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Opposed to Dark Sky Ordinance

In Letter to the Editor by Reporter NewsLeave a Comment

Manvel’s Planning, Development, & Zoning Commission (PD&Z) is working on a dark sky ordinance. This ordinance will try to limit the light given off by exterior light fixtures that homeowners and businesses place on their property. The reason given was to more easily see the stars in the night sky. …

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Rotary Needs Your Help

In Letter to the Editor by Reporter News

The Friendswood Rotary Club is now accepting food and monetary donations for their 12th Annual Food Drive. This drive brings together the full strength of citizens and the business community to raise food for hungry families, individuals and children, to make our community a better place to live. This year’s …

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Our Children are Being Harmed

In Letter to the Editor by Reporter News

In the not so distant past, teaching to a test was not acceptable. Now all Texas schools do nothing else. The Texas Education Service Centers are now training “instruction coaches” to monitor teachers. Coaches control what, when, and how teachers present instruction materials. No frills! No enrichment! Just basic information …

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A Fond Farewell

In Letter to the Editor by Reporter News

To the citizens of Friendswood and the patrons of the Friendswood Public Library: In 1979 as a high school sophomore I was hired to be a shelver at the Friendswood Public Library by Claudie Pettigrew. She saw something in the teenage me that she thought was a good fit for …

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Former Superintendent Chimes in on Friendswood Bonds

In Letter to the Editor by Reporter News

As the former Superintendent of Friendswood ISD, I’m always pleased to support efforts that will benefit our children.  The upcoming City bond election does just that. The expanded fire protection proposed by Proposition 1, is a benefit to the entire community, including our schools.  The addition of a new fire …

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Bond election is the smart choice

In Letter to the Editor by Reporter News

I recently served as a member of the unofficial Bond Committee created by City Manager’s Office. The all volunteer committee was tasked with reviewing a wide variety of infrastructure improvement projects and making recommendations to City Council on what improvements were most needed and to identify responsible spending limits for …

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Bonds will improve quality of life

In Letter to the Editor by Reporter News

Dear Friends, As you may or may not know, there is an upcoming Bond Election in Friendswood on November 5th. The Propositions will address a Fire Station, Improvements to our Library, Parks & Green Space, and Streets. Each one of these Propositions has the ability to improve the quality of …

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Support for Friendswood bonds

In Letter to the Editor by Reporter News

Great communities like Friendswood just don’t happen by chance. Friendswood was founded some 118 years ago on the values to support an ideal place to live and raise a family. Community leaders since that time have strived to continually improve our City and provide services that qualify Friendswood to be …

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Library needs your support

In Letter to the Editor by Reporter News

Dear Editor, Let me add my voice to those that encourage you to vote for the bond proposals in November. A diverse group came together as Friends of Friendswood and met over several months to develop a plan, which will keep Friendswood moving forward as one of the Best cities …