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COLORADO CO. FAIR GETS UNDERWAY THURSDAY NIGHT

Activities at the Colorado County Fair begin tonight (Thursday). Tonight marks the start of all the festivities taking place throughout the weekend at the Colorado County Fairgrounds in Columbus. Events…

EARLY-MORNING FIRE DAMAGES BURLESON CO. BUILDING

Firefighters have extinguished an early-morning blaze in Burleson County. The fire was reported just after 3:00 this (Thursday) morning. The structure was fully engulfed by the time firefighters arrived. It…

“CONNECT AFTER 5” THURSDAY NIGHT AT CHI ST. JOSEPH HEALTH

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly “Connect After 5” Networking Event tonight (Thursday). Tonight’s social will be held at the CHI St. Joseph Health Primary Care…

SOMERVILLE ISD SUSPENDING BAND ACTIVITY TO HANDLE MOLD CONCERNS IN BAND HALL

Somerville ISD has announced that band activities will be temporarily put on hold, while a mold issue is addressed in the band hall. In a message posted Wednesday on the…

ERCOT REQUESTING ENERGY CONSERVATION AS EXTREME HEAT RETURNS

As temperatures climb back into the triple digits over the next few days, Texans are asked to cut back on electricity usage where they can. The Electric Reliability Council of…

FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE HAY FIRE ON FM 2621

Local firefighters stayed busy Wednesday afternoon, as they fought the third grass fire in Washington County in two days. Prairie Hill and Meyersville volunteer firefighters were called out around 1…

COURTHOUSE ROOF REPLACEMENT LEADS AUGUST BUILDING PERMITS

Work on the Washington County Courthouse roof led a relatively light month of permits issued by the City of Brenham in August. Last month’s largest permit was issued to the…

WASHINGTON CO. EMS RECEIVES 5 ULTRASOUND UNITS

Washington County EMS now has a new diagnostic tool to use when seconds count in saving someone’s life.  Thanks to the generous donation of June Dossett, 5 of the Butterfly…

LEHMANN TO RECEIVE STAR OF TEXAS AWARD IN AUSTIN

A Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy, who was severely injured performing an operation in November, will soon be recognized at a ceremony in Austin. Deputy C.J. Lehmann will receive the Star…

BLUEBONNET ELECTRIC MEMBERS REPORT INCREASE IN ATTEMPTED PHONE-PAYMENT SCAMS

Members of Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative are reporting a recent increase in attempted phone scams from people claiming to represent Bluebonnet. According to Bluebonnet, the fraudulent callers tell members their power…