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Human trafficking is in our very own back yards, right underneath our noses, residents were told at a forum shedding light on how victims can be identified and helped.

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The famous architect Alden B. Dow who designed the City of Lake Jackson during the early 1940s for the new workers for the new Texas division of Dow Chemical. Dow’s officer has been closed off from the public for many years, but that will come to an end in just a few weeks.

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In 2020, Yousef Elyoussef was accepted into the University of Pennsylvania on a full scholarship to study biomedical engineering. Last month, Elyoussef’s younger brother, Karim Elyoussef, was accepted into Princeton University on a full scholarship as well and wants to pursue a career in aerospace engineering.

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Two longtime public servants are hoping to keep their seats in the May 7 municipal elections, but they will have to defeat a challenger to do so.

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The Refuge for Women will be hosting its first Human Trafficking Awareness event since March of 2019. They haven’t been able to host events in the past years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but are happy to bring it back this year to bring more awareness.

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Brazosport Rotary Club shrimp boil meal tickets will be available to be purchased at the event while supplies last this Saturday at the Lake Jackson Civic Center. Meal tickets can be purchased for $15 upon arrival.

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The Army Corps of Engineers and Velasco Drainage District holds their first information session of the new year regarding the Sabine Pass to Galveston Project.

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Since the pandemic, working from home has become more common, along with hobbies like snacking or exercise have also become more regular. As people pack on the pounds or get fit, their furry best friends could be seeing the same thing.

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The Brazoria County Sheriff's office arrested Fresco man on a murder charge shortly after an incident.

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Lake Jackson police officers responded to a disturbance after dispatch received a 911 call of shots being fired at The Springs of Lake Jackson apartment complex around 6 p.m. Tuesday evening.

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Mark Allen Cameron, a long-time member of the Art League for the Center for the Arts and Sciences building showed off over 100 pieces of his artwork during a solo art exhibit. Cameron described his exhibit as very colorful during his exhibit last Tuesday.

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The Clute city council approved of the finalized version of the new redistricting maps for the City of Clute for each district to have right at or less than 10 percent population in each district. The drawings of the new districts went into effect today.

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The Boys and Girls Club of Brazoria County will be celebrating its 50th anniversary and will be inducting five alumni that went through the program, along with honoring Judge Patrick Sebesta.

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It was no secret how former District Clerk Rhonda Barchak went about assigning potential jurors to courtrooms, her former employees say, but no one spoke up about its possible illegality until last summer, an investigation into Barchak and the office she ran determined.

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Attorney Greg Rincon, one of five Republican candidates for County Court at Law No. 2 on the March 1 primary ballot, is free on bond after being charged with theft, court documents show.

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With a new year comes new opportunities for not only self-improvement but setting future goals for many people.

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George Kidwell passed away at the age of 86 on Jan. 4 after sustaining a heart attack. Kidwell was beloved by so many people in his community whether it was in the Velasco Drainage District, First Baptist Church, or the people shopping at HEB.

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A Lake Jackson man who ran from police when they came to check on his welfare killed himself during the pursuit, authorities said.

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Brazosport College recently graduated its fall 2021 Law Enforcement Academy class during a ceremony at Gator Hall. The ceremony honored Class 123, with 12 students graduating from the program. Graduates include Trenton Carter, Erika Galvan, Dustin Gaona, Zaine Hernandez, Brittany Kersh, Cele…

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Jackson Hopkins, 18, was given an award at the Lake Jackson’s City Council meeting last month for his work in Eagle Scouts and the project he single-handedly put together and raised nearly $5,000 for. Hopkins had the first USA flag retirement box placed in the city of Lake Jackson and the project took 189 man-hours to complete.

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The Brazosport Evening Lions Club had its annual food basket donation project for local residents in need. Kroger in Clute worked with the club to order the food — 40 boxes at $40 per box — sort it and pack them. Boxes were delivered to several families and distributing organizations in Sout…

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Yeoman 2nd Class Autumn Zaehringer, left, of Muscatine, Iowa, shoots a M9 hand gun with Fire Controlman 2nd Class Rayner Macedo of Freeport as her instructor Jan. 6 aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee during small arms training on the flight deck. The Chafee is on …

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To much of no one surprise, Patti Worf has officially been passed the torch of President of The Alliance following her predecessor Gary Basinger.

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As Brazoria County citizens return from visiting their families during the Christmas Break, positive COVID cases of the new Omicron stand have skyrocketed. Hospitals and health care facilities are in high demand of testing supplies and are determined to make sure every single patient is cared for. School districts over Brazoria County have had an immense spike in COVID cases since returning from Christmas Break.

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There were so many proud parents at Brazosport ISD’s Rodeo Art Show at the Center for the Arts and Sciences building in the Art Gallery. Students from grades Kindergarten through 12th grade were able to participate, and the artworks with a blue ribbon and gold star were chosen as finalists for the Houston Rodeo.

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The Lake Jackson Fire Department requested mutual due to a residence on fire from the Clute, Richwood, and Angleton Fire Departments on the 400 block of Ligustrum Street early Tuesday morning.

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Lake Jackson’s Historical Museum is now the home of a very special and unique exhibit that was donated by the Heritage Society organization in Houston, the Native American tribe, Karankawa. The Heritage Society was going to discontinue their display and decided that Lake Jackson was a good home for it.