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Tuesday, July 21, 2020 • Vol. 107, No. 119 © 2020 • Published in Clute, Texas

Accused killer claimed self-defense

By MADDY MCCARTY according to court documents.
Woman told police she feared boyfriend; Lange told a Brazoria County
authorities charge her with murder sheriff’s deputy she shot
BRAZORIA — Authorities her boyfriend because “she
did not accept a Brazoria Athena Cherise Lange, 42, Stewart, 46, four times, the thought he was going to hurt
COMING woman’s claim she was afraid remained in Brazoria County probable cause affidavit states.
Lange went outside of the
her,” the affidavit states.
her boyfriend would hurt her jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond “The evidence right now,
WEDNESDAY as a justified reason to shoot Monday after the shooting mobile home in the 38000 under my investigation, didn’t
and kill him, according to the Sunday, online records show. block of FM 521 in Brazoria show justification,” Sheriff’s
court documents detailing her She is accused of shooting her and called emergency services LANGE
at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday,

Students ■ See KILLING, Page 7A

murder charge. boyfriend, Stephen Daniel

can take 150 new

classes infections
for free added in
4 school districts, county
Brazosport College 150-plus daily
partner to offer cases reported 4
dual-credit courses times in last week

There comes a time
Dual-credit courses can
during any panic-inducing
make a college education
circumstance when consis-
more accessible to high
tency starts to take hold.
school students, and
“It’s stable — no spikes,
through a partnership
no surges or spikes, just
with Brazosport College,
the normal flow of folks
local school districts are
with COVID symptoms
now making
that we’re being able to
t h o s e
NICK IRENE/The Facts work up and treat as indi-
courses more
cated when we get the
accessible. Cashier Noor Ali takes cash from a customer Monday at Sarah’s Exxon in Clute. test results back,” said Al
“One of
Guevara, CEO of CHI St.
the things

Luke’s Health Brazosport.
we know
“Nothing earth-shattering
a b o u t
to report at this time.”
Consistency county-
VALEK who take
wide unfortunately means
dual credit is
triple-digit new COVID-
that they’re far more likely
19 reports. Seven of the
to go on to college after they National coin shortage eight days between July
graduate from high school
when they already have alters business practices 13 and Monday featured
100 or more newly
college experience under
By NICK IRENE confirmed infections being
their belt,” Brazosport announced.
College President Millicent
However, the numbers
Valek said. ocal businesses are forced to adapt to

reported have been setting
“It’s all part of the initia- the Federal Reserve’s coin shortage, records.
tive to have more of a more evidence of the ever-changing Monday’s number, 150,
college-going culture for economic environment amid the stands as the fourth-most
the students in our region,” pandemic. single-day COVID report
she said. Brazoria’s SouthStar Bank is restricted in
Superintendents from the amount of change it receives, though ■ See CASES, Page 4A
Brazosport, Angleton, Branch Manager Pam Browning and her
Columbia-Brazoria and staff are assisting in any monetary concern.
Sweeny ISDs have been “We are limited on what we can order,

■ See DUAL, Page 7A

but we will still exchange bills for coins,”
Browning said.
$4.6 billion
Prior to the pandemic, the bank could
ask for an “unlimited” amount of coin
boxes but have been restricted to ordering
state budget
The college will host two free
one box per week, Browning said.
The weekly box contains $500 in quar-
ters, $250 in dimes, $100 in nickels and
Zoom webinars for students
and families to learn about
the dual-credit programs.
$25 in pennies, Browning said.
Business closures and a depressed projected
economy are to blame for the shortage, the
The first session will be from Federal Reserve said. By CASSANDRA POLLOCK
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, “While there is an adequate overall The Texas Tribune

while the second will be from NICK IRENE/The Facts

amount of coins in the economy, the
noon to 1 p.m. July 28. slowed pace of circulation has reduced AUSTIN — Comptroller
The Clute Kroger has signs posted at every checkout station detail- available inventories in some areas of the Glenn Hegar delivered
Register at ing the store’s new policy to address the Federal Reserve’s coin bleak but unsurprising
dualcredit. shortage Monday. ■ See COINS, Page 7A news Monday: Because of
the economic fallout trig-
gered by the coronavirus
Turtle nesting season disappoints the amount
of general
Numbers down on goers to do the same. Capretta, turtle patrol available for
The 2020 Kemp’s ridley volunteer and Surfside the state’s
local beaches, across sea turtle nesting season Beach alderwoman. “One current two-
on Texas beaches officially of the problems is we year budget
Texas Gulf Coast concluded Wednesday, couldn’t patrol like we is projected
though turtles don’t neces- usually do, twice a day, to be roughly HEGAR
By WES WOLFE sarily abide by human up and down the beach. $11.5 billion calendars. From April until the 15th less than originally esti-
According to the of July, we weren’t able mated. That puts the state
Brazoria County beaches Turtle Island Restoration to do, really, any vehicle on track to end the bien-
housed eight Kemp’s ridley Network, as of Monday, patrols until June. We had nium, which runs through
sea turtle nests this season, people documented 262 a couple weeks in May that August 2021, with a deficit
where volunteers helped CHRISTOPHER MARSHALL/Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research
Kemp’s ridley nests on the we were able to do walk- of nearly $4.6 billion, Hegar
keep the endangered Texas coast this year. ing patrols, which, that Volunteers located a nest of loggerhead sea turtle eggs July said.
species as safe as possible “It was probably about 7 after spotting alternate flipper impressions along the sand
and still encourage beach- an average year,” said Toni ■ See NESTS, Page 5A in Surfside Beach. ■ See BUDGET, 7A

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July 21, 2020 OBITUARIES
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Edward J. Roznovsky the back. Edward and After 32 and a half years Texas Beefmaster Breeders The family will have a
November 17, 1929 – Helen raised four boys in with Dow, he retired at Association. service at the cemetery
that house, and together the age of 56 to focus on Edward is survived by chapel, Wednesday, July 22
July 16, 2020
with a small group of fami- his farm in Shiner, Texas. his beloved wife, Helen at 1:00 p.m. at Saint Cyril
Edward J. Roznovsky lies, they were part of the He and Helen split their and Methodius Catholic
Jr., 90, passed away July Roznovsky; son, Michael
founding families of the time between the farm Roznovsky (Betty), of The Church in Shiner, Texas.
16, 2020. He was born St. Jerome Catholic Church and their home in Clute.
November 17, 1929 in Colony; son, Anthony In lieu of flowers, please
in Clute, Texas just a few They enjoyed bringing Roznovsky (Liz), of Lake make memorial donations
Shiner, Texas to Edward
blocks away. He was a life their grandchildren to Jackson; son, Gerald to the St. Jerome Catholic
and Josephine (Maly)
Roznovsky. He met the love member of the Knights of stay with them at the farm Roznovsky (Patti), of Church Building Fund, 201
of his life, Helen Mae Gillar, Columbus 1949-2020. during the summers. From Lake Jackson; son, David N. Lazy Lane, Clute, Texas
at a community dance in Even after losing his left evening hayrides, fishing Roznovsky, of Clute; five 77531
Witting, Texas and he’d tell leg to cancer at the age of at the pond, and chasing grandchildren; and nine
The family plans to have a
you the best day of his life 39 he never slowed down. cottontails and jackrabbits great-grandchildren;
sister, Mary Filip (Terry), celebration of Edward’s life
was September 5, 1951, He was always making during late-night drives
in his old green truck, he of Shiner; sister-in-law, on his birthday, November
when he married her at St. with Dow Chemical and something or working on
made their time together Lorene Roznovsky, of 17, 2020.
Joseph Catholic Church in moved his young family something, often enlisting
Moulton, Texas. Together the help of his boys. There memorable. He loved his Yoakum; sister-in-law, Final arrangements by
to Clute, Texas on June 1,
they enjoyed a wonderful 1953. Helen’s dream was was a time when he bought farm, calling the cows Dianne Roznovsky, of the Turner Family at the
marriage two months short to have a pink house with them an ice cream scooter in to feed, growing the Denton. Lakewood Funeral Chapel,
of 69 years. white shutters and Edward so they could drive around “best hayfield in Lavaca He was preceded in (979) 297-6464.
After serving as a Corporal made her dream come town selling ice cream and County”, and building his death by his parents; broth- Online condolences may
in the US Army during true; gladly adding on to he enjoyed helping coach own farm equipment with ers, Vaclav, Jerry, Bohumil be made to the family at
the Korean War he was the house years later and several of their sports his personal modifications. “Bobby” and Dennis www.lakewoodfuneralcha-
hired as a Plant Operator enjoying his workshop in teams. He was a member of the Roznovsky.

James “Jim” Jeff King King; parents, Nelson and Gilberto V. Guel Sr. He was a well respected
January 4 1931 – Oradell King; brother, March 17, 1925 – man who lived by Godly
Nelson King; sister, Joyce principals as an example
July 18, 2020 King; sister, Ursula “Sue” July 16, 2020 to others. Humbleness,
James “Jim” Jeff King, and husband, William Gilberto V. Guel “Gil” integrity and honor are
89, of Lake Jackson Texas, Robert Garner. (Welo-Gramps) was born just a few fruits and quali-
peacefully passed away Jim King is survived on March 17, 1925 in ties that were found in him
on July 18, 2020. Jim King by his daughter, Karen McAllen, Texas, to Antonio because of his relationship
was born to Oradell and Perry; son, Kevin Guel and Paula Vasquez. He with Jesus.
Nelson King, January 4, King; granddaughter, was called home to be with
our Lord and Savior Jesus Gilberto was a talented
1931 in Woden, Texas. Katherine Perry; grand- man who loved to read,
Jim King married Christine son, Benjamin Perry and Christ, on July 16, 2020 at
the age of 95. and educate himself. For
Cook in Houston, Texas on wife, Jessica; and great- many years, he tinkered in
September 4, 1954. grandsons, William and His family moved to auto/tractor repairs and
Jim King proudly served Luke Perry; brother, el Ejido la Venada in grew an ability to teach
as a Staff Sargent in the Tommy and wife, Matamoros, Tamaulipas, himself new interests such
United States Airforce for traveling through the Carolyn King; and many México. At the age of 16, Idolina (Harry), Maria,
US and Europe. His favor- Leticia (Nelson), Gilberto as playing guitar, piano,
from 1948 to 1952. nieces and nephews. Gilberto gave his life to
ite places included the the Lord. There, he met Jr. (Cintia), Hugo (Anabel). and accordion. He was
Jim King retired from his Philippines where he was Visitation will be held at He was blessed to have well known for ALWAYS
Restwood Funeral Home the love of his life, Socorro
position as a Maintenance stationed in the Airforce, Mendoza. Gilberto and 35 grandchildren; and 41 dressing sharp and with a
Supervisor for Dow Hawaii, and many frequent and Memorial Park at on great-grandchildren. cowboy hat in place.
Thursday, July 23, 2020 Socorro married in June
Chemical after 38 years. trips to Branson, Missouri of 1953. They raised 14 Gilberto was a man used
from10:00 a.m. to 11:30 He traveled to the
Jim King was a loving which always included his children, Sylvia, Mario, Brazosport Area in the by God as a giver of all that
and dedicated husband, brother, Tommy and wife, a.m. he had to anyone in need.
Esther, Osiel, Rhode, Paula, 1960’s where he worked as
father, and grandfather. As Carolyn King. Funeral Service will be Hilda, Rebecca, Ana Isabel, a contractor, sandblaster, His presence on earth will
a member of First Baptist As a young man he held at the same location Idolina, Maria Elena, Leticia, be greatly missed! He will
and painter within the
Church of Lake Jackson enjoyed quail hunting, at 11:30 a.m. Gilberto Jr, and Hugo. forever be in our hearts
surrounding industrial
for 63 years, he met many taking care of his family, Donations can be given He was preceded in plants. until we meet again in the
of his dearest friends and and in his most recent in honor of Jim King to the death by his wife of 44 Kingdom of Heaven.
He lived a life commit-
volunteered as a Sunday years he loved meeting American Cancer Society years, Socorro Mendoza; A Private Memorial
ted to living for Jesus, and
school teacher for chil- with his friends for weekly and his son, Osiel Guel Sr. Service will be held on
serving in ministry as a
dren. He believed one of dominoes games and or Alzheimer’s Association Tuesday, July 21, 2020 from He is survived by deacon for 19 years at his
the most important things rooting for the Texans his children and their current place of worship, 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
besides being a Christian football team. Jim will be support-us/donate/
spouses, Mario (Yolanda), Iglesia Evangelica Cristiana All friends and extended
was being a good person. most remembered for his Esther (John), Rhode in Freeport, Texas and also family are welcome to join
He valued kindness, humil- exemplary and tender (Mauro), Paula (Jorge), at Primera Iglesia Bautista us live at:
ity, generosity, and equal care of his wife, Christine, Hilda (Danny), Ana (Vito), in Clute, Texas for 28 yrs. NewBeginningUPC/live
during her final 13 years Funeral Home & Memorial Park
opportunity for all. His
wife, Christine was his life- battling Alzheimer’s. 979-297-2121
1038 W. Plantation Dr. William Doyce Spears and a “do it yourself” kind
long love and best friend Jim King is preceded in Condolences may be offered at
and they shared a passion death by wife, Christine 1928 - of man. Doyce enjoyed
maintaining his home,
gardening and doing his
William Doyce Spears own repairs.
Sally Beth Dawson four great great-grand-
passed away on July 16,
Cossin children. She will be He was quiet and kind,
2020. He was 92.
missed by her many and a loving husband,
June 5, 1953 – cousins, friends, neigh- Dowyce was born in father, grandfather and
July 13, 2020 bors and huge family. Prescott, Arkansas, in great grandfather.
Sally Beth Dawson 1928. Doyce’s father spent
Our family would like to his career in the Navy, He was preceded in
Cossin, 67, of West thank everyone for all the death by his parents, Ernest
Columbia passed away and the family moved
generous donations and around the world when Eugene Spears and Willie
on Monday, July 13, 2020 love that we received it Gertrude Loe Spears.
at her residence. She was he was a child, including
means so much to us. stints in the Philippines He is survived by
born June 5, 1953 to Elmo
Family will receive and China. He attended his wife, Bettye June
and Maxine Dawson in nearby Angleton, Texas,
Houston, Texas. She grew friends on Tuesday, July Ouachita University in Johnson Spears; his
21, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where they raised their daughters, Cara Barer
up all over Texas but daughters Cara and Lynn.
mostly in Brazoria County. 8:00 p.m. at Dixon Funeral where he enrolled in ROTC. and husband, Jorge, and
Home in Brazoria, Texas. Later, as a commissioned Doyce was an inventor, a Lynn Rich and husband,
Sally worked as a wait- cooking for everyone. She First Lieutenant in the craftsman, and a mechanic. Mark; four grandchildren,
ress, in sales and in the Graveside services
loved and missed her late will be Wednesday, July Army, Doyce led an infan- His knowledge was vast. Brooke Barer, David
shrimping industry. She husband Tom dearly. She try platoon in the Korean Barer, Robert White, and
learned to cook from 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. He worked at Dow for
missed her loved ones and at Brazoria Cemetery in War and fought on the more than 40 years as a Rae-Ellen Kuhner; and
both of her parents and talked about them often. frontlines. four great-grandchildren,
learned waitressing from Brazoria, Texas. research chemist. At Dow
So we know she had a After completing his he patented a type of Kayda White, Aubrey
her mom while her dad great big Family Reunion Please visit our website
to leave online condo- service, he met June. They bacteria that helped clean White, Jocie Haughton,
was the restaurant’s in Heaven surrounded by married in 1953 at Church
lences, light a candle, send wastewater. and Early Barer.
Cook. Sally’s hobbies all of them. of the Open Door in
were reading, collecting floral arrangements, or He was a keen mechanic In lieu of flowers dona-
She is survived by Greenville, Mississippi. They and repaired his own cars. tions to your choice of
books, gambling, gossip- send gifts to her family at
her daughters, Rhonda lived together in Arkansas, His daughters can recall charity may be made in his
ing and playing any type www.dixonfuneralhome. where he worked for Lion
Smith, Laura Thompson watching him use a tree memory.
of games such as bingo, com. Oil. After Doyce took a
and spouse, Jim, Sheila limb and chain hoist to
cards, scrabble, dominoes Blum and spouse, Chuck; Final arrangements job with Dow Chemical, Graveside funeral
in which she usually won. entrusted to Dixon Funeral lower a new engine into services will be held at
sons, Weldon Smith they moved to Freeport, his 1955 Chevy.
She had her own bingo and spouse, Mendy, Home of Brazoria. (979) Texas, in 1955. Three years Sweet Home Cemetery in
setup and was ready to Eric Reedy and spouse, 798-9113. later they moved again to He was a Freemason, Blevins, Arkansas.
go at a moment’s notice. Melissa, Steven Cossin
A favorite pastime was and spouse, Monica;
drinking coffee, smoking a sister, Janet Pinion;
cig and chatting it up. The sisters-in-law, Evelyn
woman could talk your Cossin and Delores
ear off. She loved hosting Bailey; 23 grandchildren;
big family gatherings and 24 great-grandchildren;


