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Four more people have died from COVID-19, Brazoria County officials reported Tuesday evening. While Tuesday’s count is the highest reported since Sept. 11, numbers in local schools remain fairly low, according to information from BISD, C-BISD, Angleton ISD and Sweeny ISD.

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While not all local students earned College Board merit recognition or commendations, several were recognized according to their ethnic group or whether they’re from a rural or small town. Their achievements don’t stop there — each student continues to aim high for what they want to do in the future.

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After reading “Balloons Over Broadway” with her fifth-grade students, Southside Elementary School teacher Andrea Rubio let their creativity run wild to design their own balloon floats, which they got to parade through another fifth-grade class ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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At the end of the quarter, about 40 percent of Angleton ISD remote learners were failing a class, but many have returned to school to get the structure and support they need. However, district officials have asked campuses to prepare to go remote in the event of COVID-19 spikes after the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Zach Neil performed at The Dirty South recently as the opener for another act. Today, he’ll perform again — this time as the headliner, and it will be the first time Neil performs at the venue with his entire band.

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The Danbury ISD Board of Trustees will require virtual learners, with two weeks’ notice, to return to campus for in-person instruction if the student is failing one or more classes, or has excessive absences as defined by the Texas Education Agency. The decision is similar to ones that have been made by Angleton, Brazosport, Columbia-Brazoria and Sweeny ISDs.

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The COVID-19 case count dropped back down to double digits Tuesday, but Brazoria County officials reported the deaths of an Alvin man in his 30s, and an Angleton woman and a Pearland man both in their 70s. The Alvin man is the second youngest fatality among Brazoria County residents, officials said.

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Brazoria County officials reported 113 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the highest number added to the county dashboard in one day since Sept. 11. Eleven probable cases and 44 recoveries were also reported Monday.

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With 53 new cases of COVID-19 reported, Brazoria County’s new case count stayed in the range of double digits Sunday. Nearly half of the new cases came from old test samples, and about half were considered probable.

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At 27.09 percent, nearly a third of the 43 new COVID-19 cases reported Saturday afternoon came from tests administered more than two weeks ago, officials said.

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At the end of this semester, any Angleton ISD student who fails a class will be required to learn on campus for the spring semester, according to a district statement. Brazosport, Columbia-Brazoria and Sweeny ISDs are all considering or implementing similar measures.

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Emily Golden and Jaryn Morgan were found safely in the Houston area and have been reunited with their families, officials said.

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Of the 907 active cases of COVID-19 in Brazoria County, 64 cases or 7.06 percent have been reported among students and staff members of the five local school districts. Brazoria County officials added 66 new cases to the overall county dashboard Monday.

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In the interest of public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, for the first time in 22 years, the Brazoria County Veteran Parade Steering Committee has decided not to proceed with their annual Veterans Day parade.

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Beginning in May of next year, UTMB Health will terminate its contract with Aetna and the insurance provider will no longer be considered in-network. Aetna patients are still welcome in UTMB hospitals, including the Angleton Danbury campus, but will have to pay more.

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Constable James Brawner, Precinct 4, was recognized during Commissioners’ Court for being awarded National Constable of the Year by the National Constables and Marshals Association. Brawner also was elected to serve a two-year term as the organization’s president. From left are commissioners…

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Not every student plays a sport, belongs to a club or has a place where they fit in on campus. With the addition of an esports club in the works, Angleton Junior High teachers Kyle Greganti and Brianne Flores hope to change that.

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The results are in, and the students have spoken: Westside Elementary School elected Joe Biden president, and donut as their food of choice.

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Michael Stroman will fill Position 4 on the Angleton ISD Board of Trustees after incumbent Bill Garwood completes his term. Garwood did not run for reelection, leaving Stroman to run against Joel McKinnon and Mike Sillavan to take his place.

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Angleton High School students Emily Golden, 15, and Jaryn Morgan, 16, were last seen after school on Tuesday, Oct. 27 in Angleton and might be in the Houston area. Those with any information are urged to call the Angleton ISD Police Department at 979-997-7220 or Texas EquuSearch at 281-309-9500.

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For the second day in a row, Brazoria County officials reported 47 new cases of COVID-19. Monday’s report also included 93 recoveries, nearly twice as many as the number of new cases.

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Ryan Prentice Garcia loves horror, but everything horror these days seems to be vampires and zombies and werewolves — nobody does Bigfoot anymore unless it's a spoof, he said. Garcia and his wife, author Holly Rae Garcia, wrote a horror novella, and "The Easton Falls Massacre: Bigfoot's Revenge" was released Oct. 30.

