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Hope Village to host Vegas Casino Night

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Las Vegas arrives in Friendswood Aug. 18 when Hope Village and Ron Carter Cadillac present Welcome to Fabulous Hope Lounge Casino from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The annual Hope Lounge 2018 fundraiser benefits The Foundation for Hope Village, a nonprofit organization providing superior and affordable care for …

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New Little Free Library placed in Friendswood

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By KAROLYN GEPHART A new Little Free Library has been set up in Friendswood. It’s onsite outside of Hope Lutheran Church off FM 518 and can be seen from the road. Filled with books to begin its program, the little red library is a take a book, return a book …

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Clear the Shelter to be held in Friendswood

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Giving a shelter animal a forever home has never been easier in Friendswood than it will be Aug. 18. Clear the Shelter will take place at the Friendswood Animal Control on Saturday, Aug. 18 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. It’s all part of National Adopt a …

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Park Phase 1 to be complete by October

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Construction in Phase 1 of Independence Park is soon coming to an end. The Independence Park Improvement Project should see Phase 1 being completed by October 2018. Work in the park began October 2017. Work is currently underway on key areas of the project that require electricity. …

Council presented school zone changes for new year

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By KAROLYN GEPHART School zone changes were discussed at the Pearland City Council meeting Aug. 13. The first and only reading of the ordinance’s amendments to certain times and limits for school zones established for vehicles using the provisions of the Texas Transportation Code. City staff had contacted Pearland ISD, …

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Proposed city budget talks begin

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By KAROLYN GEPHART City officials in Pearland are working on the budget for the new fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. The proposed budget was discussed recently and a budget meeting schedule was created. Budget discussions will take place at City Hall Aug. 18, 20 and 27, if a third …

Annexation part of development for Lakes of Savannah

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Annexation was once again on the agenda for Pearland City Council at their regular meeting Aug. 13 but this time it involved Lakes of Savannah. At the meeting, council discussed an ordinance to approve the annexation of approximately 31.42 acres by Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. …

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Alvin ISD gala set for Sept. 15

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The Alvin ISD Education Foundation will hold its gala, “Celebrating 20 Years of Giving” on Sept. 15 at 6:00 p.m. at South Shore Harbour Resort. Proceeds from the gala benefit Alvin ISD students and staff and help fund Innovative Teaching Grants, Scholarships, exciting programs like the Alvin ISD Book Bus …

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Economic climate, growth discussed in Manvel

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Mayor Debra Davison and the MEDC staff met with Betty Russo of the Governor’s Office recently to discuss Manvel’s economic climate and growth. Later the MEDC met in a regularly scheduled meeting to review the outcomes of the meeting. MEDC will also sponsor a Chamber Connections breakfast …

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Clear the Shelter to be held in Friendswood

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By KAROLYN GEPHART National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is being celebrated in Friendswood with the Clear the Shelter event at Friendswood Animal Control on Saturday, Aug. 18 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. For the first time, volunteers and staff at Friendswood Animal Control will participate in the nationwide …