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Clute Facts (Newspaper) - August 8, 2015, Clute, Texas Main office place a classified display advertising circulation on the web 972374100 97205-7401 972374130 97202999 blotter bad classified cd a comics 4b a Community bad puzzles of a lottery 2b a obituaries 2a a opinions 7a a legals by a sports 1-2b a stocks 3b a weather 2a Suff Lermy au6ust 8,<wmc covering Brazoria bunty a where Texas began eagles huge turnout soaring numbers local Umpire to i Bra Oswood hosts Call world series 3-Day football Camp stats i i a v i a id my a a readers weigh in on gop showdown mtg met tit �?updates�?4 Bis schools Short of Standard by Brittany lamas Britt any lamas two of the six schools in Braz sport Isi that did not meet state standards last year improved this year but four schools in Freeport still failed to meet the state s minimum standards. Seven of the District s 18 campuses missed at least one of the four standards including one that missed three and two that missed All four. Braz sport Isi Overall was rated As having met the standards. Velasco elementary Jane Long elementary . Fleming elementary and Lanier Middle school All were rated As improvement required by the Texas education Agency in its report released Friday. The state Agency assigns districts and campuses one of three designations under the state s pass or fail accountability system instituted two years by see mid Page 3a county a districts pull off the grades by Erinn Callahan Anhao six of Angleton Isi is eight campuses eligible to earn a special distinction from the Texas education Agency s annual accountability ratings received at least one. Angleton Columbia Bra Oria Danbury and Sweeny ids All achieved the met Standard rating from the Tea according to a report released Friday. All of those District s campuses also were rated As meeting the Standard one of three possible ratings under the state s pass or fail accountability system instituted two years ago. Quot these ratings always give us a yardstick by which to measure our Progress Quot Angleton Iso superintendent Pat Montgomery said. Quot our a see grades. Page 2areportcards for a Complete breakdown of How All the schools in local districts did on the state s accountability scale see the Chart on Page 3a. Or visit us perfreport/account/2015. Updates is a twice weekly feature to give readers the latest information on stories they have seen in the facts of you have a Story you would like to see updated Call 979-237-0148 or email . Archaeological Survey to for original fort Velasco location the old Velasco Surfside Beach historical committee is moving Forward with its efforts to reconstruct the historic fort Velasco with archaeological Survey looking for the original location of the fort scheduled to begin next week. Ronnie Grant committee chairman said Tim group has enough funding to hire an archaeological firm to use ground penetrating radar for the search. Preparations also Are under Way for the third annual Thunder on the Brazos fundraiser for the project. It includes a dinner at 6 . Sept. 18 at Stahlman Park in conjunction with Texas Navy Day which will be to . To 5 . Sept. 19 at jetty Park and Village Hall. Quot this is not just for Surfside this is for the entire county since this is a historical aspect of old Texas Quot Grant said who added the $50 dinner tickets and sponsor tables Are almost sold out. Dance drive impairs set precinct 4 county commissioner David Linder is advising motorists who use dance drive in West Columbia to find a different route while the Road undergoes repairs starting aug. 17. Quot of you regularly travel dance drive you might want to find an alternate route to avoid delays and ensure the safety of our county Crews Quot Linder said. Precinct 4 Road workers will strip the overlay and put Down new Asphalt on dance drive from or 701 to Highway 36. The work should be finished aug. 20. The City opted to use its annual inter local agreement with the county to take care of the repairs As a Cost saving measure. The City a $44,000 share will account for the materials and the county will match that with equipment and labor costs. Hope for tomorrow to give out 200 Supply Laden backpacks Jude Roberson director the Hope for tomorrow food pantry and Backpack drive met her goal of collecting enough supplies to distribute 200 backpacks filled with school supplies today. With the final students registered and last of the donations tallied Roberson said 206 Brazoria county children will get backpacks and supplies. A i am very excited Quot Roberson said Friday afternoon. Quot i took a pause earlier and Laid Down and was thanking god for All we be been Able to do this donations from the Brazoria county eagles association the Freeport menus Lions club sunday schooners from Willow drive Baptist churches new beginnings class and several businesses and families made it possible Roberson said. It also would not have happened if not for Betty Bedrich Linda Smith the edging tons and first United missionary Baptist Church she said. A truly i had several More Calls but this is All we can do this year. We maxed out on the giving but next year its going to be bigger and brighter Quot Roberson said. Students had to Register for the backpacks and All of the bags will be Given out from noon to i . At True Honor Baptist Church in Clute. Sarah Rencurrel the facts Irmi wit grown of in Duna Vago Mir urn Jib i twp do a fire. Neg Tow Roco my Rarra in sofa in jut Groton Dealership la chatting Chrysler badge jeep ram far whats sch afar saw off the it Darlene Wier special to the facts Sapla Athar thursday is Chastas Chieslar dads Jaap Hast is As Mosy in him it by Agneu a wigs Umi in Jhm jump to ult i Oil ii ill i Al Las Raghid tha rag task Tawny spirals the is Airship far 4b retires after 48 years by Erinn Callahan or Mac Eltahan the a t Angleton a Joe Raglandjr. Moved to Angleton in july 1967 with no connections and no Agenda a just the knowledge that his father Joe Ragland sr., was going to open a car Dealership and he was going to help. Quot it sounded like a great idea to help with the family business Quot Ragland said. Quot it was like a new the Dealership that would become Ragland Dodge ram Chrysler jeep opened aug. I 1967. Almost a half Century later Ragland is settling into retirement after Selling the business that became a Staple of Southern and Central Brazoria county Over the years a leaving behind a legacy of Loyal customers and Quality service. Quot they re the most awesome couple Quot Uke Jackson resident Debby Collins said of Ragland and his wife Lynda. Quot i m Happy for them but sad for the Community because they re the most honest caring Dealership around. You had no problem buying a car Here because you knew you were going to be treated like in addition to their business the Ragland family always played an Active role in their Community. Joe Raglandjr. Served As a director in the greater Angleton chamber of Commerce and the family has awarded an annual scholarship to an Angleton High school student for the last 27 years. Quot they obviously meant a lot to the Community or they would t have lasted this Long Quot greater Angleton chamber of Commerce president Beth Journeay said a see Ragland Page 2asweeny Hopes to Send budget into pipes by Erinn Callahan an the facts com Sweeny a water and Utility services continue to top City Council s list of priorities As Sweeny prepares for the 2015-16 budget season. Quot we be got a Utility Issue we re dealing with because of growth but we re trying not to Burden the citizens Quot mayor Dale Umon said. Quot we want to Cut Back on some stuff and try not to raise the City s adopted tax rate in 2014 was 90.8 cents per $100 of appraised property value according to the county website. Council is still deciding How to Best proceed with connecting water Well no. 4 into the City s water system Lemon said. The Well drilled in 1997, does not meet Texas commission on environmental Quality standards because of High Levels of Iron and manganese. One of those options is a filtration system Lemon said. The City is also considering purchasing water from the Brazos water authority although Lemon has said he wants that to be a last resort because of its High costs. The Brazos water authority charges a Flat rate a see budget Page 2a

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