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Easter Egg-stravaganza - This Thursday! Event: Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:00pm

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Hip. Hop. Play. The Easter Bunny is on his way! Bring your Easter baskets and join us for our fifth annual city wide Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 6:00PM. There will be more than 10,000 eggs, so hop on over to Fireman's Park. This program is for children ages 2-9. Participants will be divided into three age divisions, (2-3, 4-6 and 7-9) with each division given a separate field to hunt on. View attached flyer. Please show up 15 minutes prior to start time to sign in.

Enjoy face painting, carousel rides and pictures with the Easter Bunny!

Holiday Closures City Closed: Friday, April 18, 2014

The City of Brenham will be closed Friday, April 18, 2014 in observation of Good Friday.

These closures affect the following:

The following will have extended closures:

The Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library will be closed Friday and reopen May 11 at City Hall (learn more about the move).

The Blue Bell Aquatic Center will be closed Friday - Sunday (April 18-20).

2014 City Holidays

 

Parks Master Plan Meetings - Join the Conversation Public Meetings: April 21, 2014 - 5:30pm & April 23, 2014 - 9:00am

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A Park, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan is used to guide planning and development of the City’s park system and to respond to the needs of Brenham residents and their desires for leisure services. Dr. Jo An Zimmermann, Ph.D., CPRP of Texas State University, along with staff, will facilitate the public meetings. Attendees will be asked to provide input on ideas for future expansion of the lands, programs, and services, and have the opportunity to prioritize their preferences.

In addition to public meetings, the City will host targeted focus groups. Please see the listing below as another opportunity to provide target feedback. You are welcome at any meeting.

Download the flyer to find out more

Spring Cleaning and Household Hazardous Waste Sanitation Events Event: April 26 2014

Download: Household Waste and Computer Collection Event

Twin Oaks Household Hazardous Waste Event

April 26 - Twin Oaks Land Fill will host their Household Hazardous Waste and Computer Collection Event. Learn more by visiting twinoakslandfill.com

 

Annexation Public Notice Hearing: May 1, 2014 - 01:00pm

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given to all interested person that the City of Brenham proposes to institute annexation proceedings to enlarge and extend the boundary limits of the City of Brenham to include the four sections of land described below:

Download: Annexation Map

  • Section 2014-1: Generally being tracts with frontage along Burleson Street; frontage along State Highway 36th North and Dixie Street; land located east of and adjacent to Westwood Lane; and land located with frontage along Highway 290 West that is not currently within the City limits approximately 2500 feet from the ‘cloverleaf’ intersection of Highway 290 West and State Highway 36 North.
  • Section 2014-2: Generally being tracts with frontage along the western edge of the State Highway 36 right-of-way line located south from the current City limits to approximately Anderson Lane (located on the eastern side of State Highway 36 North).
  • Section 2014-3: Generally being tracts that abut the current City limits between South Blue Bell Road and Tiaden Lane as well as tracts that abut US Highway 290 East.
  • Section 2014-4: Tracts located between FM 389 and Industrial Boulevard owned by Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Wehmeyer.

These areas generally include all abutting streets, rights-of-ways, and roads adjacent to the present city limits and the proposed annexation sections are depicted on maps on file in the Development Services Department Offices located at 200 W. Vulcan Street.

The City Council of the City of Brenham, Texas, will hold a PUBLIC HEARING in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building at 200 W. Vulcan Street, Brenham, Texas, on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm for the purpose of receiving public comments on the proposed initiation of annexation proceedings.

Questions may be directed to the Development Services Department at 979-337-7220.

Brenham Pet Adoption and Care Center - Help us build April 15, 2014

Help us build the Brenham Pet Adoption and Care Center. Learn more about giving opportunities at http://ahomefornow.com

 

2013 Annual Reports Available March 07, 2014

The first round of Annual reports are now available online for 2013:

Annual Reports

Warrant Round-Up February 21. 2014 - 12:27pm

Local Courts Join Hundreds of Law Enforcement Agencies Across Texas
For the 2014 State-Wide Warrant Round Up

BRENHAM, Texas - The Brenham and Burton Municipal Courts in conjunction with Washington County Justice of the Peace Courts Precinct 1 Judge Doug Zweiner and Washington County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Judge Roy May will be among 300 law enforcement jurisdictions across Texas that will participate in the 2014 Great Texas Warrant Round-Up. These four Washington County jurisdictions will join forces to search for individuals with outstanding warrants beginning Saturday, March 1, 2014. Neighboring jurisdictions joining this statewide initiative as regional participants are listed below.

