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Pearland girl becomes first to join Boy Scouts in City, area

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By KAROLYN GEPHART A Pearland 13-year-old is the first girl to become a member of the Boy Scouts of America in the City of Pearland as well as in the Bay Area Council. Mackenzie Albee has joined the Boy Scout program chartered by Pearland First United Methodist Church. The church …

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Fenwick Nature Center to have grand opening

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The City of Pearland is hosting a grand opening of the Delores Fenwick Nature Center Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The new center is located at 5750 Magnolia Parkway in Pearland and the John Hargrove Environmental Complex. Activities include the Jamison Middle School …

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County Master Gardeners to host 21st Annual Plant Sale

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The 21st Annual Spring Plant Sale at Brazoria County Environmental Education Station will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 2. The sale is free and open to the public. The sale will offer a variety of plants that are tried and true for Brazoria …

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HomeTown Bank Celebrates Rasmussen’s 20th Anniversary

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HomeTown Bank held a celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 13 recognizing Allan Rasmussen Jr.’s 20th anniversary as a member of the Hometown Bank team. Allan began his career at the bank in 1999, and currently serves as Senior Executive Vice President at the Friendswood bank located at 601 S. Friendswood Drive. …

Chamber to offer six scholarships for area graduates

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Six scholarships are available for area 2019 graduates from the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce. Scholarships of $1,000 each will be given to three graduates from Clear Brook High School and three graduates from Friendswood High School. Applicants must be a graduating student from either high school and …

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FEF gala successful with ‘New York, New York’ theme

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The FISD Education Foundation (FEF) hosted its annual gala Feb. 16, at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Houston. The theme was “New York, New York” and with elaborate sets and designs filling the Texas Ballroom, guests felt like they had travelled to the Big Apple for a …

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Simple Recycling coming to Friendswood March 4

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Friendswood residents will soon receive orange recycling bags in their mailbox. The bags are for the new program launched by Keep Friendswood Beautiful called “Simple Recycling.” Beginning March 4, at no cost to the city or residents, you can fill up your orange bag(s) and place it on the ground …

Council meeting includes workshop, public hearing

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By KAROLYN GEPHART February is National African American History Month and Mayor Debra Davison and City Council of Manvel proclaimed the event in Manvel at their council meeting held Feb. 19 at City Hall. Prior to the meeting, council held a workshop to discuss and update the development of the …

Governor Greg Abbott appoints four to State Board

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Melissa Skillern, D.P.T. of Manvel has been appointed to the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for a term set to expire on Jan. 31, 2025. The appointment was given by Governor Greg Abbott. The board licenses and regulates the practice of physical therapy. Additionally, the Governor …

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Music Fest moves to Stevenson Park

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Plans are underway for the biggest and best Texas Music Fest, the local event that celebrates Texas Independence. Set for Saturday, March 2, the fourth annual Country Music studded event will spread out in Stevenson Park for the first time. Co-headliners Roger Creager and William Clark Green …