Category Archives: Local News

Report Shows Austin County Jail Needs Over $2 Million In Repairs, Renovations, and Improvements [VIDEO] [UPDATED]

While many in the county are still reeling over the increases in the tax burden they are facing, it may only be the start of their pain.  Tuesdays special commissioner’s court meeting was held to give the results of the findings that Burns Architecture, LLC found concerning Austin County’s Jail.  The jail has been the source of much expense for Austin County in the past but, if the presentation is any indication, then the financial costs to the county and its taxpayers is going to be substantial. 

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Residents Along Brazos River, San Bernard River And Mill Creek Ordered To Evacuate

Brazos River, San Bernard River and Mill Creek residents living along low areas along these water ways need to evacuate to higher areas. The Brazos is predicted to crest at 128.3 feet by Monday at 11PM. That is six feet higher than the flood of 2016. Mill Creek is predicted to crest at 21 feet Monday at 11PM. The San Bernard is predicted to reach record flood levels. Flood levels in all three water ways will remain until Friday.

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Abbott Calls Preemptive “State Of Disaster” for 30 Counties Including Austin County For Expected Flooding

Governor Greg Abbott has called a preemptive state of disaster for 30 counties in Texas, with Austin County being included in the list.  The disaster was called because the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center are expecting Tropical Depression Harvey to intensify in the coming days causing severe flooding, storm surges and damaging winds. 

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