Brookshire

Autistic teen organizes 20K Bike Rally

Fifteen-year old Grant Zollinger from Katy has organized a hugely successful bike rally for the residents of the Brookwood Community, in spite of his own daily struggles with autism. A freshman at Tompkins High School, Grant had to work harder than most of his peers on his Eagle Scout project. He is proof that a big heart and a lot of determination can achieve great things. Thanks to Grant’s efforts, over 50 citizens of Brookwood, […]

DPS Reminds Texans to Prepare for Hurricane Season Now  

AUSTIN – With the hurricane season less than one month away, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) urges all Texans to use Hurricane Preparedness Week to learn how to protect themselves and their families from hurricanes and tropical storms. Hurricane season starts June 1 and continues through Nov. 30. “Hurricane season is unpredictable, and as we saw last year with Hurricane Harvey, these powerful storms can cause dangerous conditions and leave behind major devastation,” said Texas […]

We Need Cat Fosters!

Daily intake requests are coming in for cats and kittens, and we are out of room. We want to say YES and get these guys someplace safe, but we can’t without help. If you have space in your home for adult cats, a nursing mother and her kittens, or have experience bottle feeding kittens, please reply to this email! Coming Up at the Shelter! Kroger For Your Pets Adoptions: Saturday, May 5 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm […]

New Museum in San Felipe Shares the Story of Early Texas

A statue depicting early Texas settlers stands in front of the Stephen F. Austin State Historic Site Museum (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter At one time, before cities such as Austin, Dallas, or Houston even existed, San Felipe was the second-largest town in Texas, after San Antonio. The town itself, the site of which was just north of Interstate 10 between Brookshire and Sealy, was burned during the Texas Revolution of 1836 and never recovered. On Friday, a new, 10,000-square foot interpretative museum was dedicated at the Stephen F. Austin State Historic Site tells the […]

Time to Stock up on Disaster Supplies Emergency Preparation Supplies Tax Free Weekend, April 28-30

(Harris County, TX) – The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management reminds residents that the weekend of April 28-30 has been designated as an Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday. This tax-free holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, and ends at midnight on Monday, April 30. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase and you do not need an exemption certificate. “We need to […]

Assistance to find family of Deceased Persons

We are requesting the public’s assistance in locating next of kin for the following deceased individuals. We would appreciate you publishing a brief notice in the next few days in the hopes that family or friends may see the information and contact this office. Sincerely, Sharon M. Derrick, PhD, D-ABFA Identification Manager Forensic Anthropologist The information is as follows: JACEK WIECKO – White Male, 75 Years: Mr. Wiecko died in the 10300 block of Lands […]

Potential for Rainfall and Severe Weather Mid-Week

What is the danger? A slow moving cold front bringing rainfall and thunderstorms across southeast Texas Tuesday night through Thursday. Chance for severe weather including hail and damaging winds, is highest during the day on Wednesday, between noon and 9pm. Heavy rainfall in some areas could cause flash flooding. This could lead to rising water on area roadways and cause hazardous driving conditions. What you need to do: Residents should continue to monitor local media […]

Texans Reminded to Stay Vigilant, Report Suspicious Activity to Authorities

AUSTIN – In the wake of the recent bomb explosions in Texas that have killed two and injured several other victims, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging all Texans to remain vigilant and to immediately report any suspicious activity to authorities. If a situation requires an emergency response, call 911. Do NOT approach any unknown or suspicious packages or items – keep a safe distance and notify the authorities immediately. Anyone with information related to the […]

Oakbend Medical Center Announces Second Annual Restaurant Week

Richmond, TX…OakBend Medical Center has announced the dates for its second annual Restaurant Week. The event will take place this year from April 20 – 29, with participating restaurants offering a special OakBend menu during that time. A portion of the sales from the special menu will then be donated back to the hospital. This year’s Restaurant Week Committee is chaired by Jared Biermann. Other committee members Jimmy Cantu, Brittany Cope, Ali McDonald, Tracy Soape, […]