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FISD board member Robinson runs for SBOE

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Friendswood ISD Board member Matt Robinson, M.D. has announced his candidacy for the Texas State Board of Education District 7. He is seeking a Republican nomination. The Texas State Board of Education is an elected 15-member body that oversees the public education system in Texas. Members run …

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Celebration of life to be held for Norman Fry

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Former First Baptist Church pastor Norman Fry passed away June 12, in Temple where he moved upon retirement. He had served the Friendswood church for almost 37 years. Fry was loved for his compassionate and pastoral spirit, and his willingness to be available to anyone who was …

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Donors help FISD staff start summer in a great way

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Community members in Friendswood helped FISD teachers and staff have a happy summer at the end of the year luncheon held recently at Friendswood High School. Beth and Alan Stanfield of Stanfield Properties provided a $500 American Express card as well as gift cards for businesses around …

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Manvel Antiques hosts open house, ribbon cutting

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Manvel Antiques and Home Décor, newly opened, has hosted its first open house and had Chamber Ribbon Cuttings to introduce itself to the area. Its location is 20535 Hwy. 6, Ste. C in Manvel. The Friendswood Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting recently at the store. …

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Sacred Heart to host parish mission concert

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By KAROLYN GEPHART In honor of Our Lady of Fatima’s 100th anniversary, Daniel Oberreuter, the lead singer of the Catholic band, The Thirsting, is giving a solo acoustic parish mission concert at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church on Sunday, June 25 at 7 p.m. His concerts are called “Come …

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Two Manvel teammates commit to Texas A&M

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Texas A&M Aggies have landed two 2018 commitments from the Manvel Mavericks. Brian Johnson, an outside linebacker/safety hybrid, committed to Coach Kevin Sumlin and the Aggies recently. The 6-foot-1.5, 185-pound Johnson made the announcement of his commitment on his personal Twitter account. Johnson has been called …

Shadow Creek Ranch Trail has design work underway

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Design work is underway for the additional trail system for Shadow Creek Ranch Trail. The $1.9 million project will have a 10 foot wide hike and bike trail constructed along the southern bank of Clear Creek starting at the end of the current Nature Trail east of …

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Bailey Road Expansion Project almost at end

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Bailey Road Expansion Project has the team currently working on the final list of construction issues with the plan to open all the new lanes to traffic in early July. Many parts of the $32.9 million project are complete. The project’s aim is to have Bailey …

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City of Pearland wins communications award

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Setting high goals to promote community efforts by the Police Department’s Public Information Officer reaped its rewards recently in Pearland. The Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers announced the City of Pearland won the 2017 TAMI Award for Best Media Relations in Texas. TAMI Awards are presented …

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Reid, Owens take oaths of office

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By KAROLYN GEPHART A Special Meeting was held at 6 p.m. June 19, by the City of Pearland City Council to canvass the votes from the election June 10, and to administer the oaths of office to the two elected individuals, mayor and council member in Position 7. The votes …