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Witnesses in the former Freeport city manager’s pre-sentencing hearing Wednesday testified that Jeff Pynes is manipulative, rude, inspiring and honorable.

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Animal welfare advocates showed up to City Council’s meeting en masse with concerns regarding what $3.5 million of voter-approved bond funds would pay for when Lake Jackson’s contract with the SPCA expires in 2023.

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Wayne Shaw always maintained that he didn’t expect Brazoria County Day to last long. When he and his friends hauled a heaping helping of shrimp and sauce down to Austin, they thought the “World’s Largest Shrimp Cocktail” would be a short-lived idea that quickly faded into a pleasant memory. …

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The Brazoria Lions Club presented a $2,000 check during its Jan. 13 regular meeting to support A Night in the Spotlight, a free prom experience for people 14 and older with special needs. This year’s event is scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. April 4 at River Place in Freeport. For information or t…

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The Brazoria Lions Club was recognized and honored Jan. 17 with a plaque as the 2019 Charter Organization of the Year for Cub Scout Pack 503 at the 27th annual Cradle of Texas District Awards Banquet at St. Michael’s Church in Lake Jackson. Representing the Lions are, from left, Dan Swords, …

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ANGLETON — Angleton student Arturo Deleon first learned about the Catalyst program when his high school called a meeting for all the sophomores. After they explained he could have a college degree one year after high school graduation, plus get free tuition, he was intrigued enough to attend…

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Rows of Freeport residents, the current city manager and elected officials sat behind former Freeport City Manager Jeff Pynes in a courtroom Tuesday as prosecutors detailed his schemes to transfer more than $230,000 of the city’s money to his own accounts.

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The filing period to run for Brazoria County sheriff started in early November, but financial reports filed by the three Republicans seeking the office show the campaign began well before then.

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Updates is a twice-weekly feature providing new information on stories from The Facts. This installment includes updates on an online fundraiser to help pay for Emilee Taft's funeral, a man in jail after a barricade situation and more.

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A bright and blustery dawn in Freeport, with a chill in the air despite the sunshine, didn't deter residents in jackets, coats and even a few wintry bobble hats from lining roadsides Monday for the annual the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee Parade.

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Two people died after a man drove a pickup truck into a parking lot and crashed into a parked tanker, according to police. 

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Brazosport Exporter Gentry Wessman made all-state third chair in choir and will perform Feb. 15 with the Texas All-State Small School Choir in San Antonio at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2020 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention.

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The Brazosport Evening Lions Club sent delivery teams to families throughout the Brazosport area Dec. 19 to distribute 42 food boxes. “This is one of the best things we do,” Don Williams, coordinator of the project. “Especially during these hard times, it is great that these families were ab…

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City Council heard a proposal regarding a new apartment building Thursday evening when William Galvan and Mike Ramos came to speak. The pair have hopes of constructing a small apartment building at 3215 FM 523, but the council cautioned that a few details may stand in their way.

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Gen. Santa Anna was among several of the top Mexican officers who fled the field after the Battle of San Jacinto. Mounted on a large black stallion, he was still evading capture on the night following that Texian victory.

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ANGLETON — Police are still actively searching for a third person they suspect in a car burglary that took place in early January, according to a news release from the Angleton Police Department.

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At a recent meeting of P.E.O., Chapter DA sorority, guest speaker Audra Holt, right, spoke on “How Healthy is Your Lifestyle?” She is associated with the Gulf Coast Gastroenterology Clinic in Lake Jackson. At left is Susan Buell, program chairman.

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‘Tis not the first time an error of my own doing has diverted me from the tedious freeways of everyday life to side roads with uncharted curves adorned by snagging brambles that seemed to warn, “Go back.”

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Long after Christmas is over and the live trees have died, they still have a purpose that they can serve — one that will help sustain the local environment. That’s the purpose of Dunes Day: to sustain the local sand dunes by staking down the dead Christmas trees on the beach. The dead trees will collect windblown sand, which will help build up the sand dunes and protect against erosion.

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Numerous municipalities report that multiple people filed paperwork to be candidates on May’s ballot. There is already a contested mayoral race in Lake Jackson, where Mayor Bob Sipple is vacating his seat.

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ALVIN — Alvin Community College will host a conference to provide local educators with an opportunity to share their methods in the classroom while also learning about how to make improvements.

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Thursday evening, members of more than five different churches across the Brazosport community came together for the 34th annual service to celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his legacy as a Baptist preacher.

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ANGLETON — A man is charged with injuring a child after mental health deputies helped to end a domestic situation Friday morning, according to a press release from the Angleton Police Department.

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The Southern Brazoria County Animal Shelter Board showed interest in a united front at their latest meeting, indicating that they may come to an agreement that will keep all parties satisfied in the pre-existing contract until 2023.

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ANGLETON — An energy park that city leaders expect to raise $200,000 of tax revenue was approved by both the Planning and Zoning Committee and city council this week after multiple town halls.

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Updates is a twice-weekly feature providing new information on stories from The Facts. This installment includes updates on Freeport LNG operations, Richwood's city manager search and the Highway 288-B construction zone.

 

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Questions over how to enforce a billboard ban in the wake of an improperly issued permit might have been the biggest topic, but adding another person to enforce all city ordinances drew just as much attention at City Council’s meeting this week.

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At the Economic Development Alliance for Brazoria County’s first quarterly membership meeting, Patrick Jankowski, Senior Vice President of Research for the Greater Houston Partnership, presented the economic outlook for the Houston region, of which Southern Brazoria County is a part. He reported that regional growth has slowed — but it's safe to remain optimistic for the foreseeable future.

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While looking for resources to help control her soaring electricity costs, she found information about solar panels. Solar panels, as the name suggests, generate electricity from the sun

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Olin Corporation & Ryan Cade Brazoria County Commissioner recognized Freeport Officer Abigail Arias as citizen of the year for 2019 at Angleton Chamber of Commerce’s banquet on Jan. 9. The Arias family accepted on her behalf.

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The Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association recently named Angleton High School’s Clayton Stewart the 2019 5A Assistant Coach of the Year. He was presented the award at the annual THSBCA Convention in January. An Angleton alum, Stewart has been a coach at his alma mater for 13 years a…

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Brazoria Chamber Board of Director, Christina Korenek’s dedication to the community and the county was recognized when Angleton Chamber of Commerce named her Volunteer of the Year at their banquet on Jan. 9. Congratulations!

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Alvin Community College regents recognized members of the college police department, including new Chief Brian Allen, third from left, for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day during the meeting Jan. 9.