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WEATHER HIGH/LOW Yesterday: 83/74 Averages: 91/76 Records: 100 (1913)/67 (1970) RAINFALL Yesterday: 0.03 Month: 0.10 Year: 20.65
daily and Sunday, $17.50 per month
suggested retail price. SUN MOON TEXAS FORECASTS FOR WEDNESDAY Laredo Partly sunny 101 79 SE 7 44% 10% 12
By mail, daily and Sunday $25 per Sunrise: 6:37 a.m. Sunset: 8:18 p.m. Moonrise: 7:25 a.m. City/town Outlook Hi Lo Wind/mph Humid Rain UV Longview Partly sunny 89 75 SSE 6 70% 44% 9
month in continental U.S. Outside U.S., Moonset: 9:29 p.m. Abilene Mostly sunny 94 72 SE 8 58% 32% 12 Lubbock Partial sunshine 95 71 SSE 9 43% 26% 12
quotes upon request. DROUGHT MONITOR Phases Lufkin A p.m. t-storm 85 74 SE 8 84% 69% 7
Amarillo Partly sunny 93 67 SSE 10 50% 44% 10
POSTMASTER: Send address changes Brazos River flow: 2,870 cuft./sec. Full: Jul 27 Mcallen Clouds and sun 99 79 SE 10 56% 12% 12
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Brazos River level: 9.06 feet Last: Aug 3 Midland Partly sunny 97 72 SE 9 42% 14% 12
Clute, Texas 77531. Beaumont A storm in spots 86 79 E 7 82% 57% 8
Reservoir levels: 95.5% full New: Aug 11 Palacios Shower or storm 91 77 ESE 9 74% 78% 8
EDITORIAL POLICY: News reporting Brownsville Morning t-storm 95 77 SE 9 63% 56% 11
in this newspaper shall be accurate GULF FORECAST First: Aug 18 College Sta A p.m. t-storm 88 77 SE 8 81% 75% 8 Port Lavaca Some sun, storm 92 79 SE 7 70% 78% 12
and fair. Editorial expressions shall South winds 5 to 10 knots becom- Corpus Chr Shower or storm 93 74 SE 8 71% 61% 10 San Angelo Partly sunny 96 72 SE 6 51% 26% 12
always be independent, outspoken and ing southeast in the afternoon. Seas TIDES AT FREEPORT Dallas/Ft W Couple of storms 90 75 SE 10 71% 80% 10 San Antonio A storm in spots 94 76 SE 7 63% 57% 9
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JULY 21, 2020 3A
Glenn Badgett Daniel Wade Pyka in 1969. He worked in law country music. Dan spent
December 29, 1937 – November 28, 1949 – enforcement till he retired many hours with his friends
in 2015. Dan was voted as in his boat.
July 17, 2020 June 28, 2020 Officer of The Year in 1975 Dan will be missed by so
Funeral services for Daniel “Dan” Pyka, 70, of by the Ft. Bend County
Jones Creek, Texas went to many.
Glenn Badgett, 82, of S.O. and again in 2006
Angleton will be held be with his Savior on June Just to mention a few
by the Brazoria County special friends, John
2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2020. S.O. Law enforcement
23, 2020 at 2nd Baptist Dan is survived by his Blankenship, David Mink,
was his passion in life. He
Church in Angleton with children, Justin (Renee), Varon Snelgrove, Larry
was a very respected and
Chris Moore officiating. Blake (Jackie); and four Stanley, Tommy and
honorable officer. Dan also
Burial will follow in the grandchildren; sister, enjoyed being a fishing Desiree Pearson, Kenny
Danbury Cemetery. Darlene Pyka Metts guide and doing cowboy Hayes, Brett Robertson and
(Richard); sister-in-law, work at the Briscoe Ranch. Stacy Powell.
Visitation will be
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Betty Byrd; and his loving Dan was big in stature but Tight lines our dear
from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. companion, Buckshot. had a heart of gold, always friend will never be forgot-
husband, Billy, Britiany Dan was predeceased by and Alfred Byrd. caring about others. Now ten, always in our hearts.
at Palms Funeral Home.
Bailey and fiancé, his parents, John and Jewel He was raised in Freeport for his real loves fishing, His ashes were released
Glenn was born Ronnie Bush, Jessica
December 29, 1937 in Pyka; brothers, Butch Pyka and graduated from BHS hunting, dancing and in his favorite fishing spot.
Badgett and fiancé,
Webb County, Texas Hunter Lofland; great-
to Samuel and Johnny
Badgett and passed away
grandchildren, Macy
and Mason Paladino,
Friday, July 17, 2020 in
Concho County. Blaton, Beau, Bryson Organizations wishing org. Live Story Time: 10:30 to Cornerstone Church of the
and Korbin Cherry and to include an event can Blood drive: 8 to 11:30 11 a.m. via Facebook page. Nazarene, 3007 W. Highway
He was preceded in Aiden Bailey. send information by fax to a.m. at Kelsey Seybold Streamed from Angleton 332, Lake Jackson. Support
death by his parents; wife, 979-265-9052; by email to Professional Building, 11511 Library. Call 979-864-1519. group for better health and
Jessie Faye Badgett; son, Space is limited Due; Shadow Creek Parkway, Blood drive: 2 to 6 p.m. at weight loss. All welcome.
Rodney Badgett; and a to COVID-19 & Masks are by mail to P.O. Box 549, Pearland. Contact Kelle Call Louise at 979-236-4342.
Alvin Library, 105 S. Gordon
sister, Joyce Harris. required. Clute, TX 77531; or drop at 713-442-0704 or kelle. St., Alvin. Contact Jennifer at Manga and More: 1 to 2 p.m.
He is survived by Online condolences it off at our office, 720 S., 281-388-4300 or jennifert@ via Facebook page. Streamed
his son, Paul Badgett may be sent to the family Main St., Clute. To ensure or make an appointment at, or make an from West Columbia Library.
and wife, Glenda, of at www.palmsfuneral- publication, information appointment at giveblood. How to make a Korosensei
Danbury; brother, should be submitted at least Sign of the Times Exhibit: org. face using flat marble
Eugene Badgett, Arrangements by three business days before 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday Blood drive: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. picture. Call 979-345-3394.
the event. through Saturday until at Covenant Evangelical Live Story Time: 11 to
of Huffman, Texas; Palms Funeral Home — Aug. 15 at Lake Jackson 11:30 a.m. via Facebook
Presbyterian Church, 102
sisters, Ruby Spear Angleton, Texas Today Historical Museum, 249 Yaupon St., Lake Jackson. page. Streamed from Clute
and husband, Homer, CHS Project Grad meeting: Circle Way. Exhibit consists Contact Tanner at 979-297- Library. Call 979-265-4582.
of Wimberly, Texas, 6 to 7 p.m. in the Family of Presidential campaign 3049 or tross056@student. Crafts with Christina: 1 to
Clara Fisher, of Seguin, FUNERAL HOME Life Center at First Baptist posters from 1844 to 2012., or make 1:30 p.m. via Facebook page.
Texas, Dolores Byer, of Church, 226 S. Broad St., Free. Call 979-297-1570. an appointment at giveblood. Streamed from Danbury
Seguin; grandchildren, West Columbia. For Columbia org. Library. Call 979-922-1905.
Leslie Badgett Paladino, 2300 East Highway 35 ~ Angleton, Texas 77515 High School Senior 2021 Wednesday Blood drive: Noon to 6 p.m. Live Story Time: 11 to
Phone: 979-849-4343 ~ Fax: 979-849-5721
Jennifer Cherry and parents and guardians. Virtual Luncheon Series: Wednesday and Thursday 11:30 a.m. via Facebook
Announcing fundraisers, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lake Jackson Recreation page. Streamed from
discussing Project via Zoom. Link sent upon Center, 91 Lake Road, Lake Pearland Library. Call
Ruth Evelyn Word Graduation and more. Call registration. Guest speaker Jackson. Contact Mallory at 281-652-1677.
Ruth Evelyn Word of 979-345-3244. Pete Havel, Amazon best- 979-297-4533 or mdoyle@ Blood drive: 3 to 7 p.m. at
Teen STEAM: 11 to 11:30 selling author of “The, or make James Anderson American
Angleton Texas passed Legion Post 561, 203 E.
a.m. via Facebook page. Arsonist in the Office.” $20 an appointment at giveblood.
away on July 16, 2020. Streamed from Clute Library. per person, includes copy org. San Bernard St., Brazoria.
She was a beloved wife, Call 979-265-4582. og Havel’s book. Hosted Blood drive: 8:30 a.m. to Contact Robert at 979-864-
matriarch, mother, grand- Nature Notes: 1 to 1:30 by Angleton Chamber of 2:30 p.m. at Brazoria County 5870 or,
mother, great-grand- p.m. via Brazoria County Commerce. Call 979-849- Appraisal District, 500 N. or make an appointment at
mother, and friend. Library YouTube channel. 6442 or email michele@ Chenango St, Angleton.
She is survived by her Topic: Wildlife Rescue. Call Contact Tammy at 979-849- Blood drive: Noon to 6 p.m.
daughters, Linda Karen 979-864-1519. Preschool Live Story Time: 7792 or tdirba@brazoriacad. at Lake Jackson Recreation
Callihan, of Galveston DIY with Maria: 2 to 3 p.m. 10:30 to 11 a.m. via org, or make an appointment Center, 91 Lake Road, Lake
Texas, Deborah White via Facebook page. Streamed Facebook page. Streamed at Jackson. Contact Mallory at
and son-in-law, Ronnie from West Columbia Library. from Brazoria Library. Call 979-297-4533 or mdoyle@
White, of Angleton How to make wood transfer 979-798-2372. Thursday, or make
Texas, Tamela Jo image. Call 979-345-3394. Preschool Live Story Time: TOPS (Take off Pounds an appointment at giveblood.
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NATIONWORLD Compiled from wire reports
Surge shows signs
total since the beginning
of the pandemic in mid-
March. The three higher
counts all happened during
of ebbing in Texas
this period as well — 190 Valley continues But in Houston, officials
on July 14, 184 reports say they are seeing signs of
Thursday and 166 reports to be hard-hit; optimism. Dr. David Persse,
Tuesday. Houston’s health authority,
County Judge Matt
Houston stabilizes said during a news confer-
Sebesta said Monday ence that the positivity rate
By PAUL J. WEBER for COVID-19 testing has
three of the new cases out Associated Press
of Angleton are residents slightly dipped in recent
at three different nursing days and the number of
AUSTIN — Texas people requiring hospi-
homes — Country Village surpassed 4,000 deaths
Care, Cypress Woods Care talization “seems to have
in the coronavirus tapered off a bit.”
Center and K’s Place. He pandemic Monday but
also noted the county The positivity rate was
officials in Houston, one at 24.5 percent Friday,
jail did not have any new of the hardest-hit cities
cases. slightly down from a high
in the U.S., say they of 25.9 percent earlier this
Pearland led all locali- are cautiously optimis-
ties again, posting 47 new ELAINE THOMPSON/Associated Press month, Persse said, adding
tic about recent trends the positivity rate was still
COVID cases reported, the Bicyclists maintain a line to help protect marchers from traffic during a protest Monday led following weeks of alarm-
same number as Alvin. by youth activists demanding racial, climate, economic, worker and social justice in Seattle. “very high.”
ing surges at hospitals. Persse said some of the
Lake Jackson at 12 cases The demonstration follows other protests over the death of George Floyd, a Black man who
was in police custody in Minneapolis.
Texas reported more reasons why hospitaliza-
and Freeport with 10 were than 7,400 confirmed
the only other localities in tions might have leveled
new cases and at least
Angleton had seven
cases, Manvel six, Brazoria
five, Clute and Sweeny
Congress keeps wrangling 62 new deaths. The
virus continues taking
a particularly hard toll
off recently include hospi-
tals doing a better job of
treating patients and the
length of time people are
had three, Jones Creek
and Richwood had two
and there was one case
over next virus relief bill along the Texas-Mexico
border: Hidalgo County
has reported more than
140 deaths over the past
staying at medical facilities
is getting shorter.
“I think this is good
each in Iowa Colony, MIAMI vaccine has been shown of several Black men and news. This is no reason for
week, and the county us to take our foot off the
West Columbia, Danbury, The race to corral the in an early trial to prompt women who died at the judge Monday signed a
Liverpool, Holiday Lakes coronavirus pandemic a protective immune hands of police. Visible brake, however,” Persse
shelter-at-home order. said. “That’s probably my
and Brookside Village. took on even greater response in hundreds of support came largely in T h e n e w o r d e r,
There were no reported urgency Monday as a people who got the shot. the form of protests that biggest fear. My fear is
which goes into effect that anytime there’s good
cases from Bailey’s Prairie, burgeoning economic British researchers first drew people whose jobs in Wednesday, sets a curfew,
Oyster Creek, Damon, crisis collided with politi- began testing the vaccine health care, transportation news, I don’t want people
limits travel and gather- misinterpreting that we’re
Hillcrest Village, Bonney, cal turmoil. While the in April in about 1,000 and construction do not ings and recommends all
Demi John, Sandy Point or latest experimental vaccine people, half of whom allow them to work from winning the battle. Right
nonessential businesses now, we’re kind of at a
Surfside Beach. appeared to show promise, got the experimental home during the corona- cease any activity that
The new infections politicians in Washington vaccine. Such early trials virus pandemic. stalemate. If we want to
can’t be provided at curb- win this battle, we need
announced daily are from were far apart in finding are designed to evaluate side or by takeout.
tests taken at least several a way to bring financial safety and see what kind MEXICO CITY to keep doing everything
“This action will help that we do that we know
days previously. On aver- relief to Americans. of immune response was
age, it takes two to four days With the first federal provoked, but can’t tell if Mexico getting tough us do the right thing to works: wear the mask, no
save and protect each
for labs to return results, relief package poised to the vaccine truly protects. with mask violators other from this deadly
large gatherings, wash your
but some tests could take end, Congress was trying In research published The continued high hands, etc. Those things
disease by sheltering work.”
longer before the findings to agree on another deal to Monday in the journal rate of coronavirus trans- at home,” said Hidalgo
are reported to the county. ease the financial burden Lancet, scientists said that mission has caused some County Judge Richard
Among prisons in the on Americans as businesses they found their experi- Mexican tourist areas Cortez.
county, Darrington had have endured repeated mental COVID-19 vaccine to walk back previous In nearby Starr County,
one recovery for the 78th closures meant to contain produced a dual immune re-openings and crack where the Department
overall and one person sent the spread of the virus. response in people aged 18 down on mask rules. of Defense had sent one
to medical isolation, which Congressional Demo- to 55 that lasted at least The southern area of the of five teams of Navy
now includes two inmates. crats and Republicans two months after they Caribbean coast state of doctors to help the only
Terrell had six inmates at odds over how much were immunized. Quintana Roo reimposed hospital, County Judge
recover — now 263 overall money is enough for a limits on hotel occupancy, Really protect your car...
Eloy Vera said they were
— and 47 inmates removed new rescue package also NEW YORK and the Baja California considering creating It’s worth it!
from medical restriction. face pushback from the resort of La Paz closed Call or email us.
Scott had six inmates White House. GOP leaders
Workers protest beaches again.
an ethics committee to
discuss rationing hospital
recover, putting its total met with President Donald racial inequality Over the weekend, the resources.
at 106. Clemens’ statistics Trump as the White House Workers from the service local government of the “It sounds cold, and
were unchanged. panned some $25 billion industry, fast-food chains colonial city of San Miguel I hate to think that we
For most people, the in the party’s plan that and the gig economy de Allende announced would even have to do
coronavirus causes mild would be devoted to test-rallied with organized Sunday police had arrested it, but we need to at least
or moderate symptoms, ing and tracing. labor Monday to protest two tourists for refusing to consider what chances a
such as fever and cough Democrats have passed systemic racism and wear face masks. patient has of surviving,” Teresa Jane Jacobs
that clear up in two to a $3 trillion package in economic inequality, stag- The city government Vera said.
three weeks. For some, the House, while the 628 Dixie Drive, Clute
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and people with existing about $1 trillion. world seeking better treat- police in the picturesque
health problems, it can ment of Black Americans city square on Saturday
cause more severe illness, LONDON in the workplace. night and reminded of the
including pneumonia and Researchers tout Organizers said tens of face mask rule. The man
death. The vast majority of thousands of workers in and a woman refused to

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Scientists at Oxford job for strikes inspired detained, held for 12 hours
Wes Wolfe is a reporter for University say their by the racial reckoning TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
and fined the equivalent of
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JULY 21, 2020 5A

