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The Austin County, Texas 2019-2020 Proposed Budget At-A-Glance

The Austin County, Texas 2019-2020 Proposed Budget At-A-Glance

Since the 2019-20 Proposed Budget of Austin County was released, we have been working diligently to break it down graphically to help the populace of Austin County have a better view/understanding of the overwhelming list of numerical data. However, we did face some hurdles in an effort to do this. We hope you find this tool helpful in deciphering the proposed budget and an understanding of how your tax dollars are being utilized.

State News

Massive Rains Pound SE Texas, Flooding Causes Gov. Abbot to Declare State of Disaster [VIDEO]

Massive Rains Pound SE Texas, Flooding Causes Gov. Abbot to Declare State of Disaster [VIDEO]

Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster in several counties, including Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Orange and San Jacinto after the remnants of Tropical Depression Imelda unleashed torrential rain Thursday in parts of Southeast Texas.  The floods prompted hundreds of water rescues and road closures as the powerful storm system drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey two years ago.

Science & Technology

Creator Of Global-Warming’s Infamous “Hockey Stick” Chart Loses ‘Climate-Science’ Lawsuit

Creator Of Global-Warming’s Infamous “Hockey Stick” Chart Loses ‘Climate-Science’ Lawsuit

Michael Mann, a climatologist at Penn State University, is the creator of the “hockey stick graph” that appears to show global temperatures taking a noticeable swing upward in the era when humanity has been burning fossil fuels and dumping CO2 into the atmosphere. Dr. Mann lost his case when, to the astonishment of legal experts, he refused to comply with the court direction to hand over and show in open court his R2 regression numbers (the ‘working out’) behind the world-famous ‘hockey stick’ graph. Mann’s iconic hockey stick has been relied upon by the UN’s IPCC and western governments as crucial evidence for the science of ‘man-made global warming.’

Health & Medicine

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!

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