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This month, the Sweeny ISD Board of Trustees appointed Trina Smith to fill Position Five, which had been vacant since the passing of 20-year member Jan Reddoch. 

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The aldermen of the village passed a property tax rate for their constituents at a special meeting with only a few days to go before the turnover of the fiscal year on October 1. They passed their budget about a week and a half prior. 

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Freeport Councilman Troy Brimage is on the agenda of their City Council while Lake Jackson will be talking grants. 

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For over three hours, officers shut down Highway 36 while the West Columbia Fire Department and the Brazoria County Fire Marshal’s Department extinguished a house in flames.

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FREEPORT — The latest in a series of grassfires struck Tuesday off Highway 36 and CR 217 between Freeport and Jones Creek.

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This month, the Sweeny ISD Board of Trustees appointed Trina Smith to fill Position Five, which had been vacant since the passing of 20-year member Jan Reddoch. 

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A grassfire broke out Sunday evening, leading to multiple fire departments, led by the River's End Volunteer Fire Department, helping contain the blaze off CR 2918, south of where it intersects with CR 631. 

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SWEENY — Residents are breathing a sigh of relief as a bridge on FM 522 has reopened, at least partially, saving them from a long detour.

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 In an effort for the city staff to balance the fiscal year '23 budget, the council has postponed the utility cost increase as residents see a higher tax rate because of inflation.

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Budget hearings still dominate the local landscape as the fiscal year winds down for Freeport, Angleton, Richwood and other municipalities. Sweeny ISD will be considering an appointment to their vacant seat and Brazoria will look to update their Covid policies. 

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SWEENY — Residents are breathing a sigh of relief as a bridge on FM 522 has reopened, at least partially, saving them from a long detour.

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Fifteen businesses and only one winner can emerge from the ashes as businesses fight for the first place trophy in the first Paint the Town Maroon battle.

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Public hearings for tax and budget discussion is set for special meetings in Quintana, Brazoria and Surfside. Lake Jackson and Freeport will also hold postponed regular meetings due to Labor Day. 

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With their contract running out, the city council has asked for a number of different quotes depending on what services are provided, including what the cost would be without recycling. 

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After years of planning, an important symbolic step took place for the new Sweeny hospital building as members of the board, staff and local officials came out to break ground.

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Another week of special meetings for budgets continues with Jones Creek and Clute, as well as Oyster Creek's first meeting of September and meetings for the Freeport Historical Commission and Sweeny ISD Safety and Security Committee. 

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The Sweeny ISD Board of Trustees voted on their proposed budget and tax rate Tuesday, and they say that it is overall a slight decrease from last year at $1.02. 

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Fifteen businesses and only one winner can emerge from the ashes as businesses fight for the first place trophy in the first Paint the Town Maroon battle.

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Special meetings will take place for Angleton, Brazoria and Danbury mostly revolving around their budgets while Freeport will once again tackle a controversial ordinance regarding the Kisuma zoning ordinance. 

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Columbia-Brazoria ISD has proposed a balanced budget of over $30 million while reducing the tax rate and calling a bond election for high school improvements.