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They’re big, a bit smelly and eat dead stuff. Vultures might not the prettiest of birds — some might even say ugly — but they are some of the most important animals around. Vultures are what clean up after the rest of nature. They can make an animal carcass disappear in no time.

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I have some errands to run, but I am going to wait until the cold front comes roaring through to do it. That seems to be what I do. I don’t move too fast in the mornings, so am I going to be sorry I waited? You’re darn right I am.

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DEAR ABBY: I have been working through major anxiety issues with a therapist for the last few months. Sometimes he is very helpful; other times he goes off on tangents, talking about topics I don’t feel the need to discuss (and things that don’t necessarily pertain to me). I find it frustrat…

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Brazoria County music lovers have the opportunity next week to see Brazosport College’s annual Jazztravaganza, which will bring band members from various Brazosport schools together with special guest Aubrey Logan for a performance Thursday night. Logan will also give a concert Friday night.

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Robert Soria is a welder by trade, who forges knives in a backyard workshop as both a hobby and a side business. Tonight, Soria will appear on an episode of Forged in Fire on the History channel in a competition against three other bladesmiths.

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World War II is a period that is long gone but not forgotten here in the United States. In his newest book, Thunder on Bataan: The First American Tank Battles of World War II, local author Donald Caldwell offers a look at some of the lesser-known pages of that chapter of history, and the courage of some of the lesser-known figures that played critical roles in the story.

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My good friend Donna Weaver made a trip somewhere back east and brought me a jar of peach preserves. I was so impressed with this product that I just have to tell you about it.

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W hen Certified Nurse’s Aide Karen Martin noticed an elderly patient she was caring for shuffle her feet in an odd way and struggle to walk, she knew it was an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease.

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The Gathering Place Interfaith Ministries was created to help people with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their caretakers. Gathering Place programs have seen success, including Brain Camp and Meta Camp, which aim to delay, prevent, or even reverse the onset of Alzheimer’s and dementia by helping people build cognitive reserves and healthier lifestyles.

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LAKE JACKSON — The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band will continue its tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at The Clarion at Brazosport College at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Voters are welcome to consider our analyses of the issues on today's ballot to help them decide which way to vote — or ignore them entirely. The more important decision is making their preferences known at the ballot box.

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The Gathering Place Chairman and CEO Dale Libby, facilitator Audery Calhoun and The Gathering Place founder Brenda Maust discuss the results of the first class of a program created to help senior citizens lose weight and maintain a healthier lifestyle. Some researchers believe Alzheimer’s di…

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It’s November! Let the fun begin! Thanksgiving, then Christmas and then New Year’s Eve parties. I don’t know about you, but just thinking about all this fun and gaiety makes me tired. Thanksgiving is a no-brainer. Food. It’s all about food. I would say that’s fairly easy, it just involves cl…

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Justin Gambino will play the final show of his “HOPE >” worldwide tour tomorrow evening at the Clarion at Brazosport College. With this performance, he aims to bring together his community by sharing his message of hope being greater than anything.

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LAKE JACKSON — The Brazosport College Police Department and the BC Office of Student Life recently sponsored a DWI/DUI Simulation on campus.

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In honor of Halloween, I thought I’d talk a little bit about birds that are black, some of which are blackbirds and some of which are not.

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The Wednesday Review Club meets every first and third Wednesday from September through May. This is their 75th year to engage in intellectual growth and social activity with one another in keeping with the purpose established when the Club was created in 1945.

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Tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Brazosport College’s Dow Academic Center, True to Life Ministries will hold their first Concert for Hope to celebrate ten years of serving the Brazosport community. There will be performances from Natalie Grant and Blue Water Highway. Tickets are still available for purchase.

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The Daughters of the American Revolution Fort Velasco Chapter celebrated its 40th anniversary on Saturday, October 19 in the Art Gallery at the Center for the Arts and Sciences. Organizing members and past regents were honored with roses, and a new member was inducted into the chapter.

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DEAR ABBY: I have been married to my husband for 17 years. After several years, I realized he had some depression issues. Ten years ago, after he was diagnosed with PTSD, he stopped working and has been at home ever since.

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We have a cool front coming as I write this today, which would be Oct. 7, then another one coming Friday. Hurray! I am so happy that we finally get to see a change of seasons. Something tells me we are going to be sick of cold weather before all is said and done. I don’t know how I know, I j…

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LAKE JACKSON — Celebrate the American music that has been bringing people together for generations with the U.S. Air Force Academy Band’s Wild Blue Country.

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SURFSIDE BEACH — Dorothy Monroe is still overcome with emotion when discussing Abdul Panjwani’s decision to pay for her new eye, a gesture that has allowed Monroe the freedom and confidence to walk in public with her head held high.

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Connor’s take: Grim and grotesque, “Joker” does a solid job at giving the classic comic book character a reinvention, although the story and film itself doesn’t reach new, innovative ground. Score: 3.5/5 stars Rating: R Runtime: 2hours, 2 minutes Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Robert De…

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DEAR ABBY: I was happily married with three daughters until I found out I had fathered a son two years before I married my wife. The news was a shock to us all. That information was kept from me for 13 years, and my wife is having a hard time dealing with the situation. We were dating at the…