Brenham ISD has released details for the high school’s upcoming 2020 graduation ceremony.
Colton Weaver, Brenham High School senior, has sky-high ambitions upon graduating this June. The senior trombone player participated in swim and National Honor Society in his high school tenure and plans on attending flight school at the Aviation Academy of America in Houston to become a pro…
Sophia Cavanaugh has dreams of Broadway after high school. The senior thespian from Brenham High School is finding new ways to stay busy during a forced school shutdown.
Health — both mental and physical — is so important right now. Kathe Forrest, yoga instructor, has a creative solution to get her clients moving while quarantined: Yoga via Zoom.
The Brenham Heritage Museum (BHM) is seeking vintage photographs and personal reminiscences from the people of Brenham and Washington County.
From growing up on a dirt road in Brenham to rubbing shoulders with Key West characters like Jimmy Buffett and Tennessee Williams, Bill Seeker is living his life by one mantra: Just another day in paradise.
Jordan Spahn pressed the bell of the stethoscope to the chest of Kristi Richard Russ and listened the heartbeat of his son.
Troy Sikes will never know what it’s like to walk a mile in a childhood cancer patient’s shoes, but he’s pledged to run 100 miles to raise funds for them.
When Morris Faske and his little brother, Carroll “Butch” Faske, were boys in the 1950s, they washed the windows of their parents’ jewelry store in downtown Brenham.
Jean Luera is a jack of all trades at the Brenham Police Department, holding positions such as evidence technician, quartermaster, liaison for victims of domestic violence and advocate to break the cycle.
After 40 years in the restaurant business, nothing much has changed for Chef Silvio DiGennaro. He still gets up every morning to make bread for Volare Italian Restaurant and serve his customers, one reason why he continues to run his business.
A caring heart exudes from Brittanni Beard, RN, through her big smile and warm eyes. She recently won Rookie of the Year at Hospice Brazos Valley (HBV), which recognizes HBV team members who have devoted their talents to the organization for less than two years while going above and beyond i…
Steph Jarvis pushes the barn doors of the oldest operating cotton gin open and the smell of oil rushes through the building as brisk January air fills the room. She points to conveyor belts and a large engine that used to bail cotton in Burton. “If these walls could talk,” she says, “And they do.”
The Heritage Society of Washington County and Gala Committee are preparing for their Spring Gala 2020 to be held on March 21 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Giddings Stone Mansion.
Memorial services for Jack Weidemann, 82, of Ledbetter, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine, Texas, with Rev. David Tinker officiating. Jack Weldon Weidemann was born on Dec. 20, 1937, in Burton, Texas, to Woodrow and Hildega…
An out-of-this-world science project has landed sophomore Emily Crawley of Brenham High School a prestigious spot at the Texas Junior Science and Humanities Symposium this spring.
A perfectly shaped beard and white locks frame the face of Sherald Bell, local Santa Claus personality. With a hearty belly laugh, wire-framed glasses and kind eyes, it’s no surprise the Vice President of Operations at Del Sol Food Company is also a part-time Santa. Once the red suit comes o…
There is beauty all around Jim Ellison, floriculturalist and former owner of Ellison’s. Along with his wife, Ellen, the two were inducted into the Society of American Florists (SAF) Floriculture Hall of Fame in September. The recognition, the floral industry’s highest honor, pays tribute to …
Joy radiates off the face of Beth Deans, administrative coordinator for Camp for All, as she zooms around the campus on her golf cart. Wind rushes through her hair as she gushes about what makes the inclusive, no-boundaries camp so great.
A childhood dream has turned into a reality with a twist for Debra (Leroy) Wenckens. Alongside her husband, Randy Wenckens, the two are popping up all over Washington and surrounding counties in their mobile popcorn truck.
Makenna Schroeder heard, “Put ‘em in a headlock,” and wasted little time wrangling up her brothers by their necks.
New Year’s Day marks a time for new beginnings for many people, whether it’s starting a diet, taking up a new hobby or just making a resolution to make a change.
Local playwright Brad Nies will have the opportunity to see his play “The Prisoners of Driscoll Street” performed this weekend at The Gallery Players, an intimate off-Broadway theatre in Brooklyn, New York.
The holiday season is the most wonderful, but also the busiest, time of the year. With such chaotic schedules, it becomes easy for people to forget the true reason for the season. The comedy “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” which runs at Unity Theatre today through Dec. 2, seeks to remedy …
For most people, trying to think of something funny to say while countless pairs of eyes are staring at them is far from fun and games. But that’s exactly what it will be for the members of Slaphappy, Blinn College’s improvisation troupe led by co-captains Eva Kirby and Zach Hopkins, during …
Starting Thursday, Unity Theatre’s 24th season is off to a hilarious start with “The Savannah Sipping Society,” a play filled with laughter, drinks, camaraderie, and all the adventures and inspiration that comes with starting a new life. Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Woote…
The Banner-Press takes an inside look at Burton High School seniors De'Mondrick Winters and Caleb Harmel ahead of the 2018 high school football season.