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On Thursday night, the Army Corps of Engineers held an open house to tell people about the Freeport Project which, as currently proposed, would raise levees, build or rebuild I and T walls and install a lift gate ahead of the Dow Plant to mitigate storm surge, especially in the event of a Category 4 or 5 hurricane. 

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Surrounded by others who help drive the vision for Lakeside Park, Perez cut a purple ribbon Thursday to officially christen the new recreational showplace, seven years after its creation became a possibility.

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A chlorine release was reported from the Olin facility this morning, causing worry from the community regarding the chemical vapor which can cause serious harm.

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WEST COLUMBIA — The West Columbia Chamber of Commerce will treat stakeholders to a state of the community breakfast with its annual Vision event Tuesday.

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A joint meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Economic Development Corporation and the Main Street Advisory Board regarding the revitalization of downtown neighborhood in many cases helped members determine what the different committees’ real differences are versus what their perceived differences were.

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This weekend from February 3 to February 5 will have road crews facilitating the alternating of lanes and closures, though it will mark the end of one phase of the project, the “construction traffic switch."

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Citizens for Clean Air and Clean Water of Brazoria County is among the groups which have filed a suit against the Department of Transportation in a bid to stop the Sea Port Oil Terminal Project. 

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The first steps in Brazoria County’s new courthouse complex are over a year along now and the new administration building is taking shape. Residents will soon see ceramic and metal tiles begin to cover the purple and brown exteriors that officials hope will match the aesthetic of the existing structures.

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The Columbia-Brazoria ISD School District is going full-bore to get the work done on time for their Columbia High School campus renovations, approved by voters last fall. 

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On Thursday morning, Freeport’s Fire Department received a call from the South Avenue H as flames were in the early stages of engulfing the front of a rental home.

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The ACC Foundation presents a ceremonial check for $205,000 to Alvin Community College regents which represents the total amount the foundation has awarded this past year in scholarships, grants and other support. From left are foundation Executive Director Wendy Del Bello, foundation board …

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Many cities will be holding special meetings this week, either due to the MLK holiday the prior week or to discuss what they want to apply for with the county in regards to a $40 million pool of mitigation grants that will be up for grabs. 

BISD, Angleton, Jones Creek and Danbury will be meeting, as well as the County Commissioners. Freeport will have meetings of the City Council, Planning and Zoning and Charter Review Commission and the Oyster Creek EDC will also be getting together. 

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Brazoswood High School decided to switch things up this year. Rather than have their annual Snowball Dance, their student council decided to invite the entire community in for a carnival.

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The City of Clute held an open house in order to get some one-on-one feedback from Clute residents to the officials that will be shepherding through those changes. They also released the results of an extensive survey they performed last year. 

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A meeting on Wednesday was held to hash out the final requirements for submitting project proposals to Brazoria County for Hazard Mitigation Grants, as the rapidly approaching deadline that cities must meet is January 27.