Anyone who's made their way through downtown Brenham recently might have noticed some new sidewalk signs at several intersections.

Those signs, which were put out last week, are part of a new pilot program being rolled out by Main Street Brenham. The “sandwich board signs” direct pedestrians along Alamo and Commerce Streets to nearby businesses and places of interest.

Brenham Main Street Manager Caz Muske said the signs will be out through the end of January 2020, in order to take advantage of the “multitude of different events” taking place downtown during this timeframe, like the Christmas Stroll and Uptown Swirl.

Muske said the city is hoping to get feedback on the usefulness of the signs, which are designed to enhance wayfinding for visitors downtown.



City officials earlier this year approved the pilot program, which currently focuses on businesses that are located off the square and might be considered by some to be hard to find.

According to Muske, businesses are loving the new signs so far.



Depending on the program’s reception and feedback from the public, Muske said it could potentially go before city council as an action item next year.

Anyone wishing to offer comment on the new signs is encouraged to contact Muske before the end of January by calling 979-337-7249, or emailing

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  1. Good idea but the signs should be large enough to be read by vehicle traffic. Another idea: Replace the mural on the South wall by the Commerce Street parking lot with a listing of the area businesses.

  2. Just another item to distract drivers in town.
    In the process of trying to promote Brenham we have slowly made a very hazardous environment for everyone who ventures here & I know folks who don’t go downtown because of it, Buy Brenham or not. I challenge all on city council & main street projects to sit on the benches For an hr. a week during high traffic times, even Saturdays & observe all the people who stop for the yield signs with nobody around & about get rear ended in the process people who walk into those crosswalks only to about get hit by someone who doesn’t stop because they are trusting on the signs to keep them safe. You have to pull way into the street to see around signs, mail trucks or trees & about get hit in the process.

  3. Love this ideal it so much easier to find the each individual store which in return will help the flow of traffic and they also look very nice

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