Tag Archives: COUNTY

CLOSED CIRCUIT UPGRADE FOR COUNTY JAIL

Washington County Judge John Brieden says the county jail needs an upgrade to its closed circuit television system because some of the incidents in the jail go undetected with the…

AUSTIN COUNTY SEEKING GRANT FUNDS FOR ROADS DAMAGED BY OIL AND GAS DRILLING

Austin County Judge Carolyn Bilski and the county commissioners are still grappling with the heavy road damage done by an industry that boost their county’s economy. Judge Bilski says the…

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TURN INSPECTIONS OVER TO THE STATE

A state inspector will begin doing health inspections for food service in the rural parts of Washington County and the city of Burton on March first after the County Commissioners…

$400,000 AVAILABLE FOR LOW INCOME HOUSING FOR A SHORT WHILE

Paul Turney of the Brazos Valley Affordable Housing Corporation says there is still $400,000 left from the Community Housing Development Organization even after federal funding for the program ended. Turney…

AUSTIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAVE LAW ENFORCEMENT CONCERNS

The Austin County Commissioners are looking at law enforcement grants as they hold their first meeting of the year Monday. The Commissioners are expected to endorse an application for grant…

COUNTY HOLDS PUBLIC HEARING ON ROAD REPAIR GRANT

Washington County Judge John Brieden told a public hearing on creating a County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone, that one oil or gas well along a county road is the equivalent…

NEW LAW COULD MEAN ROAD MONEY FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY

Washington County Judge John Brieden says recent changes in the Texas Transportation Code, regarding the creation of a County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone, could mean over $283,000 coming into the…

COUNTY TO HIRE IT DIRECTOR

The Washington County Commissioners are moving ahead with the effort that would place the county in complete control of the emergency dispatch communications system within an 18 month transition period,…

COUNTY COULD GET GRANT FOR TIRE DISPOSAL

Washington County Environmental Director Mark Marzhan told  (Tuesday’s meeting of the County Commissioners that if the county is able to get an $8400 block grant from the Brazos Valley Grant…

WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS RENEW CAPITAL CASE INSURANCE POLICY

The Washington County Commissioners renewed what is essentially an insurance policy in case the county has to try a capital murder case. The Commissioners renewed its interlocal agreement with Lubbock…