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Incumbent John Vasut will face a challenge from the north as he seeks to retain the Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, Place 1 seat he has held since 2002 as political newcomer Suzanne Hanneman, 45, of Pearland looks to unseat him during the Republican primaries.

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CLUTE — It was more than two years that BASF kicked off a major fundraising campaign to prepare The Center for the Arts and Sciences to serve the community for the decades ahead. With the organization’s milestone anniversary on the horizon, the center needed some major facility repairs — an estimated $2.7 million worth.

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Freeport police say no shots were fired toward Houston rapper Sauce Walka at a club in the 100 block of West Second Street. Capt. Ray Garivey said police are still actively searching for a person who fired shots in the air near the club about 2:15 a.m. Sunday. A story in Monday’s edition of …

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CLUTE — Paper, paper plates, two cups, two paperclips, card-stock, string and masking tape. These ordinary items were given to groups of students ages 10 to 18 with instructions to make an airplane model.

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LAKE JACKSON — Muppet fans across the world know the power of puppets to entertain, amuse and cheer. Now, with a little help, puppeteers will undertake a very important mission — saving the whooping crane.

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Authorities are searching for a man who fired a weapon at a nightclub Sunday morning.

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Members of the Concerned Citizens of Freeport are circulating two petitions among registered voters in the city. The petitions ask City Council to place two charter amendments — one that would establish term limits for elected officials, and one that would require a a candidate to receive a majority of votes in order to be declared the winner — on the May 7 ballot.

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Filings have been slow in Brazoria County during the third week for the May 9 municipal elections, but potential candidates still have until Feb. 19 to complete their paperwork and return their information.

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LAKE JACKSON — Hundreds of senior citizens went wild Saturday at the Lake Jackson Civic Center's Senior Fest. The annual event's theme — "Wild About Seniors" — attracted more than 600 senior citizens and provided attendees with a wealth of information geared toward senior citizens.

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Investigators believe they found those two men responsible for the robbery of a restaurant and spent most of Friday afternoon and evening interrogating the pair.

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As the keynote speaker at the chamber's fifth annual awards gala Thursday night, Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos spoke about the role business owners play in bolstering Texas’ thriving economy.

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Kenny Bomer is the imam of the Brazosport Islamic Center, a Muslim worship center and food bank he opened this week. Brazoria County has a growing Muslim population, with an estimated 5,000 followers of Islam in 2010, according to figures compiled by City-Data.com.

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Three-month-old Dakota Thomas was diagnosed with brain cancer and began chemotherapy treatments, and local agencies are chipping in to do blood drives for her next needed transfusion.

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Support from local entities is flowing in as Brazoria County officials push toward a permanent fix to keep the mouth of the San Bernard River open.

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LAKE JACKSON — Brazoria County Elections Clerk Janice Evans will be able to put up signs directing people to an alternate polling place in the hope of reducing wait times.

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The Columbia Lakes Country Club will be closing, owners Dr. Philip and Geneva Voltz and the club's advisory board told a crowd of about 250 people Tuesday night, as the property is not bringing in enough money to support its operations.

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As part of a new weekly program, Richwood police officers are teaching Our Lady Queen of Peace middle school students a range of topics through the Richwood Avoidance Program.

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FREEPORT — A Mexican immigrant who ascended the ranks of public service to become the 110th Texas Secretary of State will deliver the keynote speech Thursday at the Brazoria County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual awards gala.

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Property owners still are weighing options for the land where Country Cafe was located.

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