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Brazoria County Court at Law Judge Greg Hill announced Wednesday he would be giving up his seat to run for Congress in the 22nd Congressional District.

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Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects more than 12 million people who are 65 years and older, so chances are high that many seniors in our community have the disease or at least know someone with it. Diabetes is characterized by having too much glucose, or sugar, in the blood. Some su…

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On Aug. 5, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic presented Alvin Independent School District’s Bob and Betty Nelson Elementary School teachers and staff with supplies to help reduce their new school year costs. Mounds of note pads, crayons, markers, binders, pencils, pens and other school supplies were deli…

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Larry and Nancy Phillips, of Lake Jackson, previously of Alvin, will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on August 15, 2019. They are the parents of four awesome children: Lisa (husband Jimmy Jernigan), Peggy (husband Rudy Carlin), Cheryl (husband Marty Herbst) and Larry (wife Lee Ann B…

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With a moon bounce, a water slide, a Houston Police Department helicopter and hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies, The Church on Masters Road’s 3rd annual Back 2 School Bash lived up to its name with a turnout that volunteers said has been the biggest ever.

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Frank Planka is suing MI Homes, the developer of Mustang Crossing, based on his claim that the company’s actions have stifled his ability to access his property adjacent to the development.

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When school opens next week, 150 students at Alvin ISD will walk into class for the first time with brand new shoes thanks to 150 adults who never met them before the SoleMates celebration Saturday.

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At approximately 3:50 p.m., a Manvel police officer attempted to pull over a vehicle for reckless driving near the intersection of State Highway 6 and FM 1128. The driver pulled over onto a side road then drove off down Highway 6 as the officer attempted to approach.

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A 2-year-old Manvel boy died on the morning of July 13 after drowning in a tragic accident at his home on County Road 58 two days earlier.

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Brazoria County Emergency Service District No. 3 has canceled a contract to purchase property located south of County Road 59 in Manvel after disputes with the city government regarding whether the district would be permitted to build a new fire and EMS station there because the land was loc…

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The Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce gave the public the opportunity to hear and have a sit-down with judges Justin Gilbert of the 412th District Court and Greg Hill of County Court at Law #1 on July 23.

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Dozens of Alvinites began lining up in front of the new Wendy’s as early as 5 p.m. Thursday after it was announced via Facebook that upon opening for the first time at 10 a.m. Friday the establishment would give its first 100 customers free Wendy’s for a year.

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Congressman Pete Olson announced last week that he would not be seeking a seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Alvin Masonic Lodge No. 762 held its annual installation for the new worshipful master who will head the lodge for the coming year, this year choosing former senior warden Andy McGlothlin to assume the role.

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Movers from B&L Lock and Safe in Houston met Worshipful Master Kenneth Welch and Master of Ceremony Toby Gonzales of the Alvin Masonic Lodge at the Dreyfus Printing building on Sealy Street on Friday with plans to remove and relocate a safe belonging to the Alvin Masonic Lodge that was l…

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 State Rep. Ed Thompson announced last week that he would be running for re-election in House District 29, which includes Alvin, Manvel, Iowa Colony and Liverpool.

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Segments B, C and D of State Highway 99 (also known as the Grand Parkway) have been proposed for removal from TxDOT’s Unified Transportation Program for 2020. The UTP is a blueprint published by TxDOT at the beginning of each decade outlining the priorities for transportation spending over t…

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The trial of Kelly Gabel, the former treasurer of the Liverpool Volunteer Fire Department indicted for aggregated theft of taxpayer funds provided to the department by Emergency Service District No. 3, has been postponed until Oct. 7, when jury selection is scheduled to begin.

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Despite the soggy ground, the weather was more cooperative than last year as Alvinites turned out at Briscoe Park for the annual 4th of July celebration.

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The city of Liverpool made a motion during a meeting July 2 to donate a two-acre tract of land to Brazoria County Emergency Service District No. 3 for the construction of a new fire station to serve the area.

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A former Alvin ISD police officer was found guilty of two felony counts related to having a sexual relationship with a teen student at Alvin Junior High.

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• Mrs. Judd Whitson has been awarded a beautiful Red Cross medal for her faithful service in the work of the local organization during the war.

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Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the teen accused of killing 10 people and injuring 13 during a mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in May 2018, is scheduled to go to trial in the case in January 2020 in Fort Bend County. The judge in the case agreed to move the trial due to heavy media attention and…

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A 24-year-old Houston man drowned while swimming with friends Thursday afternoon in Manvel. 

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A former Alvin ISD police officer was found guilty of two felony counts related to having a sexual relationship with a teen student at Manvel Junior High. 

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Chief Al Sterkx of the Demi-John Volunteer Fire Department has turned in his resignation effective June 30. Sterkx said he made the decision to leave after a long series of disputes with commissioners from the Brazoria County Emergency Service District No. 3 regarding best practices in the p…

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After 25 years in public education, all in the Alvin area, and 15 years at Alvin High School, Karen Taylor has her dream job — principal at the high school she calls home. 

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Liverpool Fire Chief Joshua Morris announced exciting news during a meeting of the Brazoria County Emergency Service District No. 3 on June 10 — the Liverpool Volunteer Fire Department has had its 501(c)(3) status reinstated.