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CONCERNS RAISED ABOUT COUNTY PROPERTY NEGOTIATIONS

The Washington County Commissioners approved a measure exempting the purchase of real property from competitive bidding at today’s (Tuesday’s) meeting. The purpose is to acquire about 20 acres of land…

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KARA MATHENY NAMED NEW AGRI LIFE EXTENSION AGENT

Kara Matheny is the new Agri-Life Extension Agent for Washington County.  Matheny was introduced at today’s (Tuesday’s) meeting of the County Commissioners. Matheny comes from the Agri-Life Extension  office in…

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COUNTY JUDGE BRIEDEN SAYS COUNTY MAY NEED A JUSTICE CENTER

A new justice center to make Washington County courtrooms more secure could be in the future. County Judge John Brieden says when the County Commissioners meet Tuesday they will begin…

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WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COMPLETE ROAD REPAIR GRANT APPLICATION

The Washington County Commissioners took one more step in applying for a $341,000 matching grant from the Texas Department of Transportation to repair county roads damaged due to oil and…

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NAVASOTA REJECTS $60 MILLION BOND ISSUE

Navasota School Supt. Rory Gesch will be looking for ways to maintain and improve the school district’s facilities after a big rejection Saturday of a $61 million bond issue.    …

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COUNTY CONTINUES TO WORK FOR TXDOT GRANTS

Washington County Judge John Brieden says the county needs to take one more step to get road improvement grants from the Texas Department of Transportation. The county could get up…

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CLEAN UP FOR THE UGLIEST COURTHOUSE IN TEXAS

Austin County Judge Carolyn Bilski calls the building she has worked in for 20 years ‘the ugliest courthouse’ in the state and hopes to do something about it. Judge Bilski…

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WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ARE CONSIDERING HIRING BAILIFFS

Washington County Judge John Brieden says he has been talking to Sheriff Otto Hanak on ways to make the county courthouse more secure and they may have come up with…

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ROBERT SMITH, WASHINGTON COUNTY EMERGENCY COORDINATOR DIES

Robert Smith, the Washington County Emergency Coordinator for the past six years, died Tuesday night. Smith was appointed to the position and was serving in the postion when the county…

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COUNTY JUDGE JOHN BRIEDEN ON TUMBLEWEED SMITH’S THE SOUND OF TEXAS

Washington County Judge John Brieden was featured on today’s (Tuesday’s) edition of Tumbleweed Smith’s The Sounds of Texas.  The program is heard everday on KWHI at 7:21 and then at…