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Thursday 02/11/2016
Blinn president testifies before House committee
Posted: February 11, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Blinn College president Mary Hensley testified today before a Texas House committee reviewing the state’s community college system.

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Gas prices down another 5¢
Posted: February 11, 2016 - 1:00 pm

The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $1.53 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

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Brenham man jailed after high-speed chase
Posted: February 11, 2016 - 1:00 pm

A Brenham man riding a motorcycle was jailed Wednesday after a high-speed across the county.

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Round Top News: Inaugural Great Cupcake Challenge to take place Saturday
Posted: February 11, 2016 - 12:45 pm

The annual Round Top Area Historical Society Garage sale is here in Round Top at 402 N Washington St. (Highway 237 North) across from the Round Top State Bank. The sale is set for Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Come out for the bargains and be ready for a good deal.

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Wednesday 02/10/2016
McCaul raps president's budget plan
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 1:00 pm

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s proposed record $1.4 trillion budget allocates more to fight climate change than it does to fight a growing terrorist threat to the U.S., says U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul.

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Kolkhorst named to Senate port committee
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 1:00 pm

AUSTIN —State Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) has been appointed to the newly established Senate Committee on Texas Ports by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

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Beat
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Residents wanting to report suspicious activities — such as strange cars in their neighborhood — but don’t want to call 911 — can use dispatching’s non-emergency number of 337-7272.

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Chilling hours for peaches generally on target across state
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 1:00 pm

COLLEGE STATION — It’s been a generally mild winter, and the state’s peach orchards have pretty much been doing what one would expect: “chilling,” said Monte Nesbitt, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service pecan, fruit and citrus specialist.

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Organizers anticipate record entries at Regional History Fair
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 1:00 pm

The participants at this year’s Brazos Valley Regional History Fair are expected to make a little history of their own.

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Tuesday 02/09/2016
Man jailed on money laundering charge
Posted: February 09, 2016 - 1:00 pm

An Austin man remained in the Washington County jail today on felony charges that include money laundering.

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Alert warns of wildfire dangers
Posted: February 09, 2016 - 1:00 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a “red flag warning” for much of southeast Texas, including Washington County.

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County commissioners to donate office furnishings to WCHLA
Posted: February 09, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Washington County commissioners today approved to declare miscellaneous office furnishings as “surplus” and to donate them to the Washington County Healthy Living Association, a non-profit organization.

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Sebesta disbarment affirmed
Posted: February 09, 2016 - 1:00 pm

The State Bar’s Board of Disciplinary Appeals has affirmed the disbarment of former District Attorney Charles Sebesta.

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Beat
Posted: February 09, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Residents wanting to report suspicious activities — such as strange cars in their neighborhood — but don’t want to call 911 — can use dispatching’s non-emergency number of 337-7272.

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Monday 02/08/2016
Valentines Day 'special time' in Locke family
Posted: February 08, 2016 - 1:00 pm

“Jentry Brooks Locke was born February 14, 2015 at College Station Medical Center. Our little blessing weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long.

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Monday Beat
Posted: February 08, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Residents wanting to report suspicious activities — such as strange cars in their neighborhood — but don’t want to call 911 — can use dispatching’s non-emergency number of 337-7272.

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Commissioners to consider WCHLA donation
Posted: February 08, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Washington County commissioners Tuesday will discuss donating surplus office furnishings to a non-profit organization.

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Chappell Hill Chamber honors top citizens, business
Posted: February 08, 2016 - 1:00 pm

CHAPPELL HILL — Two individuals and a business have been honored by the Chappell Hill Chamber of Commerce.

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Youth Focus: Janelle Menjares
Posted: February 08, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Parents: Liz and Ben Menjares.

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Burton News: Bridge Ministry pays off remainder of building loan
Posted: February 08, 2016 - 12:45 pm

Lot’s going on in our fair town! Here’s the scoop for the week ahead.

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Saturday 02/06/2016
City projects on schedule
Posted: February 06, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Two major city of Brenham projects are expected to be complete in the next few months.

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WCHLA memberships rise after center opens
Posted: February 06, 2016 - 1:00 pm

The Washington County Healthy Living Association has seen a surge in its membership since opening a new senior center last Monday.

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Breaking eggs: Eggshell icons decorate St. Peter's
Posted: February 06, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Bare walls between the stained glass windows at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of Brenham have been replaced with eggshell and gold leaf mosaic icon panels of the Stations of the Cross depicting in artistic detail each event the Bible says occurred to Jesus on the way to his crucifixion.

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BEC holding town hall meetings
Posted: February 06, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative is hosting a town hall meeting here, one of five that will be held in February and March.

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McCaul named to House task force
Posted: February 06, 2016 - 1:00 pm

WASHINGTON — Congressman Michael McCaul has been named to a U.S. House task force charged with looking at national security.

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Sunday Beat
Posted: February 06, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Residents wanting to report suspicious activities — such as strange cars in their neighborhood — but don’t want to call 911 can use dispatching’s non-emergency number of 337-7272.

