Rep. Thompson announces Ekpanya dedication ceremony

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Representative Ed Thompson would like to notify friends and family of Pearland Police Officer Endy Ekpanya of a dedication ceremony for the “Officer Endy Ekpanya Memorial Highway,” following the passage of HB 938 during the 85th Legislative Session. This memorial highway will keep the legacy of Officer Ekpanya’s devoted service …

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Departments return to City Hall Complex

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Departments have begun moving back in to the renovated City Hall and City Hall Annex. Called now the City Hall Complex, the area has been under renovation and departments have been operating in temporary quarters. Public meetings have returned to Council Chambers as well as City Council …

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Rotary has successful Reverse Draw

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By KAROLYN GEPHART “White Linen Night” was the theme for this year’s Reverse Draw fundraiser by the Friendswood Rotary Club. The event was held April 7 at Hope Lutheran Church in Friendswood. Only 300 tickets were sold for a chance to win $10,000 in gold. The winner was Mike Foreman …

Front Porch Series begins April 13

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Music and fun will be presented Friday, April 13 at the Frank J. Brown Heritage Museum at 108 Skyview Terrace from 7 to 9 p.m. Hosted by the Friends of Downtown Friendswood, it’s the first of three in the Front Porch Series in Friendswood in April. Country …

Tip on FISD alert system ends in arrest

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The FISD program, “See Something, Say Something” is not only being used, it helped solve a serious situation that landed in an immediate arrest recently. “See Something, Say Something” is the new FISD alert system for anonymous reporting that was put into use this new year. On …

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Annual Walk for Clean Water

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Brittany Harris, Friendswood High School student, hosted her annual Walk For Water April 8 in Stevenson Park in Friendswood to raise money for water wells in Africa. She had over 100 walkers and raised over $10,500 for clean water. Overall, this year she has raised over $34,000 which is enough …

ACC Regent candidates to participate in forum

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The two candidates for the Alvin Community College Board of Regents will take questions from voters during candidate forums on April 12 and April 17. Challenger Lloyd Cox faces two-term incumbent ‘Bel Sanchez on the May 5 election. Kam Marvel and Dr. Jim Crumm will run unopposed for positions 1 …

Manvel Library hosts Community Food Drive

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Manvel Library is hosting a Community Food Drive. The library has teamed up with The Well on Masters Road to collect food for local families in need. Non-perishable items can be brought to the library located at 20514 Hwy. 6 in Manvel. The Well on Masters …

Council studying food trucks for future

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Food trucks are subject of importance to members of the Manvel City Council. The council has begun background research into a food truck ordinance. This ordinance would determine how the popular roving eateries can sell in the city. Councilmembers are researching what they want an ordinance to …

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Council to hear, approves development for area

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Manvel has much news in what is coming in the future, according to Manvel City Council. The Las Vegas-based developers of the Meridiana subdivision have plans to expand into Manvel soon. In 2010, the Council approved the developer’s plans, including a mechanism to reimburse the developer for …