FIRE MARSHAL RULES CAUSE OF BRAZORIA FIRE UNDETERMINED
The cause of a fire that scorched a home in Brazoria earlier this year will remain undetermined, the fire marshal’s investigation has concluded.
First responders went to a home at Third Street and San Bernard Street in Brazoria on New Year’s Day, where a fire had caused significant damage to the structure and badly burned a 17-year-old boy inside.
“The fire marshal was able to determine where it started, but he was never able to find the cause,” Brazoria Volunteer Fire Department Chief Duane Stahl said.
The fire chief presented the findings to City Council earlier this month, he said.
The Brazosport College Jumpstart Program signed up just enough students needed for its 10-week session.
The Jumpstart Program, which trains locals to be pipefitters, electricians and millwrights, in the local industry, was able to fill its three programs for the spring semester.
All of the more than 40 previous graduates from the program were hired after completing the program.
People who were unable to register in time for the spring semester still have an opportunity to register for the summer and fall semesters later in the year.
SPACE AVAILABLE FOR ANGLETON MARKET DAYS, FREEDOM FEST
There is still space for vendors at Angleton’s Market Days set for March 21 and Freedom Festival for July 4, said Martha Eighme, Angleton tourism and special events coordinator.
The events are major draws for local, Texas and out-of-state merchants, Eighme said. Both events are at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds.
For Market Days, there are only uncovered spots remaining, but there is still covered and indoor spots available for Freedom Festival, she said.
“For Market Days, we’re just about at capacity. They’ll have to bring a tent and be willing to brave the elements,” Eighme said.
Even though Freedom Fest is still months away, Eighme said she’s getting applications daily.
“We’re still accepting applications and will until we are full,” she said.
For information about either event, go to angleton.tx.us, or call Eighme at 979-849-4364, Ext. 2111.
STRIPES TAKES OVER BUC-EE’S
WEST COLUMBIA LOCATION
T he Stripes chain of convenience stores has officially added West Columbia to its list of locations.
Stripes officially took over the Buc-ee’s location at Highway 35 and 17th Street on Monday as crews replaced all of the previous store’s logos, representatives said. The new owner is in the process of renovating and stocking the inside.
The new convenience store is scheduled to open in the next couple of months.
Based out of Corpus Christi, Stripes has 575 locations in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.