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Martin to be new Emergency Management Coordinator

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Pearland has a new Emergency Management Coordinator. Peter Martin was selected as the new coordinator with 27 years of service with the US Coast Guard. Martin will begin his new position on Dec. 18. During his tenure with the Coast Guard, Martin served various positions including Maritime …

Wildflower Meadow to be at Environmental Complex

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By KAROLY GEPHART A Texas Wildflower Meadow is coming to John Hargrove Environmental Complex in Pearland. The Parks & Recreation Department and the Wildflower Program have chosen the Trails at the John Hargrove Environmental Complex to be home to a Texas Wildflower Meadow. The Wildflower Program is working to bring …

Pearland ISD receives superior rating for financial accountability

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Pearland ISD recently received an “A” for Superior Achievement under School Financial Accountability Rating System of Texas (FIRST) for the 2016-17 rating year based on the 2015-16 school year data. The Superior Achievement rating is the state’s highest for finances, demonstrating the quality of Pearland’s financial management …

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Friendswood to offer city manager job to Kibiri

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Morad Kibiri will be the next City Manager in Friendswood. He will follow Roger Roecker who will retire as city manager in April 2018. Kibiri is the current Assistant City Manager in Friendswood. The job was created six years ago to provide a successor to the city …

Martha Agatha Johnson

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Martha Agatha Johnson, 92, entered into eternal rest on December 7, 2017. She was born on January 11, 1925 to Jarred Robert Taylor and Mary Josephine Gay Taylor in Taft, Texas. “Aggie” spent a lot of her time giving her father a helping hand on their family owned farm and …