Michael Collard was hired last week as Brazoria's city manager and public works director. In his first week in office, Collard promises to review infrastructural needs and become an available public servant to hear out any residential concerns.

True to Life Ministries Concert of Hope: Picking Up the Pieces will feature local favorite Blue Water Highway, and will stream for free on the organization's Facebook page at 7 p.m. Thursday, bringing a message of hope to people right in their homes.

WEST COLUMBIA — In his first head baseball coaching position, Jeff Shank won more than 300 games while leading the Columbia Roughnecks.