ANGLETON GIRL HALFWAY TO HER COLLECTION GOAL

Eight-year-old Angelina Mabry is halfway to her goal of collecting 100 dolls and 100 toy cars for sick children at Children’s Memorial-Hermann Hospital.

The Angleton girl came up with the idea for her charitable effort at her birthday Feb. 3.

She’s now collecting all different kinds of dolls, still in their original packaging, for little girls and small toy cars and other toys for boys.

For information about her effort, email angelinasdollcharity@gmail.com. Donations of new dolls or toy cars in their original boxes can be made at Clark Realty, 1100 N. Velasco in Angleton.

FREEPORT POLICE STILL LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON DRIVE-BY

Freeport police are still hoping for people to provide information about gunshots that were fired at a couple of houses.

Officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of West Sixth Street just after 6 a.m. March 8 after receiving several reports of gunfire, Lt. Raymond Garivey said.

It’s unclear whether the person, or group of people, who fired the gunshots were on foot or in a vehicle, Garivey said. There are no descriptions of any suspects or possible vehicle at this time.

Anyone who might have seen or heard anything related to the reported gunfire is asked to call Garivey at 979-871-0148.

BRAZORIA STILL AWAIT WORD ABOUT BRAZOS RIVER BRIDGE

Brazoria officials have not heard from the Texas Department of Transportation about what the agency plans to do about the problem an unknown source of water to the FM 521 bridge over the Brazos River, Public Works Director David Jordan said. 

Mayor Ken Corley has said if the problem persists without the aid of the transportation department, the city will conduct a study to see how serious the problem is.

The bridge's foundation is deteriorating becasue of water continuously coming up in the middle of the left side of the road, causing a 2-foot wide, 15-foot long groove with a 50-foot crack at its base just before city limits.

NO UPDATES ABOUT OKLAHOMA MAN ACCUSED OF ABDUCTION TRY

Lake Jackson police say they have all patrol units on the lookout for a black Mercedes with an Oklahoma license plate driven by a 31-year-old man who allegedly tried to take a woman against the will Thursday morning.

"There is nothing we know of yet," Sgt. Chris Crummett said about leads on the man.

The man and woman knew each other and were visiting from Oklahoma. The woman ran from the man to her parent's apartment in the 400 block of Garland about midnight Thursday and the man broke the door to get in, police say.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lake Jackson police at 979-415-2700.

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