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BRENHAM RESIDENTS, COUNCILMEMBERS RECEIVE WEALTH OF INFO ON TAX REINVESTMENT ZONE

Curious Brenham officials and citizens heard from consultants on the city’s proposed Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) at Thursday’s City Council meeting. Trent Petty, a consultant for Petty and Associates…

TOWN HALL MEETING ON BLUEBONNET HAVEN FACILITY NEXT TUESDAY

A public town hall meeting on the Bluebonnet Haven Youth Treatment Facility is set for next week. According to Washington County Judge John Brieden, the highly controversial facility—in his words,…

CHRISTMAS AT THE COURTHOUSE CELEBRATION IN GIDDINGS SATURDAY

The Lee County Courthouse will come to life this weekend, as part of the Christmas at the Courthouse celebration. The community is invited to come out to 200 South Main…

BETHLEHEM IN INDEPENDENCE THIS WEEKEND

The town of Independence will be hosting a live nativity this weekend. On Sunday and Monday from 6 to 8 p.m., Independence Community Events will host “Bethlehem in Independence”, featuring…

DOWNTOWN BRYAN SET TO HOST LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE

Downtown Bryan is preparing for its annual Lighted Christmas Parade tomorrow (Friday). All kinds of vehicles will be a part of the parade, each decorated in full for the holiday…

BRENHAM H.E.B. CURBSIDE DONATES TO ECLC PAJAMA DRIVE

The Brenham Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) received a sizable contribution to its pajama collection drive Wednesday. Brenham H.E.B.’s Curbside Program delivered nearly $500 worth of pajamas to help out…

FORMER STOCKMAN AIDE SENTENCED TO PRISON

A onetime aide to former U.S. Congressman Steve Stockman of Houston, will follow his former boss to federal prison in a $1.25 million charity and campaign funds scam. Thomas Dodd…

APPLE ANNOUNCES $1-BILLION AUSTIN FACILITY

Apple has announced plans for a $1 billion facility expansion in Austin. The tech giant, which is based in Cupertino, California, says the new campus in Austin will start with…

WASHINGTON CO. RECEIVES SIZEABLE SALES TAX REBATE FOR DECEMBER

Washington County received its highest state sales tax rebate of the year in December. The county’s rebate this month reached $441,747, a whopping 102 percent more than its payment from…

“UPTOWN SWIRL” COMING TO DOWNTOWN BRENHAM JANUARY

The popular “Uptown Swirl” wine walk will soon fill the streets of Downtown Brenham. From 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 19th, guests are invited to visit downtown shops…