Category Archives: News

CONGRESSMAN MCCAUL PRAISES SUPREME COURT HOBBY LOBBY DECISION

District 10 U.S. Congressman Michael McCaul is praising today’s (Monday’s) U.S. Supreme Court decision that any corporation, including the Hobby Lobby, does not have to provide contraception insurance to its…

MUCH OF THE AUSTIN COUNTY JAIL CLOSES DUE TO STAFFING

Officials with the Austin County Sheriff’s office say they have had to closed down much of the county jail and send prisoners to Fort Bend County due to a staffing…

COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS ECONOMIC PLAN

Washington County Judge John Brieden says several new industrial businesses have either expanded or moved their operations to the county in the past year and the County Commissioners are looking…

SUNDAY HOUSE BURGLARY

A man living in the 900 block of Hasskarl says he lost nearly $3300 worth of items during a burglary Sunday afternoon and evening. The resident told police that he…

INDUSTRY BANCSHARES ACQUIRES BANK OF BRENHAM

Industry Bancshare’s announced this weekend that they acquired the Bank of Brenham on May 22nd. Gene Menn, President of Industry Bancshares Incorporated  said it was a ‘no brainer’ decision. The…

CONGRESSMAN MCCAUL CALLS FOR IMMIGRATION CRISIS ACTION

District 10 U.S. Congressman Michael McCaul continued his calls for stronger action in sealing the border with Mexico. The local congressional representative appeared on CBS’ Face the Nation Sunday to…

CELEBRATIONS ALL OVER FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY THIS WEEK

What a glorious week is in store for us!  Of course, the birth of a nation that became the world’s greatest super power, while guaranteeing personal freedom is cause for…

BLINN COLLEGE: LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD INSTRUCTORS

Blinn College is looking for exceptional instructors for the fall semester. In response to rapid enrollment growth, Blinn will hold a faculty hiring fair from 9am to noon, Saturday, July…

NAVASOTA MAN SENTENCED FOR KILLING ‘BEST FRIEND’

A 29-year old Navasota man will spend the next ten years in prison after a Brazos County jury found him guilty of killing ‘his best friend’ in a rural bar…

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION TO BE HONORED

Washington County Judge John Brieden says that while the county is a ‘gold mine’ of history, that history needs to be recorded, managed and preserved. For the past 20 years…