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Canine Actress Adopted!

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Friendswood Animal Shelter resident, Felicity is now known as Sandy, her stage name. She recently starred as Sandy, the canine star in “Annie,” the end of summer show at The Purple Box in Friendswood. Annie, portrayed by Vanessa March, age 8, shared the stage with the only real orphan in …

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Second annual ice cream social set for Labor Day

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Friendswood residents are invited to step back in time at the 2nd Annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social sponsored and hosted by Friends of Downtown Friendswood Association (FDFA) and Friendswood Historical Society on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Frank J. …

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Manvel Economic Dev. Corp. joins Chamber

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By LYNN SHIGEKAWA Manvel Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) joined the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce and took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony last week. Council Member Place #5 Jason Albert also serves as president of the MEDC. He brings a unique perspective to the position because he is fully …

Meal packing event will help Pearland, Haiti

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By KAROLYN GEPHART A Meal Packing Event to stop local hunger as well as abroad in countries with food need is being held for Pearland as part of the Living the Dream Foundation. The goal is to raise $25,000 and assemble approximately 70,000 meals for both the local community and …

Volunteers needed for city water garden

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Pearland volunteers are needed to assist in the installation of a water-smart garden at the Parks Maintenance Building on Orange Street. The water garden is part of projects selected for the monthly Natural Resources Volunteer workday. The day was created to provide an opportunity for the public …

Pearland staff present proposed budget of $280 million

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The City of Pearland’s Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget was presented at the first budget meeting Aug. 12 at the Public Safety Building. It was the first of several months of Council budget meetings, public hearings and workshops that will be held before City Council will adopt a …

School zone changes move into place

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The City Council of Pearland is establishing school zone speed limits using the provisions of the Texas Transportation Code and extending certain times and limits upon certain streets and highways in the City. The second and final reading of the ordinance was completed at the Council meeting …

City changes meeting schedule

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By LYNN SHIGEKAWA In the June 12 city council meeting, council member Wilmer requested consideration and possible action directing staff on changing the City Council Meeting nights from the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month to the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month and moving the PD&Z meetings …

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Alvin ISD hosts new teacher induction

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By LYNN SHIGEKAWA Shadow Creek High School in Pearland was the site for the Alvin ISD three day New Teacher Induction programming designed to give all new teachers the information they need to start the 2017-18 school year. The theme of the event was “Share your story, create your legacy.” …

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Manvel mayor attends regional health expo

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By LYNN SHIGEKAWA The Healthy Families, Healthy Communities Expo region-wide community event was held at the Lake Jackson Civic Center on Saturday for expectant mothers, young parents and their families in South Texas. The expo and was designed to engage the entire family—from youngest to oldest—through education, demonstrations and information …