Lawyer representing man who died from carbon monoxide poisoning in Mexico in dispute over who’s responsible
An attorney representing the family of a Pearland man who allegedly died from carbon monoxide poisoning while vacationing in Mexico is claiming that the tragedy happened while the 22-year-old was lodging at an Airbnb property. The company, however, says they have no record of him renting a property from them.
Environmental group says Texas fails to hold repeat polluters accountable for unexpected emissions
A new report found that companies in Texas have had 21,000 unexpected pollution releases that emitted 400,000 tons of air pollution over six years, but only 1% of them prompted action by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Fort Bend ISD elementary school teacher accused of sexually assaulting child in Brazoria County, district says
An elementary school teacher at Fort Bend Independent School District was arrested on campus Thursday after being accused of sexually assaulting a child in Brazoria County, according to the district.
$450K worth of Hydro weed, Xanax found at ‘highly sophisticated’ grow house in Brazoria County, sheriff says
A massive haul of dope was kept off the streets after authorities discovered what they said was a “highly sophisticated” marijuana grow house in Freeport, the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office.
Brazoria County man’s body found in water after leading deputies on high-speed chase, disappearing into wooded area, officials say
A trail of blood led investigators to the body of a man who ditched deputies during a high-speed chase and disappeared after running into the woods, the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office said.
Off-duty Brazoria Co. deputy assisting in Uvalde following shooting charged with public intoxication
A Brazoria County patrol deputy providing support in Uvalde has been arrested and charged with public intoxication after being sent there to assist other law enforcement agencies following the deadly shooting at an elementary school that claimed 21 lives last month.
Lawsuit accuses Houston area dealer of not replacing recalled airbag
A woman severely injured during a car crash is suing the Ford Motor Company and a Brazoria County dealership over a recalled airbag she said should have been replaced long before the accident. According to the lawsuit, Sara Morgan suffered “life-scarring personal injuries” when a Takata airbag exploded during a June 2020 crash.
Deputies: Motorcyclist possibly suffering mental issues dies after jumping off Highway 288 ramp near Pearland during police chase
A man who may have been suffering mental health issues died after jumping off the Highway 288 ramp following a police chase, according to the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office.
“It’s Not Over”: Brazoria Co. NAACP calls DOJ to investigate jury tampering allegations
On Friday, the Brazoria County NAACP submitted an eight-page letter to the U.S. Department of Justice, asking for an independent investigation into allegations that former district clerk Rhonda Barchak altered the jury pool by race for more than a decade.
Brazoria County politician says someone intentionally cut his brake line in his vehicle
Manvel city council member and current candidate for the Brazoria County Precinct 2 Commissioner seat Dan Davis has filed a police report after he claims someone tried to harm him and his family by cutting the brake line to his Toyota Tacoma pickup earlier this week.
GOP elected officials weigh in on controversy surrounding Brazoria County’s former District Clerk
As the investigation into allegations of jury tampering continues in Brazoria County, there are growing concerns among members of the county’s Republican party that county leaders are not being forward about how jury panels are assembled.
Attorney representing former Brazoria County Clerk accused of corrupting jury process denies all allegations
An attorney representing the now-former Brazoria County district clerk at the center of an investigation into jury selection said his client did her best to make sure juries were properly representative of Brazoria County.
New roadway expansion underway in Brazoria County as area continues to grow
HOUSTON – One master-planned community after another, it’s what you’ll see when you head south from Pearland into Iowa Colony in Brazoria County. All of that new-built construction means more roads are needed to move folks around the area, which is booming right now. The latest roadway expansion: Meridiana Parkway, located just minutes south of Highway 6, in the new Meridiana master-planned community which opened in 2015. This road is now a big player in connecting traffic from SH-288 all the way to Highway 6. AdIt’s also worth noting, this new expansion is a game-changer for Brazoria County traffic, imagine a serious incident happening on either SH-288 or Highway 6, Meridiana Parkway will now also serve as an alternate route for folks stuck in a serious backup.
150-year-old Brazoria County church burns to the ground after plumbing work sparks fire
CLUTE, Texas – A Brazoria County church is in ashes after a large fire tore through the building, authorities said. The blaze broke out around 10 a.m. Monday at the Evergreen Baptist Church in Clute near Highland Park Drive and Highland Park Avenue, officials said. According to the Brazoria County fire marshal, the fire sparked as a worker was doing plumbing work. Church pastor Anthony Bonner told KPRC 2 repairs were being made to pipes that burst during the February freeze. AdLunford and her sister Dorothy Bryant are among the oldest members of the Evergreen Baptist Church and the family that founded it.
Houston Astros foundation donates $65,000 to help build playground honoring boy who died of brain eating amoeba
Josiah died Sept. 8, 2020, just days after encountering a deadly brain eating amoeba found in Lake Jackson’s water supply. That’s how the vision for a blue, white and orange, Astros-themed playground came about. With the approval of their education foundation, the educators created an online fundraiser with the hopes of raising $65,000 for the playground. That was until Twila Carter, CEO of The Astros Foundation, walked into the elementary school with a giant check for $65,000. Mohrman said the school will continue to raise money on the online fundraiser to get a plaque and other add-ons for the playground.
At least 10 people bail from stolen truck during chase in Brazoria County
DAMON, Texas – At least 10 people ran from the scene Wednesday where a stolen truck got stuck in the mud during a chase in Brazoria County. The chase ended in a field near a river off County Road 4 and County Road 522. According to Rosenberg police, the vehicle was reported stolen from Beeville. The vehicle traveled into Brazoria County before crashing through a fence and get stuck in the mud. According to police, 10 to 15 people jumped from the truck and ran into the brush.
Residents in Brazoria County still recovering in the aftermath of winter storm
ALVIN, Texas – In Brazoria County, many residents are still dealing with the aftermath of the winter storm and its unwelcomed consequences: Broken pipes and a lack of water. This comes after last week’s winter storm left many without power. While most of the county has its power restored, residents said many neighborhoods are in need of help and resources. Mueller is like many residents in Alvin who are struggling after her pipes burst after the winter storm, despite covering them up the best she could. For the latest updates in Brazoria County, click here.
ROAD CONDITIONS: Ice still being reported on Houston-area roads with more wintry weather possible
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)As the Houston-area braces for another round of wintry precipitation, drivers are continuing to be warned to stay off the road as much as possible. Houston TranStar lists more than 190 icy spots and the city of Katy Office of Emergency Management warns Interstate 10 is currently experiencing ‘very icy’ conditions. Use extreme caution if traveling on I-10 due to very icy road conditions. Harris County’s OEM is warning about the hazards of black ice which is very hard to see when you’re driving. pic.twitter.com/ni7lcuufQB — Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (@ReadyHarris) February 17, 2021Click here for the latest weather updates.