Posted on December 13th, 2012
Brazos Elementary will be hosting their first pajama clad movie day extravaganza during school hours on December 20, 2012; kickoff will be at 8:30 a.m. This is an early release day for students. Students, parents, and teachers are free to wear their school appropriate pajamas for the event. We will have a special holiday reading, caroling, and Santa visit to commemorate the holiday season followed by the movie: The Polar Express. The event will take place in the Brazos Elementary gym. Students will follow their regular lunch schedule, hence, snacks will not be allowed at the event. Feel free to bring blankets and pillows. We look forward to seeing everyone there! Happy holidays from BES!
Posted on November 1st, 2012
Brazos Cougarettes will play the Lago Vista Lady Vikings at Giddings High School Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in the second round of volleyball playoffs.
Posted on October 31st, 2012
Early voting for the Nov. 6 general election began Oct. 22 and will last through Nov. 2.
The Austin County Election Department, 804 E Wendt St. in Bellville, is open for early voting from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, Nov. 2.
On Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Precinct 4 polling locations are: Pct. 415 – Wallis Knights of Columbus Hall, 703 Columbus Road in Wallis; Pct. 416 – Sealy American Legion Post 442 (Kitchen), 1630 Meyer St. in Sealy; Pct. 417 – San Felipe Fire Station (Meeting Room), 15023 FM 1458N in San Felipe; and Pct. 418 – Frydek Confraternity Christian Doctrine Building, 10471 Grotto Rd., Sealy.
In addition to the Federal and State races in the general election, there are several Austin County offices on the ballot, but only one Austin County contested race. The County Tax Assessor-Collector race is between incumbent Janice Kokemor and challenger Marcus A. Pena. Other county offices on the ballot include: Sheriff, Jack Brandes is unopposed; County Treasurer, Unexpired term, Laura Kaye is unopposed; and Constable, Precinct 4, James Clark is unopposed.
A complete list of Austin County polling locations and sample ballots is available at www.austincounty.com.
Posted on September 28th, 2012
Child Safety Seat Checkup Event scheduled for October 3, 2012 from 10 am to 1 pm in the parking lot of Lowe’s Super S Foods in East Bernard. The child must be present in order to be eligible for a seat inspection. The child’ weight and height is vital information to properly fit a child to the correct safety seat.
This event is sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension – Wharton County, Gulf Coast Medical Foundation, The East Bernard Health Ministry/First United Methodist Church – East Bernard, and Texas Department of Transportation Passenger Safety.
If you have any questions, please call Lynn at 979-532-3310 or 979-532-3371.
Posted on September 17th, 2012
Posted on September 11th, 2012
Future Fair Queens: It’s not too late for your chance at some big scholarship money! Friday is the deadline to sign up for the Austin County Fair Queen’s Contest- please call the fair office at 979-865-5995 or go to austincountyfair.com for an application!
Posted on July 13th, 2012
A huge variety of useful and unique items await the smart shoppers who will be attending the annual Arts and Crafts Show at the American Legion Hall in Wallis this Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15. Hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Patrons can browse at their leisure in the air-conditioned comfort of the hall. Some of the many items offered are aprons, bags, candles, crosses, canned good, bird houses and feeders, dessert stands, soaps, lotions, crochet items, various baby items, beaded jewelry, plant and bottle beads, children’s dresses, pajamas and chairs, stuffed animals, floral, scroll work and more.
Shop for yourself or choose a gift for a special occasion. Admission is $1 per person each day and door prizes will be awarded hourly.
Delicious hamburgers, nachos and drinks will be sold by the American Legion and pastries by the Legion Auxiliary.
If you have been here before, come again and bring others. If you haven’t been, come see what a great show this is.
Posted on July 13th, 2012
WNR photos by Joanie Griffin
A Fallen Soldier’s Battle Cross stands in the shadow of the American Flag.
On July 11-15 the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will be displayed in El Campo at Wyatt Elementary.
The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall passed through Wharton County with several recognition and honor stops on the way July 10.
On July 11, the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will be set up at Myatt Elementary at 501 W. Webb and Blossom Meyer in El Campo. Public viewing will be available from 4-9 p.m. on July 11. The Wall will remain through July 15 with public viewing from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. TAPS will be sounded each evening at 9 p.m.
On July 13, from 9 a.m. until noon there will be a salute and reunion for World War II veterans. Veterans will be honored with a ceremony and a reception to follow at the Veterans Hospitality Tent. All are invited to attend.
Posted on July 13th, 2012
Sealybration brings family fun, outdoor entertainment and great live music to the BP&W Park, 1008 Main St. in Sealy this weekend.
This patriotic-themed event unites the local community and surrounding areas by promoting a family-filled weekend and showcasing our patriotism by portraying the beloved Red, White and Blue from Friday, July 13 through Sunday, July 15. It is sponsored by the Sealy Community Foundation, a local non-profit organization whose mission is serving as a voice for all non-profits with intent to advance education and charity.
This energetic weekend encompasses some of those “not to miss” activities which require lots of participation. This is the time to get some sun while having fun.
Posted on July 12th, 2012
Fun Fest 2012 (formerly the Wallis Oldtime Fun Festival) will be held at the Wallis American Legion grounds on Saturday, July 28.
Once again exciting events have been planned. There will be rides and games for the kids, a children’s raffle, and a magic show beginning at 11 a.m. A BBQ Cook-off, pie in the face contest (with City Officials participating), dunking booth, paintball shoot, and more will continue throughout the day.
Hamburgers with all the trimmings, sausage in a boat and nachos will be served throughout the day beginning at 11 a.m. A Country Store/Cake Walk will be held inside, while snow cones, funnel cakes, cotton candy, lemonade and much more will be available outside. Music will be provided throughout the day.
For info on booth space contact Lori King at 979-257-9834 and for more information on the BBQ Cook-off contact Gary Korenek at 832-671-3737. A live auction will be held inside the air-conditioned hall, starting at 1 p.m.
If anyone has any questions, wishes to volunteer to work or would like to make a donation to the auction, please call 979-885-9716 or visit the website at www.wallischamber.com.
Proceeds from the Fun Fest go toward scholarships awarded to Brazos High School graduating seniors and the Community Playground Equipment Fund.
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