Category: Local News

Early Morning Pursuit in Austin County Involving Armed Suspects Ends in Crash

In the early morning of June 7, 2024, Austin County Sheriff’s deputies encountered a group of armed men attempting to steal a truck on Tiemann Road. A pursuit ensued, leading to a crash on New Bremen Road, but the suspects were able to evade capture. The Austin County Sheriff’s Office urges residents to secure their vehicles and report any suspicious activity immediately.

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Bellville PD and Austin County SO Arrest Travis Gilliam

Travis Gilliam was arrested by Bellville PD and Austin County SO for multiple outstanding warrants, including assault and burglary charges stemming from recent break-ins at local businesses. Gilliam, apprehended during a joint operation, faces charges ranging from Assault Family Violence to Burglary of a Building, following incidents at Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy and the Texaco Food Court. The arrest follows public assistance sought by Bellville PD, leading to Gilliam’s identification and subsequent booking into Austin County Jail.

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Austin County ESD No. 2 Junior Firefighters Kick Off ‘Project Cool’ To Help Seniors With No Working A/C

The scorching Texas summer is no match for the Austin County ESD No. 2 Junior Firefighters Program as they launch ‘Project Cool,’ an initiative to collect fans for those in need. Community members can contribute by donating 20-inch box fans in new or like-new condition at Sealy Fire Station 1 until May 31, 2024. Join in the effort to ensure a safer and more comfortable summer for everyone in the community.

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