Category Archives: News

BLINN APPROVES LEASES FOR RELLIS CAMPUS

Board adopts a 2017 Washington County tax rate of $0.0601 per $100 valuation The Blinn College Board of Trustees approved two proposed leases between Blinn College and The Texas A&M…

BLINN ENROLLS 18,977 FOR FALL SEMESTER

  Despite the challenges presented by Hurricane Harvey during the final week of registration, the Blinn College District enrolled 18,977 students for the Fall 2017 semester. Blinn’s district-wide enrollment includes…

COUNTRY CREATIONS WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR

COUNTRY CREATIONS AWARD WINNERS Award Name Adult/Golden Age High Premium Exhibitor Deborah Hupe Youth High Premium Exhibitor Kennedy Ashorn Total Exhibitors 658 Total Exhibits 1,732 Adult-Grand Champion Baked – Cakes…

BRENHAM WOMAN CHARGED IN KNIFE ATTACK

A Brenham woman faces charges after her arrest by Washington County Sheriff’s deputies. 24-year old Amanda Rochelle Phoenix of Brenham is being held in the Washington County Jail after her…

WASHINGTON COUNTY VETERANS SECURE THE LAST F111A AIRCRAFT

After over 2 years of effort, the Washington County Veterans Association has succeeded in obtaining the last F-111A aircraft in the Air Force inventory.  Representatives from the Veterans Association and…

LENGTHY AGENDA AT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING

Washington County Commissioners had a lengthy agenda at their meeting this (Tuesday) morning. Commissioners accepted a $49,000 grant for the Sheriff’s Office.  The grant will be used to purchase Active…

THREE PEOPLE SPEAK AT PUBLIC HEARING ON COUNTY BUDGET

Three people spoke this morning during the public hearing on the county budget.  Local funeral home director Clarence Gerke stated that he took issue with the county removing funding for…

STRAUSS CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF CONTROVERSIAL PLAQUE

Texas House Speaker Joe Strauss is asking members of the Texas State Preservation Board to remove a plaque at the State Capitol that he says “distorts the history of the…

LIVESTOCK MOVING IN TODAY–TEJANO MUSIC TONIGHT AT WC FAIR

Admission is free today to the 2017 Washington County Fair.  It is also Tejano Night at the Fairgrounds in Brenham. The Country Creations Building opened up at 10:00 this morning….

SCHOOL BOARD HONORS TWO FOR HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF EFFORTS

The Brenham School Board recognized two people for their efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  Alton Elementary teacher Kaylee Roznovsky and Blake Brannon with Premier Metal Buyers were honored…