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Caleb Stroud, 18, senior and Allie Habeck, 16, junior at Brazoswood High School both received a $500 check for their outstanding work they have done for their community.

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I really don’t have anything to say in this column. I know that is hard for you to believe, but I am doing my editor at The Facts a favor and getting him early columns so he can go out of town to attend a wedding. The least I can do for him and The Facts. After all, they have put up with me …

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I am so proud of myself. I vacuumed the pool this morning all by myself. The amazing thing is, I remembered how to do it. Now, I need to master the other stuff, then I will consider myself a pro.

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Some of my most cherished memories of my youth have always been the fish pond my paternal grandfather, James M. Carr, dug in what we called the calf pasture, just east of the area immediately surrounding our home.

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I have in my office at home a plant that has taken over the entire corner. It was beginning to look like a jungle. So, I asked Peter what I should do about this monster plant that son Mark calls an iron plant. He calls it an iron plant because you don’t have to have a green thumb to grow it.…

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Editor’s note: Clara Johnson welcomes contributors to her weekly Shout Outs column. Send yours to bliving@thefacts.com.

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 The Covenant Evangelical Presbyterian Church has a long history of not only serving the believers of Lake Jackson but being the first church to have its own building.

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It quit raining long enough to finish the pool. Today I got dirt work done before the rain starts again. Maybe this pool will be done so Bentley, Peter (when he is here) and I can enjoy it while I am still a little past middle aged.

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My son Mark asked me a long time ago, “Mom, do you know how much it cost you every time you pull this car out of the garage?” I wish he had never said anything about that. I sure thought about it yesterday.

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Editor’s note: Clara Johnson welcomes contributors to her weekly Shout Outs column. Send yours to bliving@thefacts.com.

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Brazosport High School junior Michael Edwards showed up to help with debris cleanup after Hurricane Nicholas, and in recognition of the effort, was surprised with a Show Up award at Brazosport High School.

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The Gulf Coast Bird Observatory has a long-standing research project monitoring nesting American oystercatchers on the upper Texas coast. There is conservation concern for oystercatchers because they nest on islands in the bays, and those islands are eroding away due to sea level rise and ot…

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Community members can turn back the clock and put on their poodle skirts and leather jackets Saturday to enjoy music from a 1950s and ’60s rock ‘n’ roll song and dance show.

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Everyday life doesn’t always provide the foundation for a book, but it can when the author’s everyday life was that of a private investigator.

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I guess I am a little on the slow side (don’t you dare agree). I had an appointment with what I thought was my sweet, nice so-called baby brother and my favorite doctor, Khanh Bui. Boy talk about a shock! I guess I have been around nice people for so long since I met Peter I forgot just how …

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Farm Gals’ mission is to take care of animals, and since the COVID-19 pandemic began, to help people, too. The organization primarily offers pet food and supplies for low-income people or 501(c)3 nonprofit animal rescue organizations, so they can concentrate on the rescue work and not how they’re going to care for the animals they rescue, among other services.

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Once he had been named as surgeon of his Confederate Civil War regiment, Dr. Tom Grayson found his “medical charge of four hundred men is no easy berth,” he told his wife, Carrie, in a letter.

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Ruby-throated hummingbird migration is well underway, and we’ve been seeing them regularly at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory. It’s time to get those feeders out! These birds are not only beautiful to look at, they also have some of the most unique physical and behavioral features in the bir…

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Editor’s note: Clara Johnson welcomes contributors to her weekly Shout Outs column. Send yours to bliving@thefacts.com.

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For some turing 100 is a ride a passage, for others like Leila Carr it’s just another day. When asked what it is like turning 100, Lelia simply said It’s just like it was yesterday.

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After the airlines opened back up post COVID, we were ready to get the heck outta Dodge — well, Lake Jackson, but you get what I mean.

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Editor’s note: Clara Johnson welcomes contributors to her weekly Shout Outs column. Send yours to bliving@thefacts.com.

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This weekend, we in the United States get to celebrate one more holiday. As we close out summer with Labor Day, we enjoy picnics and ball games and barbecues — one last blowout before we hunker down in a busy fall schedule.