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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott, speaking Wednesday evening in a rare statewide televised address, sought to reassure Texans that the state was moving aggressively to get to the bottom of the power grid failure that left millions of them in the cold and dark last week.

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For the second day in a row, more than half of the new COVID-19 cases reported are actually old cases, from test samples taken more than two weeks ago. County officials reported 336 cases of the virus Sunday, of which 206 are linked to old tests.

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After a low case count Friday which county officials attributed to communication limitations linked to the recent power outages, officials reported 300 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, along with 130 recoveries.

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ANGLETON — County clinics are set to restart second dose appointments scheduled for today and begin administering new vaccinations as soon as last week’s shipment enters county refrigerators.

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ANGLETON — With so many of its students dependent on Angleton ISD for its meals each day, the district started up its daily meal distribution to ensure children missing in-person classes because of the electricity crisis still get something nutritious to eat.

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The Facts lost power and internet capability again at 5 p.m. Wednesday. With many staffers without connectivity as well, bringing you the news will be a struggle until that is restored.

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ANGLETON — With power out across large areas of Brazoria County during a period of historically cold temperatures, phone service failed across the networks of major providers.

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Darlene Sargent and her husband were safe inside their Lake Jackson home with power and a fireplace, but friends and family haven’t been as fortunate, she said.

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With a good number of Brazoria County residents being transplants from places such as Michigan, New Jersey and Pennsylvania — where sub-freezing temperatures, snow and sleet aren’t headline-making weather conditions — they know what a lot of Texas natives likely do not about what we are expe…

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County residents should expect continual power outages throughout the day Monday as the agency that manages the state's power grid attempts to meet the skyrocketing demand caused by the ice storm and temperatures that dropped below 20 degrees.

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ANGLETON — Eight local clinics are set to receive a combined 10,500 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine this week, the Department of State Health Services announced.

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Precautions are being made to keep people from having to head outside during the historic cold snap expected to arrive Sunday night and continue through much of the week. This list will be updated as new information becomes available.

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LAKE JACKSON — A bomb threatat the Brazos Mall’s Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park proved unfounded by the Lake Jackson Police Department, Sgt. Roy Welch said in a news release.

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FREEPORT — An emergency warming center will be available at the Freeport Recreation Center, 803 North Front St., to accommodate 40 people needing to escape the frigid weather conditions forecast for coming days. 

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As supplies of first-shot COVID-19 vaccine to Southern Brazoria County continue to be difficult to obtain, the best options for people may be hubs already operating in neighboring counties.

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Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta will continue to push for substantial COVID-19 vaccine allocations for the county, according to a news release from county spokeswoman Sharon Trower Monday afternoon. Officials reported 150 new confirmed and 14 probable cases and 377 recoveries Monday.

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The ubiquitous Texas grocer set up the COVID-19 vaccination registration process at vaccine.heb.com/scheduler. Availability of appointment slots can change hour-to-hour, however, as is the case with every other vaccine provider in the state.

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ANGLETON — Residents can now register on UTMB Health’s waitlist at utmbhealth.com/vaccine to possibly receive one of the next round of doses, spokeswoman Tonya Visor said.

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Brazosport Cares joins Brazos Mall and Texas Roadhouse is a twist of the typical Souper Bowl of Caring. Residents can now donate via drive-thru Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and eat at the restaurant to have 10 percent of their bill donated to the food pantry.

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It’s always easiest to lead the Texas Legislature by going where lawmakers already wanted to go, and there’s a fresh example in the “emergency” list for legislators laid out Monday in Gov. Greg Abbott’s State of the State address.

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Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday unveiled a legislative agenda centered on the state’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and a series of more politically charged issues such as police funding and "election integrity."

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Of Sunday’s 207 new COVID-19 cases, 28 are probable and two are from tests more than two weeks old. Zero recoveries were reported in Sunday’s county-provided data.

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The COVID-19 vaccine doses are here and ready to go for 400 people who registered with the Community Health Network for its latest drive-thru mass vaccination, which is set to begin and end Saturday morning at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds.

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A Republican who has led the Texas Legislature’s House Committee on Corrections for years is asking the state to rename prisons that honor slave owners and those tied to convict leasing, a system where Black people were funneled into the prison system then leased out to private industries fo…