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The Brazoria Lions Club presented a $2,000 check during its Jan. 13 regular meeting to support A Night in the Spotlight, a free prom experience for people 14 and older with special needs. This year’s event is scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. April 4 at River Place in Freeport. For information or t…

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The Brazoria Lions Club was recognized and honored Jan. 17 with a plaque as the 2019 Charter Organization of the Year for Cub Scout Pack 503 at the 27th annual Cradle of Texas District Awards Banquet at St. Michael’s Church in Lake Jackson. Representing the Lions are, from left, Dan Swords, …

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Brazosport Exporter Gentry Wessman made all-state third chair in choir and will perform Feb. 15 with the Texas All-State Small School Choir in San Antonio at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2020 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention.

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The Brazosport Evening Lions Club sent delivery teams to families throughout the Brazosport area Dec. 19 to distribute 42 food boxes. “This is one of the best things we do,” Don Williams, coordinator of the project. “Especially during these hard times, it is great that these families were ab…

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City Council heard a proposal regarding a new apartment building Thursday evening when William Galvan and Mike Ramos came to speak. The pair have hopes of constructing a small apartment building at 3215 FM 523, but the council cautioned that a few details may stand in their way.

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ANGLETON — Police are still actively searching for a third person they suspect in a car burglary that took place in early January, according to a news release from the Angleton Police Department.

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At a recent meeting of P.E.O., Chapter DA sorority, guest speaker Audra Holt, right, spoke on “How Healthy is Your Lifestyle?” She is associated with the Gulf Coast Gastroenterology Clinic in Lake Jackson. At left is Susan Buell, program chairman.

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ALVIN — Alvin Community College will host a conference to provide local educators with an opportunity to share their methods in the classroom while also learning about how to make improvements.

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LAKE JACKSON — Brazosport College recently hosted a graduation celebration for 10 students completing a basic certificate through the Linde/Praxair Workforce development welding training program.

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The n ew year is here and we have a new chairman of the board of directors. Welcome to our 2020 chairman Al Guevara, CHI St. Luke’s Health Brazosport. The board and staff look forward to working with Al as he leads the chamber through its 75th anniversary year.

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ANGLETON — A man is charged with injuring a child after mental health deputies helped to end a domestic situation Friday morning, according to a press release from the Angleton Police Department.

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ANGLETON — An energy park that city leaders expect to raise $200,000 of tax revenue was approved by both the Planning and Zoning Committee and city council this week after multiple town halls.

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Olin Corporation & Ryan Cade Brazoria County Commissioner recognized Freeport Officer Abigail Arias as citizen of the year for 2019 at Angleton Chamber of Commerce’s banquet on Jan. 9. The Arias family accepted on her behalf.

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Brazoria Chamber Board of Director, Christina Korenek’s dedication to the community and the county was recognized when Angleton Chamber of Commerce named her Volunteer of the Year at their banquet on Jan. 9. Congratulations!

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Alvin Community College regents recognized members of the college police department, including new Chief Brian Allen, third from left, for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day during the meeting Jan. 9.

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Alvin Community College Foundation board members presented a check that represents $131,520 in scholarships, grants and more that the foundation provided over the past fiscal year during the Jan. 9 meeting of the college’s board of regents.

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FREEPORT — While the city approved a resolution to create Municipal Utility District No. 1 for the 327-acre urban renewal zone, it denied the developer’s request to include a separate 13 acres of land outside that tract, Mayor Brooks Bass said.

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WEST COLUMBIA — Sons of the American Revolution met Dec. 14 at the historic Egypt Plantation in Wharton County. The plantation has five Texas Historical Markers associated to its lands.

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A delegation of teachers from Nanjing, China, learn Alvin Community College’s “Fins Up” salute during their visit Dec. 6. The visit was part of a program to help the Nanjing teachers learn more about education in the community, the culture of education in schools and how instruction is imple…

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Columbia High School Band members represented their school last month during Christmas at the Mall in Lake Jackson. Brazos Mall invited music groups from the area to perform throughout the holiday season.

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WEST COLUMBIA — Many times we’ll go without spending time with people because we think they’ll be here forever. We don’t always tell our loved ones how we feel about them because we think they already know. The truth of the matter is, we all need to do our best to give the ones we care about…

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Brazoria Lions Club’s President Marie Hicks, right, awarded Kurt Buchanan a pin from Lions International during the club’s Jan. 13 regular meeting for leading people to join the organization.

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Texas Master Naturalists Jim and Debbie Nance have spent years searching the country for precious minerals and gems found in the rocky hills of Utah and pebbly riverbanks in Oregon.

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CLUTE — BASF Planetarium’s Scholastic Bowl welcomes adult and high-school teams to The Center for the Arts and Sciences’ Freeport LNG Theater for an evening of trivia and fun competition.

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SURFSIDE BEACH — A 29-year-old woman is accused of kicking an officer in the groin and spitting on the police car partition window, according to a probable cause affidavit.

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The Stephen F. Austin STEM Academy Robotics Team, which consisted of students Evie Jenkins, Coco Crawford and Chris Alcaraz, presented its First Lego League Competition Project to the Jones Creek Village Council and audience. They gave a brief presentation regarding their “City Shaper” proje…

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Brazosport College’s Psi Psi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society recently inducted 91 new members for the fall 2019 semester. The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars a…

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The Alvarez family displays one of the crafts they made during a Christmas program last month at Freeport Library. Ornaments and holiday decorations were created and cookies were decorated at stations throughout the building.

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Two Brazosport Evening Lions Club members were honored Thursday with milestone Chevron Awards during the club’s bimonthly meeting Thursday. Don Williams, left, and Vic Bhat, right, were honored by the President Ray Schuette for completing 45 years and 15 years with the club, respectively.

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BISD created the “Extra Mile” Award several years ago to recognize individuals or groups for their dedication to students and their willingness to go the Extra Mile for Brazosport ISD. The award was presented last month to Josie LaChance, director of the Natalie Woolsey Toy Drive, which help…

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The recipients of special honors during the 63rd Annual West Columbia of Commerce Banquet and Auction each sounded the same theme of the importance of supporting the businesses and people in what they see as a special community.

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ANGLETON — Though Angleton attorney Melvin “Mel” Burridge Jr. was just 61 when he died, his accomplishments in the community and in his personal life left lasting impressions on those he encountered.

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Angleton High School Interact Club had a great evening at Kidz Harbor for the annual Christmas pizza party. Interactors purchased gifts for the more than 40 children staying there.

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ANGLETON — During the month of January, the Brazoria County Library System is joining up with schools and libraries across the county in the third annual Beanstack Winter Reading Challenge sponsored by publisher Penguin Random House, which has committed $50,000 in books and author visits to …

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Three Little Pigs Smokers were chosen for the Christmas Spirit Award at this year’s Heart of Christmas BBQ Cook-Off in Angleton on Dec. 7.

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WEST COLUMBIA — Answering phone calls and coordinating auction items before tonight’s annual banquet, West Columbia Chamber of Commerce CEO Callie Venable has no shortage of tasks.