Longtime Cade Lake pastor Jim Heckman and his wife Diane were killed late Monday, Aug. 3, in a truck-car collision on F.M. 908 and U.S. Highway 77 about a mile southeast of Rockdale. Burleson County residents were shocked and heartbroken. The Heckmans served the Cade Lake Community Chapel and…
The Burleson County Fair directors have modified their plans for the 2020 fair schedule, canceling some events but preserving the livestock shows and livestock auction. Also, the Ag mechanics and baked food events will be held, along with the Fair Queen and Little Miss contests. Board members had…
PAT DROUILHET and Jacque Bray look over these shoes at the Caldwell Civic Center. The Caldwell Burleson County Lions Club is hosting a “Soles 4 Souls” shoe drive this month.
The upcoming school year shows great promise for all three Burleson County school districts with the implementation of a new college program. The OnRamps dual enrollment program through the University of Texas at Austin allows students the opportunity to earn college credits in a low risk,…
Snook and Somerville ISDs will offer both traditional in-person learning and remote, or at-home, instruction when school starts. Snook is to begin classes on Aug. 19, and Somerville on Aug. 24. Snook ISD Director of Curriculum Jerod Neff previously said, “We’ve put a lot of time into putting…
BURLESON COUNTY COPS4KIDS and Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley participated in a Stuff the Bus drive on Monday, Aug. 3, at Walmart to provide school supplies for school districts. Pictured are Melanie Matus, Harvey Abke, Brandon Kiphen, Peter Glidewell and Holly Narro.
A Brenham man was arrested on Thursday, July 30, on four counts of murder and one count of injury to a child in connection with a fatal car accident on May 9 on LBJ Drive in Washington County near Lake Somerville. Ignacio Reyes Aviles, 37, was indicted by a Washington County Grand Jury on July 21…
The Somerville City Council was scheduled to interview Otto Arnim, a retired DPS trooper, for its interim police chief position in a special Tuesday, Aug. 4, meeting. Arnim, recommended by the city’s consultant Texas First Group of Leakey, will serve until a permanent police chief is hired, a…
Accurate and up-to-date coronavirus data is critical -- not just for informing the officials making policy, but for parents trying to decide whether to send their kids to school or daycare and business owners wondering whether to reopen their stores. However, Texas officials keep correcting the…
After moving the start of school from Aug. 24 to Aug. 13 due to recommendations by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) issued in May, Somerville ISD has now adhered to new recommendations by TEA to move its start date back to Aug. 24. The new date for the last day of school will now be May 28.…
Jessica Lucero, a former employee in the Burleson County Clerk’s Office and with the Brazos County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office, has been appointed as Burleson County’s new tax assessor-collector.  The Burleson County Commissioners Court appointed Lucero in a special called meeting on Friday,…
BURLESON COUNTY COPS4KIDS and Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley participated in a Stuff…
A Brenham man was arrested on Thursday, July 30, on four counts of murder and one count of injury…
Jessica Lucero, a former employee in the Burleson County Clerk’s Office and with the Brazos County…
Longtime Cade Lake pastor Jim Heckman and his wife Diane were killed late Monday, Aug. 3, in a truck-car collision on F.M. 908 and U.S. Highway 77 about a mile…
A Snook man was injured on Saturday, Aug. 1, in a two-vehicle accident on F.M. 60 near the intersection of County Road 449. The accident occurred at 3:05 p.m…
PAT DROUILHET and Jacque Bray look over these shoes at the Caldwell Civic Center. The Caldwell Burleson County Lions Club is hosting a “Soles 4 Souls” shoe…
Monday, July 27 Deputy Cheatham responded as back up to a disturbance on N. Hall Street. Deputy Burkhalter responded to a livestock call on F.M. 60 W., the…
The Burleson County Fair directors have modified their plans for the 2020 fair schedule, canceling some events but preserving the livestock shows and livestock…
The following persons were sentenced in 21st Judicial District Court on Monday, July 27, with Judge Carson Campbell presiding. * Michael Lee Richards, 38, of…
Two men were arrested on Monday, July 27, on felony and misdemeanor drug charges after a traffic stop by DPS Trooper Brodie Reynolds. Donald Couch, 53, of…
Decorated teen bull rider Lance Lara is getting back to work to continue to make a name for himself in the bull riding industry after recent setbacks put his…
CALDWELL’S DONTAVIEN JOHNSON prepares to throw with running back Nicholas Johnson blocking. The Hornets began fall workouts on Monday, Aug.
With the COVID-19 pandemic still looming, having a 2020 University Interscholastic League (UIL) volleyball season was doubtful at times. However, all three…
A funeral service for Deborah Brandt will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 6, 2020, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with burial in…
Private family only services for Adele Louise (Ondrasek) Englemann, 88, of Cooks Point, will be held. Mrs. Englemann died on Thursday, July 30, 2020, in…
A Mass of Christian Burial for Leonarda Silos Ruiz, 62, of Austin, formerly of Caldwell, was held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic…