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Burglars apprehended in Austin County

Two burglars are in jail after being spotted by an Austin County deputy sheriff last week. Deputy Sheriff D. Duron was on patrol on Jan. 2 when he saw a suspicious vehicle at a residence in the Oak Hill Community west of Bellville. When he approached the residence, two men ran from the area.


Houstonian claims $12.5M Lotto Texas jackpot

HOUSTON — A Houston resident claimed a big $12.5 million jackpot for the Jan. 12 drawing, according to the Texas Lottery. The cash value option was selected at the time of purchase, so the winner will receive $8,550,384.24.


Austin County Makes Plans for New Justice Center

BELLVILLE, Texas — Austin County’s planned justice center, which will include an EMS station and jail, will reportedly begin its design phase in February with construction to start in about a year, according to The Sealy News.


East Texas teachers react to proposed $5,000 pay increase

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A bill in the Texas Senate is proposing a big pay increase for Texas teachers. If passed, Senate Bill 3 would give every full-time teacher a $5,000 pay raise.


Finally! Acclaimed Brenham barbecue joint's Houston location sets opening date

Houston’s almost two-year wait for Truth Barbeque has come to an end. The acclaimed Brenham barbecue joint announced it will open its Houston location at 11 am on Saturday, January 19.


Rattlers drop two ahead of district

Preparation for District 26-4A competition is now complete, as the Navasota Rattlers finished non-district play under new head coach Christopher Randolph with a 6-10 record. Rattlers are set to tip-off district play hosting Bellville at 7:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, and Smithville at the same time Tues


ACC Chorale Prepares Broadway Concert

The Austin County Civic Chorale will begin rehearsals on Thursday, January 17, 2019 for their Spring performances titled Broadway Classics. Rehearsals are held in Bellville at the Sens Activity Center at 200 Briar Ridge Dr, at 7 p.m. No auditions are required, just a love of singing and a willingnes


Brenham man gets 10 years for drug-related charges

A 27-year-old Brenham man has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison for two drug convictions. Terrence Wayne Burns Sr., who last July pleaded guilty to two counts of manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance (less than 4 grams, a second-degree felony), was sentenced in district court


Texas plant manager killed in stabbing attack, worker sought

BROOKSHIRE, Texas (AP) — Deputies are searching for a contract worker who fled after a stabbing attack at a Houston-area steel fabrication company left the plant manager dead and another employee wounded.


5 things to do in the Katy area this weekend, Jan. 18-20

Jan. 19-20 Watch international gymnasts compete. Katy’s Champion Gymnastics-Texas is hosting the RD761 National Gymnastics Invitational at the Leonard E. Merrell Center. Gymnasts from Australia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan and the United States will compete for the Men’s Jr. International


Missing Melcher-Dallas teen found in Texas

Police investigators in south Texas have found a missing Iowa teenager on Friday. According to a release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Liberty "Libby" Boley was found Friday morning in south Texas; she was unharmed.


Video: Burglar suspects caught on surveillance causally walking through Katy home

CINCO RANCH, Texas — Deputies need the public's help identifying two guys who were caught on surveillance cameras stealing things from a home in Katy. The Harris County Precinct 5 Office said on Dec. 4 a neighbor saw two men loading items in a vehicle parked in front of the victim's driveway in the


Blinn College chancellor injured during trip overseas

BRENHAM, Tex. (KBTX)- Blinn College Chancellor Dr. Mary Hensley remains in New Zealand after suffering a serious injury over the holiday break. It was brought up at Tuesday’s board meeting that Dr. Hensley fell and broke her shoulder during the trip, according to KWHI 1280AM in Brenham.


Superintendent emphasizes ‘nothing happened’

After a whirlwind of a 48-hour time span in which accusations were made, threats were posted and students were yanked out of their Sealy ISD classes by panicked parents, one thing that is known was emphasized by Sealy Superintendent Sheryl Moore: “Nothing happened.”


UBreakiFix opens shop in Katy area

Electronics repair store uBreakiFix opened a new store Dec. 7 at 19859 Katy Freeway, Ste. C, Houston, according to a press release. The brand offers same-day software and hardware repair services on smartphones, game consoles, tablets, computers, drones and hoverboards. It also offers free diagnosti


Man breaks leg after scaffolding collapses at new Katy ISD high school

KATY, Texas — A man was taken to the hospital by Life Flight after a scaffolding accident at a construction site in Katy, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. Major Chad Norvell said the man fell 25 feet when the scaffolding collapsed.


Central Texas Teen who killed boy, 15, sentenced to prison

BELTON, Texas (KWTX) A Bell County teenager was sentenced Wednesday to serve a 45-year prison term after he pleaded guilty to the 2017 murder of a 15-year-old Temple boy. Judge Fancy Jezek, in Belton’s 426th District Court, sentenced Edgar Lopez-Benitez, 17, to serve 45 years for the death of Andrew


Three Navasota men charged after leading officials on two-county chase

Three Navasota men were arrested this week after police say they led officials from several agencies on a high-speed chase and trek through the woods. According to Navasota police, officers were called Monday afternoon by a person who reported being chased by a white car. Police attempted to stop th


City council to consider animal ordinance

An animal ordinance that includes significant changes to the city of Brenham's regulations will be considered Thursday by council members. The council will meet at 1 p.m. in City Hall, 200 W. Vulcan.


New superintendent not new to Katy ISD

KATY, Texas (FOX 26) — If the Katy Independent School District was a ship, it would be difficult to turn it around. It's that big, but the new boss has no intention of changing course.