ANGLETON 5:05 p.m., 1600 block 10:38 a.m., 400 block of 11:43 p.m., 300 block JULY 18
JULY 17 of CR 257, suspicious Bayou Drive, suspicious of North Dixie Drive, 12:09 a.m., 500 block of FM
11:03 a.m., South Velasco circumstance. circumstance. disturbance. 2004/Highway 288, suspi-
Street/South Loop 274, 5:09 p.m., 400 block of 11:16 a.m., 300 block of CR 11:44 p.m., 400 block of cious person.
Davis Bend Road, weapons 402, unauthorized use of a Thomas Street, noise. 4:35 a.m., 100 block of Oak

11:11 a.m., 1100 block of possession. vehicle. JULY 19 Drive/Oleander Street, suspi-
Buchta Road, missing person. 5:12 p.m., 18800 block of 12:31 p.m., 200 block of CR 3:45 p.m., 300 block of cious person.
3:10 p.m., 100 block of Wells, disturbance. 948, disturbance. Hargett Street, noise. 10:51 a.m., 400 block of
Harvin Drive, disturbance. 5:13 p.m., 3800 block of CR 12:31 p.m., 100 block of 4:16 p.m., 200 block This Way, accident.
5:51 p.m., North Highway 94, criminal mischief. Tamarind Street, disturbance. of Hackberry Street, 1:34 p.m., 100 block of
A record of calls handled 5:35 p.m., 1000 block of CR 12:32 p.m., 4800 block of disturbance. Oyster Creek Drive, accident.
288/FM 523, reckless driver.
6:11 p.m., 100 block of
by local law enforcement 943-A, disturbance. Bluewater Drive, disturbance. 4:22 p.m., 800 block 1:54 p.m., 100 block of
Cannan Drive, disturbance. 5:40 p.m., 9000 block of 1:13 p.m., 10500 block of West Plantation Drive, Oyster Creek Drive, disorderly
6:16 p.m., CR 220/FM 523, of Highway 6, suspicious Cedro Avenue, disturbance. of Broadway Street, trespassing. conduct.
accident. vehicle. 5:47 p.m., Highway 288/CR disturbance. 5;10 p.m., 800 block of 2:12 p.m., 100 block of
7:24 p.m., 1800 block of 12:13 a.m. , 4500 block 48, reckless driver. 2:03 p.m., 5000 block of North Dixie Drive, theft. Timbercreek Drive/Lake
North Velasco Street, theft. of Pomona Parkway, 6:15 p.m., 1500 block of CR Powers Lane, disturbance. 6:12 p.m., 800 block Road, reckless driver.
7:32 p.m., 500 block of trespassing. 220, accident. 2:54 p.m., 19900 block of of North Dixie Drive, 3:42 p.m., 200 block of FM
Hurst Place, harassment. 12:16 a.m., 5100 block of 7:43 p.m., 300 block of Hastings Circle, disturbance. trespassing. 2004, suspicious person.
11:21 p.m., 100 block of CR 172, suspicious vehicle. Sycamore Street, suspicious 3:24 p.m., 17300 block 7:45 p.m., East Highway 8:30 p.m., first block of
East Hospital Drive, suspi- 1:11 a.m. , 300 block of circumstance. of CR 115, suspicious 332, reckless driver. Michelia Court, disorderly
cious subject. Leeward Way, suspicious 7:49 p.m., 100 block of circumstance. 8:22 p.m., 1400 block of conduct.
vehicle. Howard Avenue, noise. 3:30 p.m., 7100 block of Highway 332, disturbance. 11:03 p.m., 100 block of
JULY 18 9:13 p.m., 13500 block of Highway 36, disturbance. West Highway 332, suspi-
12:49 a.m., 3500 block of 1:32 a.m., 200 block of 8:29 p.m., 1000 block of
North Main Street, suspicious North Barton Meadow Lane, 4:30 p.m., 14100 block of Highway 332, suspicious cious activity.
North Downing Street, suspi- suspicious circumstance. Spring Knoll Lane, identity 11:09 p.m., 1300 block of
cious vehicle. circumstance. circumstance.
1:33 a.m., 12900 block of 9:17 p.m., 13000 block of theft. 8:50 p.m., 800 block of FM 2004, suspicious activity.
1:17 a.m., 1300 block of Highway 288-B, disturbance. 4:43 p.m., 1600 block of 11:42 p.m., 200 block of
Buchta Road, suspicious Gulf Beach Drive, noise. Godfrey Street, suspicious
3:29 a.m., 400 block of 9:17 p.m., FM 2917/FM East Highway 332, reckless circumstance. Silverbell Circle, disorderly
vehicle. driver. conduct.
Peach Street, suspicious 2004, noise. JULY 20
2:19 a.m., 900 block of 9:37 p.m., CR 244, suspi- 5:02 p.m., 10200 block of
North Velasco Street, suspi- circumstance. 2:53 a.m., 600 block of JULY 19
3:49 a.m., 2300 block cious circumstance. CR 257, reckless driver. 12:24 a.m., 400 block of
cious vehicle. West Plantation Drive, suspi-
of CR 348, suspicious 9:52 p.m., 100 block 5:36 p.m., 200 block of East cious vehicle. Garland Drive, noise.
2:43 a.m., 500 block of of FM 522, suspicious Ashley Wilson Road, theft.
North Downing Street, suspi- circumstance. 12:25 a.m., first block of
6:23 a.m. , FM 2004/FM circumstance. FREEPORT Lake Road, suspicious person.
cious vehicle. CLUTE
2917, accident. 10:30 p.m., 4000 block of 12:30 a.m., first block
3:38 a.m., 700 block of East Meridiana Parkway, suspi- JULY 17 JULY 17 of Lake Road, suspicious
Peach Street, assault. 6:32 a.m., FM 524/CR 743, 2:15 a.m., 400 block of
unauthorized use of a vehicle. cious vehicle. 12:30 a.m., 1000 block activity.
4:49 a.m., 200 block of East West Second Street, suspi-
7:47 a.m., 3700 block of 10:37 p.m., 500 block of CR of Dixie Drive, suspicious 12:53 a.m., 400 block of
Magnolia Street, suspicious cious circumstance.
Longwood, unauthorized use 330, noise. person. East Plantation Drive, suspi-
11:05 p.m., 100 block of 1:53 p.m., 1400 block of
9:16 a.m., 300 block of Rice of a vehicle. 12:50 a.m., 800 block of cious activity.
West Eighth Street, assault.
8:18 a.m., 1400 block of CR Pecan Lane, noise. West Plantation Drive, suspi- 2:56 a.m., 100 block of
Street, disturbance.
11:27 p.m., 1100 block of 5:19 p.m., 1500 block f CR Oyster Creek Drive, disorderly
9:44 a.m., 400 block of 219, fraud. cious person.
CR 150, disturbance. 217, threats.
Dwyer Street, accident. 8:26 a.m., 7100 block of 1:31 a.m., 600 block of conduct.
11:29 p.m., 13700 block of 8:54 p.m., 1500 block of 5:22 a.m., 100 block of
12:16 p.m., South Highway East Highway 332, theft. Commerce Avenue, suspi-
Madera Bend Lane, noise. North Avenue N, hit and run. West Highway 332, suspicious
288/Ramp 290, accident. 8:39 a.m. , fi rst block cious vehicle
11:39 p.m., 20400 block of 4:01 a.m., 100 block JULY 18 person.
2:51 p.m., 400 block of East of Robinhood, suspicious 5:38 p.m., 2000 block of
circumstance. McCormick Drive, noise. of Hackberry Street, 12:06 p.m.,100 block of
Orange Street, suspicious North Brazosport Boulevard,
8:48 a.m., Magnolia Bend 11:41 p.m., 5400 block of harassment. Oyster Creek Drive, unauthor-
circumstance. suspicious subject.
Drive/CR 67, suspicious Mustang Road, suspicious 8:15 a.m., 7000 block of ized use of a vehicle.
3:18 p.m., 1300 block of JULY 19
vehicle. circumstance. Highway 332, theft. 1:50 p.m., 100 block of
Buchta Road, theft. 1:59 a.m., 1700 block of
10:22 a.m. , CR 190/CR JULY 18 8:22 a.m., 200 block of Oyster Creek Drive, noise.
3:19 p.m., first block of Skinner Street, disturbance.
149, accident. 12:50 a.m., 5800 block of Hackberry Street, suspicious 5:07 p.m., 600 block of East
North Texian Trail, fraud. 9:43 a.m., 300 block of
10:42 a.m., 2100 block Avenue D, noise. person. Highway 332, accident.
5 p.m., 1000 block of North
of Pleasant Valley Road, 1:06 a.m., 2000 block of 9:39 a.m., 200 block of East Broad Street, criminal 8:47 p.m., first block of
Loop 274, reckless driver. mischief.
disturbance. Avenue I, disturbance. Dixie Drive, criminal mischief. Oyster Creek Drive, suspicious
6:39 p.m., 400 block of person.
West Orange Street, suspi- 10:43 a.m., 3300 block of 1:32 a.m., 100 block of 10:30 a.m., 1400 block of
cious circumstance. CR 190, missing person. Pecan Lane, noise. Highway 332, disturbance. LAKE JACKSON 11:01 p.m., 100 block of
6:48 p.m., 1800 block of 10:51 a.m., CR 315/FM 1:39 a.m., CR 45/CR 48, 3:58 p.m., 100 block of East JULY 17 Oak Drive, suspicious person.
521, accident. suspicious vehicle. Main Street, harassment. 8:30 a.m., 500 block of 11:54 p.m., 100 block of
North Velasco Street, theft.
11:29 a.m., 11500 block of 2:01 a.m., 5800 block of 8:35 p.m., 300 block of Highway 288, reckless driver. Highway 288/Oyster Creek
9:22 p.m., Buchta Road/ Drive, disorderly conduct.
Henderson Road, reckless Highway 35, accident. Avenue D, noise. North Shanks Street, suspi- 9:09 a.m., first block of
driver. 11:46 a.m., 3600 block 2:55 a.m., 3300 block of cious circumstance. Walnut Court, forgery. JULY 20,
9:34 p.m., North Downing of CR 58, suspicious Silverlake Village Drive, suspi- 8:57 p.m., 200 block of 12:30 p.m., 600 block of 12:14 a.m., 100 block of
Street/East Cedar Street, circumstance. cious vehicle. North Lazy Lane, suspicious East Highway 332, accident. Oak Drive, suspicious activity.
disturbance. 12:03 p.m. , 16200 block of 3:03 a.m., 500 block of CR person. 1:11 p.m., first block 1 a.m., 100 block of West
FM 521, accident. 330, disturbance. 10 p.m., 100 block of Lake Road, disorderly Highway 332, suspicious
JULY 19 of Hackberry Street, conduct. activity.
12:02 a.m., 200 block of 12:23 p.m. , 9900 block of 3:11 a.m., Carlton Avenue/
Bezeled Circle Lane, identity Fin Alley, noise. disturbance. 4:44 p.m., 100 block of 1:44 a.m., 200 block of
Prairie Lea Drive, suspicious 10:24 p.m., 200 block of West Highway 332, accident. Almond Drive, disorderly
vehicle. theft. 3:11 a.m., 100 block of CR
12:30 p.m., 10500 257, accident. East Brazoswood Drive, crimi- 4:54 p.m., 200 block of conduct.
7:41 a.m., 1100 block of nal mischief. Oyster Creek Drive/North
Hoelewyn Drive, fire. Broadway Street, accident. 3:12 a.m., 6400 block
12:01 p.m., 1800 block of 1:02 p.m. , 1100 block of CR of CR 390, suspicious JULY 18 Yaupon Street, reckless WEST COLUMBIA
North Velasco Street, theft. 129, criminal mischief. circumstance. 1:41 a.m., 500 block driver. JULY 17
1:53 p.m., CR 190/CR 149, 3:14 a.m., 17700 block of McKee Street, firearm 5:46 p.m., 100 block of 4:16 a.m., 500 block
12:12 p.m., 500 block of
suspicious circumstance. of Highway 288, suspicious discharge. West Highway, reckless of Mockingbird Drive,
West Mulberry Street, suspi-
2:27 p.m., 5500 block of CR circumstance. 1:52 a.m., 500 block of driver. disturbance.
cious person.
42, suspicious circumstance. 3:34 a.m., 2000 block of McKay Loop, suspicious 5:54 p.m., 400 block of 8:36 a.m., 6300 block of FM
12:14 p.m., 1200 block
2:31 p.m. , 4300 block Avenue I, disturbance. circumstance. Highway 288, reckless driver. 1459, fire.
of North Chenango Street,
of CR 257, suspicious 4:23 a.m., 2400 block 2:33 a.m., 200 block 6:13 p.m., 100 block of 2:33 p.m., 600 block of
circumstance. of Quiet Arbor Lane, of West Orchard Street, Highway 288, threats. South Gray Street, suspicious
1:25 p.m., 500 block of
2:41 p.m., 4900 block disturbance. disturbance. 7:06 p.m., 200 block of circumstance.
West Mulberry Street, suspi-
of Wickwillow Lane, 5:02 a.m., 1900 block of 2:53 a.m., 200 block Camellia Street, suspicious 11:40 p.m., 600 block of
cious person.
disturbance. Northwood Court, suspicious of West Orchard Street, activity. Humble Street, noise.
3:51 p.m., 1300 block of
Buchta Road, theft. 3:27 p.m., first block of Ivy circumstance. accident. 7:34 p.m., 100 block of JULY 19
5:55 p.m., South Highway Court, theft. 5:32 a.m., 100 block of 3:13 a.m., 100 block of Maple Street, disorderly 8:02 a.m., 700 block of
288/CR 220, reckless driver. 3:30 p.m., 2600 block North McKinney Street, sus- West Orchard Street, suspi- conduct. Loggins Street, suspicious
9:02 p.m., 48/713, of Smith Ranch Road, picious circumstance. cious circumstance. 9:58 p.m., 500 block of circumstance.
accident. disturbance. 5:56 a.m., 3100 block of CR 4:03 p.m., 1100 block of Gardenia Street, disorderly Noon, 1000 block of Sinclair
9:06 p.m., 1400 block of 3:52 p.m. , Highway 288/CR 32, prowler. Pecan Street, disturbance. conduct. Street, assault.
Henderson Road, suspicious 56, reckless driver. 6:48 a.m., 12600 block of 4:28 p.m., 500 block of 10:06 p.m., 900 block of 6:41 p.m., 200 block of
circumstance. 4:05 p.m., Address with- Rio Nueces Lane, suspicious Highland Park, criminal Highway 332, suspicious Freeman Boulevard, suspi-
held, sexual assault. circumstance. mischief. person. cious circumstance.
JULY 20 4:08 p.m., Highway 35/CR 7:09 a.m., 2300 block of 8:35 p.m., 1000 block of 11:12 p.m., first block of 7:13 p.m., 300 block of
7:12 a.m., 1200 block of 192, accident. Fourth Street, disturbance. Highway 332, disturbance. Oleander Court, suspicious East Clay Street, suspicious
San Felipe Road, theft. 4:37 p.m., 3400 block of CR 8:58 a.m., 3700 block of CR 10:34 p.m., 100 block of activity. circumstance.
310, harassment. 833, suspicious vehicle. Lakeview Drive, noise. 11:14 p.m., 100 block 9:11 p.m., 100 block of East
BRAZORIA COUNTY 4:43 p.m., 6000 block of 9:04 a.m., CR 128/Mimosa 11:11 p.m., 1400 block of of Circle Way, disorderly Meadow Lane, suspicious
SHERIFF’S OFFICE Doreen Drive, disturbance. Lane, disturbance. Highway 332, harassment. conduct. circumstance.
JULY 17 4:55 p.m., FM 524/Fite 10:15 a.m., 20100 block of 11:23 p.m., 200 block of 11:53 p.m., first block of 11:34 p.m., Highway 35,
12:02 a.m., 17500 block Lane, hit and run. Highway 36, reckless driver. Dixie Drive, noise. Lake Road, noise. suspicious person.

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Our Viewpoint reflects the majority By The Associated Press
opinion of The Facts editorial board, which
includes Yvonne Mintz, Michael Morris, Today is Tuesday, July
Waylon Smart, Maddy McCarty, Jennifer 21, the 203rd day of
Crittenden and Bobbie Greer. 2020. There are 163
days left in the year.
Today’s highlight: On July

21, 1925, the so-called
“Monkey Trial” ended in
Dayton, Tennessee, with
John T. Scopes found

vaccine will guilty of violating state

law for teaching Darwin’s
Theory of Evolution. The
conviction was later over-

require time, turned on a technicality.

