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Council approves new Trail Task Force

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By Karolyn Gephart Appointments to the Trails Task Force Advisory Committee was approved at the Manvel City Council meeting Monday, September 16 at City Hall. Appointed members include Brian Wilmer, Dan Davis, Angela Vickerman, and Dorothy Wynne. The new Committee was just formed but members hope to do four things: …

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Few booths remain for Business Expo

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By Karolyn Gephart Limited spots are still available but going quickly for the Business Expo and Taste of the Town hosted by the Alvin/Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce. The event is set for Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 2 to 7 pm at Knights of Columbus Hall at 129 County …

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Council discusses budget, taxes, burn ban

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By Karolyn Gephart A public hearing was held prior to the City Council meeting September 16, 2019 at City Hall. The public input was collected for or against a proposed replat of Meridiana Parkway Phase 7. During the regular meeting, the first and final reading was done regarding approving and …

District No. 3 to host class on laws affecting ESDs

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By Karolyn Gephart Brazoria County Emergency Services District No. 3 is hosting a class on September 23 about laws that affect Emergency Service Districts. The class is Laws Affecting Emergency Services Districts and will be held at 6 pm in Liberty Alumni Hall at Alvin ISD Freedom Field. Administrative Law Attorney …

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MPD BBQ Cookoff to be bigger, better

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By Karolyn Gephart The 8th Annual Manvel Police Association BBQ Cookoff will take place September 27-28, 2019 at 19710 Hwy 6 across from Manvel High School. The event benefits Blue Santa, Toys for Tots, and the Manvel Police Department. Cookoff teams will be competing in the following categories: brisket, chili, …

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Manvel Council holds 2 public hearings, special meeting

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By Karolyn Gephart A Special City Council meeting was held September 9 at City Hall beginning at 6 pm at Manvel City Hall at 20025 Highway 6 in Manvel.. A second public hearing to gather input on the 2019 tax year proposed property tax rate for the City of Manvel …

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Skull decorating contest begins at Manvel Library

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By Karolyn Gephart A 2019 Sugar Skull Decoration Contest will be held this year at the Manvel Branch Library and everyone is invited to compete. It’s part of the Brazoria County Library System, the Brazoria County Historical Museum and the Brazoria County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s plan to recognize Dia …

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Council holds hearings on proposed tax rate, budget

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By Karolyn Gephart The City Council of Manvel held a public hearing for input on the 2019 tax year proposed property tax rate for the city Tuesday, September 3 at City Hall. A tax rate of $0.64000 per $100 valuation had been proposed for adoption. This rate exceeds the lower …

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TxDOT approves funding for Grand Parkway project

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By Karolyn Gephart Both Galveston and Brazoria County officials are reporting great news for their areas from TxDOT.  On August 29, 2019, TxDOT officials approved the 2020 Unified Transportation Program(UTP), including the funding of the Grand Parkway (SH99) project. The Galveston County Commissioners Court passed a resolution in support of …

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Manvel Council sets dates for public hearings on tax rate

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By Karolyn Gephart Two public hearings were set to hear about the the Preliminary Tax Rate for 2019 approved by Manvel City Council at their recent City Council meeting. The first public hearing will be Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 7 pm and the following public hearing will be Monday, …