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BLINN BOARD ADOPTS BUDGET AND TAX RATE

The Blinn College Board of Trustees voted last night to adopt a $93.9 million dollar budget for the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year.  Blinn College Chief Financial Officer Kelli Shomaker gives an…

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STANDING ROOM ONLY CROWD OBJECTS TO PROPOSED TRACK

An overflow crowd packed the County Commissioner’s Courtroom this morning for a public hearing for a proposed club type race track.  Residents from the Wonder Hill Road area came to…

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COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HEAR MONTHLY REPORTS

The County Commissioners heard monthly reports from the Sheriff’s Department, EMS, and for the first time, Emergency Communications.  Director of Emergency Communications Nathan Preston presented the monthly report reviewing the…

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SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES TAX RATE AND BUDGET

The Brenham School Board formally approved the budget and tax rate at last night’s meeting.  The tax rate will remain the same at a dollar thirteen and a half cent…

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DPS CAPTAIN AND SHERIFF TO ADDRESS ROTARY CLUB

Washington County Sheriff Otto Hanak and Captain Stacy Holland, with the Texas Department of Public Safety Aircraft Division, will speak at the Rotary Club of Washington County meeting Thursday, August…

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AREA UNEMPLOYMENT UP SLIGHTLY IN JULY

Unemployment in the area was up slightly for the month of July according to numbers released today.  In Washington County, the rate for July was 4.8 percent, up from 4.6…

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BLINN NAMES DR. ROBERT BRICK INTERIM DEAN

Dr. Robert Brick has been named interim dean for the Division of Science, Engineering & Mathematics, Blinn College has announced. Brick first came to Blinn as a part-time instructor in…

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BLINN RECOGNIZES 20 FUTURE NURSES

Twenty Blinn College Licensed Vocational Nursing graduates were recently welcomed into the profession during the program’s 52nd pinning ceremony at the Dr. W.W. O’Donnell Performing Arts Center on the College’s…

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BLINN RECEIVES $562,500 GRANT FOR T-STEM SCHOLARSHIPS

In its second year of participation, Blinn College has been awarded a $562,500 grant to award scholarships that will continue to help students pursue high-demand careers in science, technology, engineering…

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COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ACCEPT DONATION

  Discussions by the County Commissioners may be easier to hear at future meetings thanks to a donation by county resident Bill Neinast.  At this morning’s meeting, commissioners accepted a…