Category Archives: News

TEXAS INDEPENDENCE WEEKEND

It’s a weekend of history, demonstrations, tours, exhibits and a huge Texas sized birthday cake as the Washington On the Brazos State Park celebrates the incredible and legendary events that…

WASHINGTON COUNTY COURT AT LAW RACE

The only county wide race in Washington County in this year’s election is also one of the most contested.   Assistant  District Attorney Eric Berg is challenging long time incumbent…

BOIL WATER NOTICE FOR OAK HILL ACRES

There is a water outage in the Oak Hill Acres Fresh Water Supply District. A notice came out this (Wednesday) morning that the system began experiencing a water outage.  District…

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…