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Brazoria County

July 30, 2015 -- The Varner-Hogg Plantation, in West Columbia, Texas, will host its Fourth Annual Dog Days of Summer event on August 15. More
July 29, 2015 -- The Brazoria County Judge's Office today warned that a burn ban is being contemplated in the unincorporated areas of the county due to extreme hot and dry conditions in the area. More
July 29, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today issued a reminder that the deadline for residents five counties, including Brazoria County, to file for disaster unemployment assistance is August 5. More
July 29, 2015 -- Yara International ASA and BASF on Monday broke ground on a new ammonia plant to be built at the BASF site in Freeport, Texas. More
July 29, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard today reported that the bodies of two missing fishermen have been found in the Brazos River. More
July 29, 2015 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 4-1, with Stacy Adams opposed, to approve an order creation The Dow Chemical Company Reinvesment Zone No. 20 and granting a 10-year tax abatement for 100 percent of the value of improvements to the property. More
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July 29, 2015 -- The Brazoria County Judge's Office today announced that Jessica Chase and Kelsey Schueler have been named as new Brazoria County Extension Agents. More
July 28, 2015 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted 3-1, with Tony Carbone opposed, to approve the city's Community Development Block Grant Program for 2015 and FY2016 Annual Action Plan. More
July 24, 2015 -- The Brazoria County Judge's Office today advised that the county will experience extremely high temperatures during the weekend, causing conditions that could lead to fires. More
July 23, 2015 -- Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta has advised residents that were affected by floodwaters due to the Brazos River flooding event will have until July 27 at 5:00 p.m. to have their well water tested at no-cost at the Brazoria County Water Lab. More
July 22, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted to authorize the submission of updated plans to reduce particulate matter concentrations in the region to the Environmental Protection Agency. More
July 16, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission recently awarded a $458,393 grant to the partnership formed by Brazosport College, Dow Texas Operations and SI Group Inc. to provide job training for 163 new and incumbent workers. More
July 15, 2015 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to submit a letter to the Texas Secretary of State requesting that the county be added to the list of counties who have met requirements for “successful status” for Vote Center and that the use of Vote Centers for all future elections be approved. More
July 15, 2015 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve a settlement between the Texas Coast Utilities Coalition of Cities and CenterPoint Energy Texas Gas regarding CenterPoint's proposed rate increase. More
July 09, 2015 -- Alvin Community College polysomnography students on Thursday demonstrated the technology used in sleep studies for several Houston-area physicians. More
July 09, 2015 -- The Brazoria County Judge's Office has reported that a female Kemp's Ridley sea turtle was observed crossing the beach and nesting at Quintana Beach on Wednesday. More
July 09, 2015 -- Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams on Tuesday announced that the Texas Education Agency has designated 19 new Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Academies for the 2015-2016 school year. More
July 07, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission will host the Texas Business Conference on July 24 in Lake Jackson, Texas. More
July 06, 2015 -- Bertrand Ebang, a student at Alvin Community College, recently won first place for his project on the diagnosis and treatment of sickle cell anemia using ultrasound technology at the Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Symposium competition. More
July 06, 2015 -- Alvin Community College on Saturday hosted a concert by its community band on Saturday during the city's Independence Day celebrations. More
July 03, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission has announced that five additional counties, including Brazoria County, may apply for disaster unemployment insurance related to recent floods and severe weather. More
July 03, 2015 -- The Brazoria County Judge's Office on Thursday announced that residents affected by storms and flooding between May 4 and June 19 may register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency through July 28 for individual assistance. More
June 30, 2015 -- The Alvin Community College Board of Regents last week reviewed a preliminary budget for FY2016. More
June 25, 2015 -- The Brazoria County Judge's Office announced that residents who sustained damage from the Brazos River flooding event can register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency though the county has not yet been declared for disaster assistance. More
June 24, 2015 -- Alvin Community College recently hosted a visit from Texas State Senator Larry Taylor, who discussed the legislative process with students in the college's government class. More
June 24, 2015 -- Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to apply for funding through the Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act for the Follet’s Island Nearshore Beach Nourishment Project. More
June 23, 2015 -- The Brazoria County Judge's Office today announced that Cameron Arias has been named the county's new Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences. More
June 23, 2015 -- Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to name Tony Carbone as mayor pro tem. More
June 17, 2015 -- Brazoria County officials today advised residents to be aware of rising water levels on the Brazos River at Rosharon due to rains from Tropical Storm Bill flowing into the river. More
June 16, 2015 -- The American Red Cross has opened additional shelters and reception centers in the greater Houston area in advance of Tropical Storm Bill. More
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