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Jewel brooch stolen from Southeast Texas historic site


WEST COLUMBIA, Texas (AP) — Brazoria County authorities say a piece of jewelry that belonged to the daughter of former Texas Gov. James Hogg has been stolen from the Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site.

Deputies say a brooch belonging to philanthropist Ima Hogg was taken during a burglary at the former sugar plantation in West Columbia between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. Thursday.

The brooch is described as a black carbon round pin with a diamond at the center and pearls around the edge. The black carbon is from the famous Spindletop oil gusher in Beaumont in 1901. The sheriff's d...

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