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Memorial Day Ceremony planned for city

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Memorial Day will be celebrated in Friendswood with their annual Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday, May 28 at 10 a.m. The event takes place at the Veteran’s Memorial, next to City Hall at 910 S. Friendswood Drive. Newly elected Mayor and retired astronaut Mike Foreman will deliver the …

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FHS students asked for downtown input

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Community input about downtown Friendswood now and in the future is being collected to get ideas on how to create a family friendly area with beautiful streetscapes and unique businesses. When planning the future, landscape architects working on collecting the data went to a source that will …

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Four oaks on Friendswood Drive to be saved

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Friendswood is a city known for its beautiful trees with many parts of the city lined with oaks. When the Albritton Soil Yard closed downtown and the piles of soil were no longer there on South Friendswood Drive, what still remained were four large beautiful oak trees. …

Area leaders send condolences to Santa Fe ISD

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Notes of concern and sympathy were expressed by neighboring districts and cities Friday, May 18 after Santa Fe High School had ten people killed, along with multiple injuries, from a teen gunman on campus. Minutes after school began Friday, the shooter entered the building and walked into …

288 Corridor plan includes beautification

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Plans are underway for the beautification of the 288 Corridor. It is part of the 288 Corridor Master Improvements Plan. The Master Plan is being implemented by the Pearland Economic Development Corporation, the City of Pearland and Pearland Municipal Management District No. 2 (PMMD2). Managed toll lanes …

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City welcomes three new businesses

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Three major businesses employing large numbers of area workers are newly completed in Pearland. FloWorks International completed construction recently on its 225,000-square-foot warehouse and operations facility on a 41-acre site, located at 3730 S. Main. The business is a leading specialty supplier of pipe, valves, fittings and …

Development continues to be topic for Manvel

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Housing developments and city projects are topics currently in Manvel. Manvel’s housing developments continue to boom while the commercial sector builds potential, according to City officials. The city issued five commercial permits this year. The largest permit was for Big Horn BBQ which gave the commercial sector …

Community comes together for evening of prayer

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By KAROLYN GEPHART After the tragic shootings at Santa Fe High School, Manvel Mayor Debra Davison felt that as a neighboring sister city, the City of Manvel should show their respect. After a telephone call to Pastor Jason Lee at the Church on Masters Road, that idea became a reality …

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Wilder students break their own plastic bag collection record

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A huge congratulations to all of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Wolves who contributed to the plastic bag recycling competition. Wilder, an elementary school in Pearland, broke their previous record with a whopping 60,000+ plastic bags! On May 3 representatives from HEB Plus! Pearland and Keep Pearland Beautiful picked up the …

YEC application deadline approaches

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Students in four area schools are invited to join Pearland Youth Environmental Council. Applications are being accepted through May 31 for the 2018-2019 year. Applicants must be entering sophomore, junior or senior year at one of the four area high schools, Dawson High School, Pearland High School, …