Category Archives: Local News

The NRA Foundation Awards $3,948.00 to the Austin County Sheriff’s Office

The NRA Foundation awarded the Austin County Sheriff’s Office a grant totaling $3,948.090 to fund practice ammunition for deputies.  “We are very excited about receiving funding to purchase practice ammunition” said Austin County Sheriff, Jack Brandes, “and pleased that the NRA is making an investment in our community.”

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Sealy Chamber Hosts Central Texas I-10 Community Alliance “Growth Summit” In Sealy [VIDEO]

The Sealy Chamber of Commerce hosted the I-10 Community Alliance’s “Growth Summit” on Friday March 23, 2018 at the Liedertafel Hall in Sealy, Texas.  The summit was held in order to bring community leaders, businesses and experts in select fields together to discuss places where the area is experiencing current and potential growth.  Among the panelists were experts in the […]

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Austin County GOP Hosts “Breakfast With Lt. Col. Allen West” [VIDEO]

The Austin County Republican Party hosted “Breakfast With Lt. Col. Allen West” yesterday morning at Tony’s Family Restaurant in Sealy, TX. West spoke to the early crowd for close to an hour where he gave his thoughts on the current political climate and gave suggestions for how current GOP members could reach out to others to help the party become more inclusive as well as other topics like the U.S. Military, economy and more.

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Texas House District 13 Candidates Meet In Bellville For 2nd Forum [VIDEO]

The candidates running for Texas House District 13, the position previously held by Leighton Schubert, met on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the Bellville Turnverein.  The candidate fielded a number of questions by the audience ranging from property tax to teacher retirement.  The video is of that meeting in its entirety.

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Phase 2 of Sheriff’s Department Presentation Leads To Possible Solution For Aging Courthouse [VIDEO]

The work on the Austin County Jail is continuing with phase 1 currently being done. Commissioners court was given a presentation of what part 2 of the jail reconstruction would look like. During the presentation, discussion of the aging courthouse came up and the idea of adding additional level(s) to the structure to allow the migration of some areas and duties of the current courthouse to the new structure.

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