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Freeport challenging Pynes' payout

FREEPORT - Both the city and its former city manager have sought legal counsel in a contract dispute following what officials termed a "mutual termination" earlier this month. Council members voted unanimously to hire Houston law firm Olson & Olson for legal services regarding a clause in former Cit


Water system weaknesses come into focus after Harvey

While Hurricane Harvey was a nightmare for much of Brazoria County, it was not the worst-case scenario Lake Jackson City Manager William Yenne said he had in mind. "Imagine a hurricane that hits just down the coast and is pushing up the Brazos River and that has a massive rain system that dumps as m

BRAZORIA FACTS - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

MICHAEL MORRIS: Assessing the aftermath of Harvey

We should not mistake the relative quiet as evidence that we have turned the corner on our recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Just as a child's wails eventually recede to a whimper, so has the heartache of area residents diminished but not been overcome. While much of the roadside de


Local teams dominate District 26-4A volleyball honors

Buy Now Sweeny's Marissa Soistman prepares to serve during Aug. 17 a match against Angleton at Angleton High School. Soistman was voted the District 26-4A most valuable player by district coaches.Facts file photo Local volleyball teams had a pretty successful run in District 26-4A as all three - Sw


SECOND THOUGHTS: Bar X residents no longer surprised when floods come

ANGLETON - Leslie and Sue Gourley have lived in the Bar-X Ranch subdivision for 16 years in a brick one-story home Leslie built himself. They moved to the neighborhood south of Highway 35 midway between West Columbia and Angleton because of the quiet and wide-open spaces, they said. Their house was


Reindeer come running for Light Up the First Capitol

If You Go If You Go WHAT: Light Up the First Capitol WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 WHERE: 219 Veterans Drive West Columbia TX COST: Free INFO: 979-345-3921, westcolumbiachamber@gmail.com WEST COLUMBIA Before you listen for reindeer hooves tip-tappin' on the roof, turn your ears toward West Colum

BRAZORIA FACTS - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Leopards hope for more Monroe magic in second round

It's a performance that many outside of Van Vleck thought would never happen. But DeMitri Monroe's huge night now has the Leopards on the cusp of history. Monroe's 331-yard, seven-touchdown performance will be something that Leopard fans will talk about for a long while. But there's another opportun


Van Vleck ISD board approves architect for new schools

After approving the voting results from this month's bond election, the Van Vleck Independent School District (VVISD) named its architect firm to conduct the building of their new schools. The VVISD board of trustees approved PBK Architects of Houston to conduct the building of three new schools fro


Man dies after driving car into Long Branch creek, police say

LONG BRANCH -- A 65-year-old man died after he drove his car into the Manahassett Creek in Long Branch, police said. Acting police Chief Jason Roebuck said investigators still don't know what led the man to drive into the creek Wednesday night. It appears the man drove off the bulkhead and into the

NJ.COM - 2017-11-24 16:15:04

Long Branch man hit by car in Tinton Falls, remains in critical condition

TINTON FALLS - A Long Branch man remains in the hospital in critical condition after he was struck by a car Monday as he walked along Route 33. The 65-year-old man was hit by a 2017 Nissan Sentra as he walked on the sidewalk in front of the Avalon Apartments, according to a statement from Monmouth C


Asbury Park shooting leaves one dead on Thanksgiving Eve: reports

ASBURY PARK - Police are investigating a homicide late Wednesday that left one person shot dead. According to News 12 New Jersey, the victim - whose identity has not been released - was killed around 11 p.m. at the 100 block of Prospect Avenue. Representatives for the Monmouth County Prosecutor's

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-11-23 12:55:54

Asbury Park stabbing not related to homicide, cops say

A stabbing that occurred in Asbury Park Wednesday night is not connected to the death of a man found dead in his car the same night, police said. The stabbing happened at 10:38 p.m. Wednesday at a residence on Sewall Avenue in Asbury Park, Sgt. Michael Casey said. When police arrived at the residenc

NJ.COM - 2017-11-24 15:56:10

Fishing: Bass blitz is on

The bass blitz is on. In the last week striped bass of all sizes have been caught with the big bass in the 40-50 lb ranges being the center of attention. The action has shifted from Raritan Bay out to the oceanfront from the Shrewsbury Rocks down to Manasquan Inlet. Here there have been enormous con

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-11-23 23:54:14

Small Business Saturday: Shore businesses offer alternative to Black Friday mania

SPRING LAKE - Alison Maccoine, the owner of Barefoot, an "athleisure" boutique on Third Avenue in Spring Lake, will spend this Saturday working her usual hours (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) with the usual number of employees (one) and a couple of vendors she invited to the store to sell their wares. But don't

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2017-11-24 10:00:00

Repentant shoplifter returns items -- with a note of apology

RED BANK -- An unidentified individual who blamed the incident on alcohol recently returned two stolen video games to a Red Bank arcade. The remorseful individual, a self-described regular customer at Yestercades, also included an unsigned note of apology that refers to the incident as "ignorant and

NJ.COM - 2017-11-24 14:09:38

After Weeks of Deals, Stores Aim to Draw Black Friday Crowds

Black Friday has morphed from a single day when people got up early to score doorbusters into a whole season of deals, so shoppers may feel less need to be out Retailers are hoping deals and excitement bring shoppers to stores and to their sites for Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of

NBC NEW YORK - 2017-11-24 12:46:23

Britain cries foul as EU nixes its Capital of Culture bid

Associated Press LONDON (AP) - U.K. politicians expressed dismay Thursday after the European Union booted Britain out of the contest to become European Capital of Culture because of Brexit. Britain was due to hold the title in 2023, and five British cities and regions were competing to be chosen. Bu

WLOX - 2017-11-23 16:52:30

Dalveer wins his spurs at International Court

Tuesday re-elected to the last seat of the world court after Britain withdrew its candidate from the election. "But we maintain that it is an issue to be resolved between the governments of India and Pakistan. we continue to monitor situation very carefully", said Foreign Office minister Rory Stewar

LAUREL LEADER-CALL - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

The Latest: Top Bosnian Serb leader slams Mladic verdict

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to continue reading. Fikret Alic, left, holds holds a copy of a magazine bearing his image, outside the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal, ICTY, as he waits for the verdict to be handed down in the genocide trial against former Bosn


Ingalls contract vote Tuesday - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Next week, 7,300 union workers at Ingalls shipyard will vote on a new labor contract with the company. The Ingalls contract vote takes place Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 4:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Arts and Crafts Building next to the Civic Center at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. The contract is a four

WLOX - 2017-11-23 00:14:29