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Brazoria County

April 15, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve, on first reading, a conditional use permit to allow a petroleum extraction production operation within a Heavy Industrial District at 10 acres located approximately 1,200 feet west of Main Street at Dixie Farm Road. More
April 10, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership hosted its 15th Annual State of the Counties Address featuring the county judges of Brazoria, Galveston and Harris counties on Wednesday. More
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April 10, 2014 -- The Brazoria County Community Coalition will take back unused and unwanted prescription drugs at several locations on April 26 as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. More
April 09, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a letter of support for a water master for the Brazos River Basin, to be sent to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. More
April 07, 2014 -- Hospice Care Team will host its seventh annual Mother's Day event on April 26 in Lake Jackson and on May 3 in Texas City. More
April 04, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activities from Beaumont to Galveston including an old-fashioned baseball game, a free movie classic and a women's expo with food, fun and shopping. More
April 03, 2014 -- Varner-Hogg Plantation in Brazoria County will host a celebration in observance of San Jacinto Day on April 19. More
April 02, 2014 -- The Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the Pearland Crawfish Festival on April 4-6. More
March 30, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday reviewed proposed amendments to the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program and 2035 Regional Transportation Plan that will be considered for action at next month’s meeting. More
March 26, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to award several contracts for plans and specifications and other aspects of the State Highway 288 toll lanes project. More
March 25, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Center has appointed T'Liza Kiel as volunteer coordinator for veterans services in Galveston and Brazoria counties. More
March 25, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted 4-1, with Greg Hill opposed, to approve the final reading of an amendment to the city’s Thoroughfare Plan. More
March 21, 2014 -- Houston Wilderness hosted a Collaborative Access Event on Thursday, with presentations from community organizations highlighting their successes, current work and future plans for areas in the Sam Houston Greenbelt Network. More
March 18, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to authorize a third year funding agreement with the Gulf Coast Center for operation of the Victory Lakes Park & Ride Service, with a total contract value not to exceed $1,013,834. More
March 17, 2014 -- Jim Guidry has offered a suggestion to election officials intended to improve their communication with the news media as well as voters and taxpayers. More
March 14, 2014 -- The Alvin Sunrise Rotary Club will host its Alvin Music Festival and Cook-Off on March 28-29 at Briscoe Park. More
March 12, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint James Bradford and Bert Smith to the joint Brazoria County Angleton Lake Jackson Airport Zoning Board. More
March 11, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted 3-1, with Scott Sherman opposed, to approve an interlocal agreement with the Lower Kirby Municipal Management District and Pearland Municipal Management District No. 1 in connection with the establishment of a regional detention pond for the Lower Kirby area. More
March 10, 2014 -- Jim Guidry reviews his experiences with election returns throughout the years and contemplates improvements for the future. More
March 07, 2014 -- Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Thursday featured Port of Houston Commissioner John Kennedy at its monthly luncheon. More
March 06, 2014 -- Angleton Danbury Medical Center and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have signed a letter of intent to initiate a process to evaluate the possibility of a long-term, formal relationship. More
March 05, 2014 -- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry won a close race against challenger Michelle Hatmaker in the Republican Party Primary on Tuesday; Matt Sebesta won the Republican nomination for Brazoria County Judge and will face Democrat Robert Pruett in November. Guidry News Service also covered elections in Fort Bend, Harris and Jefferson counties. More
March 03, 2014 -- Candidate filing for the May 10 General Election ended on Friday, leaving some cities with several contested races while others will look to cancel their elections due to no opposition to candidates on the ballot. More
March 01, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted 18-2, with Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria and Galveston City Council Member Marie Robb opposed, to approve a resolution that commits $500,000 for a feasibility study for the proposed State Highway 36A and calls for protection of the Katy Prairie Conservancy as well as other natural resources. More
February 28, 2014 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents on Thursday voted to name Dr. Christal Albrecht as the sole finalist for college president. More
February 27, 2014 -- Friday marks important dates for both the March 4 Primary Election and the May 10 General Election. More
February 26, 2014 -- The Bay Area Council on Drugs & Alcohol today announced that the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission recently administered a 10-day suspension of the liquor license of a convenience store in Alvin, Texas after an investigation found that the store was selling alcohol to underage youth. More
February 26, 2014 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $274,485 contract to Lorraine Builders for renovations to the show arena at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds. More
February 25, 2014 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to enter into a tax abatement agreement with Amerlux Exterior Lighting, LLC for the company’s proposed new larger facility southeast of North Spectrum Boulevard and Kirby Drive. More
February 22, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council 2014 General Assembly Meeting was held on Friday. More
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