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Brazoria County crossed the line of 10,000 total COVID-19 cases when officials announced 48 new cases Saturday afternoon. The report included 74 recoveries.

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Brazoria County officials have signed an emergency declaration and ordered voluntary evacuations and beach closures ahead of Tropical Storm Beta. The storm is not forecasted to strengthen to a hurricane, but Brazoria County will see wind, rain and high tides, meteorologist Brian Kamman said.

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Those who have been diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19 may be able to participate in one of two new treatment and prevention studies in Houston, designed to help determine whether antibodies are effective at treating or preventing the virus. Brazoria County officials reported 103 new cases of the virus on Tuesday.

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Of the 103 new cases Brazoria County officials added to the dashboard Tuesday, 55 came from samples collected more than 2 weeks ago. Officials also reported 84 recoveries, and the death of a Manvel man in his 30s.

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Nineteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Lake Jackson Fire Chief Chris Harvey recalls the events like they happened yesterday. He's not the only person to remember, as Brazoria County residents gathered on the anniversary to uphold America's vow to never forget.

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The Angleton Lions Club inducted two new members Aug. 25. From left are new member Patrick Henry, Past President JoAnn Fuchs, President Lonnie Laqua and new member Ruth Brown. COVID-19 restrictions have hindered the club’s activities over the last few months, however, the club is now adapted…

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West Columbia natives Zack Walther and Matthew Briggs will play some of the old, some of the new, including the Zack Walther Band's new album "The Westerner," at the Dirty South tonight at 9 p.m.

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During a recent school board meeting, parent Brittany Stevens asked the Danbury ISD Board of Trustees why distance learning was even considered when the school district could not provide the proper equipment for students, such as Chromebooks and hotspots. A $62,500 donation from industry partners means that will no longer be an issue.

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Surrounded by industry representatives and Danbury ISD officials, BASF Manager of Community and Government Relations Cindy Suggs, left, and MEGlobal Public Affairs Manager Trish Thompson, right, hold a Chromebook like the ones that industry donations will allow the district to order.

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September 11, 2001 is a sacred day that Americans nationwide have pledged never to forget. To honor the occasion, the Exchange Club of Angleton will host their annual ceremony for the public Friday morning, which will be followed by Lake Jackson's annual community ceremony Friday evening.

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Danbury parents and teachers want to see students return to campuses and said as much during the school board's special meeting Thursday. Trustees voted to resume in person learning Tuesday for those that choose it, and to let administrators decide how it will look.

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The first Saturday of this month offers not one but two chances to see local musician and Brazosport College faculty member Antonio Zamoralez perform: at the Peach Street Farmers Market in the morning, and at the Fill Station in the evening. Zamoralez performs as Tony Jr. and the Magic Valley, though he will perform a solo acoustic set without the rest of his band.

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After a computer glitch affected the last few days' new case numbers, Brazoria County officials reported the highest number of new cases since 165 on July 29, adding 161 active cases of COVID-19 to the county dashboard on Friday.

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After reporting 31 cases of COVID-19 on Monday — the fewest number new cases announced in more than two months — Brazoria County officials added nearly twice that amount to the overall tally on Monday, announcing 59 new cases and two new deaths.

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Lake Charles experienced the brunt of Hurricane Laura, with its Category 4-level winds, a former Angleton resident shares, while his father, a current county resident is having to take some of his Louisiana-based family in for shelter.

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Uprooted pine trees almost destroyed Angleton High School Alumna Grant Raley's house in Lake Charles on Thursday.

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Hon. Patrick E. Sebesta with 239th Judicial District Court has been selected to serve as a 2020-2021 Texas Bar Foundation Nominating Chair for District 5. Nominating Chairs for each of the 17 State Bar of Texas districts identify elite nominees to join the foundation as fellows. Nominating c…

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For the first day in almost two weeks, officials reported more than 100 new cases of COVID-19, adding 102 new cases to Brazoria County’s tally and crossing the threshold of 8,000.

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Brazoria County issued a voluntary evacuation order for low-lying coastal communities Tuesday morning ahead of Hurricane Laura, and the city of Surfside is already making preparations, Mayor Larry Davison said.

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With the threat of storms in the gulf, County Judge Matt Sebesta urged that people be prepared for potential hurricane activity but to remember social distancing, mask wearing and hand hygiene. Officials reported 70 new cases Sunday, 15 of which were tied to a local nursing home.

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With 83 new cases of COVID-19 and 247 new recoveries, Saturday marked the first day in nearly two months that the total number of recoveries countywide (3,987) outpaced the total number of active cases (3,681) — a difference of 306.

