• By BILLY LOVELESS The Brazosport Facts
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Twenty-four hours after suffering a tough, one-run defeat to the Friendswood Lady Mustangs, the Brazoswood Lady Bucs rebounded with a dominating 8-1 victory Friday over the same Lady Mustangs at Lady Buc Field in Clute.

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Many of Friendswood’s players lacked playoff experience, but didn’t show it Thursday against perennial power Brazoswood, as the Lady Mustangs edged the Lady Buccaneers, 2-1, in a pressure-packed Game 1 of their best-of-three Region III-6A bi-district playoff series.

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A surface low near Fort Worth, a weak cold front and an upper-level trough tracking across the center of the country has contributed to quite breezy conditions locally, along with cloudy to partly cloudy skies and a slight chance for rain. Galveston has already reported 23-mph winds and 31-m…

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Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush sent a letter to Donald Trump on Monday, urging the president to include $15 billion for a coastal barrier system for Houston and Galveston in his plans for national infrastructure projects.

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Five Galveston County softball teams will begin their playoff journeys this week, starting with a one-game series today.

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The 79th Galveston County Fair & Rodeo officially opens today, but action was already in full swing at the fairgrounds in Hitchcock on Thursday. Livestock show participants and cook-off hopefuls began checking in, and organizers opened a late-night sneak peek of the carnival.

  • By SARA PETERS
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I believe Sally Branson is the right candidate for Friendswood City Council Position 2. Having worked with Sally for various local community projects, I can personally attest to her strong work ethic and absolute integrity. She champions the concept that protecting our community means protec…

  • By WILLIAM VAN SCOYOC
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The right candidate for Friendswood Council Position No. 2 is Omar Peck. We need someone with honor that will fight to protect our properties. I have seen firsthand the city cater to large business at the cost of its residence and their property.

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It’s spring in Texas. That means some beautiful crystalline blue days; weather as near perfect as weather ever is.

  • By BRIAN MOUSER Correspondent
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With both teams facing a terrible umpire crew, the Clear Springs Chargers scored one run in each of the final three frames to dig themselves out of a 2-0 hole, for a come-from-behind 3-2 over the Friendswood Mustangs, Wednesday night at Clear Springs High School.

  • By LINN EIGNUS
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I am writing in support of my friend David O’Farrell in his efforts to serve as a council member for the city of Friendswood. I have known the O’Farrell family since they moved to Friendswood many years ago and I have watched David grow into a very astute business man with a heart to make th…

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A storm complex moved across Galveston County causing havoc in the Santa Fe area where 7 to 9” caused flooding. Ironically, rainfall amounts were quite varied even across small areas as the storms tended to move slowly across the same locales. As a result, precipitation totals at official re…

  • By LYNDA HARRIS
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I am proud to support David O’Farrell for Friendswood City Council, Position 5. David is an exemplary citizen of Friendswood having lived here his entire life and led a successful Friendswood business for 33 years. David’s volunteerism has benefitted our community in many ways. His 10 years …

  • By FRANK STANFORD
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In response to the guest column by Mindy Lakin ("I'll be voting yes May 6 for better infrastructure," The Daily News, April 14): It is nice Mindy came from a location which had higher taxes to a location with lower taxes. I am sure having come from a place with higher taxes, I would say her …

  • By SHERI BARBER, SELENA ELLIS & BARSA HARCLERODE
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Sally Branson is the most qualified candidate running for Friendswood City Council, Position 2, based on her years of experience serving on many city committees and boards. Her talents and qualifications have led her to serve, as well as hold leadership positions on Planning and Zoning, Frie…

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At last week’s District 24-6A championships, Galveston County track and field athletes racked up plenty of gold medals and many more advanced to area competition along with those district champs.

  • By DENISE O'FARRELL MAST
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As a proud supporter of David O'Farrell, and as his little sister, I'd like to share about him. He is a tireless worker for Friendswood, which he loves. His vision for our city I believe aligns with what most of our citizens long for. I tell him all the time that he is, "uniquely wired for t…

  • By HAROLD WHITAKER
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Early voting for the Friendswood City Council election starts April 24th and Election Day is May 6th. We are now at very critical time in determining how our city will develop, what our tax base will be for the future and will city services and the appearance of Friendswood meet what our cit…

  • By BARRY FOLSE
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I'm writing in support of John Scott for re-election to Friendswood City Council, Position 5. I have known John for about 10 years, through youth sports. After I have seen our city government prioritize downtown businesses over our homeowners through tax increases and zoning changes, I am gl…

  • By RON COX
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I am writing this letter in support of David O’Farrell for the Friendswood City Council. David and his family have been a part of the long and vibrant history of Friendswood. His family moved here in the early days. He graduated from Friendswood High School. He later joined the family busine…

  • By LAURA EWING
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Please join me in voting for David O’Farrell for Friendswood City Council, Position 5. As a life-long resident of our city, his heart and mind support an environment of safety, beauty and affordability for its citizens.

  • By PHILLIP WEBB
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Our downtown district in an important issue for our city. It is vital in attracting new businesses. We have come to a time in Friendswood when we’ll need to invest in order to preserve our city’s heritage, core values and small town atmosphere as we edge closer to build-out. Therefore, it is…

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Rain has been hard to come by so far this month in most of Galveston County, with only 0.01” of rain at Galveston so far and 0.02” at the NWS Office in League City/Dickinson. This lack of moisture is particularly evident near the coast, where a persistent “cap” (layer of warm, stable air alo…