Category Archives: News

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ECONOMIST DETAILS BLINN COLLEGE’S IMPACT ON THE LOCAL ECONOMY

Blinn College’s economic impact on its 13 county service area, headquartered in Washington County, is over $345.5 million a year and the benefits continue for years. That was the report…

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COMMISSIONERS LEASE FAIRGROUND LAND FOR SENIOR CITIZEN GARDEN FARMING

A small portion of land on the Washington County Fairgrounds will soon be growing food for the Healthy Living Association for their senior citizen meal program at today’s (Tuesday’s) meeting…

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COUNTY APPROVES TEMPUR-SEALY TAX PHASE IN

The Washington County Commissioners granted a tax phase in agreement that will allow Tempur-Sealy International to make a major expansion at their Brenham operation, increasing its workforce by 90 workers…

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BISD TO SPEND JUST UNDER A MILLION FOR FURNITURE FOR ALTON AND BRENHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL

The Brenham School Board voted to spend just under a million dollars to furnish  and provide the latest technology for the new Alton Elementary School and the renovated Brenham Middle…

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BISD BOARD APPROVES SPENDING FOR CAPTURING KIDS HEARTS

The Brenham School Board agreed to spend $90,000 to send teachers, administrators and staff to be trained under the ‘Capturing Kid’s Hearts’ program at their meeting last (Monday) night. Superintendent…

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BLUEBONNET SCAM WARNING

A news release from the Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative says that a scam mostly involving the elderly and Hispanic members continues in the cooperative’s 14 county coverage area.  Much of this…

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LAWSUIT AGAINST CALDWELL ISD OFFICIALS DISMISSED

A lawsuit charging three Caldwell ISD officials with failing to report a victim of child abuse has been dropped. The original suit was filed by the Texas Center for the…

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MAN CHARGED WITH DWI WITH CHILD PASSENGER AFTER STRIKING POWER POLE

A 30-year old Brenham man was arrested for driving while intoxicated with a child passenger charges after he slammed into an electric power  pole with a one year old on…

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RETIRED WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF J.W. JANKOWSKI DIES

J.W. Jankowski, who served as Washington County Sheriff for 20 years died early Sunday morning at his home. Jankowski served as Washington County Sheriff from 1993 TO 2013.  He stepped…

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CAPTURING KIDS HEARTS

When the Brenham School Board meets tonight (Monday) they will continue to find ways to ensure students will continue to go to school and be enthusiastic about being there. The…

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