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Starlight Outreach assists local shelters with heartworm treatments

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Help is on the way for shelter dogs who have heartworms. Starlight Outreach and Rescue, a Friendswood-area nonprofit organization, is raising funds to help offset the cost of treatment to help increase the odds of adoption for heartworm positive pets. The organization is currently working with Friendswood …

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Bales hosts ribbon cutting for new playground

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By KAROLYN GEPHART A new playground challenge course and Peace Garden had a ribbon cutting recently on the Bales Intermediate campus in Friendswood ISD. The new playground and garden were part of a partnering project with Kids for Peace organization and FISD. The organization’s Kind Coins campaign was launched to …

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Work of two young potters to benefit Special Olympics

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Buy special pottery at Silver Bee Boutique in Friendswood and donate through the purchase to Special Olympics. Two Guys and a Wheel Pottery will be on sale through the end of February at the Silver Bee Boutique at Captain’s Corner Shopping Center. The two guys are artists …

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FISD bus driver helps riders affected by Harvey

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By KAROLYN GEPHART For many school aged children, the first person they interact with after leaving home for school is their bus driver. These drivers serve important roles setting the tone and mood for the day as well as providing a safe passage to and from school. Driver Naomi “Kitty” …

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Reid presents the State of City Address

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The financial health, growth of the city, and public safety were three topics discussed by Mayor Tom Reid at the annual State of the City Address given recently at the First Church in Pearland. Reid spoke to approximately 400 who attended the luncheon hosted by the Pearland …

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Six AISD artists win for HLSR rodeo art

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Six Alvin ISD student artists received awards at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for their rodeo artwork. Manvel High School artist Anna Chemplayil made rodeo art history for Alvin ISD. Her artwork was chosen as a Colored Drawing Reserve Class Champion for the HLSR auction on …

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AISD new College, Career campus to have dedication

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The JB Hensler College and Career Academy in Alvin ISD will have a dedication on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. The campus is located at 7381 Lewis Lane in Manvel. The new campus was part of the $245 million bond in November 2015 and was completed …

AISD rapid growth addressed by Citizens’ Advisory Committee

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On the evening of Feb. 12, Dr. Buck Gilcrease, Alvin ISD Superintendent, was at Manvel Junior High, along with about 150 others for the first meeting of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC). Some of the questions posed by committee members during this meeting included, “How will Alvin ISD provide facilities …

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Manvel Valentine event huge success

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Manvel Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association’s first “Be My Valentine” Dinner Date Night was a huge success with the CPAAA selling all the pre-sale tickets for the event. The holiday event was Saturday, Feb. 10 at the County Line Event Center in Pearland. Dinner, dancing to …

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Join the fun Feb. 17 for the 2018 BACH Roll ‘N Stroll

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County-wide, people are gearing up to participate in the 2018 BACH Roll ‘N Stroll! Individuals, companies, families, volunteers, and supporters will join in the festivities to celebrate the achievements of special needs kids on Feb. 17 in the ballroom of the Lake Jackson Civic Center. All proceeds will benefit BACH …