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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…

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STORMS, LIGHTNING CAUSE NUMEROUS POWER OUTAGES

The severe weather moved through the area yesterday evening caused numerous power outages.  Bluebonnet Electric spokesperson Will Holford stated that they had widespread outages throughout their service area with the…

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BURTON SCHOOL BOARD SETS PROPOSED TAX RATE

At the regular meeting of the Burton School Board Monday night, board members voted to keep the proposed tax rate that same as its been the past 4 years at…

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BLINN AND BAYLOR SIGN TRANSFER AGREEMENT

Baylor University and Blinn College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for…

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BLINN HOSTS INAUGURAL LIVESTOCK JUDGING CAMP

Teens from as far as Oregon, Indiana and Illinois didn’t let distance to stop them from learning from some of the nation’s leaders in agriculture. Blinn College’s Division of Agricultural…

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COUNTY COMMISSIONERS APPROVE GRANT TO TEMPUR SEALY

At this morning’s County Commissioners meeting, the commissioners approved a grant award agreement with Tempur Sealy International. Clint Colby, Project Manager for the Brenham Economic Development Foundation, explained that if…

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