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The original elementary school was built in the early 1960s, and Danbury’s students deserved better, district board member Ken Piper said. With the completion of a new Danbury Elementary School, the students will start the school year with so much more.

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School began Thursday with two weeks of virtual instruction, which the board of trustees will consider extending through Oct. 15 during a special meeting on Sept. 3. They met Monday for August, at which time they adopted the tax rate and budget for the new school year.

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Students started school in person and virtually on Monday, the first two days went relatively well, Angleton ISD Superintendent Phil Edwards shared during the district’s August board meeting on Tuesday. Board members approved the budget and tax rate for 2020-2021, and the Education Foundation is considering selling naming rights to the new CTE Center.

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Brazoria County officials reported 83 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, along with the death of a man in his 80s whose positive test was included in the new count, and new criteria for reporting recoveries. No recoveries were included in Thursday's report.

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After one year in the position, school district police chief Terry Ross submitted his resignation during the first week of August.

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Throughout the pandemic, Brazosport College's strength will be its ability to remain flexible, President Millicent Valek shared with the Angleton Chamber of Commerce during a virtual luncheon Wednesday.

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With the start of the new school year just around the corner, there’s no telling how the COVID-19 case numbers might be affected across the county, but the county does not have the authority to make decisions for local school districts, who are making good preparations, County Judge Matt Sebesta said.

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Brazoria County officials reported 94 new positive COVID-19 tests on Monday, and 26 recoveries — a number that County Judge Matt Sebesta thought was low. No deaths were reported Monday, which is good, he said.

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The nine new deaths county officials reported Wednesday did not all occur in one day, but “it’s still too high of a number,” County Judge Matt Sebesta said.

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With the addition of nine deaths to the COVID-19 dashboard on Wednesday, Brazoria County broke its daily death record for the second time in just over a week.

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ANGLETON — One group of Angleton residents protested police brutality Friday, and another group of Brazoria County locals protested the idea of defunding police. There were no reports of violence.

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Thursday marked the 12th straight day that Brazoria County officials reported 100 or more cases, as county officials added 145 new cases of COVID-19 to the tally. County Judge Matt Sebesta looks forward to the day the numbers drop, he said.

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In addition to another death, county officials added 145 new cases of COVID-19 to the overall tally on Thursday. They also reported 50 recoveries.

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Smaller churches may not generally have the same funds and resources to support themselves during times of crisis, but they can adapt just as well as the larger churches while continuing to serve parishioners.

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Brazoria County did not report any recoveries along with 140 new cases on Sunday, but that’s fairly typical, officials say.

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ANGLETON — City Council plans to adopt a property tax rate that should generate $500,000 more revenue than this year, but is waiting on certified property values to determine what that rate will be.

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A 17- and a 19-year-old from Sugarland were swept off the jetties by a large wave as they attempted to walk down the rocks on Saturday afternoon. Hurricane Hanna moved inland south of Brazoria County throughout the day, causing high tides along the coastline.

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Surf Drive in Surfside Beach close to the jetties is completely under more than a foot of water after Hurricane Hanna created a storm surge of nearly five feet. The quick nature of the storm left many residents with no choice but to leave cars and other items in the flood waters.

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A house in Surfside Beach appears to be on an island while being surrounded from flood waters dumped in the Gulf Coast by Hurricane Hanna, which made landfall on Padre Island Saturday afternoon. Many residential streets were covered by more than six inches of water.

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Two residents surf in the waves along the Surfside jetties on Saturday although the storm surge was deemed "life threatening" by the National Hurricane Center.

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Residents flock to the Surfside jetties Saturday afternoon hours before Hurricane Hanna made landfall on Padre Island as a category one hurricane, raising the storm surges to deadly levels.

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The Brazos River in West Columbia is nearly out of its banks Saturday afternoon as the swell caused by Hurricane Hanna brought an over 15-foot increase in the river level in just 24 hours.

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Brazoria County officials reported 130 new cases across 20 different communities Saturday evening — including one resident of The Landing at Watercrest at Shadow Creek Ranch in Pearland.

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The Angleton Lions Club presented scholarships to students from Angleton High School during its Installation and Awards banquet June 23. Daniel Yardof was presented a $2,000 scholarship and Rebecca Bryant, Landon McCoy (not pictured) and Julian Pena were each presented a $500 Leo Scholarship.

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Crowd favorite DeAnna Wendolyn will open for Hayden Baker's Saturday night performance at The Dirty South. Wendolyn will play at 9 p.m. and Baker will take the stage at 10 p.m., playing a mix of original songs, classic country covers, and more.