On this date:
In 1861, during the
Civil War, the first Battle

patience of Bull Run was fought

at Manassas, Virginia,
resulting in a Confederate

he news Monday that small
trials of a new vaccine to In 1944, American
protect people against the new forces landed on Guam
during World War II,
coronavirus were showing capturing it from the
promise is welcome, providing hope Japanese some three
that the scourge of COVID-19 could LISA BENSON/Washington Post Writers Group weeks later. The
soon be brought under control. Democratic National
It also provides hope that the Convention in Chicago
misplaced faith in anecdotal treat-
ment successes can soon join its
brethren once featured in the
Museum of Questionable Medical
Election outcome uncertain as ever nominated Sen. Harry
S. Truman to be vice
In 1969, Apollo 11 as-
Devices. tronauts Neil Armstrong
The now-defunct museum in and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin
Minnesota allowed people to DAVID M. blasted off from the moon
experience past “cures” for what aboard the ascent stage
ailed their forebears, such as a jolt SHRIBMAN of the lunar module for
docking with the com-
of electricity to the sinuses or the COMMENTARY
Ruth Drown radio therapy machine, mand module.

which analyzes saliva and emits onsumer warning: Before In 1980, draft regis-
healing rays. Thousands of people you get locked into a tration began in the
narrative about how the United States for 19- and
bought into Ruth’s miracle.
presidential election will unfold, 20-year-old men.
Current snake-oil proprietors
consider what happened in In 1990, a benefit
have attracted acolytes with stories
Maine and Alabama. concert took place in
of people miraculously recovered Neither event was particu- Germany at the site of
from near-death by repurposing larly remarkable or surprising. the fallen Berlin Wall;
other medicines. One West Texas You could see each of them the concert, which drew
doctor even labeled his treatment coming from a lobster boat off some 200,000 people,
the “silver bullet,” defying medi- the Atlantic coastline (now is BUTCH DILL/AP file photo was headlined by Roger
cal ethics by promoting it — and the traditional height of the Waters, a founder of Pink
himself — without providing Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville speaks to supporters July Floyd. The concert ended
crustaceans’ vacation-time 14 after he defeated Jeff Sessions in Republican primary for U.S. Senate in
substantiation it worked. News consumption) or a shrimper in with the collapse of a
reports stated he had tried it on “at Montgomery, Ala. mock Berlin Wall made of
the Gulf of Mexico (the state’s
least 12 people.” brown shrimp season opened six among political professionals styrofoam.
Joseph R. Biden Jr., or will they
That doctor’s treatment regiment weeks ago). But these results tell repeat their 2016 performance, that the economy is the prin- In 1999, Navy divers
of people infected with COVID-19 us something nonetheless. when they comprised more than cipal issue for voters, which is found and recovered the
actually might have some merit. bodies of John F. Kennedy
In Maine, the speaker of the a third of the Barack Obama why the James Carville mantra Jr., his wife, Carolyn,
Using an inhaled steroid as its main state House, Sara Gideon, won 2012 supporters who didn’t vote from the 1992 Bill Clinton
basis, the method is undergoing and sister-in-law, Lauren
the Democratic primary to four years later? Will suburban campaign (“It’s the economy, Bessette, in the wreck-
clinical trials in several countries. It have the chance to topple the voters, particularly women, who stupid”) has gone from colorful
likely will be some time before those age of Kennedy’s plane
lawmaker moderates and liberals sided with Trump in 2016 now phrase to revered orthodoxy. in the Atlantic Ocean off
trials yield meaningful samples to consider the biggest apostate in vote for Biden? Will a corona- That was almost certainly the
determine whether the anecdotal Martha’s Vineyard.
American politics. Gideon is by virus upsurge — we don’t know case in the Arkansas governor’s In 2000, Special
successes stand up to broader far the strongest challenger to for sure that this will happen — victory over President George Counsel John C. Danforth
scrutiny. Republican Sen. Susan Collins, hurt the president or depress the H.W. Bush. But how widely concluded “with 100
Hydroxychroloquine is another who angered many of her turnout of Trump’s opponents? should that principle be applied? percent certainty” the
very prominent “magic pill” advo- supporters by backing the two Some more: Will the prolif- The erudite Vanderbilt federal government was
cated by doctors and politicians Trump Supreme Court nominees eration of mail-in ballots help University political scientist innocent of wrongdoing in
without a meaningful consensus and voting to acquit the presi- Biden the way it helped the Larry Bartels has studied the the siege that killed 80
of whether it actually works. For dent in the impeachment trial. Democratic congressional candi- role the economy generally members of the Branch
every success story, there is one or In Alabama, former Auburn date Nathan McMurray late plays in American elections and Davidian compound near
more studies arguing it had no more football coach Tommy last month in a district around concluded, in a scholarly paper Waco in 1993.
effect on the patient than a Tic-Tac. Tuberville won the Republican Buffalo, New York, where he that this year’s political strate- In 2009, pros-
That is the flaw with the miracle primary against Jeff Sessions, received more primary mail- gists likely missed, that “ordi- ecutors in Cambridge,
cures being spread around social the onetime judge, senator in votes than the Republican nary citizens are mostly uninter- Massachusetts, dropped
media and promoted on ideo- and Trump attorney general primary winner? How much ested in ideological manifestos a disorderly conduct
logically focused media outlets and whom the president considers voter fraud will there be? How and economic theories, and charge against prominent
radio hosts. Anecdotal evidence “mentally retarded” and “mixed much fraud will there be in skeptical of assertions about Black scholar Henry
without supporting documenta- up and confused.” Tuberville, claims of voter fraud? which parties ‘historically have Louis Gates Jr., who
tion and independent review is not who now faces Sen. Doug Jones, delivered for them.’” Instead, he was arrested by a white
And here is one dividing officer at his home near
evidence, just someone with a story. perhaps the most endangered scholars of politics: Will the argued, “They are much more
The Oxford study is an antithesis Harvard University after a
Democrat in the Senate, had economy be a Trump asset or a attentive to ends than to means,
of those anecdotes. Tested on about report of a break-in.
the support of the president and Trump disadvantage? and they tend to reward or In 2011, the 30-year-old
1,000 people starting in April, likely would be among Trump’s Team Biden thinks the punish incumbent governments space shuttle program
scientists said they found their most loyal acolytes if he wins economy works to Biden’s based on simple assessments of ended as Atlantis landed
experimental COVID-19 vaccine the seat in the Capitol. advantage, and is using another immediate success or failure.” at Cape Canaveral,
produced a dual immune response Now, let us acknowledge these issue — the president’s response In modern times, parties Florida, after the 135th
in people aged 18 to 55 that lasted two states — with far different to the virus — as a cudgel to controlling the White House shuttle flight.
at least two months after they were autumn prospects — have about argue Trump lacks competence generally lose about 25 seats In 2008, former Bosnian
immunized. They published their as much in common as Norway in economic matters. Here is in midterm elections. The Serb leader Radovan
findings Monday in the medical and North Korea. Alabama was what top Biden strategist Anita Democrats had a net gain of Karadzic, one of the
journal Lancet. the site of the first capital of the Dunn told me the other day: 41 House seats in 2018, forcing world’s top war crimes
With that early success, the Confederacy; Maine was the “Joe Biden has (an economic) the Republicans to relinquish fugitives, was arrested
researchers expanded their sample. home of Joshua L. Chamberlain, plan — Trump has none. The control of the chamber. Now in a Belgrade suburb by
Larger trials evaluating the vaccine’s the Union hero of Gettysburg difference between Joe Biden let’s consider the 1934 midterm Serbian security forces.
effectiveness, involving about and later governor of his native and Donald Trump is illus- elections, conducted two years He was sentenced by a
10,000 people in the U.K. as well state. Maine has eight cases trated in their approach to the after Franklin Roosevelt won U.N. court in 2019 to life
as participants in South Africa and of coronavirus per 100,000 pandemic and what we need the White House and undertook imprisonment after being
Brazil are still underway. Another people; Alabama has three to do to help families recover his New Deal. Real dispos- convicted of genocide,
trial is slated to start in the U.S. times that many. The University from the economic pain caused able per-capita income grew crimes against humanity
soon, aiming to enroll about 30,000 of Alabama beat Michigan in by Trump’s catastrophic lack by 9.1 percent that year. The and war crimes.
people. football last year; the University of preparedness and leadership Democrats had net gains of nine
It is understandable people of Maine lost to Towson State. during COVID-19. Joe Biden seats in the Senate and nine in
want to buy into every trumpeted Then again, Maine beat hockey knows you can’t bully a virus to the House. BEHEARD
The Facts welcomes
announcement that signals an power Boston College last year, go away, and that controlling That is the Bartels principle
end to the global pandemic that while Alabama-Huntsville lost to the pandemic is the first step at work. So the question now is letters of up to 250
is destroying lives and economies Bemidji State four times. to economic recovery. Donald whether Trump profits from the words and guest columns
and eroding people’s hopes. But Even so, these results about Trump has failed the presiden- recovery that seems underway of up to 750 words.
real progress takes time, patience 1,200 miles apart show how tial test of leadership on every or whether, as Nixon suggested, Writers are limited to
difficult it will be to predict measure.” Americans don’t “trust the man one letter submission per
and in-depth study to prove an idea
anything about the 2020 elec- who made the mess to clean it week and one column
does more harm than good. The angle the Biden campaign
tion. The Maine results provide up.” submission per month.
There is promise in the Oxford is taking: Why trust someone All submissions must
study that is basing its research on succor for those who loathe who ruined the economy to fix That’s just to pose the ques-
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Here are some others: Will But how important is the executive editor of the Pittsburgh 549, Clute, TX 77531;
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reduction, said Priscilla
Dual Sanchez, Brazosport
College’s dean of School
TEXASROUNDUP Compiled from wire reports Killing
and College Partnerships. was wracked by delays and
brainstorming with Valek “Reducing and minimiz- Child’s fatal shooting West named GOP chair technical problems. investigator Jerome
about how to provide ing the financial barrier appears accidental Former U.S. Rep. Allen “I am honored and privi- Griffin said. “The district
more equitable access just provides a greater Police in suburban Dallas West of Florida, a firebrand leged that Republicans of attorney and I agreed
to all students for dual- educational opportunity,” say a 3-year-old boy was conservative who once Texas have selected me to something needs to be
credit classes, Angleton she said. “Education is a fatally shot in head in what called for President Barack Chair their party and to done about it.”
ISD Superintendent Phil community endeavor appears to be an acciden- Obama’s impeachment be at the helm during this Lange was taken in for
Edwards said. and so by partnering tal shooting by a family following a short stint in coming election cycle,” a recorded interview, in
“Not just to be based on with our school districts member. Congress, was elected chair West said in a statement. which she said she and
those that could afford it,” we’re able to better engage Arlington police said of the Republican Party of “We need to focus on Stewart had been dating
he said. and serve our community they are investigating Texas during a turbulent maintaining the conser- for about a year, accord-
Through partnership and we’re able to provide the Monday shooting. virtual convention early vative policies that made ing to the affidavit. She
with Brazosport College, access to higher education Officers responding to a Monday. Texas strong and drive said Stewart tried to upset
the school districts are opportunities.” report of a shooting found West, who was elected voter outreach across the her that Sunday morning
able to offer dual-credit The college will host the wounded child at the to Congress in 2010 and state.” by knocking things over,
courses for free to their two free Zoom webinar scene. The child was taken moved to Texas after serv- West unseated James but she did not get upset
students for the 2020-21 sessions for students and to a hospital, where he was ing just one term, won the Dickey, who had been the and he got angrier, the
academic year. families to learn more, document states.
pronounced dead. leadership post during a party’s chair since 2017.
Angleton ISD and the release states. The first Lange said Stewart
Columbia-Brazoria ISD session will be from 5:30 pushed her, so she told
company policy. able. They are short but
are the two school districts
that will offer all dual-
to 6:30 p.m. Thursday,
while the second will be Coins opt
Customers can also
to round up their
not as bad.”
Davwa has had to
him to leave and not
return, and he then
credit courses for free, from noon to 1 p.m. July CONTINUED FROM COVER “stormed out,” accord-
according to a news release 28. Interested participants total to the next dollar implement an “exact ing to the document. He
from Brazosport College. can find information, country,” according to the and donate to the store’s change policy” for his returned several hours
Brazosport ISD will offer including webinar regis- Federal Reserve. Zero Hunger Zero Waste Houston stores based on later and “looked at
two free dual-credit tration instructions, at SouthStar Bank employ- foundation, according to the higher demand. Athena with a look she
courses each semester and ees are encouraging their a sign at the Clute Kroger “The Houston stores are could not describe,” she
dual-credit scholarships of College administrators commercial customers to Marketplace on Monday. more difficult than here,” told investigators, the
up to $500 for additional hope this will be a sustain- hold on to their coins in Small business owners Davwa said. “They pay affidavit said.
courses, the release states. able, ongoing program, case the shortage wors- like Asif Davwa, who exact change and usage Stewart walked toward
Sweeny ISD has partnered Valek said. They also hope ens, she said. owns Sarah’s Exxon on in coins. Most are reason- her, Lange said in the
with the college to offer all this program will allow “Everyone has been South Main Street in able and understand, but interview, she told him
CTE/Workforce courses for people to stay on the path pretty understanding,” Clute, have struggled in sometimes they are rude to leave and pulled a
free, with scholarships of toward earning college Browning said. “So far, search for spare change. or take out their anger.” handgun from her purse
up to $500 available for credits even if they’ve we do not have a short- “Yes, to an extent,” he Restaurants like Clute’s that was next to her in
additional courses. experienced financial age. We are stocked up. said. “We are working Wings Over Texas have bed, according to the affi-
“Historically we’ve paid hardship, she said. We just want people to with several different not been too affected by davit. He took another
for … technical courses at “While we had planned know that it’s not the banks, but we are OK. We the high amount of credit step toward her, Lange
the college, but this year all of this programming bank’s fault and that we are a little short, though.” card usage and increased told investigators, and
is the first time that we prior to the pandemic, I are doing the best we Davwa would make tipping of bartenders and she shot Stewart, accord-
will be paying for every think it’s more important can.” bank visits two or three waiters, Manager Emily ing to the document.
kid to take dual credit than ever now because TDECU representa- times a week to keep Lindsey said. “Stephen stated,
academic or technical there are many families tives did not respond to his stores throughout “I personally not ‘Why did you do that?’
courses,” said Chris Miller, who may have noticed a requests for comment. Houston and Clute noticed any difference in and took another step
assistant superintendent reduction in income or At Kroger, customers stocked with change, he the last couple of weeks,” (toward her). This is
of Administrative Services hours … or some other will not get coins back said. she said. “We have not when Athena stated she
for Columbia-Brazoria kind of financial issue,” as change when paying He uses half dollars been directed to change fired three more times at
ISD. “That’s something she said. with case, but can opt at some of his stores to anything otherwise.” Stephen,” the document
that our kids are excited “We just need our for their change to be retain quarters, he said. Patrons usually aver- said.
about.” students and our families applied to their customer He also instructs employ- age in the tip or pay Stewart was not armed
Dual-credit scholarships to feel that this is still loyalty cards, according ees to provide dimes and with debit or credit and Lange did not have
of up to $500 are also avail- a very important goal to company policy. nickels, if at all possible, cards, making change any injuries, according
able for private school and in their life. Even with Leftover funds are not for transactions. transactions few and far to the document. During
homeschooled students, everything else going redeemable on orders “Most thing we are between, Lindsey said. his investigation, Griffin
the release states. on because we’ll all get that include only alco- missing is the quarters,” has not found any previ-
Students enrolling now through this, and I don’t holic beverages, tobacco, Davwa said. “Dimes, Nick Irene is a reporter for ous law enforcement
for the fall semester are want anybody to have lost gas or pharmaceutical nickels and pennies are The Facts. Contact him at involvement with the
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Lange went from the
Returning to pre- Hegar predicted Monday tions with lawmakers and budget to identify savings interview to jail on an
Budget pandemic levels, Hegar
said, would not happen
the state’s oil-fed Economic
Stabilization Fund, or
other Capitol observers
before most economists
and efficiencies,” Nelson
said in a statement. “Tough
investigative hold until
Griffin prepared the affi-
until consumers and busi- Rainy Day Fund, will were publicly applying that decisions must be made, davit, he said. Murder
Those figures are down nesses are confident the have an ending balance label. and I know we will get the is a first-degree felony,
significantly from Hegar’s virus has been controlled. of roughly $8.8 billion at The decline of state sales job done.” punishable by up to life
last revenue estimate in “Even then,” he wrote, “it the end of the 2021 fiscal tax revenue, the state’s On the House side, in prison.
October, when he said likely will take some time to year if lawmakers don’t single largest source of state Rep. Donna Howard, “The case is still under
the state would have over recover from the economic tap that account to offset funding, has fueled those D-Austin, who serves investigation even
$121 billion to spend on its damage done by the deep any deficits. That’s a slight concerns, with Hegar’s on the lower chamber’s though an arrest was
current budget and end the recession caused by the drop from Hegar’s October office announcing earlier Appropriations Committee, made,” Griffin said.
biennium with a surplus virus.” estimate, which projected this month that revenue emphasized that Hegar’s
of nearly $2.9 billion. The While Hegar will issue the an ending balance of totaled over April, May and estimate confirmed what Maddy McCarty is
state, Hegar said, will now a new estimate before the around $9.3 billion. June was down 9.7 percent she and other House assistant managing editor
have roughly $110 billion Legislature reconvenes Hegar’s latest forecast compared to the same Democrats “have been for The Facts. Contact her at
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Hegar’s latest estimate, he provides the clearest the current budget is lower economic fallout, state recovery is contingent on
stressed in a letter to Gov. picture yet for state budget than legislators anticipated: leaders in May instructed ensuring the health and Downtown Baby
Greg Abbott and other
state leaders, carries “an
writers, who will next
year pass a “supplemental
Rising property values mean
local school districts are
certain agencies and higher
education institutions to
safety of Texans.”
“It is clear that the defi-
unprecedented amount
of uncertainty” and could
budget” to pay off bills
from the current two-year
spending more on public
education and the state
identify 5% in budget cuts
for the current biennium.
cit could increase if we fail
to protect the health of SWANKIE BLANKIE &
change drastically in the budget. Hegar’s projected is spending less; federal Those savings, which will Texans; but, it could also 3 MARTHAS
coming months, thanks $4.6 billion deficit for the matching funds increased reduce the projected short- decrease if we succeed in
doing so,” Howard said in a
to the pandemic and, to a state, he said, does not for health and human fall, were not included in
lesser extent, a recent drop include expected additional services programs, lowering Hegar’s latest estimate, he statement on behalf of the
in oil prices. appropriations for Medicaid the burden state taxpayers; said. House Democratic Caucus.
“We have had to make and other programs that and the first round of federal State Sen. Jane Nelson, a “Right now, however, the
assumptions about the were underfunded in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief Flower Mound Republican state’s leadership must
economic impact of current budget. and Economic Security who chairs the Senate prioritize the health and
COVID-19, the dura- Lawmakers will need to Act funding covered what Finance Committee, said safety of Texans. This (latest
tion and effects of which reckon with those shortfalls might otherwise have been later Monday that while revenue estimate) and our
remain largely unknown,” in addition to any budget state expenses to respond to Hegar’s forecast meant it economic recovery depend
Hegar wrote. “Our forecast hole next session, which the pandemic. will be a tough budget cycle, on it. More importantly,
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this calendar year, but that cut spending to balance the state, Hegar began raising states to overcome these
economic activity will not budget, those supplemen- concerns about the state’s financial challenges.”
return to pre-pandemic
levels by the end of this
tal appropriations foretell
bigger cuts than Monday’s
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instruments. Bach’s talents were not 20 children.
appreciated during his lifetime, and
much of his work was forgotten What do What did Bach
you get when say when he was imprisoned?
for decades after his death. Today, you cross a German I’m in treble.
Bach is known as one of the most composer with an
influential musical composers of all athletic shoe?
time. Re-Bachs.

