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WEST COLUMBIA — Texas Historical Commission Educators engaged children about the history of their hometown and to life the past of the Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site through the last stop in a series of Summer Pop-Up Events.

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“Wellness is the overall thing,” Director of the non-profit Blessings Women Helping Women Alex Robsinson said when describing the event Saturday morning.

The Non-Profit held a Women’s Wellness Fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday at the Freeport Municipal Park Pavilion after their 5k run/walk.

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In the recording originally played Thursday, Darrell Anthony Adell Jr. said to detectives the night of February 21, 2019, he had not been served custody papers yet. On Friday, evidence was shown to prove this as a lie.

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The Brazosport Art League brought back the Members Challenge Show located in The Center for the Arts and Sciences after not holding one since 2012, said Harry Sargent, exhibition chairman of the Brazosport Art League.

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ACC interim Law Enforcement Academy Program Coordinator Kevin Rogers, left, hands cadet Jonathan Garcia his diploma June 17 during the 116th Law Enforcement Academy Commencement.

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The city’s proposed budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year includes a 3.5 percent cost of living raise for most personnel, and a net loss of $173,000 from last year, officials said.

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ANGLETON — During his opening prayer, Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta acknowledged industry is what moves the county forward. The luncheon program that followed offered insight from four guest speakers into each of their companies and how business is going.

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February 21, 2019 at 5:38 p.m. Lake Jackson Police Department got the call that Trisha Rodriguez was found unresponsive in her bathtub of her home. On Wednesday, the opening trial for the murder of Rodriguez started under the authority of Judge Terri Holder. The defendant is Darrell Anthony Adell Jr. is being accused of murdering ex-girlfriend and mother of his child roughly 2 a.m. on February 21, 2019

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ANGLETON — A COVID-19 outbreak in a local daycare center prompted its closure for at least two weeks amid a surge in the number of new infections being reported each day by Brazoria County.

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A Lake Jackson resident walks back to his truck Tuesday after dropping off some trash at the city's newly opened Customer Convenience Center on Canna Lane. The center is designed to make it easier for residents to drop off heavy trash and household waste not picked up in regular trash collection.

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Going around the country to raise funds for different shelters, Jordan’s Way has raised $1.5 million since January 10 for shelters all across the country. In state 29 out of 50, founder Kris Rotonda stopped at the Angleton Animal Services Adoption Center.

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Brazosport ISD administrators anticipated a learning slide across most content areas, but were pleasantly surprised by students’ results on the 2021 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.

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Following the July 13 meeting of the Surfside Beach Village Council, council met with Police Chief Gary Phillips to discuss his recommendation for potential action against Sgt. Robert Heckler.

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The Dow Chemical Company is passionate about diversity inclusion, and continues to find ways to partner with the community to make a positive impact, including through a health webinar Wednesday.

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The Coastal Conservation Association is encouraging the practice of catch and release fishing for the remainder of the summer to help with the recovery process of speckled trout after February’s freeze.

LAKE JACKSON — Community Health Network is honored to celebrate the ending of the lockdown by hosting its annual Dodge For A Cause Fundraiser. This year, Community Health Network is raising money to support its Behavioral and Mental Health Program to assist individuals in need of mental heal…

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The Richwood City Council approved no more than $20,000 to help with the dewatering process for the Magnolia sanitary sewer line.

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The construction taking place will be dewatering happening near the community garden and Magnolia Lane area.

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Attendees at the annual Santa Ana Ball took a step back in time Saturday evening as they celebrated the successes of the Brazoria Heritage Foundation from the past year and looked to raise funds for new projects to protect the area's history.

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No one was inside a house in the 20 block of Ranch House Loop which caught fire Sunday afternoon, and there were no injuries, but there was help from the neighbors, who called 911 and began watering down the blaze themselves.

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The Gulf Coast Bird Observatory hosted a bird banding event open to the public on Saturday. After catching birds in nets, the banding team placed bands on the legs of birds before releasing them again.

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Danbury Council approved to allow Brazoria County Precinct 2 to replace the culvert at the intersection between Avenue E and 8th Street in their meeting on Thursday among other items. After Thursday’s meeting, the Oyster Creek City Council is full again.

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Joe Jordan and his nephew Taylor Henneburg dressed up as Native Americans for the Santa Ana Ball that was held Saturday by the Brazoria Heritage Foundation.

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When a vacant house in the 20 block of North Ranch House Loop caught fire Sunday afternoon, neighbors David and Sharon Dennis alerted the owner and began watering down the blaze until firefighters arrived on the scene.

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Rescheduled from its original June date, Saturday's sand castle and sculpture challenge took advantage of clean sand, bright sunshine and clear blue skies.

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The Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office and three constables requested additional personnel during Brazoria County Commissioners’ Court’s third budget workshop, but will reevaluate to try to minimize those needs.

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The Summer Art Camp run by Brazosport Art League was a two-section camp from Monday to Friday. First through third graders were in the morning session and fourth through sixth graders were in the afternoon session. 

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Beginning July 12th the Salvation Army will be closed for renovations to the shelter after receiving a grant from the Commissioner’s Court

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District students’ scores for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness confirmed what educators already knew: the lack of a normal learning experience from March 2020 throughout the entire school year created learning gaps, which were reflected in significant drops in performance across some grade levels and subjects.

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For law enforcement officers, fitness is just as important as any of the equipment carried on their belt or in their car. And thanks to a donation from Brazosport ISD, achieving the goal of having fit officers was made a little easier for the Lake Jackson Police Department.

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Brazoria County Retired Teachers Association Vice President Betty West, left, holds the tickets for President Blanca Ochoa to draw the winning name of the membership contest during the June executive committee meeting. Member Darla Wilcox won the prize of $50. BCRTA also announced in-person …

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Yolanda H. Mejia, right, and Military Moms and Wives of Brazoria County founder Mary Moreno posed with care packages assembles for the organization’s Christmas in July mailing to active service members. Volunteers helped mail more than 1,000 packages Thursday from the Clute Post Office. Each…

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The man, 69-year-old Rodney Kellison, was reported missing around 2 p.m. Tuesday, Lake Jackson Police Sgt. Roy Welch said. His body was recovered from the creek around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday near the Old Angleton Road bridge.

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While he was in the Navy, Sample said he made promises to God that if he got out alive, that he would make positive changes in his life. After a few years, Sample said he started to struggle with his faith and he knew he needed to do something to get back to being active in the church.

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ANGLETON — The city plans to spend more than a quarter-million on three major projects and spend $80,000 on equipment upgrades for the police department as part of its 2021-22 budget, Finance Director Chris Hill said.

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Internationally acclaimed artists and local talent will be performing atThe Clarion at Brazosport College for their 2021-22 performance season at 100 percent capacity. There will be five main concerts and two specials starting at 7:30 p.m. with one special performance having two shows.