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BLINN BOARD SETS 2019 TAX RATE

The Blinn Board of Trustees unanimously approved 2019’s property tax rate at its meeting Tuesday. The board officially adopted a rate of 5.6 cents per $100 valuation. The new rate…

CROWNING OF WASHINGTON CO. FAIR QUEEN WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT FAIRGROUNDS

The queen of the 151st Washington County Fair will be crowned tonight (Wednesday). Kelsey Fehrle, Carsyn Hodde, Emma Prewitt, Sydney Stein, and Neeleigh Wellmann are all vying for the honor…

MOVE OVER/SLOW DOWN OPERATION PLANNED WEDNESDAY; NEW VEHICLES ON “MOVE OVER/SLOW DOWN” LIST

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is planning another enforcement operation of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law, which has seen some changes. DPS troopers will be conducting a…

18-WHEELER TRAILER CARRYING VODKA DESTROYED AFTER FIRE NEAR LA GRANGE

An 18-wheeler trailer hauling vodka was destroyed after it caught on fire Monday afternoon in Fayette County. Shortly after 3 p.m., Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies and La Grange firefighters responded…

WASHINGTON CO EMS TACTICAL STRESS INOCULATION TRAINING

Members of the Washington County EMS tactical division attended a stress inoculation training session last week.  The training occurred at a facility designed by John Dean’s Consulting and Washington County…

JUNIOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION MOVED TO INDOOR SALES FACILITY AT WASHINGTON CO. FAIRGROUNDS

Thursday’s Junior Livestock Auction at the Washington County Fair has seen a change in location due to the threat of weather. Fair Manager Dean Fuchs says the auction is being…

NAVASOTA MAN KILLED IN HIGHWAY 105 CRASH INVOLVING 18-WHEELER

A Navasota man is dead after an accident involving an 18-wheeler Monday night in Grimes County. According to DPS Sergeant Jimmy Morgan, the crash occurred shortly after 8 p.m., about…

TEXAS A&M TELEHEALTH COUNSELING STUDENTS VISIT FAITH MISSION

Faith Mission in Brenham received a visit Monday from faculty members and students from a program at Texas A&M University. Dr. Carly McCord, Director of Texas A&M’s Telehealth Counseling Clinic…

WASHINGTON CO. COMMISSIONERS ADOPT BUDGET, LEVY TAX RATE AFTER NO PUBLIC COMMENT

Washington County’s 2019-20 budget has been approved, following no comment from the public. Washington County Commissioners voted unanimously today (Tuesday) to adopt the budget for the new fiscal year, beginning…

ARREST MADE IN ‘JUGGING’ SCHEME

A lengthy Brenham Police investigation has led to the arrest of a local woman in an alleged bank jugging scheme. Just after noon, Friday, September sixth, Brenham Police say a…