MOPS holiday market to be two-day event

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Friendswood MOPS Holiday Market will be Nov. 30 from 5 – 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Over 45 local vendors and artisans will be offering items for sale in time to be wrapped and …

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FHS alums plan first senior style show

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The first Winter Wonderland Senior Style Show is planned for Dec. 2 featuring seniors from Friendswood High School. The show is hosted by the Friendswood High School Alumni Association. The show will take place at McRee Ford in Dickinson. Students will be modeling clothes from Macy’s and …

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MAD Kidz Club formed to provide service

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Kids can make a difference in Friendswood ISD and a group of seven at Bales Intermediate are on their way to show how. The group, M.A.D. Kidz, is comprised of seven fourth-grade students at Bales Intermediate who are forming a club around the idea of Service Learning. …

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Holiday tour follows themes at homes

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The 52nd annual Home for the Holidays Christmas Home tour and Holiday Bazaar will be Nov. 17-18. Five large homes will be on the tour from 1-5 p.m. each day. Tickets are on sale now in Friendswood for the annual event. Each home will have a different …

KPB plans 2018 Tour de Lites

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The 25th annual Tour de Lites Family Bike Ride will be Saturday, Dec. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. The event this year, hosted by Keep Pearland Beautiful, will again be a 1.5 hour evening recreational bike ride to view Christmas lights. The ride will begin at …

Pearland to host TAAF Gridiron Skills

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) Gridiron Skills Challenge is coming to Pearland’s Veterans Sports Complex Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. Competitors will punt, pass, kick and sprint to advance to the championship games at the TAAF Winter Games of Texas in January. The four events …

Tickets on sale now for PCPAAA Gun Raffle

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Tickets are on sale now for the Sixth Annual Gun Raffle sponsored by the Pearland Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. The raffle will be December 15 and tickets will be available at Bass Pro Shops on Nov. 17 and Dec. 1, 8 and 15. Tickets are $10 …

Council meets, amends financial policy

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Pearland City Council recently discussed amending the City’s Comprehensive Financial Management Policy Statements to enhance the city’s long-term goal of maintaining fiscal health and stability at their Nov. 12 meeting at City Hall. In new business, the council discussed an ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2000M, the …

Alvin ISD community approves Bond and Tax Ratification Election

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On Nov. 6, the Alvin Independent School District community approved the Alvin ISD Bond with a 68.48% voting “FOR” and the Tax Ratification Election referendum with 53.09% voting “FOR”, based on unofficial election results. When asked about how this election will impact the District, Dr. Buck Gilcrease, Alvin ISD Superintendent …

City plans holiday events

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Plans are underway for the second annual Parade of Lights along with the official lighting of the Manvel Christmas tree. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 8. Float participants will line up by 5 p.m. but those with floats can come earlier to put their …