PEDC Buchanan named 1 of 50 top developers

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By Karolyn Gephart   Pearland Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) president Matt Buchanan has been named to the 2019 list of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers.  The economic developers selected were nominated by their peers in both the economic development industry and the site consultant community. The list reflects individuals selected for excellent …

Vet given home in Pomona from nonprofit group

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V By Karolyn Gephart US Army Specialist Jeremy Visbal and his family have a new home in Manvel, thanks to Building Homes for Heroes. The national nonprofit builds and modifies home to gift mortgage-free to wounded veterans and their families. Recently, a ceremony to honor Visbal and his family was …

Pearland Troop 404 has 9 Eagle Scout cross

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Pearland Troop 404 has 9 Eagle Scouts cross By Karolyn Gephart Boy Scout Troop 404 has made history in Pearland. The Troop recently had its largest number of Scouts cross Eagle at one time. An Eagle Court of Honor was held for nine boys receiving the honor in Pearland. Troop …

Lions Club fundraiser success for hunters

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Participants in Hunter’s Night Out May 18 at Bass Pro Shop had 130 happy hunters after 130 guns were matched with the ticket numbers drawn for the prizes at SH 288 and the Beltway in Pearland. Hosted by the Manvel-Iowa Colony Lions Club, the annual 130 guns …

Manvel Mayor proclaims Flood Awareness Week

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Mayor Debra Davison proclaimed May 20-24 as Flood Awareness Week in Manvel at the May 20 meeting of the Manvel City Council. Council held a workshop session on drainage requested by Councilmember Larry Akery. In the council’s regular agenda, the resolution of the city acknowledging review of …

New council to be welcomed, sworn in June 3

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By KAROLYN GEPHART A reception honoring a councilmember for her service and welcoming newly elected and re-elected city officials will take place June 3 at Manvel City Hall at 6 p.m. Planned originally for the May 20 meeting of council, the ceremony was postponed due to Davis’ absence from the …

Youth readers needed for July council video

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Calling all school aged kids in Friendswood. Readers are needed for a video at City Hall. Since 2016, during the July Friendswood City Council meeting, the Declaration of Independence was read on video. The 2019 video will be all individual school-aged kids–one per family. The individual pieces will be recorded …

Community invited to Memorial Day Ceremony

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Everyone is invited to the Friendswood Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial, next to City Hall. The ceremony also includes patriotic music and a tribute to each branch of the military. Immediately following the ceremony, a group photograph will be …

11th Pocket Pear planned for June 8

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The 11th Annual Pocket Pear Texas Hold’em and Casino Night will be held on Saturday, June 8 at the Pearland Lions Club from 6 to 11:30 p.m. The annual event raises funds for the Joe Miller Environmental Scholarship Fund and Keep Pearland Beautiful programs and is hosted …

PEDC 2018 annual report showcases economic growth and infrastructure improvement

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The Pearland Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) released its 2018 annual report, providing a summary of activities the PEDC has accomplished throughout the previous year. According to the report, 2018 saw economic growth with a record $22.5 million in sales tax revenue, and PEDC’s partnerships with the companies mentioned in this …