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Neighbors floundering after bus route cuts

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By NICOLE JONES A decision by Alvin ISD to cut bus services to some students hasn’t gone over well with parents. Parents in Rodeo Palms subdivision who live within a 2-mile radius of their children’s schools said they received notices in mid-July that their bus riders would now be walkers. …

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Purple Monkey Fun Run to benefit AISD scholarships 

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Purple Monkey Fun Run to benefit AISD scholarship  By Karolyn Gephart Entries are being taken now for the 15th Annual BENeezy Purple Monkey Fun Run to be held August 31, 2019 at Alvin High School at 802 S Johnson St. All proceeds from the event go toward the Benjamin James …

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Mayor to drainage districts: ‘We need your help’

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By NICOLE JONES On the edge of what promises to be enormous growth, the City of Manvel faces enormous challenges when it comes to drainage, the city’s mayor told an assemble of drainage district representatives Aug. 15. At a specially called “drainage forum,” Manvel Mayor Debra Davison  asked representatives of …

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Business Expo, Taste of Town is Oct. 3

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By NICOLE JONES Company have begun signing up for the annual Business Expo and Taste of the Town, scheduled this  year on Oct. 3 at The Knights of Columbus Hall in Alvin. Hosted by the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce, the expo is 2 to 7 p.m. with the theme, …

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City OKs revisions, trails committee

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By NICOLE JONES Manvel City Council approved revisions to its subdivision requirements and design criteria at its Aug. 5 meeting. Revisions to the subdivision rules include streamlining in some areas. “We’ve looked at some of the areas in which additional meetings or requirements have been included,” City Manager Kyle explained. …

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Manvel dealing with short, long-term growth

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By NICOLE JONES Site work is under way for a planned expansion of Manvel City Hall on Highway 6 to serve the city’s immediate growth needs while city leaders continue to think long-term. Manvel purchased 150 acres near state Hwy. 288 to be used for a future municipal center as …

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City seeking collaboration on drainage

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By NICOLE JONES Manvel city officials said they look forward to working with other entities to tackle current issues and plan for the future. Stormwater management has remained a priority of many communities after Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on the Gulf Coast in August 2017. “We’re building a city, and …

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EMS honors longtime volunteer, namesake

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By NICOLE JONES It was the end of an era this summer, as EMS volunteer Hallie Booth closed the book on 33 years of community service. But her retirement didn’t come before Brazoria County Emergency Services District No. 3 decided its new EMS training facility would be officially named the …

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Grand Parkway input accepted until Aug. 12

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By Nicole Jones Public input regarding a possible delay of sections of Grand Parkway — including the one connecting I-45 to state Hwy. 288 —  will continue until Aug. 12. The Texas Department of Transportation’s proposed 10-year-plan beginning in 2020 lists four toll road projects throughout the state that are …

The Well honors two volunteers

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by Karolyn Gephart   Richard Arriaga, Director of The Well Food Pantry in Manvel, announced two Volunteers of the Month, Travis Griffith and Beatriz Pedroza. They were chosen out of more than 54 volunteers that Arriaga describes as “high spirited and enthusiastic.” Recently, volunteers at The Well served 305 families, including …