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Columbus PD exposes criminal behaviors

COLUMBUS - The Columbus Police Department wants to change the community's state of mind when it comes to crime and lower the chances of them becoming victims. The Columbus Chamber of Commerce brought back its monthly Lunch & Learn event Wednesday, Sept. 13, and invited Columbus Police Chief W.E. Lat

COLORADO COUNTY CITIZEN - 2017-09-19 17:59:00

Bernie Casey, pro football player turned actor, dies

Lindsey Bahr, Ap Film Writer Updated 12:58 am, Thursday, September 21, 2017 LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned poet, painter and actor known for parts in films such as "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," has died. He was 78. Casey died Tuesday i

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 00:46:00

Wharton County All-Stars raise funds for flood victims

The Wharton County All-Stars celebrated their 10th anniversary fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 16, at Shaw's Bend Social Club off FM 1890 in Columbus. Lisa and Gary Dybala began the group to benefit a special needs athletic team out of Wharton, Matagorda and Colorado counties to compete in local, area an

COLORADO COUNTY CITIZEN - 2017-09-19 18:13:00

I keep my eyes wide open all the time

My 13-year old daughter, Zoe, is playing volleyball again this year. This is her first year on the A-team at St. Michael Catholic School in Weimar. She's played for the past four years and it's a pleasure to see what a talented young athlete she's become. For Zoe, volleyball hasn't always been easy.

COLORADO COUNTY CITIZEN - 2017-09-19 18:18:00

Looking for Seasonal Work at Wal-Mart This Holiday? Keep Looking

(Bloomberg) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. won't be hunting for seasonal workers this holiday season, even as it gears up for a surge of shoppers. Instead, the company is expecting its current staff to add hours and earn more money during the Christmas season -- an approach Wal-Mart says was popular with e

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-20 04:01:00

County's Oldest Structure Faces Adaptive Reuse

The oldest, and one of the most historic structures in Fayette County, John Henry Moore's twin blockhouse, constructed as a defense against Indian attacks about 1830, has undergone some changes since its removal from what's believed to be its original site near the present intersection of Lafayette

FAYETTECOUNTYRECORD.COM - 2017-09-21 16:25:43

LG Alumni Volleyball Team Gives Varsity a Battle

Volleyball has a proud tradition of success at La Grange High School, and that history was on display as the Lady Leps varsity hosted a match against an alumni squad for the first time in recent years Tuesday. And the alumni most definitely came to play. After getting dominated 25-12, 25-10 in the f

FAYETTECOUNTYRECORD.COM - 2017-09-21 16:19:22

"Different Is More" Books Donated to all Area Libraries

Artist Grant Manier loves to share his talent and serve as a role model for young people who live with learning differences. At a very young age, Grant had a passion for paper. He would sort it into piles and play with it. This behavior was likely related to his autism. What many might consider tras

FAYETTECOUNTYRECORD.COM - 2017-09-21 15:55:45

The Latest: Rafael Nadal weighs in on Catalan referendum

MADRID (AP) - The Latest on independence efforts in Spain's Catalonia region (all times local): 3:15 p.m. World No. 1 tennis player Rafael Nadal has spoken out about the planned referendum for Catalan secession from Spain - though he declined to take sides, saying his English skills makes it impossi

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 13:32:00

Visitors Day at Community Bible Study

The Bellville Community Bible Study class will be hosting Visitors Day at Bellville United Methodist Church on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Anyone interested in learning more about the Bible study is welcome to join as the group continues its study of the book of Mark. Childcare is no

SEALY NEWS ONLINES - 2017-09-19 21:10:00

Cross country runs third meet of the season

With the district meet less than a month away, the Sealy Tigers' cross country team is entering the middle of its season with one thing in mind: improvement. Head coach Anthony Branch said that was one of the main things he was looking for heading into the team's third meet of the season at Schulenb

SEALY NEWS ONLINES - 2017-09-19 19:58:00

City council denies variance request

The Sealy City Council inducted a new member, debated its budget and got no feedback on the proposed tax rate last week, but the item that drew the most public interest at the Sept. 12 meeting involved discussion on a variance request for an off-premise sign from a fast food restaurant. After about

SEALY NEWS ONLINES - 2017-09-20 00:40:00

Full slate of events planned for October

The month of activities kicks off with National Night Out, starting at 5 p.m. Oct. 7 at Abe & Ira Levine Family Park. The gathering, hosted by the Sealy Police Department, is an opportunity for neighbors to get to know each other and interact with law enforcement in a social setting, said Capt. Scot

SEALY NEWS ONLINES - 2017-09-20 00:37:00

Citizens, government agencies continue hurricane recovery work

AUSTIN - Help-is-on-the-way announcements from the governor's office came last week as residents of hard-hit counties of the state labored to pull themselves out the watery mire and windblown nightmare of Hurricane Harvey. On Sept. 14, Gov. Greg Abbott spotlighted Texas Department of Transportation

SEALY NEWS ONLINES - 2017-09-19 22:12:00

Be willing to be positive

As I was driving my team around a few weeks ago my son asked me what energy was. I have found my mind is numb to the number and type of questions I get on a daily basis from my kids. However, this question caught my attention because it was not as easy to answer as I initially thought. I stumbled th

SEALY NEWS ONLINES - 2017-09-19 22:05:00

Austin County Fair and Bellville Turnverein Pavilion Restoration Project plan family fun day

The Austin County Fair Association (ACFA) is proud to announce that they are joining with the Bellville Turnverein Pavilion Restoration Project for a Fun Family Sunday at the Fairgrounds on Oct. 29. Previously, the ACFA announced that it would host a Family Fun Day on Sept. 23 following the 5K Stamp

SEALY NEWS ONLINES - 2017-09-19 20:53:00

Carmine News: Hall serving breakfast during Antique Festival

The Antiques Festival has started, so remember to drive carefully. --- Round Top-Carmine JV and varsity volleyball teams play in Burton Friday at 5 p.m. They, along with the junior high team, play in Fayetteville Tuesday at 5 p.m. Jr. High Baseball team plays at Dime Box Monday at 5 p.m. Jr. High an

BRENHAM BANNER-PRESS - 2017-09-21 15:00:00

Sealy superintendent addresses 'reckless' student behavior

Sealy ISD Superintendent Sheryl Moore released the following statement in response to activities that occurred Sept. 15, the morning of the Sealy High School Homecoming game. "Sealy ISD in no way encourages or condones the early morning 'senior parade' that has come to be associated with homecoming.

SEALY NEWS ONLINES - 2017-09-20 23:04:00

San Felipe church continues restoration campaign

Members of the San Felipe United Methodist Church laugh when asked why they're raising funds to renovate their 185-year-old building, rather than just destroying it and starting over. "They'll never demolish this building," says Clara Miller, who, along with about 35 others, faithfully attends worsh

SEALY NEWS ONLINES - 2017-09-20 01:09:00

Sealy Assembly to serve as grand marshal for Austin County Fair

Being the Patriotic Order of the Knights of Columbus, the Sealy Assembly upon formation in 1987, and getting organized with public service programs they could participate in, recognized a challenge to offer their Color Guard to lead the annual Austin County Parade held in October. Their request to t

SEALY NEWS ONLINES - 2017-09-19 20:12:00