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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 …

"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.

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Shana Kutac was thrilled to take the position of Service Agent for Family and Community Health earlier this week at the Brazoria County Agrilife Extension in Angleton.

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The sky was overcast and the air was heavy with moisture, rich with the scent of plants and earth Thursday morning as a dozen gardeners and volunteers toted plants around the Brazoria Environmental Education Station, preparing for the Brazoria County Master Gardeners’ fall plant sale today.

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Commissioners voted to lower the tax rate again this year to about 38.65 cents per $100 of taxable value, and adopted a budget which gives an additional $3.43 million to personnel, including approved new positions, for the 2021-22 fiscal year.

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The possibility of adding houses next to cell phone towers caused some concern among residents, prompting a discussion at the most recent city council meeting.

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A day after another school district approved a remote learning program, the Angleton ISD Board of Trustees voted to adopt the district’s own remote learning resolution.

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Throughout the past decade, Brazoria County grew at about the same pace Texas grew — as fast as any place in the country, David Mendez said. The county’s population has increased by about 16 percent throughout the past decade, putting Precincts 1 and 4 out of balance.

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After being arrested last month as a suspect in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian, 30-year-old Joseph Lewis has been indicted by a Brazoria County grand jury.

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ANGLETON — The Brazoria Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist had its monthly meeting in person and virtually Sept. 8 at the AgriLife building in Angleton.

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Angleton Firefighter Ethan Gambino breaks down in tears after completing a memorial stair climb in honor of first responders killed on Sept. 11, 2001. Gambino said he lost a distant relative in the collapse of the North Tower, making the climb more personal.

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The annual Angleton High School bonfire was a chance for celebration for the Class of 2021.

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ANGLETON — Parents have had the option for their children to wear masks on Angleton ISD campuses since the beginning of the school year. Now parents will have the option for their kids not to.

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A Sweeny woman has been charged with recklessly causing serious bodily injury to a child after one of two children she was watching ended up with third-degree burns covering 17 percent of his body.

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Senior Alexa Patterson looks on as the homecoming bonfire burns Thursday evening at Angleton High School. The annual tradition is part of the senior class celebration of their last year in school.

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Alexa Patterson watches as some of her Class of 2022 classmates finish up their 22 laps around the homecoming bonfire Thursday evening at Angleton High School. After lighting the fire, the senior class runs laps around it as a tradition.

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The Angleton Fire Department’s cadet program offers kids from 14 to 19 the chance to see what it’s really like to be a member of the fire department, shadowing the department on calls, participating in training exercises and even helping out on scenes from time to time.

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Angleton ISD will offer a remote conference learning program for students who are out due to COVID-19 beginning Wednesday. This will only be available for students who have tested positive for or are quarantining due to COVID. The district may also utilize the remote conferencing option in situations where classes or grade levels will need to be closed due to COVID.

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Labor Day weekend will come early for Danbury High School after officials announced the school’s closure following “extremely low numbers in attendance,” according to an email from the district Thursday. 

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Amid Brazoria County’s investigation into allegations of irregularity in the jury selection process under former District Clerk Rhonda Barchak, a group of activists hosted a press conference outside the courthouse on Monday, calling for an outside federal investigation and justice for family members.

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As of Tuesday afternoon, the district does not anticipate the days needing to be made up at the end of the year and extracurricular activities at the high school and junior high campuses will continue as planned.

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While the raw number of positive cases are similar to other schools in the district, Angleton ISD Public Relations Director Hanna Chalmers said it is not the number itself that closed Northside but rather a percentage based on the school’s population.

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Bringing along about 125 vendors to various markets across the greater Houston area, Schwob is proud of the way the event has grown and adapts to each stop along the way.

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Brazoria County district judges and commissioners met Friday morning to address Rhonda Barchak’s resignation from her position as Brazoria County District Clerk and appointed Donna Starkey to serve in the interim until the next general election in Nov. 2022.