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Including improvements to the Angleton High School softball facilities in the proposed $90 million bond program had some residents raising questions about their necessity, but Superintendent Phil Edwards defended the decision during a recent forum.

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After three years in the making, MEGlobal’s Oyster Creek site officials announced they are now making fiber-grade, on-spec ethylene glycol as of Monday.

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Kids Capturing Hearts recognizes students who inspire the administrators, teachers and other staff members in their building each and every day. The group recenrly honored Lexey Kloecker at Rasco Middle School. She is a student who leads by example. Her principal, counselor and teachers shar…

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Brazosport-area first responders are having their second Sock and Coat Drive throughout October. Donations can be made at drop-off boxes/barrels at BBVA in Lake Jackson, Lake Jackson Police Department, Freeport Police Department, Lake Jackson Fire Department and EMS. Donations also can be ma…

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The Wednesday Review Club had its 75th Kickoff Dinner recently at the Freeport Historical Museum. The 2019 slate of officers were recognized followed by remarks from honored guest Nat Hickey. The club began meeting in Freeport 75 years ago and has been meeting continuously since that time fo…

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The 20 students who had their art auctioned to the highest bidder at the Brazoria County Fair might have had their confidence raised along with the money collected Sunday.

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Revenue for Texas parks, wildlife, and historical agencies hasn't been allocated appropriately and Proposition 5, Senate Bill 7 could change that for the future.

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During his relatively brief life, Albert Sidney Johnston lived in many places, from army barracks and encampments to brief periods in civilian residences, but though he wasn’t from originally from Texas, he considered this his home.

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Little Mister 2019 Carter Scott and Little Miss Makinley Marr pose after winning their honors Friday night at the Brazoria County Fair in Angleton.

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Columbia High School senior Destiny Cottrell poses onstage after being crowned 2019 Brazoria County Fair queen Saturday night at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds in Angleton.

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In order to encourage families to spend more time outdoors, the city of Surfside held its first nature festival at the Surfside Bird and Butterfly Trail.

Event organizers wanted the community and tourists to know there is more to Surfside than the beach, encouraging them to enjoy the trail and other natural resources with a bingo scavenger hunt and a trash barrel artist contest.

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Brazoria County officials say they cannot overstate the importance of the constitutional amendment proposition that would create a Flood Infrastructure Fund.

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 A proposed $90 million bond program on the Nov. 5 ballot would fund Angleton ISD improvement projects, with a new career and technology building at Angleton High School the centerpieces of the plan, officials said.

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The roar of police sirens could be heard all over Angleton as the Brazoria County Fair kicked off its 2019 season with the annual fair parade.

There was a variety of floats in the parade, featuring organizations, school groups and local businesses.

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Cameron Stone, left, and Kenedy Schwank were crowned Angleton High School’s homecoming king and queen Friday night at Wildcat Stadium.

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A crash early Friday morning on FM 2004 near Tacquard Ranch Road in Galveston County took the life of a husband and father, police said.

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Updates is a twice-weekly feature providing new information on stories from The Facts. This installment includes updates on the Highway 288-B project, Lake Studio and brown pelican rehabilitation.

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More than 25 people came together at the Dow Diamond Center in Lake Jackson to learn the importance of supporting a child who identifies as LGBTQ+.

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The Freeport Coast Guard had a busy night as they rescued 13 people from two boats, according to a news release, which left one family without a home.

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An old salt told me that if blue crabs are placed in a bucket, none will likely escape even if the top of the bucket can be gripped by a pincer. That’s because when one starts up, the others pinch onto him, trying to pull themselves up, pulling him back down.

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Horseback riders ride past parade goers Saturday during the Brazoria County Fair parade in Angleton.

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ANGLETON — Two Brazoria County road and bridge employees were bumped up multiple pay grades in a decision that split commissioners over whether the significant salary increases were appropriate.

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An item in The Scoop on the Business Weekly page in Wednesday’s Facts misstated the address for the new convenience store in Clute. It is at 101 Main St. The city of Clute has never owned this building (although it did attempt to purchase it at one point). The neighboring property at 105 Mai…

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Pelicans being rehabbed at Gulf Coast Wildlife Rescue in August have been released to the wild or to a sanctuary.

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ANGLETON — To celebrate homecoming activities, the Angleton Alumni Association will host its annual Blast From the Past from 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday. As a special treat, former Angleton band director Don West will be recognized for all the work he did inspiring young musicians in the 1960s and ’70s.

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Port Freeport commissioners authorized eminent domain and pursuance of condemnation proceedings in the city’s East End, but officials hope to strike as many agreements as possible without its use.

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ANGLETON — U.S. Rep. Randy Weber, R-Friendswood, told Brazoria County residents at an Angleton Chamber of Commerce luncheon that he has worked to make sure President Donald Trump understands the impact tariffs have on Texas Gulf Coast businesses.

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The Coast Guard rescued a person from a 46-foot boat on the San Bernard River on Thursday, while the boat's owner elected to stay onboard and later wade to shore, according to a news release.

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Alvin Community College regents recognized staff members for the recent launch of the new college website. From left, Regent ‘Bel Sanchez, web administrator Charzetta Fleming, Marketing Director Lorrent Smith and regent Jody Droege. Not pictured is web designer Dacia Henderson.

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Brooks Bradford's letter jacket was on display at the Old Timers Reunion. He and his 1959 teammates celebrated the 60th anniversary of their football team advancing to the state finals in the fall of 1958. Bradford was named an All State Tackle that season. Larry Fox of the Class of 1967 wit…

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As more Sweeny ISD students are recommended to take part in mentorship program T.E.A.M. UP, the district's need for volunteer mentors rises.

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The city’s water storage projects remain in flux after City Council again delayed deciding whether to replace a 425,000-gallon tank.

City Manager Olan Massingill discovered the city doesn’t need the 425,000 gallons of water storage at all since it has 625,000 gallons in the water tower and another 825,000-gallon ground tank.

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 Past graduates and staff of Angleton ISD are invited to revisit a far-out era at the Blast from the Past reunion.

Coinciding with the high school’s homecoming football game, the Angleton Alumni Association’s 1960s-themed celebration will be from 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Angleton School History Center at 1800 N. Downing Road. A chicken-fried steak dinner will be served at 5 p.m. in the former snack bar, followed by music and dancing in the old gym.

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Crossing the bridge into Surfside Beach, travelers are hit with views of the coastline — vast ocean and palm trees that stretch across the beach for miles.

The little community is a gem to those who call it home. Over the last few years, the local government has been working to make that home just a little brighter, Alderman Robbie Morris said.

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Residents’ requests for exceptions to the Lake Jackson front yard parking ban were too little, too late for the City Council.

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It’s too early to say how this flu season, which began Tuesday, will affect Brazoria County. No matter what, residents are strongly encouraged to get flu shots.

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When Randy Wilkinson reached his friend’s house Monday, he was greeted by a scream.

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Updates on the Lake Jackson teens injured in a vehicle accident, a trial date for the Wild Peach killer and the new K-9 for Freeport police.

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According to National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, 37,133 lives were lost on U.S. roadways in 2017. That is more people than a lot of towns and cities in our county. This number represents only the deaths, and there are thousands more people who were injured.