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Rather than postpone or cancel their annual Easter egg hunt, Richwood decided to do something different: hold a drive-thru for families to receive bags of eggs that they could give or hide at home for their kids. This way, the city is able to spread love and hope this Easter season while keeping the community safe.

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Where else can you go to eat with mannequins, see Harry Potter characters, doctors, Evel Knievel, pink ladies, felines and baboons all in a day? That would be Junior Achievement’s recent Celebrity Waiter Event, which was attended by more than 200 business and industry leaders across the county.

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With a shortage of available medical equipment during the coronavirus pandemic, Alvin Community College has decided to loan out their ventilators to area hospitals to be used for patients who are in need of treatment for COVID-19.

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Following February’s agreement to terminate the right-of-way agreement with Praxair to build a pipeline on Primrose Road in Jones Creek, the project has moved west of Primrose Lane.

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Lisa Owsley is used to giving things for free to people who are becoming desperate. She's not used to someone trying to steal it.

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With many families in need of food assistance during the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Abbott announced the Comfort Food Care Package program, and tapped Youth & Family Counseling Services of Brazoria County to serve as the program hub for Brazoria, Wharton and Matagorda Counties. Families in need have already signed on to be involved, but the program is in need of restaurant participation in Brazoria County.

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FORT WORTH — Edward F. Sablatura III of Brazoswood FFA recently received an $8,000 scholarship from the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble Scholarship Committee. He is the son of Carri and Edward Sablatura Jr.

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After her second-grade class wrote and published a book together, eight-year-old Khloe Baker decided to write another. Khloe's second book, "Khloe and the Crazy Corona Virus," is available for purchase at blurb.com/b/10011739-khloe-and-the-corona-virus.

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UTMB Health Angleton Danbury has contingency plans on contingency plans, and when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic, one plan has already been set in motion. The facility has set up two triage tents to screen and potentially treat patients and staff members before they ever even enter the hospital, and there are plans in place to handle any surges in volume as they happen.

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Ron Martin and Jeff Rae have owned Grapevine Gifts in Lake Jackson for 21 years. But running a gift shop is not just about running a gift shop or making money for them — it's about finding ways to give back to the community and to make differences in people's lives.

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The Village of Surfside beach access is blocked as a health and safety measure due to the coronavirus threat.

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Senior citizens are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, and many of them are staying in their homes to stay safe. But they still need to eat, and they still need groceries, and ActionS, Inc is doing as much as they can, with help from community partners, to make sure senior citizens across the county are being taken care of.

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The resolution was unanimously passed to allow all employees to be paid at their regular wages, whether or not they are currently working during the school closures.

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Kim Forrest, representing the Angleton Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa-Gamma Eta, left, presents a check March 17 to Dale Libby, CEO of the Gathering Place. The chapter raised the money through its Jan. 11 Resolution Run 5K fundraiser.

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Brazosport College President Millicent Valek, center, welcomed local superintendents, from left, Steven Galloway of Columbia-Brazoria ISD, Danny Massey of Brazosport ISD Tory Hill of Sweeny ISD and Phil Edwards of Angleton ISD to Brazosport College’s Counselor/Administrator Dinner at the Dow…

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FORT WORTH — Kameron DuBose of Brazoria County 4-H recently received an $8,000 scholarship from the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble Scholarship Committee. He is the son of Jesse and Trisha DuBose.

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Student guest speakers at Brazosport College’s Counselor/Administrator Dinner were Brooke Tanner from Brazoswood High School, left, and Aurora Goodrum from Angleton High School, right, shown with Brazosport College President Millicent Valek at the dinner.

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The Brazosport ISD board of trustees unanimously approved funding for the district to pay for Dual Credit classes for all Brazosport ISD high school students, starting next year.

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The Daughters of the Republic of Texas celebrates Texas Independence at the Stephen F. Austin statue in Angleton. Groups of homeschooled children played games from the “old days” and heard a cannon fired. Group members demonstrated churning butter, and taught weaving and quilting and rope-ma…

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Shintech recently presented a check for $1,000 to support the second A Night in the Spotlight, a free prom experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older. Pictured are Heather Westcott, left, of Shintech, and Alice Craw, A Night In The Spotlight volunteer. Call C.K. Millsap at 97…

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Angleton ISD continues to evaluate remote learning opportunities for students during the closure, and will reevaluate the situation on April 6. In the meantime, Superintendent Phil Edwards is fully committed to having some sort of graduation ceremony, and hopes to be able to give the students their prom.

