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Tom Brady has received a lot of attention recently, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback won his seventh Super Bowl, more than anyone else in history. And it is even more amazing that he did it at age 43, when most athletes are sitting on the couch — or perhaps in a broadcast booth. A rec…

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American robins seem to be everywhere this winter and in large flocks. We normally get some robins along the coast in winter and they breed in Houston. But this year, there seems to be unprecedented numbers along the coast, at least with respect to recent history. Why are there so many?

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Daniel Holmes has played The Dirty South twice before, but Saturday will be his first full band show as the headliner, and he’ll deliver original music in a red dirt, edgy Southern rock style.

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Having moved from Washington to Texas to work as the new president and CEO of the Greater Angleton Chamber of Commerce, Kathleen Hopkins is excited to advocate for local business, build sustainable programs, and get as plugged in with her new community as possible.

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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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All Americans should be proud of what each has contributed to what America is all about, but each person must pay his or her dues, Elisha Sigust said. Sigust is 72 years old now, and has spent decades contributing to his country in various ways.

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A few weeks ago, we wrote an article about winter bird adaptations. But with the recent freeze, we thought we could talk even more about how birds stay warm and how you can help them through this tough winter.

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Editor’s note: Like many of us, Gin has been persevering through cold, spotty internet service and power outages. As such, she couldn’t submit a fresh column this week. But we all know how much Gin loves classic recipes, so we’re offering some from one of her previous columns. This column fi…

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Are there any difficult people in your life? Let’s face it. Difficult people are a fact of life. They can suck the joy out of us, make us dread going to work, and take up residence in our heads and create chaos.

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Warmer forecasts are expected for the weekend, and as far as David Hancock is concerned, Sunday will be a great night for gospel music. The Hopper family — “America’s favorite family of gospel music” — will give a concert at 5 p.m. Sunday at Southview Baptist Church at 23003 South Highway 288 in Rosharon.

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The interior of the National Cathedral, known as Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the Diocese of Washington, is shown Sept. 2, 2018. A recent appearance by evangelical megachurch leader Max Lucado alarmed Episcopalians.

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Hope you had a wonderful cold Valentine’s Day! I spent my day rewrapping pipes. I sorta wrapped the pipes, and called it good. But I let Bentley out, he did his thing and couldn’t get back in the house soon enough, so I thought about those halfway-wrapped pipes.

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Editor’s note: This article was submitted by Brazosport College students who were required to perform a “do good” service as part of a communications class and chose to profile a local nonprofit.

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On Feb. 14, sweethearts of all ages exchange cards, flowers, candy and more lavish gifts in the name of St. Valentine. But as a historian of Christianity, I can tell you that at the root of our modern holiday is a beautiful fiction. St. Valentine was no lover or patron of love.

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Do you know the song, “What the World Needs Now?” What does it say the world needs? Love!

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How can an innocent clam, bee , or tree bring down an entire ecosystem? If they’re an invasive species, its easier than you might think.

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After almost eight hours of deliberation, an all-male jury in 23rd District Court in Brazoria County returned its verdict in the murder trial of Ethel May “Kitty” Simpson, charged with having killed her husband, James Walter “Jimmy” Simpson.

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Elisha Sigust was one of the first black men to serve in the United States Coast Guard in Surfside Beach in 1961. Sigust recalls serving when Hurricane Carla hit the Texas coast, causing widespread devastation.

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David Gibson built his four-year-old grandson Ayden Alvarez his own go-kart to keep the family tradition of car racing alive. Gibson built a practice race track on his property in Freeport where Ayden can learn to drive his go-kart.

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If there’s anything Blake Mauldin would like to teach his kids, it’s that serving other people is cool — and the new Brookside Blessing Box, a passion project of his wife, Ana — serves as one way to do that.

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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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‘It just wasn’t even like it was me,” Kitty May Simpson testified in answer to questions from her attorney, Percy Foreman of Houston, in the trial for the shooting of her husband, James Walter “Jimmy” Simpson, in Brazoria County in 1958.

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The Gulf Coast Bird Observatory continues to survey for non-breeding shorebirds along the Upper Texas Coast. We monitor Matagorda Beach, Bryan Beach, Quintana Beach, Follet’s Island and Surfside Beach. Our target species are piping plover, snowy plover, red knot, black skimmer, and American …

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February is Black History Month, and the African American Heritage room in the Brazoria Historical Museum offers a unique opportunity to learn about local history from Berniece Smith, who can share personal anecdotes as well as facts.

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Lilly Jones is the change she wants to see in the world. Wanting to help those who are homeless, Lilly donated her Christmas money, $30, to the Brazoria County Dream Center. Her generosity has caught on; the organization has since received a couple more donations to add to Lilly’s contribution.

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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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I wrote in a past article that if you get in water and there is a chance you may get submerged in your car, you can use the head rest on your seat to slam the sharp end of it to bust out the windshield. The idea is the window will be smashed to smithereens and you will be able to exit throug…