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Manvel fourth grader presents check to MD Anderson

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By Karolyn Gephart A nine year old student at Red Duke Elementary in Manvel requested no Christmas gifts last year and instead asked that everyone donate money for her to give to the MD Anderson Children’s Art Project. She accomplished her goal this month at a special ceremony of giving …

Public meeting on bayous, bacteria to be at Alvin Library

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By Karolyn Gephart A Chocolate Bay Watershed Public Meeting, Clean Safe Community, is planned for January 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Alvin Library. The topics discussed will include Chocolate, Halls and Mustang Bayous water quality issues due to high levels of bacteria. The City of Manvel posted that …

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FEMA funds to raise 70 homes

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By Nicole Jones Nearly $9 million in FEMA funding will go toward raising selected homes throughout Brazoria County, the Texas Division of Emergency Management announced this month. Raising the elevation of 70 local homes will be the first phase of grant funding for which the county applied two years ago, …

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Reid to retire after 44 years of service to the city

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After nearly 44 years of dedicated public service to the Pearland community, Mayor Tom Reid has officially announced his intention to retire at the end of his term in May, 2020. “I love what I do, being Mayor, serving the community and making the community something special.”  Mayor Reid said, …

Grant means expansion for Neighborhood Center

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By Nicole Jones A grant-funded expansion of the nonprofit Pearland Neighborhood Center is expected to get under way early next year. The $123,502 expansion project is being funded through a Community Development Block Grant, federal funds that come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Pearland Neighborhood …

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Recommendation on school zones expected in February

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Next meeting set Dec. 16 School board approval of Alvin ISD zone changes is expected in February, according to a timeline laid out by the district. AISD this fall began a months long process to create attendance boundaries using both an appointed committee and public feedback. Four new schools set …

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Alvin ISD to begin naming process for upcoming facilities

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Naming a new school district facility provides a unique opportunity to develop an identity and establish a sense of culture. As Alvin ISD continues to experience significant amounts of growth, which recently brought about the passing of a $480.5M bond election, the need for additional facilities has continued. Alvin ISD is …

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Parade to include first float contest

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By Nicole Jones A lighted parade this Friday will begin a slate of holiday activities for Manvel area residents. The City of Manvel’s annual Parade of Lights and Christmas Tree Lighting begins at 7 p.m. at the high school, 19601 Highway 6. “This will be the first year that we’re having …

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2020 primary drawing local candidates

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By Nicole Jones The first week of filing for the 2020 primaries has drawn local candidates. Filing began Nov. 9 and will continue until Dec. 9. The primary election is March 3, 2020. Three candidates have filed to run for Brazoria County sheriff in the Republican primary: Richard Allen Foreman …

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2 public meetings to be held on 2020 Thoroughfare Plan

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By Karolyn Gephart A public meeting on the 2020 Brazoria County Thoroughfare Plan is being held on two dates in November for residents in Brazoria County. Road Map to the Future is being presented by the Houston-Galveston Area Council and Brazoria County to gather input on the proposed thoroughfare.  The …