George and Linda Morgan have been sending in recipes to the Holiday Handbook for the past few years, and this year, they submitted more than fifty recipes to be shared with other cooks, bakers, and food-lovers of Brazoria County.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
As summer creeps into fall, cooler weather tends to draw more people into the great outdoors. In a sense, the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra aims to do something similar as they perform "The Great Outdoors," a selection of classical pieces inspired by nature.
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.
While writing this column, I look out the window at the pond and the trees and all is very calm. I think it’s the calm before the storm, because the weather people say we have the first really cold front to hit us late this afternoon. Of course, by the time you read this, you already know.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
Florida is known for its thousands of sinkholes that dot the landscape. This is due to the state lying on a giant slab of limestone formed over millions of years by the accumulation of dead shellfish.
Wide smiles spread across the faces of two Damon ISD students as they lunged toward a ball pit, burying themselves beneath the colorful spheres after jumping in.
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.
In 2013 while she was still in treatment for brain cancer, Mia began delivering toys to other cancer patients at Texas Children’s Hospital during Christmastime. This year, she’s hard at work preparing for her Magical Toy Drive once again—but there is still a lot to be done.
How about the cool weather finally? I got up this morning to a full-as-you-can-get pond full of water — just like I like it. I hope the fish are enjoying it too, but if not, oh well.
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.
DEAR ABBY: My 20-year-old daughter has been dating a wonderful young man for two years. He’s 21, almost 22. He treats her exceptionally well.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
Being a plant nut, I often encounter the question: “I want to use natives, what should I plant?” My response is usually another question: “Where do you live, and what kind of soil do you have?”
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…