AT&T gives $10k to Longhorn Project

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By Karolyn Gephart The NASA-JSC Longhorn Project received a check for $10,000 from AT&T. The check was presented to project officials December 4 by AT&T Director of External Affairs Michael Flanagan. Guests invited to attend the presentation included Senator Larry Taylor, State Rep. Dennis Paul, State Rep. Ed Thompson and …

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Aquatics team honored at FISD School Board meeting

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Eleven athletes qualified to compete in the Special Olympics State competition in College Station on October 19-20 and won six gold medals, five silver medals and one bronze medal along with six ribbons. The group were honored at the FISD Board meeting recently and were given Celebration of Excellence Awards. …

6 lucky winners take home raffle prizes from holiday tour

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By Karolyn Gephart Winners of Heritage Gardeners’ 2018 raffles at their 52nd Christmas Hour Tour included six people whose names were drawn Sunday, November 18 at 5:30 pm from purchased raffle tickets. Raffle ticket buyers could select from six raffle prizes to place their tickets for drawing. Kevin Kirkland won …

Friendswood Chamber sponsors 3rd annual Sportsman Raffle

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By Karolyn Gephart The annual Sportsman’s Raffle is set for Thursday, December 11, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm at the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce office at 1100 South Friendswood Drive (FM 518). The Chamber recommends the tickets make great Christmas gifts. Contact the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce immediately to …

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52nd Christmas Home Tour to include bazaar, tearoom

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By Karolyn Gephart Reporter News Staff Heritage Gardeners are busy preparing for their 52nd annual Home for the Holidays Christmas Home Tour and Holiday Bazaar Nov. 17-18. Five large homes will be on the tour from 1-5 pm each day. Tickets are on sale now in Friendswood for the annual …

Special Olympics Texas to host 9th annual Over the Edge event

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Special Olympics Texas will have its upcoming 9th Annual Over the Edge event, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Houston on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 am to 5 pm. Raising funds to support the organization’s more than 59,000 athletes, Over the Edge will provide a …

Community to make global impact with shoeboxes

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By Karolyn Gephart Shoeboxes are being recycled and filled with items to become holiday gifts for Operation Christmas Child underway in Pearland and Friendswood as well as 5,000 other US drop off locations. The boxes will be filled with gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week …

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Donations continue after benefit for Remy

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By Karolyn Gephart A benefit was held June 3 for Remy Koks, a Friendswood child who has been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. A Picnic in the Park at Stevenson Park was held with barbecue, bouncv houses and silent auctions to earn money to support the Koks family during their …

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Teachers in FISD surprised with grants

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Grants were presented to Friendswood ISD teachers recently to the cheers of students and faculty as the Friendswood ISD Education Foundation Prize Patrol arrived at each campus. The annual surprise campus visits occurred Friday, April 6. FEF supporters arrived with a group of FHS Mighty Mustang Band …

Del Papa event to bring awareness to child abuse

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By KAROLYN GEPHART April is Child Abuse Awareness month, and the Galveston County Children’s Services Board is charged with increasing awareness of child abuse. In 2017, 746 children in Galveston County were the victims of child abuse or neglect. In an effort to raise awareness, the Galveston County Children’s Services …