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Highway 332 expansion subject of public hearing

LAKE JACKSON - A state plan to widen Highway 332 from Highway 288 in Lake Jackson to FM 521 near Brazoria would include measures to improve drainage, state officials said. The Texas Department of Transportation project would widen the highway from two lanes to four from FM 2004 to the new Brazoria b

BRAZORIA FACTS - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Lake Jackson to allow temporary RV lots

LAKE JACKSON - Residents might notice a few more RVs along Dixie Drive after Lighthouse Baptist Church and a BASF representative each made requests for temporary housing solutions. The church on 313 Dixie Drive asked Lake Jackson City Council for permission to temporarily host trailers for relief wo

BRAZORIA FACTS - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Country Village Care Community Donations

ANGLETON - Country Village Care in Angleton recently sold stuffed baked potatoes to raise money for local charities. Residents were asked what charities they would like to divide the money between. They nominated charities close to their hearts: The Gathering Place, St. Thomas Center/Community Food

BRAZORIA FACTS - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Brazoria cities work to tackle mountains of debris

For some local residents, it may take a while to be free from debris - that ugly reminder of Hurricane Harvey that likes in piles along residential streets. In Brookside Village, with a population of just under 2,000, the city estimates that 95 percent of homes were flooded, and the roads are dotted

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-17 17:46:00

Angleton, Westfield debut in AP's state poll

Adam Coleman Published 1:55 pm, Monday, September 18, 2017 Angleton, Westfield debut in AP's state poll 1 / 64 Back to Gallery Westfield and Angleton each debuted at No. 10 in their respective classes in the Associated Press poll this week. Westfield's resounding 37-20 win over previously eighth-ra

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-18 18:53:00

Leaders urge patience with Harvey relief

County officials are asking residents to be patient as they start the process of what will be a long-term recovery. "It's going to take awhile, it's not going to be something we're over with tomorrow," Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta said Sunday. "It's going to linger for a long time. It may take

BRAZORIA FACTS - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

West Columbia ceremony honors U.S. Constitution

WEST COLUMBIA - Sixty years separated the American Revolution and the Texas Revolution, but the two events blurred together Sunday as history buffs gathered at a replica of the Republic of Texas' first capitol to celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution. The building, a symbol of Texas soverei

BRAZORIA FACTS - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Pomona sees home sales increase as elementary school debuts and Harvey passes

Pomona Elementary, a new campus of Alvin Independent School District, is contributing to a 40 percent rise in sales in Manvel's Pomona community so far this year. Other factors include completion of the amenities center, and the addition of houses on 50-foot wide lots priced just under $300,000 by P

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-20 12:00:00

Is BPA a thing of Halloween nightmares?

(BPT) - Now that fall is underway and you're already growing tired of all the pumpkin-flavored treats, Halloween must not be too far away. That means it's time to head to the store to pick up the trendiest Halloween decor to guarantee a shocked response from trick-or-treaters. But before you do, hav

ELKHARTTRUTH.COM - 2017-09-19 22:59:00

The key ingredient to a successful school year

(BPT) - Now that school is in session, you've likely returned to the routine of nightly homework and packing lunches in the morning. One thing that helps ensure a safe and successful school year is polycarbonate plastic made from bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is a building-block chemical used to make a pla

ELKHARTTRUTH.COM - 2017-09-19 22:11:00

Metastatic breast cancer patients tell their stories through art and photography

When most people think of breast cancer, they think of the pink movement, and often times, "beating" the cancer. A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer (MBC), a late stage of the disease in which the cancer has spread beyond the breast, is different. There is no cure and, until recently, the number

ELKHARTTRUTH.COM - 2017-09-19 19:11:00

How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring

(StatePoint) An engagement ring is at once a symbol of love and commitment and also a reflection of a woman's personal style. For the engaged-to-be who hasn't quite determined the perfect sparkler for herself, articulating an engagement ring style can seem challenging. That's where a trusted jeweler

ELKHARTTRUTH.COM - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Emergency preparedness 101: Know how to protect your family against carbon monoxide poisoning

(BPT) - Few areas of the country are immune to natural disasters or severe weather. Whether you live in a hurricane zone or face icy winters, it is important to prepare your home and family to weather the storm and know the potential health and safety risks that may arise in emergency situations. Be

ALVIN SUN ADVERTISER - 2017-09-18 19:01:00

Be safe while getting social to avoid social media scams

(BPT) - For many people, social media has become a part of our daily lives. We follow friends on Facebook, share our opinions on Twitter and highlight our latest creative projects on Instagram or Pinterest. According to Statista, 78 percent of all Americans have a social media profile, and that adop

ELKHARTTRUTH.COM - 2017-09-18 15:39:01

How Libraries Are Changing in Communities Nationwide

(StatePoint) As we become increasingly reliant on digital content available on-demand, what happens to our repositories for printed material? The answer may be simpler than you think: Libraries aren't just about books any more. Most have shifted focus from their collections to the communities they s

ALVIN SUN ADVERTISER - 2017-09-18 05:00:00

List of school districts with deficit budgets grows

Dickinson and Hitchcock public school trustees joined the list of those across Galveston County forced to adopt deficit budgets as they struggle with myriad issues. Trustees at Dickinson Independent School District called an emergency meeting, shortly after Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 50 inche

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 03:50:00

County to coordinate cleanup efforts

Officials for Matagorda County and the cities of Bay City and Palacios are teaming up to remove debris from Hurricane Harvey. The county's commissioners are using their own resources to do what a debris removal contractor backed out of an agreement last week. The county previously arranged for AshBr

DAILY TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 05:35:00

Construction begins on new BCHS baseball field

Construction on a new baseball and softball facility for Bay City High School has begun after the Bay City ISD Board of Trustees voted on Monday to approve the guaranteed price of the field to the cost of $3.15 million. The board approved the price tag so that construction of the new baseball and so

DAILY TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 05:27:00

Deadline approaching for Rice Dish Round-Up

Howdy Matagorda County residents. Pull out your favorite rice recipes and begin planning for the annual Rice Dish Round-Up Cooking Contest! The Rice Dish Round-Up Contest is open to any resident of Matagorda County meeting the age requirements of the contest. All food dishes and recipes must contain

DAILY TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 05:02:00

City tries different approach to controversial zoning

HITCHCOCK Hitchcock city officials are moving ahead with a previously controversial plan to rezone a large swath of land along FM 2004, but hope handling it on a case-by-case basis will lessen the opposition. "We are doing this as businesses ask, little by little," Mayor Anthony Matranga said. "Prev

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 03:15:00