In 1705, Bach used some of his most

Bach walked famous musical pieces, the
Bach’s birthday is celebrated on nearly 450 km “Brandenburg Concertos,” as
both March 21 and March 31. This (280 mi.) to meet part of his job application for a
is because he was born before the composer Dieterich potential employer. He did not get
Gregorian calendar that we use Buxtehude. Bach had Why the job.
today was adopted in Germany. gotten permission to didn’t Mozart
The Gregorian calendar shifted Bach was once imprisoned for
like chickens?
leave work for four a month because he wanted to
They were always
the dates of the previous Julian weeks, but ended clucking “Bach,
calendar by 11 days. quit working for the Duke of
up staying away Bach, Bach!”
Saxe-Weimar so he could work for
for nearly four Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Koethen.
Bach came All but one
Can you help this composer Three of of Bach’s six
Bach Bach’s musical from a very
find his instruments? musical adult sons went
once wrote a compositions are on on to become
song praising the golden records that family.
coffee. were placed on the two musicians.
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that are currently flying
out of our solar
system. Can you find the hidden words?
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words are backward or diagonal.
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town just hours before movie about a time-traveling German composer?
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TAPPS releases guidelines for fall sports

By MARQUS WILLIAMS vidual sports to start Sept. 21 at the and we understand the big picture. earliest. We’re just thrilled we plan on having
Football on the other hand, would sports in the fall.”
LAKE JACKSON — Private have to wait until Sept. 28 for its first The Eagles head football coach
schools across Texas waiting for any game of the season. The playoffs will Danny Martin shared the same
updated guidelines from the Texas start Nov. 12-14. sentiments as the prospect of having
Association of Private and Parochial “We are thrilled they are commit- football is better than nothing at all,
Schools received them Friday, and ted to having sports because every- he said.
there will be fall sports this season. thing is up in the air,” Brazosport “At this point it is what it is, we’ll
Delaying the start of the season, Christian School athletics direc- Facts file photo
take what we got and it’s kind of
TAPPS has moved the date for tor/volleyball head coach Robbie exciting that we’re going to have a The Brazosport Christian Eagles huddle Sept. 6 at their game
fall sports practices to Sept. 8 and Crutchfield said, “I don’t think the against Baytown Christian at Brazoswood Youth Football Field
matches for volleyball and indi- September start is a negative thing ■ See TAPPS, Page 3B in Lake Jackson.

Anglers Cowboys,
bringing McCarthy
catches for ready for
tourney 1st camp
By From Facts staff reports By The Associated Press

The Coastal Conservation

Association’s State of Texas DALLAS COWBOYS (8-8)
Angler’s Rodeo Fishing CAMP SITE: Frisco
Tournament is more than LAST YEAR: Season with high
halfway through its 108 expectations ended without
days, and several local playoff spot, leading to depar-
anglers are scattered across ture of coach Jason Garrett.
the leaderboard. Mike McCarthy, Super Bowl
In the StarKids Scholarship winner in Green Bay a decade
Division, 6- to 10-year-old ago, took over. Dak Prescott
anglers are eligible for a had career-best 4,902 yards
$50,000 scholarship in three passing and 30 TDs, but worst
categories. JOEL LUNA/The Facts record in four seasons as
Lining up in the flounder starter. Prescott and defense
Of the four seniors with the Sweeny Lady Dog softball team for 2020, three were playing in their fourth season on didn’t perform well in clutch
category from Lake Jackson, varsity. From left Cassie Homniok, Megan Kessler and Sarah Briggs all spent a lot of time at the Lady Dog softball
10-year-old Mason Blalock the way they did his rookie
field. Not pictured is Brailyn Byers. year in 2016 and two years
caught a 5-pound, 11-ounce
later while getting another


fish at Surfside Marina.
He leads four other youth NFC East title, Prescott’s first
anglers in the category, playoff win.
according to the most recent I M P O R TA N T A D D I T I O N S :
update July 12. McCarthy, WR CeeDee
In the sheepshead cate- Lamb, DT Gerald McCoy,
gory, there are no locals in DE Aldon Smith, DT Dontari
the top five, but 9-year-old
Sweeny softball Poe, S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix,
Hadley Basci of League seniors prepared for CB Maurice Canady, K Greg
City leads the group with a Zuerlein.
7-pound, 9-ounce catch. life after lost season IMPORTANT LOSSES: CB
Rowdy Hanks from Kountz Byron Jones, DE Robert
is in front of the gafftop By JOEL LUNA Quinn, WR Randall Cobb,
category with a 6-pound, TE Jason Witten, S Jeff
12-ounce grab. Heath, DT Maliek Collins, T
Moving over to the SWEENY Cameron Fleming, G Xavier

StarTeens Scholarship Trout n a 13-year run of making Su’a-Filo.
Division, which is giving the softball playoffs, the PANDEMIC CHALLENGES:
away a $25,000 scholar- Sweeny Lady Dogs were McCarthy hasn’t had any
ship for anglers between headed to No. 14 with a in-person contact with play-
11 to 17 years old, a family young and talented group of ers while trying to imple-
from Danbury has the lead players for the 2020 season. ment new system. Particular
in speckled trout from the Led by seniors Cassie concern is on defense with
upper coast with a 6-pound Homniok, Megan Kessler, almost entirely new coaching
minimum. Sarah Briggs and Brailyn Byers, staff, philosophy, scheme.
Lillie Larson, 16, hooked the Lady Dogs were looking McCarthy won Super Bowl
a 7-pound, 14-ounce fish, forward to capping a positive with Aaron Rodgers, but
leading 15-year-old brother season. hasn’t had chance to get to
Andrew Larson’s 7-pound, “We were being told that know Prescott face-to-face.
10-ounce catch and the we were going to be pretty CAMP NEEDS : Prescott,
6-pound, 4-ounce speckled good this year and some saw playing on $31.4 million
trout of 11-year-old William us going to state,” Kessler franchise tag, back in camp
Larson. All were caught at said. “We had some freshmen with Ezekiel Elliott after RB
Surfside Marina. who came in and were pretty missed all of preseason last
The final youth category good, but we had some young year in holdout. They’ll need
is the StarTeens Scholarship players.” all time they can get with
Inshore Division for 11- to Kessler was a four-year starter McCarthy, who decided
17-year-olds for a $25,000 for the Lady Dogs in both to keep play-caller Kellen
scholarship in the flounder, softball and volleyball. In her Facts file photo Moore from Garrett’s staff.
sheepshead and gafftop junior year on the softball field, New defensive coordinator
the outfielder batted .408 with Lady Dog Cassie Homniok bumps fists with coach Melissa Hansen before step- Mike Nolan needs to get
divisions. ping up to the plate Feb. 21, 2019, against East Bernard in Sweeny. Homniok
Curtis Widener, 14, of two home runs, nine doubles, sense of what Aldon Smith
two triples and 21 RBIs. will continue playing softball at San Jacinto Junior College. can contribute after nearly
Sargent has the top floun-
der at 6 pounds, 5 ounces. “This year it seemed like After a strong showing in the Junior College Athletic five years away from game.
Sweeny’s Talan Albright everyone got along, there George Ranch Tournament, Association announced last EXPECTATIONS : Cowboys
is second with a 4-pound, wasn’t much bickering the Lady Dogs’ confidence was week some of its fall sports still believe they have roster
1 0 - o u n c e r. F r e e p o r t ’s amongst everyone. We were all pretty high. would move to the spring, capable of contending for
Jackson Smith, who caught together a majority of the time, “I mean we played well in including volleyball. Super Bowl, but patience
a 3-pound, 10-ounce fish, is so we felt like a family.” that tournament against some “I am happy that we are at might be required based on
fourth runner-up. Kessler realized something pretty good teams,” Kessler least having a season,” Kessler circumstances. Pandemic
Looking at the adult divi- was wrong when their trip to said. “So we were excited to said. “But I still wish it was in kept new staff from engag-
sion, Lee Wright of Flower San Marcos was canceled. get district started and see how the fall because that’s just the ing with players after nearly
Mound leads the upper coast “I really thought we were everything was going to work way it is.” decade with same voice at top
speckled trout at 8 pounds, going to come back and out.” Sarah Briggs didn’t just lose in Garrett. If Lamb lives up to
11 ounces. Justin Aguilar play,” she said. “But once Kessler will head to Blinn a softball season to COVID-19. promise as rookie after unex-
from McAllen leads the the San Marcos tournament Junior College to play volley- She also lost out on a trip to pectedly falling to Cowboys
got canceled, then we knew ball, but that season also has in middle of first round in
■ See STAR, Page 3B something was up.” been affected. The National ■ See SWEENY, Page 2B draft, offense could be elite.

