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Brazoria County is asking the county’s residents to pay attention to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance in the hopes people will avoid dangerous behavior that would be conducive to continued COVID-19 spread.

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LUBBOCK — Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday touted the arrival of a new antibody treatment as progress in Texas’ fight against the coronavirus, while again ruling out any new statewide business restrictions as the state experiences alarming growth in cases and hospitalizations.

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The COVID-19 case count dropped back down to double digits Tuesday, but Brazoria County officials reported the deaths of an Alvin man in his 30s, and an Angleton woman and a Pearland man both in their 70s. The Alvin man is the second youngest fatality among Brazoria County residents, officials said.

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In a political environment like Washington, D.C., the kinds of legal perils encircling Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton might be grounds for firing, impeachment or congressional investigation.

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Brazoria County officials reported 113 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the highest number added to the county dashboard in one day since Sept. 11. Eleven probable cases and 44 recoveries were also reported Monday.

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With 53 new cases of COVID-19 reported, Brazoria County’s new case count stayed in the range of double digits Sunday. Nearly half of the new cases came from old test samples, and about half were considered probable.

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All the cases included in Brazoria County’s highest COVID-19 case count in two months are relatively current since none of the tests were administered more than two weeks ago, officials said.

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CLUTE — With only one valid application signed for COVID utility relief as of Tuesday, officials approved reallocating state funds if needed to ensure they do not go to waste.

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At 27.09 percent, nearly a third of the 43 new COVID-19 cases reported Saturday afternoon came from tests administered more than two weeks ago, officials said.

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One person was killed and two others were injured in a crash that shut down FM 523 two miles west of Clute early Saturday morning.

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ANGLETON — Along with case numbers spiking across Texas, Brazoria County officials reported the highest total of daily COVID-19 cases since Sept. 12.

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AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Tuesday he is offering up to $1 million to “incentivize, encourage and reward” people for reports of voter fraud in Texas, even as there’s been no evidence of mass voter fraud and experts say it’s rare.

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Of the 907 active cases of COVID-19 in Brazoria County, 64 cases or 7.06 percent have been reported among students and staff members of the five local school districts. Brazoria County officials added 66 new cases to the overall county dashboard Monday.

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Brazoria County reported 43 new coronavirus cases Sunday and zero recoveries, though area hospitalizations decreased from Saturday to Sunday, by 35 percent.

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Another double-digit number of probable cases were included among 53 COVID-19 infections Brazoria County officials reported Thursday.

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The report of 75 new COVID-19 cases in Brazoria County will join of a vast set of statewide cases since the onset of the virus that reports indicate will top 1 million soon.

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ANGLETON — Two people in their 40s have died from COVID-19, Brazoria County spokeswoman Sharon Trower announced in her daily report on new coronavirus cases.

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Angleton High School students Emily Golden, 15, and Jaryn Morgan, 16, were last seen after school on Tuesday, Oct. 27 in Angleton and might be in the Houston area. Those with any information are urged to call the Angleton ISD Police Department at 979-997-7220 or Texas EquuSearch at 281-309-9500.

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For the second day in a row, Brazoria County officials reported 47 new cases of COVID-19. Monday’s report also included 93 recoveries, nearly twice as many as the number of new cases.

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ANGLETON — Positive results from COVID-19 tests administered more than two weeks ago again made up the bulk of new infections announced Saturday, balancing out the days earlier in the week when only a few old cases were in the daily count.

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While COVID-19 alarms aren’t going off in Brazoria County again, yet, other parts of Texas are getting ready for what could be an unfortunately viral holiday season.

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Richwood police are investigating the death of a Lake Jackson man in his mid-20s after a one-car crash ended in Nissan driving into Oyster Creek near Brazosport College, Detective Jarrett Skelton said. 

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ANGLETON — Brazoria County officials saw the highest COVID-19 daily total in more than a month with 70 newly reported cases.

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A Lake Jackson man is in custody and charged with the shooting and killing of a 27-year-old Freeport man after an argument over a woman, Freeport Police Chief Raymond Garivey said.

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CLUTE — An 18-year-old Bay City man was shot in the abdomen twice by another man during an argument, according to Clute police.

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Brazoria County officials reported one new death, one probable case, 46 recoveries and 53 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among county residents Tuesday. With the new data, 5.96 of all cases are active, 0.15 are considered probable, 92.54 percent have recovered, and 1.35 percent have died.

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Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush will “keep all options open” about a potential bid for attorney general in 2022 as current Attorney General Ken Paxton grapples with a mutiny from his senior staff and the spectre of a criminal investigation, a senior adviser for Bush said Monday.

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With about 22 percent of the students and staff members in quarantine, the Danbury High School campus will be closed Tuesday through next Thursday, Nov. 5. Brazoria County officials reported 32 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, none of which were located in Danbury.

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Texas has a plan for what to do with a COVID-19 vaccine, though right now it’s a plan without a product.

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For Surfside Beach locals and visitors, the closure of Kitty’s Purple Cow will be losing a monumental part of the island. For Carla Dowell, it’s letting another piece of her mother go.

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Texas’ increasing role as a presidential battleground state hit another gear during the past week when President Donald Trump said the state’s COVID-19 numbers are evidence the country is rounding the corner on the virus.

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Brazoria County officials were “sad” to include three COVID-19 related deaths in the county’s case report Friday afternoon: a Sweeny man in his 70s, a Brazoria man in his 70s, and an Alvin man in his 60s.

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ANGLETON — A Brazoria County Sheriff’s deputy is in stable condition after being unintentionally shot by another officer during a training session, Sheriff Charles Wagner said.