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Two years later, community still recovering from Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey’s destructive rains barreled down on her house, Rita Ellerd remembers stepping onto her back porch and seeing her own reflection in the water as the lake rose higher and higher in her backyard. Two years later, she, like many, is still reeling from Harvey’s effects. Read more

Nonprofits played key role in Harvey recovery

When Hurricane Harvey struck two years ago today, it devastated thousands of homes in the county, costing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage and displacing families across several municipalities, according to officials at Brazoria County United Way. Read more

Ransomware attacks provoke preemptive safety measures

City governments are taking preventative measures to secure their computer systems following a coordinated ransomware attack that targeted 22 Texas municipalities this week, prompting investigations by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. Read more

Meeting previews for August 25, 2019

West Columbia City Council members will hold a special public hearing this week to discuss the proposed tax rate. Read more

Sports

Bucs looking for improvement

"They're all captains." That's the mentality and leadership Brazoswood head football coach Danny Youngs wants to instill in his team in his first year at the helm. He wants to create an environment with everyone having the qualities of a leader and that's how he wants to build his football team.  Read more

Bucs Cross Country delivers in first meet as hosts

Brazoswood varsity cross country delivered a solid performance in their Brazoswood Invitational Saturday as the Bucs finished second and Lady Bucs first at their inaugural meet of the season.  Read more

Sharks look tough once again

Northern Brazoria County high school football teams, Alvin, Manvel and Alvin Shadow Creek are set to roll into the 2019 season. Read more

BINK GRIMES: Wading beats the summer heat

This time of year we love to wade, and thankfully a lot of my customers have chosen that route to beat the heat. It’s been a good summer wading sand and grass in West Bay, mud and shell in East Bay and the guts and bars in the surf. Read more

Coastal fishing report for August 25, 2019

Compiled and edited by J.P. Greeson, Bink Grimes, Kendal Hemphill and Mark Perry for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department under a federal grant provided by the Sport Fish Restoration Program. Read more

Opinion

YVONNE MINTZ: Navigating political mud fight isn't easy

Politics is ugly, and Brazoria County voters should get ready to taste the mud. Read more

OUR VIEWPOINT: Disclosing all possible rail routes unnecessary

It still is to be decided whether building additional rail lines from Port Freeport to a Union Pacific rail yard off Highway 59 is a good idea. There is little question, however, that disclosing all the possible paths those lines could run is a bad one. Read more

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Thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 80s.

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Thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 80s.

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Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 80s.Mon
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Sunny. Highs in the mid 90s and lows in the upper 70s.Tue
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Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the upper 70s.Wed
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Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the upper 70s.Thu
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A few clouds. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the mid 70s.Fri
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Mainly sunny. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the mid 70s.Sat
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