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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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All 7 Texas Constitutional Amendments Pass, Less Than 5% In Austin County Voted

All 7 of the proposed Texas Constitutional Amendments passed yesterday in the Texas Election.  The Texas Tribune stated that state-wide voter turnout took a nose-dive with only around 5 percent of the states registered voters showing up to vote.  Here in Austin County our voter turnout was right in line with a paltry 4.67% of registered voters showing up to vote.

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