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A caring heart exudes from Brittanni Beard, RN, through her big smile and warm eyes. She recently won Rookie of the Year at Hospice Brazos Valley (HBV), which recognizes HBV team members who have devoted their talents to the organization for less than two years while going above and beyond i…

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Steph Jarvis pushes the barn doors of the oldest operating cotton gin open and the smell of oil rushes through the building as brisk January air fills the room. She points to conveyor belts and a large engine that used to bail cotton in Burton. “If these walls could talk,” she says, “And they do.”

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Esther (Jozwiak) Skweres, age 84, of Chappell Hill, passed away on Dec. 27, 2019.

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Memorial services for Jack Weidemann, 82, of Ledbetter, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine, Texas, with Rev. David Tinker officiating. 

Jack Weldon Weidemann was born on Dec. 20, 1937, in Burton, Texas, to Woodrow and Hildega…

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Washington County Judge John Durrenberger announced this morning that the county will no longer be paying out monies for the coyote bounties in 2020.

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A perfectly shaped beard and white locks frame the face of Sherald Bell, local Santa Claus personality. With a hearty belly laugh, wire-framed glasses and kind eyes, it’s no surprise the Vice President of Operations at Del Sol Food Company is also a part-time Santa. Once the red suit comes o…

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What started as making soap for herself has frothed into a small business for Pam Jones, owner of 11:11 Crafts & Soaps.

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There is beauty all around Jim Ellison, floriculturalist and former owner of Ellison’s. Along with his wife, Ellen, the two were inducted into the Society of American Florists (SAF) Floriculture Hall of Fame in September. The recognition, the floral industry’s highest honor, pays tribute to …

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Joy radiates off the face of Beth Deans, administrative coordinator for Camp for All, as she zooms around the campus on her golf cart. Wind rushes through her hair as she gushes about what makes the inclusive, no-boundaries camp so great.

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A childhood dream has turned into a reality with a twist for Debra (Leroy) Wenckens. Alongside her husband, Randy Wenckens, the two are popping up all over Washington and surrounding counties in their mobile popcorn truck.

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New Year’s Day marks a time for new beginnings for many people, whether it’s starting a diet, taking up a new hobby or just making a resolution to make a change.

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Local playwright Brad Nies will have the opportunity to see his play “The Prisoners of Driscoll Street” performed this weekend at The Gallery Players, an intimate off-Broadway theatre in Brooklyn, New York.

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The holiday season is the most wonderful, but also the busiest, time of the year. With such chaotic schedules, it becomes easy for people to forget the true reason for the season. The comedy “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” which runs at Unity Theatre today through Dec. 2, seeks to remedy …

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For most people, trying to think of something funny to say while countless pairs of eyes are staring at them is far from fun and games. But that’s exactly what it will be for the members of Slaphappy, Blinn College’s improvisation troupe led by co-captains Eva Kirby and Zach Hopkins, during …

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Starting Thursday, Unity Theatre’s 24th season is off to a hilarious start with “The Savannah Sipping Society,” a play filled with laughter, drinks, camaraderie, and all the adventures and inspiration that comes with starting a new life. Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Woote…

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Starting July 26, Unity Theatre invites audiences to join them in journeying down the rabbit hole and exploring the wonderful, whimsical world of Wonderland during their summer children’s musical production of “Alice in Wonderland.”

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When you enter the cat room in the city of Brenham’s Pet Adoption Center, tiny legs immediately start reaching through the bars, seeking just a little human contact, no matter how brief.

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When most people see a play, they usually don’t think much about what goes on behind the scenes. In the British farce “Noises Off,” which runs at Unity Theatre starting Thursday as the final play of its 2017-18 season, playwright Michael Frayn changes that by giving the audience an up-close …

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Let’s play a game of “Did You Know” in this edition of Hollywood Backlot. “Deadpool 2” arrives in theaters Friday and fans will likely storm the doors to get inside. The original was the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time, clearly signaling audiences’ love of the irreverent antihero a…

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Ron Rozelle’s father fought a hard battle with Alzheimer’s Disease toward the end of his life. Lester Rozelle had been the superintendent of the school system in tiny Oakwood in East Texas from the 1930s through 1960s.

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“As long as your fans continue to say yes, you will always have a career, regardless of what the ‘industry standard’ says.”

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Dr. Catherine Musemeche opens chapter four of her book “Hurt: The Inspiring, Untold Story of Trauma” with a series of extraordinary visuals:

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Jordan Nix and the Day Drinkers ready themselves for their debut in the Texas music scene