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In a letter sent to parents and guardians of BISD students Tuesday morning, Brenham ISD confirmed a district staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.

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The Brenham Police Department Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the death of a one-year-old child after responding to a call over the weekend.

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Brenham ISD has a second positive case of COVID-19, its second in seven days, after the district confirmed a Brenham Middle School student tested positive.

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With early voting beginning in two weeks, residents are running out of time to register to vote and to request a mail-in ballot.

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Lawn chairs on the grass, popcorn and a flick in the park is a popular summer attraction for Brenham residents. Due to COVID-19, the popular Movies in the Park is getting a fall reboot.

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The Splashpad at Henderson Park will be closed for the season Sept. 30. The water feature will reopen in April 2021. The city of Brenham asks residents who use the Splashpad to leave feedback in a survey (bit.ly/3kZbEcv) for any amenities the public would like or any feedback.

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As the end of September draws closer, so does the preliminary deadline for the 2020 U.S. Census.

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The Brenham Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Monday at 5:15 p.m. for two public hearings in council chambers. The meeting can also be accessed virtually at https://cityofbrenham.online/pzmeeting and/or call (844) 653-6177 (toll free); Meeting ID: 723 414 757#.

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The coronavirus pandemic has forced many people to change how important events are celebrated. With the help of her Army recruiter, one local recruit was able to share the special moment with her mom while practicing social distancing.

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The USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program is no more at the Margaret E. Blizzard Senior Center due to unreliable delivery from DiMare Fresh, a food supplier out of Houston.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture announced flexibility that will allow Brenham ISD to temporarily operate the summer meal program during the fall semester. Beginning Sept. 28, district participation in the summer meal program will enable all children…

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Officials with the Fort Worth District at Somerville Lake, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced changes are being implemented beginning Oct. 1 in an effort to ensure recreation facilities remain open and operate efficiently in response to resource constraints.

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Visit Brenham took the first step to becoming a Texas Music Friendly Community Tuesday during a virtual meeting held by Visit Brenham and the Texas Music Office.

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With the pandemic, social injustice and looming anxiety surrounding the upcoming presidential election, 2020 has been a turbulent year. That’s why Frank Pain of Abilene is taking a trip across Texas ending in Oklahoma to raise money for scholarships for young minorities.

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Brenham ISD reported its first positive case of COVID-19 in a student Tuesday. According to the district’s COVID-19 dashboard, the student is between the age of 15 and 19. The students who tested positive has not been on campus since Sept. 17.

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From antique cars to antique toys and anything interesting in between, Washington County resident in possession of a surplus of rare items can submit their collection of prized possessions for consideration to be filmed by the popular History Channel show American Pickers.

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Brenham ISD is currently down in enrollment according to information provided during a meeting of the district’s Board of Trustees Monday evening.

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The 152nd Washington County Fair came to a close after a week full of activities despite the necessary changes caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Visit Brenham/Washington County, the area’s Destination Marketing Organization, or DMO, announces the launch of its customized hospitality/customer service training program Visitor Journey A2D following a successful field test of the program this summer. The DMO staff took the participants’ …

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Eight pleaded guilty this past week to felonies and received terms ranging from probation to state jail in the 21st Judicial District Court.

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After an abnormal week of events at the 152nd Washington County Fair, exhibitors had their time to auction off animals during the junior livestock auction (JLA).

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A Brenham Police Officer who has assisted in 205 arrests due to her keen senses is retiring at the age of 56 in human years; K9 Officer Robbie.

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AUSTIN — Washington County’s unemployment rate dropped for the fourth consecutive month in August.

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As the fair completed its sixth day of events on Wednesday, the list of champions continues to grow. However, some of these kids are more than just winners; they are siblings.

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Visit Brenham is in the process of securing the Texas Music Friendly designation for Brenham and is co-hosting a virtual workshop with the Texas Music Office on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. as part of the process.

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A healthy report — including zero reported COVID-19 cases — was given by Burton ISD administration to the board of trustees Monday during a virtual regular meeting.

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Commissioners Court approved the 2021 budget for Washington County and levied the property tax rate Tuesday during their weekly meeting.

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Brenham ISD announced Tuesday that students who are receiving free/reduced meals based on their 2019-20 application will expire on Oct. 7. An application for free/reduced meals for the 2020-21 school year must be completed and approved to receive benefits after Oct. 7.

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The Washington County Fair kicked off this weekend. With several shows completed, champions in a variety of categories have already been named.

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As of Sept. 11, there are 505 recoveries, 41 active cases and 47 fatalities in Washington County due to COVID-19. There are currently zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Brenham Independent School District.

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Tuesday’s Commissioners Court will begin with a public hearing regarding the proposed 2021 budget for Washington County.

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Beginning college or starting a new job can be stressful enough without being in the middle of a pandemic. Though the ongoing coronavirus pandemic brought may activities to a halt, it did not stop people from taking the next steps in life.