Danbury ISD confirms school bond passage

Danbury ISD Board of Trustees members canvassed the results of the Nov. 7 bond election, making official the passage an $18.7 million bond to build a new elementary school.

The trustees approved a resolution canvassing the returns at a meeting Thursday night and found the initial results provided by the Brazoria County Clerk were correct: 287 district residents voted for the bond, and 268 voted against it, said Greg Anderson, district superintendent.

“I’m glad we have a bond that is passed, and now the hard part begins, which is completing the designs and the next phases of trying to get the specifications set up and the bids,” Anderson said.

District leaders will meet with financial consultants after Thanksgiving to discuss when the bonds will be sold, he said.

Phillips 66, CP Chemical respond to flood lawsuit

Phillips 66 Co. and Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. have denied all allegations brought against them in a mass action lawsuit filed by Old Ocean-area residents and businesses, according to court records.

The companies, which operate refining and petrochemical plants in Old Ocean, filed their responses Nov. 8 and Nov. 10 with the 23rd Judicial District Court.

Josh Bowlin, partner in the firm representing the hundreds of plaintiffs who have joined the lawsuit, said he expects to file an amended petition in the coming days.

Both the plaintiffs and defendants have requested a jury trial.

Charges still pending in aggravated assault

Police still are conducting follow-up interviews in the Sunday shooting of a 19-year-old Freeport man, Police Chief Ray Garivey said.

“It is still ongoing,” Garivey said.

The man and his girlfriend were hanging out with several other people at a home in the 800 block of West Seventh Street at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday when the girlfriend got into an argument with another woman at the home, Garivey said.

When the man tried to intervene, another guest pulled out a pistol and fired a couple rounds in the air, the chief said.

As the 19-year-old fled, the man fired the pistol once, hitting him in the buttocks, Garivey said. The man’s friends took him to CHI St. Luke’s Health-Brazosport in Lake Jackson, where he was treated and released, Garivey said.

Police expect to file second-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges, Garivey said.

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