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Mosquito-Borne Diseases: What To Know

Getting in touch with the great outdoors can lead to problems from unwanted guests if you’re not careful. Here are a few of the more common illnesses brought about by mosquitos and how to keep their pesky bites at bay.

Agriculture News & Information

Upcoming Public Meeting to Discuss Feral Hogs and Water Quality

The Mill Creek Watershed Partnership is pleased to announce Josh Helcel, Feral Hog Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be providing a Feral Hog presentation at the upcoming quarterly meeting. The public is invited to attend, we will learn about feral hog management and its impact on water quality.  During the meeting, we will also provide updates on current implementation efforts within the Mill Creek Watershed, including water quality testing. 

Legal & Public Notices


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.

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.