KPB to give 5 gallon trees for Arbor Day

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Native trees will be given away for Arbor Day at the Stella Roberts Recycling Center at 5800 Magnolia Street on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The annual Arbor Day Tree Giveaway is sponsored by Keep Pearland Beautiful. Each Pearland family can receive two …

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Pearland hosts first Celebration of Unity Festival

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The 1st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration of Unity was held in Pearland Jan. 13, from 3 – 7 p.m. at the Pearland Town Center Pavilion. The event allowed the community to gather in fellowship to continue the recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It …

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Snow is coming to Pearland at Winterfest

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The 22nd Annual Winterfest is coming and there will be snow. The popular winter event will be Saturday, Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pearland Recreation Center & Natatorium at 4141 Bailey Road in Pearland. Parking is free with a shuttle to the event …

Improvement projects to be completed early

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Several improvement projects in Pearland will be completed ahead of schedule, according to city officials. The projects include Linwood, East Orange and Old Alvin Drainage and Roadways Improvement Project. The roads have been reopened to two-way traffic. The paving and all drainage work has been completed along …

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Celebrating 50 Years

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Dick Daugird of Friendswood is celebrating 50 years of being a State Farm Agent. He celebrated the event recently with his customers and his Lighthouse Charity Team volunteers at the Friendswood location on FM 528. The lighthouse shaped building is easy to locate and a big tent with catered food, …

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3rd grader as national spokesman gets playground for school

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BY KAROLYN GEPHART A new playground is coming to Bales Intermediate and third grade student Jax Van Reenen is part of the reason it is being given to the campus in Friendswood ISD. Van Reenen is the national spokesperson for a kindness campaign by Kids for Peace, based in California. …

Suspect identified in Friendswood bank robbery

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Friendswood Police need the public’s help locating the man who robbed the Texan bank in Friendswood on Dec. 21. Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the bank robber. Police investigators have identified the bank robber as …

Filing has begun for City positions

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Filing has begun for the General Election in Friendswood scheduled for May 5. Filing began Jan. 17 and will end at 5 p.m. Feb. 16. Positions in the election include Mayor and Council Positions 1 and 3. Currently in these positions are Mayor Kevin Holland, Steve Rockey …

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FISD Foundation posts 2018 grant program online

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Friendswood ISD Adopt a Grant program has begun for 2018 and all grants have been posted online recently at www.fisdfoundation.com. Grants are requests by FISD teachers for funding to purchase specific items to supplement their students’ learning. The Education Foundation empowers teachers by recognizing and supporting …

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Mayor’s Message

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Happy New Year and what a Happy New Year it is! It is, of course, another new day in Manvel, Texas. Welcome: Council met in December to discuss hiring someone for Communication Services. I am delighted to announce that we have engaged Lora-Marie Bernard with MuniMedia to develop and manage …