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I told you I would print the last recipe that Katie Leithead in Lake Charles, Louisiana, sent in to go along with the ones from last Sunday. And, I’m as good as my memory. I also have a good one from Linda from Padre Island and the ranch in the Hill Country around Austin where they have a fa…

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Eleven-year-old Shyanne Scarbrough already knows exactly what she wants to do with her life. The sixth-grader at Clute Intermediate wants to be a SWAT team member and to be a heart surgeon so that she can help people. This past summer, Shyanne was given the chance to experience a little of each when she participated in the National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to STEM weeklong camp.

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DEAR ABBY: My husband and I relocated to a warmer climate a few years ago, putting us more than 1,000 miles away from my adult children. The kids all seem to think this trip was just for fun, and continue to ask me to “come home.”

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ANGLETON — Those who live in Brazoria County appreciate a chance to leave their homes to spend an evening in a country venue that offers a foot-stomping concert. That’s exactly what Kicks Club, 139 CR 497, is offering tonight through a performance from The Emotions.

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CLUTE — BASF Planetarium’s Scholastic Bowl welcomes adult and high-school teams to The Center for the Arts and Sciences’ Freeport LNG Theater for an evening of trivia and fun competition.

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On Friday the Clute Branch Library held a Tween/Teen STEAM Day event to introduce adolescents to a small spherical robot, and help them get comfortable playing with it, as a way to introduce them to coding.

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Metabolic syndrome is a contributing factor to Alzheimer’s — but dementia symptoms can be delayed or even reversed through lifestyle changes. Meta Camp is an eight-week program designed to help senior citizens manage metabolic syndrome — and stave off symptoms of dementia — through losing weight, improving diet and incorporating exercise, and reducing their stress.

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You might know someone who is a bird biologist and you might have seen someone on the beach counting birds. You might know about an organization dedicated to the well-being of birds, such as the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, that has big research projects focused on birds. But do you know why…

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LAKE JACKSON — When it comes to jazz and band performances, usually it’s the teachers who watch the students practice and perform. On Jan. 18, students and their families will get the opportunity to see their teachers perform as the Brazosport Jazz Orchestra plays a show at The Clarion at Br…

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Bianca Stallberg never thought she could run a marathon, and she never thought her son Dustin, who was born with spina bifida, could do a marathon with her. Today, they are training together for the Houston Marathon on January 19.

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I have to tell you what I heard on TV about making new year’s resolutions — don’t. They and whoever “they” are said it puts you under too much stress to try and keep those “never kept” resolutions anyway. Isn’t that a big relief for you? I know it is for me, because I gave up making resoluti…

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CLUTE — Six Brazoswood High School musicians advanced to the area competition based on their performances at the Texas Music Educators Association Region XVII auditions last month in Alvin.

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Angleton native, Eric Edwards is a rapper, singer, songwriter and model known professionally as Kenzo Vice. In August he released his debut album, with plans to re-release one of the songs as a new version featuring a collaboration with his wife, social media influencer LaPorshe' Edwards. After that, he plans to make the most of 2020.

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White-nose syndrome is a disease that in recent years has killed millions of bats in North America. White-nose syndrome, or WNS, affects bats as they hibernate.

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The Texas A&M Singing Cadets will perform at the Clarion at Brazosport College at 7 p.m. on Monday. This will be the first time since 2017 that the all-male chorus has visited Lake Jackson. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit brazosport.edu/business-community/clarion/upcoming-events or by call the Clarion box office at (979) 230-3156.

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I hope everyone had a great Christmas and got just what they wanted. But if you didn’t, there is the great exchange going on now, or maybe it all happened on Dec. 26. I missed the mark on Peter, so we have some exchanging to do. Oh well, I can’t be right all the time I suppose.

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When graffiti and curse words are scratched into the wood of picnic tabletops, park facilities are less than inviting. Local artist Shannon Pinkney set out to change that by painting beautiful landscape scenes on top of the table, turning it from a cacophony of graffiti into a true work of art.

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Fourteen-year-old Shellye Cheyenne Morris taught herself to play the ukulele after receiving one for Christmas last year. In the past year she's come a long way, and is now booked to perform a show at the House of Blues in Houston on January 18.

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Sins of the Fathers

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While we are all enjoying the holiday season, our birds will continue their regular routine of finding food and water each day and shelter each night. We can help them out in a number of ways, starting with keeping our feeders clean and full.

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It’s over! All the hustle and bustle is one year behind us.

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The Lake Jackson Civic Center will host their annual New Year’s Eve party at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Southern County Line will be the featured performer, and refreshments will include black-eyed peas, desserts, coffee, and make-your-own cocktails. The event, which sells out every year, will be a great way to ring in the new year with members of the community.

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Every Christmas, the residents of Cardinal Street put up yard decorations to reflect Christmas from different countries around the world. The tradition has been ongoing since 1969, even as some families have moved away and new ones have moved in.

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For a half-century, the residents of Cardinal Street in Lake Jackson have put up decorations honoring the varying Christmas traditions of other countries. Each participating resident adopts a country, and if they leave the neighborhood, passes down the decorations to the next homeowner. Here…

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Brazoswood senior and dual credit student Adrian Ballew has been selected to go to the National Crafts Championship competition for welding. The competition will be held in late March in Tennessee.

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I have t o be the most blessed columnist in the world to have the readers that I do. I love each and every one of you! When I have received the mail from you that I have received over the 20-plus years I’ve been writing this column, I can’t believe the nice things you have to say to me. I’m …

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Sanderings are a type of sandpiper you can often see on the beach in the winter and summer. For those of us who watched the movie “Finding Dory,” you might recall seeing a short film called “Piper,” which was based on sanderlings. The film stayed true to their behavior and how they feed, but…

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The BASF Planetarium at the Center for the Arts and Sciences will present their last Season of Light showing next Friday at 7 p.m. This full dome film explores holiday traditions, includes a retelling of the birth of Jesus and a tour of the winter constellations, and explores the question of what the star of Bethlehem might have been if it were a natural phenomenon.