Category: Bellville News

Chandler Wahrmund Presents Fanthorp Inn’s Legacy at Bellville Historical Society’s February Meeting [VIDEO]

At the Bellville Historical Society’s February Meeting, educator Chandler Wahrmund highlighted the historic Fanthorp Inn in Anderson, Texas, which recently underwent restoration. Dating back 190 years to when Henry Fanthorp married Rachel, the inn served as a vital hub for travelers like Abel Beardsley, whose letters detail life there in the 1850s. Closed for renovations since September, the inn plans a grand reopening in October, offering events like butter churning and celebrations of historical milestones.

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Bellville High School FFA Excels at Cypress Creek Invitational CDEs

Bellville High School FFA’s Forages team clinched 1st place and the Landscape team secured 2nd place at the Cypress Creek Invitational Career Development Events. Individual members also shone with top rankings, including Layne Malinowski’s 2nd place in Landscape and James Schumann’s 4th place in Forages. Their success highlights the FFA’s commitment to agricultural education and excellence.

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Early Voting Begins Tuesday, February 20, 2024: Find Your Voting Place in Austin County, Texas

Early voting begins Tuesday, February 20, 2024 in Austin County, Texas! Exercise your right to vote and make your voice heard at the Austin County Annex on Wendt Street or the W.E. Hill Community Center in Sealy. Check out the sample ballots for all four precincts to prepare for this important election.

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Russell Cashdollar Places 5th with Heavyweight Angus Steer at Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

Russell Cashdollar secures 5th place with his Heavyweight Angus Steer at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, a testament to his dedication and expertise in livestock exhibition. In this fiercely competitive arena, Cashdollar’s achievement highlights the rigorous standards and commitment required to succeed in the world of animal husbandry. His placement not only honors his hard work but also signifies the recognition and potential opportunities that come with excelling at major livestock events.

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Bellville Rallies Around Tracer Kruzel: Community Unites for Benefit Fundraiser

Tracer Kruzel, a member of the Bellville community, was the focal point of a heartwarming display of support during a recent benefit fundraiser. Following a serious work-related accident, residents and local businesses joined forces to raise funds for Tracer’s medical expenses. The event, marked by a strong sense of unity and compassion, exemplified the close-knit bond shared among Bellville’s residents.

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Faith Academy Knights Varsity Basketball Split Games, Look Forward to Final Regular Season Matchup and Regional Tournament

The Varsity Knights had a mixed week, securing a solid win against Still Creek Christian with a score of 45-34 but falling short to Flatonia at 59-31. Players of the week were Josh Stark and Everett Yates for their outstanding contributions on the court. The Knights look forward to their final regular-season game against Shiner on February 13th before heading to the TAIAO Regional Basketball Tournament in Round Rock on February 15th and 16th.

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Bellville FFA Team Excels in Nursery/Landscape Competition at James Madison High School Invitational

Three students with the Bellville FFA, made an impressive mark at the recent Nursery/Landscape competition held at James Madison High School. Layne Malinowski, Levi Malinowski, and Matthew Wybro secured 3rd place as a team, with Layne placing 4th individually, Levi at 7th, and Matthew tying for 10th place. Their success reflects dedication to horticulture and landscaping, emphasizing the excellence of the school’s horticultural program and the Bellville FFA chapter.

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Bellville High School FFA Tractor Tech Team Earns State Contest Berth

The Bellville High School FFA Tractor Tech Team has secured their spot in the highly competitive State contest after an impressive second-place finish at the Texas FFA Area XI Association Tractor Tech Contest. Comprising Donnie Smart, Chaise Richter, and Chase Hardin, this accomplished team demonstrated their expertise in tractor mechanics and agricultural machinery technology. Their upcoming participation in the STATE contest at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in March marks a significant recognition of their dedication and skills in the field.

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Austin County Sheriff’s Office Resolves Firearm Discharge Disturbance in Bellville, Texas

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office responded swiftly to a disturbance call in Bellville, Texas, involving a male suspect discharging a firearm inside a residence. After securing the safety of family members, the Austin County Regional Special Response Team (SRT) and Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT) successfully convinced the suspect, Don Nguyen, to surrender peacefully. Nguyen, aged 24, was taken into custody and now faces charges of Aggravated Assault/Family Violence/with a weapon.

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Bellville High School Students Shine in FCCLA State Competition Qualifiers

Bellville High School celebrates the outstanding achievement of its students qualifying for the FCCLA State Competition. Andie Eckermann, Brily Helms, and the team of Ellena Cano, Briana Orduna, and Natalie Padron have showcased their exceptional skills in Career Investigation, Teach or Train, and Chapter Service Project Display categories, respectively. Their success not only highlights individual excellence but also exemplifies the strong educational values and community spirit fostered at Bellville High.

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Bellville FFA Kicks off CDE Season with Strong Performances in Multiple Competitions

Bellville FFA makes a strong start to their Career Development Events (CDE) season with outstanding performances across multiple competitions. The teams secured impressive rankings in forages, nursery/landscape, and more, with individual members earning high honors. This success highlights the dedication and hard work of Bellville FFA students as they embark on a promising semester of competitions.

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Presenter Dr. Paul Spellman Sheds New Light on Texas Colonization in Lecture at Bellville Historical Society [VIDEO]

At the Bellville Historical Society, Dr. Paul Spellman captivated audiences with his lecture on the “Lively,” a key vessel in Texas colonization. Debunking myths and weaving a narrative based on meticulous research, Spellman illuminated a pivotal chapter in Texas history. The event, blending historical accuracy with engaging storytelling, offered a fresh perspective on the early days of Texas settlement.

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Bellville ISD Receives $200,000 Grant from Moody Foundation for Learner Portfolio Project

Bellville Independent School District (BISD) has secured a significant $200,000 grant from the Moody Foundation to develop an innovative online Learner Portfolio. This project, in line with BISD’s mission, aims to empower students by providing a comprehensive view of their interests, abilities, aspirations, and academic progress. With support from various stakeholders, including local donors and SoftChoice, the portfolio is set to launch in the 2024-2025 school year, enhancing the educational experience for students, parents, and staff in Bellville ISD.

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Bellville Students Shine in Lions Club Contests

The Bellville Chapter of the Lions Club International continues its tradition of honoring outstanding youth in the community through annual contests. This year, Bellville High School students Maddox Carlson and Sophie Martinez have earned recognition in the Lions Club Essay Contest for their essays on Diabetes Prevention and Drug Awareness, respectively. Additionally, Alex Flores has been acknowledged as the Lions Club Outstanding Youth. The Bellville and Austin County Community takes pride in the achievements of these young individuals and looks forward to witnessing their continued success in the Lions Club contests and beyond.

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