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More than text in a schoolbook, history is tangible and present, Freeport Historical Museum Coordinator Wade Dillon said. By inviting the local community to contribute family heirlooms to the “Mexico: Splendors of Thirty Centuries” exhibit, they’re able to connect material culture to a history which spans longer than anybody can remember.

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Lilly Davis started college before she started high school. Today she graduates from Brazosport College with her associate’s degree — with one year left of high school in front of her.

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The last week of April and first week of May are peak migration time for the birds that pass through our area each spring. Most of them are on their way to breeding grounds further north, but there’s one that breeds right here, and they have just begun to return.

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Waldeck Plantation, located in the southwest corner of the James E.B. Austin Three League tract in northwestern Brazoria County, was named for a Polish count, Ludwig Joseph von Boos Waldeck, who apparently admired the property but never actually owned or lived there.

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When you are reading this, I will have had my house company clean and some food cooked up and in the fridge with each one’s favorite beverage, plus lime.

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The gazebo’ s gone, but the site at Veterans Park again will be where Brazoria County residents can enjoy some Friday evening fun again during May’s free concert series.

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When Isabella Trevino learned she could win an iPad with the digital illustration app Procreate, she made that her goal. The Bob and Betty Nelson Elementary School student was recently named the fifth-grade winner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s seventh annual art contest for kindergarten through fifth grade statewide.

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Shouts of love and birthday blessings to an inspirational Christian lady filled with remarkable wit, wisdom and humor on her 93th birthday, Mother Dorothy Sanders.

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Life hasn’t always been easy for Roy Gibbs or Anthony Quiller, but the pair have taken their struggles and experiences and put them together to make magic.

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Like many oldest children in a family, my Uncle Hoyt was something of an overachiever. Perfection in whatever he did was always his goal. The only time I ever heard him express regret about anything was that he had less education than he wished.

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In late spring and summer, you might have noticed a slim, brown bird flying around erratically at dawn and dusk, catching insects. If it had long, slender, tapered wings with a thin white stripe across the wingtip, you might have witnessed the feeding flight of a nighthawk.

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In Philippians 1:21 Paul writes, “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Someone might think, well, to you, to live could be “Christ,” if that is your faith. But “To die is to gain?” That’s a different thing! Not too many people really think that way. Most people believe death is…

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The Hinkle School, built in the late 1800s, functioned as a one-room schoolhouse until the 1940s. After it ceased to be a school, it functioned as a hay barn. Now, after restoration by the Brazoria Heritage Foundation, the Hinkle School is open as a museum.

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Shouts of love and well-wishes to a blessed and highly favored man of God on his 91st birthday, Deacon Robert Bonner. Deacon Bonner is a faithful member of the Galilee Baptist Church and Elder Booker T. Randon is God’s anointed pastor.

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Not all of the Brazosport Art League’s exhibits are interactive, but the People’s Choice adds a fun twist. Through voting, visitors get to determine which pieces win first, second and third place and the accompanying prizes — the kind of prize that helps the artist cover his or her next batch of materials, Ron White said.

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Usually, birds are limited by the tools they are born with — their beaks, wings, claws, etc. But some birds have learned to make use of other objects to help them hunt or forage. We humans tend to think of tools as things reserved for only the most advanced creatures like ourselves or apes. …

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My Aunt Esther was devoted to two things outside of her home and family — her church, First Baptist of Angleton, and her home economics club.

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Do you remember the commercial with the tagline, “There’s an app for that!” I thought about that commercial as I read today’s Scripture lesson. In effect, the Apostle Paul says to his young friend Timothy, “Life’s tough, and there are going to be some real challenges out there. But that’s OK…

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Peter and I found a new place to have a delicious dinner. It’s not exactly new, but it was new to us. Seems it has been around here for years, but I didn’t know about it, and I’ve been around here for years, too.

Shouts of love and appreciation to Vera’s Angels — Janice, LaGayle, Cheryl, Alisha and grandchildren — for the sixth year of fantastic fellowship, delicious food and superb entertainment.

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Gary Bowersox is a renowned gemologist and gem hunter who has traveled in Afghanistan for 50 years. He’s also traveled to the Brazosport area for more than 20 years, and recently visited old friends Duckie and the Grackle at their gallery in Lake Jackson before heading to Afghanistan once again.