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SOMERVILLE CONTINUES CITY ADMINISTRATOR SEARCH

A finalist has been selected for the city administrator’s post in Somerville. City mayor Ken Tharp Jr., however, is not releasing the name of the candidate pending their background check….

CALDWELL SCHOOL BOARD HEARS REPORT ON ELEMENTARY HVAC

Problems with the HVAC systems in the Caldwell Elementary and Intermediate schools may have been solved. At the latest school board meeting, Director of Maintenance Brady Beavers presented the board…

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS LAND LEASES

Leases on land Washington County owns in Tom Green County is on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the county commissioners’ court. The county leases out the land mostly for…

UNEMPLOYMENT UP IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

Washington County’s unemployment rate increased during the month of June, after showing a decline in each of the past two months. The county jobless rate for June was 4.8 percent,…

DWI SUSPECT STEALS DPS CRUISER IN MADISON COUNTY

Authorities say shots were fired Friday night during a pursuit in Madison County, after a DWI suspect reportedly stole a state trooper’s patrol vehicle. According to a Department of Public…

HOT NIGHTS/COOL TUNES TO FEATURE EMERGENCY VEHICLE DISPLAY

The 2017 edition of Hot Nights/Cool Tunes closes out tonight in downtown Brenham with perennial favorite, Suede. This marks the final night of this year’s series of free concerts. Suede…

POPULAR AUSTIN COLUMNIST, JOHN KELSO, DIES AT 73

John Kelso, longtime humor columnist for the Austin American-Statesman, has died in Austin at the age of 73. Kelso, who since 2015 had been battling cancer that cost him his…

BRENHAM TO CONDUCT WATER SYSTEM TESTS

The city of Brenham’s Water Department will begin maintenance to its distribution system beginning next week. The city will be using a different disinfectant for a month. Water system superintendent…

DPS DROPS PLAN TO CHARGE FOR LAB SERVICES

The Texas Department of Public Safety is dropping its plan to charge law enforcement for state crime lab services this fall. The announcement came Friday after Gov. Greg Abbott sent…

TICKETS AVAILABLE MONDAY FOR “BIG STAR TEXAS NIGHT”

Tickets go on sale next week for the “7th Annual Big Star Texas Night” in Burton. Tickets go on sale Monday at Burton State Bank for an evening of dinner…