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SENATOR KOLKHORST NAMED TO SENATE COMMITTEES

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick released his list of Senate Committee appointments for the 84th Legislative Session, naming Senator Kolkhorst as Vice Chair of the Health & Human Services Committee in…

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HIGHWAY 50 NOW OPEN AFTER ONE CAR ACCIDENT

There was  a major one car accident on Highway 50 near the Independence Firearms, and had 50 closed in both directions. Police report that Highway 50 is now open. The accident occurred…

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BRENHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT

The Brenham FD responded to 903 Crockett Street for a Carbon Monoxide detector sounding. Brenham FD investigated the residence and found a large natural gas furnace not working properly. Homeowner…

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HOUSE DISTRICT 13 DEBATE SCHEDULED FOR NEXT FRIDAY

There will be a debate between House District 13 candidates Carolyn Cerny Bilski and Leighton Schubert on January 30th in Hallettsville. The event is sponsored by the Republican Women of…

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BRAZOS VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF PRACTICING AS NURSE WITHOUT LICENSE

 A College Station woman is being accused of practicing as a nurse without a license for nearly a decade. Forty-three year old Sheila Marie Vincent turned herself into the Brazos…

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO ANNOUNCE MAN AND WOMAN OF THE YEAR TUESDAY

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce is deciding who they will select as their 2014 Man and Woman of the Year, and will be revealed Tuesday evening, January 27th. The…

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TWO PLEAD GUILTY TO DRUG OFFENSES IN DISTRICT COURT

Two person plead guilty to felony offenses and received terms ranging from probation to prison terms in the 21st Judicial District Court, according to Julie Renken, District Attorney. Eric Michael…

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BRENHAM MAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSING PROHIBITED WEAPONS

A Brenham man has been arrested and charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and narcotics after officers found multiple weapons in his home. Investigator Joe Merkley with the Brenham…

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GRAND JURY HANDS DOWN INDICTMENTS

The Washington County 21st Grand Jury met in regular session on Thursday, January 20, and released 19 indictments. Only the names of those that have been arrested can be released,…

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UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY DIPS SLIGHTLY

The unemployment rate for Washington County for December 2014 was 3.2 percent, down slightly from November 2014. The December unemployment rate was .5% lower that November’s unemployment rate of 3.7%…

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