Category Archives: News

Crowd feature

STANDING ROOM ONLY CROWD OBJECTS TO PROPOSED TRACK

An overflow crowd packed the County Commissioner’s Courtroom this morning for a public hearing for a proposed club type race track.  Residents from the Wonder Hill Road area came to…

County Commissioners

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SET PROPOSED TAX RATE

Washington County’s tax rate is expected to jump nearly six cents after the rate was adopted at this (Tuesday) morning’s Commissioners Court meeting. The rate will jump from 46.26-cents per…

Nathan Preston feature

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HEAR MONTHLY REPORTS

The County Commissioners heard monthly reports from the Sheriff’s Department, EMS, and for the first time, Emergency Communications.  Director of Emergency Communications Nathan Preston presented the monthly report reviewing the…

Melvin Ehlert feature

SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES TAX RATE AND BUDGET

The Brenham School Board formally approved the budget and tax rate at last night’s meeting.  The tax rate will remain the same at a dollar thirteen and a half cent…

fusion unit arrest

POLICE FUSION UNIT ARRESTS TWO

Two Brenham men are in custody after seperate arrests by the Brenham Police Department’s Fusion Unit. Sgt. Carl Wiesepape and Cpl. David Dudenhoffer reported that they observed a wanted man…

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WASHINGTON CO. COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS TAX RATE

  Washington County Commissioners are expected to approve the 2014-15 tax rate when they meet Tuesday morning. According to County Judge John Brieden, the county staff is still working on…

navasota pd feature

NAVASOTA WOMAN MURDERED

A well-known Navasota woman is dead—murdered in her home early Monday morning. Authorities say 40-year old Autumn Armstrong was killed sometime before 5:00 this (Monday) morning inside her home in…

double fatality wreck

TWO KILLED IN BRENHAM WRECK

Two people are dead after a one-vehicle accident Sunday night in Brenham. A Houston woman and a man from Austin were killed when their vehicle left the road at the…

johnie Jones III feature

USDA OFFICIAL TO HOLD LOCAL FORUM

A community forum this Friday will feature a high-ranking administrator with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.   Johnie L. Jones III, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Rural Development Mission…

SPEED LIMIT FEATURE

SPEED LIMIT CHANGES ON 290

Commuters in western Washington County may have noticed a slight change in the speed limits. TxDOT has moved the spot for the speed limit increase to 75 miles per hour…