SURFSIDE BEACH REVETMENT TO BE REPAIRED AFTER SPRING BREAK

The sandy shores of the Village of Surfside Beach, which are currently being renourished with more that 23,000 cubic yards of new sand, will see phase one of that project completed in the first part of next week, but the second phase won’t be done until April.

The sand will all be dispersed mostly between Texas and Angel Wing by March 14, just in time for the start of turtle nesting season.

Trying to minimize the disruption during spring break, beach workers will take a rest during the second week of vacation.

The repairs needed for the rock revetment on the beach will be conducted after spring break and is expected to be completed by April 14, Surfside Beach Mayor Larry Davison said.

BRAZOSPORT CHRISTIAN FINISHES WITH HIGHEST EGG DROP IN AREA

A group of students from Brazosport Christian School dropped an egg from as high as 25 feet without cracking it, making it the highest recorded such drop during Engineers Week last month, event organizers said.

During Engineers Week, volunteers from professional societies visit eighth-grade classrooms in the Brazosport area to help spark and encourage interest in their fields.

As part of the assignment, students in groups of about four received a various materials, such as paper cup, sandwich bag, toothpicks, pieces of masking tape, a rubber band, cotton balls and a piece of paper.

Students then had about 10 minutes to design a container that would best keep the egg safe as it dropped from the air. If the egg cracked, the team was out of the competition.

Egg drop totals from other schools included a 13-foot fall at Freeport Intermediate, a 21-foot descent at Lake Jackson Intermediate, an 11-foot drop at Our Lady Queen of Peace and 19-foot fall at Clute Intermediate.

COLUMBIA BLOOMS ORGANIZATION STARTING TO TAKE FLOWER

West Columbia’s version of a beautification program is taking off, and organizers are stepping up their efforts to spread the word.

Columbia Blooms now is able to communicate to the public through several Internet forums, such as Facebook and a link on the city’s website describing what it is.

Through its Facebook page, the program is helping to inform people of what Columbia Blooms is and what it does. The site features posts about its projects and events, as well as highlighting a plant of the day.

According to the social media page, the West of the Brazos beautification program currently has created a community profile, and has entered into the national America In Bloom competition.

The formation committee originally planned for a garden show on March 21, but postponed it to focus on the downtown area project.

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