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Numerous small local businesses across Brazoria County participated in Open House this past weekend to promote the beginning of the Christmas season. Everyone from owners and shoppers alike, seemed to not be able to get enough of the Christmas spirit.

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Agatha Sanchez, president and founder of the Sweeny Community Thanksgiving Feast will be celebrating the 11th annual Feast for residents to be together as a family and community.

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The Cradle of Texas Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution had its first in-person meeting since February 2020 on Oct. 16 in El Campo. Supporting this event was Chris Kneupper, retired engineer and Texas history and archeological researcher. He lives in Brazoria.

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The Brazoria Lions Club presented $800 to Barrow Elementary Principal Anne Marie Cohea, right, during its Oct. 25 meeting to be distributed among the teachers for student supplies, thus enabling teachers to help needy students without dipping into their own wallets. Brazoria Lions President …

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CHURCHILL — Become educated about sharing your habitat with a native animal when Friends of the River San Bernard hosts an environmental program today about alligators.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has not only affected local businesses, but the education system as well in the form of shortages in bus drivers for school campuses across Brazoria County, including Danbury, Brazosport, Sweeny, Angleton and Columbia-Brazoria ISD.

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SWEENY — The No. 1 goal for the Sweeny Bulldogs was to somehow get a win. They accomplished that, and in doing so also achieved another goal for the season.

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Chris Kneupper, in period dress, and Brazoria County Retired Teachers Association President Blanca Ochoa strike a pose after his presentation “History of the Fort Velasco” during the association’s recent meeting. Retired educators are encouraged to join the group’s next meeting Nov. 5. Conta…

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The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center awarded Christi Wesley, left, National Honor Society members, Principal Tyler Rowlett, right, and Sweeny High School as its 2020 High School of the Year. The honor is awarded to only one high school in 32 counties of Southeast Texas. Since Wesley took ove…

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Brazoria Lions Club President Tina Dixon, left, presents a plaque to Past President Marie Hicks for serving two years, including last year during the height of the COVID pandemic, during the club’s meeting Sept. 14. The Brazoria Lions Club meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. F…

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The Brazoria Lions Club presented a $2,000 check to the Brazoria County Association for Children with Handicaps, an organization that helps children from birth to 21 years of age with disabilities. Brazoria Lions President Tina Dixon, left, presents the check to BACH Executive Director Leigh…

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At its regular meeting Oct. 11, the Brazoria Lions Club donated $500 to River’s End Volunteer Fire Department to support its 23rd annual Family Fishing Tournament. Brazoria Lions President Tina Dixon presents a check to Gloria Powell, representing the fire department. The Brazoria Lions Club…

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Madison Albair, left, and Roy Maynor III, of Columbia High School, friends since seventh grade, are two students who have always gone above and beyond in all that they are involved in for both the school and their community. Albair received Miss High Money during the Brazoria County Fair Que…

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A few weeks ago, Sweeny High School’s cross-country team had a meet in Needville. Sweeny junior Joshua Thomas finished his three-mile race, but then saw a junior high girl from a different school struggling, and decided to jump back in and run with her.

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State Rep. Cody Vasut, Brazoria County Retired Teacher Association President Blanca Ochoa and Vasut District Director Nancy Wollam share a meal at the association’s September meeting. Vasut shared updates of the recently concluded legislative session.

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The West Columbia Public Library held a Pirate themed Open House to show their community that they had reopened after their renovations, and to make it enjoyable for kids.

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Btel was proud to be a part of the Backpack giveaway with Brazoria First Assembly and contributed $5,000 as well as providing another $5,000 donation through a partnership with CoBank.

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Editor’s note: A story in Wednesday’s edition of The Facts incorrectly stated the 2021-22 tax rate approved by West Columbia City Council. This story contains the rate adopted Monday night and calculations for how it will affect homeowners.

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The buzz of chainsaws ringing through Sweeny is the sound of regional neighbors offering a helping hand to the area as a group traveled from College Station to help with the cleanup efforts in the village.

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Handmade quilts, new and old, as well as material vendors filled the Brazoria Civic Center this weekend as part of the Southern Quilters Quilt Show.

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The district continues to recommend rather than mandate masks, but officials will look into an incentive program to encourage students to wear them.

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SWEENY — With 100 test-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sweeny ISD as of Wednesday evening, the district has decided to close pre-K, third and fifth grades in Sweeny Elementary School through the end of the week, Superintendent Tory Hill said via email.

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Jerry Gore and his family made the 371-mile drive to Vacherie, Louisiana, to serve hot meals and deliver fresh supplies to the city’s residents who have been without power for days after Hurricane Ida.

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St. Mary’s Episcopal Church of West Columbia granted $4,000 to The Warrior’s Refuge in West Columbia. The grant money will be used for roof repairs and to replace a sewer line at the refuge. John Blackstock, center, director of operations at The Warrior’s Refuge, receives the grant from the …

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The school district has decided to close Sweeny High School to in-person learning for the rest of the week, officials announced Wednesday afternoon.

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The new Sweeny Community Hospital campus has entered the beginning stages of development, which will not disrupt the current facility’s day-to-day operations.

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Volunteers accept donations for Hurricane Ida victims Monday at the West Columbia Chamber of Commerce. The collection will continue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.