Texans look to contend for championship

By The Associated Press Ross Blacklock, DE Jonathan Greenard. No. 1 receiver with Hopkins in Arizona.
IMPORTANT LOSSES: WR DeAndre Watson must integrate Johnson into
Hopkins, RBs Carlos Hyde and Lamar offense and adjust to new-look of unit
HOUSTON TEXANS (11-7) Miller, CB Johnathan Joseph, NT D.J. without Hopkins. New defensive coordi-
CAMP SITE: Houston Reader. nator Anthony Weaver must work with
LAST YEAR: Won AFC South for second PANDEMIC CHALLENGES: Texans must new players in secondary to improve
straight year and fourth time in five navigate getting players back to camp pass defense that was among worst in
seasons behind strong play of quar- and keeping them safe in city that has NFL last season.
terback Deshaun Watson. Beat Bills in emerged as hotspot for coronavirus. EXPECTATIONS : Coach Bill O’Brien
wild-card round with big comeback Hospitals are feeling strain as city sees knows that simply getting to playoffs or
before squandering 24-0 lead in 51-31 thousands of new cases each week winning first-round game is not enough
loss to Kansas City in divisional round. despite residents being urged to stay for this franchise anymore and is focused
IMPORTANT ADDITIONS: RB David home except for essential tasks. on taking next step. It will be tall task
Johnson, WRs Brandin Cooks and CAMP NEEDS: WR Will Fuller needs to without Hopkins, who has carried
Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien speaks during Randall Cobb, SSs Eric Murray and show he’s healthy and ready to finally offense for years, but Texans could still
a press conference Feb. 25 at the NFL football scouting Jaylen Watkins, OTs Roderick Johnson play full season after being limited by be dangerous team behind Watson and
combine in Indianapolis. and Brent Qvale, LB Tyrell Adams, DT years of injuries. He becomes team’s with defense featuring J.J. Watt.
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(CANCELED) throw out the ceremonial first World Cup — the marquee
pitch at the first game of Major tournament in the 50-over
League Baseball’s pandemic- format — scheduled for February
Monday delayed regular season. and March 2023 in India will go
West Brazos Junior Golf The Washington Nationals ahead in October and November
Camp: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday of that year.
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Monday that he will pursue
Columbia High School Houston Astros’ Martin Maldonado walks back to the dugout after hitting a two-
Ninth-grade camp: Columbia’s begin. Spring training was halted a professional career and not
in March because of the COVID- run home run during the fourth inning of an exhibition baseball game Monday return for his final two years
football and volleyball staff against the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City, Mo. The Astros beat the Royals 6-3.
will host ninth-grade camp 19 outbreak and teams resumed at Gonzaga, citing uncertainty
from 9 to 11 a.m. July 28-30. preparing to play this month. about the coronavirus pandemic
Football camp at Griggs Field, In their new release about Monday. Teams have the choice to Nov. 15. and its impact on the upcoming
volleyball camp at Roughneck Fauci’s role at the opener, the whether to make them real or The 16-nation tournament will college basketball season.
Gym. Incoming freshmen only. Nationals refer to him as “a project them virtually during be played in the same months in Petrusev tweeted that while
Free. true champion for our country” telecasts. 2021, the International Cricket his goal is to play in the NBA, he
during the pandemic “and In addition, physical ads can be Council said on Monday, without has signed with Mega Bemax of
throughout his distinguished put on the on-deck circle. confirming the host venue. Serbia.
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Petrusev averaged a team-high
17.8 points per game, which
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SOCCER (MEN’S) By ROB MAADDI knowledge about this virus, be a shared responsibility.”
8 a.m. ESPN — MLS is Back AP Pro Football Writer as we gain new knowledge Sills stressed the impor-
Tournament: Toronto FC vs. about transmission, as we tance of responsible
New England, Group C, ESPN NFL players will be tested gain new knowledge about behavior away from team
Wide World of Sports Com- daily for the coronavirus testing and there are new facilities. Unlike the NBA
plex, Orlando, Fla. for at least the first two tests and new techniques and NHL, the NFL can’t
11:55 a.m. NBCSN — Premier weeks of training camp, that come online,” said Dr. put its clubs in a bubble
League: Manchester City at per the league’s new testing Allen Sills, the NFL chief environment, so players
Watford protocols. medical officer. “We very
12:25 p.m. ESPN — Serie A: and team personnel will
The NFL and the players’ much anticipate that these have outside risk.
Bologna at Atalanta union reached an agree- protocols will change.”
2:10 p.m. NBCSN — Premier “What’s good for play-
League: Arsenal at Aston
ment Monday as rookies The NFL has sought ers and what makes play-
Villa for Houston and Kansas input from other leagues ers and their families
City were set to report to that have already returned safer also makes coaches,
TENNIS camp. Rookies for other to action, including
8 a.m. ESPN2 — WTT: Orlando staff and teams safer and,
vs. Washington, White Sul-
teams begin arriving leagues outside the coun- quite frankly, it makes our
phur Springs, W.V. Tuesday. try. It’s not known how communities safer,” Sills
DAVID J. PHILLIP/AP file photo
9 a.m. TENNIS — The 2020 Players and all Tier 1, many positive tests would said.
(Re)Open: GVC Eastern Eu- Tier 2, Tier 2M or Tier 3 result in shutting down the NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills gestures while speak-
The NFL’s testing will run
ropean Championship: Round individuals must test nega- football season. ing Jan. 29 during a health and safety tour at Mercedes-Benz
through a national labora-
Robin tive two times separated “These are complicated Stadium for the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game in Atlanta.
tory company. The league
2 p.m. TENNIS — WTT: by 72 hours using a nasal issues which involve a lot NFL players will be tested daily for the coronavirus for at least
spoke with the CDC; the
Philadelphia vs. Chicago; The swab before initially enter- of factors,” Sills said. “But the first two weeks of training camp per the league’s new testing
White House task force; a
2020 (Re)Open: GVC Eastern ing the building to begin suffice it to say we very protocols. The NFL and the players’ union reached an agreement
physical exams or any number of public health
European Championship: much look at it from a as rookies for Houston and Kansas City were set to report to
form of team activity. medical and public health officials; infectious disease
Round Robin camp Monday. Rookies for other teams begin arriving today.
6 p.m. CBSSN — WTT: Orange After two weeks of daily standpoint, and we want experts and national labo-
County vs. Vegas, White testing, if the positivity to make sure that first and protocol to specifically in a statement Monday. ratory medicine leaders
Sulphur Springs, W.V. rate of those tests falls foremost we’re creating address training camp On Friday, the league to make sure its testing
below 5% among players the safest possible environ- based on recommenda- sent players and teams protocol would not have
and Tier I and Tier II indi- ment for our players, for tions from a joint commit- an “Education Protocol” a negative impact on the
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country’s testing supply or
the health care system.
The Facts makes every ously in NFL protocols, but that we’re also operat-
testing would go to every ing within the safest envi- by the league and players’ educational materials and “We’ve received unani-
effort to ensure the accuracy
of its information, and it other day. If the positiv- ronment for each one of union. to conduct educational mous response across the
is our policy to correct ity rate doesn’t fall below our clubs’ locations, which “Our union has been sessions for players, staff board that it would not
errors promptly. Errors may that threshold, daily test- means ongoing and regu- pushing for the strongest and family members. have a negative impact,”
be reported by phone at ing would continue until lar communication with testing, tracing and treat- “Everything that we’re Sills said. “That’s a very
979-237-0160 or email at it drops. the public health authori- ment protocols to keep doing is centered around important point to us, we “There’s no finish line ties in those areas.” our players safe. The test- the concept of risk miti- take that responsibility
with health and safety The league and the ing protocols we agreed to gation,” Sills said. “We very seriously. We’ve also
and I think these proto- NFLPA already final- are one critical factor that know that we can’t elimi- discussed that at length
TEXASLOTTERY cols are very much living ized protocols regarding will help us return to work nate risk, but we’re trying with our testing vendor
and breathing documents, team travel, media, and safely, and gives us the best to mitigate it as much as to make sure we are not
LOTTO TEXAS Drawn 07/20/2020 chance to play and finish having a negative impact
which means they will treatment response, and possible for everyone. We
change as we gain new updated the facilities the season,” the union said know that this is going to on any of their business.”
MEGA MILLIONS Drawn 07/20/2020
12-13-21-46-57 MB: 21
press and a 300-pound Briggs said. I felt about this season,” down time, Homniok
Megaplier: 3
POWERBALL Drawn 07/20/2020
Sweeny deadlift at region.
Briggs was also a four-
“Man I really do feel
that if softball would
Homniok said. “Our
seniors especially felt
kept working, hoping
CONTINUED FROM COVER maybe the team could
13-16-32-58-59 PB: 9 year starter on the softball have continued we would that.” finish out the season.
Power Play: 2 team as well. have gone far in the play- Homniok was coming
the Texas High School “I stayed on top of my
TEXAS TWO STEP Drawn 07/20/2020 Women’s Powerlifting “Having played these offs,” she said. “Because off a junior season in
workouts, so I had to
18-19-22-25 BB: 24 Association Class 4A last four seasons in of the team we had, I just which she threw five
softball, I just couldn’t wish that we could have no-hitters with two push myself to do all of
PICK 3 Drawn 07/20/2020 State Division II Meet in that because there were
believe that we didn’t seen what we could have perfect games allowing
Morn: 7-1-7 (4) • Day: 4-5-7 (0) Abilene. no coaches around,” she
get to finish our senior done in the run for state.” no runs in 13 games. She
Eve: 6-5-5 (8) • Night: 4-7-3 (2) “I had really worked season,” she said. Briggs will take her also batted .412. said.
out hard to make it “Powerlifting helped basics at Wharton County “I was feeling good Homniok will head to
DAILY 4 Drawn 07/20/2020 to state the last four
M: 3-5-9-5 (8) • D: 4-1-9-1 (8) me get ready for softball Junior College then plans on the field this season San Jacinto Junior College
seasons,” Briggs said. because of the strength it to pursue a bachelor’s and our team was really
E: 5-2-1-6 (2) • N: 5-0-3-8 (1) to continue playing
“Last year I barely missed gave me. It really helped degree in nursing. coming together,” she
CASH 5 Drawn 07/20/2020 out, but this year I really softball at the next level.
me hitting.” An outstanding pitcher said. “All the years that “I absolutely loved high
13-17-18-21-30 put things together and Sitting around during since her freshman I played here, it was just
got first at the regional school ball because of my
ALL OR NOTHING Drawn 07/20/2020 the lockdown was tough, season, Homniok was a different feeling this
meet. It was sad to hear she said. looking for that magical season. We went far my friends,” she said.
M: 1-4-5-7-11-12-15-16-19-20-21-22
D: 1-4-5-6-7-9-10-14-16-18-21-24 we weren’t going to go.” “If I learned anything season that had yet to sophomore year, but this
E: 2-3-4-8-9-10-12-13-19-21-23-24 In her last meet, Briggs about myself, I guess I materialize for the Lady year we were all close Joel Luna is sports editor
N: 1-2-5-6-8-10-11-12-14-18-20-22 totaled 815 pounds in the found out that I am an Dogs. and we had some good for The Facts. Contact him at
198-pound division with extrovert and need to be “It could have been freshmen players.” 979-237-0160 or at joel.luna@
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Jeffrey Walker at third runner-up with an forward to move forward and get
8-pound, 2-ounce catch. In the lower coast, going with whatever they’re giving
the leader is McAllen’s John Gonzalez with us.”
a 10-pound, 7-ounce fish; Pearland’s Adan The Eagle sports programs have
Bazan’s 8-pound, 3-ounce catch has him in been conducting strength and condi-
fourth. tioning workouts since June 1 like
There are no local anglers listed in the king- most schools in the state and will
fish, dorado or ling (cobia) categories so far. continue throughout the summer.
Deer Park’s Anthony Almaguer in first in Lady Eagle volleyball has updated
the adult flounder division with his 5-pound, its fall schedule with scrimmages
15-ounce haul. Thomas Greene of League starting Sept. 14 and their first match
City leads the sheepshead with a 7-pound, of the season Sept. 22 at South West
15-ouncer. In the Gafftop, Sour Lake’s Michael Christian Academy in Houston.
Fesco caught an 8-pound, 2-ounce fish, and BCS Eagles football has also
Brazoria’s Charlie Boswell is the first runner-up
updated its fall schedule with its
with his 5-pound, 13-ounce Gafftop.
first game at home against Bryan
So far in the Texas Ford Dealers Redfish
St. Joseph.
Division, there have been four winners
confirmed out of 11 tagged Redfish caught. Brazosport Christian Eagle sports
The first five to catch one of these Redfish schdules are at
wins a truck/boat package with the next five While the pandemic is ever-chang-
a boat package. ing and new guidelines could be put
Anglers coming up with tagged redfish out at any moment, TAPPS plans on
have been Katy’s Jake Bozeman; Cypress’ having weekly webinars to update its
Marilyn Monroe; Needville’s Thomas Bosse constituents.
and Dripping Springs’ Bettina Mathis. “I like that TAPPS is having weekly
The fishermen who caught the other seven webinars so that they can get us
tagged Redfish were ruled ineligible. any updates and we’ll never be hit
To take a look at the entire leaderboard and with any news out of the blue,”
for registration go to www.startournament. Crutchfield said.
Contributed photo
Eight-year-old Marilyn Monroe from Cypress was the second angler to hook onto a tagged redfish in Marqus Williams is a sports writer
Joel Luna is sports editor for The Facts. Contact the State of Texas Angler’s Rodeo Fishing Tournament which runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. for The Facts. You can contact him at
him at 979-237-0160 or at Monroe made her catch in the Texas Ford Dealers Redfish Division and won a truck/boat package. 979-237-0161.



Homes For Sale Unfurnished

Unfurnished Public Notice Public Notice
Auto Services by Owner Houses Apartments
sells, & trades cars 1936 N. Avenue G. APARTMENTS Cured in Place Pipe
3 Bedroom 1 Bath $199 Move In
& trucks - running or
$1200Mo/$800Dep Restrictions Apply
not. 979-265-3400. This is a request for a bid for cured in place
1102 W. 7th, Free- 956-246-8047 979-297-3300 lining for one drainage outfall. The drainage
port. 3/2/2. For-
outfall is located east of the north bound lane
Rvs/Travel mals, utility room. Freeport
Trailers/Campers of SH 288 at a Positive Closure Gate Struc-
Needs painting & 38%/,6+(5
carpet inside. Call %කඑඌඏඍ+ඉකඊ඗ක Public Notice Public Notice ture (N29deg. 03Min. 18.14Sec., W95deg.
I BUY all types of "All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject 27Min. 18.67Sec.) and then northerly for
for appointment, to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to adver- 5ඍඌඎඑඛඐ/ඖ
RVS. Cash paid. about 100 feet to a concrete headwall at
281-905-3705 tise "any preference limitation or discrimination based 7ඐඝ຺)කඑඉ඘ Sealed RFPs for 20-63 Stop Loss Insurace
Must have title. I on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status Oyster Creek in the City of Lake Jackson.
or national origin, or an intention, to make any such 6ඉග6ඝඖ will be received by Brazoria County Purchas-
come to you. Call/ preference limitation or discrimination." Familial status John Deere Tractor, ing Director Lesa Girouard, Brazoria County
Text, 832-296-3066. Unfurnished includes children under the age of 18 living with par- Courthouse West Annex building, Purchas- 1. Shy Pond Outfall(2) +/- 100’x60” C.M.P
ents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people Rods & Reels, Re-
Houses ing Department, 451 N. Velasco St., Suite
securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper clining Sofa, Over- Your Proposal needs to include a perfor-
148 Huisache L,J. will not knowingly accept any advertising for real
sized Chair, Recliner, 100, Angleton, TX 77515. RFP package
Skilled Labor estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are and all necessary information may be ob- mance bond, payment bond, bid bond, one-
3BR, 2BA, $1500mo hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this Coffee/End Tables
tained at the website http://brazoriacountytx. year standard construction warranty, and a
with Securtiy Deposit. newspaper are available on an equal opportunity
basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free
Credit Check. gov/departments/purchasing/bid-opportuni-
at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for nette, Washer & Dry- and a time line of completion.
979-292-5676 the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. tiesDWWKHDERYHRI¿FHRUE\FRQWDFWLQJWKH
er, Small Appliances,
Purchasing Department - 979-864-1825 or
Home Decor, Glass- 281-756-1825. RFPs are due on Wednes- Bid package is available on the District’s
CLASSIFIED POLICIES ERRORS & ware, & much more. day, August 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m, local website
The Facts advertising policies are intended to create time. Late responses will not be accepted.
Electrician There will be a Mandatory Preconstruction
reader conÀdence in ethical advertising. We reserve the
Public Notice There is no pre-offer meeting scheduled for
needed. Call right to edit, alter or decline any advertisement. Position Meeting at the Velasco drainage District’s of-
this solicitation.
979-233-4156. of ads can not be guaranteed. The Facts assumes no ¿FHDW6WUDWWRQ5LGJH5RDG&OXWH7H[DV
Ànancial responsibility for typographical errors or omis-
sion of copy. Liability for errors or omissions shall not
on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 10 a.m. for all
exceed the cost of that attributable portion of space. NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE those who want to bid on this project. Sealed
Homes for Sale Advertisers, advertising agencies or agents will assume Bids need to be in by 10 a.m. Monday, Au-
all liability for advertisements published and agree to
assume any and all responsibility for claims occurring
Cute 3/2/1. Fenced therefrom against. Credit is allowed for the Àrst insertion COUNTY OF BRAZORIA} at 915 Stratton Ridge Road, Clute, Texas.
yard, carport. only, if your ad contains an error, please notify The The Bids will be open at 10 a.m. on that day.
Facts Classified Department before 10:00 a.m on the Under the authority and by virtue of a Writ of Execution dated and
$1400/mo + dep. first day (or business day if ad starts on weekend) of
979-824-1069. insertion. OfÀce Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8-5. 979-265-7401 issued on the 20th day of February, 2020 in cause number 100899- The district maintains the right to award all or
NEW HOMES CV, in the 412th District Court, Brazoria County, Texas, Plaintiff, Oak- none of the bid for the outfall to be rehabil-
In Creekside S.D. wood Shores Property Owners Association, recovered a judgment itated depending on cost constraints. Only
In L.J. are now against Defendant, Evangelica M. Salinas, for the sum of one thou- those bidders that have attended the Manda-
Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice
available. VDQG WKUHH KXQGUHG ¿IWHHQ DQG  GROODUV   DV WKH tory Preconstruction Meeting will be allowed
total amount due on the assessment account of the Property that is to bid.
NOTICE OF CONSTABLE SALE secured by the Plaintiff’s lien on the Property as of the date the Mo-
COUNTY OF BRAZORIA} became necessary for Plaintiff, Oakwood Shores Property Owners By: /s/ F. Robert Hamlet
Under the authority and by virtue of a Writ of Execution dated and is- and have the Property posted for a constable or sheriff’s sale in order Board of Supervisors
sued on the 10th day of March, 2020 in cause number CV-0067346, to collect the amounts awarded in this judgment, Defendant, Evan-
in the County Court at Law No. 1 of Galveston County, Texas, Plain- gelina M. Salinas, shall pay to Plaintiff, Oakwood Shores Property No. PR40436
tiff, Texas Advantage Community Bank, N.A., recovered a Final Owners Association, Inc., additional attorney reasonable fees and
and severally, in the sum of $32,169.42, together with pre-judgment WKHDPRXQWRIWZRKXQGUHGWZHQW\DQGGROODUV  DQG NO. 4 BRAZORIA COUNTY, TEXAS
interest of $11,696.57, and post-judgment interest accruing at the SRVWMXGJPHQWLQWHUHVWDWWKHUDWHRI¿YHSHUFHQW  SHUDQQXP
highest lawful rate until paid in full, with attorney’s fees in the amount on all amounts awarded in this judgment, including attorney fees, TO THE HONORABLE JUDGE AND
of $7,240.35, besides the sum of $274.00, as costs of suit in this IURPWKHGDWHWKLVMXGJPHQWLVVLJQHGXQWLOIXOO\SDLGDQGZKHUHDV CLERK OF THIS COURT:
behalf incurred, as of record is manifested, and which are now ad- the said judgment is a foreclosure of a Property lien on the following
judged against the said W Plus Three L Investment Property Man- described property, to-wit: Applicant respectfully requests that notice
agement Company, L.L.C. Alvin W. Gills, and Alma L. Gills, jointly and citation issue as required by law for the
As taxed on said execution, and the further costs of executing the %UD]RULD&RXQW\7H[DVPRUHFRPPRQO\NQRZQDV%D\RX9LHZ NOTICE TO CREDITORS
same, I have levied on the 30th day of June, 2020, and will offer &RXUW5LFKZRRG7; ³3URSHUW\´ 
for sale and sell on the 4th day of August, 2020, at 10:00 A.M., in Notice is hereby given that original Letters
the Brazoria County Commissioners Courtroom, located at 111 East DVVDLG3URSHUW\OLHQH[LVWHGRQWKHWKGD\RI-XO\DQGLWLV Testamentary for the Estate of Gary Wayne
Locust Street, Angleton, Brazoria County, Texas, any and all right, ordered and decreed by said judgment that said property be sold as Pate, Deceased, were issued on July 7,
title, interest and claim which the said Defendant, W Plus Three L under execution in satisfaction of said judgment. 2020, in Cause No. PR40436, pending in the
Homes For Sale Investment Property Management Company, L.L.C., Alvin W. Gills, County Court at Law No. 4, Brazoria County,
by Owner and Alma L. Gills, jointly and severally, had of, in or to the following As taxed on said execution, and the further costs of executing the Texas, to: Jane Pate.
described real property situated in Brazoria County, Texas, to-wit: VDPH,KDYHOHYLHGRQWKHWKGD\RI-XO\DQGZLOORIIHUIRU
sale and sell on the 4th day of August, 2020, at 10:00 A.M., in the All persons having claims against this Estate
Legal Description: Bayou Crossing Blk 1 Lot 3, Brazoria County Commissioners Courtroom, located at 111 East Lo- which is currently being administered are
Property ID: 598657, cust Street, Angleton, Brazoria County, Texas, any and all right, title, required to present them to the undersigned
626 SUNSET within the time and in the manner prescribed
Geographic ID: 1655-0001-003, interest and claim which the said Defendant, Evangelina M. Salinas,
TRAIL, BAR X by law.
Commonly known as 6911 County Road 171, Liverpool, Texas had of, in or to the above-described real property situated in Brazoria
New custom
County, Texas.
3-2.5-2 on one c/o: Jane Pate
acre on Bluebon- Administratrix, Estate of Gary Wayne Pate
All sales shall be without warranty as to title or condition, ex-
net Lake. Open 903 Happy Hollow
press or implied, as evidenced by Constables. All sales shall be without warranty as to title or condition, ex-
concept, white Sweeny, Texas 77480
press or implied, as evidenced by Constables.
cabinets, gran-
ite bar overlook- DATED the 15th day of July, 2020.
THE MINIMUM BID is all costs of suit and sale.
ing large living
Terms: Cash, Cashiers check or money order. THE MINIMUM BID is all costs of suit and sale.
area with stone /s/ Douglas V. Colvin
Terms: Cash, Cashiers check or money order.
¿UHSODFH LQ- Douglas V. Colvin
door utility, large Attorney for Jane Pate
Constable David Thacker Constable David Thacker
bedroom with State Bar No.: 24028063
Brazoria County, Precinct 1 Brazoria County, Precinct 1
walk-in shower 7 West Way Ct., Ste. D
202 Peach Street 202 Peach Street
& closet. Nev-
Lake Jackson, Texas 77566   /DNH-DFNVRQ7H[DV Lake Jackson, TX 77566
HU ÀRRGHG 5H- Telephone: (979) 480-0098
duced to $338K. Facsimile: (979) 480-0087
By: Carl D Herbst By: Carl D. Herbst
979-345-2933. E-mail:
Chief Deputy Constable Chief Deputy Constable
Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the City of Lake

