Category Archives: Local News

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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Tornado Touchdown In Sealy Brings I-10 To A Standstill and Damage In Its Wake [VIDEO]

Interstate 10 was brought to a standstill Tuesday Night as a tornado touched down in Sealy, TX. Power continues to be out to much of Sealy but, lineman are working to restore it. The twister caused power lines to be down across I-10 blocking both sides of the interstate, bringing it to a standstill. Austin County and Sealy Emergency responders worked tirelessly through the night.

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The 2017 Bellville City Council Candidate Forum [VIDEO]

The 2017 Bellville City Council Candidate Forum was held Wednesday April 26, 2017 at 7 pm at the Cielito Lindo Restaurant II in Bellville. The forum allowed the citizens of Bellville the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates and hear what their vision for Bellville’s future would be as well as what they would like to see accomplished. The forum was jointly hosted by the Bellville Chamber of Commerce and Austin County News Online.com. The forum began with introductions and quickly moved to questions submitted by those in attendance.

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