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Three New Crew Members Arrive at International Space Station

Three new crew members arrived at the International Space Station which marks the first long-term increase in crew size on the U.S. segment from three to four, allowing NASA to maximize time dedicated to research. Highlights of upcoming investigations include demonstrating the benefits of manufacturing fiber optic filaments in a microgravity environment, a new study looking to slow or reverse muscle atrophy in astronauts during spaceflight, and exploring the ability of a synthetic bone material that adheres bone to metal within minutes to accelerate bone repair.

Health & Medicine

Is Sitting Really ‘The New Smoking?’

“Sitting is the new smoking” has been the latest health-related catchphrase, but it turns out that it’s not that simple. Although we all know that too much inactivity can be bad for us, the causes (and the solutions) aren’t as simple as they are with tobacco.

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.

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.