Category Archives: News

HEMPSTEAD MAN CHARGED WITH CAPITAL MURDER

A 28-year old Hempstead man is being charged with capital murder in the slaying of a Houston cab driver last Friday. Jock Quinn Wilson was taken into custody Tuesday.  He…

FORTNIGHTLY BOOK SALE OPENS WEDNESDAY

It’s February and time for one of the oldest public libraries in the state of Texas to hold a book sale to keep the shelves stocked. The Brenham Fortnightly Club…

TEXAS MENINGITIS CASE

The Madisonville School District is confirming that a seven-year old student has a confirmed case of meningitis but they have not yet determined the strain that is afflicting the child….

ICR PROGRAM HELPS NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS

B.J. Faulkner was worried she would receive funny looks when she began taking classes at Blinn College five weeks ago. “I just knew all these young college kids were going…

PRECINCT TWO JUSTICE OF THE PEACE RACE

    The race for Washington County Precinct Two Justice of the Peace has a long time incumbent getting a challenge from a man who wants to make a change….

SHERIFF WARNS OF LOTTERY WINNINGS SCAM

Washington County Sheriff Otto Hanak reports that yet another ongoing scam that involves “lottery winnings” has surfaced in our county.  Members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office learned that numerous elderly…

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HEAR HISTORICAL COMMISSION REPORT

Texas and its history is getting special attention this week as we approached the 178th anniversary of the state’s independence from Mexico. Much of that history happened here in Washington…

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ESTABLISH CERTZ

The Washington County Commissioners established a County Energy Reinvestment Transportation Zone at today’s (Tuesday’) meeting, that should help the county be reimbursed for the road damage done to county roads…

TXDOT WARNS OF DRIVING NEAR OIL DRILLING

Oil drilling in the Brazos Valley is booming, and while that may mean good news for the state and area economy the Texas Department of Transportation has concerns about driving…

BURTON SCHOOL BOARD EXTENDS SUPT. PALMER’S CONTRACT

Burton School Supt. Jim Palmer will continue as that district’s chief officer for another year after a lengthy session of the Burton School Board.. The Board extended Palmer’s contract for…