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GERMANIA FILLS BACKPACKS AT ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

As Brenham and Burton ISD students get ready to return to school this fall, Germania Insurance wanted to help make sure they start out on the right foot. Germania sponsored two grade levels by making a $10,000 donation to the school supply drive that was hosted by the Brenham Game Changers this past Saturday.
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WASHINGTON CO. HISTORICAL COMMISSION EARNS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

The Washington County Historical Commission (WCHC) has received an award from the state. Members of the WCHC were recognized by Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday, after it received a distinguished service award from the Texas Historical Commission (THC) for its efforts in 2021. The THC presents distinguished service awards to...
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WASHINGTON CO. FIRES UNDER INVESTIGATION, SAYS SHERIFF

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and other state and local agencies are currently investigating the recent fires throughout the area. Sheriff Otto Hanak said in a release today (Tuesday) that several fires are undetermined and others are under investigation. A number of them have been on or near FM 390 and FM 1948 near Lake Somerville and on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property.
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Update: Burns Creek fire in Washington County now 80 percent contained

BURTON, Texas — The Burns Creek fire has now been burning for at least 48 hours, covering 397 acres. As of Tuesday afternoon, incident commanders report that the fire is now 80 percent contained, and they are optimistic that it will not grow anymore. Power has been restored to...
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WASHINGTON COUNTY LADIES LIONS CLUB MAKE BIG DONATIONS

The Washington County Ladies Lions Club announced some big donations at their meeting last (Monday) night. The Ladies Lions Club held a recent fundraiser to target hunger. The organization is making a $5,000 donation to Brenham Bread Partners. Joe Williams and Charlotte Mulligan represented the Bread Partners at the meeting....
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WASHINGTON CO. FAIR QUEEN CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED

Three candidates are vying for the honor of Washington County Fair Queen. Ribbon Jones, Maddie Rogers and Carmen Niemeyer were announced as the 2022 fair queen contestants during the fair’s Volunteer Appreciation Night on Saturday at Silver Wings Ballroom. Ribbon Jones is a junior at Brenham High School and...
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NEW WAVERLY FIREFIGHTERS DEPLOY TO LAKE SOMMERVILLE

New Waverly Fire personnel deployed to the Lake Somerville fire. Two TIFMAS Strike Teams have been assigned to the Burns Creek Fire in Washington County. The latest reports from the Texas A&M Forest Service have the fire at 300 acres and 50% containment. While two homes are reported to have burned, there are no reports of injuries.

Texas Wildfire alert: Burns Creek Fire update

At 4:16pm on August 7th, The Texas A&M Forest Service was requested to the Burns Creek Fire in Washington County. The fire began in the area of the 6600 block of FM 1948, and is moving north in the direction of Lake Sommerville. TAMFS is in unified command with local resources.
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Fire near Lake Somerville now 80% contained, evacuation orders lifted

BURTON, Texas (KBTX) - The Burns Creek Fire, which sparked up Sunday, is still burning well into Tuesday afternoon, but fire officials say it is now 80% contained. Mandatory evacuations ordered for residents on Schulenberg Lane on Sunday have now lifted. Residents are able to return to their homes. The...
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SMITHVILLE WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER PURSUIT ENDS IN CHAPPELL HILL

A Smithville woman is in Washington County custody after a high-speed chase late Wednesday night out of Harris County. According to DPS Sergeant Justin Ruiz, a trooper was on Highway 290 near Mason Road in the Cypress area around 11:50 p.m. when the trooper spotted a 2015 Ford Fusion driving at a high rate of speed.
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