Category Archives: News

NANCY CAROL ROBERTS LIBRARY THRIVING IN NEW FACILITY

It has been just over two months since the Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library reopened in Brenham and librarian Andria Heiges says the new facility is thriving. Heiges says there…

REP. SCHUBERT FILES BILL TO REPEAL THE ‘MARGIN TAX’

On Tuesday, State Representative Leighton Schubert (R-Caldwell) filed House Bill 1052 to repeal the Texas Franchise Tax, or “margin tax,” as it is commonly known. The Franchise Tax, which was…

BRENHAM ISD BUSES RECEIVE PERFECT SCORE ON FLEET INSPECTION

Durham School Services in Brenham earned a perfect score of 100 percent on their recent fleet inspection by the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS). The TxDPS inspected 24 vehicles of Durham’s…

BRENHAM COUNCILMAN KEITH HERRING ANNOUNCES RE-ELECTION BID

Ward-One Brenham City Councilman Keith Herring is the first incumbent to officially announce his intentions to run for re-election. Herring has served on the Council since December 2004. Herring currently…

BRENHAM ISD EXTENDS JACKSON’S CONTRACT THROUGH 2020

The contract for Brenham ISD Superintendent Walter Jackson has been extended through 2020. The Brenham ISD Board of Trustees completed its annual performance review of Superintendent Dr. Walter Jackson at…

NAVASOTA TEACHER ON LEAVE AFTER DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT

A Navasota teacher is on administrative leave after she was arrested for hitting multiple cars while driving drunk. According to authorities, Ashley Craft was driving down Cain Road on January…

BLINN BOARD ORDERS GENERAL ELECTION FOR THREE TRUSTEE POSITIONS

The Blinn College Board of Trustees ordered a May 6, 2017, general election for three trustee positions during its regular meeting Tuesday. The board ordered a May 6, 2017, general…

FORMER AUSTIN COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR ARRESTED

The former Tax Assessor-Collector for Austin County has been charged with theft. 39-year old Marcus Pena, 39, was arrested this (Tuesday) morning on a charge of first-degree felony theft by…

SIX COUNTY ROADS CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER

The Washington County Road and Bridge Department reports that as of noon today (Tuesday) that 6 county roads are closed due to high water.  They are: Copelyn Springs Rd. from…

REP. SCHUBERT FILES BILL CONCERNING SEX OFFENDER ORDINANCES

State Representative Leighton Schubert (R-Caldwell), recently filed a bill he says will allow smaller communities to protect children from registered sex offenders.   During the interim period since last session,…