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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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HEMPSTED 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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TWO VEHICLE BREAK-INS REPORTED

Two vehicle break-ins were reported to the Brenham Police Department on Friday of last week.  The owner of a vehicle in the 300 block of Brookside reported that a Canon…

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BRENHAM POLICE ARREST THREE OVER THE WEEKEND

The Brenham Police Department reports that they made 3 arrests over the weekend. Jack Blackwell     At 10:30 Friday night, during a traffic stop on Highway 290, Officer Jonathan…

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10 YEAR OLD BOY DROWNS IN POND SATURDAY

A 10 year old boy drowned in a pond Saturday afternoon in the 1400 block of Allen Road off of Highway 105 near Brenham.  The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reports…

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DEPUTY THUMANN AND LOBOS MAKE ANOTHER BUST

  Fayette County Deputy Randy Thumann and his K9 partner Lobos have made another large seizure of marijuana on interstate 10 near Flatonia.  In this case the driver turned out…

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AUSTIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING

The Austin County Commissioners Court is meeting this (Monday) morning to hear an audit report of the prior year.  The accounting firm of Beyer and Company will present their audit…

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BLINN BOARD MEETS FOR WORKSHOPS

The Blinn College Board of Trustees are meeting this (Monday) morning for a professional development workshop. “A Shared Vision of Student Success” is the topic for the Blinn Board’s 8…