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Alvin’s Trudy’s Hallmark will be closing its doors forever Jan. 27 after more than 20 years in business. Many Alvin residents expressed disappointment on social media at the store’s closure and the community’s loss of a place for the unique gifts one could find therein.

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January is the time to commit to New Year’s resolutions and one of the most common ones is a plan to exercise more, lose weight and become more active. With this in mind, more than a dozen people attended Hydra Health Fitness’ first group fitness class of 2020 on Saturday.

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Rodney Smith continued a long community tradition last week when he held his annual Customer Appreciation Day Thanksgiving lunch at his Blades Barber Shop in Manvel.

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Dave Ferguson resigned as executive director of Brazoria County Emergency Services District No. 3, sending his immediately effective resignation Wednesday.

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The Delta Delta Christmas Tour of Homes, sponsored yearly by the Alvin chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, began in 1984, after a state official in the society challenged all of its members by asking what their communities might remember their chapters for if those chapte…

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Manvel Mayor Debra Davison and City Manager Kyle Jung delivered the city’s State of the City address at the Alvin Knights of Columbus Hall Nov. 12, reviewing the continued developments of historical growth and expansion that persists throughout Manvel.

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Alvinite Kelli Thompson has collected numerous books on a little-known aspect of the Holocaust that affected her family greatly. On Wednesday, Thompson will join her sister, Karen Velupillai, and brother, Paul Coats, to give a presentation at Louisiana’s Old State Capitol about their father’…

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Alvin High School’s Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps once again honored the nation’s veterans in a ceremony held Monday for Veterans Day. Congressman Pete Olson spoke as a distinguished guest and was presented with a flag flown over Alvin High School earlier in the day as…

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A very popular old Alvin home will be on Delta Delta’s Christmas Tour of Homes this year. Most Alvinites call it “The Christmas House” because many remember driving by to see it when the Pugh family decorated it from the early ’70s to approximately 1995. Vehicles and pedestrians lined up for…

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Rob Keslar (right) speaks with fellow Novemberfest Car Show contestant Kevin Quick (unseen behind car) next to Keslar’s 1981 DeLorean. Production of the DeLorean had already ceased before the 1985 release of the first of film of the Back to the Future trilogy that made it popular. Only 9,000…

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Alvin Community College has once again been listed in the top 150 community colleges in America as ranked by the Aspen Institute for 2021.

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Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the 19-year-old former Santa Fe High School student indicted for committing a mass shooting at his school on May 18, 2018, that left two teachers and eight fellow students dead, has been found incompetent by all three psychological experts tasked with examining him.

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Dale David (second from right) and Patricia Dutchyn (far right) stood out of the crowd at the Alvin Park’s & Recreation’s Trick or Treat Trailin their brightly colored ketchup and mustard costumes as they attended Alvin’s Trick or Treat Trail with their daughter Danielle David (second fr…

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The saga of cargo containers met an anti-climactic end in Manvel on Oct. 21 after multiple citizens spoke both for and against the use of them by private residents for storage purposes within the city limits.

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A major accident on Adoue Street on Monday afternoon required two motorists to be transported to local hospitals.

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One private home to be featured on the Dec. 8 Christmas Tour of Homes is that of Jon and Ann-Marie Jernigan, who moved back to Alvin seven years ago after spending two years in Scotland.

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Brazoria County Commissioners Court presented a proclamation during Commissioners Court on Sept. 24 declaring September as National Recovery Month in Brazoria County. The National Recovery Month theme is “Join the Voices of Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose and Community.” Recovery M…

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Sen. John Cornyn arrived at the Galveston County Justice Center on Friday morning for a roundtable talk with local leaders and policy experts to discuss how federal mental health initiatives spearheaded by him could help Galveston County facilitate mental healthcare and meet its goals in ser…

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Once again Alvinites young and old arrived at the Knights of Columbus Hall for the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Expo and Taste of the Town. This year saw many new businesses take part, including Alvin Care Pharmacy and AOF Engineering Systems along with established…

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The Economic Development Alliance for Brazoria County and the chambers of commerce for Alvin-Manvel, Angleton, Brazoria, Sweeny, West Columbia, Pearland and Brazosport joined forces Oct. 2 to host the 86th Legislative Session Wrap Up, featuring House Speaker and District 25 State Rep. Dennis…

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James Phillips started his journey as a wood sculptor 14 years ago when he spontaneously turned the log of an old tree at his home into the likeness of a pelican.

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Brazoria County District Attorney Jeri Yene explained her role and the history of her career Sept. 24 at the Alvin Senior Center as part of the monthly Discussions with Dignitaries series presented by the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce.

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The Alvin City Council passed its annual budget 5-2 on Sept. 19 despite the concerns of two councilmen who believed the city needed to allocate money for the addition of more police officers over the next year than originally planned.

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University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Lecturer in Nursing Shatoi King was one of just eight nursing professionals chosen from among thousands of applicants to receive the National League for Nursing’s coveted Nursing Education Faculty Scholarship Award.