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Army veteran Alfonso Porter feels closer to his community after he received a mortgage-free home in Sweeny as part of the Military Warriors Support Foundation program.

Just as the mouth of the San Bernard River has undergone a major project to opened back up through dredging, the drought of the last several months has threatened to already refill it in with silt. Brazoria County is seeking to revise their dredging permits to allow them to dredge for maintenance purposes. 

The Freeport Economic Development Corporation voted on Monday to give the company currently maintaining their website a larger contract to upgrade their page in an effort to provide an updated face to the public.

Kara Hernandez, an 18-year-old from Manvel, has received a scholarship from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for $20,000 based on her achievements with the 4-H program and her academic prowess.

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Fire raged in the unincorporated town of Demi-John Sunday, as two houses were almost entirely reduced to ash and a third was consumed until only about half of it remained, hanging open over Bastrop Bayou.

Some police departments across the United States say that they’re having to reduce services and patrols due to fuel prices. Locally, departments are saying that they do not have any plans to do so in their communities.

In a turnaround from previous weeks, the Brazoria County Commissioners and Judge Matt Sebesta have instituted a burn ban for Brazoria County, effective Thursday.


The Sienna Villas apartment complex received a ribbon-cutting event as members of the General Land Office, the company behind the property and city officials gathered to celebrate what they see as a significant improvement in the availability of housing in Freeport.

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