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Drew Ryder spent the better part of 33 years building On the River restaurant in Freeport, and more recently, Swamp Shack in Lake Jackson. While the latter is doing OK, it’s been a hard struggle because of COVID-19 — and On the River is lucky to still be open, he said.

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BISD Child Nutrition is receiving a boost in funding thanks to community favorite Swamp Shack. They will be donating 20 percent of their earnings from their catfish baskets to the school district. The promotion will last from Tuesday to Saturday.

There are plenty of locations in Brazoria County to go looking for romance. If you are lost and looking, check out a few of these locations.