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KFB to give 100 trees free to residents

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Keep Friendswood Beautiful Tree Giveaway event is planned for Jan. 19 from 8 to 10 a.m. at City Hall in Friendswood. Along with KFB, the giveaway is hosted also by the City of Friendswood and the Parks and Recreation Department. More than 100 trees will be …

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Life of artist Laurie Whitehead to be celebrated

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Friendswood has lost an inspirational and accomplished artist with the passing of Laurie Whitehead on Dec. 1, 2018 at the age of 90. Born April 25, 1928, she was a longtime Friendswood patriot and resident. Her watercolors captured a wide spectrum of subjects, from real-life contemporary and historical heroes, to …

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Channel 11 anchor to speak on MLK

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By KAROLYN GEPHART KHOU anchor Len Cannon will deliver the keynote address at the Pearland Martin Luther King Celebration 2019 Banquet, “Celebration for Unity.” Hosted by the Pearland MLK Celebration Committee (MLKCC), the event will take place Jan. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn at 12101 …

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Recycle trees in county for Dunes Project

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Christmas trees in Manvel and Pearland can be recycled now through Jan. 13. The trees must not be decorated or frosted. Trees can be dropped off at the following locations listed below. In Manvel, trees are being recycled at the Manvel Substation at 7313 Corporate Drive. In …

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Athletes register, prepare for Winter Games

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Winter Games of Texas scheduled in Pearland will begin Jan. 18. The 3-day event, patterned after the Olympic Games, is a sports festival for Texas amateur athletes of all ages and skill levels. Amateur athletes will compete in their sport of …

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MCO leaves The Well, starts new chapter

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Manvel Community Outreach is starting the next chapter of their journey in 2019. Manvel Community Outreach (MCO) was founded in 2015 by Ruth and Logan Dietz. It was born out of the work of Suzanna’s Cupboard, a food pantry created in 2008 that operated out of Grace …

Chamber asking for Citizen of Year votes, auction items

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By KAROLYN GEPHART To prepare for their upcoming awards banquet, the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce needs two things: nominations for Citizen of the Year and auction item donations. The annual banquet will be Feb. 1 with the reception at 6 p.m. and dinner, auction and program beginning at 7 …

Todd Douglas Anslow

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Dec. 18, 1985 – Nov. 5, 2018 Todd Douglas Anslow, 32, of Friendswood, Texas, entered his Eternal Home with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Nov. 5, 2018. Todd was involved in a fatal car accident while traveling to work in the early morning hours. He was fiercely loved …

LEGALS FOR 1-9-19 PUBLICATION

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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 11:00 a.m., CST, Tuesday, January 29, 2019 and all bids will be publicly acknowledged by name in City Hall Annex, 3523 Liberty Drive, Pearland, TX on that …

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Two headliners, new location announced for music fest

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Headliners for the 4th Annual Friendswood Texas Music Fest have been announced and tickets are on sale now. The Music Fest is presented by Friends of Downtown Friendswood Association in celebration of Texas Independence Day. Country music artists Roger Creager and William Clark Green will be co-headliners. …