Fishin’ Fiesta carnival should be open today

The carnival attraction of the Fishin’ Fiesta is expected to be delayed until today, officials said.

The carnival equipment being transported had issues getting to Freeport because of a vehicle breaking down, Freeport Host Lions Club member Ann Johnston said.

The carnival should be at the park and open to the public today and Sunday, she said.

The 72nd annual Fishin’ Fiesta continues through Sunday at Freeport Municipal Park, 421 Brazosport Blvd. Events include offshore and inshore mini-tournaments, vendors and live music. A fireworks show over the Old Brazos River is scheduled for tonight.

A schedule of events and registration information is available at

Alvin man indicted on murder charge

A Brazoria County grand jury indicted Brandon Tyrone Garrett, 34, on a first-degree murder charge in relation to the death of his wife, Jesika Taylor-Sullivan, 34, according to court documents.

The grand jury handed up the indictment Tuesday, two months after Taylor-Sullivan was found dead in her apartment May 1.

Garrett is accused of strangling and drowning his wife days after police responded to a disturbance and determined he choked her, according to court documents. He also faces a third-degree felony family violence indictment from the choking incident, court records show.

Third-degree felonies are punishable by up to 10 years in prison; first-degree felonies are punishable by up to life in prison.

Dog play place may barely make summer

Rain has once again pushed back the opening of BASF Dog Park in Lake Jackson, which is now slated for late August or early September, City Manager Bill Yenne said.

Planning Commissioner Brenda Colgrove asked about the opening date at their Tuesday meeting, expressing disappointment her “granddog” will likely return to college by then.

The $680,000 project originally was scheduled to open in May.

The park will have walking paths, shade structures, dog cooling pads, dog drinking fountains and dog washing stations.

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