Public Notice Public Notice
Extra Space Storage Brazoria County Sher- iff’s Office. Registered Jackson will receive sealed bids for the pur-
Sex Offender Name: chase of the following item: “Alvin ISD is now accepting sealed proposals
Extra Space Storage will hold a public auc-
Edmonson, Robert directed to Mickie Dietrich, Director of Pur-
tion to satisfy Extra Space’s lien, by selling
Barry Address: 21072 BID NO. 20-07-007 – Sludge Removal chasing at 2200 Stapp Maxwell, Alvin, Texas
personal property described below, belong-
Hwy 36, Brazoria, Tex- & Aeration Basin Cleaning 77511, at which time they will be opened on
ing to those individuals listed below, at the lo-
as 77422; Race, Sex, the following date and time”:
cation indicated. The auction will advertised
& held online at DOB: W/M, 07-16- Sealed bids are due at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday,
1958; Conviction English/Spanish: Indecen- August 4, 2020 after which time all qualified
Purchases must be made with cash only &
cy W/A Child Sexual Contract, Aggravated bids will be opened, they will not be public- 2009 INST/ATH/CTE/FA/LIB/SPED/STEM&
paid at the below referenced facility in order
Sexual Assault; Indencencia Con Un Nino ly read aloud. Bid tabulations will be sent to STEAM-CAT Proposal– closing August 17,
to complete the transaction. Extra Space
Por Contacto, Agravo Ataque Sexual. any vendor that submits a bid. Bid informa- 2020 at 2:00 PM
Storage may refuse any bid & may rescind
tion and specifications may be obtained from
any purchase up until the winning bidder
CITY OF ANGLETON the City of Lake Jackson Purchasing Depart-
takes possession of the personal property.
ment at City Hall or by visiting our website at This will be a Non-Exclusive bids.
Clean up deposit required. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Bids received after
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 ending at 10:00
Notice is hereby given that the City of An- the specified deadline will not be accepted. More information or to obtain a proposal
packet please contact Mickie Dietrich, Direc-
gleton Planning and Zoning Commission will
Sealed bids shall be clearly marked with the tor of Purchasing by phone 281-824-0567.
Property #1763 conduct a public hearing at 12:00 noon on
Thursday, August 6, 2020 and the City Coun- bid number and title addressed to:
9809 Broadway St.
Proposals and a listing of commodities will
Pearland, Texas 77584/ 713-899-2016 cil will conduct a public hearing at 6:00 p.m.
City of Lake Jackson also be available on Alvin ISD website: http://
Shawn Leporte – Computer Equip and on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Both meetings
c/o Purchasing Department
Household Items will be held at Angleton City Hall in the City
25 Oak Drive legalads-currentproposals/index.html
Shanice Moore - Household Items Council Chambers, at 120 S. Chenango
Street, Angleton, Texas 77515. Lake Jackson, Texas 77566
Quincy Thompson - 1978 GMC
BID NO. 20-07-007 - Sludge Removal & Alvin ISD reserves the right to reject any/or
Aeration Basin Cleaning all bids.”
Property #7043 At the public hearings the commission
3200 Kirby Dr and council will receive comments for and
TEXAS COMMISSION ON requested by a local legislator. A public meeting is not
Pearland, Texas 77584/ 832-685-8136 against a request by Charles Von Schmidt
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY a contested case hearing. You may submit addition-
Kenya Ray Robinson – Household Items to rezone 19.8 acres from Zoning Ordi-
al written public comments within 30 days of the
nance Section 28-46, SF-6.3 Single Family
date of newspaper publication of this notice in the
Property #0465 Residential 6.3 to Zoning Ordinance 28-62
manner set forth in the AGENCY CONTACTS AND
807 Brazos Park Drive PD-Planned Development Overlay District
INFORMATION paragraph below.
Clute, TX 77531 / 979-265-7472 2 in order to construct a single family resi-
Reynoldo Saenz – Household Goods dential neighborhood called Kiber Reserve
After the deadline for public comment, the executive
Heather Howard- Household Goods consisting of approximately 93 lots of vary-
director will consider the comments and prepare a re-
Stephen Kedlarchuk – Household goods ing dimensions. The site is located south of
sponse to all public comment. The response to com-
Stephanie Bentancur- Household Goods East Orange, north of East Kiber and west of
NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND PRELIMINARY ments, along with the executive director’s decision
Tiffany Hales- Household Goods South Downing Road.
DECISION FOR AN AIR QUALITY PERMIT on the application, will be mailed to everyone who
Andrew Valentine- Household Goods
submitted public comments or is on a mailing list
Albert Johnson- Household Goods The meeting agendas and agenda packets
PROPOSED AIR QUALITY PERMIT NUMBERS for this application. The mailing will also provide
will be posted online at
5920A, 49140, AND instructions for requesting a contested case hearing
Property #7257 The public will be permitted to offer public
NONATTAINMENT PERMIT NUMBER N292 or reconsideration of the executive director’s deci-
115 Richwood Dr. comments on each agenda item by register-
Richwood, Texas 77531 / 979-291-2159 ing prior to the meeting.
Laura Lopez- Household Items
For more information, contact Frances Agu- lips 66 Company, Post Office Box 866, Sweeny, TX OPPORTUNITY FOR A CONTESTED CASE HEAR-
Alicia Resendez- Household Items
77480-0866, has applied to the Texas Commission on ING. After the deadline for public comment, the exec-
Lucille M Aguilar- Household Items ilar, City Secretary at 979.849.4564, ext.
Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for issuance of Proposed utive director will consider the comments and prepare a
Diana Staggs- Household Items 2115.
Air Quality Permit Numbers 5920A, 49140, and Nonat- response to all relevant and material or significant public
tainment Permit Number N292, which would authorize comment. The response to comments, along with the
modification of the Sweeny Refinery at 8189 Old Farm- executive director’s decision on the application, will
to-Market 524, Old Ocean, Brazoria County, Texas be mailed to everyone who submitted public com-
77463. These applications were processed in an expe- ments or is on a mailing list for this application. The
dited manner, as allowed by the commission’s rules in mailing will also provide instructions for requesting
30 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 101, Subchapter a contested case hearing or reconsideration of the
J. This application was submitted to the TCEQ on April executive director’s decision.
28, 2020. The existing facility will emit the following air
AC Repair/ Building/ Foundation Lawn Care/ contaminants in amounts significant enough to require A contested case hearing is a legal proceeding sim-
Installation Remodeling Repair Landscaping a Nonattainment Review: volatile organic compounds. ilar to a civil trial in a state district court. A person
In addition, the facility will emit: nitrogen oxide, carbon who may be affected by emissions of air contami-
monoxide, organic compounds, hydrogen sulfide, and nants from the facility is entitled to request a hear-
Maintenance & LEVELING BY FR ANK
sulfur dioxide. No other pollutant emission increase will ing. A contested case hearing request must include
Home Repair. 979-345-4980 979-665 -2457
979-236-2009 Flowerbed cleanup, result from this facility. the following: (1) your name (or for a group or asso-
Kitchens & Baths
ciation, an official representative), mailing address,
Call or Text us for any ALL KINDS. VA/FHA mulch installation,
approved. Free est. tree trimming & yard Brazoria County has been designated nonattainment for daytime phone number; (2) applicant’s name and
Repairs or
Work guaranteed. In- leveling. Free Est. ozone because Continuous Ambient Air Monitoring Sta- permit number; (3) the statement “I/we request a
Maintenance needed.
tions have shown that ambient concentrations of ozone contested case hearing;” (4) a specific description
Free Estimates sured 39 yrs experience.
exceed the National Ambient Air Quality Standards of how you would be adversely affected by the ap-
979-236-5037 Miscellaneous (NAAQS) for ozone. Ground-level ozone is not emitted plication and air emissions from the facility in a way
877-339-8124 directly into the air, but is created by chemical reactions not common to the general public; (5) the location
Emergency Service EXTERIOR between nitrogen oxides (NOX) and volatile organic and distance of your property relative to the facility;
Carpet Cleaning
800-254-8124 D-SQUARE SPECIALTIES compounds (VOC). The Federal Clean Air Act (FCAA) (6) a description of how you use the property which
Google Rating 4.9 FOUNDATION WOOD, HARDI & requires that new major stationary sources and major may be impacted by the facility; and (7) a list of all
400+ Reviews BRANSON’S REPAIR VINYL SIDINGS modifications at sources in designated nonattainment disputed issues of fact that you submit during the
XTREMELY HONESTY ENERGY STAR areas must satisfy nonattainment new source review comment period. If the request is made by a group
CLEAN EXPERIENCE DOORS & prior to commencement of construction. or association, one or more members who have
Lic# TACLA205C Free Estimates WINDOWS standing to request a hearing must be identified by
979-297-1970 BBB MEMBER INTERIOR As required by the nonattainment review, all air contam- name and physical address. The interests the group
When you’re inants have been evaluated and the “lowest achievable or association seeks to protect must also be iden-
Lifetime Warranty REMODELING
tired of not get-
David David - owner Locally Owned & emission rate” has been addressed for the control of tified. You may also submit your proposed adjust-
ting the service these contaminants. The emission increases from this ments to the application/permit which would satis-
979-265-1042 Operated since 1984
you deserve, project will be offset with emission reductions by a ratio fy your concerns. Requests for a contested case
COMMERCIAL & 979-848-2810 Mark Schaefer
call us. We’ve of 1.2 to 1. Furthermore, the applicant has demonstrat- hearing must be submitted in writing within 30 days
RESIDENTIAL 979-297-3706
been stand- ed that the benefits of the existing facility significantly following this notice to the Office of the Chief Clerk,
979-888-8452 ing behind our outweigh the environmental and social costs imposed as at the address provided in the information section jobs for over 25 Painting/
Paper Hanging a result of its location, construction, or modification. Fi- below.
Free Estimates years. Carpet, nally, the applicant has certified that all major stationary
Para Espanol: tile, upholstery, A contested case hearing will only be granted based on
sources owned or operated by the applicant in the state
979-549-1652 pet treatments, disputed issues of fact or mixed questions of fact and
are in compliance or on a schedule for compliance with
TACLA52903E air ducts, wa- law that are relevant and material to the Commission’s
all applicable state and federal emission limitations and
ter extraction. standards. The executive director, therefore, has made decisions on the application. The Commission may only
A+ Rating
Appliance 24 hour emergen- EU-NEEK the preliminary determination to issue this permit. grant a request for a contested case hearing on issues
Repair cy service. Men- SALAZAR Painting the the requestor submitted in their timely comments that
tion this ad and re- The executive director has completed the technical were not subsequently withdrawn. Issues that are not
ceive $10.00 off!
IS BACK town since 1982
APPLIANCE Painting, wallpaper review of the application and prepared a draft permit submitted in public comments may not be considered
Most makes/models
IN TOWN! which, if approved, would establish the conditions under during a hearing.
Foundation removal, cabinet re-
Serving Brazoria finish, drywall repair which the facility must operate. The permit application,
Electrical Repairs EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ACTION. If a timely contest-
County 30+ years & texture. the executive director’s preliminary decision which in-
979-265-6445 Services ROOFING
cludes the draft permit, the executive director’s prelim- ed case hearing request is not received or if all time-
PAINTING 979-848-0155.
A-ARC Electric inary determination summary, and the executive direc- ly contested case hearing requests are withdrawn, the
Licensed & Insured WOOD REPAIRS executive director may issue final approval of the ap-
Building/ tor’s air quality analysis will be available for viewing and
Res/Comm. Mortar Cracks plication. The response to comments, along with the
Remodeling copying at the TCEQ central office, the TCEQ Houston
979-297-9577 Repaired executive director’s decision on the application will be
regional office, and at the Sweeny City Hall, 102 West
BRANSON TECL 17357 SEWER PIPE mailed to everyone who submitted public comments or
Ashley Wilson Road, Sweeny, Brazoria County, Tex-
Angleton, TX J.J.’S as, beginning the first day of publication of this notice.
The facility’s compliance file, if any exists, is available
is on a mailing list for this application, and will be posted
electronically to the CID. If any timely hearing requests
979-417-7307 PAINTING,
When you’re Fencing for public review at the TCEQ Houston Regional Office, are received and not withdrawn, the executive director
Sr. citizen discount! REMODELING,
tired of not get- 5425 Polk Street Suite H, Houston, Texas. will not issue final approval of the permit and will forward
ting the service Insured & Bonded! POWER the application and requests to the Commissioners for
you deserve, call WASHING INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE. These docu- their consideration at a scheduled commission meeting.
us. We’ve been Lawn Care/ 979-236-2982 ments are accessible through the Commission’s Web
doing the job SUPERIOR Landscaping FREE site at the executive direc- MAILING LIST. You may ask to be placed on a mailing
right since 1969. FENCE 1st CHOICE ESTIMATES! tor’s preliminary decision which includes the draft permit, list to obtain additional information on this application by
No job too large 979-849-4640 LANDSCAPING Exterior & Interior. the executive director’s preliminary determination sum- sending a request to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the
or too small. Residential and 979-417-9083 Experienced Work. mary, the air quality analysis, and, once available, the address below.
All exterior & Commercial Mowing, Trimming, Low Rates. executive director’s response to comments and the final
interior remodeling, Flower Beds, decision on this application. Access the Commission- AGENCY CONTACTS AND INFORMATION. Pub-
Fences and Excellent Service.
emergency Custom Gates Yard Leveling, ers’ Integrated Database (CID) using the above link and lic comments and requests must be submitted either
repairs, etc. Power Washing, enter the permit number for this application. The public electronically at
Installation and Roofing/
Repairs Weed Eating, Tree location mentioned above, Sweeny City Hall, 102 West ment/, or in writing to the Texas Commission on Envi-
Guttering ronmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105,
Removal & More. Ashley Wilson Road, Sweeny, Brazoria County, Texas,
Free Est. Adan Reyes provides public access to the internet. This link to an P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087. Please be
Foundation electronic map of the site or facility’s general location is aware that any contact information you provide, includ-
Repair J.J.’S provided as a public courtesy and not part of the appli- ing your name, phone number, email address and phys-
LAWN CARE cation or notice. For exact location, refer to application. ical address will become part of the agency’s public re-
Low Rates cord. For more information about this permit application
LOPEZ HOME Exc. Service ml?lat=29.070833&lng=-95.750277&zoom=13&type=r. or the permitting process, please call the Public Educa-
REPAIR 979-236-2982 TEXAS tion Program toll free at 1-800-687-4040. Si desea in-
Mowing, weed eat- GULF COAST formación en Español, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040.
INT./EXT. 979-285-9311 PUBLIC COMMENT/PUBLIC MEETING. You may sub-
ing, edging, cleanup, Roofing, Painting/
REMODEL, SOUTH TEXAS mit public comments or request a public meeting about
tree trimming, flower Remodeling Further information may also be obtained from Phillips
PAINT, BATHS HOUSE this application. The purpose of a public meeting is to
beds & power wash. Int.Ext. 66 Company at the address stated above or by calling
& KITCHENS provide the opportunity to submit comment or to ask
979-482-7381 LEVELING Free est. Juan Silva. 979-709-2587
questions about the application. The TCEQ will hold Mr. Vinod Jaini, Principal Environmental Consultant at
Slab Repair Pier & Lake Jackson (979) 491-2125.
INSURED! KIKO’S L AWN a public meeting if the executive director determines
Beam Mobile Home RESIDENTIAL/
Floor Installation, CARE that there is a significant degree of public interest in the
Free estimates. COMMERCIAL Notice Issuance Date: July 10, 2020
Sheet rock & 979 -201- 90 0 0 application, if requested by an interested person, or if
texture, decks & 979-236-1918 Free Estimates. WPI/8’s, Insured.
porches, siding. Why fool Mowing, flower All Work Submit Your Legal Notice At
Free estimates. with the rest? beds, mulching, Guaranteed!
All work guaranteed. Call the best! shrub trimming. Free Estimates Deadline is 10 a.m. 3 business days prior to publish.
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hoping might help. She 21 Dent
really wants to avoid
surgery. What can you tell 22 Villain’s laugh
us about it? 23 Some bills
DEAR READER: To under- 26 Evergreens
stand spinal stenosis and
its treatment, we should 29 Put one’s foot
start with the structure -- --
of the spinal column, or 30 Pastime
backbone. It’s a collection 31 Baja loot
of 33 bones, known as 7-20 © 2020 NEA Inc.
vertebrae, which enclose 33 PC key
53 Tennis court 9 Orchidlike flower 34 Masked
and protect the spinal 34 Skips past
cord, along with the fluid commercials dividers 10 Top of the swordsman
that surrounds it. It also 35 Miniature golf 54 Fjord terr. head 35 Performing with
includes the muscles, shot 55 Get taller 11 Fr. holy woman an instrument
tendons and other tissues 37 Clamors
36 Choir members 17 Steer clear of
that provide support and
allow movement. The 38 Kilt feature DOWN 19 Stockholm 38 Apple seed
spinal column rises from 39 Moon or sun 1 Quick lunch carrier 40 “Star Wars”
the coccyx, or tailbone, 22 Dress bottoms villain
and runs the length of 40 Airline ticket 2 Stay in the army
word (hyph.) 23 Cry of disgust 41 Sported
the back to the base of
the skull. The spinal cord, 41 Hum 3 Poker stake 24 Prof. 42 Helpful tip
which serves as the master 43 Ancient scrolls 4 Bon vivant 25 Evil habit 43 Pedro’s coin
communications pathway 44 Loud noise
46 Corrupted 5 “Stir Crazy” 26 Berets
between the brain and
the body, houses 31 pairs 48 Physics topic star 27 Bounder 45 Crazy about
of spinal nerves. These 50 Osprey kin 6 Animated 28 Mex. miss 46 Ink partner
connect to the spinal cord character 47 Wimple
51 Avail oneself of 30 Attire
and enter and exit the
52 SEATO 7 Tummy muscles 32 Baseball’s wearer
spinal column at various
points, depending on counterpart 8 Honda rival Mel -- 49 Plant crops
their function. In between
the vertebrae are discs,
rubbery pads that provide DAILYBRIDGE
additional space and
cushioning. By PHILLIP ALDER ace, he would have taken
In people who develop
spinal stenosis, the spaces
KENKEN Monday, July 20, 2020 the finesse.
There is one chance
within the spine become Robert L. Schwartz, to make the contract
constricted. This is often an author, wrote, “The without a misdefense.
due to osteoarthritis, entrepreneur is essen- South must hope that the
which damages the joints tially a visualizer and an spades are 3-3 and either
and discs in the neck actualizer. He can visual- opponent has a singleton
and lower back, and may ize something, and when trump honor.
cause the growth of bone he visualizes it, he sees Declarer plays a
spurs. This results in pres- exactly how to make it spade to his ace, cashes
sure on the nerves in the happen.” the spade king and
region of the narrowing, That reminds me overtakes the jack with
which can cause symp- of one of my favorite dummy’s queen. When
toms such as a tingling television shows: “Shark no one ruffs, South plays
sensation or numbness, Tank.” How should an dummy’s last spade and
muscle weakness and entrepreneur sitting discards his diamond
cramping, and pain in South visualize the play loser. If the trumps are
South has a borderline as declarer visualized, a
the lower back, buttocks in four hearts after West raise to game.
and legs that can become leads the diamond king defender ruffs the 13th
There seem to be four spade, but at the cost of a
severe. If nerve compres- to dummy’s ace? unavoidable losers: two
sion lasts long enough, trump trick.
The North hand is hearts, one diamond
numbness, weakness and, tough to evaluate because (given the annoying
in more serious cases,
even paralysis can become
it comes down to the
usefulness of the spade
lead) and one club. Some
players would cross to
permanent. CROSSWORD
queen. If it is of no value hand with a spade and
Spinal stenosis usually — South has a singleton
occurs in the lumbar lead the heart queen
spade, say — then his from hand, hoping that
region, which is the lower
portion of the spine. It’s hand is worth only a West has king-doubleton
typically treated with two-heart raise. But when and nervously rises with
nonsurgical pain manage- the queen is helpful, the his honor. But West
ment, or with surgery hand is worth a game- will surely realize that if
such as laminectomy invitational limit raise. declarer had the heart
or discectomy. These
are procedures that, in
different ways, surgically
outlined boxes, called cages, must
excavate additional space O Each row and each column must combine using the given operation SUDOKU
within the spinal column. contain the numbers 1 through 4
(easy) or 1 through 6 (challenging)
(in any order) to produce the target
numbers in the top-left corners.
However, as you without repeating.
O Freebies: Fill in single-box cages with
mention in your letter, O The numbers within the heavily the number in the top-left corner.
Andrews McMeel Syndication.

