Category Archives: News

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…

CHAMBER HOSTS PUBLIC EDUCATION FORUM

  The Washington County Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Public Education Forum today (Friday) at Blinn College.  Brenham Superintendent Dr. Walter Jackson and Burton Superintendent Dr. Edna Kennedy updated…

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…

BLINN TO OFFER WELDING, MACHINING COURSES

Course registration is available at 2910 South Blue Bell Road Blinn College’s A.W. Hodde, Jr. Technical Education Center will offer a general safety course for machinists as well as courses…

CEREMONY MARKS MILESTONE IN RELLIS CONSTRUCTION

Officials from Blinn College and Vaughn Construction have celebrtated a major milestone in the construction of Blinn’s new academic facility at the RELLIS Campus in Brazos County. The final steel…