Royal ISD School Bond

By: Tom Behrens Royal ISD has placed a $144,420,530 school bond on the May 2023 ballot. The Bond includes Propositions A and B. Proposition A ($138,069,530) includes items related to safety, security, new construction, renovations, remodels, updates to existing facilities, and technology infrastructure. Proposition B ($6,351,000) includes Falcon Stadium improvements. PROPOSITION A Safety and Security ($4,060,799) 6’ high perimeter chain link fencing and secure access gates at all campuses and playgrounds Replacement of existing exterior […]

How to Cope With Debt and Avoid Debt Relief Scams

Here’s how to stay safe and outsmart fraudsters if you have debt and need to deal with it. You may have questions such as, “Is freedom debt relief legit?” as you consider your options for dealing with your debt. Or “If I respond to this mailer I received today, will I wake up in an ice bath with no kidneys?” But don’t worry, we’ll help you distinguish between legitimate programs and scams. There are ways […]

Brookshire Convention Center Ready for Community Use

Tom Behrens Remodel/reconstruction of the Brookshire Convention Center was reported in February as nearing completion. Bathroom fixtures and countertops were being installed, with some “Punch List Items” still needing to be completed. Jeremiah Hill, City of Brookshire, Alderman Position 5, commented on the construction as it advanced to completion. “Most of the demolition was completed in week two, and the plumbing crew was on stie demolishing concrete floor for relocation of water and plumbing lines.” […]

Looking for the Next of Kin

We are requesting the public’s assistance in locating next of kin for the following deceased individuals. We would appreciate your 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, Michelle R. Sanford, Ph.D., D-ABFE ID Coordinator Forensic Investigations   ANGEL LUIS CASIANO – Black Male, 01/23/1949: Mr. Casiano died at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston, TX on 11/30/2022. […]

Year End Discussion for Brookshire Economic Development Council; Missing Computer Tablets

Tom Behrens The Brookshire Economic Commission in its final board meeting of 2022, December 1, discussed payment approvals for Verizon computer tablets,  Consolicated Com for Hovas Park, and Ubecoe Business Services. BEDC members present included President, Jeremiah Hill, Vice-President, Kathy Guy, Secretary/Treasurer, Mariela Aguilar, and Directors Quotatious Dunn, Susette Baines and Amanda Neuendorf. Also present were EDC Coordinator, Mike Barnes, Attorney, Justin Pruitt, and Administrative Assistant, Vickie Casto. Agenda Item #5 – Discuss and possible […]

Tesla And H-E-B Expanding into Empire West

Tom Behrens Mike Barnes, EDC Coordinator for Brookshire, confirmed 1.03  million sq. ft. has been leased by Tesla and 300,000 sq. ft. by HEB in the second phase of Empire West Business Park. Empire is located just east of Brookshire, between I-10 and Highway 90. Tesla signed a lease late last year according to real estate brokerages Cushman & Wakefield and Savills. Opening a large industrial facility in Brookshire would raise the small city’s profile […]

Brookshire Economic Council Meeting

By: Tom Behrens An item of discussion of the Brookshire Economic Council meeting on October 28, 2022, consisted of approval of a contract to paint the Waller County Historical Museum, among other city buildings. The Museum is located at 5th and Cooper Streets in Brookshire. Located in the historic Donigan home, it is recognized as one of the finest examples of a small “house” museum in the area. According to information available from Waller County […]

How to Prepare Your Business For its First Expo

Preparing your business for its first event can feel like quite an overwhelming process in both good and bad ways. It can be a sign that your venture is being seen as legitimated as you join fellow businesses to showcase what you’ve accomplished and what you strive to accomplish moving forward. Not only that, but it’s an opportunity to network, both with like-minded companies within your field and with people that may become your customers […]

Top Benefits of Car Title Loans 

There are occasions when you require a steady source of quick money because of the unpredictability of life. Although you might have already looked for the nearest pawn shop, did you realize there is another option that many people pass up? Auto pawning (also known as automobile title loans) is a long-established practice. Numerous people have benefitted from the simplicity and worth of this safe and legal transaction during that time. Continue reading to learn […]