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Main Street - Spring Eggs Art Walk Register by: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Main Street in Search of Area Artists Interested in Participating in 2014 Spring Eggs Art Walk

Go to DowntownBrenham.com for more details about this event.

Main Street is taking art to the streets of Downtown Brenham, and invites young and old, professional and amateur, to participate in the 2014 Spring Eggs Art Walk.

"We are excited to bring back this public art exhibition," said Margie Young, Chairman of the Main Street Design Committee, "and to be adding a Professional Category to the contest."

"Spring is a fantastic time of year to display the talent of local artists because there are so many people visiting the county," she added.
Although the base egg cut-out remains the same for each contestant, the artist can be inspired local influences, history, or the spring season.

All artists who enter will be supplied with a 3.5’ plywood egg and base. The basic egg can be altered by the artist, as long as it remains intact. Objects may be attached to the eggs, but should be attached in such a way that it cannot be easily removed.

Whether simply painted a solid color, or boasting of elaborate and intricate designs, an artist’s creativity and innovation should lead them. The look of the egg should attract attention because of its beauty, simplicity, creativity or ingenuity.

The eggs will be placed outdoors downtown in areas fully accessible to the public. Artists should consider the weather and other elements of nature when creating a design.

The artists may sculpt, transform and adorn the egg as he or she wishes.
"Thanks to generous local sponsors," Young added, "Main Street will again be offering cash prizes as awards for the winning egg art."

The Grand Prize of $250 is being sponsored by Main Street Brenham, and $125 cash prizes for the Judge’s Award, Most Creative and Most Artistic will be awarded in Professional, Amateur and Student (18 and under) Categories.

Artists should keep in mind that the audience will be broad-based and designs should be appropriate for public display. A review panel may reject a design that, in its sole discretion, does not adhere to the guidelines.

Main Street is able to offer this opportunity for the community thanks to sponsors Must Be Heaven, fancy that!, Bar B Boutique, Dona Lynn’s Unique Gifts, Branded Boutique, RE/MAX Advantage, Events by Room Service, Bev Frew and Puddin' Barnes
Entries are due by Wednesday, March 5, and are available through the sponsors, schools, the Visitor Center at The Simon, or enter online at www.DowntownBrenham.com

Parks & Recreation Guide 2014 now available online February 07, 2014

The 2014 Parks & Recreation Guide is now available on the parks page. Printed copies will be available at the Blue Bell Aquatic Center and other community locations later this month.

Download: 2014 Parks & Recreation Guide

Emergency Communications - Codered April 03, 2013

Dear Brenham Resident:

As the Communication Director for our city, we have contracted with Codered to provide an Emergency Mass Notification System. During an emergency, utilizing Codered's system, we will be able to quickly send important information to our residents via email, text message and/or voice call.

CodeRED signup

Authorized staff members will collect and facilitate these messages. Codered already possesses a substantial database that contains some residential contact information. But, you may want to access the opt-in site via the link and review or supplement your contact information. There is no charge to you to participate. We hope that you will take time to participate in this program, so that we may better communicate with you during an emergency.

If you have signed up for Alerted in the past, your contact information is being transfered to Codered and you won't have to sign up a second time.

Thank you,

Stephen Draehn

 

Restaurant Report Card March 03, 2014 - 11:58am

Want to see how your favorite restaurant scored on its last health inspection? The City of Brenham is now posting a monthly restaurant report card to show how food establishments inspected during that month performed on their health inspection.

 

Provide Website Feedback Take A Survey!

Website Survey - for the City of Brenham: Take the website survey and help us improve the City's website.

Lake Levels and City Water Usage April 15, 2014 - 12:53pm

Lake Somerville Normal Elevation: 238 ft
Lake Elevation at 7:00am this morning: 235.45 ft
   
Brazos River Authority (BRA) Stages:
Stage 1 drought watch: 234.7 ft
Stage 2 drought warning: 231.7 ft
Stage 3 drought emergency: 228.7 ft
   
City of Brenham water usage past 24 hours: 2.273 million gallons.
Rainfall this month: 1.3"

Additional Somerville Lake Information

 

Pet of the Month March 28, 2014 - 11:17am

Adopt me today!
Teka

Adopt Teka - Here comes Teka! Teka is ready for adoption and ready to call your place home.

Pets are available for adoption at:

Brenham Animal Shelter
2007 Old Chappell Hill Road
979-337-7351

Read more about Animal Control/Shelter and pets ready for adoption.

 

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