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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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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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Brenham trustees get calendar update
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Brenham trustees heard updates Monday on a new school calendar and plans to assign new elementary school students to campuses.

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Deadline for Bluebonnet grant approaching
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 1:00 pm

The deadline for area nonprofit organizations to submit applications for the second round of Bluebonnet Community Grants is Tuesday, Feb. 16.

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Thursday celebration will mark Simon reopening
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 1:00 pm

The public is invited to a reopening celebration of the historic Simon Theatre, an important downtown Brenham landmark.

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Monday 02/01/2016
Youth Focus: Cesili Inglehart
Posted: February 01, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Parents: Ricklynn Gaines and Jacob Inglehart.

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Chappell Hill gumbo cookoff called success
Posted: February 01, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Great weather, local community support and community interest were the ingredients attributed to a successful inaugural Chappell Hill Gumbo Cook-Off on Saturday.

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County to discuss housing project
Posted: February 01, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Washington County commissioners Tuesday will consider a resolution supporting an 80-unit apartment complex.

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Monday Beat
Posted: February 01, 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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Brenham superintendent speaks in Chappell Hill
Posted: February 01, 2016 - 1:00 pm

CHAPPELL HILL — The Brenham school district’s goal is to ready its students for the future, Superintendent Walter Jackson said here Saturday.

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Local health officials monitoring Zika virus
Posted: February 01, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Washington County health officials say they are carefully monitoring outbreaks of the Zika virus, which is causing serious health problems for some countries in South America.

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Margaret E. Blizzard Center — A fitting tribute
Posted: February 01, 2016 - 1:00 pm

It’s extremely doubtful Brenham and Washington County would be blessed with the opening today (Feb. 1) of an outstanding new Senior Activity Center, but for the happenstance two special people who grew up in a small Upland, Pa., community would marry, eventually relocate to Houston and ultimately choose a delightful little 60-acre ranch just off FM 390 near Burton for their retirement home back in 1989.

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Burton News: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper next week
Posted: February 01, 2016 - 12:45 pm

Here’s February! Here’s the scoop for our fair city in the week ahead.

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Saturday 01/30/2016
Vehicle offense draws jail time
Posted: January 30, 2016 - 1:00 pm

A Brenham man has been sentenced to 222 days in a state jail for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

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Trustees to again discuss elementary school demographics
Posted: January 30, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Brenham school trustees Monday will continue discussion of a plan to balance demographics at the district’s elementary campuses.

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Action! Work beginning on major motion picture
Posted: January 30, 2016 - 1:00 pm

A major motion picture project will begin this spring in the Brenham area.

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Sunday Beat
Posted: January 30, 2016 - 9:00 am

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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Friday 01/29/2016
Beat
Posted: January 29, 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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Gas prices fall another 4 cents
Posted: January 29, 2016 - 1:00 pm

The statewide gas price average in Texas is now $1.61 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

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House leaders press Obama on changes to Visa Waiver Law
Posted: January 29, 2016 - 1:00 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Five U.S. House members have accused President Obama of trying to sidestep a new law which they say is aimed at keeping terrorists out of the U.S.

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Church foundation distributes $220,284
Posted: January 29, 2016 - 1:00 pm

A church foundation here has donated more than $220,000 to a host of public service organizations.

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Thursday 01/28/2016
Judges: No handguns on courthouse floor
Posted: January 28, 2016 - 1:00 pm

The third floor of the Washington County courthouse has been declared a “gun-free” zone by district judges, but the county annex where district attorney offices are located was left out of the ban.

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Brenham man indicted on assault charge
Posted: January 28, 2016 - 1:00 pm

A Brenham man has been indicted on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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