SURFSIDE BEACH — The thick fog hovering over the Village of Surfside Beach on Saturday was not enough to obscure bright colors in the sky, and the chill in the air was not enough to keep people away from the first kite exhibition of 2021.
A handful of paramotor pilots soared through the skies over Quintana on Saturday while others watched from the ground and waited to take their own turns through the clouds. Saturday’s fly-in was the first in several years over the area, and provided an opportunity to collect donations for disabled veterans at the end of Veterans Day week.
Rozy has performed several times in Brazoria County, but never at The Well under Dorado's Dive Club in Surfside Beach. The band of four will take the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday night to play some original music, as well as some Nirvana, Blink-182, Michael Jackson and Fleetwood Mac, among others.
Greg Bisso is the newly elected mayor of Surfside Beach, according to final, unofficial results released Tuesday night by the Brazoria County Elections Division. Mark Wilson and Jennie Green-Prats were elected as aldermen.
Freeport LNG loaded its 100th liquefied natural gas cargo and began delivering nighttime cargo in about a year of delivering liquefied natural gas cargo, the company announced Monday.
Editor’s note: Paul Hermonat was left off of the original printed version of the questionnaire and only his answers are printed here. The complete questionnaire with all candidates’ responses is available at thefacts.com.
The second annual Nature Fest provided a fun and educational opportunity to draw many families outside to enjoy and learn about nature, and everything Surfside Beach has to offer in addition to the beach.
Surfside Beach's second annual Nature Fest will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bird and Butterfly Trail, 418 Parkview, and will include an assortment of fun and educational activities for children and their families, including a Birds of Prey demonstration at 2:30 p.m.
A project to deepen and widen the Port of Freeport Stauffer Channel Reach No. 3 will actualize with the help of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation.
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.
People need to feel a sense of normalcy and should have a day to rest, relax, and release — an opportunity that Sharon Hudson, founder of the nonprofit organization Inspirational Crossroads, hopes to provide with the second Kites Take Flight on Saturday.
In 1971, 11-year-old Betty Nunez was involved in a violent car crash, to which Texas Highway Patrolman Joe King responded. Years later, Nunez began keeping King's grandsons — without realizing that Mr. King was Mr. King, until finding a newspaper clipping in 2018 — 47 years later.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For her 18th birthday, Jessica Savell asked for lots of lunch meat to make sandwiches for the homeless. With the help of her mother Kathy and Brazosport Cares Food Pantry, she's still going to make a difference, but has decided to go about it differently.
A woman drowned after being swept off the jetties this morning, after officials had already decided to shut down local beaches due to high tides in the Gulf. Officials are monitoring conditions.
In efforts to advance Port Freeport’s economic plans from the start of the year, Port Freeport planned to expand its terminal facilities, vessels and general output.
As Port Freeport is a local governing body with taxing authority, they are concerned with the direction that local business is headed towards in handling the coronavirus.
People flocking to the beaches backed up traffic on Highway 332 Saturday afternoon, but Surfside and county beaches were being monitored by officials to make sure that everybody stayed safe.
Johnston planned to host a Saturday concert to help save her business, the Bad "S" Icehouse, but canceled the event Saturday morning so that Open Carry Texas could hold a constitutional rights protest in order to help Johnston while protecting her from legal repercussions.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Surfside Beach residents are hosting an emergency food pantry in partnership with Brazosport Cares.
Note from our publisher: Kimberly Lopez is a Lake Jackson resident and registered nurse at Matagorda Regional Medical Center, and she is a good friend. She treated the first positive COVID-19 case in Matagorda County on March 14. Since then, the hospital has seen more coronavirus-infected pa…
Last week in Surfside had a very different atmosphere than this week, as the Surfside beaches remained open to vehicular traffic, and short-term rentals were business as usual.
Members of the Surfside community express concern over how construction of the Sea Port Oil Terminal (“SPOT”) could affect their lives, and they’re doing what they can to stop it.
Surfside passed a motion requiring homes designed over a certain size to obtain a conditional use permit through city council, and declined to build a new basketball and tennis court.
Coronavirus is “NO MATCH” for the luck of the Irish, states the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Organization’s website. The committee in charge of the event has voted, and Saturday’s festivities will continue as planned, beginning at 10 a.m. by City Hall, 1304 Monument Drive. The parade is planned to start at 1 p.m.
During Thursday’s meeting in an extensive executive session, the council discussed the agreement and are sending the proposal back to the developers for final approval, Mills said.
FREEPORT — The first piece of federal funding for the Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project, a longtime initiative of the port, was announced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during its 2020 work plan, according to a news release from the port.
City Council heard a proposal regarding a new apartment building Thursday evening when William Galvan and Mike Ramos came to speak. The pair have hopes of constructing a small apartment building at 3215 FM 523, but the council cautioned that a few details may stand in their way.
SURFSIDE BEACH — A 29-year-old woman is accused of kicking an officer in the groin and spitting on the police car partition window, according to a probable cause affidavit.
FREEPORT — The city tabled a proposal to approve creating a utility district on land purchased by a Houston developer in 2013, citing a need for more time to agree to the terms, City Manager Tim Kelty said.
The Hispanic tradition of Las Posadas — which translates to “The Inns” — typically follows families dressed as Mary and Joseph through a neighborhood as they knock on doors and are ceremoniously turned away.
Boat owners who show their Christmas spirit could take home some holiday cash Saturday if they participate in the annual Christmas on the Bayou Boat Parade.
The festival will kick off the holiday season with an official tree-lighting at 6 p.m. today at the corner of Bluewater Highway and Highway 332, Booth said.
Freeport Elementary began developing a monthly STEM night program last year in an effort to show parents and students alike that science is exciting and it relates to jobs in our area. The night’s activities are designed to stimulate curiosity and problem-solving abilities. STEM nights also …
Work to expand the Velasco Container Terminal is expected to begin next month after Port Freeport commissioners approved a construction contract for more than $129 million, the port announced.