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WATER RISING FAST AT LAKE SOMERVILLE

The level of Lake Somerville is rising rapidly due to recent heavy rains, and water is expected to flow over the spillway by this weekend. As of noon Thursday, Lake…

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TOUGH TIMES IN BRENHAM

Just when I thought things couldn’t get worse in Brenham, they did.  Although it wasn’t unexpected, the announcement Friday that Blue Bell Creameries was laying off 250 local workers, and…

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PROPERTY VALUES TAKE BIG JUMP IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

For the first time ever, property values in Washington County have risen to over $3 billion.  Based on numbers released by the Appraisal District, property appraisals in Washington County are…

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THE SPECTATOR – CRAZY COUPLE OF WEEKS….

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks in Washington County.  Probably the craziest I can remember.  How often does Brenham make the national news….and even international news…..twice in just a…

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KWHI INVESTIGATING BLINN BRYAN BOOKSTORE BIDS

As part of an investigative report, KWHI News has asked Blinn College for the names of the companies or individuals who bid on the bookstore contract for the Bryan campus….

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BUYERS OF ERNIE’S RESTAURANT PROPOSE PARKLET IDEA

Downtown Brenham will soon have a new restaurant with outdoor seating. Tami Redshaw and Edward Smith III have purchased the former “Ernie’s Restaurant” on Baylor Street and plan to open…

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THE SPECTATOR – SHOULD BLINN COMPROMISE?

Should Blinn College compromise with Bryan State Representative John Raney?  My gut reaction is a resounding “No!”.  I don’t believe it’s the place of the Texas Legislature to stick its…

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THE SPECTATOR: BLINN UNDER ATTACK

Blinn College in Brenham is under attack.  This is no joke.  Several members of the Texas Legislature are attacking Blinn College with bills that could severely cripple its future.  After…

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BISD BOARD TO VOTE ON SCHOOL CALENDAR THURSDAY

The Brenham School Board will vote on a proposed instructional calendar for next year very similar to this year’s when they meet Thursday night. Interim Brenham School Superintendent Paul Aschenbeck…

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HEARING SET FOR PROPOSED RACE TRACK LAWSUIT

A hearing date has been set later this month in the 21st District Court of Washington County in the lawsuit over a proposed race track near Chappell Hill. Judge Caron…

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