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Weldon Bryson was sworn in by Police Chief Wade Nichols as an honorary Brazosport ISD police officer for the day March 4. Though he was a little shy at first, he grinned from ear to ear as he got to ride to school with his hero, Officer Rick Park, and kept that smile on his face for the rest…

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The ACC Board of Regents recognized staff members who volunteered for the United Way of Brazoria County’s tax return program. From left are Regent Cheryl Knape, Vice President of Financial Services Karl Stager, Assistant Director of Fiscal Affairs Laurel Joseph, Director of Fiscal Affairs De…

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Even when artwork doesn’t depict emotion, it can still provoke an emotional response in the viewer. “Curves of Emotion,” created by pastel artist Carolyn Hancock, does both. The portrait exhibition comprises two parts: 28 paintings of women, and 10 paintings of men and boys. The exhibition is free to the public, and will be in the Gallery at the Center for the Arts and Sciences through March 22.

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Surfside passed a motion requiring homes designed over a certain size to obtain a conditional use permit through city council, and declined to build a new basketball and tennis court.

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ANGLETON — Angleton ISD and the Angleton ISD Education Foundation plan to cover all dual-credit costs for Angleton High School students for the upcoming school year, pending approval from the Board of Trustees .

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Angleton Junior High seventh-grader Zen Smith won the Junior Division of the Winds category at the Whit Phillips Memorial Young Artist Competition presented by the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra. In addition to winning a cash prize, Smith was invited to perform with the Brazosport Symphony Or…

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Commissioners’ Court presented Amber Cranfill, member of the Lone Star National Hemophilia Foundation, and Sheriff Charles Wagner with the Bleeding Disorder Awareness Month Proclamation during Court on February 25, 2020. It was proclaimed March 2020 as Bleeding Disorder Awareness Month in Br…

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Angleton High School Band performed at the UIL Solo and Ensemble State Qualifiers and Alyssa Salazar, Hannah Uribe, McKaylee Todd, Jalyn Moreno, Johnasia Davis, Kimani Francis, Chloe Tompkins, Dillon Fisk, Brianna Wood, Erika Grimaldo, Cole Fambrough and Seth Norman were chosen to compete in…

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The Alvin Community College Board of Regents recognized Director of College and Career Pathways Akilah Martin, center, after the Southwestern Educational Research Association awarded her work in the doctoral education program at the University of Houston Clear Lake an excellence in research …

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The Alvin Community College Board of Regents recently recognized students from the ACC Active Minds chapter for a shoe drive that was held on campus to help raise awareness about the impact of suicide, mental illness and drug and alcohol abuse. From left are Regent Cheryl Knape, Active Minds…

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Coronavirus is “NO MATCH” for the luck of the Irish, states the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Organization’s website. The committee in charge of the event has voted, and Saturday’s festivities will continue as planned, beginning at 10 a.m. by City Hall, 1304 Monument Drive. The parade is planned to start at 1 p.m.

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Kiddie Academy of Pearland-West helps local children explore the world of STEM with an interactive science workshop in February.

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A child participates in a Mardi Gras themed arts and crafts activity during STEM Adventures at Kiddie Academy of Pearland-West. The event in February invited families to explore STEM with interactive activities.

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Council members discussed impeding progress regarding budget updates to be allocated towards needed repair at Monday’s city council meeting.

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My last article explained the importance of soil testing to your land. Hopefully you conducted a soil test and now have your results, but might need some help reading the analysis or deciding on fertilizer. There are four R’s of fertilizer management that can get you started — the Right Sour…

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Clute Intermedate School advanced two teams to the national You Be The Chemist competition based on their finish at the Brazoria Regional hosted Feb. 29 by Clute Intermediate.

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During Thursday’s meeting in an extensive executive session, the council discussed the agreement and are sending the proposal back to the developers for final approval, Mills said.

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Five-year-old Addison Loftus enjoys the watershed fishing game during Saturday’s Nature Day at Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson.

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Volunteer Kim Richardson, right, presents a speckled kingsnake during Saturday’s Nature Day at Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson.

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A legless lizard is handled during Saturday’s Nature Day at Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson.

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Eight-year-old Colton Evans catches a red drum weighing approximately ten pounds during Saturday’s Nature Day at Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson. The fishing activity was catch and release.

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Twelve-year-old Kaleb Robledo prepares to reel in his catch during Saturday’s Nature Day at Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson. The fishing activity was catch and release.