there is now a new

approach to correcting
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spinal stenosis. Known

as minimally invasive
lumbar decompression,
it uses a small implanted
device that acts as a lift
to create additional space
within the spinal column.
The device, which doesn’t
use connecting hardware,
is implanted via a small
incision. The bone and
Woman ashamed to admit she was victimized online
tissue removal associated
with traditional back DEAR ABBY: After using living with her parents
you weren’t seriously it probably won’t be
surgery is usually not online dating for almost a until she and my grand-
damaged by the person’s comfortable in the begin-
necessary. The procedure year, I have met someone, son are married, she has
failure to repay you. ning. Thankfully, she will
takes from 45 to 90 and it’s getting serious. JEANNE to ask permission to go
(Other intelligent, but have your grandson at
Problem is, during some anywhere or do anything.
trusting, people have her side to reinforce her.
minutes and is often
performed under local of our first conversations, PHILLIPS She also believes every-
suffered irreparable Befriend her and listen
anesthesia. Patients may he talked about his previ- DEAR ABBY thing they tell her, which
damage.) when she needs to talk.
be asked to participate in ous online experiences. authorities. I cut ties with is mostly B.S. Because you feel you With parents as control-
physical therapy follow- One involved a woman the person to whom I My fear is that her
were taken advantage of, ling as you describe,
ing the procedure and who asked him for loaned the money. family will interfere with
it couldn’t hurt to notify she’s going to need all
will have follow-up visits money and how stupid their marriage and expect
the authorities. If you the support and valida-
I haven’t told a soul I
to assess progress. Many she must’ve thought her to still take care of
were preyed upon and tion she can get. When
did this. Should I disclose
return to normal activi- he was. Another time, her lazy relatives. She
the person was a scam- she needs to strengthen
he told me he couldn’t this to my boyfriend? I has told them things her backbone, remind
ties two to six weeks after mer, you might be doing
receiving the implant. understand how a person want to be honest with will change once she’s
someone else a favor by (don’t lecture) her that
Factors such as bone could send money to him, but I also wonder if married, but because she
reporting it. as a married woman, her
density and the degree someone they met online what’s in the past should is easily manipulated. first priority must be her
of spinal stability play and had never met in be left in the past. DEAR ABBY: My grand- How can I convince her husband and — if they
a role in whether this person. — Ashamed southern lady daughter-to-be is an abso- to set boundaries with- are blessed with any —
approach is appropri- Well, this person (me), DEAR LADY: I see no lute doll. She’s perfect for out sounding like I’m her children.
ate. Complications can who he thinks is so smart reason for you to discuss my grandson, and I think trying to manipulate her
include fracture or tissue and successful, is one of this with the man you are they were meant for each myself? Dear Abby is written by
tears at the site of the those who was drawn in currently seeing, unless other. My concern is her — Wants the best for them Abigail Van Buren, also known
implant. Unfortunately, by an online person. I it is to enlighten him family. They treat her like DEAR ONLY WANTS: as Jeanne Phillips, and was
studies regarding success sent money several times. that even well-educated, Cinderella. Creating boundaries founded by her mother, Pauline
rates aren’t yet available. I am a well-educated and successful people can She cleans, cooks, does is going to be a new Phillips. Write Dear Abby at
Internists Dr. Eve Glazier and
successful professional be gullible under the laundry and takes care experience for this young or P.O.
Dr. Elizabeth Ko are professors of who is so ashamed of this right circumstances. of her disabled sister. She woman. While it may Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA
medicine at UCLA Health. that I haven’t gone to the Fortunately for you, is 21, but because she’s eventually be liberating, 90069.
JULY 21, 2020 7B











Tuesday, July 21, 2020
1 Cassowary kin
CANCER (June 21-July 22) 4 Frosh’s digs
— Don’t let anger surface. 8 -- Wiedersehen
Put your energy into
something constructive, and 11 Large tank
you’ll get ahead. Let your 12 Length times
success be your revenge width
when dealing with someone
who irks you. 13 Aristocrat
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) 14 Yale alum
— Your ideas may seem far-
fetched to some, when, in 15 Ax handle
reality, you are ahead of your 16 Mexican pot
time. Give others a chance
to catch up to you. Spend 17 Carmaker’s
your free time perfecting woe
your plans. 19 Sixth sense
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —
Put personal papers in order. 21 Munro’s pen
Protect yourself against ill name
health and injury. A partner- 22 Equipment
ship with someone unique
will intrigue you. Read the 25 Bunny
fine print before you sign an 29 Harmless lie
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — 31 El --, Texas
Don’t make changes without 34 Antique
considering the cost. 7-21 © 2020 NEA Inc.
Spending on luxury items 35 Green gem
60 “The Raven” 10 Watchdog org. 40 Ben & Jerry
will cause undue stress. 36 Mighty -- -- oak
Moderation will ensure that penner 13 Long, easy rival
you have plenty of energy to 37 Pair 61 Become stride 41 Element 53
devote to the pastimes that 38 -- Major fatigued
make you happy.
18 Ohio tire city 43 Wild goat
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 39 EMT technique 62 Mr. Danson 20 Pfc. boss 45 Disney site
22) — When dealing with 40 Kohl target 23 Not very close
others, you are best off 46 Piano
taking a wait-and-see 42 Verbalized DOWN 24 Unloads composition
approach. Your intuition 44 Pointed arch 1 Even once 26 Physique 48 Put out heat
will help you determine if
someone is on your side or
47 So long! 2 About half of us 27 Down in the 49 Culture dish
if they’re trying to dismantle 49 Whizzes 3 City in New York dumps goo
your plans. 51 Slalom obstacle 4 Shaggy flower 28 Adored one
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 50 Watermelon
21) — Your sensitivity 54 Noted 5 Vaccine type 30 Ms. Arthur leftover
toward others will affect the star-seekers 6 NBA official 31 Snow boot 51 Breach
way situations unfold. Look
for positive outlets you can 56 Billiard stick 7 Husband or wife 32 Cobra cousins 52 PFC mail drop
enjoy with someone you love 57 Triangle tip 8 Yahoo! rival 33 First name in 53 Golf peg
and trust.
58 Big oil supplier 9 Search engine cheesecake 55 “Exodus”
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) — Time alone will help 59 Sonnet cousin find 35 Estimate name
you size up a troubling situa-
tion. Don’t be shy; tell those
close to you how you feel
and what you want.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. useless hearts. South
19) — Emotions channeled KENKEN By PHILLIP ALDER
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 cashed his heart king,
into something productive played a heart to the
will bring good results. A E.B. White, who was queen and claimed when
personal gain will come your an author of children’s the jack dropped.
way if you use your skills books, wrote, “Weather West should have
is a great bluffer. I guess parted with a spade. Yes,
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) — Take care of health the same is true of declarer might have just
issues. Get a second opinion our human society — played hearts from the
if you aren’t comfortable things can look dark, top, which is the percent-
with the first one. A change then a break shows in age play in the suit. But
of plans will result in better the clouds, and all is if he sensed that West
living arrangements. Don’t changed.” started with four hearts
hesitate to make a move. Bridge contracts can be and East with only two,
ARIES (March 21-April 19) like that. When you are the odds change. Now
— Use your energy wisely. the declarer, sometimes finessing dummy’s heart
Don’t waste your time things look grim, but 10 on round two would
arguing over petty differ- suddenly there is a light
ences. Focus on personal laydown. be recommended because
at the end of the 13-trick East could have only five
gain, physical fitness and tunnel. Most experts lead king
spending quality time with a from ace-king and king- jack-doubletons but 10
It is the job of the low-doubletons.
loved one. A change will lift queen against a contract
your spirits. defenders, though, to
keep the light bulb off. of five clubs or higher.
TAURUS (April 20-May
20) — Look at your options How is that relevant to Then East gives count.
Declarer won with his
and make a decision. The today’s deal? South is in CROSSWORD
changes you implement into six diamonds. West leads spade ace and cashed all
your routine will stimulate the club king, then shifts of his trumps, discarding
your mind and encourage to the spade queen. spades from the board.
you to try something new South evaluated his The defenders jettisoned
and exciting. hand well. Note that if clubs, but on the last
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) North had had the heart trump, West turned on
— Find a quick, efficient jack extra, six diamonds the light by discarding
way to get things done. would have been almost one of his apparently
Freeing up some time to
spend with a loved one will
lead to a good plan. Love
and romance are featured.
outlined boxes, called cages, must
O Each row and each column must combine using the given operation SUDOKU
contain the numbers 1 through 4 (in any order) to produce the target
HAPPY (easy) or 1 through 6 (challenging)
without repeating.
numbers in the top-left corners.
O Freebies: Fill in single-box cages with
O The numbers within the heavily
BIRTHDAY the number in the top-left corner.
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and preparation will lead to

the success you are looking
for this year. Taking a differ-
ent approach to what you do
will spark your imagination
and help you devise new
ways to present old ideas.

After 30 years, first love reappears in woman’s life Unique Gift Idea
DEAR ABBY: I have come DEAR ABBY: My mother children are healthy Comic Strip Umbrella
into contact with my first has no faith in me, mostly and doing well and your
and forever love again because I have a disability. mother’s criticisms are
after 30 years. We have JEANNE Even though it’s not that baseless, my advice is to
had a few encounters bad, she still doesn’t think tune your probably well-
throughout the years. PHILLIPS I can do anything hard. meaning but overbearing
When they happened, we DEAR ABBY Although I’m almost mother out.
fell right back into our losing him forever, or 40, she still tells me what Because she discusses
comfort zone. should I remain silent and to do and criticizes me in things you confide in her
We both have current enjoy the encounters we any way she can, includ- with others, quit telling
relationships with others ing my parenting. I can’t her anything you don’t
have when they happen?
that are not satisfying. spend a day with her want broadcast.

— Wants it all in Pennsylvania
We have both had failed
relationships as well. DEAR WANTS IT ALL: I
think you should finally
without wanting to come
home and take a bat to
It’s easier than trying to
muzzle her.
No relationship I have the walls. You might also consider +tax
ever been in compares to let this man know how I have a lot of anger seeing your mother less
the one I have with this you feel about him. If you inside, and I don’t trust often, which could save
man. do, it will either enable her because she tends to your walls and the wear
him to tell you he feels The Facts
He’s successful and tell her friends or family and tear on the bat you’re
buries himself in his work. the same as you do, or things I would rather were tempted to use after those has you covered...
Even though he never stop you from fantasizing kept private. What can I encounters. in print & online daily.
says it, I know in my heart about a relationship that do about this?
he has hidden feelings will never happen. — Irritated in Illinois Dear Abby is written by
toward me as well. If he is satisfied with DEAR IRRITATED: If this Abigail Van Buren, also known
This man has held my the status quo, it doesn’t is any comfort, I receive as Jeanne Phillips, and was
heart my entire life. I necessarily mean these letters with the same founded by her mother, Pauline
never stopped loving him. encounters will end, but complaint as yours Phillips. Write Dear Abby at 4.BJO4U $MVUFt
Do I finally tell him how at least you will know from readers who don’t or P.O. Box
I feel and risk possibly them for what they are. have disabilities. If your 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.