Under the Oaks is back for a second year

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Friendswood ISD is happy to invite the community to attend the second annual Under the Oaks celebration. The event will be held on Thursday, Aug. 9 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in front of the Friendswood Schools Museum. It will be an evening of fellowship for the students, parents, …

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Council discusses flooding solutions model

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By KAROLYN GEPHART A model to investigate flooding issue solutions has been chosen by a sub committee in the City of Friendswood and was presented to council at their regular meeting Aug. 6 at City Hall. The subcommittee members reviewed a proposal by Rice University professor Dr. Philip B. Bedient. …

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Construction around Pearland continues

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Fite Road is having section 2 undergo asphalt pavement repairs from Keithwood Drive to Harkey Road. Completion is expected in 4-6 weeks. Flagmen and traffic control devices will be used to regulate closures in the area. Construction is continuing on the new John Hargrove Environmental Complex. The …

SH 288 road project accelerates

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By KAROLYN GEPHART An official interlocal agreement between the City of Pearland, Brazoria County and Brazoria County Toll Road Authority (BCTRA) is accelerating the SH 288 Northbound Frontage Road project to have an earlier start by 5 to 6 years. Recently, city council approved the agreement that would add the …

Judges needed for BBQ, Chili cook off

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Judges are needed for the upcoming 7th Annual Manvel Police Association BBQ & Chili Cook Off. Held each year as a benefit, this year’s event will be Sept. 28-29 at 19710 Hwy. 6, across from Manvel High School. Judges are needed to judge brisket, ribs, desserts and …

Improvements, future plans to park continue

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By KAROLYN GEPHART In Manvel news, the Croix Park vision continues to grow. Recently, the Parks and Recreation Board met to discuss the schematics for the proposed improvements at Croix Park. The Events Task Force members attended the meeting The board has been actively considering a set of recommendations to …

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Old fashioned ice cream social to change sites

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Friendswood residents are invited to the third annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social at its new location for this year only. The social will be at the Stevenson Park Gazebo from 3 to 5 p.m. on Labor Day, Sept. 3. For two years the event had been …

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FISD presents new safety action plan to Board

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Safety was the top priority at a meeting in Friendswood ISD July 30. Superintendent Thad Roher presented the School Safety Action Plan recommendations to the Board of Trustees where the Board discussed and deliberated each recommendation. Erich Kreiter, Executive Director of FISD Safety and Operations prepared a …

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City to host Community Development Forum

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The City of Pearland will have a Community Development Forum Aug. 14 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Westside Event Center. The forum will give the community a chance to meet the city development team. Westside Event Center is located at 2150 Country Place Parkway in Pearland. …

County Commissioners to consider ETJ petitions

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Two petitions from ETJs in Pearland will be the topics for a public hearing by the Brazoria County Commissioner’s Court in Angleton Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 9 a.m. The petitions are requesting the creation of new emergency services districts (ESDs) and were filed by residents in the …