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Lewter to speak at Black History Breakfast
Posted: February 06, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Charles H. Lewter IV, interim executive director for student engagement and dean of chapel at Prairie View A&M University, will be the featured speaker at the 30th annual Black History Breakfast here on Saturday.

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Recognize the cycle of domestic violence
Posted: February 06, 2016 - 11:00 am

My father Jack Deans counseled over 5,000 troubled men and women as a lay therapist from the 1960s till the late 1980s at our home in Bellaire.

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Friday 02/05/2016
Brenham man gets prison sentence
Posted: February 05, 2016 - 1:00 pm

A Brenham man already on probation has been sentenced to three years in state prison for fleeing from authorities.

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Council gets BFD report
Posted: February 05, 2016 - 1:00 pm

The Brenham Fire Department is revamping its command staff, and a decline in the number of volunteers continues to be a nagging problem, Fire Chief Ricky Boeker told city council members Thursday.

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$384,469 worker training grant finalized
Posted: February 05, 2016 - 1:00 pm

A $384,469 grant that will provide workforce training for Igloo Products employees has been finalized.

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City: No TCL baseball this summer
Posted: February 05, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Texas Collegiate League baseball won’t be coming to Brenham this summer.

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Gas prices drop another 3¢
Posted: February 05, 2016 - 1:00 pm

The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $1.58 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

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H-E-B recalls caramel pecan turtle ice cream
Posted: February 05, 2016 - 1:00 pm

H-E-B is recalling one of its ice cream flavors because wood might be present, the company said today.

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Beat
Posted: February 05, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Residents wanting to report suspicious activities — such as strange cars in their neighborhood — but don’t want to call 911 — can use dispatching’s non-emergency number of 337-7272.

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Thursday 02/04/2016
Quilt show being held here
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 1:18 pm

The Friendship Quilt Guild will host its biennial juried show featuring contemporary and traditional quilts Friday and Saturday at the Fireman’s Training Center here.

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$500,000 job training grant awarded
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Blue Bell Creameries and Stanpac USA have partnered with Blinn College to provide job training for 771 new and incumbent workers using a $500,160 Skills Development Fund grant.

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Saturday matinees returning to Simon's Hasskarl Auditorium
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Saturday matinees will be offered at the Simon Theatre for the first time in over 30 years.

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Year two of single vehicle stickers nears
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Texas is entering the second year of its “Two Steps, One Sticker” program for vehicle inspection and registration.

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Beat
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Residents wanting to report suspicious activities — such as strange cars in their neighborhood — but don’t want to call 911 — can use dispatching’s non-emergency number of 337-7272.

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Carmine News: Sweetheart Classic Cruise set for Feb. 13
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 12:45 pm

Round Top-Carmine varsity girls and boys play in Prairie Lea Friday at 5 p.m. JV boys and varsity girls and boys host La Marque Tuesday with the first game at 5 p.m.

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Round Top News: Education Foundation benefit is Saturday
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 12:45 pm

Saturday is the annual Round Top-Carmine Round Up Fundraiser to be held at the Round Top Rifle Hall. Proceeds from this event will benefit the RT-C Education Foundation, a 501 ©(3) charity that provides extra funds in support of our school programs. 8:30-9:30 a.m. is a Fun Run in which you can register at www.itsyourrace.com, 4-5 p.m. is Black Bert’s Magic Show for kids of all ages, 4-6 p.m. is live music by Allison Crowson and Cory Bosley and also at 4 p.m. the silent auction begins. Dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m. with advanced sold tickets. 6 p.m. starts the “heads or tails” game and the live auction also begins. Dancing with live music by Charles and the Fabulous Four will round up the evening from 8-11 p.m. Please join us in support of our schools.

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
Beat
Posted: February 03, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Residents wanting to report suspicious activities — such as strange cars in their neighborhood — but don’t want to call 911 — can use dispatching’s non-emergency number of 337-7272.

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Program for potential volunteers to be held
Posted: February 03, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Anyone interested in history, acting, teaching children or helping the community is invited to lunch with management teams of several historic projects needing help.

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$2 million in building permits issued
Posted: February 03, 2016 - 1:00 pm

A church project led building permits issued by the city of Brenham in January.

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Voters must select primary in mail ballot application
Posted: February 03, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Voters who want to cast ballots by mail should be careful to make sure they vote in the primary of their choice.

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Tate, Toubin honored as top citizens
Posted: February 03, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Two longtime civic leaders who have worked tirelessly for their community were honored as Man and Woman of the Year during Tuesday’s annual Washington County Chamber of Commerce-Economic Development Foundation banquet.

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Tuesday 02/02/2016
Beat
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Residents wanting to report suspicious activities — such as strange cars in their neighborhood — but don’t want to call 911 — can use dispatching’s non-emergency number of 337-7272.

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Commissioners approve resolution in support of apartment development
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Washington County commissioners today approved a resolution in support of the proposed Parklane Villas development and HuntJon LLC’s application of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for housing credits.

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Council to discuss changes in BFD command staff
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Changes in the Brenham Fire Department’s command staff is being proposed by the department’s chief.

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