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The city of Clute’s 38th annual Christmas in the Park, held at the Clute Municipal Park at 100 Parkview Drive, offers fun not just for the family, but for the whole community. This year's event began Thursday evening from 5 to 9 p.m. and will conclude after tonight’s festivities.

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Updates is a twice-weekly feature providing new information on stories from The Facts. This installment includes updates on the finding of a dog after a fatal crash Thursday in Angleton, a charge added in a high-speed chase case in Lake Jackson and a report on money raised by the Giving Tuesday event.

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BISD has been recognizing their schools for distinctions of achievement earned from the Texas Education Association, with a Desserts for Distinctions event and a bonus. BISD schools earned a total of 31 distinctions for the 2018-2019 school year, up from 15 for the previous year.

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The state rested its case against Frank Seidule after some associates from his past offered perspective of his relationship with his former roommate, who he killed two years ago.

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LAKE JACKSON — Seven area nonprofits will receive a plethora of items for children this Christmas thanks to Women Building Community’s annual Mrs. Claus Party, Executive Director Barbara Franklin said.

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ANGLETON — A 66-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash just after 4 p.m. Thursday, Angleton Police Department spokesman Lt. Lupe Valdez said.

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ANGLETON — For the last 10 years in December, Austin County Commissioner Mark Lamp and his wife, Wendy, have driven over 70 miles from their hometown of Bellville to the Brazoria County Courthouse.

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The Asa Underwood Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently installed Wanda Hinkle of Brazoria, center, as a new member. With her are members Lana Newsom of Lake Jackson and Shirley Walcik of Angleton.

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Frank Seidule waited 30 minutes to call authorities after shooting his roommate, Lewis Watson, to death in November 2017, he told a Brazoria County Sheriff’s dispatcher.

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The lack of nuts this year was obvious to Cheryl and John Lincoln. “Last year there was an abundance of pecans,” Cheryl Lincoln said. “Last year we got 5,500 pounds off of the Kanza trees and this year we got 650.”

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Updates is a twice-weekly feature providing new information on stories from The Facts. This installment includes items on the closing of the Angleton library for remodel, an update on  a rash of recent car burglaries in Lake Jackson and Clute and changes in sign law at Parking Place in Lake Jackson.

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One of the executive director's top priorities since starting with the Freeport Economic Development Corporation in May was developing a website, and freeportedc.com went live late last month.

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Brazosport College recently graduated its 2019 nursing classes. Included in the ceremony were the Associate Degree of Nursing class and the Licensed Vocational Nursing Class. The pinning ceremony took place at The Clarion at Brazosport College. Associate Degree of Nursing graduates include K…

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Brazosport College recently graduated its 2019 nursing classes. Included in the ceremony were the Associate Degree of Nursing class and the Licensed Vocational Nursing class. The pinning ceremony took place at The Clarion at Brazosport College. Licensed Vocational Nursing graduates include S…

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The students, staff and parents of Ogg Elementary School in Clute raised more than $3,700 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society this season. Brooke D’Uva’s class, shown, raised more than $500 for the cause.

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Barbara Franklin with the Community Foundation of Brazoria County, presented the Project Good Foundation Grant funds to Freeport Elementary, Velasco Elementary, Griffith Elementary and Ogg Elementary schools.

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Spreading Christmas cheer and the gospel of unity, three local churches invited their members to engage in a night of fellowship and community. Second Baptist Church, New Hope Baptist Church and Nueva Vida hosted their first annual One in Christ Christmas Unity Celebration at Second Baptist Church in order to bring people together of different backgrounds.

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The James Anderson American Legion Auxiliary Unit 561’s Sugarplum Market offers the chance to complete Christmas shopping while connecting with other members of the community and supporting local veterans. This year, the third annual Market will be on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the James Anderson American Legion Hall at 203 East San Bernard Street.

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The name of Albert Sidney Johnston’s property — China Grove Plantation — was much more impressive than the truth of the place, itself, back in November 1846.

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It is a simple request, embodied in a one-syllable, five-letter word. Yet, it is potentially sobering, whether perused by an individual or considered by an entire nation, or even the world.

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More than 20 Jones Creek residents filed a civil lawsuit against the village and Praxair Inc., alleging they do not have the proper permissions to install a hydrogen pipeline under Primrose Lane.

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Angleton residents shopped small and local on Small Business Saturday. In recognition of the day, downtown boutiques ran special sales, allowing people to shop for themselves or for the holidays while supporting the small businesses that in turn support the local economy.

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A grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to the Lake Jackson Fire Marshal’s Office will benefit the city and surrounding community in flooding events when rescue becomes necessary.

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T he following people were indicted recently by a Brazoria County grand jury. An indictment is not a finding of guilt, only a determination enough evidence exists to proceed to trial.

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 Lotus Street between Maple and South Yaupon streets will be closed for a drainage replacement project starting Monday

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This Thanksgiving weekend, I am thankful the best is yet to come. Today’s children are growing up in a world that offers more opportunity than has been afforded to anyone who has lived.

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