Community Awarness

We believe that Brazoria is the place to come, stay and raise your family!  We offer within our city limits 2 outstanding schools that are a part of the Columbia-Brazoria Independent School District:

West Brazos Jr High is located at 20022 Hwy 36 and offers classes to children in the 7th and 8th grades. With campus features such as: High School Credit courses, National Jr Honor Society-SOAR, ACE-a community in school after school program, band, choir, UIL competitions and a wonderful athletic department that includes a wide variety of sports there is something for every student. Follow them on Facebook.

Barrow Elementary School is located at 112 Gaines St and offers classes Pre-K thru 6th grade. They offer ACE-a community in school after school program, a Gifted & Talented program as well as physical education.  
Sofie Dalia Herzog was born in Vienna, Austria on February 4, 1846 to a prominent physician and his wife.  She was a pioneer physician and the first woman to serve as head surgeon for a major American railroad.  Married at the age of 14 to physician Dr. August Herzog, they had 15 children including 3 sets of twins.  Eight of their children died in infancy.  In 1886, August Herzog accepted a position at the US Naval Hospital in New York City.  Sofie began her medial study in New York, returning to Vienna for further study and earning her medical degree from the University of Graz.  Her first office was in Hoboken, New York and practiced successfully there for 9 years.

The Herzogs' youngest daughter, Elfriede Marie, met and married merchant Randolph Prell from Brazoria, Texas.  After visiting Brazoria Sofie chose to move her practice to Texas.  Her unconventional behavior, short hair style and choice of clothing was met with shock by the natives.  However her medical skill and obvious dedication to her patients overcame the prejudice and Sofie became know to the people of Brazoria as simply Dr. Sofie.

Early on in the 1900's the construction of the railroad came through and Dr. Sofie was often called out to tend to the injured and ill men.  She became the chief surgeon and remained a highly valued employee until her resignation a few months before her death.

In addition to her medical practice she operated a drug store where she made many of her own medicines.  The Southern, a local hotel was built by Dr. Sofie and housed many prominent visitors to the area.  It became the center for social activities and remained in use for many years after Sofie's death.  Much of her medical specimen collection was given to John Sealy Hospital in Galveston after her death.

Raised in the Catholic religion, she once quarreled with the local Catholic priest which led her decision to become an Episcopalian.  Dr. Sofie built and furnished an Episcopalian church in Brazoria that remained in use until it was destroyed by a hurricane in 1932.

On August 21, 1913 she married Marion Huntington when he was 70 and she was 67.  After suffering a stroke at the age of 79 Dr. Sofie passed away in a Houston hospital on July 21, 1925.

The Brazoria American Legion Post 561 is looking for new members!  If you or someone in your family is a Veteran or Active Military Personnel then they WANT YOU!  

After a long hiatus Post 561 has re-organized and they would like for you to join.  Sons of Vets & the Auxiliary will be having meetings soon. 

Post 561 is currently meeting on the first Thursday of the month (subject to change) at the American Legion Hall, 203 E San Bernard, Brazoria, Tx  77422 at 6:00 pm.

For more information please contact Robert Rab @ 979-864-5870 or email at

Now that Post 561 is established we are looking for women to come and join the Ladies Auxiliary!!  We are currently on a membership drive; if you have had a parent, child, grandchild or spouse in the military then we want you.  The next organizational meeting will be Thursday September 8, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

We are also interested in Junior members, age 18 and under.

 We look forward to meeting you!
Post 561 Auxiliary is looking for new members!  If you are the spouse, child, sibling or parent of a US Veteran then you are eligible to join the Auxiliary. 

Just contact Robert Rab @ 979-864-5870 or email at

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