Pearland, Friendswood invited to be a Santa to a Senior

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The communities of Friendswood and Pearland are invited to be a Santa to a Senior this holiday season. It’s all part of Home Instead Senior Care’s plan to give back to local communities. Participants are asked to visit a tree location where they can select an ornament …

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Friendswood PD Blue Santa Program has begun

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Toys are being accepted now for this year’s Blue Santa Program Toy Drive for the holidays sponsored by the Friendswood Police Department and Friendswood Police Officers Association. New, unwrapped toys are needed and this year is a special one. “Never will the need be greater. Hurricane Harvey …

Galveston County voters pass 3-part bond

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Galveston County Bond election won in all three propositions at the Nov. 7 election, even though Friendswood City Council was divided on their feelings toward the three. The Galveston County bond election was comprised of three propositions. Proposition A provided $56 million in bonds for the …

ACC bond fails in Nov. 7 election

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The bond proposal by Alvin Community College failed in last week’s election on Nov. 7. Only 3,317 voters participated in the election out of 60,903 registered voters, according to the Brazoria County Elections officials. Out of the ones who voted, 1,773 residents were against the bond which …

LEGALS FOR 11-15-17

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CITY OF PEARLAND, TEXAS NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids will be received by the City of Pearland Purchasing Division, 3523 Liberty Dr., until 10:00 a.m., CST, Tuesday, December 5, 2017 and all bids will be publicly acknowledged by name in City Hall Annex, 3523 Liberty Drive, Pearland, TX on that …

William Loudon Himes Jr.

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William “Bill” Loudon Himes, Jr., 94, of Friendswood, Texas, passed away Nov. 9, 2017, after a brief illness. He was born on Dec. 5, 1922, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to William L. and Elizabeth Zercher Himes. He served in the Army Air Corps as a pilot during WWII and was awarded …

Glenna Opal Elliott Anderson

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Glenna Opal Elliott Anderson, 80, of Alvin, went to be with her Lord on November 5, 2017. Opal, as she was known to all, was born on January 25, 1937 in Palacios, Texas to parents Leonard Monroe and Lesta Mildred (Dorris) Elliott. She attended Grace Episcopal Church in Alvin and …

Juva Reckel (Okamoto) Hernandez

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Juva Reckel (Okamoto) Hernandez, 45, went to be with our Lord November 4, 2017. Juva was born on February 29, 1972 in Jackson, Michigan to parents Ronald and Yvette (Holm) Okamoto. Alex and Juva were married on June 25th 1999 and lived in San Diego, California with their son Nicholas …