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Commissioners’ Court presented a proclamation to Dale Libby, chairman and CEO of The Gathering Place Interfaith Ministries, during proclaiming November as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in Brazoria County. From left are commissioners David Linder and Stacy Adams, County Judge Matt Sebesta, Libb…

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Each year, 16,000 students nationwide are named National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists, and one of those is Noah Hankinson, a senior at Brazoswood High School. Another 34,000 receive commendation for their scholarly achievements, including Hans Aggerwal, Julia Braun, Neha Krishnan Julia Raess, Jackson Sims, and early graduate Bayleigh Boone.

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The Angleton School Market provides an opportunity for families to receive the food they need on the first and third Thursdays of every month — and for students to participate in leadership opportunities and give back to the community.

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Brazoria County officials reported one new death, one probable case, 46 recoveries and 53 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among county residents Tuesday. With the new data, 5.96 of all cases are active, 0.15 are considered probable, 92.54 percent have recovered, and 1.35 percent have died.

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With about 22 percent of the students and staff members in quarantine, the Danbury High School campus will be closed Tuesday through next Thursday, Nov. 5. Brazoria County officials reported 32 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, none of which were located in Danbury.

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Jimbo McCall prefers to be the one giving help to others, rather than the one receiving it. But in the wake of the late September fire that destroyed his house, he and his son Jace have been on the receiving end of a lot of community support.

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The Danbury ISD Board of Trustees monthly meeting was hacked Monday evening, but once it resumed, officials voted to table the closure of Panther Drive and to approve an item that was tabled last month.

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Brazoria County officials were “sad” to include three COVID-19 related deaths in the county’s case report Friday afternoon: a Sweeny man in his 70s, a Brazoria man in his 70s, and an Alvin man in his 60s.

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Angleton ISD scored perfectly for the third year in a row on their Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas report, trustees learned during Tuesday's board meeting. Trustees also learned about new housing developments going up in the city, and voted to approve a demographic study that may lead to shifting some attendance zones to account for growth and school capacity.

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Mexcor International Wines and Spirits donated 210 cases of hand sanitizer and three cases of disinfecting wipes to Danbury ISD, valued at $50,589.60. All supplies were distributed to each district campus Monday afternoon.

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In remembrance of all who have lost their lives to breast cancer, and in support of those currently fighting the disease, Brazoria County Commissioners Court proclaimed October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Brazoria County. Commissioners’ Court presented the Proclamation to breast canc…

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A proclamation was presented to Brazoria County 4-H’ers recognizing National 4-H Week and commended the many men and women who have made the program a success. Commissioners’ Court is proud to honor the 4-H Youth Development Program of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for 113 years i…

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Brazoria County stopped just shy of the next thousand threshold when officials announced 19 new cases of the virus on Sunday afternoon. As is typical for Sundays, officials did not report any recoveries.

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Angleton ISD trustee candidates Mike Sillavan and Joel McKinnon each had the chance to introduce themselves and to answer a few questions during a recent virtual luncheon, which candidate Michael Stroman was unable to attend.

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Roughly 250 days after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Brazoria County, and 36 days after the all-time high of 198, the new case numbers continued to trend toward the lower double digits. County officials announced 24 new cases of the virus Saturday, and nearly the same number of recoveries.

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Día de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is a traditional holiday honoring ancestors and the cycle of life. Rather than mourning, it is a holiday of cheerful celebration.

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Though stands at the 2020 Brazoria County Fair were emptier than most years, the crowd and participants’ excitement for the mutton bustin’ competition ran high as ever.

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Brazoria County officials reported 45 new COVID-19 cases and 39 recoveries Tuesday. Statewide, of the 254 counties in Texas, Brazoria County has the 15th highest number of COVID-19 cases, according to the Department of State Health Services dashboard, though their dashboard includes prison unit data that the county dashboard does not.

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Brazoria County officials reported 45 new COVID-19 cases and 39 recoveries Tuesday. Statewide, of the 254 counties in Texas, Brazoria County has the 15th highest number of COVID-19 cases, according to the Department of State Health Services dashboard, though their dashboard includes prison unit data that the county dashboard does not.

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Brazoria County’s COVID-19 recovery rate has crossed the threshold of 10,000 with the announcement of 48 recoveries Monday afternoon. In a twist, the county first surpassed 10,000 active cases on Sept. 19 with the same report of new cases — 48.

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Three members of the community will run against each other in November for Position 4 on the Angleton ISD Board of Trustees. Incumbent Bill Garwood is not running for reelection, leaving Joel McKinnon, Mike Sillavan and Michael Stroman vying for his seat in the delayed school board election.

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While the number of new COVID-19 cases reported Sunday could be counted on one hand, the numbers jumped up to nearly ten times that on Monday as officials reported 44 new positive test results.

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In the past six months Cottonwood Crows has played one show, so they’re really looking forward to Saturday night’s concert at The Dirty South in Angleton.

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The trend of more recoveries than new cases continued as Brazoria County officials reported 202 recoveries on Tuesday — more than four times the number of new cases, which was 45.