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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 …

Tables still available for Lighthouse Charity Team gala

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By Karolyn Gephart Table reservations are filling quickly for the upcoming fundraiser for the Lighthouse Charity Team annual gala set for Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Pearland KC Hall at 2320 Hatfield Road. Table reservations are still being taken with tables for $5,000 on the dance floor and $2,800 …

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Koopman named Galveston County Coach of the Year

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Robert Koopmann has learned two valuable lessons over the course of a 33-year coaching career. Patience is a virtue and life is good in Friendswood. Patience became a reality when Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area in late August/early September. Friendswood was one of the hardest areas hit by Harvey …

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Chara Dance creates new scholarship foundation

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Chara Christian Dance Academy owner Shanna Kirkpatrick was assisted from the generosity of others throughout her dance training and now passes on the same gift to students locally. With the creation of a scholarship program, she can now open up funding opportunities for the community. The gift …

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Friendswood teen shares blessings after the flood

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When Kate Campbell’s hometown of Friendswood flooded at the end of August she didn’t know what she would do but she knew she needed to do something! Campbell decided to help the 400 plus FISD students affected by Harvey by starting her own book drive called Books and Blessings. She …