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 …

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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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Froberg’s Farm offers handmade soaps perfect for Mother’s Day

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By Karolyn Gephart The perfect gifts for Mother’s Day could be found as close as Froberg’s Farm on Highway 6. The gifts are handmade soaps made by licensed Esthetician Ashley Froberg. Froberg wanted to create a line of products that were made cruelty free and would provide a way to …

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Big Scramble winners announced, 3,000 eggs hunted

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Photo courtesy of Valorie Early The Big Scramble scavenger hunt and Easter Egg Hunt celebrated Easter in Manvel recently. The two events highlighted the arrival of spring as well as showcased community pride in the businesses of the growing city. Children searched for more than 3,000 eggs …

Requirements waived for placement of FEMA housing units

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As of Dec. 8, County Judge Matt Sebesta waived all requirements for elevation certificates in the placement of FEMA temporary housing units in flood zones of unincorporated areas of Brazoria County. This waiver should expedite the placement of the FEMA housing units assigned to Brazoria County residents. FEMA temporary housing …

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Alvin ISD students collect blankets for homeless veterans

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Alvin Elementary and Bill Hasse Elementary joined together to collect blankets for homeless veterans this holiday season. Children Advocating for the Future of our Veterans is a group of students between the two campuses that has a mission to help raise awareness for veterans. Both schools placed donation boxes at …

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Manvel advances with win over Temple 49-34

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS Last year, Manvel’s season came to a screeching halt as they fell to the Temple Wildcats 24-23 in the 5A Region III Div. I finals ending their quest to win a first-ever state title. It is now 2017 and the Mavs found themselves in a re-match …

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Manvel rushes past Cedar Park 56-17 to advance to region finals

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS Manvel finds themselves in familiar territory as they will be in the Class 5A Region III Div. I finals after beating the Cedar Park Timberwolves 56-17. This is the second time the Mavs have beaten Cedar Park to send them to the 5A region finals to …

Greg Hill announces candidacy for Judge County Court at Law #1 and Probate Court

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Greg Hill, former three-term Pearland City Council Member, is running in Brazoria County for a countywide position as Judge for County Court at Law No.1 and Probate Court. Former Councilman Hill is running as a Republican in the March 6, 2018 Republican Primary. If elected, Greg Hill will be the …

WIC activates disaster procedures to aid flood victims

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The Texas Women, Infants, and Children program is implementing special procedures in the wake of the unprecedented flooding due to Hurricane Harvey. The special procedures will allow people to easily enroll and receive food and infant formula benefits, breastfeeding support, and referrals for shelter and other resources. Disaster victims will …