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With the start of the new school year just around the corner, there’s no telling how the COVID-19 case numbers might be affected across the county, but the county does not have the authority to make decisions for local school districts, who are making good preparations, County Judge Matt Sebesta said.

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MEGlobal officials were already proud of the construction project that is now a monoethylene glycol and di-ethylene glycol production facility, but say that regional and global engineering awards have affirmed that success.

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The victim of the Edgewater shooting has been identified, police said. He was a guest at the apartment complex.

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ALVIN — The Alvin community and Texas broadcasting lost a familiar voice Saturday with the passing of Alvin Community College Communications Chair Bill Lewis.

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LAKE JACKSON — With social distancing and other precautions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BC Drama Department will be unable to have its usual in-person classes this fall. That isn’t stopping new Assistant Professor and Director of Drama Michael McIntosh from finding interesting…

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The number of Texans being tested for the coronavirus has fallen sharply in recent weeks, a trend that has worried public health experts as officials consider sending children back to school while thousands more Texans are infected each day.

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Brazoria County officials reported 94 new positive COVID-19 tests on Monday, and 26 recoveries — a number that County Judge Matt Sebesta thought was low. No deaths were reported Monday, which is good, he said.

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The Economic Development Alliance for Brazoria County hosted a virtual luncheon Thursday for Port Freeport, Dow and BASF to address their struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they plan to regroup during the new normal.

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Oyster Creek officials is planning for a tight and conservative to counteract any deficities from the COVID-19 pandemic. Council will further review budget worksheets presented by the department heads on what to cut if necessary.

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Wilda Patton won the first annual Peach Street Farmer's Market cookie contest Saturday defeating 11 other local entries. Manager Ellen Eby was extremely pleased with the turnout and the excitement everyone had for the event.

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A new pavilion to host educational programs and gatherings, families fishing off a new dock, more trails suitable for hiking or casual nature strolls and other amenities will beckon visitors to Hanson Riverside County Park, county park officials believe.

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The victim of a shooting in the Edgewater Apartment complex early Friday morning died after being taken to the hospital, officials said. The investigation is ongoing.

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With multiple absents from city councilmen, city staff went ahead to present the proposed city budget with plans for another presentation set for Monday

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Brazoria County’s COVID-19 cases dipped into what appeared to be a hopeful valley with multiple days of reports of less than 100 cases, but the numbers started going up again.

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Awakening at three in the morning one day this week, I opened an audible Bible on the Internet, pulled on my Bluetooth headphones and listened to the Book of Psalms. I busied myself doing laundry and routine housekeeping.

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My late father, T.J. Newbury, was a grand story teller. Friends and neighbors in Early gave him high marks for joke-telling, and so do I.

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A 20-resident outbreak resulted in the highest single reported day of COVID cases in Clute since the pandemic began. Representatives and administrators of the assisted-living facility had no comment.

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LAKE JACKSON — The Goodwill Store on Circle Way is temporarily closed for repairs after enduring an electrical fire causing minimal damage, Lake Jackson Fire Marshal Chris Ammons said.

The following people were indicted recently by a Brazoria County grand jury. An indictment is not a finding of guilt, only a determination enough evidence exists to proceed to trial.

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Brazoria County’s daily COVID-19 case count ascended from the previous day and lingered above 100 Thursday, but the county judge doesn’t think that is necessarily indicative of anything.

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Two bodies were found Thursday morning in Freeport in separate car accidents. The victims were Carthage resident Joe Roy McMillian, 79, and Katy resident David Ellison, 44. McMillian had been identified as missing since May while Ellison was visiting for a fishing trip before believing to have made a sharp turn off the roadway.

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Sweeny ISD officials are now working to finalize an asynchronous plan that won’t require students and teachers to be online for hours at a time during remote learning. The school board also approved the safety measures presented by the district's chief of police during their special meeting Tuesday.

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Alvin Community College Culinary Arts Director Chef Leslie Bartosh recently was admitted into the American Academy of Chefs, an honors society for the American Culinary Federation.

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Brazoria County’s COVID-19 cases dipped into what appeared to be a hopeful valley with multiple days of reports of less than 100 cases, but the numbers started going up again.

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The victim of a shooting that occurred early Friday morning in Lake Jackson succumbed to his injuries after arriving at CHI St. Luke's Health Brazosport, officials said. The incident is still under investigation.

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Freeport approved a $26,500 payment to potentially receive $14 million in funding for water and sewer projects. The city also approved to pay for a new chiller system replacement.

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Tax free weekend is Friday through Sunday and applies to footwear, clothing, face masks, school supplies and backpacks cheaper than $100. Many retailers are doing their part to give residents the best bargains.

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Northside Elementary's Kelsey Payne was listed one of the five Region 4 finalists for Teacher of the Year. Although she did not win, she appreciated the honor of being considered one of the area's best in her profession.

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The nine new deaths county officials reported Wednesday did not all occur in one day, but “it’s still too high of a number,” County Judge Matt Sebesta said.

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The Angleton City Council considered two major parks and recreation projects, a sizeable playground replacement and a project completely overhauling a basketball pavilion, at a budget workshop Tuesday evening.

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Many parents are seeing their teens doing more driving as the restrictions of the pandemic are loosened. Unfortunately, most parents are not aware of what is called “The 100 Deadliest Days for Teens,” when it comes to vehicle-crashes.

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CHI St. Luke's Brazosport and UTMB Angleton-Danbury both installed testing devices that can find positive results in patients faster. UTMB has the

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Despite Tuesday being the first day in August to top 100 COVID-19 cases, local hospitals remain stable but full of patients. The county also reached exactly 6,000 total reported cases with the addition of 108 new infections.

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The Brazosport Independent School District is trying to smooth some of the financial hit from the end of the 2019-2020 school year by applying for a nearly $2 million grant from the federal government.

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Freeport city officials decided to table action on potentially increasing the city's water and sewer rates by 16 percent. Residents were displeased with the ordinance due to the economic effect COVID-19 has had on their community. The ordinance was proposed to help fund multi-million dollar water and sewer infrastructure projects needed for the city.

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AUSTIN — Accurate and up-to-date coronavirus data is critical — not just for informing the officials making policy, but for parents trying to decide whether to send their kids to day care and business owners wondering whether to reopen their stores.

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With the addition of nine deaths to the COVID-19 dashboard on Wednesday, Brazoria County broke its daily death record for the second time in just over a week.