Not quite three weeks after Hurricane Nicholas, debris pickup is coming along in several parts of Brazoria County. In others, it has yet to begin.
The longer term cleanup is dominated by the amount of sand that was either washed or blown ashore as the storm pounded the island. In some places, the sand was 2 to 3 feet deep on the streets.
Although senior citizens are not in the limelight as much, Sammye Moore Secretary of the Freeport Senior Citizen commission said they are still important.
With winds estimated in the upper 20s and guests reaching over the 30s and waves reaching farther and farther onto shore, the approach storm is closing beaches across the county to vehicle traffic.
After a devaluation of property by the Brazoria County Appraisal District, the Oyster Creek City Council is proposing maintaining the tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year.
Residents enjoyed some last-minute fun in the sun before the end of summer by rolling up their sleeves and coming together to clean up Surfside Beach on Sunday.
City officials are still evaluating the budget and tax rate for Oyster Creek’s upcoming fiscal year, and will revisit discussions during a special meeting and workshop at 6 p.m. Aug 19 at 3210 FM 523.
City officials are still evaluating the budget and tax rate for Oyster Creek’s upcoming fiscal year, and will revisit discussions during a public hearing and workshop.
Despite being a single mother from a different state, Deborah Estelle Alongis made a name for herself in the town of Quintana, and they already miss her.
OYSTER CREEK — About $88,000 of collectible toy cars are back in the hands of their rightful owner after a suspect in their theft told Oyster Creek and Freeport police where to find them, authorities said.
Following the July 13 meeting of the Surfside Beach Village Council, council met with Police Chief Gary Phillips to discuss his recommendation for potential action against Sgt. Robert Heckler.
Danbury Council approved to allow Brazoria County Precinct 2 to replace the culvert at the intersection between Avenue E and 8th Street in their meeting on Thursday among other items. After Thursday’s meeting, the Oyster Creek City Council is full again.
Surfside Beach is in the process of securing a new engineering firm to evaluate the system and provide insight on how the city's AirVac sewage system can be either repaired or replaced.
FREEPORT — An independent investigation found no evidence of leaking questions or coaching by the Concerned Citizens of Freeport before the organization’s candidate forum.
Local law enforcement officials are experiencing a mixture of feelings on the recent passage of House Bill 1927, eliminating the training and licensing requirements for carrying firearms, but are optimistic that people will continue to be as safe as possible with their weapons.
FREEPORT — Residents had a chance to see what life was like in colonial Texas as the Freeport Historical Museum commemorated Fort Velasco Day and the battle considered by historians to represent the first shots of the Texas Revolution.
Fort Velasco's 189th anniversary is happening this Saturday. Events will be taking place during the morning and day at Freeport and evening events will take place at Surfside.
FREEPORT — Several Freeport lift stations are set for a more than $1 million makeover after council approved the project’s $152,263 task order to begin the blueprints.
Inspirational Crossroads hosted Kites Take Flight at Surfside Beach on Saturday to share inspiration and encouragement, and to allow people to come together.
Legislation intended to prevent drownings near jetties and piers along the Texas coast is catching local officials by surprise as they begin to figure out how and with what money they’re going to implement the policy.
The annual “Go Topless” gathering of Jeep owners and aficionados kicked off on Brazoria County beaches with a lot of Jeeps and a lot of law enforcement, but a notably lower-key atmosphere than what’s described in tales from the Bolivar Peninsula further north.
The City Council of Surfside Beach voted unanimously to review its zoning options to return the neighborhood commercial zone to the list after it was removed in 2014.
The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for missing U.S. Airman Elijah Posana, a news release states. No signs were found, and there are no Coast Guard assets still searching, Petty Officer Hause said.
Saturday’s World Migratory Bird Day event celebrated the island’s officially receiving the designation of a Bird City Texas community through Texas Parks & Wildlife and Audubon Texas, and offered activities and education for attendees to enjoy.
Trey Tichacek was a truck driver, and he loved to travel. He loved to be outdoors. He put salsa on everything. He had perfect vision, but didn’t have to to be a cornea donor for Florida attorney Kelly Bennett. On April 6, Bennett and the Tichacek family met for the first time, through Zoom.
Postponed from its original January date, the Surfside Food and Art Festival is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Bird and Butterfly Trail.
Surfside Beach City Council reviewed steps it could take to address several noise complaints related to shipping activity. The complaint format, once formalized, may also be used for standard noise complaints.
A woman about 55 years old drowned at Quintana Beach in the early hours of Saturday morning, according to law enforcement. The investigation is ongoing.
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.