Category: Local 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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Multiple Fire Departments Respond to Intense Structure Fire in Sealy, Texas

Multiple fire departments converged in Sealy, Texas, joining forces to battle a fierce structure fire at 220 Howard. The fire, classified as a “working structure fire,” demanded a concerted effort from the Bellville Volunteer Fire Department, Cat Spring Volunteer Fire Department, and San Felipe/Frydek Fire Department. Despite the challenging circumstances, no injuries were reported, thanks to the coordinated response of the emergency services teams.

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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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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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