CHAMBER CHAT – February 2019                                               B. Halfin  01/27/19

Wallis Chamber Member GHSA (Greater Houston Soaring Association) – Glider Port had a significant theft on January 16th and need assistance to nab these crooks. The items stolen were a 2018 Kawasaki Mule Pro FXT Ranch Edition UTV, a 2018 Big Tex 18ft trailer with a unique deck stained a medium dark brown, plus a 2014 Miller Bobcat 250 welder/generator with only about 55 hours on it.  The GHSA is offering a $1,000 Reward for information leading to the return of these items.  Please contact Austin County Crime Stoppers at 979-865-2949 with any tips concerning this incident or any crimes.

It’s unfortunate, but there’s a criminal element most everywhere including the Wallis area.  Please take precautions to avoid you or a neighbor becoming a victim.  Call and report suspicious activities or questionable circumstances to the Wallis Police Dept. (979) 478-7111 or Austin County Sherriff Dispatch (979) 865-3111.  For dangerous or emergency situations don’t hesitate to Dial 911.

We all have a role in keeping the community safe and healthy, take actions to report situations.  It’s my view, if you see or know of illegal or bad behavior and do nothing about it, then you’ve approved of it.  Let’s all work together to keep Wallis and our surrounding community SAFE!!

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February 1st 1-4 pm Chili Cook Off Fundraiser for American Heart Association – GO RED FOR WOMEN & Blood Drive.  Entry $25 ~ FREE to attend ~ Sample Chili ~ Donations Accepted ~ Womens Healthy Talk ~ Live Entertainment. Contact: Janet Brown 832-716-5397 Heritage Park Nursing and Rehab 6001 George Bush Drive Katy, Texas 77493
Info Source: / 832-600-3221

February 2nd MARKET DAY- Around the Square 9 am-4 pm & Bellville Farmers Market – Under the Jim Bishop Pavilion at Chesley Park 9 am-12 pm
Info: 979-865-3407 /

Austin County Expo Center, Bellville ~ Gaming Tables ~ Sponsorships Available ~ Silent Auction 979-27-0088 /   *Serving Austin, Colorado, Waller & Washington Counties
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February 5 & 6 Tuesday & Wednesday The KENNY Store ~ KENNY Concert Series ~ MO PITNEY
Info Source: / (979) 885-3222 /

February 6th 8 am-10 am Seabourne Monthly Bird Hike Contact: Margo McDowell 281-633-7033  Seabourne Creek Nature Park 3831 Texas 36 South Rosenberg, Texas 77471 [Across from Fort Bend County Fairgrounds – Turn at the Texas Coastal Birding Trail]  Hikes led by Coastal Prairie Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists.  Meet at 8am in the parking lot ~ FREE ~ Open to all ages & birder levels.
Info Source: / 832-600-3221

February 8th  Friday 7 pm-10 pm **SAVE THE TURNVEREIN PAVILION** ~ Easy Money Band
966 E Main St. Bellville, Texas  TICKETS: $15 Advance/$20 Door ~ $3 Beer/$5 Wine ~ Dancing
Tickets available at First Nation Bank / Austin County Bank / Bellville Chamber of Commerce
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February 16th Saturday 8pm-11:30pm PUBLIC DANCE ~ Wallis American Legion Hall “Texas Legacy Band” Doors Open at 7pm ~ Cash Bar & $2 Set-Ups ~ Admission $10 Contact:: John Kopecky: 979-398-0734
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February 16th Saturday 11am-11:55pm Austin County GO TEXAN Dance & Auction
Austin County Fair Convention & Expo Center 1076 E Hill, Bellville, Texas 77418
Dominos 11am ~ Horseshoes 1pm ~ Washer & Bean Bags after ~ Dance & Auction 7:30pm-Midnight
Info Source:  / (979) 885-3222 /

February 19th  Tuesday The KENNY Store ~ KENNY Concert Series ~ BJ BARHAM
Info Source:  / (979) 885-3222 /

February 21st  Thursday  Friends of BLUEBONNET Opry Present  Neil Kulhanek ~ Abigail Taylor ~ Vicki Wehmeyer  Doors Open at 5:30pm & Show at 7:30pm $7.00 Proceeds Benefit Hospice Brazos Valley ~ Silver Wings Ballroom 4100 Highway 105 Brenham,TX
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February 22nd  Friday *SAVE THE DATE * Sealy Chamber Annual Banquet HAWAIIAN LUAU
Info Source:   / (979 885-3222 /

February 23rd  Saturday 6pm-9pm Texas Bluegrass Music Show & Jam
Coushatte Recreational Ranch 2812 Nelius Rd, Bellville, Texas 77418
FREE Admission ~ Good Family Event ~ No Alcohol ~ Contact Info: Colee (936) 697-5949
Info Source:  / (979) 885-3222 /

February 24th Sunday 7:30pm-11:55 Austin County GO TEXAN Salt Grass Trail Ride Dance
Austin County Fair Convention & Expo Center 1076 E Hill, Bellville, Texas 77418
Entertainment ~ Music ~ Dancing ~ Contact Information: Todd Newnan (979) 627-5727
Info Source:    / (979 885-3222 /

Every Saturday 11am-3pm ~  Austin County Jail Museum Historic Jail Tours
Special appointment/tours available ~ 36 South Bell, Bellville, Texas 713-385-7141 or  979-877-8814
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Helping One Another – Meals On Wheels – HOA Incorporated of Austin County 915 Frydek Rd. Sealy, Texas 77474  **Volunteers Welcomed to fill Monday thru Friday routes! Office (979) 885-4188 / Email
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