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WASHINGTON COUNTY ROADS CLOSED

A number of Washington County roads have been closed due to high water. That list includes portions of: Old Gay Hill Rd Gerke Rd Jeske Rd Willie Hinze Rd Old…

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FORMER J.P. GLENWOOD SCHWARTZ DIES

  Funeral services will be held Wednesday for a former Washington County justice of the peace and former member of the Burton City Council. Glenwood Schwartz died at his home…

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LEIGHTON SCHUBERT LOOKING FORWARD TO CHALLENGES OF STATE REPRESENTATIVE

Newly-sworn in District 13 State Representative Leighton Schubert is settling into the job he was sworn in to do last week, and says that he is truly in awe of the…

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AGGIE LEGEND BILLY PICKARD DIES

A legendary name in Aggie football history has died. Billy Pickard died early Monday morning at the age of 81 after suffering a stroke. Pickard’s affiliation with Texas A&M began…

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KWHI TO AIR GIRL SCOUT PROGRAMS DURING NEWSCAST

This week is National Girl Scout Week, and KWHI 1280 will be airing programs by local Girl Scouts speaking about their past and future activities and plans. The programs will…

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FAYETTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

Sheriff Keith Korenek reports on Sunday morning around 4:10 am the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a car on fire in Carmine on Celebration Street. The Carmine Fire…

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BLINN COLLEGE IN SCHULENBURG TO OFFER DUAL CREDIT CZECH LANGUAGE IN THE FALL

 Blinn College will introduce a new generation of high school students to the beauty of the Czech language this fall with dual credit courses that will allow students to earn…

MEDICAL EXAMINER

WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MULL OVER ESTABLISHING BRYAN MEDICAL EXAMINER OFFICE

Washington County and the seven counties in the Brazos Valley Council of Governments will be deciding whether to spend $3500 on a feasibility study on whether to establish a Medical…

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BURTON HERITAGE SOCIETY TO HOST TEXAS RANGER DAY

The Burton Heritage Society will host a Texas Ranger Day on Saturday, March 14 to celebrate different aspects and history of Burton. There will be a living history display of…

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LOCAL JOBLESS RATE RISES AT START OF 2015

Washington County’s jobless rate rose in the first month of 2015, but remains lower than the rate at this same time last year. The rate for January of 4.1-percent rose…

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