City of Manvel expands community involvement

In News by Reporter NewsLeave a Comment

By LYNN SHIGEKAWA The City of Manvel is working hard to engage its citizens in helping to grow the community into a vital and well-functioning operation. Hurricane Harvey gave Manvel officials, responders and citizens a reminder of how important communication can be during a crisis as well as during normal …

View Post

Alvin ISD dedicates new elementary school

In News by Reporter NewsLeave a Comment

Alvin ISD staff, students, school board members, parents, and community members filled the cafeteria on Oct. 12, for a special dedication at Shirley Dill Brothers Elementary School. Over 600 people gathered at the new campus to honor its namesake, retired educator and administrator Shirley Brothers. The new campus is located …

View Post

MPD announces winners in its annual cook-off

In News by Reporter NewsLeave a Comment

By LYNN SHIGEKAWA Michelle Vela, communications supervisor/records clerk for the Manvel Police Department, shared the results of the annual fund raising cook-off: “We estimate about 300 to 400 people throughout the Manvel community and surrounding area came out to support us. There were close to 100 toys collected and over …

Rep. Thompson to host two TRS-Care info sessions

In News by Reporter NewsLeave a Comment

By KAROLYN GEPHART State Representative Ed Thompson is hosting informational sessions on TRS-Care for Teacher Retirement System retirees in October in Alvin and Pearland. The sessions in Alvin will be on Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. and in Pearland on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 9:30 – 11 …

View Post

Pink Heals Tour to roll into Pearland

In News by Reporter NewsLeave a Comment

By KAROLYN GEPHART If Pearland residents see pink firetrucks or pink patrol cars in the city, it’s all part of the Pink Heals Tour. The City of Pearland and the Pearland Fire Department welcome the Pink Heals Tour on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the …

Early voting has 10 locations for Nov. 7 election

In News by Reporter NewsLeave a Comment

By KAROLYN GEPHART Early voting for the Nov. 7 Constitutional Amendment Election begins on Oct. 23, with seven proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution, whose fate will be determined by voters all over the state. In Brazoria County, the Elections Office will debut the County’s new Hart Verity voting system. …

Tickets on sale for 2nd Annual Sportsman Raffle

In News by Reporter NewsLeave a Comment

By KAROLYN GEPHART Tickets are on sale now for the 2nd Annual Sportsman Raffle Nov. 7 from 6 – 8 p.m. at County Line Event Center in Pearland. The event is once again sponsored by the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce. The food is great but it is the prizes that …

Harvest Fest offers variety of fun Oct. 21

In News by Reporter NewsLeave a Comment

By KAROLYN GEPHART Harvest Fest is planned for Friendswood Saturday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church at 1207 Winding Way Dr. The Friendswood community is invited and events are planned for all ages. Food trucks will offer a range of food delights …

Carousel Park to honor City’s first responders, volunteers

In News by Reporter NewsLeave a Comment

By KAROLYN GEPHART Hurricane Harvey postponed many things in and around Friendswood and the plans for the City’s Carousel Project is one of those things. The Friendswood of Downtown Friendswood Association along with Keep Friendswood Beautiful presented information about the Carousel Project to Friendswood City Council on Aug. 7. FDFA …