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Tour de Lites to celebrate 25 years

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The 25th annual Tour de Lites Family Bike Ride will be Saturday, Dec. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is hosted by Keep Pearland Beautiful, and participants enjoy a 1.5 hour evening recreational bike ride to view Christmas lights. A hayride will be available for …

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Portrait of mayor to hang in Reid Library

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Mayor Tom Reid has been framed and he is happy about it. An official portrait of the mayor will hang in Tom Reid Library. The unveiling was held recently at the site. Artist Vicky Gooch was there and introduced the Mayor at the presentation. Gooch, a portrait …

AMACC seeking banquet volunteers

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers for their upcoming 2019 Banquet. The first committee meeting for the event is Dec. 5 at 3:30 p.m. at the chamber at 105 W. Willis in Alvin. Duties for the volunteers include decision making on décor and design, …

Tree lighting to follow 2nd Parade of Lights

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Manvel residents are invited to join Mayor Debra Davison as she lights the official Manvel Christmas tree Dec. 8. The lighting will follow the city’s 2nd Annual Parade of Lights which will begin at 6 p.m. Float participants will line up by 5 p.m. but have the …

Council hosts three public hearings before meeting

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Three public hearings were held Dec. 3, at the meeting of the Manvel City Council at City Hall. The three hearings were to hear input from the public regarding an ordinance of the city finding and determining that public convenience and necessity no longer require the continued …

Blanchard receives 5 Star Spirit Award

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Katy Blanchard is an asset to the City Friendswood’s Parks and Recreation Department. Always smiling and happy to help, Blanchard is the Recreational Specialist in the department as well as the in-house graphic designer. Her work and success stories were noticed by a co-worker who nominated her …

Santa in Park, Christmas parade Saturday

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The 2018 Home for the Holidays Christmas Lighted Parade in Friendswood will be Saturday, Dec. 8. The Friendswood Chamber of Commerce hosts the event. The parade route will begin on Heritage Drive and end at Stevenson Park for the Santa in the Park festivities. The 11th Annual …

Fees determined for EMS services

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The City of Friendswood and its residents are gearing up for a change in the cost of EMS services provided by Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department. Beginning in mid-January, residents will be paying for EMS services. The billing services will be handled by Emergicon Emergency Medical Consultants and …

MOPS holiday market to be two-day event

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Friendswood MOPS Holiday Market will be Nov. 30 from 5 – 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Over 45 local vendors and artisans will be offering items for sale in time to be wrapped and …

FHS alums plan first senior style show

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The first Winter Wonderland Senior Style Show is planned for Dec. 2 featuring seniors from Friendswood High School. The show is hosted by the Friendswood High School Alumni Association. The show will take place at McRee Ford in Dickinson. Students will be modeling clothes from Macy’s and …