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McRAVEN NAMED SOLE FINALIST FOR UT CHANCELLOR

As expected, the University of Texas Board of Regents last (Tuesday) night named Admiral William McRaven the sole finalist for the chancellor of the UT System. The Regents unanimously selected…

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HOUSTON JURY GIVES DEATH SENTENCE TO KILLER

A Houston jury has given the death sentence to a man convicted of killing a Bellaire police officer. After 12 hours of deliberation over two days, a jury this (Tuesday)…

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WASHINGTON COUNTY CONSTABLE PAY DISPUTE

A dispute over differing salaries for Washington County constables is threatening to spill over into the County’s budgeting process this week. Washington County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Kramer is asking…

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LCRA CRACKING DOWN ON ILLEGAL LAKE PUMPS

In an effort to protect their water supply for Central Texas, the Lower Colorado River Authority, the LCRA, is cracking down on illegal water pumping. The LCRA says homeowners along…

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BISD PRE-K REGISTRATION BEGINS WEDNESDAY

The Brenham School District will hold pre-kindergarten student registration for the upcoming school year tomorrow (Wednesday). School officials will be at the Washington County Fairgrounds Event Center tomorrow (Wednesday) from…

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MARIJUANA FARM DISCOVERED NEAR GOODRICH

One man has been arrested and another is believed to be on the run in connection with a huge East Texas marijuana farm discovered over the weekend. Authorities near Goodrich,…

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WASHINGTON COUNTY CIVIC LEADER ALLEN COMMANDER DIES

One of Washington County’s most unique characters and civic leaders has died. Dr. Allen Commander died Sunday in a nursing home after a lengthy illness. The 86 year old Commander was…

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QUEBE ROAD BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN TUESDAY

The construction of a new bridge on Quebe Road in Washington County could keep it closed for up to five weeks. The Washington County Road and Bridge Department reports that…

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HEMPSTEAD LANDFILL CASE CHANGE OF VENUE HEARING

After hearing testimony today (Monday) in a change of venue request for the Hempstead Landfill case, an interim judge is expected to make a ruling soon. Former 21st District Court…

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WASHINGTON COUNTY JAIL INMATE MAKES SEXUAL ASSUALT CLAIM

A female inmate at the Washington County jail is claiming she was sexually assaulted in her cell by a guard or officer of the law. Washington County Chief Deputy Jay…

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