Category Archives: News

SHERIFF’S OFFICE REQUESTING NEW VEHICLES

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office will be getting some new vehicles if they are approved by the County Commissioners Tuesday. On the agenda for Tuesday morning’s Washington County Commissioners meeting is…

LEIGHTON SCHUBERT HOSTING MEETING FOR RETIRED TEACHERS

State Representative Leighton Schubert from Caldwell will be hosting a meeting for retired teachers across House District 13 later this month. Schubert and Merita Zoga, Director of Governmental Relations for…

EMILY HARMEL CROWNED BURTON HOMECOMING QUEEN

Emily Harmel was crowned Homecoming Queen for Burton High School at halftime of the Panther’s game last (Friday) night. The other Burton Homecoming Queen candidates included seniors Hailey Blakey, Calley…

RECORDS BROKEN AT AUSTIN CO. YOUTH LIVESTOCK SALE

Eight different records were broken Friday at the Austin County Fair Youth Livestock Sale at the fairgrounds in Bellville. The Grand Champion Filly shown by Laurie Robbins was sold for…

BURTON OKTOBERFEST TODAY

It’s “Oktoberfest” time in Burton today (Saturday). The Burton Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to downtown Burton for a day of live music, food and community vendors.  Oktoberfest runs from…

WASHINGTON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ELECTION

Ballots have been mailed out for the election of new Board members for the Washington County Chamber of Commerce. There are seven candidates on the ballot for the seven available…

BLINN BOARD TO CONSIDER SALARIES TUESDAY

The Blinn College Board of Trustees will consider new salaries and a change to the college’s organizational plan when they meet Tuesday night. Blinn Executive Vice President Mel Waxler will…

NINE PEOPLE SENTENCED IN DISTRICT COURT THIS WEEK

Nine people pled guilty in District Court this week and were sentenced by Judge Carson Campbell. Andre Shamon Harris, 30 of Chappell Hill, was sentenced to 2 years in prison…

BRIDGE ON 36 NORTH LOOP TO BE DEMOLISHED NEXT WEEK

The northbound bridge on the State Highway 36 loop in Brenham is scheduled to be demolished beginning next week. The bridge over the BNSF railroad is not being used, as…

BRENHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED TO TRUCK FIRE ON 36 NORTH

The Brenham Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle fire on the Highway 36 loop on the north side of Brenham at 4:40 PM Friday.  The rear axle of large…