Category Archives: News

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VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE COMING MONDAY

Washington County Clerk Beth Rothermel says it’s time for the county to renew the contract  with Election Systems and Software, to help the county tabulate the results and provide for…

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BISD TO HEAR MORE ABOUT GAMECHANGERS

The Brenham School Board will take a look at some preliminary budget projections during a special noon meeting Monday at the School District Administrative Offices. BISD Business Director Kim Horne…

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ANOTHER HEARING SET FOR SENIOR VILLAGE

The developers of the proposed Senior Citizens retirement village near downtown Brenham added one single unit to the complex and that, according to city staffer Julie Fulghum means the whole…

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ENROLLMENT AT BLINN COLLEGE BOOMS

Enrollment is booming at Blinn College.  The college reports 16,780 students registered for the spring semester on its Brenham, Bryanand Schulenburg campuses and saw a 15 percent increase in its…

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GIDDINGS MAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING $36,000 WORTH OF COPPER TUBING

Washington County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 35-year old Giddings man in connection with the theft of $36,000 worth of copper tubing. Jose Guadalupe Morales was arrested on Thursday.  Deputies were…

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RANKIN AND GRAY NAMED CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MAN AND WOMAN OF THE YEAR

The Man and Woman of the Year were named at last night’s (Thursday) Washington County Chamber of Commerce Banquet. The previous honorees, Sally Blackie-Sengal, and Jim Ellison read the accolades…

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“THINGS ARE SMOKIN’ IN TEXAS” CHAMBER SPEAKER HOBBY SAYS

“Things are ‘smokin’ in Houston, and Texas,” according to Paul Hobby, the keynote speaker at last (Thursday) night’s Washington County Chamber of Commerce Banquet at the Fireman’s Training Center. Hobby…

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EXPECT HIGHER ELECTRIC BILLS AFTER STORMS

Officials with Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative are warning its customers to be ready for much higher electric bills this month. Two strong, arctic cold fronts blasted Central Texas in January and…

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TxDOT APPROVES TWO AREA PROJECTS

The Texas Department of Transportation has approved a pair of projects in the area, slated to begin this spring. TxDOT approved a one-million dollar hot mix overlay on Highway-290, from…

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BISD AWAITING WORD FROM STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION ON HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION STANDARDS

Bonnie Brinkmeyer, the Brenham School District’s Director of Instruction and Accountability says she is waiting with ‘baited breath’ for the decision from the State School Board about the new and…

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