easily board ships and hold their crew for ransom, at times even going so far as to torture or kill hostages until their demands were met. But, as the following video shows, it looks like the pirate business has gotten significantly more dangerous for maritime criminals who are often under-equipped and travelling in speed boats.

Business & Economy

Trump Just Imposed a New Tax on Lumber

There are a lot of news reports today about Trump’s decision to impose stiff tariffs on American companies (home builders) who buy Canadian lumber. But, it is more accurate to report that Trump has just slapped stiff 20% tariffs (lumber taxes) on the American people, not Canada.

Politics

Science & Technology

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.