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BRENHAM FIREMEN RESPOND TO EXPLOSION

The Brenham Fire Department was dispatched at about 2 this (Wednesday) afternoon to the report of an explosion at Premier Metal Buyers in the 1500 block of Highway 36 North. …

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BLINN RECEIVES TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION GRANT

The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded Blinn College a grant worth $115,145 to provide safety and skills training for almost 200 employees at a new pipe mill located in Bryan….

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COUNTY COMMISSIONERS APROVE INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT

The County Commissioners meeting was brief this morning with mostly routine business and reports.  Precinct 3 Commissioner Kirk Hanath led the meeting because County Judge John Brieden is at the…

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ROTARY CLUB ADDS TO BLINN SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT

The Brenham Rotary Club has gifted an additional $11,500 toward the Blinn College scholarship it originally endowed in 1999, the College announced today. The Brenham Rotary Club Scholarship was previously…

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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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