RICHWOOD CAT OWNERS WON’T

HAVE TO SURRENDER ANIMALS

The cat ordinance passed by Richwood City Council limiting to three the number of cats residents can have will not affect owners who had more than that number before the ordinance was passed.

“Contrary to what some people believe, we’re not looking for people to surrender their cats,” City Manager Glenn Patton said.

Residents who have more than the limit will be able to keep them, but not replace them if the animals get lost or die.

City officials said they trust their residents to comply with the ordinance.

“We are not going to go door to door counting cats,” Patton said. “We just wish people were more responsible with their pets so we wouldn’t have to pass ordinances like this.”

C-BISD BOND WORK ALMOST DONE

The West Brazos Junior High locker rooms are all framed up as Columbia-Brazoria ISD closes in on completion of the projects included in its $5 million bond program approved in 2012, Columbia-Brazoria ISD Superintendent Steven Galloway said at a meeting this week.

Galloway also said the girls’ dressing rooms at the new softball field were 100 percent complete.

The school board decided in August to go with a design for the new softball complex from Athletic Field Specialists for a cost of $648,362. The facility will include a natural grass field, wrap-around and elevated seating, brick dugouts, a press box, public address system, home bullpen, batting cages, lights and a scoreboard.

LJI STUDENT COMPETES IN

HOUSTON SPELLING BEE TODAY

Johanna Verghese, a seventh-grader at Lake Jackson Intermediate, is competing today in the Houston Public Media Spelling Bee after winning the local competition in February.

The event will be broadcast live on Houston PBS-TV 8 beginning at 2 p.m. The top two spellers in the competition will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May in Washington, D.C.

Verghese is representing southern Brazoria County as she joins other students representing more than 1,000 schools and 42 Texas counties during the competition.

DEMI’S DIFFERENCE ON A ROLL

Demi’s Difference, a nonprofit organization started in memory of 3-year-old Demi Smith, who died suddenly in December, is doing well in its first few months and things are coming together quickly, said Jarred Smith, Demi’s dad.

Demi’s family started the organization to give back to families going through hard times, in remembrance of Demi and her joyful, bright personality.

“I think we’re doing great, we’ve had a ton of support and people willing to help. I think we’re now at over 100 volunteers who have signed up and said, ‘Tell me where I can help,’” Smith said.

A fundraiser is set for April 19 at noon at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds. All the food has been donated, and people have stepped up to cook it as well, Smith said. Raffle tickets for a Polaris Ranger and meal tickets, $10 each, are on sale now. The group is still taking in donations for auction he said.

“We’ll take help anywhere we can get it,” Smith said.

To purchase meal tickets, call Nancy Wollam at 979-265-5150. To donate or for information about the auction, call Derrick Dees at 979-997-2726.

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