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‘Home for the Holidays’ to be 52nd Home Tour

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The 52nd Christmas Home Tour, Holiday Bazaar, bake sale, raffle and tearoom for lunch will take place Nov. 17-18 in Friendswood. The theme for this year is “Home for the Holidays.” Sponsored each year by the Heritage Gardeners, the event offers two full days of fun and …

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First Rotary Regatta planned on Clear Creek

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The First Annual Rotary Regatta will be Sunday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. The inaugural race will begin at 1776 Park in Friendswood and end at Countryside Park in League City. The event is a joint effort of the Friendswood Rotary Club and League City …

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Farm & Vine changes date due to weather

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Farm & Vine, a Friendswood Harvest, the interactive farm to table event under the stars is moving its date to Nov. 3. Same place, same time, same agenda. The date change was due to weather, specifically rain. “The weather conditions are not expected to improve until after …

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Scarecrow Season begins in downtown Friendswood

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The 3rd annual Downtown Friendswood Scarecrow Contest and Walk is Oct. 20 through Nov. 10. This fun event is open for participation to all Friendswood residents and businesses. Chair Michelle Thompson is returning for her third year organizing and conducting the judged event. The fun contest is …

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Creepy Crawl offers virtual participation

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The 4th annual SoléAna Stables Creepy Crawl is planned for Oct. 20, at the Pearland Town Center Pavilion at 11200 Broadway in Pearland. Adults, children and virtual walkers are invited to participate. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the crawl begins at 8:30 a.m. A celebration follows …

Council approves SROs for PISD, discusses H-GAC projects

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Pearland City Council met Oct. 8 for its regularly scheduled meeting. The School Resource Officer Program contract was up for renewal. The interlocal agreement is with the Pearland Independent School District. In the new SRO contract, the city will provide 11 SROs to the district comprised of …

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MPA BBQ Cook Off

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The 7th Annual Manvel Police Association’s Chili and BBQ Benefit raised funds for Manvel families in need, Blue Santa and Toys for Tots. The event held Saturday, Oct. 6 was a popular place for great food and a great cause. 30 teams participated in this year’s cook off, with All …

Fall Free For All offers free family fun

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Fall Free For All event in Manvel is always free and always family friendly. Sponsored by The Church on Masters Road, the event will be Saturday Oct. 27, from 1 to 6 p.m. Fall Free For All will offer a cook off, a car show, inflatables …

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Inaugural Coffee with Cops a huge success

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The first Manvel “Coffee with Cops” community event was held recently at Honore’s Cajun Restaurant. Attendance was great according to Manvel PD, and Honore’s provided breakfast which included beignets. More Manvel “Coffee with Cops” events are planned in the months ahead, according to Chief Keith Traylor. This …

LEGALS FOR 10-10-18 PUBLICATION

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS BID NO. 2018-20 CONSTRUCTION OF RESTROOM AND PAVILION AT OLD CITY PARK Bids shall be submitted in triplicate and in sealed envelopes clearly marked with Bid No. 2018-20, and addressed to the City of Friendswood, Attn: Melinda Welsh, City Secretary, and will be …