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Septic System Workshop for Homeowners - Postponed Until Further Notice

Over the weekend I was notified of the son of one of our previously reported cases is now positive. This is #22, a male in his 10s west of Sealy. We expect this sort of transmission. Today I was notified of 2 more. #23 is a male in his 20s in the Wallis area. #24 is a male in 30s in Sealy. We still need to limit our travel and our interaction. Be careful about keeping clean and being healthy. So far none of our cases have required hospitalization and no deaths. Keep doing what you're doing, keep supporting the local businesses. And even if it's just say a prayer, keep in mind those who keep us safe and keep us free.

Starting Friday May 1, 2020, county buildings will be reopened to the public.  Each elected official may choose to keep their office closed or limit access in order to monitor the number of people entering their office at any given time.  Please call the office you have business with before visiting the building.  Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.




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COVID 19 Update 04.22.2020

We are still at 12 positive cases of residents of Austin County. According to the state, 7 of those are considered Recovered. Bellville Medical Center is continuing to test. To date, they have tested 173 with 8 of those positive and 9 pending.  The drive thru testing has been confirmed for Austin County this Sunday. If you believe you have symptoms of Covid 19, you can register to be tested online or by phone at TXCovidTest.org or 512-883-2400. Tests are conducted by appointment only. Please pass this information to all those who may need it.You will have to preregister for the test online or by phone and be symptomatic at the time of testing. Keep up the good work. - Tim Lapham, County Judge


Combined Community Action wants to help!!  What do you need during the COVID-19 crisis?  How can they help?  If you live in Austin County, they want to hear from you!  Please take a moment to answer this very brief survey to help them help you!  Click Here

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Orders to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19 in Texas

Judge Lapham Issues Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency

The greatest precaution we can all take from the Covid 19 is to stay home if you are sick. If you have symptoms, stay away from older people, especially those who have respiratory issues already. You CAN NOT get Covid 19 over the phone! Call your friends and relatives to check on them, you don't have to cut yourself off from society, but use common sense. Call Grandma and Grandpa, tell them you are ok. That will ease their mind as well. If you're sick, don't spread it around. If you have symptoms such as fever and chest pain with a cough, call your doctor. If you have Teledoc or a vitrual doctor service with your insurance, use it. Don't go to the hospital and get others sick. While the weather is nice, go outside and get some fresh air and some sun. The most important thing you can do for yourself and your family is not to panic. Even if you do contract Covid 19, most likely you will recover. Some may never know they have it. Light cases can appear similar to allergies which are rampant this time of year as well. Stay clean, wash your hands and don't put your fingers in your mouth or around your face. And if you cough, don't cough on everyone and everything! It's really no different than the precautions you should take to prevent getting the flu. Those with XM radios in their vehicles, listen to Channel 121. It's supposed to work even if your subscription isn't current. It's the Docs from NYU. They provide current and straightforward information without all the hype. We will get thru this together.

Tim Lapham


March 03, 2020 Primary Election Information

Burn Ban Has Been Lifted



Grant Engineering Services: Public Notice 
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