Sweeny is taking steps to improve their parks, the Army Corps of Engineers is taking steps to improve the coastline and a family is trying to rebuild after a fire claimed their home.
Regular meetings will be starting off February for Oyster Creek and Danbury, while Sweeny ISD will discuss student safety.
Two Sweeny meetings will end one month and begin the next as the City Council looks to finalize some plans for Mardi Gras and the Education Foundation reviews its grants.
The Columbia-Brazoria ISD School District is going full-bore to get the work done on time for their Columbia High School campus renovations, approved by voters last fall.
Many cities will be holding special meetings this week, either due to the MLK holiday the prior week or to discuss what they want to apply for with the county in regards to a $40 million pool of mitigation grants that will be up for grabs.
BISD, Angleton, Jones Creek and Danbury will be meeting, as well as the County Commissioners. Freeport will have meetings of the City Council, Planning and Zoning and Charter Review Commission and the Oyster Creek EDC will also be getting together.
Sophomore Alex Stroud and senior Daniel Maus have been selected to advance to the Texas Music Educators Association All-State concert as part of a group of the best choir students in Texas.
Sweeny senior Frank Carmona recently received a scholarship to Columbia University in New York City from QuestBridge, a national program that “connects high-achieving high school seniors from low-income backgrounds with full four-year scholarships to 48 of the nation’s best colleges.”
A bridge on River Road— which also constitutes a portion of CR 400— near the intersection with San Bernard Street is planned for a shut down between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday next week.
Infrastructure will continue to be the theme of 2023. Brazoria, Sweeny and West Columbia are all seeking grants to help fund the expensive work of refurbishing, maintaining and upgrading basic city services.
After New Years fell on a Sunday, there will be more meetings than usual with Freeport, Angleton, Brazoria, Sweeny ISD, Richwood, Danbury, Surfside Beach and the County Commissioners all gathering on Monday or Tuesday.
A Sweeny infrastructure project is seeing advancements, residents near Bridge Harbor will see another interruption in water service and one Pearland lawyer will be in charge of the theft case of another.
West of the Brazos, there are three towns who have women serving as their city managers, plus an assistant city manager in Lake Jackson, making for a statistical anomaly.
After months of work, an agreement was reached by the Brazoria City Council to separate fowl from other livestock, with their own requirements.
A front-loaded week hits as Freeport will try to come together on redistricting, Lake Jackson will look at bids, the Commissioners’ Court will canvass the fall election and Sweeny and West Columbia will have special meetings before the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Fire Marshal lays out the exit for the burn ban, construction is delayed on a Freeport intersection and an elected Damon ISD school board member makes a decision.
A wide swath of meetings makes for a busy week of local government in Brazoria County with city council or school boards gathering in Angleton, Danbury, West Columbia, Jones Creek, Quintana, Holiday Lakes, Sweeny and Richwood, plus multiple meetings in Freeport.
Some dark clouds didn't cause trouble for the town of Sweeny during its turn hosting the 24th annual Brazoria County Veterans Day Celebration on Friday.
With six uncontested seats on the ballot, three of the board members will be new— kind of— and two will be incumbents elected for new terms. The sixth saw a person win who had dropped out of the race.
Flags, streamers, salutes and parades will be the order of the day as Brazoria County celebrates Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11. Sweeny will be taking its turn hosting the county parade and other groups, schools and cities will be having their own observances.