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Shots rang out at the Stephen F. Austin-Munson County Historical Park when 10 participants fired the cannon after participating in a safety school event Saturday.

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After a last-minute tax rate change, the city council made an amendment to the adopted rate at a meeting Tuesday, changing how much is put toward debt service and how much is put toward maintenance and operations.

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ANGLETON — The Brazoria County Commissioners’ Court proclaimed that the entire month of October would be deemed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and presented certificates of the proclamation to Breast Cancer survivors.

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After being unable to host its traditional Feed the Seniors fundraiser for two years, ActionS, Inc. of Brazoria County is doing things a little differently this year: a gun raffle.

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Caleb Stroud, 18, senior and Allie Habeck, 16, junior at Brazoswood High School both received a $500 check for their outstanding work they have done for their community.

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Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) will be holding a public hearing and comment period on behalf of the Sentinel Midstream Oil Company for its GulfLink project from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday via Zoom or by telephone.

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The Dow Chemical Company is one of Texas’s leading chemical manufacturers, contributing $52.7 billion to the state’s gross domestic product each year, according to a news release from the Texas Comptroller’s office.

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Former Brazoria County District Clerk Rhonda Barchak’s attorney claims she did nothing wrong during her tenure and that county officials including district judges were aware of her jury selection process. A statement from the district judges says otherwise.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but a woman’s awareness may not be enough to protect herself. Physicians are advocating not only for awareness but for proactive action in taking care of oneself to catch any signs of cancer early when it’s still treatable.

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A few weeks ago, Sweeny High School’s cross-country team had a meet in Needville. Sweeny junior Joshua Thomas finished his three-mile race, but then saw a junior high girl from a different school struggling, and decided to jump back in and run with her.

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FREEPORT — An attempt to investigate a possible drunken driver early Monday resulted in a two-hour pursuit stretching from Freeport throughout central Brazoria County, authorities said.

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Holding in the trauma of a call can impact an officer’s performance in their role as a public servant, Angleton Police Sgt. Ernest DeLosSantos said. By having an outlet, it gives to officers a way to safely release some of the pressure they are under because of their job.

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LAKE JACKSON — An online auction leading up to The Gathering Place's Dementia Conference will help raise money for the nonprofit's efforts to help people dealing with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

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When somebody is bleeding out, 15 to 20 minutes can determine the difference between life and death. With Memorial Hermann Life Flight stationed at the Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport, the response time to provide care to patients within Brazoria County has decreased by about the same amount of time.

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RICHWOOD — In an act of compassion for a family who lost their hero, Air Force representative Duncan Cate presented a plaque to the family of Justin Kyle Stommel, 28, a Marine Corps veteran who died by suicide just over a year ago.

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Ten months into 2021, the economy still has not fully recovered from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. But things continue to look up.

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ANGLETON — An investigation being led by the Texas Rangers into possible irregularities in the jury selection process isn’t good enough for Houston activist Quanell X.

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Presidential candidate, Dr. James (Jim) Ross has been North Carolina's Pamlico Community College President for the past five years.

Before Pamlico Community College, Ross acted as the Vice President at the Institutional Advancement and Development and served as the Executive Director of the Foundation at Piedmont Virginia Community College.

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Justin Stommel's military family history

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Justin Stommel's plaque, presented by Duncan Cate.

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Duncan Cate presenting opening Stommel's plaque.

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Duncan Cate saluting Stommel's grandfather, Kyle Purvis, after presenting him with the plaque

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Duncan Cate presenting fallen Marine, Justin Stommel's, plaque to his grandfather, Kyle Purvis.

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Duncan Cate saluting fallen Marine's plaque, Justin Stommel, to his grandfather, Kyle Purvis.

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Kyle Purvis and Duncan Cate opening the plaque

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Beginning Monday, Angleton ISD will be lifting the mask mandate that has been in place since early September.

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Bartlett Ramsey, regent of Asa Underwood Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, presented Laura Otto, past regent, an Award of Citation from The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. This citation was awarded to Asa Underwood DAR Chapter for outstanding …

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District Five Director Bradley Stavinoha presents checks to Danbury and Iowa Colony Volunteer Fire departments from the SPJST Foundation. From left: Eloise and President Lonnie Lostak and Secretary Lorenda Baldwin, all of Lodge 139 Danbury, Stavinoha, Iowa Colony Volunteer Fire Department Ch…

"Shana Kutac has been named the new Brazoria County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Agent for Family and Community Health," according to Eric Zimmerman, AgriLife District 9 Extension administrator, and the Brazoria County Commissioners Court. Kutac will assumed her new duties on Oct. 1.