First National Bank of Bellville was named to the 2015 edition of the Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America recently released. The bank stood out in all of the primary evaluation categories, including Texas Ratio, Deposit Growth, and Capitalization.
On Wednesday, Aug. 26 at approximately 4 p.m., Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes was advised that a DEA Houston National Guard Counter Drug Program helicopter located a marijuana grow in Austin County. The DEA Program furnished coordinates of the grow to Austin County Narcotics officers and then on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m., Sheriff Brandes, along with a Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Officer, flew over the location and onviewed the area. On Thursday at 2:45 p.m., the Austin County Special Response Team entered the area and found no people tending the grow and no one near the site.
By Johnny Griffin
The Brazos Cougars play an exciting brand of football, but fell just short of their opening game goal in a high-scoring 35-41 loss against Weimar last Friday. “I think it was a good game between two good football teams,” said Brazos Head Football Coach Mike Bonewald. “Each team did a lot of good things and made a few mistakes. In the end, they made a few more good plays than we did.”
Brazos Elementary Students in the Brazos Brigade started the 2015 Football Season with a charge prior to the first home game between Brazos and Weimar on Aug. 28.
The Austin County Fair Association invites you to help them kick off fair festivities at their annual Kick-Off Dance and Shrimp Boil on Saturday, Sept. 26. Shrimp Boil tickets are $30 per person for all you can eat with all the trimmings…sausage, corn and potatoes. Doors open at 6 p.m. for happy hour, and serving begins at 6:30 p.m. Shrimp Boil tickets are available at the Austin County Fair Office, First National Bank of Bellville, or any Fair Association director.
The Austin County Retired Teachers Association will begin the 2015-16 year with a brunch to honor all new county public school retirees. This unit, which is a part of the Texas Retired Teachers Association, is for ALL public school retired employees, not just teachers. The brunch will be held on September 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sens Activity Center, 200 Briar Ridge Dr., in Bellville. Current information will also be given on the WEP Social Security issue and the TRS retirees insurance through TRS-CARE.