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STATE LEGISLATORS APPROVE ACADEMIC ACCOUNTABILITY CHANGE

The Texas Legislature has approved an overhaul of the academic accountability rating system that issues schools and school districts A to F letter grades. The grading scale passed last session,…

THREE INMATES ESCAPE FROM BRYAN DETENTION CENTER

Three female inmates have walked away from the Federal Prison Camp in Bryan. Authorities say the three, identified as: Edith Lara, Ysenia Frausto, and Brenda Rosas, were discovered missing around…

VETERANS TO BE HONORED TODAY IN BRENHAM/CHAPPELL HILL

United States military members and veterans will be honored during the annual Memorial Day Service, Monday at Fireman’s Park. The event is sponsored by the Washington County Veterans association, which…

MISSING BOY FOUND SAFE IN SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL FOREST

Officials confirmed a missing 3-year-old boy has been found safe on Sunday afternoon in Sam Houston National Forest. The boy, identified by authorities only by his first name, Ezra, went…

GAS PRICES UP A PENNY

The statewide gas price in Texas rose a penny this past week to $2.19 a gallon of regular unleaded fuel According to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch, that price…

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS RAILROAD OFFER

Washington County commissioners will consider an agreement with the railroad over damages to a county road when they meet Tuesday morning. The commissioners court will consider an agreement with Burlington-Northern-Santa…

McCAUL OPPOSED TO LAKE LEASES

The office of U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul says the congressman is concerned with the petroleum lease auction of federal property on Lake Somerville. McCaul’s office says he has contacted the…

ENERGY EFFICIENT PRODUCTS TAX FREE OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

It’s a tax free weekend for energy-efficient products in the state of Texas. You can also buy products to conserve water tax-free as well. The State of Texas passed a…

SEVEN PEOPLE SENTENCED IN DISTRICT COURT

Seven people pled guilty in District Court this week and were sentenced by Judge Reva Towslee Corbett. Britney Winkelmann, 40 of Brenham had her probation adjudicated and was sentenced to…

BRENHAM ISD TO HOST SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM AT ALTON ELEMENTARY

Brenham ISD will be taking the health of their students in to focus as the summer holiday approaches. The district will be hosting a summer program to ensure students of…