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Shouts of love and congratulatory blessings to an admirable and adorable Christian couple on their 61st wedding anniversary, Roosevelt Johnson Sr. and Laura Austin Johnson. The captivating and complimenting couple are faithful members of the Zion Temple AME Church, and the Rev. Mark Jackson …

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Visitors were invited to explore more than a dozen vehicles, including tractors, fire trucks and EMS vehicles Saturday during the annual Touch A Truck outside the Lake Jackson Recreation Center.

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As he languished in jail, far from Texas, Monroe Edwards must have been painfully aware he had lost not only his fr eedom and his fortune, but also those who had once called him a friend and had formerly chosen to believe in his innocence.

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Since the pandemic, working from home has become more common, along with hobbies like snacking or exercise have also become more regular. As people pack on the pounds or get fit, their furry best friends could be seeing the same thing.

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Search for the First Americans: Science, Power, Politics

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Well, t he good news is, I get to celebrate another birthday above ground. Today is my happy birthday! I try to forget them, but when I saw the date, I knew it sounded familiar, and being the smart girl that I am, I now know why is sounds familiar. So happy birthday to me!

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Often when we admire a bird, it’s for its beautiful feathers or stunning song. Northern cardinals are beloved for their distinctive red feathers and Red-winged Blackbirds are known for their songs. I know those birds got me excited the first time I encountered them.

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Journalist Michael Kinsley famously added a twist to American politics when he redefined a “gaffe” as when “a politician tells the truth — some obvious truth he isn’t supposed to say.”

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Take a glimpse into the past at the life and strained family of King Henry II through “The Lion in the Winter,” a new production at the Center for Arts and Sciences opening Jan. 21.

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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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There ar e 29 species of waterfowl that are seen annually in the Greater Houston area. Sometimes they can be difficult to tell apart in the wild, even for us at Gulf Coast Bird Observatory.

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Recently, at Covenant, we’ve been working our way through the life of Abraham, who was called by God to leave his settled and comfortable life in Ur of the Chaldees and to go to a land God would show him. He made the journey by faith, not knowing where he was going, but trusting God. The lan…

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Peter and my own personal self picked up some snacks from Buc-ee’s and headed to Bridge Bait to sit outside, eat, drink a beer and watch the barges come down the canal. We also love to watch the charter boats come in, unload the fish and watch their people who proudly wait and ooh and aah ov…

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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 decades, bird biologists have been trying to track the movements of birds in numerous ways. Finding bird migration paths, breeding grounds or wintering grounds was not always an easy task. Today we still don’t know where some birds go.

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Before he led marches through the segregated South or delivered iconic speeches in the nation’s capital and its major cities, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. connected with souls as a Baptist preacher in Atlanta.

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Lake Jackson’s Historical Museum is now the home of a very special and unique exhibit that was donated by the Heritage Society organization in Houston, the Native American tribe, Karankawa. The Heritage Society was going to discontinue their display and decided that Lake Jackson was a good home for it.

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Two weeks before Christmas, the Texas Angels BBQ Cookoff was in full swing, generating donations of toys to give local families a helping hand in having gifts to put under the tree. In total, the event generated more than $30,000 worth of toys and monetary donations.

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After the unprecedented last two years getting excited about 2022 has not been easy. Will things be any different? Will this pandemic ever end? Will our lives ever go back to what we knew to be “normal?”

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I broke a cardinal rule of mine that I made years ago, and that was to stay home on New Year’s Eve. I went to the American Legion Hall and rang in the new year with friends. Of course, Debbie and Lowell played the night away, and blew us all away with their amazing talent as usual.

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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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Monroe Edwards’ forgery trial kicked off with testimony by Christopher Dart, whose claims he had been swindled were opposed by Monroe’s lawyers, partners in the well-known Brazoria County firm of Jack and Townes.

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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 Independent School District had a Partnership for Parents program many years ago, but had to discontinue it due to not having anyone to fill the position. That is until Tanya Montiel applied for the position, and as an English language learner herself, Brazosport ISD thought she was the perfect fit.

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After t he Texas Army defeated Santa Anna in the battle at San Jacinto, Ashmore Edwards and two groups of the slaves belonging to Monroe Edwards returned from New Orleans to the Chenango Plantation via the schooner Koscuisko.

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If you live in our area along the Texas coast, you might have been lucky enough to see a black-bellied whistling duck … or maybe whole swarms of them!

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In those days, a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, t…

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The Center for Arts an d Sciences invites supporters of the center’s programs to its casino-themed fundraiser for a 21 and older night of glitz and gambling to ring in the new year.