New director

Ben Menjares, who has been with the Brenham Housing Authority for 14 years, was celebrated as the new executive director of the authority in this August 2018 file photo.

At least three cases of COVID-19 coronavirus in Brenham, one of them the only death to have been reported so far, may have been low income residents managed by the Brenham Housing Authority.

In an interview Wednesday, Executive Director of the Brenham Housing Authority Ben Menjares told The Banner-Press the death occurred at Parklane Villas, an apartment complex managed by Menjares’ local housing authority. But he said they’ve yet to receive any official positive test result likely due to health privacy laws.

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