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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

OUR VIEWPOINT: Supporting neighbors is gift to community

Don't stop us if you've heard this before, because we know you have. It's something we have repeated every year - sometimes more than once a year - but it is important enough that it bears being told again and again. Shopping close to home for holiday gifts, clothes, decorations and other seasonal n

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

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

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


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


On the go: 'Game of Thrones' party and hip-hop brunch

Cheap Date 4: A $20 Art Show & Market Bring a date, a friend or go solo to shop for original artwork, made by local artists, all priced at $20 apiece. When: 7-11 p.m. Friday Where: Insomnia Gallery, 708 Telephone Tickets: $3-$5; facebook.com/events /356598428135857 Guy Torry Stand-up comedian and ac


She was harassed online after campus protests. Now, this Evergreen employee has quit.

Rashida Love, director of the First Peoples Advising Services at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, has resigned, college spokesman Zach Powers confirmed on Friday. She's the fifth high-profile Evergreen employee to resign in the past year as the public liberal arts college has struggled with u

OLYMPIAN - 2017-11-25 01:09:00

How a sunken tugboat could become a waterfront attraction for Olympia

The Parthia's story could have ended this summer. The 111-year-old tugboat sank in Hood Canal in early August. But when its owner offered to donate Parthia to anyone who would salvage it, members of the South Sound Maritime Heritage Association saw an opportunity. The Olympia-based nonprofit decid

OLYMPIAN - 2017-11-24 18:34:00

Here's what the 'Twelve Days of Christmas' presents actually cost this year | The Olympian

The price of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" this year: $34,558.65. For 34 years, the pros at PNC have added up the cost of gifts in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" to create The Christmas Price Index, a tongue-in-cheek version of the federal government's consumer price index that tracks prices of goo

OLYMPIAN - 2017-11-24 22:49:00

Car crashes into a Federal Way house and comes to a stop on woman's bed, injuring 3 | The Olympian

A car careened into a Federal Way home Friday morning sending three people to the hospital and leaving a gaping hole in the side of the house, according South King Fire and Rescue and Federal Way Police. The incident took place near the intersection of SW 320th Street and 10th Place SW. Injuries wer

OLYMPIAN - 2017-11-24 23:08:00

Steilacoom Historical District School Featured in National Publication

Steilacoom Historical School District was recognized as a District of Distinction by District Administration, a nationwide publication for school district leaders. The District was recognized for the Safe and Sound Project, a Department of Defense Education Activity Partnership Grant Program, focusi

THESUBTIMES.COM - 2017-11-24 18:08:08

Events for the week ahead: Tacoma tree lighting, Polar Express on Mount Rainier Railroad, music, dance, film and more happenings | The News Tribune

In a 7:30 p.m. concert Wednesday, Kenny G will perform hits from his Christmas album, "Miracles: The Holiday Album," which has sold more than 8 million copies. His career as a premier saxophonists in contemporary jazz has spanned three decades. The concert will be at the Washington Center, 512 Washi

TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-11-24 15:22:00

Here's what's open and closed on Thursday and Friday

Thurston County and city of Olympia offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday. All offices will re-open for regular business on Monday. There will be regular curbside garbage and recycling collection on Thursday and Friday in Thurston County. Thurston County's Waste and Recovery Center (WAR


Connelly: Tim Eyman uses Trump's playbook to attack AG Ferguson

Eyman is accusing Ferguson of exactly the behavior that has defined Eyman in nearly 20 years in the state's political scene By Joel Connelly, SeattlePI Washington initiative promoter Tim Eyman has borrowed from the Donald Trump book of tactics as he seeks to raise money to fight a $2.1 million civil


Port Jefferson Free Library hosts Star Wars Day

HomeArts & EntertainmentPort Jefferson Free Library hosts Star Wars Day Celebrating Star Wars Day at the PJFL Members of the Endor Light Saber Guild pose with guests at the event Celebrating Star Wars Day at the PJFL Celebrating Star Wars Day at the PJFL Members of the Endor Ligth Saber Guild Kelcie


What's happening on Long Island this weekend

The irrepressible comic strip heroine comes to life in the beloved musical, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24-25, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 26, 2 and 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 29, 8 p.m. $78 and $73. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. (631) 261-2900 or www.engemantheater.com. Bingo Players


Vietnam vets test positive for deadly parasite in VA study

Some activists have likened liver fluke exposure in Vietnam veterans to problems associated with Agent Orange, a class of dioxin-contaminated herbicides believed to have tainted hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops. Vietnam vets from left, John Ball from North Merrick, Gerry Wiggins from Port Jeffe


Port Jeff swimmer successful at state meet

Kyra Sommerstad placed in the 200-yard individual medley and 100 backstroke at the state championship meet. Photos from Kyra Sommerstad Kyra Sommerstad continues to bask in success. The Port Jefferson sophomore swimmer made her third straight trip to the state championship meet Nov. 18 and 19 at Ith