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On Sunday, Freeport and Surfside beaches closed due to high tides, and while Freeport reopened Monday, city leaders of both urge precaution.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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SURFSIDE BEACH — A Brazoria man drowned after being pulled underwater and swept toward Surfside Jetty County Park, according to law enforcement.

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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.

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The City of Surfside Alderman Position at Large Robbie Morris has resigned from his position, effective yesterday.

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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…

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The Village of Surfside beach access is blocked as a health and safety measure due to the coronavirus threat.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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For the second year, Tourism Chair Michelle Booth said she expects several locals to come ready to ride the waves dressed as Saint Nick

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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Troy Brimage is giving up his current office to focus his energy on winning another one. Brimage announced his resignation as Freeport's mayor Monday night as he launches a campaign to replace House speaker Dennis Bonnen in the Texas Legislature. 

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The Warriors from Brazoria County motorcycle club came to support the Brazosport area Knights of Columbus at the Oct. 26 breast cancer fundraiser.

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Javier Garza, left, Bernard Orgini, Ellroy Fox, Joe Garcia, Jesse Mondragon, Solomon Morales, Paz Ordonez and Oscar Ramirez don pink shirtsd to show their support for breast cancer research Oct. 26 during the Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser hosted by three Brazosport-area Knights of Colum…

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Volunteers are ready for the fifth annual Brazosport-area Knights of Columbus Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser on Oct. 26.

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Residents curious about the path of a proposed rail line from Freeport will have to continue waiting after a recent meeting by the Brazoria-Fort Bend Rail District board.

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JAMAICA BEACH —  A car chase that began in Lake Jackson ended with a Jamaica Beach police officer being critically injured Thursday afternoon when a truck traveling at more than 100 mph hit her police car near the San Luis Pass toll bridge, authorities said.

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LAKE JACKSON — The Rotary Club of Brazosport will be joined by polio survivors, representatives of other local Rotary Clubs and local government officials to celebrate historic progress toward a polio-free world at its meeting at noon Oct. 22 at the Lake Jackson Civic Center.

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Crossing the bridge into Surfside Beach, travelers are hit with views of the coastline — vast ocean and palm trees that stretch across the beach for miles.

The little community is a gem to those who call it home. Over the last few years, the local government has been working to make that home just a little brighter, Alderman Robbie Morris said.

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From the coast to River's End, residents felt fear and pride and had fun during and after Tropical Storm Imelda came ashore.

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A tropical storm formed quickly in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday and came ashore near Freeport, leading Brazoria County officials to warn of heavy rainfall that could cause flash flooding over the next couple days.

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A motorcyclist who collided with a car on Saturday ended up dying from his wounds, officials said. 

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A man accused of running a red light and causing two other cars to hit him Monday afternoon is under arrest on a series of charges, Freeport Police Detective Clay Hutcherson said.

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As Hurricane Harvey’s destructive rains barreled down on her house, Rita Ellerd remembers stepping onto her back porch and seeing her own reflection in the water as the lake rose higher and higher in her backyard. Two years later, she, like many, is still reeling from Harvey’s effects.

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When Hurricane Harvey struck two years ago today, it devastated thousands of homes in the county, costing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage and displacing families across several municipalities, according to officials at Brazoria County United Way.

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City governments are taking preventative measures to secure their computer systems following a coordinated ransomware attack that targeted 22 Texas municipalities this week, prompting investigations by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.

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The first batch of liquefied natural gas has been produced at Freeport LNG’s Train 1 site on Quintana Island, a significant milestone for the company as it is just weeks from commercial operation, the company said.