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TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO COCAINE BUST

A Tuesday afternoon traffic stop led to the arrest of a 23-year old man on numerous charges. Brenham police officer Kevin Mertz recognized the man driving on West Main near…

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WEST FERTILIZER EXPLOSION LEADS TO LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS

The West fertilizer plant explosion in April of last year has the attention of the Texas House Homeland Security Committee. The Committee held hearings on the possible new regulations for…

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UT REGENT IMPEACHMENT DELAYED

The impeachment of a University of Texas Regent will not take place this month. Texas lawmakers will not meet this month to consider articles of impeachment against Regent Wallace Hall…

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BIG MONEY FOR BURTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

Some big money is coming to the Burton school district from the federal government. The $1.6 million will be used to improve existing school buildings due to a bond program…

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HOUSING CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES TO BOOST BUILDING IN BRENHAM

The city of Brenham issued $1.2 million in the 42 building permits issued  for the month of June.   The city has issued $16.3 million in building permits so far this…

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COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ADOPT ECONOMIC PLAN

The Washington County Commissioners approved a county economic plan at today’s (Tuesday’s) meeting over the objections of Precinct Three County Commissioner Kirk Hanath. The plan would grant extra incentives to…

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AUSTIN COUNTY TO APPOINT NEW TREASURER

The Austin County Commissioners will be holding a special meeting Wednesday to appoint a new County Treasurer. Austin County Judge Carolyn Bilski says treasurer Laura Kay, was filling out an…

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CITY COUNCIL APPROACHING BUDGET TIME

With the month of July comes the time when city, county governments along with school boards begin looking at their books and preparing their budgets for the next fiscal year….

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WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION HONORED

The Washington County Commissioners recognized the Washington County Historical Commission at today’s (Tuesday’s) meeting. For the 20th consecutive year the Texas Historical Commission has awarded the local commission with the…

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BLINN PRESIDENT NOLTE HAS CONTRACT EXTENDED

Blinn College President Harold Nolte will remain the College’s president, even after months of criticism over his re-organization plan, a faculty senate vote of no confidence and a recent alleged…

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