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At 15 percent completion, the Texas Department of Transportation’s Highway 36 expansion project has a long road ahead and is set to finish by the fourth quarter of 2024, while another Highway 36 project from Brazoria to Jones Creek should be complete by spring.

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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Commissioners’ Court presented a proclamation to Dale Libby, chairman and CEO of The Gathering Place Interfaith Ministries, during proclaiming November as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in Brazoria County. From left are commissioners David Linder and Stacy Adams, County Judge Matt Sebesta, Libb…

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Flu season has begun, and while the best time to get the vaccine is now — and especially during the pandemic — it's never too late for somebody to protect themselves, their loved ones and the community at large.

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The main Wayne Scott prison unit will close by the end of the year, but no layoffs will be necessary, Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials confirmed Thursday evening.

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Each year, 16,000 students nationwide are named National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists, and one of those is Noah Hankinson, a senior at Brazoswood High School. Another 34,000 receive commendation for their scholarly achievements, including Hans Aggerwal, Julia Braun, Neha Krishnan Julia Raess, Jackson Sims, and early graduate Bayleigh Boone.

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ANGLETON — As COVID-19 cases rise again in Texas and worldwide, the debate over restrictions meant to contain spread of the disease continues, as seen in the latest meeting of the Angleton City Council.

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The Society of St. Stephen assists families in the Brazosport area who need help with rent or utility expenses. Each month, 25 to 30 families receive assistance through this endeavor that is supported by three Lake Jackson churches; Chapelwood United Methodist, Christ Lutheran and First Unit…

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Charles Castleberry died Thursday at age 84.

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Richwood police are investigating the death of a Lake Jackson man whose car ended up in Oyster Creek on Thursday.

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FREEPORT — A Lake Jackson man is charged with the murder of a Freeport man after an argument over a woman, Freeport Police Chief Raymond Garivey said.

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An 18-year-old Bay City man is in stable condition after being shot in the abdomen twice by another man during an argument, according to Clute police.

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While COVID-19 alarms aren’t going off in Brazoria County again, yet, other parts of Texas are getting ready for what could be an unfortunately viral holiday season.

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Richwood police are investigating the death of a Lake Jackson man in his mid-20s after a one-car crash ended in Nissan driving into Oyster Creek near Brazosport College, Detective Jarrett Skelton said. 

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ANGLETON — Brazoria County officials saw the highest COVID-19 daily total in more than a month with 70 newly reported cases.

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The Angleton School Market provides an opportunity for families to receive the food they need on the first and third Thursdays of every month — and for students to participate in leadership opportunities and give back to the community.

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Brazosport ISD principals met with the board of trustees Monday evening to share updates on how the year is progressing at each campus. Overwhelmingly, the additional 30 minutes has been a positive addition, similar safety measures are consistently implemented, and virtual learning continues to present various challenges.

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There are plenty of fun options for kids to enjoy the holiday in a safe way amid the pandemic, many of them put on by local businesses. Also in this week's scoop, Applesway is staying open and Marble Slab will take some more time to open.

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A Lake Jackson man is in custody and charged with the shooting and killing of a 27-year-old Freeport man after an argument over a woman, Freeport Police Chief Raymond Garivey said.

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CLUTE — An 18-year-old Bay City man was shot in the abdomen twice by another man during an argument, according to Clute police.

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Brazoria County officials reported one new death, one probable case, 46 recoveries and 53 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among county residents Tuesday. With the new data, 5.96 of all cases are active, 0.15 are considered probable, 92.54 percent have recovered, and 1.35 percent have died.

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Covenant Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lake Jackson recently celebrated Pastor Appreciation Month with a surprise car parade at the church for Pastor Dr. Alan Trafford and wife Leslie, and Parish Associate Shawn Kadlecik and wife Kristy.

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The words “wash and wear” exploded in the 1950s thanks to the introduction of treated cotton and synthetics that meant clothing could be worn straight from the washing machine. Ironing board sales plummeted, and housewives singing “Wash Day Blues” gave way to “Happy Days are Here Again.”

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A Brazoria County jury convicted Michael Patricio Saldivar Jr. of four counts of aggravated robbery following a short trial.

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ANGLETON — Nearly half of Brazoria County voters have already voted for their candidate in the 2020 elections with four days, including today, left of early voting.

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Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush will “keep all options open” about a potential bid for attorney general in 2022 as current Attorney General Ken Paxton grapples with a mutiny from his senior staff and the spectre of a criminal investigation, a senior adviser for Bush said Monday.

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With the reported sale of marine and storage terminal operations and assets at Dow's Freeport site, Charlie Singletary, the local International Union of Operating Engineers business manager, is concerned about workers’ job security, he said.

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With about 22 percent of the students and staff members in quarantine, the Danbury High School campus will be closed Tuesday through next Thursday, Nov. 5. Brazoria County officials reported 32 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, none of which were located in Danbury.