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BISD RECEIVES TOP SCORE IN TEA FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY

The Brenham Independent School District has received the rating of an “A” for “Superior Achievement,” under Texas’ School FIRST financial accountability rating system. The “Superior Achievement” rating is the state’s…

‘BACK THE BLUE’ SET FOR NEXT SATURDAY IN BRENHAM

Two Brenham businesses are preparing to ‘Back the Blue’ next Saturday. Home Sweet Farm and LJ’s Barbeque will be hosting the event from 3:00-to-11:30 p.m. at Home Sweet Farm at…

COMEDY AND MAGIC SHOW COMING TO BARNHILL CENTER

The Comedy and Magic of Harry Maurer will come to the stage of The Barnhill Center at Historic Simon Theatre on September 28th at 7pm. The evening will start with…

HEARING IN B.I.S.D. BUDGET AND TAX RATE, MONDAY

A public hearing and possible approval of the proposed BISD budget and tax rate is set for Monday night at Brenham High School. The BISD Board of Trustees will hear…

COMMISSIONERS COULD SET PROPOSED TAX RATE, TUESDAY

Washington County commissioners are expected to set the proposed tax rate for the coming fiscal year, when they meet Tuesday morning. Last year’s tax rate was 51.7-cents per hundred dollars…

GRIMES COUNTY ENACTS PARTIAL BURN BAN

Officials in Grimes County have enacted a burn ban—but only for a portion of the county. The area now under a burn ban is the area south of Highway 105…

CUBS/PANTHERS IN FIRST FOOTBALL SCRIMMAGES

The Brenham Cub and Burton Panther football teams got their first taste of action Friday night with their first scrimmages. The Cubs traveled to Cy Creek, and head coach Eliot…

WASHINGTON CO. MAN KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

A Washington County man is dead following an early-morning collision Friday near Navasota. 55-year old Craig Allen Sweed of Washington, was pronounced dead at the scene, on State Highway 6,…

SOMERVILLE MAN SENTENCED TO 99 YEARS IN FAMILY VIOLENCE CASE

A Somerville man has been handed 99 years’ prison time by a Burleson County jury. 37-year-old Richard Laredo, Jr. was sentenced Thursday to 99 years for Aggravated Assault with a…

CALDWELL MAN SENTENCED TO 50 YEARS IN EMILY HACKER MURDER CASE

A Caldwell man is the second person to be sentenced to prison time in the 2017 death of a Rockdale woman. 32-year-old Edward Brannon Barry was sentenced today (Friday) to…