Area firefighters battled a series of grass fires over the last week in dry, windy conditions, including one on Monday off County road 316 that burned over 30 acres. Most of the blazes occurred when controlled burns spread to grasses nearby and quickly took off, firefighters said. Fortunately,…
The Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library in Caldwell announces its first year-round club designed just for children, the Woodchuck Club, to begin on March 1. Library staff members have worked with the City of Caldwell Community Development team to create a program to draw a greater number of…
The Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District’s Board has directed their attorney and General Manager Gary Westbrook to proceed with actions discussed in a Tuesday, Jan. 12, closed session regarding en forcement actions over the 2020 Mud Creek water discharge issue. The board met in…
Doses of the COVID-19 vaccine began arriving in Texas in mid-December, and finally the vaccine is beginning to reach eligible area 1B residents. Health care workers and residents of nursing homes and longterm care facilities, a group labeled as 1A, were prioritized for the first round of vaccines…
The Caldwell City Council has approved a new economic development incentive policy, broadening its scope beyond just tax abatements. The council approved the new incentives in a Thursday, Jan. 14, special meeting, following a workshop session and a public hearing. No comments were offered at the…
Somerville ISD is looking to the future. And, the school board discussed future facility needs for the district during last Wednesday night’s regular meeting. The facility discussion was led by Robert Gadbois of Owners Building Resource, LLC (OBR). Somerville ISD Superintendent Karla Sparks said…
Somerville police executed a search warrant on Friday and arrested a Somerville man on five counts of felony delivery of a controlled substance/marijuana to a minor, one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of injury to a child criminal neglect. Ethan Bradford, 18, was…
Lyons Evangelical Church in Lyons is introducing their new minister, Pastor Andrew Keuer. Keuer’s family includes his wife Lydia and their children Micah, AnneMarie, Gregory, Philip and Magdalena. Pastor Andrew was born and raised in East Texas, but for the past two decades he has lived on the…
Agriculture producers in Bastrop, Lee and Milam counties who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible for emergency loans through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA). And producers in the contiguous Texas counties of Bell, Burleson, Caldwell, Falls, Fayette,…
It was disobedience to the Lord that kept Moses from leading the children of Israel into the Promised Land of Canaan. But that’s just a small part of the story describing the journey of the Israelites from Egypt to their final destination. Somewhere along the way to the Promised Land, something…
A 21-year-old Somerville man was injured early Sunday, Jan. 17, in a one-car rollover on F.M. 60 East near F.M. 2155. The accident occurred at about 3 a.m. when Victor Gonzalez was westbound in a gray, 2016, Honda Civic passenger car about .1 of a mile west of F.M. 2155, said DPS Cpl. Justin Ruiz…
Burleson County sheriff’s deputies and the Texas Rangers are looking again at the December 2001…
The Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library in Caldwell announces its first year-round club designed…
The Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District’s Board has directed their attorney and…
Area firefighters battled a series of grass fires over the last week in dry, windy conditions, including one on Monday off County road 316 that burned over 30…
Burleson County Pct. 1 Commissioner Dwayne Faust said County Road 119 will be closed on Monday, Jan. 25. Railroad work is being done at the crossing, and the…
The Somerville City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 12, approved an engineering contract with Strand Associates of Brenham for the Eighth Street rehabilitation…
State Sen. Lois Kolkhorts (R-Brenham) took the oath of office at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 12, administered by Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht. Kolkhorst…
State Rep. Ben Leman (R-Grimes County) filed House Bill 1005 on Thursday, Jan. 7, which is aimed at combatting human trafficking in Texas. State Sen. Joan…
Even though COVID-19 sent the May 2020 school board and city elections to November, the May 1, 2021, elections are still scheduled. Filings began for Caldwell…
The Snook School Board was scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20, to evaulate the superintendent and discuss her contract. The board will also…
After a dominating 17-4 first quarter, the Lady Jays coasted to a 20-point victory at home against Mumford last Friday, beating the Lady Bulldogs 48-28. Snook…
The Snook Bluejays improved their shot selection and overall play last Friday while rallying in a 56-55 road loss to Mumford. The Bluejays, coming off a 47-42…
The Deanville Pony League will hold registration for players from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan.
Lois Jean Whaley, 91, of Katy died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. Jean was born on Aug., 26, 1929, in Ben Arnold, Texas, to Christine Isabel (Briscoe)…
Funeral services for Wynell “Nell” Reynolds Garcia, 75, of Caldwell, were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in the Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home…
Graveside services for Don Edward Strong, Sr., 78, of Chriesman, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at the Chriesman Cemetery with Pastor John…