A new school zone has been added to Brenham near Alton Elementary School on West Tom Green Street between South Market and South Austin streets.
“We were notified by a citizen and we talked to BISD. After we looked at the ordinance with the changes that have come to (Alton) Elementary School over the years, the school may not have been functioning as a school at that time (of making the ordinance),” Public Works Director Dane Rau said. “Now that it is fully functioning and they are letting out a lot of vehicles on W. Stone Street, there are situations where people have sped from one end of the street to the other that we felt it was adventitious to put this in our code of ordinances as an order to that school and establish that zone. I think it just makes sense.”